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Team Associated Reveals RC8B3 Details

Team Associated Reveals RC8B3 Details

As quickly as we got the “sneak peek” news up, Associated has gone ahead and released all the details of the new RC8B3. The buggy just won the NeoX race in the hands of Ryan Cavalieri, and has been successful in prototype form on the way to its final specs–as you’ll recall, Cavalieri took second […]
50 Years of Kyosho

50 Years of Kyosho

Kyosho has earned most of its cred with modern RC fans thanks to a string of iconic RC cars in the 80s and 90s (to say nothing of the current lineup), but the Big K’s history goes much farther back. In this article from our November 2013 issue, we look back at 50 years of […]

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Traxxas T-Maxx Awards

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Short-Course Body Guide

Short-Course Body Guide

If your short-course machine is looking ragged, there’s no better fix than a fresh body to restore that new-truck look—or transform your ride into a scale truck, desert runner, or even a vintage muscle car. For a look at all the options as featured in last Summer’s Short Course Special, just hit the link—you’re sure […]
LRP’s Vehicle Line Now Coming to USA

LRP’s Vehicle Line Now Coming to USA

LRP has had an established line of vehicles in Europe for years, and they’re finally coming to our shores via LRP America. LRP is coming out of the gate with nine nitro and electric in 1/10 and 1/8 scale. For full details, click on the links below to visit each model’s page in our Hot […]

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Expert Nitro Buggy Podium- Kyosho's Jared Tebo 1st, Team Associated's Ryan Cavalieri 2nd, HPI/Hot Bodies Ty Tessmann 3rd.

Tebo Takes Nitro & E-Buggy at Silver State, Maifield Scores Truggy Win

The 2015 Silver State race came to a conclusion last night held at RC Tracks in Las Vegas, the same track that will host the 2016 IFMAR Nitro Off-Road Worlds. In the prestigious Expert Nitro Buggy class, Kyosho’s Jared Tebo claimed another Silver State win, making it his fourth victory at this event. Ryan Cavalieri […]
Team Durango Announces New Off-Road Racing Lineup

Team Durango Announces New Off-Road Racing Lineup

Team Durango has announced an entirely new lineup of vehicles. These aren’t updated versions of old platforms, but completely new designs with innovative features. Designed with high-level racing in mind, the off-road vehicles share many components for easier parts availability. We first spotted the cars at the 2015 Cactus Classic, and now they’re ready to […]

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Durango Previews New Models at Cactus Classic

Durango Previews New Models at Cactus Classic

Team Durango displayed their new lineup coming out in early April of 2015. The new Durango vehicles are only a tease and I wasn’t able to look under their hoods, but they are all new platforms and not just a new freshening up of older models. The DNX8 is their 1/8-scale nitro buggy and I […]
Adam Drake Joins Mugen Seiki

Adam Drake Joins Mugen Seiki

There’s been plenty of speculation as to where Adam Drake would land after parting with longtime sponsor TLR, and word has just come down that The Drake is running for Mugen. Adam was first spotted running a Mugen buggy at the Dirt Nitro Challenge a little more than a week ago, and Mugen has now […]

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HB Tessmann Worlds Edition D815 – Champ In a Box

HB Tessmann Worlds Edition D815 – Champ In a Box

First came the Tessmann-Edition truggy (which you’ll see reviewed in our May issue), and now HB has tooled up another Ty-approved machine: the worlds version of his 2014 IFMAR Worlds-winning D812. Now dubbed the D815 Tessmann Worlds Edition, the top performing buggy gets an improved center drivetrain, aluminum servo saver arm and sintered brake pads […]

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It’s Time for ROAR to Update Their Rules

It’s Time for ROAR to Update Their Rules

Racing needs rules. Without them there would be no guidelines and confusion would rein. But what happens when the rules are so vague, outdated or confusing that their relevance is useless? Thumbing through the latest rulebook and you’ll see a lot of rules with a ton of detail. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately the […]
HPI Baja 5R On-Road – Nuremberg News

HPI Baja 5R On-Road – Nuremberg News

You can put this right at the top of the “we didn’t see it coming list”! HPI has made some tweaks to its popular Baja line and has introduced on on-road version for all of us to enjoy. The Baja 5R has a chassis that is designed specifically for on-road use and power for this […]
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