The 17th running of the 1/10 IFMAR World will be held near the city of Xiamen, which in the south east of the country, at the ARC International Raceway. The impressive facility which is part of the 3-Circles battery factory, will build a new dirt track for the WC on the same location as it is current 1/8th scale offroad track.
With this being such an active off-season it will be interresting to see how these worlds treat drivers like Tessmann & Evans who have swiched chassis manufacturers.
This will be an epic finish to an exciting season of “Come Drive With Us”.
For the past 9 years the Pro-Line Surf City Classic has been one of the go-to races. With this being a 1/10 worlds year, we will be covering one of the most exciting races on the west coast for it’s historic 10th running.
This will also be the fist time we see several key players, including Dustin Evans & Ty Tessmann, in brand new chassis! Ty recently switched to XRAY whilst Dustin is now sporting Team Associated gear.
This race should make an excellent addition to the “Come Drive With Us” Series.
Note: The date identified for this race is tentative and has not yet been finalized.
Due to the low pro-driver turnout we will not be shooting at “The Dual” this weekend. We will be swapping this event out for “SikCross” which has more of the top-level drivers confirmed as attending.
While we were all looking forward to capturing the uniqueness of “The Dual” all those involved in this project felt in the interest of storytelling that this event, while one of a kind, could not hold up to expectations.
We apologize for this “12th hour” cancellation and we look forward to seeing many of you @ SikCross in September! The rest of our schedule is locked in:
Pro-Line Racing & 5150 Media Productions are proud to present to you the story of the 2017 Psycho Nitro Blast.
This season started out with so many changes; Maifield switching to Mugen; Tessmann to XRAY; so we decided to theme this season accordingly. Change is everywhere in this industry; even at the event level. In years past, DNC has been considered the largest Nitro Race in the world. That just might not be the case any longer.
This is the story of what could very well be considered the largest R/C race in the world, and unlike other large events…it is run in 3 days!
The talented Mike Garrison Narrates this episode of “Come Drive WIth Us” and we hope you enjoy it!
Special thanks to Mike Garrison, Adam Drake, Tanner Denney, Joe Bornhorst, Mark Santa Maria, Jerome Treignier, Eggroll, Rob Theissen & the Noise Therapy band, the Tessmann family, everyone at Pro-Line Racing and last but far from least, Dave Leikam.
The RC3 Club of Medicine Hat, home track to former world champion Ty Tessmann, will once again be hosting thier Annual “ish” Shootout Race. In addition to participating in this event, 5150’s Cory Drachenberg may try to sneak a few B-Roll shots while at this event!
We’re happy to release a short trailer for our upcoming Psycho Nitro Blast Episode of “Come Drive With Us”! This was by far one of the most difficult shoots we’ve ever been on and so far we’re really liking this episode. Look for it to drop some time in Late June…or…
We are very excitied to kick off the 4th Season of “Come Drive With Us” with Psycho Nitro Blast. This event has run since 2008 and is one of the largest indoor races in the world. It’s unique flare will make fantastic addition to the series and we can’t wait to start filming agin.
So I have been getting inundated with the question “When will the DNC video drop”. Well, I have some potentially bad news, my goal at DNC was:
To practice new techniques using a brand new color profile called SLOG2
To get used to using new 2K/4K external RAW recording device called the Odyssey 7Q+
To see if a 4K production is feasable for shooting a feature length doucmentary at a race
To test out what a Champaing Bottle Cam is would look like and if it is feasable
As you can see, my goal was not shooting an episode of “Come Drive With Us”. I did gather a lot of very usable footage that will absolutely be used in future “Come Drive With Us” episodes as B-Roll shots, but there will not be a stand-alone DNC video this year. I’m not totally conviced that it’s time to start shooting “Re-runs”. Yes, each year DNC offers new and interresting challenges that result in brand new story lines, but there are just too many events that I still want to capture.
Video produciton is NOT my day-job so I only have time enough to do four episodes of “Come Drive With Us” per year. I do have some exciting productions coming out very soon; in April I am launching a new series to help promote my channel a bit; it’s called “Legends of R/C” and I am kicking off this new series by focusing on our industires very hard working Meida Guys (LiveRC, NeoBuggy & RedRC).
The first “Come Drive With Us” for the 2017 seaons shoots in April at the Psycho Nitro Blast with an expected release date of June…ish…
Click here to see our complete shooting schedule for 2017!