TSR Speed Shop RC podcast

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March 12th, 2021    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “KOTS with Todd Soltero”

TSR podcast Episode 134#

More KOTS w/ Todd Soltero”

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howsen


Show introduction and welcome.

Tim Notes:

The tent post came back around!

OKC interview (best questions ever)

KOTS ET and MPH break down and lookie who made the top 25 of reaction times.

Its not supposed to be easy… I saw complaining and all I thought was these guys are track racers so they don’t get it. It’s supposed to be HARD.

The right guys seemed to have been in the finals.

VooDoo tire report coming soon. Stuffed them with crawler innovations foam

Street Outlaw TV show and the new rules/halfway point of the show

New parts for the undercover car (rear hubs, brass inserts)

TSR Tunes from Vegas have been submitted.

My charger died….. what to do?

Superchip race, over 300 entries (2 cars per dude) another 20K race. Big chief has been invited.

News items

Some racing seems to be starting back up! Check your local tracks for the fun to start back up.

RC Word Of the Week (brought to you by Competition-X)


A condition when the front edge of both tires are closer together than the rear edge of both tires. Toe-in will make a car more stable under acceleration but decrease turn-in steering.


A condition when the front edge of both tires are farther apart than the rear edge of both tires. Toe-out increases turn-in steering yet reduces stability under acceleration and through bumpy sections.

Main Topic:

Todd Soletro

What king of prep did you do heading into KOTS

What was your plan for the single test hit?

First, second, third rounds?


What is your plan for the next big race and where will you be going?

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Thank you to MaxAmps, MKS Servo, Maclan racing, Graupner USA, CowRC, All you awesome fans, We love you all!

March 2nd, 2021    

TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “KING of the STREETS 2021″

TSR podcast Episode

KING of the Streets 2021”

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howsen

Guest: Jake Lieder


  • Show introduction and welcome.



Tim Notes:

The Vegas race.

The trip into town

Thursday night hang out relax and had a lovely steak and shake no room service no steak

Friday MaxAmps day! Stickers on the Lambo, Drifter madness and go karts from hell.


Test hits with the team (wind and fun) I get to meet flat Tim for the first time.

Team dinner, not the same with Covid (John, David, Todd, Ablie, Colin, Craig, Jerry, Ian

in bed early but its not home so I was up early. Or so I thought it was actually an hour off...

Saturday race day: Where do I start? No parking, walked about 5 miles to get in because I dont wait.

What are we running, no test space or time. Look at that Shut down!

Test hit, drove down the slope....

First round hit Spinning was winning when you have the bye run

DQ's all around! Voltage and burn outs

Second round we got some decisions to make, What car. Some times you just get out run, Chris Bradford “grits” Bad tune job did me in, Who was asking me for my password? So weird... !up cam angle.

So racing is over and I was a little down but the fans, oh the fans. Kayden Phillips thank you for letting me be in a picture with you!

Some interviews, lots and lots of talking to people, taking photos and signing autograpghs. What a wonderful time to be in RC when I wasn't hiding out in the trailer.

Daniel judd and Ricky Bellotti (Drag tires VooDoo

More about this damn Christy family, where do I start with them.. my gosh they have adopted me and I never want to go home! They take very good care of Tim

The weather got worst as the final got nearer

Clay Keates and Jacob Lieder All Malcan finals! WIN WIN

Clay took the win and like winning a super bowl the cameras and micphones swallowed poor clay up, he looked like a dear in the headlights.

Jacob: DR10 stock chassis, Maclan DRK 4.5 motor and battery.

Clay: Maclan DRK, 3.5 motor and bullet chassis

Wrap up:

The coverage was Great, it got a little long in the end but those guys has to endure the cold and wind plus keep talking nonstop about a side of the sport there were not really familiar with so great job.

There was about 205 drivers total

Several young kids slaying fast cars left and right(Chevelle and Kayden)

The surface was better then it looked and the shut down was really not an issue

The weather was as bad as I would ever want to see, it was nearly not tolerable.

They got everything done in time, I have to credit both the team of people running the race and the drivers who all go up there and didnt mess around.

It was on all accounts a success and we were told next year would be a three day event so that more people can go and race without the time limits.

The thing I tried to make clear to all our team guys was that an event like this though we all want to win it we must all take a few minutes to truly enjoy what we are able to be a part of, the memories and fun.

Finally I want to thank the people and companies that allow me to have an experience like this. MaxAmps, for years of support that has been measurable.



Undercover RC

Vanishing Point

Now the people, My wife

The entire Christy family


Todd, Ben, David, John, Craig, Ian, Able, Nathan, Jacob




  • News items

  • RC Word Of the Week (brought to you by RC Driver)

Vertical Load:

The amount of force applied to an individual tire in the direction perpendicular to the road surface; the forward driving force of the tire.

Main Topic:



Featured Item of the week


Maclan racing DRK Drag Race King speed control with 5 stage software



Thank you to MaxAmps, Maclan Racing, MKS Servo, CowRC, All you awesome fans, We love you all!


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