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New Products from Pro-Line at the 2016 IFMAR Worlds

New Products from Pro-Line at the 2016 IFMAR Worlds

The 2016 IFMAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road World Championships is often a place to debut new products and Pro-Line has a few very interesting things for their drivers to help turn lower lap times. Their new Electroshot tire is being used by drivers like Ty Tessmann and is a combination of their classic Electrons and Holeshots. The […]
Track Begins to Deteriorate at the IFMAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Worlds

Track Begins to Deteriorate at the IFMAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Worlds

Qualifying is under way at the 2016 IFMAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Championships and buggies are going fast, but the track is starting to show some teeth with rough patches and even some relatively big holes. This was to be expected and according to IFMAR rules, no track maintenance can be done, only watering. Not surprising, […]

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Opening Ceremonies at the 2016 IFMAR 1/8 Nitro Championships [Photo Gallery]

Opening Ceremonies at the 2016 IFMAR 1/8 Nitro Championships [Photo Gallery]

Practice is over and the Opening Ceremonies announced the beginning of the “real racing” with qualifying beginning Tuesday October 4 in the morning. The Opening Ceremonies bring together the best drivers in the world and others just happy to represent their country and be part of such a great International event. The United States has […]
HB Racing's David Ronnefalk is showing great speed in practice, and is hoping to use that through qualifying.

Practice Complete at the 2016 IFMAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Worlds

Practice is over at the 2016 IFMAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road World Championships and things are already getting serious. Practice is a time to learn the layout and work on set-ups, but it’s also the time to see who’s on pace and to seed the qualifying. Using the best three consecutive laps, driver’s are then ranked […]

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2016 IFMAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Worlds: The Track

2016 IFMAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Worlds: The Track

The 2016 1/8-Scale Nitro Off-Road World Championships is officially going on today in Las Vegas, with opening ceremonies scheduled to start at 7pm. The event is the who’s who in nitro off-road racing, but has already seen days of practice leading up to the week long event ending with finals next Saturday October 8th. RC […]
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 […]

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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 […]
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 […]

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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 […]
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 […]

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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+ […]
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 […]
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