Traxxas/Axial Hybrid Scout 80 by Scott Lempert [Reader's Ride]

We could probably do an entire column just on Scott Lempert’s scale projects, so prolific is he with off-season building. One in particular that caught our eye was this ’63 International Scout 80—not just for the styrene body which Scott crafted himself, but for the unusual mix of components. The backbone is a set of [...]

Nov 04, 2015 Comments
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XRAY’s Bruno Coelho is the New 2015 IFMAR 4WD EP World Champ

In what seemed like a predestined outcome for XRAY’s Bruno Coelho, the second of three a-mains saw Coelho lead from the horn all the way to the end and take the 4WD IFMAR World Title. Schumacher’s Michal Orlowski ran strong in the main after a crash sent him back in the first main, to finish [...]

Oct 10, 2015 Comments
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IFMAR 4WD EP Worlds: XRAY’s Bruno Coelho Takes First A-Main in Controversial Battle

The first A-main of three is over at the 2015 IFMAR 4WD EP Worlds and it was tense and exciting in the first couple of minutes of the 5-minute race. Getting away clean, the front runners ran nose to tail. But, it wasn’t without incident and after a few laps Coelho had accidentally jumped over [...]

Oct 10, 2015 Comments
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IFMAR 4WD EP Worlds: XRAY’s Bruno Coelho Takes Q5 Win, A-Mains Set

XRAY’s Bruno Coelho who locked down TQ early in Round 4 with only one more round of qualifying to go. The Portuguese driver, who was very quick in 2WD, but made too many mistakes to make the A-Main, had everything come together in 4WD to sit at front in Pole Position with everyone else still [...]

Oct 09, 2015 Comments
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2015 IFMAR EP Off-Road Worlds: A Look At the 4WD Buggy Track Layout [VIDEO]

With 2WD buggy in the history books, attention has switched to the 4WD Buggy class at the 2015 IFMAR EP Off-Road Worlds. One of the important things at the event is the new layout that was changed for the fast 4WD buggies (some areas remain the same). Keeping in line with all IFMAR EP Off-Road [...]

Oct 08, 2015 Comments
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Spencer Rivkin Clinches the 2WD IFMAR Worlds for Team Associated

The 2015 IFMAR World Championships is delivering all the excitement and fast racing that befits an event of this magnitude. With the final race of the triple A-mains history, it is Team Associated’s Spencer Rivkin who has taken the 2WD buggy title in dramatic fashion. But, it wasn’t easy and everyone was on the edge [...]

Oct 06, 2015 Comments
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2015 IFMAR EP Worlds Photo Gallery

There’s a lot to see at this year’s IFMAR EP Worlds held at Yatabe Arena in Japan. With the event run on astroturf for the first time, many drivers, especially drivers from the United States are running very unusual set-ups and modifications to their buggies. However, talent can often overcome inexperience and the big names [...]

Oct 05, 2015 Comments
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Off-Road Racing Needs a Real Spec Class [Fast Laps]

If you race off-road, you’re probably aware of a pretty serious issue going on; it’s the high costs associated with racing and it’s keeping participants away. There’s lots of theories and criticism associated with it, but in order for racing to thrive, we need a real spec class with simple, inexpensive, and durable vehicles. Now [...]

Sep 29, 2015 Comments
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