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Serpent Snakes Its Way Into Short Course With The SRX2-SC

It was only a few years ago that Serpent entered the world of off-road racing after years of dominating the nitro on-road segment, first with an 1/8-scale buggy, then a 2WD buggy, and now a full-fendered short course truck aimed squarely at the most popular class in America. With a competitive pedigree and an intelligent [...]

Jun 09, 2014 Comments by
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The Great Divide: Why Splitting Classes Makes Absolutely No Sense

When organizing racing classes for a big event or local club race, vehicle type and motor spec are the most typical designations (stock short course, modified buggy, etc.). Large racing events and club races alike, especially over the last decade or so, have increasingly split these primary divisions into different groups defined by skill level [...]

Jun 02, 2014 Comments by
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Traxxas’ Courtney Force wins 100th NHRA race by a female driver!

When the Traxxas Ford Mustang driven by Courtney Force crossed the line ahead of longtime veteran Cruz Pedregon to win the NHRA Kansas Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka on Sunday, the 25-year old earned the 100th professional win by a female driver in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Her first victory of the [...]

May 28, 2014 Comments by
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Reedy Race Drama: Incidental Contact or Blatant Hack?

Last weekend, the Reedy International Touring Car Race of Champions returned to the immaculately prepared asphalt of Tamiya America’s track in Aliso Viejo, CA for the first time in five years, and while you’ll find a full race report later this week (spoiler alert: German Yokomo/LRP driver Ronald Volker won the Invitational class over world [...]

May 27, 2014 Comments by
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Novak Reveals New 4-Pole Short-Course Motor

You don’t have to be a med school student to understand the high-torque benefits of four-pole motors, and Novak’s new 4PHD motor is built specifically for the rigors of powering heavy 4WD short course trucks (or any other application that needs stump-pulling power). Available à la carte or paired with Novak’s improved Crusher speed control, [...]

May 23, 2014 Comments by
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OFNA super sizes short course with the Hyper 8SC

OFNA was one of the first brands to launch a 4WD electric short course truck with the Hyper 10SC, which earned instant street cred as one of the best racing vehicles of its day. They’re trying to do it again, going toe-to-toe with Team Associated’s SC8 with a new nitro-powered RTR complete with a .32 [...]

May 23, 2014 Comments by
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Rotor Drones? More like ROBO Drones!

Cal-Poly is here at RCX, with students who are programming their rotor drones to fly autonomously. Sounds pretty cool, until they become our flying robot overlords and begin stealing old people’s medicine for fuel.

May 17, 2014 Comments
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Rotor Drone revolution at RCX!

Yuneec is debuting their HX3 here at RCX! Here Mark Padilla holds the prototype. With a retail price of 3K, it has a carbon fiber frame and comes ready to fly. It can carry a 4.4 pound camera! More info at www.yuneec.com.

May 17, 2014 Comments
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