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Keep up with everything Tim is doing on

The TSR Speed Shop RC podcast.

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This Week:

 

This week in the TSR Speed Shop Tim and Matt talk about the latest in RC news, including the closing of long time industry leader Novak Electronics.

Ron and Todd of the SoCal drag racing crew stop in to tell us about their recent visit to Texas for the RCDRL nationals.

We also cover a pile of fan questions and tell you about the new TSR Speed Shop shirts and hoodies.

Host, Tim Smith and Matt Howson

Other segments include RC news, "RC word of the week" and our, item of the week the “RAE Roy Anderson Engineering 1600 Pro-stock drag car"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week in the TSR Speed Shop Tim and Matt get a surprise visit from Ron Filkins and Todd Soltero of F&S racing before they head off to Texas for the RCDRL RC drag race Super nationals. Along with life in the RC bubble its another jam packed show.

 

Host, Tim Smith and Matt Howson

 

Other segments include RC news, "RC word of the week" and our, item of the week the “TSR Speed Shop wing tunnel designed drag wing"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week Tim and Matt get back in the TSR Speed Shop to tell us all what’s been going

with Tim’s speed run car and the RC world since we last stopped in.

 

Host, Tim Smith and Matt Howson

 

Other segments include RC news, "RC word of the week", Events and updates, Featured

Track and our, item of the week the “JConcept F-250 Monster Truck body"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Week joining Tim and Matt in the TSR Speed Shop studio is James Knight of "Knight Customs" a 3D printing company that makes more awesome parts for your RC then I can list here. James also shares his vast knowledge of 3D printing and walks us thought start to finish along with tons of options to get the most out of 3D printing.
 
Host, Tim Smith and Matt Howson
Guest James Knight
 
Other segments include RC news, "RC word of the week", Events and updates, Featured 
Track and our, item of the week the “Burn Out" tire goop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Week Jason Snyder of the popular YouTube channel "Short Course World" stops in the TSR Speed Shop studio to tell us all about his new company “Raw Speed RC”, what kind of items he will be producing and some in's and out's of making killer RC videos.

 

Host, Tim Smith and Matt Howson

Guest Jason Snyder

 

Other segments include RC news, "RC word of the week", Events and updates, Featured

Track and our, item of the week the “JConcepts, Roller bag"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Week Tim covers more TV taping craziness and another record attempt... well sort of.... Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride in my radio controlled world.

 
Host, Tim Smith and Matt Howson
Guest: Jenni Smith

 
Other segments include RC news and our "RC word of the week"

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Week Tim tells us about his latest speed runs where he recorded speeds above 186 mph while testing the new tire design. They also discuss Tim's upcoming TV show schedule and Guinness World Record attempt.

 

Host, Tim Smith and Matt Howson

Guest Ron House

 

Other segments include RC news, "RC word of the week", Events and updates, Featured

Track and our, item of the week the “X-acto X2000 knife"

 

 

 

 

 

 
This Week Tim and Matt talk RC inside and outside the TSR Speed Shop, topics include

RCX hobby show, Speed runs, Gears and much more.


 
Host, Tim Smith and Matt Howson

 
Other segments include RC news, "RC word of the week", Events and updates, Featured

Track and our, item of the week the “MaxAmps Dickies Work Shirt"

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Week Tim and Matt welcome "Mike Truhe" to the TSR Speed Shop to talk RC with

a multi-time National Champion along with some speed run fun tossed in. 


 
Host, Tim Smith and Matt Howson

 
Other segments include RC news, "RC word of the week", Events and updates, Featured

Track and our, item of the week the “Harbor Freight Generator"

 

 

 

 

 

After taking a few weeks off Tim and Matt are back for a MEGA show, Guests include John Schultz, Jenni Smith and Mike Megdaglia. Tim tells us all the ups and downs of his speed run attempt for the TV show, so sit back and get comfortable because this one goes on for awhile!

Host, Tim Smith and Matt Howson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Tim gets us all up to date on all the crazy things going on with him including "The TV Show" and building speed run cars, He also gives us the run down on his visit to a wind tunnel and what he found out.

Host, Tim Smith and Matt Howson

Other segments include RC news, "RC word of the week", Events and updates, Featured Track and our, item of the week the “CowRC Pit/Setup/maintance board"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"New Year, New Phone, Same Tim..."

 

This Week Tim and Matt are back in the TSR Speed Shop after their holiday break with so much to talk about they filled nearly 4 hours by themselves.

Enjoy catching up with the boys and find out all the crazy things happening including a TV show?????

Host, Tim Smith and Matt Howson

Other segments include RC news, "RC word of the week", Events and updates, Featured Track and our, item of the week the “TrakPower TK-950 Soldering Station "

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Christmas Show"

This week Tim and Matt welcome as many of you Awesome fans from around the globe as they can stuff into the TSR Speed Shop.

Enjoy nearly 4 hours of singing and merriment from our Christmas Special.

The cookies and Eggnog are on us!

 

 

 

 

 

"Lito Reyes and Jimmy Louis,

Motorcycle mania!"

 

This week joining us in the TSR speed shop studio are Lito Reyes and Jimmy Louis. both have a long history in both RC and real cars including working for places like "RC Car Action" and "Super Street" magazines! Along with that these guys race RC motorcycles and tell us all about the types of bikes they run and how to get yourself set up to start racing an RC motorcycle yourself.

Host, Tim Smith and Matt Howson

Other segments include RC news, "RC word of the week", Events and updates, Featured Track and our, item of the week the “Protoform Crosshair body mounting system "

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"West Florida Outlaws, Brain, Max and Trigger Bang Bang"

 

This week joining us in the TSR speed shop studio is the crew from the "West Florida Outlaws" speed run group, Brain, Max and Trigger~!

Hang on kids this one gets way out of control fast and never recovers!

Host, Tim Smith and Matt Howson

Other segments include RC news, "RC word of the week", Events and updates, Featured Track and our, item of the week the “MaxAmps hoodie "

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Micheal Behanna"

This week joining us in the TSR speed shop studio is Micheal Behanna from Evul Empire motors to talk some brushless motor tech with Matt and Tim.

Tim also gives us the run down of his latest race and how he managed to sneak away with another RCDRL win. along with all the fun and trimmings of a Thanksgiving Day show!

Host, Tim Smith and Matt Howson

Other segments include RC news, "RC word of the week", Events and updates, Featured Track and our, item of the week the “Evul Empire 4274, 2100 kv motor "

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Brian Parker"

 

This week we have joining us in the TSR speed shop studio the one and only "Brian Parker", if you are not a part of the scale RC world you might not know that name but once you meet this guy you will never forget it.

Host, Tim Smith and Matt Howson

Other segments include RC news, "RC word of the week", Events and updates, Featured Track and our, item of the week the “MaxAmps 10900 mah 2 cell lipo pack "

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Aaron Waldron"

 

This Week Aaron Waldron of LiveRC joins Tim and Matt in the TSR Speed Shop studio to talk about his long career in the RC industry and working for several media outlets.

Host, Tim Smith and Matt Howson

Other segments include RC news, "RC word of the week", Events and updates, Featured Track and our, item of the week the “MIP allen wrench set "

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Tim and Matt"

 

This Week Tim and Matt go through the mail bag and answer several fan questions. From motors to wiener dog races we don't miss a thing~!

Host, Tim Smith and Matt Howson

Other segments include RC news, "RC word of the week", Events and updates, Featured Track and our, item of the week the “Graupner X-8N transmitter "

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Michael Mercadel & Richard Hohnholt"

 

This Week Matt and I welcome Michael Mercadel and Richard Hohnholt from the RCDRL to join us in the TSR Speed Shop studio to chat about RC drag racing where its been and where they would like to see if go.

Host, Tim Smith and Matt Howson

Other segments include RC news, "RC word of the week", Events and updates, Featured Track and our, item of the week “See7 Pro-Stock body "

 

 

 

 

 

“Ron Filkins, Drag Race Mania”

This Week Matt and I invite Ron Filkins to join us in the TSR Speed Shop studio to chat about RC drag racing and what he would like to see happen . We also exchange setup tips to run at the top of the class.

Host, Tim Smith and Matt Howson

Other segments include RC news, "RC word of the week", Events and updates, Featured Track and our, item of the week “Curved Lexan Scissors”.

 

 

 

 

 

"RC Pro-Stock"

This Week Matt and I talk about my Pro-Stock car build, How I set up my car including motor and all other electronics. I also cover tire prep and walk you through step by step how I set up for a sub 2 second run.

Host, Tim Smith and Matt Howson

Other segments include RC news, "RC word of the week", Events and updates, Featured Track and our, item of the week the MKS HV9767 mini servo.

 

 

 

 

 

"Racing and other RC fun"

This Week we have time to just chat about racing and what's been going on, John Schultz stops in to talk about his new Street outlaw pro-stock car and I Crush the world of RC as I dream up the greatest no prep tire ever~! or at least something fun to mess with.

Host, Tim Smith and Matt Howson

Other segments include RC news, "RC word of the week", Events and updates, Featured Track and our, item of the week the SpazStix paints.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Track supplies and other items"

 

This Week we are going to talk about traveling and racing, and what you need to take with you and what you should know. Over the years I have tended to race outside and with little to no support (power, shade etc…) I call this racing in a “remote environment” so if you are racing outside, or traveling these are all things you should consider before you pack the car or book that flight.

Host, Tim Smith and Matt Howson

Other segments include RC news, "RC word of the week", Events and updates, Featured Track and our, item of the week the UpGradeRC Factory custom racing shirt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Dallas and Carrah"

This Week we have the pleasure of having two guests, First up is Dallas Pruett an off-road racer from the east coast making his way through the maze of RC racing and sponsorship fun. Along with that we get to welcome back Carrah Tompkins, Carrah was on our "Girl Power" show and we wanted to catch up on what's been happening with her over the last year.

Host, Tim Smith and Matt Howson

Other segments include RC news, "RC word of the week", Events and updates, Featured Track and our, item of the week the MaxAmps 8000 mah 2 cell 150C race pack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Plans and Routines"

 

This Week we chat about Plans and Routines and how they can help you practice better and maybe even win a few more races.

Host, Tim Smith and Matt Howson

Other segments include RC news, "RC word of the week", Events and updates, Featured Track and our item of the week the CowRC Pit Lamp.

 

 

 

 

 

"RC and Everything else"

 

 

This Week we chat about everything and anything both RC and not but I promise its fun!

Host, Tim Smith and Matt Howson

Other segments include RC news, "RC word of the week", Events and updates and our featured item the MKS HBL380 servo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Erich Reichert"

 

This Week our guest is Erich Reichert who stops by the TSR Speed Shop to talk about his time as the editor of RC Car Action, time in the industry and the Vintage Off-Road Nationals he has been running for several years now. We also make sure to cover everything else in the RC world.

Host, Tim Smith and Matt Howson

Other segments include RC news, "RC word of the week", Events and updates and our featured item the Gruapner Geinus Ultra-T speed control.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sid the RC guy

 

 

This Week our guest is Sid The RC guy, YouTube video producer and RC street outlaw organizer joins us to talk about this new trend popping up all over the place Street Outlaw racing! We also talk about Sid's awesome informative RC videos.

**Make sure you have your big boy pants panties on kids

 Host, Tim Smith and Matt Howson

 Other segments include RC news, "RC word of the week", Events and updates and our featured item the JConcepts Medium race bag.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carson Wernimont bonus show

 

 

Bonus show!!! for you fans, as Carson Wernimont joins us in the TSR Speed Shop to talk about his recent departure from Associated, his great finishes over the last year and where he see's himself going in this crazy world of RC.


 

Hosts Tim Smith and Matt Howson

 

 

 

 

 

 

Josh Elliot, Fun, Laughs and bad connections...

 

This Week our guest is Josh Elliot, YouTube video producer and RC nut who joins us so we talk about everything, and I do mean everything! 

**Hold on junior, some words are for the big kids 


 

Host, Tim Smith and Matt Howson


 

Other segments include RC news, "RC word of the week", Events and updates and our featured item the Graupner Polaron EX charger power supply combo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AxialFest Debrief

 

This Week, I talk all about the Greatest RC event of its kind Axialfest 2015 and my experience spending a week in the woods doing all the RC I could ever want, also why you need to go to this event.

Host, Tim Smith and Matt Howson

Other segments include RC news, "RC word of the week", Events and updates and our featured item Mayhem machined 1.9 beadlock wheels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Schultz and Cody Isenbart, RC Monster trucks and more

 

This Week our guests include John Schultz who stops by to talk about RC Monster Trucks and anything else we can dream up with John long history in the RC industry. Also joining us for our Featured item is CBE RC fab owner Cody Isenbart to tell us all about their new Yeti kit and let me tell you if you have a Yeti you want to hear about this awesome upgrade!

Host, Tim Smith and Matt Howson

Other segments include RC news, "RC word of the week", Events and updates and our featured item CBE Yeti X.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lipo Care Show

 

This Week I talk all about Lipo batteries, from care to dealing with a pack gone bad Plus tons of questions from you the Fans!

Host, Tim Smith and Matt Howson

Other segments include RC news, "RC word of the week", Events and updates and our featured item Traxxas Funny Car.

 

 

 

 

 

Matt Olson of MIP

 

This Week our guests include Matt Olson of MIP, Matt joins us to talk all about the great products MIP provides and we find time to chat about his passion for 1/5 scall off road racing.

Host, Tim Smith and Matt Howson

Other segments include RC news, "RC word of the week", Events and updates and our featured item MIP wraith drivelines.

 

 

 

 

 

Drag cars, Drivelines and Poor decisions

 

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast ep10 “”Drag cars, Drive lines and poor decisions” Guest Ken Lupi

This week our guests include Ken Lupi of Drag Race Concepts, we talk drag racing, its health in the industry and the latest IMDRA spring nationals race.

Hosts Tim Smith and Matt Howson

Other segments include RC news, "RC word of the week", events and updates and our Featured item MaxAmps "Jigs Up" soldering helper

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 9 "Monster trucks"

 

This week our guests include David Baldwin crew chief of the "War Wizard" monster truck that competes on the Monster Jam tour around the world. We sit down and talk monster trucks and of course RC.

We also have a super sized RC news segment this week with interviews and reports from the "Silver State" off-road race and our buddy Adam Drake pops in to let us know what he thought about the race.

Hosts Tim Smith and Matt Howson

Other segments include RC news, "RC word of the week", events and updates and our Featured item Vanquish Method wheels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 8 "Adam and Charlie"

This week our guests include Charlie Suangka team manager for Novak electronics, Live RC announcer, world traveler and RC super Fan!

Also joining us is the one and only Adam Drake, icon of RC, Legendary status and labeled RC's nicest guy. They both take time off the drivers stand to sit down and chat with us about all things RC..

Host Tim Smith, Co-host Matt Howson

Other segments include RC news, "RC word of the week", events and updates and our Featured item "Klingon RC" wall hanger.

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 7 "Girl Power"

Episode 7 "Girl Power, The TSR speed shop welcomes women of RC. Guests include Jenni Smith wife of Tim Smith, Roxie Nakamoto founder of RC wives.com, Ronda Drake 25 year veteran of professional RC racing and wife of Adam Drake and Carrah Tompkins a new comer on the RC scene.

Regular segments include, RC news, Word of the week, Events and Featured item "Axial Yeti"

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 6 "Drag Racing"

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast episode 6 "RC Drag Racing" we talk in depth about the cars, tracks and set ups from the 1990's to today..

Segments include: RC news, "RC word of the week" updates and events and our featured item (MaxAmps 4000 mah lipo pack)

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 5 "Scaler"

Welcome to episode 5 of the TSR Speed Shop RC podcast, in this episode I talked about scalers, trailer, crawlers and the differences between them. We also cover this weeks RC news along with our featured item CowRC Moo Slick.

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 4 "Speed Run"

Welcome to Episode 4 of the TSR Speed Shop RC podcast. This time around I talk about something very dear to me, Speedrun racing! How to do it, what you need to know and do to avoid huge crashes and sad faces. I will also uncover all the tips and tricks I use to get my 2 cell cars over 119 mph! Plus RC news, our Word of the week and the featured product KNK hardware Mega Bag stainless screw kit.

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 3 "Sponsorship"

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 2 "Rock Racing"

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 1 "My Story"

 

 

 

How long can you drive an RC car for?

If you are Tim Smith that answer would be 24 hours straight!

Not getting enough out of his recent 8 hour run Tim set out to establish himself as the Iron Man of RC by running a RC truck on a brutal rock race track for 24 straight hours. To add to the excitement Axial racing gave Tim a stock RTR Poison Spider as Tim put it "We simply cut the zip-ties pulled the truck out and added our MaxAmps pack.

When the dust had cleared Tim drove the truck for 24 straight hours breaking the Guinness world record for longest distance covered in 24 hours by and RC car with a run 57.88 miles covered. he also is the only person to drive an RC car for 24 hours straight without any relief drivers.

congratulations to Tim and the whole team at U4RC~!

See how the 24 hour run transpired in this MaxAmps video.

24 Hour Iron Man Challenge
 

 

 

 

8 Hours of run time!!!???

That's right only a few weeks ago Tim took his own Axial honcho truck out to see how long a MaxAmps 8000 mah 2 cell pack would last on a rough trail.

The answer was 8 hours and 5 minutes before the speed control hit LVC (6.7v) and shut down.

You want Run Time, Run MAXAMPS!

Check out a video of the run here.

8 Hour record run

 

 

 

 

Want to hear what Tim has been up to?

Catch up with all that is going on with Tim's quest to reach 200 mph in an RC car on his two part interview on the RC Newb podcast.

Part 1 HERE

Part 2 HERE

 

 

Follow Tim Smith Racing on FaceBook or Twitter to get updates on the record breaking attempts.

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Catch Tim on the Radio Impound Podcast (RIP) as he sits down with host Gotti Jr and Jason Ruona to talk about going fast and the world the way he see's it.


 

 

 

 

 

Follow Tim Smith Racing on FaceBook or Twitter to get updates on the record breaking attempts.

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SIX years in a row!

MaxAmps voted best battery

Its an honor to represent such a awesome company!

 

RCX 2013

Thank you to all who came out and stopped in to say Hello!

 

We had a great time meeting everyone, showing off our cars and answering as many questions as we could at the 2013 RCX show.

 

If for any reason you still have some questions, comments or just want to say Hi, I can always be reached on my        

or by emailing me directly at TimSmithRacing@gmail.com

 

Thank you to all my wonderful sponsors, please visit my Sponsors page so you can also use the best products in the RC industry.

Here are a few photos from the weekend, Thanks again to everyone for your support.

TimSmithRacing's RCX 2013 album on Photobucket

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Smith Racing is once again super excited to announce a partnership with LeadFinger RC (Racing)

Your source for quality USA based r/c racing products. All of our products are developed and made in the USA. We are dedicated  to giving you more out of your hobby by taking the time to provide products that last.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Smith Racing is excited to announce that “FirmTronics” has joined us in developing new electronic devices to help in our quest to reach 200 mph.

FirmTronics is the RC division of Intricode Solutions (www.intricode.com) and specialize in microprocessor-based products for the Radio Control hobby industry. Although relatively new to the RC industry, They have many years of experience in leading edge industrial products which we hope to filter through to this industry.

They are a OEM contract supplier to the US, Asian and Australasian markets. Although you won't see their company name on many of their products (the nature of OEM), you may well recognize the 'feel' and features of these products.

 

 


 


 

Tim Smith and Drag Race Concepts join forces to create the first professional level purpose built speed run car. The car will be modeled after Tim's very own record setting car with all the tricks and custom parts that have allowed his car to run record speeds.

Tim and team TSR will be out at their testing site on January 12th to make the first runs on the new car. Follow Tim on FaceBook and Twitter to keep up with all the record breaking news as it happens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Smith Racing on

The "Radio Control Show"

 

We are so proud to bring some media light to our tiny little corner of the RC world. We think its the most exciting form of RC racing and are excited to get this opportunity to share what we do.

 

 

167.8 mph!

Saturday August 18th Tim made an attempt at the Guinness World record. His car recorded a speed of 167.8 mph but unfortunately the car left the surface and crashed violently into the teams pit area causing incredible damage. The car was traveling so fast it completely destroyed two canopies and a folding table. After analyzing the wreckage and video footage we believe the failure came when the front right steering kingpin sheered off folding the right front wheel back against the body and causing the car to violently turn to the right and then rolling over before crashing into the pit area.

Because the car didn't stay on the ground through both timing beams Guinness can't accept it as a new record. We agree with this and are looking forward to running again in late September early October.

Even with the complete loss of the car we are more confident then ever that we will Officially break this record.

 

World record run on Tim's 1 cell rail

83 mph

 

 

 

 

Guinness World Record attempt

August 18th in Bakersfield California Tim Smith will be attempting to break the Guinness Record for The Worlds Fastest Electric RC car.

The current record is 161.76 mph.

 

Follow Tim Smith Racing on FaceBook or Twitter to get updates on the record breaking attempts.

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RC4Less joins TSR

Tim Smith Racing is pleased to welcome RC4Less as a TSR sponsor.

 RC4Less tires have always been the choice of Tim Smith Racing on all our speed run cars.

Pick up a set of these record breaking tires and see why they are the choice of the pro's.

 

Follow Tim Smith Racing on FaceBook or Twitter to get updates on the record breaking attempts.

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RC Mits caught up with Tim before his latest attempt at the Guinness record for a short interview about the attempt.

 

 

 

MaxAmps voted Best Battery

 

Announced during this years RCX show was Car Actions "Readers Choice Award"  and winning for BEST Battery was MaxAmps. This marks the fifth year in a row MaxAmps has won this award!

Congratulations to the great people at MaxAmps. We are so proud to be apart of a wonderful organization filled with fantastic people.

 

Come out and meet Tim and the rest of the TSR race team at this years RCX show.

 On display in the MaxAmps booth will be the ISC World record holding 2 cell car (119 mph) as well as the car Tim is using to be the first to reach 200 mph and surpass the current Guinness World record (161 mph).

Stop by, say Hi and check out the cars.

For more info click HERE

 

 

 

Guinness World Record attempt

April 7th in Bakersfield California Tim Smith will be attempting to break the Guinness Record for The Worlds Fastest Electric RC car.

The current record is 161.76 mph.

Though TSR's goal is to break the Guinness World Record our ultimate goal to become the first RC car to ever break the 200 mph barrier.

Follow Tim Smith Racing on FaceBook or Twitter to get updates on the record breaking attempts.

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New Test Location for the 200 mph goal?

Thanks to the work of TSR team member Titto Medina we have a new test track that looks to be worthy of some big speeds. The first test session will take place Feb 25th. This will be more of a shake down of the car and the track surface to see if there are any unforeseen issues. TSR asked Tim about the goals of the test and future plans.

"To be honest the goal of this first test session is not 200 mph but you never know how things will play out and the team will be ready to take advantage of any opportunities that come our way."

"I have only seen the track on Google earth but from what I can see it looks fantastic. I believe the runway and side road are more then 3300 feet long and the narrower of the two is still 50 feet wide."

"As for future plans, if the surface works out at this new test track we plan to learn as much as possible, make any changes needed and schedule a return in March with the goal to run 200 mph."

" The new location also happens to be exactly 200 miles from my house."

Check out the location HERE

 

 

 

With a New Year comes new hopes and plans.

TSR sat down with Tim and asked him what his goals where for this season and the big question, When will 200 mph fall?

"My goal is simple and that is to have a better year then last year which so far looks good, I have yet to get hit by a truck so it already is better then last year." " To really get the most out of the season I will be starting early this year and spending many extra hours every week at our new home track in Carson Ca. testing the new 1 cell speed run car and further work on the open car. 100 mph is the goal of the 1 cell car and 200 mph is the goal of the open car. I was the first to put 2 cells over 100 mph and would like to claim that record in 1 cell as well."

"200 mph is the mark everyone wants yet No One has reached. My blast in testing of 179 mph was the fastest non-official of any RC car but I know of a few other cars rumored to be in the 170 mph area and I don't know if 200 mph can elude everyone much longer!"

 

 

Top Secret testing...

One of our sources at TSR who asks to remain anonymous is reporting testing of a new speed run car design that is said to have eclipsed any current record speed. The reports are runs of 177 mph and 179 mph making it the fastest electric car on earth. Stay tuned as the information becomes available.

 

 

 

Want to keep up on everything TSR is doing? Follow Tim on Facebook and Twitter. Racing tips, race reports and product giveaways.


 
 
 

 

Tim breaks his leg and puts the 2011 season on hold.

 

While riding home in mid November only days after setting a new ISC 2 cell record Tim was hit by a truck on the freeway. He was rushed to the hospital. The surgery lasted more then 7 hours and when all was said and done Tim had a broken knee that required a 4 inch metal plate and 7 screws plus a severally broken ankle that took 2 metal plates 6 inches long and 20 screws.

"We are into the physical therapy several times a week learning to walk again and just general recovery process right now. I still have a ways to go but I look forward to getting back out to the track as soon as possible."

If you would like to send Tim a email please feel free.

TimSmithRacing@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

Tim breaks the ISC 2 cell speed record of 101 mph with a blast of over 119 mph!

After two days of high speed racing at the annual ISC Ultimate Speed Run held at Auto club raceway in Fontana California Tim was able to defend his 2 cell record with runs of 112 mph and finally 119 mph.

Tim Smith Racing wants to thank all its wonderful sponsors who without none of this would be possible.

 

 

 

UpGrade RC joins TSRacing

Radio controls number one supplier of the hottest custom skins, decals, shirts, hats pit mats and more.

Our team has been using UpGrade RC products long before they were kind enough to support TSRacing and would continue to, they are high quality products that seem to make everything look Great!

You can't always win but you can always look like a winner, UpGrade today!

check them out at UpGradeRC

 

 

 

 

Tim Smith Racing hats and shirts coming soon!

along with Extreme parts and record breaking motors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Smith Racing would like to welcome its newest driver Stan Harrington.

Stan will be competing on the IMDRA east coast circuit in the 3 cell Funny car class and after his last race running the new Ballistic Tim Smith Racing edition drag motor he left with the track record on a run of 1.38 seconds!

 

 

 

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After the dust settled from the MHRA-ROAR west coast championships one thing was clear. It had been a great race for Tim Smith Racing.

  

The highlights of the weekend mostly centered around the 10.5 ROAR spec class where Tim top qualified the class, set the track and national record for elapsed time and MPH from the old record of 2.05 seconds at 60 mph to an astounding 1.77 seconds at over 73 mph! Tim also went on to win the finals over TS Racing team driver and #2 qualifier Gabe Hernandez.

Tim also #2 qualified in the 3 cell "Top Fuel" class but due to a mechanical failure was eliminated in the semi final round.

The staff at TS Racing would like congratulate Tim and Gabe on a great race and also wish to thank all our wonderful sponsors and support that make this all possible.

 

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* Rockwell watches joins to sponsor TSRacing team

*DNA Energy Drinks to be 2010 sponsor

*Six Feet Deep Clothing Joins forces with TSRacing

 

** Tim Smith Racing is very excited to announce Rockwell watches as a 2010 team sponsor. Rockwell watches are committed to quality, design and style and TSRacing looks forward to an exciting season. 

 

**Thirsty? Need a boost? Well wait no more! Tim Smith Racing is excited to tell all its fans that if you need a boost do what team TSRacing does and gulp down a DNA Energy drink. Guaranteed to add 5-10 mph per driver.

 

**TSRacing is so proud to announce that Six Feet Deep clothing joining forces to not only be the fastest RC cars but the best dressed drivers in the game! Welcome Six Feet Deep Clothing.

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*New TSRacing team driver announced.

 

**TSRacing announces the addition of driver Gabe Hernandez to its racing team.

After looking at the up coming season filled with races TSRacing decided it was just too much for one man to handle and  it was time to add a driver to the mix. Gabe joins us this year to drive a dragster in the 10.5 ROAR spec class. With Gabe's experience in ISC speed run racing we are confident he has the ability to make his mark in the RC drag racing world as well.

  

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*New drag classes for the up coming 2010 season.

*ROAR to join forces with MHRA drag racing in 2010 season

 

**With the joining of ROAR and MHRA a new “spec” drag class has been announced. The new class will be a 10.5 ROAR approved sensored motor and single 7.4V ROAR approved lipo hard case. TSRacing will field two cars in this inaugural class this season.

  

**ROAR and MHRA join forces to bring drag racing to a world stage.

 With the help of Rubin Benitez, ROAR’s competition director, Drag Racing will be sanctioned by ROAR for 2010 and beyond. Rules have been submitted and approved. They should be posted sometime mid January 2010.

The biggest part of this is it allows tracks to become ROAR sanctioned tracks and take part of the affordable insurance policy they have. It also makes us part of a global organization. ROAR is a division of IFMAR which is the worldwide org for RC racing.

 If you are a track promoter or owner contact ROAR for sanctioning paper work. If you are a racer contact ROAR and join. http://www.roarracing.com/

 

 

This month TSRacing "In The Pits" interviews

Tekin team manager Randy Pike

Read the whole interview here

 

 

Tim Smith breaks milestones and records at the ISC Ultimate Speed run in Fontana CA~!

 

When the dust settled after the USR 09 two milestones in the RC world had been set. The first is Tim piloting his 2wd stock entry to not only a new ISC speed record of 101 mph but also becoming the first RC driver to ever attain the 100 mph mark in any 7.4v vehicle.

Not to be out done Tim set out to shatter the old electric modified record of 97 mph. His run of 116 mph was enough to take the record but by the time the weekend ended Tim set the bar even higher by laying down a run of 126.5 mph also becoming the driver of the fastest 2wd RC vehicle on the planet!

We would like to thank our sponsors who are the real reason for all our success.

Grand Motorsports

MaxAmps

Speed passion

Precision Racing systems

Speed Clean

 

 

Tim Smith Racing sets new closed course speed record at the ISC 2009 Insane Speed Run event!

In a tiring weekend of racing we were lucky enough to stamp our name in the speed record books one more time. This time is was at the ISC 2009 Insane speed run event. A closed course oval track (velodrome) were we set the new Modified speed Record. During the same weekend we managed to qualify 2nd for the All Star Shoot-out oval race presented by The Southwest Tour that had the worlds top oval drivers from all around the country and even as far as Japan competing.

More details and pictures to come, if you can't wait head over to the ISC web site for all the details and inside scoop on all the new records and links to HD videos of runs.

A special thanks to MaxAmps batteries for supplying us with more power then we could even use,

 The ISC and Southwest Tour for putting such a great event and RCmits.com for all the photos and videos.

 

 

 

 

Tim Smith Racing Wins at the ISC event and sets a new world Speed record~!


Thanks to the awesome support of my sponsors Team Novak, MaxAmps batteries and Grand MotorSports Chassis. I was packed up and shipped off to Rockingham North Carolina for the ISC Speed Challenge.

Well I am very pleased to tell you (all the glory goes to God) we were able to not only Win the scale electric class (7.4v single 540 motor) at the event but break the existing speed record by just over 10 mph~! And bring the title of worlds fastest scale car home.


The track was an extremely pull your shoes off kind of sticky surface but for reasons I still don’t fully understand was like running on slippery glass when using clean foam tires not only for me but for everyone. Crazy weird… I could run full throttle down the bumpy dirty return road but if you tried the same thing on the track it would just spit you out like a watermelon seed.

I tried a few things that had produced more then 12 passes over 100 mph peaking at 121 mph here at home on a dusty parking lot but this surface was having none of it. The day was getting late and time was running out so I finally decided that I needed to just act like it was a dragstrip and goop my tires, hammer the throttle and see what happens... Well I made one pass this way and it was the record breaking pass.


My cars are currently on their way to the iHobby show in Chicago to be displayed in the Novak and MaxAmps booths and will be featured in an upcoming issue of RC Driver in a tell all show all article exposing all the bits and pieces I used to break this record.

 

 

 

 

Yellow Rocket from the past~!

The car is new but the paint design is from long ago. When asked by Mike Ogle head Honcho at GMS, what I would like the new car to look like I said “Remember that yellow one you did for me back in about 1988, I loved that car.” and the next thing I knew a box arrived containing a paint job all the way from 1988~!

The newest team car was not only created for the drag strip but also with the idea of running in this years ISC RC speed challenge in an attempt to become not only one of the quickest cars on the planet but the fastest too.

 

Featuring: The new GMS wheelie bar system Novak motor and esc, MaxAmps lipo cells and the Spektrum DX3R system it’s easy to see why we are so excited to add this car to our team.

 

 

                                               

 

                                 

 

  

 

 

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