LaTrax Goes Stadium Super Truck Racing

By: Tim Gluth

The small-scale RC world has gotten a few more options in the past week or two. The ultra-small KickFlip and BeatBox from ECX were a mere appetizer to announcements like this one from LaTrax.

If you're a fan of Stadium Super Truck racing and the SST series, you'll love the new 1/18 scale 4x4 replicas from the Traxxas spin-off brand. Specs look solid for these little machines and if you're familiar with Traxxas/LaTrax, you'll know they build rock-soiled machines that can take more than their share of abuse.


  • Length - 12.16" (309mm)
  • Front Track: 6.73" (171mm)
  • Rear Track: 6.73" (171mm)
  • Weight (with battery): 26.06oz (739g)
  • Weight (without battery) 20.16oz (572g)
  • Height (overall): 4.61" (117mm)
  • Wheelbase: 6.44" (163.5mm)
  • Shock Length (front/rear): 2.36" (60mm)
  • Ground Clearance: 0.59" (15mm)
  • Front/Rear Tires: Slash
  • Front/Rear Wheels: 5-Spoke
  • Electronic Speed Control: Waterproof Forward/Reverse ESC
  • Motor (electric): 370 Brushed
  • Transmission: 10T Pinion / 60T Spur
  • Gear Ratio (internal): 2.5:1
  • Overall Drive Ratio: 15:1 (Stock, Out-of-box)
  • Differential Type: Hardened Steel Bevel (Ring and Pinion)
  • Gear Pitch: 0.5 Mod.
  • Chassis Structure/Material: Molded Composite Nylon Monocoque
  • Brake Type: Electronic
    Drive System: Shaft-Driven 4WD
  • Steering: Bellcrank
  • Radio System: 2.4GHz Radio
  • Included Batteries: 7.2V 6-cell NiMH with Charger
  • Included Batteries: 4 "AA" (Transmitter)

This should be not only a fun vehicle for beginners but also a good second (or third) machine to take with you whenever you feel the urge to race or bash around. Priced at $159.95, this is a great gift idea for the upcoming holiday season. This model should be available in late-October (2014).

Photo credit: LaTrax

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