Editors Blogs

FAST LAPS: Young Team Associated standout wins in B5 debut, and Pro-Line takes a few lucky racers to school!

The busy winter for the RC racing scene continued last week with the kickoff to the JConcepts Indoor National Series, along with more news on the biggest story of 2013 – the new Team Associated B5 buggy. Tamiya managed to sneak in a new buggy under everyone’s noses, and Pro-Line gave ten driver/mechanic teams from [...]

Feb 10, 2014 Comments
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A brand new brand, and my thoughts on the gasoline revolution

Several stories that could directly impact the racing side of our hobby have surfaced in the last couple of weeks, prompting me to share my thoughts on two of them specifically – a new brand called Schelle Racing Innovations, headed by famed car designer Kurt Wenger, and the introduction of Losi’s new gasoline-powered LST XXL-2 [...]

Feb 03, 2014 Comments
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WATCH: Over 100 Minutes of Reedy-Race Action, Plus Winner Interviews

This past weekend’s 20th running of the Reedy International Race of Champions lived up to the hype worthy of such a milestone for RC’s most exciting and prestigious races. Two of the fastest young guns earned the most important wins of their careers in the Open classes, while the 12-round Invitational cage match between the [...]

Jan 28, 2014 Comments
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FAST LAPS: Mike Truhe Leaves TLR for Serpent, and Ryan Maifield Cleans Up in Ohio

Welcome to Fast Laps, the new online weekly racing column here at RCCarAction.com. Each Monday I’ll discuss what’s going on in the world of RC competition, whether it’s reflecting on the previous weekend’s big event, talking about the state of the industry, or commenting on breaking news. We’re just a few days away from the [...]

Jan 20, 2014 Comments
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You Are Not a Basher

This is the “Starting Line” from the February issue, which is all about my disdain for the term “basher.” What do you think? Comment on Facebook, you could win an RC Car Action hat! You Are Not a Basher While driving the six trucks in this issue’s stadium truck shootout, one refrain I kept hearing [...]

Dec 11, 2013 Comments
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Axial Wraith Online Build Part 2

Right! Let’s get started. Step 1 is usually a good place to begin. Looks pretty easy…  Like any good manual, the Wraith book features full-size hardware drawings on each page. There are call-outs for the available option parts as you go, but I’ll be building my truck stock.   Slip the diff locker into the [...]

Oct 29, 2013 Comments
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Exclusive Coverage + Video: 2013 ROAR On-Road Fuel Nats

Radio Operated Auto Racing, or ROAR, holds Nationals events for a variety of classes every year to determine who is fastest in the land. This past weekend, the On-road Fuel Nationals was hosted by the Greater Los Angeles R/C Racing Club (GLARCRC) featuring  the super fast 1/8th-Scale Open class, 1/8th-Scale Masters, and the 1/10th-Scale Open [...]

Sep 17, 2013 Comments
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Moving On – The Reedy Race of Champions Heads Across Town

The RC racing world was shocked to learn that West Coast RC Raceway, host of last year’s ROAR Electric Off-Road Super Nationals as well as the last three years of the resurgent Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions, closed its doors for good on  Tuesday, August 27. WCRC was the home track of many SoCal-area [...]

Sep 17, 2013 Comments
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