Lucas Sanford doubles up at Heritage race park!!!

Here is their race report.ls2ls1ls

Sanford and Son RC headed out to Heritage RC Park in Chula Vista, CA on Saturday, April 18th for the first round of the Pro-Line Championship Series. Turnout was light, due to other races in the area, with 70+ entries for this race. The layout was one of the most fun layouts we have ever raced on this particular track. The track was watered every other heat.

The competition for this round would include TLR’s Don Vinkemulder, Mugen drivers Robert Wickham and Jaime Boquiren, Darin Rogers of Tekno RC, and some very fast local racers. Kris Moore of Mugen was in attendance for the 40+ Nitro class.

1/8 Scale E Buggy

We would have a dry track for Round 1 of qualifying, and I bolted up a fresh set of AKA Soft Impacts. I would have a good run, taking the TQ, but the car was loose everywhere. I have had great success with Soft Impacts on this track many times in the past, but the track was unusually hard-packed and dusty. For Round 2, I opted for a fresh set of Soft AKA GridIron IIs, and it was a good choice. The car was very planted, and much easier to drive. I would better my TQ from Round 1 and would start on the pole for the 10 minute A Main.

I got a great start in the Main, but caught a pipe on the downhill of the second turn, and landed on my lid. I would slip to fourth place, but was knocked back onto my wheels by another car, and would not require a turn marshal. My Kyosho MP9e TKI, with the Tekin RX8 Gen2 and Redline T8 Gen2 1900 motor was up to the task. The AKA GridIron II tires on DE Racing SpeedLine Plus wheels were amazing. I quickly worked my way back up to the lead. I ran mistake free for the remainder of the race, and finished in first place.

1/8 Scale E-Buggy Results:

1. Lucas Sanford (Kyosho)
2. Loch Stigre (TLR)
3. Darin Rogers (Tekno RC)

1/8 Scale Expert Buggy

We would also have a dry track for Round 1 of Expert Buggy. Based on what I learned from the first round of E-Buggy, I opted for a fresh set of AKA GridIron IIs instead of my usual Soft Impacts. I had spent Friday afternoon fine-tuning my suspension, and finished final break-in of a new motor. The car was fantastic everywhere. I ran a very good first heat, requiring no marshal, and got the first round TQ. For Round 2, we would have a wet track, and the car was about 1/10 of a second slower than Round 1, but I had a clean round and finished in the lead. My first round TQ would put me on the pole for the A Main.

For the 30 minute A-Main, I bolted up a fresh set of AKA Soft GridIron IIs. Everyone got a clean start in the Main, and Vinkemulder pressed me hard for the first few laps, staying right on my bumper. I slowly stretched out about a 7 second lead. At the 8:30 mark, I had about a 12 second lead and decided to take my first pit stop. My pit man did a fantastic job and got me out of the pits quickly, leaving me with a comfortable lead. By the time I made my second pit stop at the 17 minute mark, I had stretched my lead to about a half a lap. Vinkemulder and Wickham had a great battle for second place the entire race.

My pit man got me out of the pit in record time on all three pit stops, and I raced the entire 30 minute A Main without requiring the services of a marshal. I would finish the race in first place, a lap up on the field. The motor was running at 227 after the race, and was purring like a kitten. Everything came together for this race, and my Kyosho MP9 TKI3 on AKA rubber and DE Racing SpeedLine Plus wheels has never performed better.

1/8 Scale Expert Buggy Results:

1. Lucas Sanford (Kyosho)
2. Don Vinkemulder (TLR)
3. Robert Wickham (Mugen)

I would like to thank all of my sponsors for making it happen: Sanford and Son RC, Kyosho, KO Propo, AKA, DE Racing, Tekin, TTN Racing and Upgrade RC.

Radio duties for both cars were handled by the KO EX-1 KIY transmitter and KR-413FH receiver. The nitro car was equipped with the KO BSX2 Response H.C. servo for throttle, and both cars used the KO RSX2 Power H.C. servo for steering.

Thank you to Heritage RC Park, to track manager Gil Alontaga, and especially to Pro-Line for sponsoring this great series.

Nick Pantana’s Awesome DE equipped rides!!!!!

nick2nick1Nick, is a fixture at all So Cal rc events and a real nice guy!!! Nicks Tekno eb48sl and MIP converted pro 4 trucks are fast, look great and are always equipped with DE Racing Products!!!! Thank you Nick for choosing DE Racing and awesome job on your success so far this year!!!

Larry Browns Ultra slick 2015 dirt latemodel!!!

Larry Brown sent us some pics of his DE Racing equipped 2015 dirt latemodel. Larry’s car looks fast standing still!!! Thank you for choosing DE Racing products and best of luck to you in 2015 Larry!!! Those same wheels are available for purchase direct from the DE Racing website

Larry Browns super slick dirt late model equipped with DE Racing Borregos and DE Racing Sticker discs!!! Looking awesome Larry!!!!

Larry Browns super slick dirt late model equipped with DE Racing Borregos and DE Racing Sticker discs!!! Looking awesome Larry!!!!

Larry Browns super slick dirt late model equipped with DE Racing Borregos and DE Racing Sticker discs!!! Looking awesome Larry!!!!

Larry Browns super slick dirt late model equipped with DE Racing Borregos and DE Racing Sticker discs!!! Looking awesome Larry!!!!


chrAttention Race Fans!!!!!! DE Racing will be attending JBRL round 2 this Saturday at Coyote hobbies in Victorville California!!!! DE Racing will have a great display set up! “The Champ” DE Racing set up system will be in attendance to help you get your cars glued to the track with precision that only DE Racing can offer!!! Stop by the booth, Say Hi and get yourself some quality time with “The Champ”!DEHAULER

Furtado and DE Racing win the Ford Winter Shootout!

This past Sunday the Ford Winter Shootout was held at Maximus R/C Raceway up in York, ME. T130+ entries with drivers from all over New England in attendance.

Ford Race 1050x350Scott Furtado would take the overall Tq and went on to dominate the 1/8 E buggy class on DE Racing Speedline 1/8 Buggy wheels leading every lap!

New DE Racing Color Speedline Wheels

DE Racing is excited to release four new colors to our entire Speedline series of wheels.  Always looking to give drivers options for vehicle customization, we have brought to life some striking new colors that are sure to make a bold statement.  These colors include fluorescent green, orange, hot pink, and bright red.  The world is colorful, drive accordingly.  Check ’em out here! 

Color GroupDER_SB_8P_s DER_SB_8R_sDER_SB_8G_s DER_SB_8O_s

DE Racing Speedlines wheels at the Chilli Bowl!

DE Racing team driver Brian Stanton takes 2nd place at the 2014 Chili Bowl Jr race held Tulsa, Ok.  Over 23o entries at the event made for fast and competitive racing!


Brian would take 2nd in the Midwest Modified class rolling on DE Racing Speedline wheels!

Patterson wins on DE Speedlines at Rc Insider Race

The RcInsider Race on Saturday started very early. The track opened at 6:00am and racing started at 8:30am. Two rounds of IFMAR quals and single A mains. Stock buggy was open to chassis sponsored racers such as Zack Rogers, Chris Wesson, Nathan Lavery and Andrew Smolnick to name a few. Seven other “old guys” were in the 40+ class notably Wayne Ashmore and Mango were in attendance.

Craig Patterson recaps:

The track guys really put in a nice flowing layout. Not to technical but very racey. The tire compound had changed since I was there last. Traction from the jump was awesome, med-med high bite smooth wet surface.


I was race 2 and 14. 40+ was up first and the track was as good as it could be for qualifying. I started 6th and held the lead for the ifmar qual and tq’d for round one. In stock buggy I would end up qualifying 3rd overall behind Rogers and Wesson which were about 6 seconds in front of me. I had a few back markers to deal with which slowed my pace a little. Overall, very pleased with my results for the first round.


Nothing really notable for round 2. I would remain tq in 40+ stock buggy and remain 3rd overall in stock buggy. They had all the TQ drivers get together for a photo op before the mains started and each driver recieved an AKA pit towel for their efforts. Pretty cool!

So off to the A Mains. In 40+ stock buggy I checked the “#$%^7” out and had a flawless run. Wayne Ashmore would finish some 10+ seconds behind me. Lap times were low 16’s. My Tekin power gave me constant fast lap all day long in both classes and my top 5 / top 10 were the best also out of everyone.

In the Stock Buggy A Main I would have P2 open in front of me with Rogers having sat out due to ESC issues. So starting basically in 2nd, the tone would go off with me following Wesson through the sweeper and then passing him just after the first double double to hair pin corner when he spun out over shooting the landing. I then was able to completely get away from the pack by well over 35 feet going into the center jump section. All of a sudden I hear Notch Johnson say, “RE START……RE START”. I guess their were a few guys who collected each other in the sweeper and he thought it best to restart the race. After the restart I made a few mistakes throughout the beginning of the race placing me in a chasing situation. I was able to get to P3 with 3 laps to go but got cleaned out by some back markers in the jump section and fell to 4th where I finished when the flag dropped. Really bummed because I had a winning car and had the times to back it up.

I used DE Racing Speedline Wheels which are awesome! They spin so true. Love em!

Jubal Dike puts Speedlines on the Podium

JCP RC Raceway held it’s second round of it’s winter points series Saturday in Indianapolis, IN. Despite the winter storm that came through over night they were still able to pull 108 entries, with 32 being 2wd mod buggy!

Jubal Dike was able to put down a pretty solid first round run to take the early TQ. Unfortunately Jubal wasn’t able to hold on to that position, but still ended up Q3 for the A main. The top 3 were separated by less than 2 seconds!

Jubal DE 1050x350

At the tone for the main Jubal got caught up in someone’s crash and lost a few positions, but was able to race his way up to 2nd place. Jubal made several charges at the leader, but too many small bobbles on his part kept me from the win. However Jubal ran the fastest lap that’s been turned on the current layout and had the fastest average laps throughout the main. Another podium finish for his DE Racing Speedline equipped X-6 Cubed!

“I want to thank DE Racing, X-Factory, Tekin, Panther,  Avid, Coyote Hobbies and 411 Graphics for all of their support!” Jubal Dike

DE Racing Speedline success at the 2013 Fall Brawl at A-main Hobbies!

With a total of 190 entry’s DE Racing team drivers Justin Moon and Brian Strange both put their DE Racing Speedline wheel equipped cars into the 21 car field in 2wd Pro mod buggy with Moon qualifying in 2nd. Moon would get into the lead after the 2nd lap but bobble soon after dropping him back in the pack as deep as 7th. Moon would put his head down and charge back hard passing teammate Strange to take 3rd place overall with Strange in 4th.


DE Racing driver Randy Lathrop had an up and down weekend. After bumping up out of the B main into the Amain of 2wd Stock buggy Lathrop would make all 4 of the A mains in all 4 classes he entered(up). The down however would come with some bad luck in every Amain but one, 40+ Stock Buggy. Randy would finally put together a clean run taking 2nd place for the weekend. Lathrop also chose DE Racing Speedline wheels for his AE B4.2 buggy.

Randy Lathrop

Sharing her husbands luck for the weekend Jennifer Lathrop would also have a case of the up/downs. Jennifer would qualify well in the Mod ST Truck class with her DE Racing Speedline equipped T4.2 truck. The down however would come in the mains. Jennifer showed great improvement running the mod classes for only the 1st time at this track showing she has the speed to run at the front.

Jennifer Lathrop

Check out those Pink wheels!

In 4wd Mod Buggy DE Racing driver Brian Strange wheeled his Speedline equipped B44.2 to a 2nd place overall.