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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 […]
Interview: Nitro Pitting with Ryan Maifield’s Pit Man Jake Thayer

Interview: Nitro Pitting with Ryan Maifield’s Pit Man Jake Thayer

Nitro racing can be a lot of fun, and one of the things that makes it such a thrill is running long races with pit stops. However, like F1 or NASCAR, pitting can be a daunting task with responsibilities that include tuning engines, fueling, tire changes, etc. Any one of these tasks can be critical […]

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Traxxas T-Maxx Awards
Large crowds were seen throughout the weekend.

RCX 2016: The Radio Control Expo Takes Over the OC!

The Radio Control Expo, known simply as RCX, has a long history with lots of new and exciting things to see and the 2016 didn’t disappoint with a return to the popular OC Fair and Event Center in Southern California’s beautiful Orange County. The event brought together thousands of spectators and RC enthusiasts for a […]
New Futaba 4PX-R 4-Channel T-FHSS  Limited Edition Radio System

New Futaba 4PX-R 4-Channel T-FHSS Limited Edition Radio System

Transmitters are getting more and more technical all the time and with the release of the new Futaba 4PX-R, users will get some of the most advanced features available with a host of options normally only available as aftermarket purchases. This Limited Edition transmitter includes these optional parts: LiFe battery and charger, metal throttle trigger, […]

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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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