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Location, location, location

RC tracks across the country are located in about as many diverse places as you can imagine, from the lobby of four-star hotels like those that host the IIC in Las Vegas and the Snowbird Nationals in Florida, to empty lots and even junkyards (Western R/C, where the Silver State Nitro Challenge was held for [...]

May 16, 2013 Comments
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The Dirt Racing’s Joey Christensen Rebuilds Silver Dollar R/C Raceway

A Main Hobbies posted this video of Joey Christensen, the man behind The Dirt Racing and the largest nitro off-road race of the year, The Dirt Nitro Challenge, rebuilding their Silver Dollar R/C Raceway. With new dirt added to the facility, which was built last year and will host the 2013 ROAR Electric Off-Road Nationals, [...]

May 10, 2013 Comments
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HOW TO: 20 Minute Nitro Engine Tune-Up

PHOTOS PETE HALL Spend a little time now to save a lot of time later. The weather is starting to warm up across the U.S., and that means it’s almost time to head outdoors for nitro season! Get ready to spend some time doing some pre-run maintenance if you’ve been storing your rig all winter [...]

May 10, 2013 Comments
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The most accessible pros in motorsports

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog about taking go-kart racing against some friends a bit too seriously while on a vacation (read “Competitive Much?”) to go watch my favorite baseball team play a few spring training games. For diehard baseball fans, the smaller parks and relative accessibility of even the sport’s most popular [...]

May 07, 2013 Comments
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RC helicopters do the Harlem Shake

Like all flashy pop songs and Internet memes, it didn’t take long for the Harlem Shake to be totally played out. The popular dance craze is 2013′s version of Gangnam Style, with thousands of videos posted online of Internet fame seekers making their own versions that, unsurprisingly, all look very similiar. And that’s what makes [...]

Apr 26, 2013 Comments
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How To: Build Shocks Like A Pro

PHOTOS HOPE McCALL CERTAIN SKILLS IN RC separate the pros from the Joes. One such task definitely is building shocks. Eventually, you will have to rebuild the shocks on your RTR, or you’ll have to build them for a kit. How well you perform this task will directly impact how well your vehicle performs on [...]

Apr 26, 2013 Comments
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2013 Silver State: Trophy Interviews and Finals Gallery

After four grueling days of racing in the middle of the Nevada desert, a modest trophy presentation recognized the top competitors in each of the ten racing classes. At this point in the weekend, you know you’ve done something right when the RC Car Action cameras are pointed in your direction – that means you’re [...]

Apr 23, 2013 Comments
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2013 Silver State: Final Results – Lutz and Tebo Win!

Pro Buggy 1. Jared Tebo 2. Ryan Cavalieri 3. Ryan Lutz 4. Adam Drake 5. Josh Wheeler 6. Drew Moller 7. Dylan Rodriguez 8. Cody King 9. Billy Fischer 10. Mike Truhe 11. Mark Pavidis 12. Carson Wernimont 13. Jeremy Kortz 14. Richard Saxton Pro Truck 1. Ryan Lutz 2. Jared Tebo 3. Ryan Cavalieri [...]

Apr 22, 2013 Comments
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