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2011 Sidewinder Nitro Explosion: Photo Gallery, Results and New Products

The 8th annual Sidewinder Nitro Explosion kicked off at ARC Raceway in Temecula, California. Tessman, Pavidis, Hara, Maifield, Cavalieri, King, and Amezcua were among some of the elite drivers that came out to race some nitro. Ty Tessman dominated the pro truggy class taking the TQ and win with his Hot Bodies D8T. Pro Buggy [...]

Nov 08, 2011 Comments
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5 Random Questions Episode 2: Maifield,Tebo & Amezcua [VIDEO]

5 random questions with Team Associated’s Ryan Maifield, Drurango/Mugen driver Travis Amezcua and Kyosho’s Jared Tebo.

Nov 04, 2011 Comments
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TLR’s Dakotah Phend vs Associated’s Ryan Cavalieri: The Pass

Being a photographer, every now and then you get lucky shots. Shots that you just can’t plan out or stage; they just happen. Recently at the Reedy Truck Race I got one of those during the Pro 4 main which was a battle between TLR’s Dakotah Phend and Team Associated’s Ryan Cavalieri. 1. Coming onto [...]

Nov 02, 2011 Comments
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2011 JBRL Electric Series Wraps Up at HRH

Jimmy Babcock’s 2011 JBRL electric series came to an end this weekend at Hot Rod Hobbies in Saugus, California. The 8 race long series was held throughout the year at multiple tracks across Southern California. This year saw an exceptional turnout with an average of 200 entries per round. The popularity of the race seems [...]

Oct 30, 2011 Comments
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Trophy Alternatives

I do a lot of racing.  Lately it seems like I’m at a big race every weekend.  I am not complaining one bit. In fact, I love racing but one thing has caught my eye lately. No matter the size of the race whether it be a Nationals event or just a glorified club race [...]

Oct 27, 2011 Comments
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Keep it Cool!–Heat Kills Electronics.

Motors, speed controls and batteries are some of the most expensive components on our electric cars. I’m sure you have blown up one of these at some point and know the agonizing feeling of breaking out your wallet to replace it (or waiting weeks for warranty repair). Motor or speed control failure is often caused [...]

Oct 21, 2011 Comments
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Team Associated and Lucas Oil Marketing RC to the Masses–VIDEO

It’s no secret that short course trucks have pushed our hobby to a new level. Much of this has been accomplished by manufacturers reaching out to new markets. Traxxas can be seen at almost any sort of off-road racing event and almost all of the bigger manufacturers have sponsored a full size racing truck. HPI [...]

Oct 17, 2011 Comments
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Reedy Truck Race–Tebo, Cavalieri and Maifield on Top

Hot Rod Hobbies in Saugus, California (about 35 miles north of Los Angeles) is host to The Reedy Truck Race. Due to scheduling conflicts this race was not ran last year, but Jimmy Babcock and the JBRL crew brought it back for 2011. The absence of nitro classes this year, have made this more of [...]

Oct 09, 2011 Comments
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