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Super-G Goes to Slidelines One Year!

February 26, 2020.
A quick turnaround trip to Vegas is always a good time, and this weekend was no exception. Good people, good food, good slides, good vibes, and an exciting comp all came together to make for an awesome event!

This past weekend Slidelines R/C in Las Vegas, NV kicked off their Super Drift Championship Regional Series. In addition, they paired it up with their One Year Anniversary Event. Of course Super-G wanted to be there to celebrate with our brothers in the next state over. We weren’t sure how we could make it all happen since there is a lot going on here at home, but it looked like a turnaround trip could do it.

Joe and I booked a flight for Saturday morning and we were off to Vegas for some slides! We met up at Slidelines with our SoCal Fam: RawFew: Nick Lepisto and Jason Fordyce, Team Zenshin: Mike Underwood and Daniel Yribe, Team DStyle: Mikko Yang and Shaine Collins, Swift Suns: Max Wilkinson, Tech1Drift: Alfredo Chan III, And Ted. Quite honestly, it felt as if were were back at Super-G. SoCal had a strong showing for this one!

PC: Mikko Yang

When we arrived there were a few pits set up out front under some EZ Ups, so we all decided to pit there. Within minutes, it starts pouring rain! I could only feel the pain Bret, Dillon, and Eddel were feeling as I’ve been through that exact same ordeal. Big event and rain! Luckily it passed quickly and nobody really skipped a beat.

The comp was some serious fun! I had a horrible qualifier and actually crashed on both my runs. I figured I was done for the day, but I later found out they were using qualifying for the purposes of bracketing, not so much for qualifying or not. I battled my way up from Last (Probably) and ended up in a battle for 3rd against my fellow Super-G Judge, Shaine Collins. I knew Shaine was going to put it down, but I also knew we would be able to have clean battles. We both frown upon tactical driving, so it was all about just putting down the very best we could. The first round ended in a OMT! That just made it that much better. I ended up coming out on top for the next round, but I’m sure it could have gone either way really easily.

I got to battle Mike Bolanos, Nick Lepisto (Team Futaba Teammate), Mark Tecson, Alfredo Chan III, and finally Shaine Collins. It was a great time!!!

Congratulations to the winners, Alfredo Chan III on taking the win! Mike Dedmon taking Second Place. It was an honor to share the podium with you guys!

The event was a huge success and everyone had a great time. A huge thanks to Bret, Dillion, Edel, and Mike for putting on such an awesome event! It was just too much fun! We can’t wait for the next one!!!

Super-G – Vegas Invasion 2019

September 21, 2019
What a great weekend! Joe, myself, along with RawFew member Nick Lepisto and a few of the Super-G Fam – Victor, Jose, and Ruben made our way out to Slidelines R/C in Las Vegas!

Finally here! Slidelines R/C in Las Vegas, Nevada

I had found myself headed to Vegas this weekend for a convention for with the wife. Since we have been wanting to visit Slidelines since they opened, it was the perfect opportunity. I would be busy till Saturday night, and that seemed to be the perfect night to get some slides on. Joe flew up Saturday, Nick drove, and Victor, Jose, and Ruben drove up the day before. We all met up at Slidelines Saturday night.

Packed House! Comfortable driving space.

When we arrived, the session was already in full swing! The place was packed with some serious drifting going on. A lot of familiar faces and a ton of new as well. They even had a Taco Man serving up some serious tacos! Going into this, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I have to say I didn’t expect anything of this level! Talk about hospitality! Dillon and Bret really went all out.

Great food, people, and slides! 
Thank you Slidelines R/C for the hospitality!

Since this was our first visit to Slidelines R/C, I was very curious as to how their setup would be. The first thing I noticed was the great use of space. The feel is very open, not tight at all. Something we all struggle with and something I know we need to work on here at Super-G. In talking with Dillon and Mike C, I learned it was very deliberate and they had gone though many layouts before finding one that worked for the size and shape of their shop. I was comfortable everywhere around the track, never feeling cramped. In my opinion, Slidelines R/C has found the perfect balance of Track space and Driver space. Great job guys!!!

Tacos first, cause nobody should be drifting on an empty stomach!

The track itself is awesome! Lane width and track flow are on point! Nothing forced or awkward, just good flow. The surface is P-Tile and is very smooth. I learned they did the install themselves, but is really as flat and as perfect as any professional install would or could be. They also have a good selection of Yokomo parts on hand.

Super-G Factory Team Driver – Nick Lepisto representing RawFew

Since we have been testing the new Super-G Cyber SG1 chassis, it was only fitting to bring it out for our Vegas fam to put it through it’s paces. Initially I had intended to put down a few laps and do some tuning since it is on a different surface, but since the session was going and the energy was high, I threw the Cyber SG1 to Mike C to give it a try. It seemed to be right at home with what was going on, so we just ran with it. Quite a few of the Vegas locals got to lay down some laps and the feedback was very favorable. I wish I had time to tune for their surface, but I’m sure it was more than understandable given the circumstances and the time constraints.

The Super-G Chassis – Cyber SG1
Slidelines R/C Las Vegas Tested!

We all had an amazing time at Slidelines R/C! The vibe was definitely good, just as it was the last time we visited Vegas for the session at the park and StanceNation Event. It was great talking to so many of the Vegas guys, many that are Super-G regulars and long time friends. Dillon and Bret have done a fantastic job giving the Vegas drift scene a permanent facility. Something the community really needs.

Huge thanks going out to Dillon and Bret for such a warm welcome and the great hospitality. Also to Mike C, Grant, and Scott for always taking care of us. We will visiting again real soon. We felt right at home with so many of the Vegas Fam being long time Super-G regulars. Till next time guys!

Slidelines R/C Las Vegas, Nevada.
3111 S. Valley View Blvd.
U-107
Las Vegas, Nevada 89102