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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
FAST LAPS: Ryan Lutz Hopes to Carry Motorama Momentum to Nitro Challenge – Against Team Associated’s New Prototype!
Can you imagine racing two big events on two consecutive weekends and on opposite ends of the country? That’s what drivers like Ryan Lutz, Carson Wernimont, and Steven Hartson will be doing when they hit the track this weekend. Aside from the Reedy Race of Champions, it’s really not until the middle of February that [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]