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