The Inaugural Silver Dollar Off-Road Challenge kicks off this weekend as top pros and regional racers converge in Chico, California at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds. The massive Silver Dollar RC Raceway facility has been revamped with the best dirt A Main Hobbies and “The Dirt’s” Joey Christensen could find. The new surface is loamy and fluffy, with many believing it will “groove-up” in the warm months to come leading up the 1/10-scale Electric IFMAR World Championships. The track received more than just new dirt! World-Class track builder, Christensen, put in what he says, “is one of the best layouts he’s built.” Racers who’ve put in some practice laps talk about the “flow” and jumps being badass. The track’s main feature, which seems to be a staple of Christensen’s most recent 1/8-scale track designs, is a huge step-up with a near vertical takeoff. The enormous mound of dirt took hours to construct and stands at over 8-feet tall. Large triples that require a good run flank both sides of the track, while doubles, off-camber sweeping corners, elevation changes and another huge triple jump fill in the infield.
Racers who compete will not only be treated to one of the best tracks they’ve ever driven on, but will automatically be entered to win raffle prizes from the generous sponsors. Over $5,000 in products have been donated for the giveaway from the likes of Team Associated, Pro-Line Racing, Tekno RC and Byron Fuels. If that wasn’t enough, racers can drive across the street to A Main Hobbies’ retail store to receive 10% off of their purchases.
To coincide with the race, AMainHobbies.com has partnered with Tekno RC to bring it’s customers a week-long sale on all of Tekno’s kits, conversions, and hop-ups. To view the sale which ends May 20th CLICK HERE
Come out and meet the stars of the A Main Hobbies’ race team; we’ve flown in some of our top drivers for the Off-Road Challenge. You’ll be able to meet them under the ProTek RC and A Main Hobbies’ tents. Stay tuned, as we’ll bring you more photos and videos from the race.