Hello rc’ers, it’s Monday morning, the perfect time for your weekly fix of rc satire, comedy, and outright lies (aka- THE Cub Report).
I received a particularly frothy email wondering why I mention motocross in nearly every Cub Report. Well… I talk about supercross because many rc’ers are moto tifosi, rc off road tracks are based off of sx tracks, and I can write about whatever I want to here (so heck yes I chose some moto!).
Speaking of AMA/Monster Energy/Supercross, Bubba got arrested last week, then torpedo’d Chad Reed in Dallas on Saturday night to lose even more points towards the title. Speedy Reedy rode his seriously tweeked Honda 450 to an 8th place finish handing the series points lead back to RV2 (Ryan finished second on the night). And… Honda factory shoe Trey Canard took the win in Dallas, leading wire to wire. The 2011 SX series has been one of the wildest I can ever remember, and next week is the STL Supercross, which has always been known as the race where it really gets nutz (Fro broke MC’s string there in 96, RV broke his leg there last year, etc). So gets your tickets to the Edward Jones Dome while ya can, BSRC will be in the house this coming Saturday for some serious Supercross action (and to check out the Traxxas demo’s of course).
Speaking of Jeff “Fro” Emig…. Remember at Troy Ohio back in 97′ when he wore a solid black Shift jersey at arguably the hottest mx national of all time- just to psych out his competition? Well rc world, I realize that solid black “909″ t-shirts are all the rage right now, but… I’m not trying to psych out anybody when I’m marshalling a 30 minute gas main in the brutal mid-west heat. Can somebody Please sell white shirts for those of us that don’t want to die of heat stroke while we support our hobby? Thanks in advance!
Speaking of having a stroke.. yes guys, we take April Fools Day Seriously around here, so please take a mental note to not believe Anything we post on April 1st. I know pretty much everything we post here is suspect, but on April Fools I can assure you virtually nothing will be for real. Although…. there is a certain measure of truth to BSRC being bought out, as we have received 2 pretty serious offers in the past, but those are stories for another day. (And No, there are no plans to sell any time soon, not while we are having this much fun!)
Speaking of mental notes, here’s one for the guys over at Firelands Group/Helion- please have the Pro-line guys do the bodies for ALL your upcoming vehicles. I only mention this because the first truck from Helion, the Animus 18SC, has the ugliest body I’ve ever seen in the history of rc. Despite the Stevie Wonder body design (and paint job), look for the BSRC review of the Animus in a few weeks. On a better note, the Firelands Group/Anza uber Slash chassis that Peanut was running at Cactus was pretty trick.
Speaking of coming weeks… the next two shootouts are lining up nicely- one will feature 4×4 short course trucks, the other will be 2S Lipo packs priced under 50 bucks. Both are going to take some seriously long hours for us to complete, but hopefully we’ll learn a lot and you guys will enjoy reading them when they are finished.
In closing… last week was the biggest week ever for people visiting BSRC, so here’s a big Thank You to everyone who took the time out of their busy schedules to check us out. Goodness knows BigSquid isn’t for everyone out there, but to those of you that actually do get what we are about, we really appreciate you choosing to spend some time reading our lunacy. There are thousands upon thousands of cool rc sites on the net, we are lucky when someone choses to spend some time with us. Just a couple years ago we sometimes wondered if it was really worth all the effort, but after seeing our numbers blowing up, it does nothing but motivate us even more to make BSRC even bigger and better.
That’s it for this week, support your hobby, and if you can, hit up your LHS, local tracks and bash spots!
YOUR Cub Reporter