KrawlFest 2 – Belleview, Florida

By Anthony Rivas on Feb 11, 2016

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Rise and shine! I have a flight to catch.

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Once again Dominic takes me to McCarran International Airport here in Las Vegas.

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I am flying out of the new section of the airport, so I have a tram ride.  I dread this terminal, I was once removed from the plane on this side. Flying with your RC as carry on doesn’t seem to be an issue most of the time. That particular day, it was an issue.

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Once I arrived at RRW in Belleview, it was windy and cold. I believe the high was foretasted to be 42 degrees.

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Onsite food vendors added hot chocolate to the menu.

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Wow there are lots of cars, about 5 rows deep and at least 15 cars wide. Looking like a good turnout for the annual KrawlFest event.

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I see lots of people and where there are lots of people, there are usually lots of trucks. Lets check it out.

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This Axial Wraith looking scale and ready for action, I dig the driver.

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Hmmm… Semi, JK, or Chevy?

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I am seeing more and more rusted paint jobs. This one looks great!

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Check out this Land Cruiser. You would never guess the entire front clip is off another body and mated to an Axial Deadbolt. Impressive work!

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Plenty of Axial bombers on hand. Ready to run or trailered in.

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Speaking of trailers, check out this set up. The aluminum trailer is well crafted with aluminum.

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This trailer was ultra cool. Working winch and lights set it off.

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This old school combo was eye catching.

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Another old school ride I spotted was this Axial based CGR Bronco.

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These guys are lined up for the 6 hour endurance.

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Hare are the brave souls who are going to take on this 340 flagged course for 6 hours. How many laps will they complete?

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As the rest of the scale class line up, I am seeing all kinds of cool rigs!

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I am sure most of you have seen crew cabs, but look at this beast. Still in the process of being built I am told.

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How’s this for a throwback body? Not too many of these guys running around, Axial B-17 Betty.

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It’s always in the details, like this hood scoop hiding the body pins on this Axial Honcho.

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This 6×6 Jeep still in its building stages looks to have a great start.

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When I think Florida, this is not what I imagine, warm clothes and everyone bundled up. Hats off to the drivers, they came to drive no matter what the conditions.

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While the drivers meeting was going on, I spotted these two relics. On the left is an original Axial B-17 Betty. The one on the right takes me back to my 2.2 days, traveling the country for comps, the Axial AX10.

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People have gathered to start. With 154 drivers, you were given different starting sections, courses were A,B,C,D, and the scale run at the top.

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Drivers are off and RRW KrawlFest 2 is under way!

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How cool are the custom made bolt on fenders?

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Almost immediately these drivers we greeted by some wet Florida sand.

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Florida must have a stash of old bodies, This CGR Bronco is hard to find.

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The rain from the previous day made some of the obstacles a little slick.

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There was a little mud and water, but nothing major.

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Another Axial B-17 Betty on course, the wet sand clinging to those 2.2 Rock Lizards.

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The Axial Deadbolt head and working lights really set this truck off.

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This 80′s body style ford about halfway through course A.

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This SCX10 based Toyota had the 4 banger wound up tight to makes it’s way up this sandy climb.

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This Axial Jeep JK is all scaled out, car seats and all!

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The Jeep Nukizers teamed up to take on the KrawlFest trails.

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The dents add to the scale realism of this Axial Honcho.

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There was some water left over from the previous days rain.

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Its cool to see the different takes on builds with the Jeep Nukizer body.

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This Axial Wraith based Toyota loaded and ready for action.

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The Casey Currie Edition JK and Jeep G6 in their natural elements.

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This Axial AX10 made short work of this climb. The wet sand adds a new element to driving.

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This Chevy reminds me of something I would see on any off road trail run.

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How about this Pinked out Axial RR10 Bomber? There was a good number of these new Bombers on trail.

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Despite loosing a lower screw on the knuckle, this Jeep JK pushed on.

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This section seemed to be a favorite of the scale drivers. Something here for everyone on this trail run.

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I think there is 6×6 scale movement going on. I am seeing more and more at events. This one came to drive.

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The Axial Dodge Ram Power Wagon carefully maneuvering this section, trying not to end up like the Ford in the back ground.

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As the drivers came in off stage sporting battle scars, they geared up for some side by side flat land racing.

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What’s a race without some mud?

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Axial Yetis seemed to float across the mud section.

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Drivers raced their scale trucks they just used out on the main course. Always a blast to watch the races. This segued into the raffle portion of the event.

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A few lucky drivers walked away with some Axial bodies.

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This lucky driver walked away with an Axial Wraith Spawn.

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These two were super excited to be walking away with the Axial Ram Power Wagon RTR.

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This driver taking home the Axial Yeti Score Trophy Truck! The re-start button on stadium trucks, so much fun to drive. After many other prizes and trophies, they were onto a night run.

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A night stage is just an entirely different experience.

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Some very cool night scale trailing led by their truck lights.

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As the last few trucks rolled in on this chilly Florida night, I said some good byes and headed for the hotel. I had a flight to catch back to warmer weather in Las Vegas, NV. Until the next adventure, keep it scale and enjoy the ride!


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