The inaugural Fifth Scale des Nations transpired October 4th - 5th, 2014 in Ontario, Canada. It was one of the most unique team-style of races ever hosted for 5ifth Scale Racers, and it was successfully received. Assimilating the FIM Trial des Nations, teams were created with members racing in Three of Four Classes: 2-wheel Drive Buggy, 2-wheel Drive Truck, 4-wheel Drive Truck and DBXL Desert Losi. To ensure even teams in terms of skill-level, a caveat was placed that drivers must reside within 30 kilometres or 30 miles of each other; or their next closest neighbours.
There's a Cowboy from Ontario, Canada that has tore up the rodeo trail and won a number of championships. And though he was was the reigning Two-Time Ontario Rodeo Association All Around Champion, Ontario Finals Rodeo and Year-end Champion Saddle Bronc Rider and much, much more... he was celebrated at the 2012 ORA Awards Banquet with what I think is one of the coolest stories of the past few years of rodeo competition.
Qualifying for the Ontario Finals Rodeo third, the Year-end Title would be a grind. However, back-to-back OFR Titles were well within reach.
Lazy afternoon. @MarshallScully found and opened a dust-covered Garth Brooks box set and put on a disc. Booming through the stereo was stuff that I haven't heard (on radio or at events) in decades... but still remember almost every word for. It's amazing how "The Change" still gives me shivers.
I was a big GB fan; still am, but honestly forgot how big-big he was and what he did for Country.
The music is definitely taking me back to a different time, and ripping emotion through heavy-lyrics.
And my boy has definitely acquired a great appreciation for REAL Country. #Legend
Wild Steer Race at the REACH Ranch Rodeo December 31, 2014
The tradition for almost a decade has been ringing in the new year in a rodeo arena, though the location has changed from time to time. 2014 was brought in with a stomp at the REACH Huron Centre in Clinton with a Ranch Rodeo and NYE Bash that gave 2013 the send-off it deserved.
A storm had kicked into high gear outside, though inside, the building heated up as the action commenced.
Race in the New Year - 2014 Blastoff - eBuggy - Tailwhip - Tom Bitz
The year 2014 was kicked off inside the ThunderDome at RC Acres with the "Race into the New Year" 2014 Blast-Off featuring 1/8 Scale eBuggy. An exciting race was staged, with a limit of 30-entries due to the number of pits currently available, while 11 Alternates were accepted, taking the Roster to 41 pre-registrations, the biggest race yet at the ThunderDome!
As the doors opened at 7am, Racers were already waiting to scoop an optimal pit area, and the day commenced early.
At the close of registration, 35 Racers were entered! In the early future, construction will be completed on more heated pit areas, meanwhile, the 35 racers in attendance were set to tear-it-up, regardless.
An exciting addition to the 2014 Blast-Off was Skycraft Hobbies' last minute sponsorship of the event, sponsoring the cash-payout and providing lots of T-Shirts for give-aways throughout the day of racing.