FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Ten years of the Psycho Nitro Blast
Friday, Apr 7, 2017 05:54pm
By Aaron Waldron
Everybody knows that Friday is meant for reminiscing old times. Each week we take you back in time as we flashback to some of R/C racing's greatest moments, products, drivers, and more!
Ten years of crazy - the Psycho Nitro Blast
For the last ten years, the Psycho Nitro Blast has combined round-the-clock on-track action, incredibly challenging temporary courses built inside horse large horse arenas, and some of the fastest off-road racers on the planet to build its reputation as one of the biggest - and certainly most interesting - racing events in the South as well as the entire country.
Oh, and they’ve all been horror-themed. The event’s founders, Dave Leikam and Oliver Aspinwall, were co-owners of a haunted house in Georgia before starting the Psycho Nitro Blast back in 2008.
From 2009 through 2014, the Psycho Nitro Blast featured a jump contest - which started out as a world record attempt, but quickly morphed into a rocket-powered stunt fest.
The track layouts have always been complicated, with extreme features that tax man and machine.
Here are the designs for PNBI-IX:
The various sections receive crazy names like “Shock Therapy,” “Overdose” and “Dirty Needle” - and provide a sponsorship opportunity. This is the track this year:
Instead of being tired, terrified and traumatized, everyone has a great time.
After the first year of the Psycho Nitro Blast, each successive chapter of the annual event received a different name. Here are the race flyers from 2009-2017:
The Psycho Nitro Blast crew will be operating a camera feed for this weekend’s race, so you can tune in live for streaming video as well as updated scoring and results. Click here to join the action: