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Serpent Viper 977-EVO: The Newest 1/8-Scale Nitro Asphalt Killer

Serpent Viper 977-EVO: The Newest 1/8-Scale Nitro Asphalt Killer

Serpent has been a respected manufacturer in the racing scene for a long time and when they announce a new car, people take notice. Long considered the F1 of racing, 1/8-scale on-road nitro cars require a level of commitment few have the experience or dedication to do, but when participants demand the best and fractions […]

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Pro-Line Adds 2.8″ Traxxas-Bead Tires to “Prime” Slick Lineup

Pro-Line Adds 2.8″ Traxxas-Bead Tires to “Prime” Slick Lineup

Pro-Line’s “Prime” slick tires were developed for 1/10 and 1/8 buggies and SC trucks running on high-grip clay, but there’s no denying their street appeal. Thankfully, Pro-Line has expanded the Prime line to include a 2.8″ “Traxxas bead” version. Available unmounted as well as factory -glued to F-11 wheels in two offsets for front and […]
ROAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Nats: Tessmann Sweeps!

ROAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Nats: Tessmann Sweeps!

Mains day was the day of reckoning as the racers prepared to do battle and to do right what they might have done wrong in qualifying. Starting up front for both classes was Ty Tessmann and he was determined to turn his top qualifying spots into National Titles. Here’s how it all went down. Truggy […]

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ROAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Nats: Inside Ty Tessmann’s Rides

ROAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Nats: Inside Ty Tessmann’s Rides

If you think you’re going to find a bunch of custom or prototype parts under the hood of Tessmann’s rocket rides, you would be wrong. Other than a couple hop-up parts, Ty Tessmann is running stock vehicles you can buy at your local hobby shop today. What is not included in the box is world […]
ROAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Nats: Ty Tessmann TQs Buggy & Truggy

ROAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Nats: Ty Tessmann TQs Buggy & Truggy

The action at the 2015 1/8 Scale Nitro Nationals has been as hot as the daily 100-degree weather and with a lot of the world’s fastest drivers are in attendance, the racing is super close with one big factor that a lot of drivers faced; the Tessmann factor. HB/HPI driver, Ty Tessmann has been on […]

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Serpent Electrifies 200mm Touring With Natrix 748-e

Serpent Electrifies 200mm Touring With Natrix 748-e

Nitro touring cars enjoy big flowing tracks and fast racing, but sometimes the draw of an electric vehicle is too cool to pass up. Serpent knows this and now offers their 200mm 748 touring car in an electric version. Touted as the Natrix 748-e, this car has all the features you’d expect to see in […]

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I’m building a Durango DNX8!

I’m building a Durango DNX8!

The outdoor off-road season is here and I am currently building a new Durango DNX8 to get some track time with. This is the latest and greatest nitro 1/8-scae buggy from Durango and I can’t wait to dig into the build. Let’s take a look at what I have going on for the local off-road […]
Xpert Announces New Low-Profile Servos

Xpert Announces New Low-Profile Servos

When you are ready to make your vehicle perform at its best, upgrading your servo to something purpose built can make a big difference in how it handles. Xpert RC is known for their high quality servos and has announced two new low profile servos, the PI-3402 & PM-3402. These servos have been given the […]

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JConcepts’ Aluminum Gauge Will Get Your Ride Height Right

JConcepts’ Aluminum Gauge Will Get Your Ride Height Right

Racing these days is getting more and more technical with setup being crucial to performance. JConcepts knows racing and have made a pretty trick ride height gauge for those looking to take their setup to the next level. Available in Blue and Black, these billet aluminum gauges are made to be accurate and have tight […]
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