Vanquish Products LaGuerra en Rocas Rojo

The Colorado Club recently got permission to use one of their best comp locations to host a national level event. Located near Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado this spot is a gold mine of terrain that’s absolutely perfect for R/C crawling. I crawled at this location for years before re-locating to SoCal. The rock there has so much traction that your rig will seem to defy gravity on some obstacles. So, for me, it was awesome to go back and crawl this incredible location again. Especially since this was the biggest event ever scheduled to take place any where in Colorado to date.

The back drop………………….Red Rocks Amphitheater.

red-rocks-comp-022

Gate placement was key throughout the weekend. If you couldn’t make a gate clean in your first few attempts, you needed to cut your losses and straddle that gate to finish inside the 4 minute limit.

red-rocks-comp-031

Highlights from the 2.2 comp on Saturday.

red-rocks-comp-034

red-rocks-comp-042

red-rocks-comp-046

Comp crawlers weren’t the only R/C’s on hand. There were a bunch a sweet scale rigs playing all weekend as well.

red-rocks-comp-032

San Diego driver Nabil Jamali on the bottom course.

red-rocks-comp-054

red-rocks-comp-058

red-rocks-comp-064

red-rocks-comp-069

red-rocks-comp-076

red-rocks-comp-079

red-rocks-comp-082

red-rocks-comp-086

3rd Place finisher Tim Magee doing work with his SWX Berg.

red-rocks-comp-096

red-rocks-comp-098

Live coverage was provided by RCCrawler.com and RCShortCourse.com.

red-rocks-comp-100

red-rocks-comp-104

red-rocks-comp-106

red-rocks-comp-122

red-rocks-comp-136

red-rocks-comp-141

Shifters Bar and Grill was on hand keeping all the competitors well fed.

red-rocks-comp-164

red-rocks-comp-163

You could even gamble between your runs on the Roulette wheel. Actually, the Colorado guys built this giant Vanquish turntable/spinning wheel that was variable speed. You had to drive onto it, while it was spinning, miss the gates on the wheel, and traverse the gates in the right direction to make it clean. Needless to say it was very tough to negotiate, but an exceptionally fun obstacle.

red-rocks-comp-168

Team Axial drivers Ed Rappleye and Brian Parker.

red-rocks-comp-169

red-rocks-comp-2181

red-rocks-comp-179

red-rocks-comp-192

red-rocks-comp-211

The top 5 shootout:

red-rocks-comp-231

red-rocks-comp-247

red-rocks-comp-252

red-rocks-comp-262

red-rocks-comp-270

red-rocks-comp-275

red-rocks-comp-299

red-rocks-comp-301

There was even an award for the guy who finished dead last, and it was bigger then the winner’s trophies!!

red-rocks-comp-307

For this event to be the first big comp ever held in Colorado it was awesome. The event ran smooth as silk for both days. I really didn’t hear any complaints or issues the whole weekend. Everyone had a great time and left with a smile on their face. I will definitely be back next year for sure!! Congrats to Axial Team Driver Jake “King Bling” Hallenbeck for taking the 2.2 win.

8 thoughts on “Vanquish Products LaGuerra en Rocas Rojo

  1. Nice work guys! it was a great comp to attend. I think we need to see all of you axial sponsered guys driving axials instead of BERG’S! Is there even any axial parts on Jakes rig? :)

    • Thanks. There is a handful of Axial parts on Jake’s rig. We don’t sponsor everyone with a full 100% ride, so they are allowed to run whatever axles they want if that’s the case.

  2. A really great event.
    Fantastic sponsors.
    Top level drivers all weekend from near and far. (thanks to everyone for coming)
    Best food in town to feed crew and company. (thanks Shifter’s)
    Remarkable staff to run the event. (yes even you Badger)

    Can’t express enough gratitude to everyone for such an event to remember for a lifetime.

    Thanks for sharing the pic’s and coming back to the high country Brad.

    JC

Comments are closed.