Lightning Tracks was a tracked robot that competed in the second season of Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors. It lost its first round battle in the US Championship, and therefore its only fight, after being destroyed by Destructive Criticism.
Lightning Tracks was a tracked, wedge-shaped robot designed to resemble a tank, with a camouflage paint job, wide hinged side-panels, and a cardboard turret on top. Its weapons were a series of long steel spikes and a lifting plate powered by linear actuators.
In its first round battle in the US Championship, Lightning Tracks fought Destructive Criticism and Run Away. It had radio issues throughout the match, and moved very sporadically as Destructive Criticism spun its weapon up and struck the sides of Lightning Tracks several times. Run Away pressed the pit release button and drove right over the top of Lightning Tracks, where it got stuck on its wedge and tank turret. Destructive Criticism continued to strike both robots, causing serious damage to Lightning Tracks' sides and Run Away's wheel. When Refbot finally separated Lightning Tracks and Run Away, both machines were immobile, but Refbot counted out Lightning Tracks as it had become immobilized first. Lightning Tracks was positioned on the Floor Flipper and thrown before being pitted by Shunt.
|LIGHTNING TRACKS - RESULTS|
Heats, Round 1
|Heat G, Round 1||vs. Destructive Criticism, Run Away||Eliminated|
- Wins: 0
- Losses: 1
|Main Series||Lightning Tracks Series Record|
|Season 1||Did not enter|
|Season 2||Heat, Round 1|
Outside Robot WarsEdit
A version of the robot without the turret and side panels competed in Robotica under the name Dark Track. The team also competed in BattleBots with Dark Steel and Dark Shredder, and earned an Honourable Mention in The Combat Robot Hall of Fame post Robot Wars with antweight Dark Pounder, which still competes today.
- Lightning Tracks was the only robot to fall in the first round of Extreme Warriors Season 2 and not participate in either one of the side events or Nickelodeon Robot Wars