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13 Year Old Rising Star Kamryn Ayers Shines at Cactus Classic

No matter what class you run at the Cactus Classic, you can count on racing the fastest drivers from all over the country. That certainly includes the stock classes, where a win very rightly earns the victor “driver to watch” status. In the Stock 17.5 2WD buggy class, the winner deserves a little extra attention [...]

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Flashback: Kent Clausen’s Insane Speed Run Cars

Whilst perusing the interwebs, I stumbled across these beautiful shots of Kent Clausen’s custom high-speed cars from the late 90s. Way before Nic Case was pushing 200mph in a straight line, RC speed was all about the “Insane Speed Run.” Raced on a bicycle velodrome, the event saw highly modded pan cars packed with NiCad cells [...]

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The Ones That Got Away

I’ve built a ton of trucks in my many years in RC and yet there are some that I never had the chance to build or modify. We all have the “I wish I had that or this” stories when it comes to RC and this is my time machine shopping list of the trucks [...]

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Tonka-Tough Bronco Vaterra Ascender Reader’s Ride [VIDEO]

This project has been 30 years in the making for Aaron Bailey. As a kid Aaron loved his 1979 Tonka Bronco with Big Duke Roughneck driver figure. He treasured them so much that he kept them in excellent condition–good enough to pass on to his son who is now 10. But as cool as the [...]

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Chillax In This Japanese Drift Lounge [VIDEO]

Kicking back on the couch for some Tokyo Drift action (for reals, these guys and gals are in Japan) sure looks a lot more comfy than teetering on a rickety drivers’ stand. Not sure if this is some rich guy’s sweet basement, a hobby store’s extra space, or what, but it sure looks like a [...]

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Cactus Classic: Tessman Wins 2WD With HB Prototype; Cavalieri Takes 4WD Title With Associated; Maifield Sweeps Truck Classes With TLR

The 2015 Cactus Classic is in the books and with it a ton of close racing and fast action. In the premier classes HPI/ Hot Bodies’ factory driver Ty Tessmann TQ’d, but a bobble in the first main opened the door for Team Associated’s Ryan Cavalieri to come out on top after a very exciting [...]

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Cactus Classic: Tessmann TQ’s 2WD Buggy, Cavalieri TQ’s Truck

With one round of qualifying to go, the Cactus Classic’s heavy hitters are scrabbling to find the points to move up in qualifying in the premier classes. A points- based system determines qualifying positions instead of the “rocket round” format. In 2WD Buggy, HPI/Hot Bodies’ Ty Tessmann has wrapped up the TQ position by taking [...]

Mar 14, 2015 Comments
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Cactus Classic: “No Tire Sauce” Rule Weakly Enforced

With qualifying well under way at the Cactus Classic, it seems that there is some big drama swirling among the drivers. Tires are always a hot topic at any event since they are probably the single most important item that affects the way a car handles. The officially posted rule is for “no saucing” allowed. [...]

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