FOFF SCX10 in 100th Issue of RC Driver

RC Driver magazine has hit a milestone…………….their 100th issue is about to hit newstands. Axial would like to congratulate them on this historic feat, way to go guys!! One vehicle that is featured in this special 100th edition magazine is a custom formula offroad SCX10 that I built a few months back. I sent a sneak peek photo of this rig to Ty Giebel, the man behind this article, while it was in the build process. I instantly got a message back saying he wanted to do an article for RC Driver featuring this Rat Rod FOFF in a future edition of the magazine. It was tough to finish the build, knowing that the first squeeze of the trigger wasn’t going to be made by my hand. But, in end I couldn’t turn him down as I knew he would truly do this rig justice with a spectacular article and photos. Here’s a few teaser photos of the new 100th issue, and this Rat Rod FOFF build. There is more to come on this particular rig, but for now this will have to hold you over. If you want to see more, look for this issue at your local newstand.

Cover shot.


Cover page for article.


Last couple shots.



Axial Wraith Goes to BAJA 1000

Axial Wraith goes to the Baja 1000 - 2011
Axial Wraith goes to the Baja 1000 - 2011
Axial Wraith goes to the 44th Annual SCORE Baja 1000
My buddy Mark “Sarge” Schleipfer of Jackson Motorsports working in conjunction with BFGoodrich; drives an 18-wheeler for BFG Pit Support #3 for the Baja 1000. While he asked if I wanted to come work the pit for the week in Mexico, this year was not my year, but the Axial Wraith was up for the challenge for some down-time A&E. Abuse & Entertainment!

After the Wraith was riddled with tons of abuse, the only thing needed was just some freshy rubber.
Gary Moneypenny Baja 1000 - 2011
Gary Moneypenny, fastest airgun slinger in town and in all of Baja!

Axial Wraith goes to the Baja 1000 - 2011
While all the full-size rigs get pitted outside, the Axial Wraith gets the full in-side treatment!

Axial Wraith goes to the Baja 1000 - 2011
The Wraith will try about any obstacle for entertainment.

Axial Wraith goes to the Baja 1000 - 2011
The Axial Wraith got to stay at the nice digs of the Estero Beach Hotel

Axial Wraith goes to the Baja 1000 - 2011
The Axial Wraith heard there was some good track action, but had to come in for a service lap for speeding in the controlled speed pit area.
Axial Wraith goes to the Baja 1000 - 2011

Axial Wraith goes to the Baja 1000 - 2011
Then the Axial Wraith got to stretch its legs out on a makeshift R/C track!

Axial Wraith goes to the Baja 1000 - 2011
You can tell that Robby Gordon has been influenced by DAKAR!

WOW! 36-years of BFG racing in Baja!

BFGoodrich® Tires, the official tire of the SCORE Desert Racing Series, won its 25th overall SCORE Baja 1000 title, with Team BFGoodrich member and 2009 Driver Of The Year, Andy McMillin and his father Scott McMillin taking turns at the wheel. The McMillins finished the race in 14 hours and 51 minutes, averaging 47.12 miles per hour throughout the course. Their victory on BFGoodrich Baja T/A® KR tires marks BFGoodrich Tires’ 25th win in the last 26 years. BFGoodrich Tires also claimed eight of the top 10 overall spots.

44th Annual SCORE Baja 1000 Information
For the 37th time, the 692.82-mile course started in Ensenada and finished, for the 21st time, in Ensenada, extending over one of the most rugged courses in history through Baja, Calif. The race boasted 278 entries from 34 states and 16 countries that competed in 36 Pro and seven Sportsman classes for cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs. It is the oldest and best known of all desert races, and it remains the single most meaningful accomplishment for drivers. Since 1967, the preeminent desert race has been run over the mysterious and challenging Baja, Calif., peninsula, except in 1974 when the international fuel crisis forced a cancellation.
source: BFGoodrich

Andy McMillin
Scott McMillin
Axial Wraith goes to the Baja 1000 - 2011