Twice every year, beginning of season and end of season, the Radio Control Racers of Edmonton host the Oil City Dash (OCD). The OCD is a premier off-road RC racing event spanning three days — Friday practice, Saturday qualifiers, and Sunday main finals. Racers from all over Canada, or anyplace in the world, are invited to attend.

The event is open to the public and we encourage anyone interested in off-road RC racing to come out and watch the event. Watching is lots of fun and it’s free!

Visit our Gallery for photos and videos of previous events.

Location:

RCRE Raceway
52005 Range Road 272
Spruce Grove, AB, CA T7X3R7
Map

Track Details:

Medium size, hard packed track (clay mix) with light dust on top. Conditions vary throughout the season and with changing weather.

Track Facilities:

  • Bathrooms (porta potties)
  • Generator power
  • Concession booth
  • Prizes and awards
  • 50/50 draw
  • Pets are allowed
  • Overnight camping (no hook-ups)
    • We have plenty of room but please let us know beforehand the size of your trailer. Send us a message using our contact form.

Schedule:

  • Friday Open Practice: 9:00AM – 8:00PM
  • Saturday Qualifiers: 9:00AM – until finished
    3 qualifiers: Nitro 5 minutes each, electric 7 minutes each. *
  • Sunday Finals: 9:00AM – until finished
    Electric Buggy/Truggy and 2WD Open A-mains are 2x10 minutes. 4WD SCT A-main is 2x8 minutes. Nitro A-mains are 30 minutes (June OCD) and 45 minutes (August OCD). *

*Duration of qualifiers and mains are subject to change depending on number of participants and current weather conditions.  

Race Classes:

  • 1/10 2WD Open
  • 1/10 4WD SCT
  • 1/8 Electric Buggy
  • 1/8 Electric Truggy
  • 1/8 Nitro Buggy
  • 1/8 Nitro Truggy

Entry Fees:

June OCD
1st Class  $40
2nd Class $20
3rd Class $20
August OCD
1st Class  $40
2nd Class $20
3rd Class $20

 

Rules

1/10 scale short course trucks, stadium trucks and buggies.

  • Max 2s lipo (8.4 volts)
  • 550 size motor
  • No conversions from 1/8 buggy to SCT
  • No buggy tires on short course trucks - must have proper wheel offset (tires within the fenders of the body)
  • Bodies must be cut according to manufacturer guidelines - no excess fender cut outs.

1/8 scale buggies and truggies.

ROAR rules apply with exception: bodies, batteries and electric motors do not need to be ROAR approved.