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Kyosho & Tebo Dominate ’11 The Dirt Nitro Challenge

For the first time in the “Dirt Nitro Challenge” history (12 years!), someone has TQ’d and won both Pro nitro 1/8-scale classes. Kyosho’s Jared Tebo put on a clinic, dominating the event by TQ’ing and winning both the Pro Truggy (in a nailbiter of a finish against AE’s Ryan Maifield) and Pro Buggy nitro classes [...]

Feb 28, 2011 Comments
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Is It The Shoes?

I may show my age here, but do any of you remember the video game “NBA Jam”? Arguably one of the best arcade and console games of the mid-90′s, NBA Jam had a thrilling gameplay style and a mind boggling commentary for its time.  The sports commentators would call the video game’s action just like [...]

Feb 28, 2011 Comments
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Team Losi Racing & Dustin Evans Take Reedy 2011 Crown

In arguably the biggest electric off-road race of the early 2011 season at the Reedy International Race of Champions, Team Losi Racing (TLR) took home first place in the hotly contested 2wd Invitational class and the overall Invitational Class win with their brand new “22″ racing buggy. Dustin Evans battled Kyosho’s Jared Tebo and AE’s [...]

Jan 31, 2011 Comments
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Let’s Learn From Our Mistakes

“Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.” Someone much wiser than I said this phrase many ages ago, and it applies directly to politics, engineering, life in general, and of course, RC.  With participant turn-over rate in RC that’s remarkably high–ie, our hobby has more new RC’ers each year than those who stay [...]

Jan 26, 2011 Comments
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Custom Tools + Me = Total RC Geekdom

I remember the first time I laid eyes on a set of Hudy Professional tools in the pits–it was many, MANY years ago (maybe a over a decade ago?!) and Mark Pavidis was wrenching on his buggy.  Among the symphony of movements Mark made as he wrenched on his cars sat these black anodized tools, [...]

Jan 17, 2011 Comments
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Losi’s Adam Drake Doubles Up at Airtronics Winter Nats

Adam Drake pulled the double-win at this past weekend’s Airtronics “Winter Nats” race at Revelation Raceway in Montclair, California.  Racing against some of the world’s best, including Barry Baker, Travis Amezcua, Joseph Quagraine from JQ Products, Chad Bradley and current IFMAR Worlds winner Cody King, The Drake took the 1/8 buggy win by a convincing [...]

Jan 17, 2011 Comments
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Pro Contracts & Salaries…Do You Care?

There was an interesting topic of discussion last week on a popular R/C message board—the topic of professional R/C racer salaries and contracts.  In fact, R/C driver contracts seemed to be the topic du’jour last week as many pro racers “re-signed” their contracts and commitments for the 2011 racing season.  Each day, another high profile [...]

Jan 11, 2011 Comments
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Clear Rules Create Clear Advantages

I’m an avid club racer.  Lucky for me, my local track is Hot Rod Hobbies in Saugus, California, and it’s one of the finest club racing facilities anywhere in the state.  At Hot Rods, they average 40+ short-course entries every single Tuesday—on average!—and regularly get as many as 70 SC entries.  So what’s the secret [...]

Jan 06, 2011 Comments
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