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Traxxas TORC Joliet 2013
The ground pounding action of the Traxxas TORC Series hit Route 66 Raceways in Joliet Illinois last weekend with a bang. The greater Chicago area looks forward to their arrival each year and Red Bull athlete Travis Pastrana was there alongside some of the best off road racers in the world.

The track was described as hard packed, slick, and challenging, all of which lead to plenty of door-banging action. This years track featured a big double jump, a nasty rhythm section, and the high bank turns of the dirt oval. There was plenty of action with trucks spinning, flipping, and bashing all over the place, much to the enjoyment of the near capacity crowd. The BigSquidRC Bash Crew certainly enjoyed the show, it looked like our kind of fun only on a larger scale.

Pro Light Friday
1. Brad Lovell
2. CJ Greaves
3. Rafael Navarro

Pro Light Saturday
1. CJ Greaves
2. Keegan Kincaid
3. Rafael Navarro

Pro 2 Friday
1. Jeff Kincaid
2. CJ Greaves
3. Bryce Menzies- Oakley Bomb Award

Pro 2 Saturday
1. Bryce Menzies
2. Jeff Kincaid
3. Chad Hord

Pro 4 Friday
1. Johnny Greaves- Oakley Bomb Award
2. Ricky Johnson
3. Mark Jenkins

Pro 4 Saturday
1. Rob MacCachren
2. Johnny Greaves- Oakley Bomb Award
3. Ricky Johnson

For more information on the Traxxas TORC Series simply click THIS LINK, for more information on Traxxas RC vehicles click THIS LINK.

Click the “Read More” button for 4 more galleries of photos from the Traxxas TORC race.


2013 Traxxas TORC Series
Last weekend the Traxxas TORC Series once again rolled through Joliet Illinois. To many people that ment some good racing was in town, but to us rc’ers we were more interested in seeing all the rc gear that Traxxas makes.

Traxxas had multiple 18 wheelers, some dedicated to their full scale racing effort, others to the rc side of things. Their Mobile Support Center contained every car/truck that they sell, plus all the replacement parts to back them up. Traxxas also had a tent area set up with all their rc cars on display making it easy to pick them up and check them out.

Traxxas also had lots of demonstrations going on. All day long they were putting on a big air demo right near the entrance gate, and for people who had never driven a hobby grade rc truck before they had their “Traxxas Try Me” track. On the try me track you could donate a dollar to St Judes and experience driving a Traxxas truck first hand. Later, during the night show, Traxxas put on a big air demo on the full scale track in front of a packed crowd of race enthusiasts.

Big thanks need to go out to the Jenkins brothers and everyone at Traxxas for what they do to promote the rc hobby. The TORC race in Joliet was a great example of what they do to spread word on how cool rc’ing is to the mainstream. Hit up THIS LINK to view the TORC series schedule and see when it’s coming to your neck of the woods.

Looking for more Traxxas news? Check out THIS LINK right here on BigSquidRC.


A few of the Big Squid RC crew will be in attendance at the Traxxas TORC Series today in Joliet Il. Click that link for the schedule.

If you happen to see us walking around, feel free to say hello! We will have stickers and a few t-shirts (while supplies last) to give away.

If we happen to get a decent connection, we will try and do some live shots from there as well. So keep your eyes on this page if you are not attending.

Hope to see ya there!

Going to try and go live, check the video below!


We recently got our hands on the new LaTrax Rally car. Before we start to put it through our rigorous destruction testing phase for review, we need to share the unboxing photos while it’s still recognizable.

Need more info? Check out the LaTrax website. Or if you are looking for more LaTrax news check out THIS LINK right here on BigSquidRC.

Enjoy the pics!

Dog is Actual size. :)

Traxxas Booth HobbyTown USA

Traxxas was out in full force this week at the HobbyTown USA national convention. They had their new LaTrax 18th scale 4wd Rally Car on display, as well as their entire line-up of Traxxas bash machines.

For accessories, Traxxas had their GPS Module (#6551) and Telemetry Expander Module (#6550) on display for people looking to know exactly how fast their cars are going. They also had their LED Kits for their 16th scale E-Revo (#7185) and Summit (#7285) on display. Traxxas was also showing off their two newest Ni-MH chargers.

To get more information on all the fine products from Traxxas simply click THIS LINK to head over to their webpage.

Looking for more Traxxas news right here on BigSquidRC? THIS is the link you want.

ChuckworksRC Sprint Car
Looking to do something a bit different with your Traxxas Rustler, Bandit or Stampede? ChuckworksRC has a new chassis kit to transform your old Traxxas into a slick new Sprint Car.

The ChuckworksRC sprint car kit has a mid-motor conversion and moves the battery to the left side of the car for optimal handling on an oval. The chassis is constructed out of G-10 fiberglass and has a street price of $120. These are available right now and all you have to do to learn more is Click Here to head straight over to the ChuckworksRC website.

Can’t get enough Traxxas news? Check out THIS LINK right here on BigSquidRC.

TVR Ball-X
Being the hardcore basher that you are, you’ve already blown up plenty of stock driveshafts. TVR has come up with heavy duty Ball-X driveshafts for the Traxxas Revo and Maxx series trucks.

Big brushless power can definitely make the life of the stockers quite short, TVR claims their new Ball-X driveshafts are some of the toughest and smoothest available. TVR uses spring steel, ball bearings, and hardened steel to make their driveshafts extra tough while giving an even greater working angle.

The TVR Ball-X driveshafts run around $75 a pair and are available right now. To get more information simply click THIS LINK.

Are you big into Traxxas? If so, check out more Traxxas News right here on BigSquidRC.

LaTrax Premium Racing Accessories hop ups
Right out of the gate LaTrax has announced a full line-up of go fast goodies for their new Rally Car. Some of the hop-ups are mainly for bling, while others like the bearing set should be a “must have” for the car. The performance accessories announced by LaTrax include-

#7573X 12 spoke mirror chrome wheels (red, blue, black and chrome) $11/pr
#7550R Aluminum drive shafts $14/pr
#7537X Aluminum front/rear shock towers $23
#7590 Aluminum motor plate $7
#7555X Center drive-shaft $25
#7560 Aluminum oil shocks $30
#7541X Bearing set $15
#7579 One way diff $5
#7581 Blue anodized spool $14
#7580 Ball diff $18
Carbon fiber chassis

To get more information on these and on everything LaTrax, simply click THIS LINK.

Want to check out what else Traxxas has been up to? Click Right Here to find out on BigSquidRC.

Latrax Rally Car 18th Scale Traxxas
Traxxas has just announced their new affordable line-up of vehicles called LaTrax. You might remember the name LaTrax from wayyy back in the day, Traxxas has now revived it and their first vehicle is an 1/18th scale Rally Car. All the new LaTrax vehicles are said to have pricing under $200 and their new Rally Car comes in at just $149.

For features the LaTrax Rally Car is waterproof, comes with a 2.4 GHz radio system, and a brushed motor. The new LaTrax is 4wd making it easy to drive, and it comes with everything you need to get going right in the box.

Some quick specs on the LaTrax Rally Car include-

Wheelbase- 6.5″
Track- 4.23″
Height- 3.5″
Length- 10.4″
Weight- 19.5 oz

The part number for the new LaTrax Rally Car is #75054 and it is expected to start hitting hobby shop shelves in mid-July. For more details simply follow THIS LINK to the official LaTrax website.

Looking for more LaTrax news? We don’t have any, they are brand new! However, check out THIS LINK to see what else Traxxas has been up to.

Want to see the new LaTrax Rally Car in action? Check out the video below!

ChuckWorksRC Slice A-S Traxxas Slash Chassis
So we were outside bashing the other day, hitting a big ramp and landing to pavement, just like many bashers do. Towards the end of the session Brian hucks a Traxxas Slash 2wd sky-high and landed right on the rear end. The truck couldn’t move afterwards because the motor was broken from the big impact.

The ChuckWorksRC Slice A-S chassis has been out for quite some time now, it’s an LCG and Mid-Motor conversion for the Slash 2wd. Going LCG and mid-motor can really help the handling of the Slash, but more importantly for bashers, because the motor is tucked safely away in front of the rear shock tower it makes it nearly impossible to destroy one from a bad landing.

ChuckWorksRC has several versions of LCG/mid-motor conversions, the one pictured here is the Slice A-S made for the battery to run down the center of the chassis. Most versions cost around $80 and are constructed out of G-10 fiberglass and industrial grade plastics. To get more information on everything that ChuckWorksRC makes simply hit THIS LINK

Looking for more Traxxas news? Check out THIS LINK right here on BigSquidRC.

Pro-line Trencher 2 point M2 Tires Mounted Desperado
Last month Pro-Line announced their 2.2″ Trencher Tires for the Traxxas 1:16 Revo, now they are available Pre-Mounted on either Desperado or Titus Bead-Loc wheels. Pre-mounts save time and work thus making them a favorite around the BigSquidRC offices. If you are looking to mount up the best bashing tires you can buy on your Traxxas Mini-Revo, these are the way to go.

The Trencher 2.2″ pre-mounts on Desperado Wheels have a part number of #1194-11 and a street price of $25 a pair. The part number for the Trencher 2.2″ on Titan Bead-Locs is #1194-13 with a street price of $40. For more information on everything Pro-line simply hit THIS LINK.

Looking for more Pro-Line news? We have loads more Right HERE on BigSquidRC.

Pro-Line Rat Rod Clear Body Traxxas Revo Summit
A couple of weeks ago Pro-Line teased their new Rat Rod clear body for Traxxas Revo 3.3, Summit, and E-Revo, now we’ve got the full scoop.

Pro-Line has always been known as a trend setter, not a follower. Their new Rat Rod clear body is a low profile hard top roadster with a big front grill and round headlights which will make a bold statement down at the local bash spot. Pro-Line left off the hood to highlight a detailed super charged engine that comes with stickers ranging from a 396 to a 502. The Rat Rod is molded from crystal clear GE lexan and of course it is made right here in the USA.

The part number for the PL Rat Rod is #3410-00 and the street price is $32. Click right HERE for the direct link to more information over on the Pro-Line website.

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Rob MacCachren Stadium Super Trucks SST St Louis
When Robby Gordon’s Stadium Super Truck Series invaded the Edward Jones Dome in St Louis Missouri Saturday night, fans knew they were in for some good racing, but little did they know it would turn into an all out battle for the championship points lead before the night was over.

The soft Missouri soil started to crumble during the SST main event, causing deep ruts and blown out spots that went all the way down to the concrete stadium floor. In the end the fans were treated to a no-holds-barred dual between the two points leaders, Traxxas backed racer Rob MacCachren and Speed Energy Drinks Robby Gordon. Gordon worked his way past MacCachren into the lead on lap 12 of the 18 lap feature event, but MacCachren was stuck to Gordon’s rear bumper tighter than Bob Smith CA glue on a new set of Pro-Lines. For the rest of the main Gordon and MacCachren pushed to the limits of the blown out St Louis track, with 2 laps to go MacCachren was able to make a pass stick for the lead and the win. With the win at round 6 in St Louis MacCachren was able to jump back into the overall series points lead.

The SST series has featured different types of racing at different venues this year, for the St Louis round the racing included the premier Stadium Super Trucks, Monster Trucks, and Stadium Trophy Carts. 15 year old Sheldon Creed raced both the SST and Cart classes, and took a convincing win the in the carts. In the monster trucks BIGFOOT made its first appearance in a big St Louis dome in over 20 years. In the Monster Truck final Aaron Basl drove the Graffiti truck to the win over the Summit Racing Equipment BIGFOOT driven by Dan Runte.

The Speed Energy Stadium Super Truck Series is great family fun, just click on THIS LINK for more information on this exciting new series.

Next stop for the SST series is Soldier Field in Chicago Illinois. The BigSquidRC crew will be there in force covering the race, we hope to see you there.

Results – Speed Energy Stadium Truck Series, Round 6, St Louis Missouri

Stadium Super Trucks
1. Rob MacCachren
2. Robby Gordon
3. Nick Baumgartner

Stadium Trophy Carts
1. Sheldon Creed
2. DJ Noerr
3. Matt Baker

SST Monster Truck Final
1. Aaron Basl
2. Dan Runte