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Folkman Short Couse Kart at Traxxas TORC Series

While we were hanging out at the Traxxas TORC Series over the weekend, we ran into Justin Folkman and his son Jason. They were working on their Short Course Kart, and it caught our attention. I’m not sure what scale you would call it, but it’s almost 1/2 scale. What really surprised us is that Jason is the driver, and he’s [...]


Traxxas TORC 2013 Joliet

Event Coverage – Traxxas TORC Series Joliet Illinois

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 [...]


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THE Cub Report, 07.22.2013, Version- Remembering The Way To …

Yo MTV Raps and Happy Monday ya freaks, welcome to THE Cub Report. There was the Washougal Motocross National over the weekend, but all the attention has turned to Jeff Alessi/LaserGate. It’s sad and it’s a mess, but I hope that it proves to be a turning point for those that need it. Onto rc… Our Rally Car Shootout should be going up [...]


2013 Traxxas TORC Series

Traxxas Rc at the 2013 Traxxas TORC Series, Joliet Illinois

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 [...]


Attending the Traxxas TORC Off Road Series in Joliet

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 Few TORC Series Thoughts

First off, I’d like to thank this kid, whoever he is in the picture. Tim spotted him at the TORC Series event we all attended in Joliet last week. We didn’t give him this shirt, none of us know who he is, but it was just cool to spot someone walking around with a Big Squid RC shirt! As you [...]


Jenkins at TORC Chicagoland

Full Scale Racing at Traxxas TORC

Route 66 Raceways in Joliet Illinois hosted round 8 of the 2012 Traxxas Torc Series last week. While some TORC tracks are large outdoor facilities, round 8 was the equivalent of a supercross. The Route 66 facility is normally a half mile banked dirt oval, but when TORC comes to town they turn the infield into an off-road paradise. The [...]


Red Bull at TORC

Around the Pits At Traxxas TORC Series

For our readers that were unable to make the Traxxas TORC race last week in Joliet Illinois you not only missed some incredible racing action, but also all the behind the scenes stuff going on in the pits. Below is a collection of pictures taken all over the pit area to give a feeling for what it’s like to attend [...]



RC Racing at Traxxas TORC Event

One of the festivities held during a Traxxas TORC event is their Pro Driver RC Challenge. This is where all the top drivers from the full scale event go toe to toe racing Traxxas Slash 2wd trucks. While watching the rc race it’s easy to see that all the full scale drivers, guys that risk life and limb on the [...]


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The Beautiful Faces of Traxxas TORC

Of course the Traxxas TORC series has plenty of males in attendance, but there are lots of females that also enjoy watching the action out on the track. Enjoy the gallery below of some of the faces seen around the Route 66 Raceways round of the Traxxas TORC series. #gallery-19 { margin: auto; } #gallery-19 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-19 img { border: 2px [...]


Traxxas Buggy

Full Scale Traxxas Buggy At The Traxxas TORC Series

The whole BigSquidRC crew had a great time covering the Traxxas TORC race at Route 66 Raceways in Joliet Illinois. One of the coolest things we saw at the TORC series in Joliet was the Traxxas Buggy driven by 14 year old Mitchell DeJong. Mitchell was an inspiration to everyone in the stands, wheeling the Traxxas sponsored Super Buggy through the [...]


Travis Pastrana

Travis Pastrana At The Traxxas TORC Series

The Travis Pastrana Nitro Circus world tour rolled through Joliet Illinois on Thursday and Friday to compete in the Traxxas TORC off-road series. Travis drove a Red Bull backed Pro 2 truck to a strong second place finish on Thursday night, but got hacked early and ended up on his lid later in the main on Friday. When talking to [...]