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The Five Biggest Tech Advancements in RC Racing

The cars and trucks that we’re racing in 2014, as well as all of the individual components inside those vehicles, have progressed further in the last 10-20 years than at any other point in this industry’s short history. It’s easy to look at the difference between today’s cars and see how the engineering prowess behind [...]

May 05, 2014 Comments
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What happened to stock racing?

Of all the gigantic advantages in RC technology over the last ten years, there’s no doubt that the motor and speed control units of electric vehicles made the biggest jump in improvement – unfortunately, that transition destroyed the grassroots level of RC racing. The “stock” class designation for motors has long been used by the [...]

Apr 15, 2014 Comments
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Stadium, Short Course, Truggy…Truck Racing’s Identity Crisis

Baseball, Coca Cola, and apple pie – even these once-strictly American items have caught on internationally.  Since 1928, when Ford built the first Model A with a closed cab and a cargo box, Americans have loved their trucks…which is exactly the reason I don’t understand why RC racers keep trying to ruin them. Even though [...]

Apr 08, 2014 Comments
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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 [...]

Apr 01, 2014 Comments
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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 [...]

Mar 17, 2014 Comments
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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 [...]

Mar 10, 2014 Comments
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Hebert and Knudtsen take On-Road Nationals, Peanut wins in Chi-Town, and the stadium truck resurgeance continues

Last weekend the on- and off-road racing communities both hit the Midwest, with the first ROAR Nationals of the year going down in Omaha, NE, while Travis Amezcua doubled up at the Chi-Town Shootout in Joliet, IL for the second straight year. Hobby Pro USA’s newest kit release, the PR ST1 stadium truck, begs the [...]

Mar 03, 2014 Comments
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Ty Tessmann talks The Dirt Nitro Challenge double, new products spotted in the pits, plus full Pro Buggy A-Main video!

More impressive than Ty Tessmann’s sweep of The Dirt Nitro Challenge Pro Truck and Pro Buggy class, the second time he’s completed the feat in just three years, is the manner in which he did it – by leading all but just six laps over 90 minutes of A-Main competition! We’ve got a full HD [...]

Feb 25, 2014 Comments
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