TSR Speed Shop RC podcast “KING of the STREETS”



Here we go kids, The KING of the Streets! This truly was the greatest RC event I have ever witnessed and Boy oh Boy do I have stories.  Plus I got a chance to find out what the other half live like as I attended the DNC (Dirt Nitro Challenge) a week earlier. Wow what an RC world I have been in, sit back and relax because there is a lot to cover.


Enjoy, love Tim and Matt


TSR podcast Episode

Hosts: Tim Smith and Matt Howson

This week:  The King Of The Streets


Tim Notes:


The dirt nitro challenge, good time talking to all kinds of pro guys, Ryan Mayfield and Jason Rona to name a few.

It wasn’t as big as I thought it would be, but I guess that’s how it works.

Meet Keenan from No name Podcast and or course JQ was there, that was odd and a bit uncomfortable…

Went to the parking lot to do some hits and it was like the moons surface but she ripped right down the middle.


Most people would leave their stuff alone with a huge race coming up but not this clown…. So I tired to add some more power at home at night in the dark and backed her into the curb seemily destroying everything… I have rolled this car over and over and not broke this much stuff….


Two days out and I smash the car all up.

The parts list….

The wheelie bar, Jake performance for the save, or is it!

Well if I got no parts I might as well go with the boss to the bar and have a few beers… not my best idea…

I couldn’t quite get it squire and no time to do hits I had to guess and go with it…


The out pouring of support for this was crazy, cars parts anything I needed people were offering left and right. Thank you to all of you for offering it was humbling to say the least.


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Main topic


King of the streets


The drive up, aka Jimmy Jet Nelison, baker California what on earth was this guy doing here?


Of course I was late, what can you expect from me?


I couldn’t believe my eyes when we drove in. More cars and people then I ever imagined on a free parking lot


A little testing and no one seemed crazy fast in fact the cars were a little loose on this parking lot so we all had to turn down a bit to make it happen.


Chip draw round one, me vs the lumber jack from Sonoma, yies! The car goes left…

Lots of good cars fell out in the first round, maybe trying to go a bit too fast out of the box or nerviorness, I know I was.


Find a penny pick it up, Round two the bye draw!! Red 7! The car goes right…


The warrior round, the battery. Guess what the car went right…


Now that’s over let the fun begin! Time to talk and giveaway some stuff. First up the car body.


More batteries, lol I am going to run out of stuff.  My sneak leave of a MKS 550 servo


Paul willhite from Proline, thank you for the support.


Associated Thank you for the Great support.


RC bombshells

NPRC chapters, Hawaii, Colorado, Arizona, Sonoma, Socal, Oklahoma, Texas and so many more. Sorry I was not able to get around to talk to everyone.


What did I learn and see, belted tires, laydown and reverse gear boxes, shock oils and stiffness,


The finals, Ricky Bellotti  vs  jeff mcdowell, chip draw, lane choice and off we go!

420 2nd, 3880 1st, Largest pay out for a single race event?


Now that all the is over lets do some grudge racing and win some money!

I managed to get into about 8 races and think I won them all. I slowly got the car dialed in a bit but something is wrong with it… I did squeeze a couple hundred bucks out of the folks. Then with one battery left I pulled it out and off it went to a new home.  So I went home with two less bodies and three less batteries  and one less MKS 550… lol hope I don’t get into trouble J now I need new batteries.

Oh and I think I killed my ESC, on the last race I made (which I won J in the shut down she gave up. But I did run the crap out of it and got it too hot.

Maybe back to the four pole and where to go from there?


My Hawaiian friends, people from everywhere it was mind blowing what I was witnessing, it was a grand historical event in RC and I was part of it. That all happened on a free parking lot! They took no money and man did they run an efficient race, holy Cow it was great and all done by basically three people.


John Shultz and that whole total mess, time to set the record straight….


Back to the race and awesome it was,  so many to thank,  I had to make a list, Tyler, Ashley, Coy, Shawn, My wife, John and Jonathan, Philip, Ricky on his win and the whole Sonoma crew, my new Hawaiian brothers, the cops for never coming or caring what we were doing.


Wrap up the drive home was nice actually to really sort through all that had just happened, I though to myself that moving when I was getting dressed that this day was going to be filled with lots of emotions and  I was excited to see what came from it. Well it was perfect and everything was so good I couldn’t think I a thing I would change even from the free parking lot and the weird fear that at any moment the cops could show up and run us all off, I could only think that there so many of us they all just assumed we rented it or somehitng. Historical, epic high lights in RC all the words work for what this event was. It was the perfect storm of timing and people and I only hope this is the start a  great thing in Rc and not a once in a lifetime stick of lighting, I don’t think that is the case I think this was more of the welcome to the world moment for RC drag racing. So long it had been hiding in the shadows of these weird hand made cars that didn’t look like real race cars people outside of hard core drag racing would recognize but this street outlaw thing was just a perfect thing for the time and the people and it’s the most exciting thing in RC and I think this event should show that.

Think about it this was a free parking lot we just showed up in.

All the promotion was done on social media or the podcast so again free.

The people that ran the show, the dream team did take any of the pot for their effort, normally the winners give 10-15% of the win to the race host as a thank you but I don’t know if that happened, I hope it did.

But look at this event, 43 cars for one class, at least 150+ people many just came out to watch and see what and or who would actually show up for this race. Just mind blowing to me.


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