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Interview: Ryan Maifield Chats Changes [VIDEO]

Interview: Ryan Maifield Chats Changes [VIDEO]

Ryan Maifield is one of the fastest off-road racers on the planet, and when he makes a change in his career, the racers, and the industry takes notice. Recently we got a chance to chat with one of the biggest names in off-road racing and get his take on why he made big sponsorship changes […]
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 […]
Cody King Departs Kyosho

Cody King Departs Kyosho

2017 has seen a lot of changes and this one caught us off guard. Best known for his nitro off-road prowess including a 2010 IFMAR 1/8 Nitro World Championship title in Thailand, Cody King has just announced his departure from Kyosho. His post on Facebook explained that his contract as a professional driver with Kyosho couldn’t […]

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Mugen’s Drake Takes Christmas Gifts for Kids Race

Mugen’s Drake Takes Christmas Gifts for Kids Race

Held at Revelation Raceway in Ontario, California, over the weekend of December 17th and 18th, the Christmas Gifts for Kids Race brought together nearly 100 entries to race for a good cause that included a huge collection of toys for needy children. The weather for the event looked daunting and swamped the track the previous […]
1/8-Scale Buggies on Astro-Turf?

1/8-Scale Buggies on Astro-Turf?

Astro-turf may be the hot trend in 1/10-scale electric off-road racing, but how about using 1/8-scale buggies? That’s right, big, powerful 4WD buggies are turned loose on this outdoor track and battle it out on the grippy, high-traction surface. If you listen closely, you can also hear nitro engines fired up in the background, giving […]

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TLR’s Ryan Maifield Ties the Knot

TLR’s Ryan Maifield Ties the Knot

TLR’s Ryan Maifield is a household name among racers, and recently he took a giant step in his personal life by tying the knot with his longtime girlfriend Stephanie Zaccari. The wedding took place near his home at the Arizona Grand Resort and Spa on November 12, and was attended by many in the RC […]
Foam Inserts Explained

Foam Inserts Explained

Similar to air in full size cars, foam inserts are needed to help support the tire carcass from the inside and help it to keep its shape. But, unlike air the insert can be shaped and tuned or made from different materials in order to change its characteristics. For practical purposes, there are two types […]

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Superman Nitro Unlimited Puller [READER’S RIDE]

Superman Nitro Unlimited Puller [READER’S RIDE]

Meet Superman. This unlimited class nitro puller is built by Zeek Heard of No Limit RC and (loosely!) based on HPI Savage parts. It sits on a 3/16-inch thick laser-cut aircraft aluminum chassis stretched to 48 inches long, and it weighs 33 pounds (40 with the dually tire setup, which also gives it a 32-inch […]
UNDER THE HOOD: Dakotah Phend’s TLR 8ight 4.0 at the Worlds

UNDER THE HOOD: Dakotah Phend’s TLR 8ight 4.0 at the Worlds

TLR’s Dakotah Phend has been right in the mix at the 2016 IFMAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road World Championships, and his buggy has been performing with speed and confidence. Let’s take a closer look at his personal TLR 8ight 4.0. Sponsors: TLR, Horizon Hobby, Orion, Pro-Line, Spektrum, Stickit1 Racing, Lunsford, VP Fuels, OCRC Raceway, Darkside Designs, […]

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WORLDS: Kyosho’s Tebo Takes Big Risk and Gets Paid with TQ

WORLDS: Kyosho’s Tebo Takes Big Risk and Gets Paid with TQ

With just one day of qualifying left at the 2016 IFMAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Worlds, it’s time for drivers to take some risks in an attempt to move up the leader board. Kyosho’s Jared Tebo took a big chance by running his whole 10-minute qualifier without a pit stop. It’s been tried before, but results […]
WORLDS: Tebo Comes Out Swinging while Ronnefalk Caps Off the Day

WORLDS: Tebo Comes Out Swinging while Ronnefalk Caps Off the Day

The second day of qualifying is over and it had all the drama and excitement befitting a World Championship. With the top 39 drivers starting their qualifiers later in the day for round 3 (the top 39 are shuffled around uniformly in each day’s rounds so that no group has a distinct advantage), it was […]
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