You know it well – the #9 E3 Spark Plugs/Lucas Oil truck driven by pro racer Kevin Probst throughout the 2010 off road racing season. Soon, you can take it home with you. Sort of. X-Factory RC model car makers have teamed up with Probst Motorsports to create replicas of the famous #9 for sale at select fine hobby stores and on the X-Factory website.
The replica kits for Probst’s Pro-2 short course truck will feature an SCX-60 conversion kit with a professionally painted Pro-Line Silverado body and a huge die-cut decal sheet from BC1 Graphics – the same graphics supplier for the actual #9 truck. The result is an exact, small scale replica of the real thing.
To celebrate, Probst Motorsports will bring the #9 E3 Spark Plugs / Lucas Oil truck to the ROAR National Championship race in Joliet, Ill. for at least three days of the race, which runs August 19-22 at the Leisure Hours R/C Raceway. Kevin Probst, a 35-year veteran of the short course truck circuit with more than 200 wins to his credit, will attend the ROAR race for a day in person to meet the R/C drivers and sign autographs for fans.
Drivers hold an R/C S.C. truck race in the pits at all the Lucas Oil Off-Road Series races and Probst has been using an SCX – 60 during the 2010 season. This season, several SCX – 60s will contest the ROAR Championship, including a Probst Special Edition in the hands of Kevin Probst’s nephew, Jon Probst.
X-Factory distributes its products via dealers throughout the United States and in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Spain, South Africa, Singapore, Russia, North Cyprus, Japan, Germany, France, Finland, China, Canada, Belgium, Austria and Australia. Get your #9 while they last. And if you’re looking to boost performance under the hood of your own ride, make sure you pick up a set of E3 truck spark plugs, outfitted with our patented DiamondFire technology that promises a stronger, cleaner drive.