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Xray’s Ellis Chats About the New CRC Fasttrak II (FT2) Black Carpet

Xray’s Ellis Chats About the New CRC Fasttrak II (FT2) Black Carpet

Carpet racing is fast and technical and a track surface that’s been around for decades, but until a couple of years ago, has been predominantly grey “Ozite” called Fasttrak, sold by CRC (Calandra Racing Concepts). However, Ozite was no longer available to CRC and they had to source a new kind of carpet. After some […]
Flashback: 1989 National Ashby Indoor Carpet Racing [VIDEO]

Flashback: 1989 National Ashby Indoor Carpet Racing [VIDEO]

The 1989 Ashby National was typical for the era and included many of the fast UK drivers of the time driving on an indoor carpet track with pan cars. The video is a bit poor quality, but like the sub-c cells, stick radios with crystals and brushed motors, fit the time. Most of the video […]

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Phend Phenomenal at 30th Annual CRCRC Winter Midwest Championships

Phend Phenomenal at 30th Annual CRCRC Winter Midwest Championships

2017 is under way and with it the start of another year of racing including the 30th Annual CRCRC Winter Midwest Championships held at the Ohio RC factory. Held on January 4th through January 8th, the event was an early showcase for the Factory and Privateer racers. With all the team changes among many top […]
2017: Big Factory Driver Sponsorship Changes

2017: Big Factory Driver Sponsorship Changes

The end of a calendar year is the time when companies and professional drivers often make big changes to their contracts and 2017 will go down as a big one marked by big shakeups. Rumors began back in November, but everything went viral when the new year finally kicked in and everyone could make their […]

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Ryan Maifield Confirmed at Mugen and Yokomo with Buggy Images.

Ryan Maifield Confirmed at Mugen and Yokomo with Buggy Images.

Lots of big moves this year, but one of the biggest is the announcement of Ryan Maifield’s switch to Yokomo for 1/10-scale electric off-road and Mugen Seiki for 1/8-scale nitro and e-buggy. He’ll also now be backed by AMain Hobbies and using MKS servos, but his long relationship with JConcepts remains intact and healthy as […]
Custom Chevy K5 Blazer Drag Truck [READER’S RIDE]

Custom Chevy K5 Blazer Drag Truck [READER’S RIDE]

With all the great scale truck hard bodies now on the market, it’s easy to see why Dan Boyle chose one for his latest scale build. But rather than go the traditional truck route, he combined his love of drag racers with RC4WD’s excellent injection-molded K5 Blazer. It sits on a heavily modified Axial Wraith […]

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Gear Guide 2017
Action From the 2016 EFRA 1/12-Scale Euros [VIDEO]

Action From the 2016 EFRA 1/12-Scale Euros [VIDEO]

There’s been a lot of interesting news in 1/12-scale racing these days, and with the controversial ruling by IFMAR to go to 2S LiPo batteries, then a subsequent reversal of the ruling back to 1S after heated opinions including the video done by Josh Cyrul went viral, it appears that we are back to square […]

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Flashback: 2016 Reedy Off-Road Race of Champions [VIDEO]

Flashback: 2016 Reedy Off-Road Race of Champions [VIDEO]

The 2017 Reedy Off-Road Race of Champions is just around the corner and once again will be held at the famous OCRC Raceway in Huntington Beach, California. The event is one of the most prestigious on the race calendar and provides amazing action for spectators in the unique Invitational format that contests only modified 2WD […]
Pro Tips: Team Associated’s Jake Mayo Shares His Secrets

Pro Tips: Team Associated’s Jake Mayo Shares His Secrets

Team Associated’s Jake Mayo stormed on to the professional racing scene in the last couple of years, and along the way racked up some impressive results including grabbing the title in the premiere classes at the 2015 Reedy Outdoor Race of Champions and also driving his way in to a spot in the Invitational Class […]

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Snow Cat with 3D Printed Blower for Wintertime [VIDEO]

Snow Cat with 3D Printed Blower for Wintertime [VIDEO]

It’s winter and for most people in the northern hemisphere, so that means snow. But, before you hide indoors, check out this snow cat with 3D printed snow blower. Yep, it started out as a Kyosho Blizzard, and with some creative engineering, it is fully functional and ready to take on the task most of […]
Rubber Off-Road Track?

Rubber Off-Road Track?

Electric off-road is the most popular form of racing, but has more than its own share of controversy. A long laundry list of viral arguments can be heard by many of the racers, highlighted by the use of carpet, astro-turf, or clay, instead of the more traditional loamy, loose dirt surface. Well, now there is […]
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