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About Matt:I think it’s safe to say I’ve done a little bit of everything in RC. That said, I predominately race off-road and my current passion is short course. One of my all-time favorite classes is oval carpet racing. Besides racing, I can often be found working on one of my many never-complete projects, and it seems I have an ever growing collection of rock crawlers—specifically scale crawlers. Matt’s 5 Hot Topics: Short course, Racing, Scale Builds, Crawling and the General RC Hobby

Traxxas Short Course Cool Full-size In-car Camera Video

Sep 23, 2011 No Comments

Want to know what it’s like to take a hot lap in a full-size TORC short course race truck? Now is your chance! Check out this GoPro video from Traxxas’ Mark Jenkins as he takes his TORC truck for a lap around the famous Crandon race track in Crandon, WI.  

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Bashing Vs. Racing

Sep 23, 2011 11 Comments

If you wanted to (and many do), you could lump all RC’ers into one of two groups–those who race and those who don’t. I am a racer. Well, by definition, I’m a racer. I don’t race every weekend, but I do race. Some years I race a lot and some years it seems like I [...]

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Traxxas TORC Highlights & Hot News From Crandon

Sep 06, 2011 No Comments

Senior Editor Kevin Hetmanski and I recently travelled to the Northwoods of Wisconsin for Rounds 9 and 10 of the Traxxas TORC series. When we arrived at Crandon International Off Road Raceway in Crandon, WI, we discovered we were in for some extra racing as Round 4 of the series, which had previously been rained [...]

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Traxxas Monster Jam Replica Trucks Hit The Skate Park

Sep 01, 2011 No Comments

This video does a good job of showcasing what RC is all about–having FUN! Check out these Monster Jam replica trucks at a skate park. The Monster Jam replicas are based on the 2WD Stampede platform and when used with the included 7-cell pack, these trucks have some respectable scoot. They also can take a [...]

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Why I Love Kits

Sep 01, 2011 1 Comment

I have been a very vocal proponent of ready-to-runs or RTRs. Not only do I believe they are essential for the hobby to grow, but I also believe they don’t hurt the hobby in any way, shape, form or fashion. The haters out there, however, think quite differently. It doesn’t take long for some loudmouth to [...]

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426 MPH Car. Now That’s FAST!

Aug 26, 2011 No Comments

I know it’s not RC, but it’s totally cool. Plus, all RC’ers are obsessed with speed. Check out this video of a car going 426 mph! Of course, it’s built for only one thing and looks a lot more like a rocket than a car, but it’s still amazing.  

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Traxxas TQ 2.4GHz Radio Tip

Aug 25, 2011 No Comments

Traxxas’ line of TQ 2.4 GHz radios offer numerous adjustments, but you may need to return to the default settings if you get confused or are not liking the results of the changes you’ve made to the setting. Sometimes just starting over makes the most sense. Please note that we always advice making one change [...]

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Traxxas TORC Racer Rob MacCachren Explains Tire Grooving

Aug 24, 2011 No Comments

This video explains the art of tire grooving. This has been done for years in dirt oval racing and in off-road racing. It is also practiced in RC. Check out the video as it’s pretty informative. It includes some nice background info on Rob MacCachren too.

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