Off-road

2016 Reedy Off-Road Race of Champions: Practice Under Way

We are back at OCRC Raceway in Huntington Beach, California for the Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions. Today is just practice, but already things are heating up. Part of practice is to use the time for breaking in tires and putting a groove of traction down on the track. This may seem a bit [...]

Jan 21, 2016 Comments
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Pit Bull 3.8″ Rock Beast XL Tires [REVIEW]

We tested Pit Bull’s 2.2” Rock Beast II tires in our October 2015 issue, and since then the trail-ready rubber has been joined by a new 3.8” version for the Axial Yeti XL—or any other rig that wears 3.8” rims such as the Traxxas T-Maxx and HPI Savage. Like Pit Bull’s 1.9” and 2.2” Rock Beasts, [...]

Jan 21, 2016 Comments
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Budget- Friendly HobbyKing Basher 2S2P Hardcase LiHV Packs

LiPo batteries changed the RC world when they came out, but they’ve stayed relatively the same for peak voltage. Now Basher Racing by HobbyKing is among a few manufacturers releasing their own version of a high voltage pack labeled LiHV and are available in 6600mAh and 5600mAh hardcase packs. These packs also weigh less and [...]

Jan 20, 2016 Comments
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Goin’ Fast & Turnin’ Left at the RC Chili Bowl [VIDEO]

If you hit just one dirt-oval event, make it the Chilli Bowl—when you’re not racing RC, you can watch the full-scale Chili Bowl Midget Nats! And if you think going left is easy, you’re right—it’s going left faster than everyone else that’s hard. Click for action from the race, and don’t be surprised if you [...]

Jan 20, 2016 Comments
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Fast Laps: Should There Be Less Factory Pros in Racing?

Recently in shocking news, legendary driver Atsushi Hara announced that he would compete as a privateer in nitro off-road racing after leaving SWorkz. In another situation, Drew Moller announced his departure from HB/HPI Racing in order to pursue a college education. But, these aren’t the only instances where drivers have made big moves as a [...]

Jan 20, 2016 Comments
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Axial SCX10 Custom Honcho by Adam Hoover [READERS RIDE]

Adam’s truck has a certain gritty, home-brewed scale look to it that really appeals to us. It looks like the kind of real truck we would build in our garage at home. He custom-welded the eco-cage and rear section himself, and added a RC4WD Mojave cab which he custom-painted to give it a home-built beater [...]

Jan 19, 2016 Comments
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SWORKz S350 EVO II Limited Edition 1/8 Pro Buggy Kit- Brap!

Nitro buggies rule the outdoor tracks and this one from SWORKz is the company’s latest dirt slayer. Dubbed the S350 EVO II Limited Edition, the buggy boasts competition grade features and a host of tuning options you’d expect in a buggy at this level. Hosting a pivot-ball front suspension and an increase in their BBS [...]

Jan 14, 2016 Comments
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Schelle Asterisk Wing Buttons For 1/10 and 1/8 Buggies Add Some Extra Bling

Part of the fun of owning an RC car for bashing or racing, is having it reflect your own unique style and tastes. Schelle Racing Innovations is known worldwide by serious racers for their tuning items to help increase performance, but these unique wing buttons can add some style and also eliminate the need for [...]

Jan 13, 2016 Comments
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