Joel Navarro

Spotted – New Race Rubber from AKA Racing

Among the new products spied at SDRC in San Diego, CA for last week’s opening round of the Top Notch Series was AKA’s newest tire pattern, the Handlebar (see the mustache logo molded into the sidewall?). Featuring a network of straight and angled bars along the edges of the tread, with short lugs in the [...]

Dec 05, 2012 Comments
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The Bob Novak Interview – RCCA Exclusive [Full Video]

. As you might have seen in the November 2012 issue of RC Car Action, we paid homage to the RC Icons of the industry. I had the honor to do the piece on Bob Novak of Novak Electronics. Special thanks to Bob Novak for letting me spend the time for this sit down interview [...]

Oct 17, 2012 Comments
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Race for a Cure October 6th @ SDRC Raceway – San Diego, Ca

  Racing is great, and it would be even more awesome if we can use our hobby to help out a good cause. If you’re familiar with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure , they’re are extremely passionate on the fight against breast cancer.  They are the global leader of the breast cancer movement, having raised [...]

Sep 11, 2012 Comments
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2012 Sidewinder Nitro Explosion Race Coverage – Over 100 Minutes of Racing Action! [Video]

. If you’ve never raced a 45-minute or longer A-main, you’ll find that it’s a test of endurance that requires your total concentration the entire time. It’s tiring physically and mentally, but it’s what breaks or makes a World Champion. The 9th Annual Sidewinder Nitro Explosion proved to be a great success and provided all [...]

Sep 05, 2012 Comments
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2012 Sidewinder Nitro Explosion Race Coverage – The Drake and Cavalieri Take Home the Big Wins

. The clock is ticking towards the 1/8th Scale Nitro Worlds in Argentina at the end of this year and everyone is trying to get in some last minute wheel time before heading to the Worlds. If you were following racing this past weekend in SoCal, you saw that the big names were at the [...]

Sep 05, 2012 Comments
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2012 Tamiya TCS North American Finals Coverage: Watch the Action Packed A-Mains [VIDEO]

. There was some intense racing happening at the Tamiya TCS North American Finals this past weekend with every racer being so evenly matched. To be eligible to race in the North American Finals, you would have had to of finished in the top 10 in one of the regional races held across America. There [...]

Aug 28, 2012 Comments
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2012 Tamiya TCS North American Finals Coverage: Japan Trip Winners

Japan or Bust! That is exactly what was on the line at this past weekends 2012 Tamiya TCS North American Finals; the chance to win a free Japan trip to race in the Tamiya Worlds. So what exactly is TCS? Tamiya Championship Series is a multi-stop race series that holds regional races all over North America [...]

Aug 28, 2012 Comments
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ROAR Super Nationals Short Course & Buggy Results – Associated & Hot Bodies Wins

It was another action packed day of racing for the 2nd Session of the 2012 Electric Off-Road Super Nationals. This time around, it was the Short Course and 1/8th Scale classes. In the hotly contested SC 4×4 Modified class, the lap times of the front runners was down to hundredths-of-seconds! With a little bit of fender [...]

Aug 23, 2012 Comments
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