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2013 Silver State: Third Round and Final Qualifying Results

After Friday’s busy day, with two rounds of racing, Saturday morning left just one final chance to improve one’s qualifying position with a low scoring round. The magic number at this race is “11,” as the top eleven drivers qualify directly into the final to be joined by three bump-ups from the lower main event. [...]

Apr 21, 2013 Comments
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2013 Silver State: Second Round Results

It started cooling off on Friday night, and in typical Silver State fashion the track is getting rough. The racers at this year’s event are split on how to best handle the changing conditions: some are making changes to their cars in an effort to cope, while the rest are simply focusing on driving the [...]

Apr 20, 2013 Comments
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2013 Silver State: First Round Results

The first round of qualifying in Boulder City, NV brought with it a few surprises. With the fastest three consecutive laps from yesterday’s final practice round used to seed drivers of similar speeds together for qualifying, and the fastest heats per class running at the end of the round, the times dropped with each race [...]

Apr 19, 2013 Comments
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2013 Silver State: Practice Report

The 15th Annual Silver State Nitro Challenge kicked off today with two rounds of controlled practice for all classes: 40+, Open, and Expert Truck and Buggy, Open and Expert Electric Buggy, and 2WD and 4WD short course. The first practice round this morning allowed all 26 heats of drivers seven minutes of practice to learn [...]

Apr 19, 2013 Comments
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2013 Silver State Nitro Challenge

It takes just two words to describe why the Silver State Nitro Challenge has become a popular stop on the nitro off-road racing calendar over the last ten-plus years: Vegas, baby! Held for the last several years in Boulder City, just outside the land of Lost Wages, the Silver State Nitro Challenge is a favorite [...]

Apr 18, 2013 Comments
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Two-Ton Turbo Diesel Hexapod

Though it’s not an car, truck, or boat, this walking hexapod robot is still technically a surface vehicle! Standing at over 9 feet tall and weighing nearly two tons, it’s also the largest of its kind anywhere in the world. Built by Micromagic systems and powered by a 2.2-liter turbo diesel, with hydraulically actuated legs [...]

Apr 12, 2013 Comments
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HOW TO: Go Fast, Save Cash!

Everyone wants to save money these days, but they still want to tear up the track. Believe it or not, simple maintenance of your race vehicle can allow you to do just that. Off-road vehicles such as nitro buggies and truggies take a lot of abuse on the track and that abuse will cause wear [...]

Apr 12, 2013 Comments
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Birds Eye Productions’ Perspective on the Cactus Classic

Phoenix-based video production company Birds Eye Productions brought their multirotor camera rig to the Scottsdale R/C Speedway a few weeks ago, flying well over the track to provide an overhead look at the biggest Cactus Classic ever in the event’s 27-year history. What did you think of the video? Tell us by posting a comment [...]

Apr 01, 2013 Comments
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