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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]