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Ty Tessmann three-peats as Pro Truck champion at The Dirt Nitro Challenge

Ty Tessmann three-peats as Pro Truck champion at The Dirt Nitro Challenge

The first main events of the 15th annual The Dirt Nitro Challenge ran on Saturday, with the Truck classes and Electric 1/8-Scale buggy divisions competing in main events all day long. As each main was originally set with 12 drivers in order to make room for three bump-ups the lower mains brought with them plenty […]

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Airtronics Updates MT-4 With Synchro Link, Faster Response Time

Airtronics Updates MT-4 With Synchro Link, Faster Response Time

Nice looking pistol here. Airtronics has revamped its MT-4 system to include the M12’s Sanwa Synchronized Link system (which allows you to program Airtronics speed controls right from the transmitter), and shaves response time with a new RX-472 Super Response receiver. An updated steering wheel and graphics complete the makeover, and the LCD screen is now […]

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Practice Day Preview of the 2014 The Dirt Nitro Challenge

Practice Day Preview of the 2014 The Dirt Nitro Challenge

It’s that time again – time for the fastest nitro off-road racers in the world to fill up the city of Phoenix, AZ for one of the largest and most prestigious races on the calendar. The 15th Annual DNC will once again host in upwards of 600 entries spread out across various 1/8-scale buggy and […]
HPI Goes Nitro With Latest Ken Block Car

HPI Goes Nitro With Latest Ken Block Car

HPI just announced a new addition to their lineup of officially licensed Ken Block cars, joining the Micro RS4 and 1/8 scale brushless WR8 Flux versions. The latest Hoonigan ride is also 1/8 scale and built on the shaft-driven WR8 3.0 4WD platform and powered by a Nitro Star G3.0 HO engine.  The car is based on the Bullet […]

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HPI’s Savage XL Octane Gasser: First Video!

HPI’s Savage XL Octane Gasser: First Video!

HPI’s much-anticipated Savage XL Octane is getting closer to becoming an available-in-stores reality–here’s the video for proof! The gas-burning (as in gasoline, not nitro) monster is still unobtanium on the HPI website, with no applicable results for a search of “Octane,” but sit tight…it’s definitely happening.     This preview page dates back to when […]
HPI Super-Sizes Savage With New 5.9cc XL Version

HPI Super-Sizes Savage With New 5.9cc XL Version

HPI’s Savage just got another steroid boost with the latest XL version, which stretches the wheelbase, plumps up the tires, and increases displacement compared to the previous Savage X model. The XL gets a new 5.9cc (.36ci) engine, and everything you need to fire up the big mill is in the box–including the Roto-Start engine-cranker, […]

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Team Losi Racing Announces 8IGHT-T 3.0

Team Losi Racing Announces 8IGHT-T 3.0

The TLR crew has honed the potent 8IGHT-T truggy to an even sharper edge, with new details that include new suspension geometry, 16mm shocks with tapered springs, and a gang of lightweight parts that are normally optional but are standard spec for the new 3.0 model. For more pics and the all the details on […]
Gittin’ Sideways! HPI Announces Nitro-Powered Vaughn Gittin Jr. Mustang RTR-X

Gittin’ Sideways! HPI Announces Nitro-Powered Vaughn Gittin Jr. Mustang RTR-X

You may recall HPI’s Vaughn Gittin Jr. signature-edition Sprint 2 Sport from our June 2013 issue; now you can get the same look on HPI’s fuel-burning Nitro RS4 3 Evo+ platform. The full scoop is at HPIracing.com, and as you can see here, it’s an impressive-looking machine–body-on and body-off. Expect the RTR-X to top 50mph without […]

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HPI Revamps the Build-It-Yourself Baja 5B SS

HPI Revamps the Build-It-Yourself Baja 5B SS

HPI has updated the “SS” kit version of the class-leading Baja 5B 1/5 scale gas-burning buggy for 2014, and the new specs are welcome improvements to an already-proven formula. Here’s a sampling of the new tweaks; for a complete list, see the Baja 5B SS page in our Hot News & New Stuff forum.   […]
Losi’s New Desert Buggy XL: 1/5 Scale 4WD Open-Wheeler

Losi’s New Desert Buggy XL: 1/5 Scale 4WD Open-Wheeler

Losi’s latest gas-burner goes for a desert-buggy look, and is built on a unique chassis–it’s not a re-skinned 5IVE-T. The engine is different too, a 23cc mill instead of the truck’s 26cc powerplant. Spektrum radio gear is standard,  and the Desert Buggy XL rolls out RTR just as you see it here. Looking forward to […]
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