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Under the Hood: Ryan Maifield’s Yokomo YZ-4

Under the Hood: Ryan Maifield’s Yokomo YZ-4

The 2017 Reedy Race of Champions marks the first major race for newly signed Yokomo factory team driver Ryan Maifield. In his arsenal for 4WD buggy is the YZ-4, but as with many drivers, has some great modifications and prototype parts to give him the needed edge in high-level racing. Let’s take a closer look. […]
JC and Pro-Line Debut New Products at 2017 Reedy Race

JC and Pro-Line Debut New Products at 2017 Reedy Race

There’s always a lot to see at a big event like the Reedy Race of Champions. This year, the two spec tire providers JConcepts and Pro-Line also brought some new products to show off with obvious influences from their team drivers, including Ryan Maifield and his Yokomo 2WD and 4WD buggies. Check it out. JConcepts […]

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2017 Reedy Race of Champions: Photo Gallery 1

2017 Reedy Race of Champions: Photo Gallery 1

Lots to see at one of the biggest racing events of the year. There’s still plenty of racing, but this is where the drivers and manufacturers break out all the newest and greatest along with phenomenal driving.
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 […]

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Pro Driver Interview: Yokomo’s Carson Wernimont

Pro Driver Interview: Yokomo’s Carson Wernimont

Carson Wernimont is a SoCal pro who burst onto the scene just a few years ago. Brought up on full-size racing, his approach is unusual for the RC industry. His true passion is nitro 1/8-scale buggy, and he went as far as third place at the 2014 IFMAR World Championships. Lately, his entire focus has […]
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‘Tis the Season: Factory Racer Gives Back

The holidays are a special time of year for most and they can represent a time for giving, family, and fun. Team Associated’s Jesse Granat is a racer from Southern California and feels that he has been fortunate enough to have a kind and caring family that has always supported him throughout the years for […]

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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 […]
Pro Tips: TLR’s Eric Willardson Shares His Best

Pro Tips: TLR’s Eric Willardson Shares His Best

Utah has a hardcore, passionate racing scene, and one of its hometown drivers, is TLR’s Eric Willardson. A long time mod racer, Eric can usually be seen at Murph’s IRCR Raceway, where he mixes it up with the other racers on what many consider to be “the Best Dirt in the World.” We got a […]

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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 […]
Pro Tips: Matt Olson Gives Us Six Large-Scale Tips

Pro Tips: Matt Olson Gives Us Six Large-Scale Tips

Large, 1/5-scale vehicles have an extra level of complexity and tuning that other scales can’t match. MIP’s Matt Olson races at the highest level, and knows a few tricks to make these big machines work at their best. Fortunate, we got a chance to pick his brain about some of his tricks he uses and […]

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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, […]
Under the Hood: Jason Dias’ Kyosho RB6.6

Under the Hood: Jason Dias’ Kyosho RB6.6

OCRC Raceway is a hotbed for racing and the Expert Stock Class is no joke with some of the fastest American racers in the class calling it their home. It’s taken very seriously and is no beginner class. Needless to say, having a buggy that provides every sort of advantage is a must, and includes […]
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