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Racing in a distant, far away land.

I spent last week outside of my comfortable Southern California bubble, leaving behind 80+ degree weather and clear skies to board a plane for the East Coast. It was AirAge’s annual Town Hall meeting and dinner, so I didn’t really have much chance to get out of it; instead, I stuffed my big Upgrade RC [...]

Jan 31, 2013 Comments
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2013 Reedy Race of Champions – Final Results!

A spectacular weekend of racing is in the books at West Coast RC Raceway following a full day of heads-up competition; Sunday’s calendar called for the upper main events for the Open classes and final four rounds of 4WD Invitational, crowning the champions for all three classes and marking those names in the history books. [...]

Jan 28, 2013 Comments
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Reedy Race of Champions – Halfway Update

RC Car Action is live on the scene at West Coast RC Raceway for the 2013 Reedy Race of Champions! There’s nothing but heads-up racing from here on out this weekend, as qualifying is complete for the Open 2WD and 4WD divisions. Salt Lake City, UT resident Rob Gillespie slated to start on the pole [...]

Jan 26, 2013 Comments
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2013 Reedy International Race of Champions

What started as a birthday celebration evolved into an event that rivals the World Championships in the levels of competition and prestige. Mike Reedy, founder of the most successful electric motor company in IFMAR Worlds competition that bears his name, organized the first Reedy International Race of Champions in 1987 to celebrate not only his [...]

Jan 24, 2013 Comments
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RC (Super)crosses over

The connection between RC and short course off-road racing was a no-brainer; after all, it’s exactly what we do but on a larger scale. I wasn’t at all surprised to see RC short course trucks sweep through the industry with their combination of realistic looks and entertaining performance. For many of us who have been [...]

Jan 22, 2013 Comments
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2012 IFMAR World Championships – Qualifying Wrap-Up

With the weather forecast for the week showing imminent disaster, the choice was made to run the fifth round of qualifying on Wednesday after rounds 3 and 4 – which turned out to be the right decision, as the skies opened up on Thursday and prevented any chance of completing the sixth and final round [...]

Dec 06, 2012 Comments
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DRIVEN: Team Associated’s new ProLite 4×4 Short Course Truck!

Team Associated kicked off its Qualifier Series of sport-level RTRs with the ProLite 4×4, a new-from-the-ground-up, shaft-driven fender banger powered by the awesome Associated XPSC1200 ESC and Reedy 550-SL brushless motor also found in the SC10 4×4. The ProLite 4×4 was built to provide a fun, sporty, and budget-friendly introduction to RC and the world [...]

Dec 06, 2012 Comments
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2012 IFMAR World Championships – Qualifying Rounds One and Two

In Q1, Robert Batlle picked up where he left off at the Worlds Warm-Up in September and drove to the front of an antsy qualifying heat “A.”  The Spaniard out-dueled youngsters Dakotah Phend, Elliott Boots and Ty Tessmann to take the heat and the overall fast time from Q1. Elsewhere, the Czech Republic’s Martin Bayer [...]

Dec 05, 2012 Comments
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