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2024 Racer Payout Program

CHAMPAIGN, IL (January 1, 2024) – TLR, Pro-Line, Spektrum, AKA and Trinity are continuing to step up their support for RC racers in the U.S. for the 2024 season with the Racer Payout Program, a cash contingency program totaling more than $400,000 available for qualified racers!

These incredible brands will offer contingency opportunities for racers competing in the 1/10 classes of 2wd Buggy and 4wd Buggy. On the 1/8 side of the sport, they will provide contingency opportunities for Nitro Buggy / E-Buggy and Nitro Truggy / E-Truggy.

The Racer Payout Program (RPP) will reward drivers from the Sportsmen level up to the Pro ranks and will pay the top three drivers at selected events. Make the podium and get paid cold hard cash or a Horizon Hobby gift card…your choice.

The RPP has created a nationwide list of Tier 1 National Level races and Tier 2 Regional Level races to give everyone a shot at winning. We will be adding races throughout the year as new Tier 1, and Tier 2 level races are announced.

For more information or to submit a race for consideration, please shoot us an email at: rppcontingency@horizonhobby.com

Event Payout

The Racer Payout Program (RPP) has two separate Tiers of payouts, one based on the prestigious National level races (Tier 1) and one geared more towards the Regional type races (Tier 2). Since each event has its own naming convention for classes, please check the actual classes offered on the official race list.

Each driver is eligible for up to four (4) individual contingency payouts per class / per event. (tire contingency is only offered to Pro-Line OR AKA)

Example 1: If you win Pro Nitro Buggy driving a TLR buggy with Pro-Line Tires and using a Spektrum radio, you will receive $1200.00 of cold hard cash.

Example 2: If you place second in Pro Nitro Buggy running AKA Tires and using a Spektrum radio, you will receive $400.00 of cold hard cash. If you place third in Pro Nitro Truggy at the same event running AKA Tires and using a Spektrum radio, you will receive an additional $200.00…for a total of $600.00

Tier 1 Race Contingency TLR / Spektrum / Pro-Line / AKA / Trinity
Class 1st 2nd 3rd
1:8 Pro Nitro Buggy / E-Buggy
1:8 Pro Nitro Truggy / E-Truggy
1:10 Modified 2WD Buggy
1:10 Modified 4WD Buggy
$400 $200 $100
1:8 Intermediate Nitro Buggy / E-Buggy
1:8 Intermediate Nitro Truggy / E-Truggy
1:10 Expert 17.5 2WD Buggy
1:10 Expert 13.5 4WD Buggy
$300 $150 $75
1:8 Sportsman Nitro Buggy / E-Buggy
1:8 Sportsman Nitro Truggy / E-Truggy
1:8 40+ Nitro Buggy
1:10 Sportsman / Independent 17.5 2WD Buggy
1:10 Sportsman / Independent 13.5 4WD Buggy
1:10 40+ 2WD Buggy
$200 $100 $50
Tier 2 Race Contingency TLR / Spektrum / Pro-Line / AKA / Trinity
Class 1st 2nd 3rd
1:8 Pro Nitro Buggy / E-Buggy
1:8 Pro Nitro Truggy / E-Truggy
1:10 Modified 2WD Buggy
1:10 Modified 4WD Buggy
$200 $100 $50
1:8 Intermediate Nitro Buggy / E-Buggy
1:8 Intermediate Nitro Truggy / E-Truggy
1:10 Expert 17.5 2WD Buggy
1:10 Expert 13.5 4WD Buggy
$150 $75 $35
1:8 Sportsman Nitro Buggy / E-Buggy
1:8 Sportsman Nitro Truggy / E-Truggy
1:8 40+ Nitro Buggy
1:10 Sportsman / Independent 17.5 2WD Buggy
1:10 Sportsman / Independent 13.5 4WD Buggy
1:10 40+ 2WD Buggy
$100 $50 $25
Rules & Regulations

In order to be eligible for the RPP Contingency Program, all rules and regulations must be met per race / per class, no exceptions.

Program Rules for TLR:

  1. TLR 2wd buggy (any year or model) must be run in all qualifier’s and main event.
  2. TLR 4wd buggy (any year or model) must be run in all qualifier’s and main event.
  3. TLR 2wd or 4wd buggy must accompany driver on podium and in photos.
  4. Brand t-shirt or hat from TLR, Pro-Line, AKA or Spektrum must be worn on the podium and in photos.
  5. TLR decals must be run on race body and easily visible.
  6. Race results must be turned in (emailed) with-in seven days after main event.

Program Rules for Pro-Line:

  1. Pro-Line tires must be run in all qualifier’s and main event.
  2. 2wd or 4wd buggy (any manufacturer) must accompany driver on podium and in photos.
  3. Brand t-shirt or hat from Pro-Line, TLR or Spektrum must be worn on the podium and in photos.
  4. Proline decals must be run on race body and easily visible.
  5. Race results must be turned in (emailed) with-in seven days after main event.

Program Rules for Spektrum:

  1. Spektrum radio (transmitter) must be used in all qualifier’s and main event.
  2. Spektrum radio must accompany driver on podium and in photos.
  3. Brand t-shirt or hat from Spektrum, Pro-Line, AKA or TLR must be worn on the podium and in photos.
  4. Spektrum decals must be run on race body and easily visible.
  5. Race results must be turned in (emailed) with-in seven days after main event.

Program Rules for AKA:

  1. AKA tires must be run in all qualifier’s and main event.
  2. 2wd or 4wd buggy (any manufacturer) must accompany driver on podium and in photos.
  3. Brand t-shirt from or hat AKA, TLR, or Spektrum must be worn on the podium and in photos.
  4. AKA decals must be run on race body and easily visible.
  5. Race results must be turned in (emailed) with-in seven days after main event.

Program Rules for Trinity:

  1. Trinity Motors must be run in all qualifier’s and main event.
  2. 2wd or 4wd buggy (any manufacturer) must accompany driver on podium and in photos.
  3. Brand t-shirt from or hat AKA, TLR, or Spektrum must be worn on the podium and in photos.
  4. Trinity decals must be run on race body and easily visible.
  5. Race results must be turned in (emailed) with-in seven days after main event.
Official Race List
Official Race List

The RPP is separated into Tier 1 National level races and Tier 2 Regional races. Below is the Official Race List; races are subject to change at any time due to additions and cancelations.

January
JAN. 4-7

Clash of Champions Tier 1 Logo

Location: Hoosier RC HobbyPlex / New Albany, IN
Race Format: 1/10 Dirt Off-Road
JAN. 4-7

Beast of the East Triple Crown Tier 2 Logo

Location: Thunder Alley R/C Speedway
Race Format: 1/10 - 1/8
More Info at: www.thunder-alley.com
JAN. 12-14

Southern Indoor Championships Tier 1 Logo

Location: RH Kirkpatric Agricultural Pavilion / Autaugaville, AL
Race Format: 1/8 Dirt Off-Road
JAN. 25-28

TNR A Main Challenge Tier 2 Logo

Location: The Dirt RC Raceway / Perris, CA
Race Format: 1/8 Dirt Off-Road
More Info at: thedirt.us
JAN. 26-28

2024 BOOM Off-Road Jam Tier 2 Logo

Location: Fastlane Raceway / Blue Springs, MO
Race Format: 1/10 Dirt Off-Road
More Info at: facebook.com/events
JAN. 29 - FEB. 4

30th Annual Snowbird Nationals Tier 1 Logo

Location: Orlando, FL
Race Format: 1/10 Carpet On-Road
February
FEB. 9-11

East Coast Meltdown - Indoor Carpet Championship Tier 2 Logo

Location: Costal RC Indoor Speedway / Chesapeake, VA
Race Format: 1/10 Carpet Off-Road
FEB. 16-18

Spektrum Off-Road Challenge Tier 2 Logo

Location: RC Fun Park / Granger, IN
Race Format: 1/10 Dirt Off-Road
More Info at: rcfunpark.com/home
FEB. 16-18

Rumble in the Rockies Tier 2 Logo

Location: Mhor RC Raceway / Aurora, CO
Race Format: 1/10 Dirt Off-Road
FEB. 16-18

Motorama Tier 2 Logo

Location: PA Farm Show Complex - Harrisburg, PA
Race Format: 1/8 Dirt Off-Road
More Info at: motoramaevents.com
FEB. 29 - MAR. 3

Desert Classic Tier 1 Logo

Location: Hobby Action RC Raceway and Shop / Chandler, AZ
Race Format: 1/10 Dirt Off-Road
March
MAR. 13-17

Dirt Nitro Challenge Tier 1 Logo

Location: The Dirt RC Raceway / Perris, CA
Race Format: 1/8 Dirt Off-Road
More Info at: thedirt.us
April
APR. 5-7

Psycho Nitro Blast (PNB) Tier 1 Logo

Location: Walters State Great Smoky Mountains Expo Center / White Pine, TN
Race Format: 1/8 Dirt Off-Road
APR. 17

ROAR 1/10 Dirt Off-Road Nationals Tier 1 Logo

Location: Beach RC / Myrtle Beach, SC
Race Format: 1/10 Dirt Off-Road
APR. 20-23

ROAR 1/10 Carpet On-Road Nationals Tier 1 Logo

Location: 997 RC Raceway / Waynesboro, PA
Race Format: 1/10 Carpet On-Road
More Info at: 997rcraceway.com
May
MAY 1-5

Silver State Indoor Championships Tier 1 Logo

Location: South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa / Las Vegas, NV
Race Format: 1/8 Dirt Off-Road
More Info at: thedirt.us
June
JUN. 7-8

Horizon RC Fest Race Tier 2 Logo

Location: Eli Field / Monticello, IL
Race Format: 1/8 Dirt Off-Road
JUN. 19-23

ROAR 1/8 Nitro Nationals Tier 1 Logo

Location: Hayden Radio Control Raceway / Hayden, ID
Race Format: 1/8 Dirt Off-Road
More Info at: www.hrcridaho.com
July
JUL. 25-28

1/8 Wicked Weekend Tier 1 Logo

Location: Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center / Gainesville, GA
Race Format: 1/8 Dirt Off-Road
August
AUG. 15-18

ROAR 1/10 Carpet Off-Road Nationals Tier 1 Logo

Location: Costal RC Indoor Speedway / Chesapeake, VA
Race Format: 1/10 Carpet Off-Road
AUG. 29 - SEP. 1

ROAR 1/8 Electric Off-Road Nationals Tier 1 Logo

Location: GSRC Greater Shippensburg RC / Shippensburg, PA
Race Format: 1/8 Dirt Off-Road
September

Check Back Later For September Events

 
 
October

Check Back Later For October Events

 
 
NOVEMBER
NOV. 8-10

ROAR 1/8 Electric Off-Road Nationals Tier 1 Logo

Location: 1/8 Alabama Manufacturers Shootout (AMS)
Race Format: 1/8 Dirt Off-Road
NOV. 20-24

US Carpet On-Road Championships Tier 1 Logo

Location: Embassy Suites / Independence, OH
Race Format: 1/10 Carpet On-Road
More Info at: www.indoorchamps.com
NOV. 27 - DEC. 1

US Carpet Off-Road Championships Tier 1 Logo

Location: Embassy Suites / Independence, OH
Race Format: 1/10 Carpet Off-Road
More Info at: www.carpetoffroad.com
December

Check Back Later For December Events