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2013 Nitro Challenge – Austin Blair Interview

A Main Hobbies team driver driver and Tekno RC frontman (front kid?) Austin Blair has had a great weekend so far in Arizona, qualifying straight into the Pro Truck final and driving his EB48 to the TQ spot in Pro Electric Buggy, both of which will run today. We got to chat with the NorCal [...]

Feb 23, 2013 Comments
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2013 Nitro Challenge – Final Qualifying Results

It was another late night, but qualifying for the 2013 The Dirt Nitro Challenge is officially over. It’s nothing but heads-up racing from here on out for the nitro classes, which includes 40+, Open, and Pro Truck on Saturday and the same divisions for Buggy on Sunday. We’ll also have 1/10-scale short course racing on [...]

Feb 23, 2013 Comments
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2013 Nitro Challenge – Day Two, Round Two

Just like yesterday, the first round TQ sealed the deal early and left everyone fighting for the second spot on the grid. Kyosho’s Jared Tebo drove his red, white, and blue Kyosho to a commanding 6-second gap over the field, gaining a valuable advantage heading into Sunday’s 60-minute final as he goes for yet another [...]

Feb 23, 2013 Comments
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2013 Nitro Challenge – Day Two, First Round

Buggy qualifying is underway at the Fear Farm, and it took just a few corners into the first heat this morning to see that the rough track surface, with edges and inconsistent spots created by Wednesday’s rain storm, wreaked much more havoc on the cars than during yesterday’s truggy qualifying. A familiar face jumped to [...]

Feb 22, 2013 Comments
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2013 Nitro Challenge – Ronda Drake Interview

We caught up with Ronda Drake, wife of the TLR pro and Pro Truck TQ here at the Fear Farm Adam Drake, to talk about his success and Ronda’s own racing efforts at the Nitro Challenge.

Feb 22, 2013 Comments
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2013 Nitro Challenge – Day One Recap

The 14th annual The Dirt Nitro Challenge got off to a strange start, with a storm bringing rain and snow (yes, snow in Arizona) to the track surface and cancelling Wednesday’s practice before the first round was completed. Rain is not at all unusual for this race, which has been plagued with strange weather over [...]

Feb 22, 2013 Comments
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The Dirt Nitro Challenge

This is the fourteenth time that the calendar of notable RC races kicks off with the biggest nitro offroad race of the year, The Dirt Nitro Challenge. Held in Arizona since 2007, and for the second time at the Fear Farm in Phoenix, the Nitro Challenge consistently draws record breaking crowds with incredible track layouts [...]

Feb 21, 2013 Comments
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Nine Easy Go-Fast Mods

It’s no question – the sensation of speed is one of the most popular aspects of radio control. Racers and bashers may differ in many ways when it comes to how they enjoy their favorite hobby, but they both share their desire for faster acceleration and higher velocity. From cleaning and oiling bearings to installing [...]

Feb 13, 2013 Comments
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