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IFMAR Champion Swauger Chats [PREMIUM CONTENT]

IFMAR Champion Swauger Chats [PREMIUM CONTENT]

Check out our interview with IFMAR and Multi- National Champion Mike Swauger as he discusses racing and specifically 1/8-scale nitro on-road. To read this article now, join RC CAR ACTION PREMIUM! When you become a member, you’ll get instant online access to our back-issue archives, the latest RC Car Action Digital Editions, all of our […]
Electronic Vacuum Tool For Perfect Shocks

Electronic Vacuum Tool For Perfect Shocks

Shocks are an important part of a car’s suspension package, and getting them consistent can take time and a lot of patience. Most of us have seen shock stands or even shock pumps to manually remove air bubbles from oil for more consistency. However, I recently saw this trick electronic shock pump in the pits […]

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Pro Tips with Team Associated’s "King" Richard Saxton

Pro Tips with Team Associated’s "King" Richard Saxton

“King” Richard  Saxton is a veteran nitro racer who has raced at the highest levels of competition and has even come close to earning a win at the 2002 IFMAR Worlds where he took TQ. He currently works at Team Associated where he wrenches, mentors and advises some of the newest, most talented drivers on […]
New 1/8-Scale INF1NITY Nitro On-Road Car Tease

New 1/8-Scale INF1NITY Nitro On-Road Car Tease

1/8-scale on-road nitro cars are considered by many to be the Formula 1 of RC racing and recently we spotted a new car in the pits at the recent 2016 Reedy TC Race of Champions. Being developed over the past couple of years by a new upstart Infinity, with a parent company called Creation Model […]

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Traxxas Revo 1/5-scale Conversion by Rick Ortega [READER’S RIDE]

Traxxas Revo 1/5-scale Conversion by Rick Ortega [READER’S RIDE]

Rick was inspired to build his own oversized Revo after reading Kevin Hetmanski’s Project Traxxas Revo 3.3 back in 2015. Rick had a tired old stock Revo with a blown engine and badly in need of an overhaul. What you see here evolved over time. The current iteration sports an LRP ZR .32 Spec 2 […]
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Interview: Joe Pillars Talks About Sponsorship and the Duties of a Team Manager

Sponsorship is a huge part of racing, and one person who is deeply involved with Team Management is Joe Pillars. Most might assume that all that’s needed is to show up and do well and people will start sending stuff, but that’s only part of the equation. Sponsorship is part of manufacturers’ marketing plan and […]

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Lonestar Challenge: HB/HPI Racing’s Tessmann Wins Pro Buggy

Lonestar Challenge: HB/HPI Racing’s Tessmann Wins Pro Buggy

Everything in Texas is big right? Well the 3rd annual Lonestar Challenge was held at Thornhill Racing Circuit in Hutto, Texas over the weekend of April 23-24 and some of the big named drivers from across the continent were in attendance. Racing was fast and challenging on the same facility that will be hosting the […]
Savox Signs Ex-Airtronics Drivers Cavalieri and Caster

Savox Signs Ex-Airtronics Drivers Cavalieri and Caster

Recently it was announced that the Airtronics brand would be discontinued by parent company Sanwa, leaving many sponsored drivers in limbo. Yes, some of the Airtronics products will be rebadged and sold under the Sanwa label, but agreements between drivers and the Japanese company would have to go through new negotiations. It was only a […]

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Interview: Kyosho and Byron’s Factory Driver Cody King Chats [RACE WATCH]

Interview: Kyosho and Byron’s Factory Driver Cody King Chats [RACE WATCH]

Not many drivers can claim to have won an IFMAR World title, and even less in an ultra-competitive class like nitro 1/8-scale buggy. Cody King is one of those who has earned this coveted Championship and knows a few things about what it takes to succeed in this class and as a factory team driver. […]
YouTube Personality Jason Snyder Launches “RAW Speed” Accessory Company

YouTube Personality Jason Snyder Launches “RAW Speed” Accessory Company

  From RawSpeed: After entertaining the r/c industry with his YouTube videos over the last several years, Jason Snyder has just created his own U.S. based r/c accessory company named “RawSpeed” After months of research, the primary focus at Raw Speed will be on race oriented products including tires, wheels, inserts and bodies for both […]

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Interview: Race Vehicles with Kurt “Coach” Wenger [Race Watch]

Interview: Race Vehicles with Kurt “Coach” Wenger [Race Watch]

Race vehicles are considered by many to be at the front of technology. Their designs, features and geometry are constantly in a state of evolution with the goal to give racers the tiny advantage they need to get to the winner’s circle. One of those engineers that strives to improve those vehicles is Kurt “Coach” […]
Race Watch: Ryan Maifield Earns Pro Buggy Title at 2016 Silver State Nitro Challenge

Race Watch: Ryan Maifield Earns Pro Buggy Title at 2016 Silver State Nitro Challenge

The 2016 Silver State Nitro Challenge just came to a conclusion with Team Associated, HB/HPI Racing and TLR grabbing the Pro Buggy podium spots. In the prestigious Pro Buggy class, it was Spencer Rivkin (Team Associated/Mx/JConcepts) who surprised many with his TQ and showing everyone that his talents extend beyond 1/10-scale electric. But in the […]
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