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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 [...]

Mar 16, 2015 Comments
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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 [...]

Mar 16, 2015 Comments
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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. [...]

Mar 14, 2015 Comments
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Durango Previews New Models at Cactus Classic

Team Durango displayed their new lineup coming out in early April of 2015. The new Durango vehicles are only a tease and I wasn’t able to look under their hoods, but they are all new platforms and not just a new freshening up of older models. The DNX8 is their 1/8-scale nitro buggy and I [...]

Mar 12, 2015 Comments
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Cactus Classic: Stock Racers Get Creative To Shave Grams and Lap Times

Stock racing has always been a very popular and competitive class, but with the rhythm section in the center of the track being so critical, racers are resorting to some very creative ways to gain an edge. Working within the rules, racers are pushing batteries, motors, drivetrains, suspension and other tweaks in order to make [...]

Mar 12, 2015 Comments
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Serpent Announces F110 Formula 1/10 EP SF2

The F1 scene has been heating up with new releases lately, not the least of which is Sepent’s newest entry to the scene. The F110 SF2 is typically top-notch, as you can see by just looking at the pics below. Ride height is adjustable to suit rubber or foam tires, neither of which are included. [...]

Mar 12, 2015 Comments
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Cactus Classic: The Tire Wars Have Begun

At any big race, tires are always a hot topic and this year’s Cactus Classic is no different.  What usually takes racers a lot of elbow grease and tire-tuning knowledge to craft sets perfectly suited for the track, has been circumvented by the introduction of production slicks. Pro-Line, JConcepts and AKA are at the event [...]

Mar 11, 2015 Comments
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