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Top Notch Series – Round 1 @ SDRC Raceway, San Diego

If you’re a regular racer in the SoCal area, you know there are a handful of points race series race programs that attract the locals that include current and past world champions. Erik “Notch” Johnson is the latest mastermind creator of such a racing series called Top Notch Series (TNS). This season’s race series will [...]

Dec 28, 2012 Comments
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Uncovered – New Tekno RC SCT410 1/10th 4WD Short Course Truck

At last weekend’s Top Notch Series season opener at SDRC, Tekno RC’s home track, we caught a few snapshots of the brand’s new 4WD short course truck called the SCT410 (the naming convention following their electric 1/8-scale buggy, the EB48). Rather than simply converting the EB48 for short course duty, the crew at TKRC has [...]

Dec 06, 2012 Comments
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Spotted – New Race Rubber from AKA Racing

Among the new products spied at SDRC in San Diego, CA for last week’s opening round of the Top Notch Series was AKA’s newest tire pattern, the Handlebar (see the mustache logo molded into the sidewall?). Featuring a network of straight and angled bars along the edges of the tread, with short lugs in the [...]

Dec 05, 2012 Comments
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Kyosho’s Jared Tebo Wins A-Main USA Worlds Warm Up

From Kyosho America: The schedule at the US World’s Warm-Up would be ran very similar to how the actual World Championship will be ran in just 1 month in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Pro Buggy class would have 6 10-minute qualifiers where each drivers 4 best points out of 6 would be used. This would [...]

Oct 22, 2012 Comments
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Tamiya Fighter Buggy SV (DT-02)

This is a 1/10 scale R/C assembly kit of the Fighter Buggy SV off-road buggy. Its simple 2WD chassis features a straightforward, rugged design to ensure easy assembly and superb reliability while its 4-wheel double wishbone suspension offers agile handling. Combining exciting performance with user-friendliness, the Fighter Buggy SV is the perfect way for R/C [...]

Oct 15, 2012 Comments
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Race for a Cure October 6th @ SDRC Raceway – San Diego, Ca

  Racing is great, and it would be even more awesome if we can use our hobby to help out a good cause. If you’re familiar with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure , they’re are extremely passionate on the fight against breast cancer.  They are the global leader of the breast cancer movement, having raised [...]

Sep 11, 2012 Comments
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2012 Sidewinder Nitro Explosion Race Coverage – Over 100 Minutes of Racing Action! [Video]

. If you’ve never raced a 45-minute or longer A-main, you’ll find that it’s a test of endurance that requires your total concentration the entire time. It’s tiring physically and mentally, but it’s what breaks or makes a World Champion. The 9th Annual Sidewinder Nitro Explosion proved to be a great success and provided all [...]

Sep 05, 2012 Comments
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2012 Sidewinder Nitro Explosion Race Coverage – The Drake and Cavalieri Take Home the Big Wins

. The clock is ticking towards the 1/8th Scale Nitro Worlds in Argentina at the end of this year and everyone is trying to get in some last minute wheel time before heading to the Worlds. If you were following racing this past weekend in SoCal, you saw that the big names were at the [...]

Sep 05, 2012 Comments
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