One of the longest-tenured races in RC, the 28th Annual Cactus Classic ran for the final time this past weekend at the original Scottsdale RC Speedway in Scottsdale, AZ, and RC Car Action‘s own Aaron Waldron was there to cover the race from start to finish. Along with longtime RC Car Action contributor and photographer Joel Navarro, Aaron got in deep with the racers and went behind the scenes at the event that signaled the beginning of a revolution that forever changed the electric off-road world.
Last year, the local Hobbytown USA franchise that owns SRS announced that the race would move to a new indoor facility, but decided to organize the race at the original outdoor track for one final time, after determining that the new building would not be prepared in time. According to Aaron, “This year’s track was one of the fastest in years, with plenty of high-speed corners without large jumps to gamble jumping in the wind, which made for incredibly close racing. The layout was blanketed in sugar to create a sandpaper-like texture that helps the surface hold together and increase traction to a level similar to flypaper. The sugared surface was what served as the catalyst for last year’s wild results that flipped the 2WD buggy division upside down.”
With a high-speed layout on such a high-traction surface, the final Cactus Classic titles before the race moves indoors in 2015 was truly anyone’s to win. Interested in who took home the glory this year? To see more of RC Car Action’s in-depth coverage of the 28th annual Cactus Classic, plus read about the final results and winners, like RC Car Action on Facebook, follow on Twitter and Instagram, and read all about it on RCCarAction.com!