MAY 24-25 | Freedom Factory | Bradenton, FL

Attention, all ARRMA RC vehicle owners: ARRMAGEDDON, a brand new signature event from Horizon Hobby, makes its debut in late May at the world-famous Freedom Factory race track in Bradenton, Florida. ARRMAGEDDON has been created to give ARRMA fans their own fun-filled weekend of bashing at its best. Long jump, high jump, speed run, freestyle, sumo, and many other mini events will be available to challenge your speed, strength, and skill.

The Freedom Factory is the perfect playground to put your ARRMA basher to the test. Known as Desoto Speedway in the early 1970s, it was where many NASCAR and circle track icons came to compete in the Sunshine State. After several decades the track closed, but a few years later it was purchased, renovated, and renamed by Cleetus McFarland. It reopened to the public as the Freedom Factory in 2021 and has once again become a top destination for motorsports fans.

Think you have what it takes to win the bashing battle? Bring your ARRMA vehicle to the Freedom Factory race track and prove it at ARRMAGEDDON 2024!

Why should you pre-register?

A few reasons!

  1. You are guaranteed a FREE event t-shirt!
  2. You are invited to check-in Thursday night, setup your camp and join us for the Welcome Party, Tech Talks and Movie Night!

What do you need to participate?

Simple. All you need is a single ARRMA vehicle and the desire to have some fun! We will do a simple inspection of every vehicle brought into the Freedom Factory to make sure it is an ARRMA vehicle. We encourage everyone to hop-up and modify their vehicle to get the look and performance they desired we just ask that all option/hop-up parts be OEM/designed specifically for ARRMA vehicles. That's it!


Ready to put your ARRMA to the test at the iconic Freedom Factory? ARRMAGEDDON 2024 has tons of events to showcase how ARRMA TOUGH you really are. From Speed Runs to High Jump and Burnouts, we’re ready to push the limits of what ARRMA Bashers can do.

Speed Runs
Speed Runs

Think you’re fast? Prove it on the Bradenton Motorsport Park Drag Strip. Time to set some ARRMAGEDDON records!!!

Speed Runs
High Jump

Just send it and see just how high you can get your ARRMA to fly.

Speed Runs
Free Style

Show us your unique style as you throw down a killer, timed run to see just how crazy you can get.

Speed Runs
Freedom Factory Fast Lap

A lap around the Freedom Factory sounds simple enough but how fast can you do it with your ARRMA?

Speed Runs
ARRMA 2-Man Challenge

Make sure you pick the proper teammate for this one… you will need to depend on each other to make it through to the end!

Speed Runs
Burn Out Competition

Smoke em because you’ve got em!

Last Man Standing

Last one upright and still moving wins!


Open Basher Pit, Tug-O-War, DRAG Race and more...

Some of these events might have surprises in store for participants so prepare to have FUN!!!


Registration and check-in begin on Thursday, May 23, with a welcome party, tech talk, and movie planned for the evening. Registration continues on the morning of Friday, May 24, and ARRMAGEDDON then officially begins with drag strip speed runs, competition qualifying, and night freestyle. Competition finals take place on Saturday, May 25, followed by an awards ceremony and raffle in the evening. A basher pit will be open and available for most of the day on Friday and Saturday. ARRMAGEDDON “survivors” pack up and head for home on Sunday morning, May 26.

2024 ARRMAGEDDON Tentative* Schedule

*Some events may run shorter or longer than anticipated, but intend to hold start times listed. Announcements will be made on site.

Thursday, May 23rd
3:00pm Pre-Registered Participant Check-In
Pre-Registered Move-In / Setup Camp
7:00pm Welcome Party
8:30 - ?pm Tech Taks with ARRMA / Movie Night
10:30pm Quiet Hours Start
Friday, May 24th
8:00am Registration / Check-In
Move-In / Setup Camp
9:00am Speed Runs (Drag Strip)
9:00am Basher Pit Open (Closes at Dusk)
11:00am Competition Qualifying Starts (Event Pad)
6:00pm Freedom Factory First Lap (Track)
9:00pm Night Freestyle (Event Pad)
10:30pm Quiet Hours Start
Saturday, May 25th
9:00am Basher Pit Open (Closes at 6pm)
1:00pm Competition Finals Begin (Event Pad)
7:00pm Main Awards and Raffle
Sunday, May 26th
Clean Up / Pack Up
Head Home
11:00am Must be out of the Freedom Factory

Primitive Camping

Set up primitive camping in the pits of the world-famous Freedom Factory. Create you own RC pit space where some of the greats of the racing world have set up shop. Since this is primitive camping there are no water/power hookups available. Quiet generators are allowed and there will be quiet hours observed so we can all sleep in peace.

  • Hot Showers (Portable Tent Style but still an awesome hot shower!)
  • Flusher Toilet Facilities
  • Fresh Water (must have container to transport to your camp)
  • Freedom Factory On-Site Food Trailer (menu and hours TBD)
  • Power Station (Power provided for charging, must monitor batteries charging)

Lodging Suggestions

We have no official hotel for this event. There are a lot of options in the area. Click below to find nearby hotels.


Travel Suggestions

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport – 22 miles

Tampa International Airport – 60 miles

Orlando International Airport – 125 miles

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