Yesterday’s qualifying program for Pro Truck was a show of domination from one particular driver, who won two of the three rounds on his way to the overall, but it wasn’t nearly as convincing as what the increasingly bumpy and slick Fear Farm RC Raceway circuit saw on Friday. By winning the first two rounds [...]
The fifteenth running of The Dirt Nitro Challenge, held since 2007 in the (normally) sunny state of Arizona, got off to a rare start: clear and sunny skies carrying through practice yesterday and today’s qualifying rounds for 1/8-Scale Truck, a far cry from last year’s blanket of snow. In typical Joey Christensen fashion, the track [...]
It’s that time again – time for the fastest nitro off-road racers in the world to fill up the city of Phoenix, AZ for one of the largest and most prestigious races on the calendar. The 15th Annual DNC will once again host in upwards of 600 entries spread out across various 1/8-scale buggy and [...]
FAST LAPS: Ryan Lutz Hopes to Carry Motorama Momentum to Nitro Challenge – Against Team Associated’s New Prototype!
Can you imagine racing two big events on two consecutive weekends and on opposite ends of the country? That’s what drivers like Ryan Lutz, Carson Wernimont, and Steven Hartson will be doing when they hit the track this weekend. Aside from the Reedy Race of Champions, it’s really not until the middle of February that [...]
FAST LAPS: Young Team Associated standout wins in B5 debut, and Pro-Line takes a few lucky racers to school!
The busy winter for the RC racing scene continued last week with the kickoff to the JConcepts Indoor National Series, along with more news on the biggest story of 2013 – the new Team Associated B5 buggy. Tamiya managed to sneak in a new buggy under everyone’s noses, and Pro-Line gave ten driver/mechanic teams from [...]
Several stories that could directly impact the racing side of our hobby have surfaced in the last couple of weeks, prompting me to share my thoughts on two of them specifically – a new brand called Schelle Racing Innovations, headed by famed car designer Kurt Wenger, and the introduction of Losi’s new gasoline-powered LST XXL-2 [...]
Between the venerable E-Maxx, with its original monster truck appeal and off-road performance that reshaped the genre with its release, and its futuristic cantilevered (and fellow RC Car Action Readers’ Choice Award-winning) cousin E-Revo, Traxxas has commanded both the electric monster truck category and many backyard tracks across the country. Until now, however, purchasing either [...]
This past weekend’s 20th running of the Reedy International Race of Champions lived up to the hype worthy of such a milestone for RC’s most exciting and prestigious races. Two of the fastest young guns earned the most important wins of their careers in the Open classes, while the 12-round Invitational cage match between the [...]