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The Dust Settles as Qualifying Wraps Up at the 2015 Reedy Outdoor Off-Road Race of Champions

Qualifying is wrapped up at the 2015 Reedy Outdoor Off-Road Race of Champions, with drivers scrambling in the format. The a-mains only take eight drivers from qualifying leaving two spots open for bump-ups from the b-main. In Open 2WD buggy it is TLR’s Kevin Motter who locked down TQ in the first two rounds out [...]

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The Pros Stick with Modern Equipment at the Reedy Outdoor Off-Road Race of Champions

Leading up to the 2015 Reedy Outdoor Off-Road Race of Champions there was a lot of speculation as to what the pros planned to use. Thoughts of RC10 gold tub 2WD fun swirled, but the reality is actually positioned almost squarely in the modern era. In fact only one driver is using the Team Associated’s [...]

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Old School Style Racing is Under Way at the Reedy Outdoor Off-Road Race of Champions

The 2015 Reedy Outdoor Off-Road Race of Champions is under way at Hot Rod Hobbies in Saugus, California. Promising old school style racing with dirt that actually moves, the race is being held on the famous track with only water added- no sugar, no leaf blower, no misting system, nada. However, as in the past [...]

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Interview: Team Associated’s Spencer Rivkin, IFMAR’s New 2WD World Champion

The list of drivers who have earned an IFMAR Off-Road Worlds title is a who’s-who of RC’s top pros, but sometimes a rookie pro makes the leap into the limelight to best the established top guns. This year, that driver is Team Associated’s Spencer Rivkin, who shocked the racing scene by taking the 2015 2WD [...]

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Chevy 3500 Dually Toy Conversion by Karl Sandvik [Reader's Ride]

About the only thing that gives away the scale of Karl Sandvik’s Chevy 3500 Dually work truck is the size of the hex heads on the custom steel frame rails! We’re suckers for a truck that nearly suckers us! Karl tells us he chopped up a Tamiya CC-01 front suspension for it, widening the suspension [...]

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TLR 22 3.0 2WD Buggy In Action at OCRC

The electric off-road racing scene has been given quite a big shake up with TLR releasing their new 22 3.0 2WD buggy. The buggy isn’t just a new version, but almost a completely new platform with a host of very interesting features. We got a VIP invitation to go to OCRC Raceway in Huntington Beach [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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