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Over 100 Photos! IFMAR Off-Road Electric Worlds Opening Ceremonies

The first day of the IFMAR World Championships consisted of the introduction of the team drivers for each nation, with a parade of flags circling the track with teammates dressed in matching t-shirts. After the National Anthem was sang by a local children’s group the racers hit the pit area to begin preparing for tomorrow’s [...]

Sep 23, 2013 Comments
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War of the Worlds! 2013 IFMAR Electric Off-Road World Championships Preview

When the opening ceremonies for the 2013 IFMAR Electric Off-Road Worlds begin at 4:00 PM on Sunday afternoon at A Main Hobbies’ Silver Dollar RC Raceway in Chico, CA, all eyes will be on the most important radio controlled event of the year. It’s the fifteenth time that the fastest electric off-road racers on the [...]

Sep 20, 2013 Comments
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Old-school stunner: PROTOform’s new ’71 Firebird Trans Am

The original touring car boom of the 90s was fueled by an assortment of body and wheel combination that emphasized scale appeal, but the popularity of the class waned over the following two decades as new shells molded with pure speed in mind changed the face of the cars forever. The Vintage Trans-Am racing movement [...]

Sep 18, 2013 Comments
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Moving On – The Reedy Race of Champions Heads Across Town

The RC racing world was shocked to learn that West Coast RC Raceway, host of last year’s ROAR Electric Off-Road Super Nationals as well as the last three years of the resurgent Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions, closed its doors for good on  Tuesday, August 27. WCRC was the home track of many SoCal-area [...]

Sep 17, 2013 Comments
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It’s here! Kyosho Announces National Championship-Winning RT6 Stadium Truck

Short course truck racing hit the RC scene so quickly that it shook up many of the other electric off-road classes, with stadium truck taking the strongest hit. The future of the original “truck” division looked grim for a few seasons before manufacturers started releasing new products for the class, which always breathes new life [...]

Sep 17, 2013 Comments
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A Tale of Two Tracks: The 2013 Futaba Electric Challenge

This year’s Futaba Electric Challenge, held at Leisure Hours RC Raceway in Joliet, IL, took advantage of the facility’s massive outdoor and immaculately prepared indoor tracks to treat racers to a rare format: two days of competition across both tracks were added together to determine overall winners in eight different classes. With factory drivers in [...]

Sep 12, 2013 Comments
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Tekno RC Announces EB48.2

No one saw it coming when Tekno RC, then best-known for making electric conversions for most popular nitro vehicles, released the EB48 – after all, it was the first ground-up design categorized solely as an electric 1/8-scale buggy. The car sent waves through the industry and even landed on the cover of the October 2012 [...]

Aug 20, 2013 Comments
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What Does It Take To Win? We Interview This Year’s National Champions

After four intense qualifying rounds the main events for the ROAR Electric Off-Road Nationals pit the top ten qualifiers in each division against each other in three separate six-minute races to determine the fastest racer in North America. The result is a series of hectic scrambles for position as the field bursts from the starting [...]

Aug 13, 2013 Comments
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