February 8th – 10th, 2019, kicked off the Winter edition of the JConcepts Indoor National Series in St. Charles, Missouri at the facility formerly known as SmacTrac. Under the same management, but a new name, Team Velocity R/C Raceway still embodies its rich racing heritage along with the fun and friendly atmosphere from before, making the highly anticipated Winter Indoor Nationals a sold out event with 353 total entries.
New for 2019 –
In 2018 JConcepts introduced the Independent 17.5 buggy class intended for non-sponsored drivers. The class is limited to 30 entries and utilizes a controlled tire program to make things simple for the racer. For 2019, together with series sponsor, HobbyWing, the Independent class will now feature a 21.5 hand-out motor program.
After careful research, we’ve determined that Independent drivers enjoy the ease of a vehicle which is easier to drive. Utilizing a 21.5 motor, it now allows the young and veteran racer to produce sharper lap-times and less crashes over a complete qualifier or race. Together with the HobbyWing 21.5 motor and controlled tires, it reduces two of the most intimation factors of competing in a race event.
The JConcepts | HobbyWing Independent 21.5 buggy class = More fun on track and less worry in the pits.
2018 Season Points are updated through Race 5
Series is best 3 of 5
2018 INS8 Finals
After traveling to 5 amazing tracks located across the country, the 8th season of the JConcepts Indoor National Series has come to an end. This year, the competition was at an all-time high with many pro drivers making appearances throughout the series adding fuel to the flame. The energy and intensity at JConcepts INS events are always off the charts as the host tracks go out of their way to provide an awesome racing facility and top-notch race track...
It was a fabulous weekend in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, as the JConcepts’ Indoor National Series made its way into the great Northeast for the Fall Edition of the highly anticipated nationwide series. Now, in its 8th year of hosting the JConcepts INS event, RC Excitement’s staff and local racers go all out to welcome travelers from all over the US and Canada for a great race weekend. Known to be the biggest race in the Northeast, Todd Anderson made this one special with all new LED lighting and fresh paint to add wonders to the feel of the event. Thanks to their collective, hard work, the JConcepts Fall INS8 was a huge success!
Within a few short years, Hobby Action has nestled itself as one of America’s beloved race track. It’s unique, it’s filled with people that genuinely care, and perhaps the biggest highlight is the facility and location can’t get much better. With races that sell out in minutes, Hobby Action has established itself among the world’s best and is well known for the Desert Classic and the JConcepts Summer Indoor National Series. However, this year, Hobby Action has stepped up and will soon play host to the 2018 1/10th Electric Nationals this August.
The Spring Indoor Nationals is always a special time in the Pacific Northwest as the highly anticipated race brings out the best and fastest local racers along with some of the nation’s top drivers to battle it out on a premier, high-bite indoor clay track better known as the legendary Tacoma R/C Raceway in Tacoma, Washington...
Every year, the excitement of indoor off-road racing builds and finally in February, we kick off another spectacular year of the JConcepts Winter Indoor Nationals hosted by SmacTrac in St. Louis, Missouri. The anticipation flies high for one of the best races of the year and for 2018, there was massive improvements to the clay surface that was welcomed by all...
There is no doubt that the JConcepts Indoor National Series is the most successful offroad racing series in the country and the 2017 season proved that the series keeps growing attracting the best racers in the nation to compete on 5 different tracks across America. There’s nothing else quite like it and perhaps the closest thing we have to a real national level circuit and we couldn’t have asked for a better Finale race hosted by Speed R/C Raceway in Mooresvile, North Carolina.
INS7 Finals - December 8-10, 2017
Speed RC Raceway
118 Cedar Pointe Dr
Mooresville, North Carolina 28117
November 10, 2017
It has been a wonderful 7 years of the Fall Indoor Nationals at RC Excitement and 2017 was no different. Just hovering around 300 entries, the North East’s best 1/10th scale offroad racers gathered for an exciting, fun weekend of racing at RC Excitement in Fitchburg, MA through the weekend of October 7th – 8th.
2017 JConcepts Summer Indoor National Series
The 2017 JConcepts Summer Indoor Nationals was a race to remember. After 7 seasons of tweaking and fine-tuning the race format and formula, the Summer Indoor Nationals was the most competitive race to date with over 280 entries and a multitude of National and World Champions in attendance. Bar none…. it was the highest level of competition ever seen at an Indoor Nationals. Adding to the spice this year, the Summer INS has moved from Chico, California’s Outback Raceway to perhaps the World’s best race facility, Hobby Action R/C Raceway in Chandler, Arizona. From the inaugural Desert Classic race just 5 months earlier, HA has come a long way with the track build and track quality providing a much smoother surface and increased grip levels.
Summer Nationals Photo Album...
2017 Spring INS @ Tacoma RC Raceway recap
This year’s JConcepts Spring Indoor Nationals Series hosted by Tacoma R/C Raceway in Tacoma, Washington, had quite the buzz surrounding the event as many heard the rumors of an elite, “best-ever” field of pro drivers traveling to compete at the 2017 Spring INS. The list included National Champions, Reedy Champions, and even World Champions. With names that belong on cereal boxes, the hype was high and on May 19th – 21st, the hype became a reality.
Spring Nationals Photo Album...
2017 Winter Indoor National Series @ SmacTrac recap
February 11th and 12th, 2017 was a very special day for JConcepts. This past weekend kicked off the first race of the 2017 Indoor National Series that is often referred to as the most popular 1/10th scale off-road racing series in America. Now in it’s 7th year, the JConcepts INS is back! Tweaks were made to add more top drivers, more support, and the results were already felt at the Winter INS with over 300 entries of the region’s best drivers along with top world talent as well — it just keeps getting better every year!
Check out the photo album from race 1...
2017 JConcepts Winter INS at Smac Trac – Friday night seeding recap
The JConcepts crew is firing on all cylinders with Ryan Maifield leading the way in both 2wd and 4wd modified classes during seeding practice. The track has been evolving and the lap times keep dropping here at Smac Trac as drivers spent most of the day breaking in tires. The entire team are rocking green Dirt Webs with Dirt Tech inserts and have been really hooked up and looking awesome.
JConcepts is pleased to announce the 7th year of the Indoor National Series. With a host of sponsors, the INS7 series promises to be one of the best yet, including the consistency of solid locations of the past and a visit to one of the nation’s newest locations, Hobby Action R/C Raceway.
2016 JConcepts Spring INS – Overall Results
Date Change - 2016 Finals
The finals hosted by Speed RC will take place the following weekend, December 10-11, 2016
Official 2016 INS Flyer... (Updated June 17, 2016)
Rule Change for 10th scale buggy wheel construction
2.4"/60mm wheels will now be permitted for the remainder of the 2015 INS Season. ROAR has updated their rulebook as follows...
ROAR is introducing a rules change with immediate effect that results in 2 different wheel configurations being available as options for manufacturers and competitors:
- the existing 2.2" nominal wheels
- the newer 2.4" or 60mm nominal wheels
The new rules do not include dimensions compatible with vintage style wheels as they are generally not used in ROAR sanctioned competition.
Dimensions for the traditional 2.2" wheel will be:
- Mounting Bead Diameter - 2.20 inch (55.88mm) +/-.013 inch (.30mm)
- Maximum Overall Diameter - 2.42 inch (61.468 mm)
- Width - 1.513 inch (38.43mm) maximum
Dimensions for the newer wheel style will be:
- Mounting Bead Diameter - 2.380 - 2.427 inch (60.45 - 61.65 mm)
- Maximum Overall Diameter - 2.571 inch (65.3 mm)
- Width - 1.513 inch (38.43mm) maximum
For further info, visit ROARRacing.com
Indoor National Series Clarification Regarding Tires and Wheels
To clear a little confusion regarding 2.2” and 2.4” wheels and tires we have provided some additional information below to bring some consistency to the Indoor National Series.
At race series events #1-3 it was permitted to use the larger bead diameter tires only mounted on 2.2” wheels. This was done to allow the use of most manufacturers signature tires to promote the ability to choose between all brands and styles during the event. This is done by simply gluing the rubber conversion bead to a standard 2.2” wheel and gluing the 2.4” tire to the modified wheel. While it is understood the official ROAR rule is to NOT allow the use of any 2.4” tires or wheels in combination with each other, we feel obligated to our racers to maintain the consistency set during races #1-3. The rule regarding these wheels and tires is under review by ROAR for the 2015 season and the Indoor National Series intends to adhere to any changes ROAR clarifies in 2015 going forward.
Summer Indoor Nationals Recap
Ryan Maifield completed the perfect debut with Team Losi Racing as he took all three of his new TLR cars to victory. Having dominated the same event last year with Team Associated, the Arizona ace’s much anticipated first outing with his new team again produced an all conquering performance. Top Qualifier for each of his A-Mains, in the series’ two big classes, 2wD & 4WD buggy, he would wrap things up early repeating his A1 performances in A2 to claim overall victory. Also debuting TLR’s new 22 SCT 2.0 at the A-Main Hobbies owned track he made it a hat trick as he took the win of that class’ single A-Main.
Each track will personally handle the registrations for their Event.
Register online at RCSignup.com
Winter Indoor Nationals
Velocity R/C Raceway – St. Charles, MO
February 8-10, 2019
Spring Indoor Nationals
TRCR – Tacoma, WA
May 17-19, 2019
Summer Indoor Nationals
Hobby Action – Chandler, AZ
July 12-14, 2019
Fall Indoor Nationals
RC Clubhouse - Warren, MI
October 4-6, 2019
Indoor National Finals
Beach RC – Myrtle Beach, SC
December 13-15, 2019
- 2wd Modified Buggy
- 4wd Modified Buggy
- 40+ 2wd Modified Buggy
- 17.5 Expert 2wd Buggy
- 13.5 4wd Buggy
- 13.5 Stadium Truck
- 13.5 Short Course Truck
- 1/10th 4wd Truggy
- 21.5 Independent 2wd Buggy *Control Tire & Handout Motor*
INDEPENDENT 21.5 BUGGY
• HobbyWing 21.5 motors can be picked up on loan from representative Ron Schuur on Friday morning. The timing on the motors has been fixed and inspected by Ron and cared for by him and in his possession. During racing and practice, Ron will be happy to assist with gearing suggestions and care throughout the event.
• The motor can stay in the racers vehicles throughout the race weekend.
• Once the race is over, please return the motor to Ron.
Independent 21.5 buggy
• JConcepts controlled tires can be purchased from the host hobby shop or race track. There is not a limit on the amount of tires that can be purchased, however, the tires typically work better after they are broken in and scuffed on the racing surface. Typically drivers do not use more than 2 complete sets for the entire weekend.
• Front control tires are green compound Dirt Webs #3077-02.
• Rear control tires are green compound Dirt Webs #3076-02.
• Cost is $7.50 per pair and will be available through the tracks Hobby Shop.
RACING UNDER ROAR RULES
All classes will follow current ROAR Rules, found HERE.
• 3 Qualifiers – 5 minutes each – Qual Points Scoring
• 2wd and 4wd Mod will be Triple A-Main format with one bump up from the B-Main
• 10 drivers go directly to the A-Main, 1 bump will make 11
• All other A-Mains will have 2 bumps ups with extended Single Mains
• A-Main = 8 min, B-Main = 7 min, C-Main = 6 min, D-Main = 5 min
Winter Indoor Nationals - SmacTrac
Spring Indoor Nationals - Tacoma RC Raceway
Summer Indoor Nationals - Hobby Action
Fall Indoor Nationals - RC Excitment
2018 INS Finals - Beach RC
Winter Indoor Nationals - SmacTrac
Spring Indoor Nationals - Tacoma
Summer Indoor Nationals - Hobby Action
Fall Indoor Nationals - RC Excitement
150 Fountain Lakes Blvd.
Saint Charles, MO 63301
Phone: (636) 947-0330
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3098 Elm Point Industrial Drive
St. Charles, MO 63301