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How Many Fails Can You Find?

This is still one of my all time favorite RC videos…the one where two friends decide to perform a speed run with what looks like a TRX Jato nitro truck.  A truck capable of 60-70mph.  On a 5ft wide walking path. This epic video is so full of “what not to do,” it’s difficult to [...]

Jan 19, 2012 Comments
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Pro Driver Merry Go Round

It’s that time of year again!  Professional RC racers are swapping teams, signing new contracts, dumping old sponsors and picking up new ones.  For some of you, this makes for an exciting game of pro driver roulette. What I find interesting is the number of drivers who leave teams only to wish they had never [...]

Jan 04, 2012 Comments
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Top 10 Excuses To Get RC For Christmas

Every Christmas season, we search for reasons to convince our significant other that RC equipment makes a great gift.  Who wants socks and button-up shirts when you could get a 4.5-turn brushless motor or fifteen sets of rubber tires? Here are the top 10 reasons why we like to ask for RC gifts at Christmas [...]

Dec 25, 2011 Comments
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Tire Sauce: The Canary In The Coal Mine

I’ve read plenty of discussion lately about tire sauce/additives in off-road racing.  The question seems to be, is tire additive a good or a bad thing for off-road racing?  The answer, in my opinion, is simple: it’s a terrible idea.  From my viewpoint, tire additive is like the canary in the RC coal mine.  A [...]

Dec 24, 2011 Comments
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ROAR 1/8 Scale Buggy 2012 Nationals Venue Announced

From ROAR: After considerable deliberation, LCRC (Lost Creek RC) Raceway in Oakland Mills, PA has been selected as host for the ROAR 2012 Fuel Off-Road Nationals. Scheduled for June 21-24, the facility in rural Pennsylvania is expected to bring some East Coast flavor to the most popular ROAR National event on the calendar. Located in [...]

Dec 06, 2011 Comments
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Lucas Oil Series Wraps This Weekend in Phoenix

From Team Associated:   The 2011 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series comes to an end Firebird Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona this weekend! December 5, 2011 Event Name: Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Event Location: Firebird Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona Event Date(s): December 10, 2011 to December 11, 2011 As the year heads quickly [...]

Dec 06, 2011 Comments
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Speed Is Never Cheap

The Traxxas X0-1 has set off an avalanche of comments on the social media sites.  We’ve posted multiple videos, interviews and behind the scenes clips of this car, and I’m surprised with the reactions this car is getting.   Rarely have I seen such a polarizing vehicle release.  RC’ers seem to fall into one of two [...]

Dec 02, 2011 Comments
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TLR’s Adam Drake Sweeps JBRL Nitro Series Finals

Team Losi Racing’s Adam Drake took home all of the hardware in the expert buggy and truggy classes, winning both the final race itself and the overall points series in both classes.  It was a long series this year, spread over 8 races including the finals this past weekend at Hot Rod Hobbies.  TLR’s Drake [...]

Nov 14, 2011 Comments
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