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Kyosho’s Matsukura Takes JMRCA Nitro Buggy Championship

Kyosho’s Matsukura Takes JMRCA Nitro Buggy Championship

Known more for his electric skills, Kyosho’s Naoto Matsukura switched disciplines and took on a new challenge by entering, TQ’ing and winning the recent 2016 Japanese 1/8 Off-Road Nationals with his Kyosho MP9 TK14. Held at the Futaba Buggy Track in the Japanese Chiba prefecture, Matsukura who recently took the 1/12-scale IFMAR World Championship in […]
Pro Building Tips with Team Associated’s “Wallnuts”

Pro Building Tips with Team Associated’s “Wallnuts”

Prepping a vehicle to compete at an elite level of competition takes a few tricks that comes from experience and inside knowledge. Nick “Wallnuts” Wautlet works at Team Associated where he does customer service, builds many of their in-house vehicles and is the man behind Wallie Builds, a professional service specializing in pro-level on and off-road […]

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Kyosho’s Tebo Takes 2016 Byron Heartland Off-Road Challenge

Kyosho’s Tebo Takes 2016 Byron Heartland Off-Road Challenge

Held at Fastlane Raceway, in Blue Springs, Missouri, this year’s Byron Fuels Heartland Off-Road Challenge showcased some of the best talent in nitro buggy racing. Now in its fifth year, the event is also a chance for this year’s IFMAR Worlds competitors to get in some last-minute testing and preparation in a competitive setting. In […]
HPI Opens New USA Design Office

HPI Opens New USA Design Office

If you’ve been following the HPI Racing saga, you know that the popular brand was purchased by UK distributor Ripmax. Since the buy-out, the “new” HPI has been posting regular updates about the brand’s progress, including the state of the eagerly-anticipated Venture FJ. The latest news from HPI (via R&D manager Dave Potter) is a […]

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Serpent’s Greiner Wins 2016 IFMAR 200mm On-Road Worlds

Serpent’s Greiner Wins 2016 IFMAR 200mm On-Road Worlds

Another IFMAR World Championships is in the books and this time it was the 200mm Nitro On-Road Championships. Hosted by Automodellismo Cinque Colli Gubbio, the great facility in Gubbio, Italy, saw the best of nitro on-road drivers in attendance over August 4-14. Coming from behind and putting in a flawless run, the Serpent driver Dominic […]
Pro Tips with Factory Mugen Seiki Team Driver Adam Drake

Pro Tips with Factory Mugen Seiki Team Driver Adam Drake

Check out our Pro Tips with Factory Pro Mugen Seiki Driver Adam Drake. 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 newsstand-only special issues, and much more. • 8+ […]

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Ralph Burch and Xray/RC America Part Ways

Ralph Burch and Xray/RC America Part Ways

Ralph Burch has announced his departure from Xray/RC America. The 2010 IFMAR Nitro On-Road TC World Champion sent shock waves through the racing community and has left a lot of speculation. He explained, “I would like to thank RCAmerica and Xray for the last 15 years. Together we celebrated our first world title and many […]
IFMAR Nitro Touring Worlds High Speed Action [VIDEO]

IFMAR Nitro Touring Worlds High Speed Action [VIDEO]

The 2016 IFMAR 200mm Nitro On-Road Worlds took place over the weekend and as always, was fast and exciting. Held in Gubbio, Italy, the best drivers slugged it out with Serpent‘s Dominic Greiner coming out on top. Check out the video of the 60-minute final.

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Traxxas Revo by Greg Simpson [READER’S RIDE]

Traxxas Revo by Greg Simpson [READER’S RIDE]

Greg Simpson digs Revos. Who doesn’t? But this is the second decked-out Revo Greg has built and submitted to Reader’s Rides this year, and with this one—nicknamed “Wicked”—he took it up a notch, starting with a bare chassis—which he had chrome plated. Then he built the truck part by part up from that chassis, adding […]
Neil’s prototype Team Associated RC8B3 running strong at the 2014 IFMAR Worlds in Italy.

Pro Tips with Neil Cragg of Team Associated

Age: 33 Hometown: Chorley, Lancashire. Sponsors: Team Associated, Reedy, LRP, Pro-Line, KO Propo, CML, TKR Graphics, Bandicoot Bodies. Major Accomplishments: 2005 IFMAR 2WD World Champion, 8 x European Champion, 19 x British National Champion. Tip #1: I like to position myself on the driver’s stand as it relates to the middle of the track. If […]

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Elliott Boots Wins Euro Champs With Kyosho

Elliott Boots Wins Euro Champs With Kyosho

The 2016 European Nitro Off-Road Championships are now over and Kyosho’s Elliott Boots did some amazing driving to clinch the Title and make it two years in a row. With just seven minutes to go in the 45-minute final, it looked like David Ronnefalk (HB Racing) or Robert Battle (Mugen) could take the win, but […]
How Jason Snyder Went From RC Fan To Starting His Own Brand [PREMIUM]

How Jason Snyder Went From RC Fan To Starting His Own Brand [PREMIUM]

Check out our interview with Jason Snyder as he discusses racing and specifically starting a race brand with a focus on racing products. 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 […]
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