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Just who are the big races for, anyway?

Just who are the big races for, anyway?

In the RC racing world, the term “big race” is loosely applied to any competitive event that’s deemed more important than the typical club race. Sure, there are ROAR National Championship races for all major racing classes, but many local facilities organize special events throughout the year in order to draw a larger crowd, often […]
Dakotah Phend does the double to highlight Cactus Classic main events

Dakotah Phend does the double to highlight Cactus Classic main events

The 28th running of the Cactus Classic ended with what may very well have been the last set of main events to be run on the famous sunbaked outdoor blue groove at the current Scottsdale R/C Speedway, and what a day of racing it was. All five premiere-class titles were decided in spectacular fashion, and […]

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Keepin’ It Real? Not If You’re Racing

Keepin’ It Real? Not If You’re Racing

Now that Pro-Line has unveiled the awesome Performance Buggy conversion for their PRO-2 truck (as well as the Traxxas Slash if outfitted with various Pro-Line components), there’s no better time to talk about the widening gap between a large portion of RC racing enthusiasts and their non-competitive hobby brethren. The closed-cockpit transformation that requires little […]

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A brand new brand, and my thoughts on the gasoline revolution

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 […]

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WATCH: Over 100 Minutes of Reedy-Race Action, Plus Winner Interviews

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 […]
FAST LAPS: Mike Truhe Leaves TLR for Serpent, and Ryan Maifield Cleans Up in Ohio

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 […]

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You Are Not a Basher

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 […]
Axial Wraith Online Build Part 2

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 […]
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