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Tebo, Cavalieri, Neumann, and Phend earn TQ honors at 28th Annual Cactus Classic – Updated with video!

For the first time in its 28-year history, Day Two of the Cactus Classic featured B-Main Last Chance Qualifiers for the modified 2WD and 4WD buggy divisions – and the winner of each “LCQ” bumped up into tomorrow’s triple-A Mains to race for the final championship trophies awarded here at Scottsdale R/C Speedway. Before those [...]

Mar 16, 2014 Comments
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Tebo, Neumann, and Maifield stand out through opening rounds of the Cactus Classic

Morning cloud cover gave way to crystal clear blue skies for the opening round of the 28th Annual Cactus Classic, with both the racing action and temperature climbing throughout the morning. The grippy and rough track conditions proved troublesome for even the best racers in the country, with several big names struggling in the first [...]

Mar 15, 2014 Comments
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Team Associated engineer Josh Alton teaches roll-center tuning

Roll center. You’ve likely heard the term thrown around by your buddies when bench racing, but do you (or they) really understand what it means? Did you know that it doesn’t just affect a single wheel, but also each end of the car, both independently and linked, from the front-to-rear? And just how do you [...]

Mar 14, 2014 Comments
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One final time under the sun – 2014 Cactus Classic Preview

One of the longest-tenured races in RC, the 28th Annual Cactus Classic will again run for the final time at the original Scottsdale RC Speedway in Scottsdale, AZ, and the track looks like one of the fastest and least risky in years, with plenty of high speed corners that should ensure incredibly close racing. Last [...]

Mar 13, 2014 Comments
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Keepin’ It Real? Not If You’re Racing

Now that Pro-Line has unveiled the awesome Performance Buggy conversion for their PRO-2 truck (as well as the Traxxas Slash if outfitted with various Pro-Line components), there’s no better time to talk about the widening gap between a large portion of RC racing enthusiasts and their non-competitive hobby brethren. The closed-cockpit transformation that requires little [...]

Mar 10, 2014 Comments
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Hobby Pro USA’s PRS1 2WD buggy gets updated for the 2014 season

Hobby Pro USA joined the hotly contested 2WD electric buggy class last year with the PRS1, and the buggy caught on quickly with drivers across the country – in fact, Joel Navarro has been racing his car weekly since reviewing it for the January issue of RCCA. With development driven by Hobby Pro USA’s Andrew [...]

Mar 05, 2014 Comments
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Hebert and Knudtsen take On-Road Nationals, Peanut wins in Chi-Town, and the stadium truck resurgeance continues

Last weekend the on- and off-road racing communities both hit the Midwest, with the first ROAR Nationals of the year going down in Omaha, NE, while Travis Amezcua doubled up at the Chi-Town Shootout in Joliet, IL for the second straight year. Hobby Pro USA’s newest kit release, the PR ST1 stadium truck, begs the [...]

Mar 03, 2014 Comments
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Losi’s LST2 XXL burns gas – and rubber! We drive it first!

There are definitely perks to working in RC media – like when a Losi engineer drives from SoCal to Phoenix, AZ, for two days just so that you can test out a new product like the gasoline-powered LST XXL-2 monster truck. Losi’s Junior Product Manager and Designer Brian Nuñez, who was instrumental in creating the [...]

Feb 28, 2014 Comments
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