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Old 10-04-2007, 08:47 PM   #1
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1/18th Scale Offroad Racing in Canada

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Hey All

I'm new to the hobby, wondering what the scene in Canada is like for 1/18th scale off road. I've been following a bunch of sites in the UK where it seems there is a huge following for this class. Who races in this scale, and what are you racing (kit, hop ups ect.), and where (location, indoor/outdoor, dirt/carpet)?

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Old 10-04-2007, 11:16 PM   #2
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The RC18 (truck & buggy) and Vendetta (truck & buggy) seem to be the most popular.

There will be an off-road 18th scale class at the The Canadian Hobby Show Off Road Championships at the Toronto Hobby Show Nov 2,3,4, 2007. More info here

There will be more 18th scale racing at Sid's in 2008 with a new and exciting layout. www.sidsraceway.com

Niagara Indoor carpet racing on Sundays.

FastCats is running indoor off-road very soon as well. Check their web site for more details they may include an 18th scale class.
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Cool, thanks! Do you guys allow the Mini Inferno or Tamiya 1/16 scale stuff compete in these classes as well? And does anyone closer to the Rockies race/host?
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We are running the associated 18R's. yes they are more on road, but we put obstacles and such on the track to make it fun. We setup outside my detail shop in Surrey. It's a mix of guys as some run their mini t's or 18t's etc.

we haven't started timing systems, but I was talking to Grant (G on the RC Pitstop forum) about the indoor track they are setting up this winter and they are running 18th scale, mind you strictly on road and very fast style tracks. Grant has a timing system and we live close to one another.

as far as a dirt track, we are looking at a location close to my shop, but the weather sucks right now. I had started a track under the Patulla bridge last year, but the support wasn't there (and the rc18t really needs gear covers to run in dirt, I hate the noisy gears from pebbles and sand grains )

if the building inspection stuff tanks on me (the whole office and mez were built without permits and I know the stairs aren't up to code allready), we are going to rip the office and mezzanine out, and if that happens, I will have a huge area to setup an indoor track and we will be setting up Friday after the doors close and tearing it down Sunday nights
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