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RCX THIS WEEKEND! See Courtney Force’s Funny Car, Meet Traxxas Driver Sheldon Creed

Back in October 2012 we reported on Courtney Force, the driver of the Traxxas Funny Car in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing series, receiving a custom Traxxas model painted to look like her one-off Breast Cancer Awareness race car that she drove at the Auto-Plus Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, PA. That [...]

May 14, 2014 Comments
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Tamiya Announces 3 New Pro-Caliber Kits

Tamiya has one of the most diverse product portfolios of any mainstream RC manufacturer, and that trend continues with their three latest unassembled kits, including a “Pro” version of their latest front-wheel-drive Mini platform, a mid-motor 2WD buggy that has proven itself on a world stage, and a limited edition, heavily hopped-up version of their [...]

May 09, 2014 Comments
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TLR’s Dakotah Phend sweeps ROAR Electric 1/8-Scale and 4×4 SCT Nationals

Team Losi Racing phenom Dakotah Phend needed a push broom to collect all the hardware he earned last weekend at Gulf Coast Raceway in Porter, TX. Hot off the 2WD Modified Buggy win at the Cactus Classic, Phend added three more national titles to his resume with a dominating performance at the ROAR National Championship [...]

May 09, 2014 Comments
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AKA adopts two popular tread patterns for off-road’s biggest racing classes

AKA has been at the forefront of off-road tire technology since the brand debuted with a full line for 1/8-scale nitro buggies, but when the market shifted back toward 1/10-scale electric racing so did the focus of the California-based company. Their latest products translate two of their most widely used tire patterns from the big [...]

May 09, 2014 Comments
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The Five Biggest Tech Advancements in RC Racing

The cars and trucks that we’re racing in 2014, as well as all of the individual components inside those vehicles, have progressed further in the last 10-20 years than at any other point in this industry’s short history. It’s easy to look at the difference between today’s cars and see how the engineering prowess behind [...]

May 05, 2014 Comments
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Tim Smith Sets New 24-Hour RC Distance Record With Axial Wraith: Over 57 Miles!

Tim Smith is one of the few drivers that has ever held RC’s most coveted world record – that being for the fastest RC car on the planet – and is currently working on reaching the magical 200 mph mark. That’s perhaps what made his most recent World Record achievement, in which he logged the [...]

Apr 25, 2014 Comments
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From Box to Backyard: How to Make Your RTR Truly “Ready To Run”

Ready-to-run has always been synonymous with “assembled,” but true readiness-for-running varies from manufacturer to manufacturer and model to model.  These days, most RTRs are impressively complete and well built, but there are a few extra steps you can make yourself to be certain your RTR is truly ready to run, and run its best [...]

Apr 25, 2014 Comments
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Save your wrists with Hobby Pro USA’s new “Pro-Built” PRS1 buggy

Hobby Pro USA’s PRS1 buggy, which we reviewed back in our January issue, not only received an update for the 2014 season but is now available as a rolling chassis, the first in a new “Pro-Built” lineup of vehicles – which makes this 2WD offroad racer one of the few chances you may ever have [...]

Apr 25, 2014 Comments
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