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TLR’s Dakotah Phend vs Associated’s Ryan Cavalieri: The Pass

Being a photographer, every now and then you get lucky shots. Shots that you just can’t plan out or stage; they just happen. Recently at the Reedy Truck Race I got one of those during the Pro 4 main which was a battle between TLR’s Dakotah Phend and Team Associated’s Ryan Cavalieri. 1. Coming onto [...]

Nov 02, 2011 Comments
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Buy used, buy smart

As I was flipping through the most recent issue of the magazine, I came across the latest Backyard Basher column by Eric J. Miller.  In the writeup he talks about all the do’s and don’t’s of buying a used RC vehicle, which of course caused me to go out and immediately place bids on used [...]

Nov 02, 2011 Comments
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Mugen Seiki’s Travis Amezcua: Photo Highlight Tuesday 11/1/11

                Location: Temecula, Ca Camera: Hasseblad H3D Lens: HC 50-110 Exposure: 1/750 sec at f/4.8 ISO 400     Back Story: While attending the 2011 Sidewinder Nitro Explosion in Temecula, CA I found Mugen Seiki driver Travis Amezcua during a brief moment of silence between main events on [...]

Nov 02, 2011 Comments
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Duratrax Has Attitude

Every so often RC company’s will revamp it’s logo, slogan and most importantly they will often improve the product. Not always at the same time. Duratrax did. The guys at Duratrax want you to get outside and mix it up, to experience RC like you never have before. Duratrax started in the late 1980s as [...]

Oct 31, 2011 Comments
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2011 JBRL Electric Series Wraps Up at HRH

Jimmy Babcock’s 2011 JBRL electric series came to an end this weekend at Hot Rod Hobbies in Saugus, California. The 8 race long series was held throughout the year at multiple tracks across Southern California. This year saw an exceptional turnout with an average of 200 entries per round. The popularity of the race seems [...]

Oct 30, 2011 Comments
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Spy Shots! EXOTEK Aluminum LCG Chassis for the Associated SC10 4X4

On my last outing at SDRC Raceway in San Diego, Ca (sdrcraceway.com/), I caught up with Exotek (www.exotekracing.com), which was testing their new LCG (low center of gravity) chassis for the Associated SC10 4×4. At 5 oz heavier than the stock chassis, it’s adding stability and traction to this SC that is sometimes considered “too [...]

Oct 27, 2011 Comments
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Trophy Alternatives

I do a lot of racing.  Lately it seems like I’m at a big race every weekend.  I am not complaining one bit. In fact, I love racing but one thing has caught my eye lately. No matter the size of the race whether it be a Nationals event or just a glorified club race [...]

Oct 27, 2011 Comments
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Photo Highlight Tuesday 10/25/11

Subject: Ty Tessmann Location: Temecula, Ca                 Photo Info: – Camera: Hasseblad H3D – Lens: Hasseblad HC 50-110 – Exposure: 1/125th at f/4.0 – ISO: 400 – Focal Length: 50mm

Oct 25, 2011 Comments
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