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HPI Baja 5th Scale Nationals – Part 2 [VIDEO]

Part 2 of our 5th scale Nationals race coverage. Check out the video for some more racing action and interviews with drift star Justin Pawlak and HPI’s John Schultz. Click here to see part 1 of our coverage

Dec 08, 2011 Comments
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7th Annual Toys for Tots Race – Palm Desert R/C Raceway

The 7th annual Toys for Tots race was held last weekend at Palm Desert R/C Raceway in Palm Desert, California. A bit over 130 entries were tallied for the 1-day charity race. Has been one of my favorite races for the last couple years. Its for a great cause and is always a very fun [...]

Dec 06, 2011 Comments
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New JConcepts Short Course Tire spotted in the pits!

A new Jconcepts short course tire has been spotted in the pits dubbed “Pressure Points.” This set was in their soft “Green” compound. Look for a full product release from Jconcepts with all the available compounds soon.  

Dec 04, 2011 Comments
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4 Ways to a Faster Stock Class Racer

Gearing – Proper gearing is the first and foremost thing to have when trying to get the most out of your stock motor. Being over-geared may give you more top end but your car may be lacking acceleration. If you are driving on a track with lots of turns and a short straight, gearing down [...]

Nov 27, 2011 Comments
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26th Annual Arizona State Championships – Maifield takes 3 titles and Fischer 2

The 26th Annual Arizona State Championships were held last weekend at SRS Raceway in Scottsdale, AZ. The track layout was designed by Ryan Maifield and implemented by the SRS crew. The technical, yet flowing design got unanimously good reviews by racers at all calibers. Local pro’s, Team Associated’s Ryan Maifield and Durango’s Billy Fischer dominated [...]

Nov 23, 2011 Comments
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All About Ball Cups

When a ball cup pops off of one of my cars, it has got to be one of the most annoying things. I wish I could just bolt some linkage together and not worry about it breaking or wearing out. We don’t always live in an ideal world but there are some good tips for [...]

Nov 19, 2011 Comments
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HPI West Coast Baja Nationals with Ty Tessmann [Video]

Part 1 of our coverage at the HPI West Coast Baja Nationals. Pro 8th scale Hot Bodies driver, Ty Tessmann, makes the transition into 5th scale racing with his Baja 5SC.

Nov 17, 2011 Comments
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1/5th Scale Off-Road: Rocky Roads Ahead?

1/5th scale off-road looks to be one of the up-and-coming things in R/C right now. HPI has been on the scene for a while with their 5b and 5sc platforms, and Losi will be getting their 5ive on the shelves soon. I have also seen a few concepts and knock-off type vehicles out there as [...]

Nov 09, 2011 Comments
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