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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.
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 […]

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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 […]
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 […]

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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 […]
Watch Nitro Bikes Take Racing To Another Level [VIDEO]

Watch Nitro Bikes Take Racing To Another Level [VIDEO]

Mention “RC racing,” and you can bet the image that comes to mind is cars or trucks. But four wheels isn’t the only way to go–RC bikes are raced just as seriously. And how about taking things up a notch and racing them with nitro engines? Check out this video of the RC Bike Worlds […]

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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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