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Under the Hood: Jake Thayer’s TLR 22 3.0

Under the Hood: Jake Thayer’s TLR 22 3.0

TLR’s Jake Thayer is another driver who usually runs modified, but was at the JConcepts Stock Nationals and configured his TLR 22 3.0 with a laydown transmission. Check out the details that go in to his buggy and the thoughts behind his chosen set-up when running a 17.5t motor. He feels that although set-ups are […]
Under the Hood: Kody Numedahl’s Associated B6

Under the Hood: Kody Numedahl’s Associated B6

Team Associated recently surprised the racing community when they announced the new B6 and B6D buggies. Each buggy has a specific purpose with the B6 designated for high-grip applications like Astro-turf, while the B6D is intended for less grip, like dirt or clay. However, there are times when conditions warrant the blending of the two […]

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Tamiya LandFreeder CC-01 by Todd Kennedy [READER’S RIDE]

Tamiya LandFreeder CC-01 by Todd Kennedy [READER’S RIDE]

When Todd was a kid he had a neighbor that owned an old Ford pickup with a two-tone aqua and white paint scheme that he absolutely loved, so he built up this kit version of the Tamiya LandFreeder and painted it to match. The LandFreeder isn’t technically a licensed truck, but it bears a striking […]
Apocalypse-ready Traxxas Summit by Eddie Reyes [READER’S RIDE]

Apocalypse-ready Traxxas Summit by Eddie Reyes [READER’S RIDE]

When Eddie wanted to doomsday-prep his Traxxas Summit, he made a visit to his buddy William Wegman from Amarillo hobby house in Amarillo Texas! Pro-Line’s Apocalypse body sets the tone, but they decked out the accomodations for the end-times with a full interior from a scx10. To help visibility in radioactive dust clouds and such the […]

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Traxxas Revo 1/5-scale Conversion by Rick Ortega [READER’S RIDE]

Traxxas Revo 1/5-scale Conversion by Rick Ortega [READER’S RIDE]

Rick was inspired to build his own oversized Revo after reading Kevin Hetmanski’s Project Traxxas Revo 3.3 back in 2015. Rick had a tired old stock Revo with a blown engine and badly in need of an overhaul. What you see here evolved over time. The current iteration sports an LRP ZR .32 Spec 2 […]
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Interview: Joe Pillars Talks About Sponsorship and the Duties of a Team Manager

Sponsorship is a huge part of racing, and one person who is deeply involved with Team Management is Joe Pillars. Most might assume that all that’s needed is to show up and do well and people will start sending stuff, but that’s only part of the equation. Sponsorship is part of manufacturers’ marketing plan and […]

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Lonestar Challenge: HB/HPI Racing’s Tessmann Wins Pro Buggy

Lonestar Challenge: HB/HPI Racing’s Tessmann Wins Pro Buggy

Everything in Texas is big right? Well the 3rd annual Lonestar Challenge was held at Thornhill Racing Circuit in Hutto, Texas over the weekend of April 23-24 and some of the big named drivers from across the continent were in attendance. Racing was fast and challenging on the same facility that will be hosting the […]
Savox Signs Ex-Airtronics Drivers Cavalieri and Caster

Savox Signs Ex-Airtronics Drivers Cavalieri and Caster

Recently it was announced that the Airtronics brand would be discontinued by parent company Sanwa, leaving many sponsored drivers in limbo. Yes, some of the Airtronics products will be rebadged and sold under the Sanwa label, but agreements between drivers and the Japanese company would have to go through new negotiations. It was only a […]

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Team Associated’s B6 Takes The Win In Euro Off-Road Series Debut

Team Associated’s B6 Takes The Win In Euro Off-Road Series Debut

Last week we reported that Team Associated surprised many by debuting two new buggies, the new B6 and B6D (click here to see our initial story). The B6 is a purpose-built buggy specifically designed for extremely high-bite surfaces like Astro-Turf or carpet (yes, they are different), while the B6D is focused on dirt and lower-bite […]
This 10-Year-Old Girl Just Beat the Reigning IFMAR 2WD Champion

This 10-Year-Old Girl Just Beat the Reigning IFMAR 2WD Champion

Check this out: not only is Xray‘s Malin Karlsen one of elite RC racing’s few lady drivers, she’s also just a kid–only ten years old! You can see her putting down hot solo laps in the video below, then catch her in action at the EOS (Euro Off-Road Series) race where she beat IFMAR champ […]

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RC4WD Trail Finder 2 Toyota Hilux by Brian Pratt [READERS’ RIDE]

RC4WD Trail Finder 2 Toyota Hilux by Brian Pratt [READERS’ RIDE]

Brian has owned his TF2 Toyota for a couple of years, and in that time he has competed with it several times, including a 2nd place at the Team KNK Hardware G6. The TF2 sports a Holmes Hobbies 45T brushed motor controlled but a Holmes waterproof BRXL. It now has Junfac drive shafts and Motoworx […]
Kyosho Optima 4WD Buggy Re-Release Kit Unboxing

Kyosho Optima 4WD Buggy Re-Release Kit Unboxing

We just got the new Kyosho Optima 4WD buggy re-release kit in our hands and are eager to bring back all those old cherished moments or for those new to the Optima, create some new one. The Optima was one of Kyosho‘s most successful vehicles and helped bring many new drivers in to the hobby […]
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