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HOT SCOOP: Reedy’s New Racing Speed Control!

File this news item under “Things we knew would happen, just not this soon!” Just one month after Team Associated announced a split with Germany electronics manufacturer LRP, whom the A-Team had been importing for years, their electric motor division Reedy tweeted this “spy shot” peeking under the body of Team Associated design engineer Kody [...]

Oct 25, 2013 Comments
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All-American Muscle on Display at 2013 USVTA Southern Nationals!

There are plenty of local races for all vehicle types held across the country, but the Vintage Trans-Am movement is definitely picking up steam as the racing season heads indoors for the winter, as racers looking for inexpensive competition between scale-looking model cars have flocked to the budding class.  Just a few weeks ago the [...]

Oct 22, 2013 Comments
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XRAY Announces new 4WD Electric Buggy

It’s an XRAY, so suffice it to say the new XB4 is top-notch all the way in terms of materials and finishes. Features-wise, we’re intrigued by the new “Suspension Flex Adjustment” (SFA) arm design that allows arm flexibility to be altered by installing or removing graphite stiffeners.  The rest of the buggy is loaded with [...]

Oct 22, 2013 Comments
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Go-Pro plus Slow-Mo! Fantastic RC Jumping Video

Natural desert terrain, a big ol’ ramp, and a 4WD buggy combine in this eye-popping video. Hopefully you won’t have to wait too long to get to your RC gear after watching this, because you’ll be dying to drive. Note: if you’re not feeling the 2001: A Space Odyssey soundtrack, stick with it: the beat [...]

Oct 20, 2013 Comments
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Team Associated’s Steven Hartson Crowned IFMAR 4WD World Champion

When Team Associated driver and Southern California native Steven Hartson crossed the finish line in A3 for the 4WD segment of the IFMAR Electric Off-Road World Championships he claimed the fifteenth title in class history. The feat was made even more impressive given the fact that he started sixth on the grid in all three [...]

Sep 29, 2013 Comments
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Yokomo’s Naoto Matsukura Wins A2 to Force Final Round at 4WD IFMAR Worlds

With the top two finishers from A1 struggling to get through traffic after a rough start to the race, three-time IFMAR 1/12-Scale On-Road World Champion Naoto Matsukura capitalized on the mistakes of others and outlasted a last-lap battle with seventh qualifier Ryan Lutz to win the second A-Main and force the race to the deciding [...]

Sep 29, 2013 Comments
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IFMAR Worlds Stunner – Steven Hartson wins 4WD A1!

A crazy and crash-filled A1 final at the IFMAR 4WD World Championships ended with a shock, as Team Associated driver Steven Hartson won the first final from the sixth position on the starting grid – which is nearly unheard of! He’ll have his work cut out for him in the second and third A-Mains, but [...]

Sep 29, 2013 Comments
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Team Durango’s Joern Neumann TQs 4WD, Will Start First in IFMAR World Championship Finals

The bleachers were full of spectators, the parking lot was packed with food trucks, the bounce house and inflatable slide were full of children, and after five straight rounds of blazing fast 4WD buggy qualifying that boiled down to be one of the most exciting days of qualifying in recent memory as the final qualifying [...]

Sep 29, 2013 Comments
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