“The Dirt” Nitro Challenge 2012 – Fear Farm RC Raceway – Phoenix, AZ

Curtis Door on the 2012 Nitro Challenge

March 9th, 2012 by Curtis Door

(For more from the 2012 The Dirt Nitro Challenge, click here.) Even though I’m posting this two weeks after Nitro Challenge, I figure better late than never!  This was the third time I’ve been to The Dirt Nitro Challenge, and the first time for me that it hasn’t rained at some point.  With almost 700 […]

Donnie “Donrod” Rodriguez on his son’s experience at the 2012 Dirt Nitro Challenge

March 7th, 2012 by Dylan Rodriguez

(For more from the 2012 The Dirt Nitro Challenge, click here.) Photo: RedRC Wow! What an event and what an awesome team we are running for. From our team manager Marty Korn (best one so far) to Chad Bradley, with his many years of racing experience, to the legendary Barry Baker and the rest of the […]

Austin Blair’s 2012 Dirt Nitro Challenge Race Report

March 7th, 2012 by Austin Blair

(For more from the 2012 The Dirt Nitro Challenge, click here.) This was my second time attending the Dirt Nitro Challenge. Of all the nitro races I have attended, I had by far the most fun at this race. The event for me started on Tuesday around 11:00 am, when I got out of school […]

Chad Bradley on the 2012 Dirt Nitro Challenge with Team A Main

March 1st, 2012 by Chad Bradley

(For more from the 2012 The Dirt Nitro Challenge, click here.) The 13th annual Dirt Nitro Challenge hosted by the Fear Farm Raceway in Goodyear, AZ and sponsored by A Main Hobbies. I have attended every Nitro Challenge since it originated in Hemet, CA; I believe the first annual DNC had less than 100 entries in […]

Marty Korn reports on the 2012 Dirt Nitro Challenge

February 29th, 2012 by Marty Korn

(For more from the 2012 The Dirt Nitro Challenge, click here.) This year’s Dirt Nitro Challenge was just that, a challenge! With a record breaking 700 entries it lived up to any and all expectations of the off-road season’s first race of the year. I made the long drive through the desert with AMainHobbies.com team driver […]

Sweeping Arizona – A history of doubling up at The Dirt Nitro Challenge

February 29th, 2012 by Aaron Waldron

(For more from the 2012 The Dirt Nitro Challenge, click here.) Ty Tessman’s sweep of the 2012 The Dirt Nitro Challenge was far from an anomaly. Since moving to Arizona in 2007, four of the six events were swept by a single driver; in fact, just five drivers have captured titles in the Pro Truck and […]

Paul King reports on The Dirt Nitro Challenge

February 29th, 2012 by Aaron Waldron

(For more from the 2012 The Dirt Nitro Challenge, click here.) Cody King’s father, Paul, looks back on the 2012 Nitro Challenge to discuss the good, and bad, that happened throughout the week for the father and son duo. Details in the write-up include a look at Cody’s fuel line issues in the Pro buggy final, […]

NITRO CHALLENGE: Day Five Race Report – Tessman Completes Sweep!

February 28th, 2012 by Aaron Waldron

(For more from the 2012 The Dirt Nitro Challenge, click here.) After five days, thousands of laps, a few very unfortunate delays (though none caused by rain!), and some incredible racing action, the 13th annual The Dirt Nitro Challenge is over. Here’s a recap of what happened on Sunday.  Pro Buggy Ty Tessman’s new nickname should […]

NITRO CHALLENGE: Pro Buggy Final Grid is Set!

February 26th, 2012 by Aaron Waldron

(For more from the 2012 The Dirt Nitro Challenge, click here.) The Pro Buggy B Main is complete, and the final three drivers that will run in tonight’s Pro Buggy A Main have been decided. Ryan Lutz (ProTek R/C team driver) wheeled his Team Durango DNX408 to the front of the pack and won the thirty […]

NITRO CHALLENGE: Mid-Day Five Update – ProTek R/C Sweeps Short Course Classes!

February 26th, 2012 by Aaron Waldron

(For more from the 2012 The Dirt Nitro Challenge, click here.) Though predominately a nitro race (hence the name “Nitro Challenge”…right?) alternate classes have been added over the years to reflect trends in the industry. This year, short course classes for both 2WD and 4WD trucks for both the Open and Pro divisions not only competed […]