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Big Turnout and Lots of Fun at the 2016 April Fools Classic

Big Turnout and Lots of Fun at the 2016 April Fools Classic

The April Fools Classic has a long and prestigious history and this year saw attendance at an all time high with over 42 heats of racing making it one of the largest, if not the largest electric racing event in America. Check out some of the action in this quick photo gallery. Results coming up.
Axial SCX10 Volvo XC90 by Micheal Matthews [READER’S RIDE]

Axial SCX10 Volvo XC90 by Micheal Matthews [READER’S RIDE]

A Volvo RC vehicle is just about as rare a thing as a Big Foot sighting. With Micheal’s Axial-based rig, you get both—because he has installed a Sasquatch driver figure behind the wheel of his SCX10-XC90. But don’t let the whimsical wheelman fool you—this is a serious scale project. It uses the SCX10 chassis and […]

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Interview: Stock Racing with Jeff “Humpty” Helms [RACE WATCH]

Interview: Stock Racing with Jeff “Humpty” Helms [RACE WATCH]

Jeff “Humpty” Helms is known by many racers, as the man in stock racing. The Arizona local is credited with pushing the technology of batteries to the limit and doing every little tweak to gain an edge in the class. He’s received lots of criticism for his work and many feel has changed the original […]
New HobbyKing Basher RZ-4 1/10 Rally Racer V2 (Kit and ARR)

New HobbyKing Basher RZ-4 1/10 Rally Racer V2 (Kit and ARR)

There’s nothing quite like a rally car getting sideways and drifting around a gravel road, snow course or asphalt chicane, and the new HobbyKing Basher RZ-4 1/10 Rally Racer V2 is perfect for those multi-terrain adventures. Featuring a belt driven 4WD drivetrain, and adjustable aluminum shocks, this budget-friendly rally racer comes as a pre-assembled kit […]

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Interview: Race Vehicles with Kurt “Coach” Wenger [Race Watch]

Interview: Race Vehicles with Kurt “Coach” Wenger [Race Watch]

Race vehicles are considered by many to be at the front of technology. Their designs, features and geometry are constantly in a state of evolution with the goal to give racers the tiny advantage they need to get to the winner’s circle. One of those engineers that strives to improve those vehicles is Kurt “Coach” […]
Race Watch: Ryan Maifield Earns Pro Buggy Title at 2016 Silver State Nitro Challenge

Race Watch: Ryan Maifield Earns Pro Buggy Title at 2016 Silver State Nitro Challenge

The 2016 Silver State Nitro Challenge just came to a conclusion with Team Associated, HB/HPI Racing and TLR grabbing the Pro Buggy podium spots. In the prestigious Pro Buggy class, it was Spencer Rivkin (Team Associated/Mx/JConcepts) who surprised many with his TQ and showing everyone that his talents extend beyond 1/10-scale electric. But in the […]

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Roosts and Dirt Flying with the Helion Select Four 10SC [VIDEO]

Roosts and Dirt Flying with the Helion Select Four 10SC [VIDEO]

Short-course trucks are an American staple and the new Helion Select Four is a great way to take on the dirt with 4WD aggression. Featuring brushless technology and a host of other great features, this truck packs a lot in for small amounts of money. To see more info and products from Helion click here. […]
Interview: Nitro Pitting with Ryan Maifield’s Pit Man Jake Thayer

Interview: Nitro Pitting with Ryan Maifield’s Pit Man Jake Thayer

Nitro racing can be a lot of fun, and one of the things that makes it such a thrill is running long races with pit stops. However, like F1 or NASCAR, pitting can be a daunting task with responsibilities that include tuning engines, fueling, tire changes, etc. Any one of these tasks can be critical […]

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Large crowds were seen throughout the weekend.

RCX 2016: The Radio Control Expo Takes Over the OC!

The Radio Control Expo, known simply as RCX, has a long history with lots of new and exciting things to see and the 2016 didn’t disappoint with a return to the popular OC Fair and Event Center in Southern California’s beautiful Orange County. The event brought together thousands of spectators and RC enthusiasts for a […]
Custom Chevy S10 Crawler by Travis Johnson [READER’S RIDE]

Custom Chevy S10 Crawler by Travis Johnson [READER’S RIDE]

Travis tells us his priorities were “low and stable” for his custom project, so he began with a set of Brazin Scale RC high/low chassis rails. He then hung a Brazin custom-fabricated tube truggy back half in place of the rear frame rail sections. Then he added JT Hobbies high clearance suspension and steering links. […]

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New Reedy LiPo Battery Weight Set Helps Tune Weight Bias

New Reedy LiPo Battery Weight Set Helps Tune Weight Bias

The weight of a battery is a significant part of how your vehicle handles and if you can add more to it or place additional weight low on the chassis, it can significantly affect the center of gravity. Racers know this and can now purchase these battery weights that are specifically designed to use with […]
Interview: Electric 1/8-scale Buggy Power with LRP’s JD Mora [FAST LAPS]

Interview: Electric 1/8-scale Buggy Power with LRP’s JD Mora [FAST LAPS]

1/8-scale buggies are big and imposing, and until recently have only been powered by nitro engines. But, with modern electronics and LiPo batteries, it has evolved giving racers the option to go indoors or enjoy the torque and speed of electric power providing a different driving experience. We caught up with LRP America’s “JD” Mora, […]
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