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Danny’s Onion Patch Raceway (On-Road Edition)


Next On-Road Race: TBD


News!!  Affordable On-Road Racing!!


We want to get more people involved in our hobby, and one way to do that is to offer a low-cost way to get started.  Several of us (seven of us so far) have ordered a Traxxas 4-Tec Electric On-Road car.  The part number is 4306, and it comes with an electronic speed control and a radio.  These cars are available at the Auburn HobbyTown for $184 (tax included).  Add a $20 for a battery and wall charger and you will be ready to hit the track.



We want to keep this class low-cost and fun, so we have decided on a simple set of rules:


Stock Traxxas 20 turn "Stinger" motor

One 6-cell, 7.2V, NiCd or NiMH battery pack


Allowed Modifications:

Any production-based, 190mm car or truck body

Any tire/wheel combination (see below)

Bearings (see below)



Chassis adjustments (toe plates, sway bars)


Danny will have foam tires for $12 a pair.

Phil will have complete 18 piece bearing sets for $22.

Steve at the Auburn HobbyTown (one mile from Bruno’s) will stock parts.

Danny will have some spare parts at the track.


Click here for more photos of the cars.


This could be you!

Each month, the winner of the 4-Tec class will take home the “4-Tec Cup”.


On-Road Race Location

We usually race in the Bruno's parking lot in Auburn, AL.  The address is:



1530 E Glenn Ave

Auburn, AL 36830


Directions:  From Columbus, take US 280 West to Opelika.  In Opelika, turn left onto I-85 South.  Go about five miles, then take exit #57.  Turn left at the light onto E. Glen Ave and go about 1.5 miles.  Bruno's will be on your left, just past the church.


We will have the lap counting system and handout transponders available.


Note: Any three similar vehicles will make a race!  Put a set of street tires on your monster truck and bring it on!  There is usually a good crowd of spectators, so come on out and promote our hobby.


Also, the Auburn HobbyTown is about a mile away should you need anything.


Note: We are looking for a location to have an on-road race.  If you know of a location with good asphalt that would be willing to let us run, send Danny an e-mail.


Pictures and Video from the March 23rd On-Road Race

This was our first time at the Dollar General on US 280.  There was a good turn-out, and several people stopped by to watch the racing.  Click here for more photos.  Dennis took a short video of the A-Main Nitro TC race.  Click here to see it. (Note: 8MB file in Apple .MOV format)