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Primal RC’s Quicksilver 1/5 Scale RTR Dragster is 5 Feet of Gas-Racing Action

Primal RC’s Quicksilver 1/5 Scale RTR Dragster is 5 Feet of Gas-Racing Action

Primal RC is new on the scene, and just made a big splash at the WRAM show with this wild release: the 1/5 scale Quicksilver gas dragster. This big beauty shows off a graphite chassis and loads of machined aluminum, and the rail is just over five feet long–it’s one serious blacktop-burning machine. Primal will […]
Cavalieri- sometimes quiet, sometimes controversial, always fast.

Interview: Modern Racing with Ryan Cavalieri [FAST LAPS]

Ryan Cavalieri is synonymous with RC racing and while others have come and gone, he has continued to push the boundaries and reset the standards on the track. At times he’s quiet, at other times controversial, but he’s almost always near the front and with his signature smooth style with unshakable composure, has redefined what […]

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Cavalieri wins the 2016 Dirt Nitro challenge driving his RC8B3. (photo: Joe Pillars, Kyosho/ Team Orion)

Cavalieri Wins at the 17th Annual Nitro Dirt Challenge

Team Associated‘s Ryan Cavalieri took home the prestigious win at the recent 2016 Nitro Challenge held at Fear Farm Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona this last weekend. With over 580 entries, the event showcased some of the best drivers from all over the world. The final 45-minute main saw 2015 winner Ryan Maifield (TLR), battle it […]
Pro-Line Overland Scale Roof Rack Adds Off-Road Adventure Detail

Pro-Line Overland Scale Roof Rack Adds Off-Road Adventure Detail

Roof racks can add a lot of detail to your rig, and the new one from Pro-Line has all the features you want in a piece like this. Made from black nylon, this accessory can also be integrated with Pro-Line’s LED light bar sets for another level of scale off-road realism. Hardware is included and […]

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Detail Wheels With a Silver Pen [PIT TIP]

Detail Wheels With a Silver Pen [PIT TIP]

Many truck wheels have molded-in hardware detailing, but since the wheel is all black they don’t stand out much. An easy way to bring out the detail is to highlight the nuts and bolts with a silver marker. Remove the tires and wheels from your truck to make them easier to work on and simply […]
Fast Laps: Rising Supercross Star Malcolm Stewart Hits the RC Track

Fast Laps: Rising Supercross Star Malcolm Stewart Hits the RC Track

Any discussion of the modern Supercross era must include James “Bubba” Stewart, the second- winningest SX rider in AMA history (Jeremy McGrath is still number one). But he’s not the only Stewart in the spotlight; James’ younger brother Malcolm is a rising star in Supercross himself, and for radio control fans, he’s the Stewart to […]

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Fast Laps: Should There Be Less Factory Pros in Racing?

Fast Laps: Should There Be Less Factory Pros in Racing?

Recently in shocking news, legendary driver Atsushi Hara announced that he would compete as a privateer in nitro off-road racing after leaving SWorkz. In another situation, Drew Moller announced his departure from HB/HPI Racing in order to pursue a college education. But, these aren’t the only instances where drivers have made big moves as a […]
SWORKz S350 EVO II Limited Edition 1/8 Pro Buggy Kit- Brap!

SWORKz S350 EVO II Limited Edition 1/8 Pro Buggy Kit- Brap!

Nitro buggies rule the outdoor tracks and this one from SWORKz is the company’s latest dirt slayer. Dubbed the S350 EVO II Limited Edition, the buggy boasts competition grade features and a host of tuning options you’d expect in a buggy at this level. Hosting a pivot-ball front suspension and an increase in their BBS […]

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Schelle Asterisk Wing Buttons For 1/10 and 1/8 Buggies Add Some Extra Bling

Schelle Asterisk Wing Buttons For 1/10 and 1/8 Buggies Add Some Extra Bling

Part of the fun of owning an RC car for bashing or racing, is having it reflect your own unique style and tastes. Schelle Racing Innovations is known worldwide by serious racers for their tuning items to help increase performance, but these unique wing buttons can add some style and also eliminate the need for […]
Fast Laps: Who Is the Best Driver Ever?

Fast Laps: Who Is the Best Driver Ever?

Ask any group of RC racers who they pick for the best driver ever, and chances are you’ll get some pretty passionate opinions and arguments. Like a Presidential campaign, emotions can get heated and facts exaggerated. That’s because these talented drivers often reflect something in ourselves- something we relate to or hold in a very […]

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KO PROPO Adds Some Bling with Their New Limited Edition Blue EX-1 KIY Version 3

KO PROPO Adds Some Bling with Their New Limited Edition Blue EX-1 KIY Version 3

A transmitter is an important interface between the driver and the vehicle and critical to having the best performance. The types of features and ergonomics can elevate it from an entry level item to professional grade. KO Propo has been making radio systems for a long time and understand this importance and realize the looks […]
HPI Savage XL 5.9 by Ulysses Prioleau [Reader’s Ride]

HPI Savage XL 5.9 by Ulysses Prioleau [Reader’s Ride]

Ulysses wrote in to tell us that his very favorite types of article in RC Car Action are the How-to’s showing tricks for customizing and upgrading your truck. From the pics, it looks like he has been taking good notes! He tells us he did “a little” custom work to the front end of his […]
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