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!

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RCRE 12th Oil City Dash

June 5-7, 2020

RCRE 13th Oil City Dash

August 28-30, 2019

Location:

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

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
  • Kids Novice (max 12 years)

Schedule:

  • Friday Open Practice: 9:00AM – 8:00PM
  • Saturday Qualifiers: 9:00AM – until finished
    3 qualifiers: Nitro 5 minutes each, electric 7 minutes each. *
    - Kids Novice Finals
  • 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.  

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.

 

Entry Fees:

Pre-registration through RC Signup

June OCD
1st Class  $40
2nd Class $20
3rd Class $20
Kids Novice $15
August OCD
1st Class  $40
2nd Class $20
3rd Class $20
Kids Novice $15

 

Registration in person at the track

June OCD
1st Class  $45
2nd Class $25
3rd Class $20
Kids Novice $15
August OCD
1st Class  $45
2nd Class $25
3rd Class $20
Kids Novice $15

 

Rules

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

  • Max 2s lipo (8.4 volts).
  • 550 size motor (open kv).
  • Must be purpose built kit - 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 electric and nitro trucks and buggies.

  • Must be purpose built kit.
  • No gyros.
  • Max 4s lipo for electric buggies.
  • Max 6s lipo for electric trucks.
  • Max .21 size engine for nitro buggies.
  • Max .28 size engine for nitro trucks.
  • Max 125cc fuel tank for nitro buggies.
  • Max 150cc fuel tank for nitro trucks.

RCRE reserves the right to disqualify any vehicle that is considered a safety hazard such as a loose fuel tank or battery, or missing parts or custom modifications which could pose unnecessary risk of injury to marshals and/or pit crew.