Off-road

2015 RROC Outdoor: Under the Hood of Kevin Motter’s TQ TLR 22 3.0

The mains are running today at the 2015 Reedy Outdoor Off-Road Race of Champions, and I was able to get a peak at Kevin Motter’s TLR 22 3.0 that grabbed the TQ spot in Open 2WD buggy. In spite of the loose, dusty conditions, his buggy is almost entirely in box stock configuration. For power [...]

Nov 22, 2015 Comments
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The Dust Settles as Qualifying Wraps Up at the 2015 Reedy Outdoor Off-Road Race of Champions

Qualifying is wrapped up at the 2015 Reedy Outdoor Off-Road Race of Champions, with drivers scrambling in the format. The a-mains only take eight drivers from qualifying leaving two spots open for bump-ups from the b-main. In Open 2WD buggy it is TLR’s Kevin Motter who locked down TQ in the first two rounds out [...]

Nov 21, 2015 Comments Off
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The Pros Stick with Modern Equipment at the Reedy Outdoor Off-Road Race of Champions

Leading up to the 2015 Reedy Outdoor Off-Road Race of Champions there was a lot of speculation as to what the pros planned to use. Thoughts of RC10 gold tub 2WD fun swirled, but the reality is actually positioned almost squarely in the modern era. In fact only one driver is using the Team Associated’s [...]

Nov 21, 2015 Comments
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Old School Style Racing is Under Way at the Reedy Outdoor Off-Road Race of Champions

The 2015 Reedy Outdoor Off-Road Race of Champions is under way at Hot Rod Hobbies in Saugus, California. Promising old school style racing with dirt that actually moves, the race is being held on the famous track with only water added- no sugar, no leaf blower, no misting system, nada. However, as in the past [...]

Nov 21, 2015 Comments
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HPI Savage XL 5.9 by Ulysses Prioleau [Reader's Ride]

Ulysses wrote in to tell us that his very favorite types of article in RC Car Action are the How-to’s showing tricks for customizing and upgrading your truck. From the pics, it looks like he has been taking good notes! He tells us he did “a little” custom work to the front end of his [...]

Nov 19, 2015 Comments
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Interview: Team Associated’s Spencer Rivkin, IFMAR’s New 2WD World Champion

The list of drivers who have earned an IFMAR Off-Road Worlds title is a who’s-who of RC’s top pros, but sometimes a rookie pro makes the leap into the limelight to best the established top guns. This year, that driver is Team Associated’s Spencer Rivkin, who shocked the racing scene by taking the 2015 2WD [...]

Nov 10, 2015 Comments
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Chevy 3500 Dually Toy Conversion by Karl Sandvik [Reader's Ride]

About the only thing that gives away the scale of Karl Sandvik’s Chevy 3500 Dually work truck is the size of the hex heads on the custom steel frame rails! We’re suckers for a truck that nearly suckers us! Karl tells us he chopped up a Tamiya CC-01 front suspension for it, widening the suspension [...]

Nov 10, 2015 Comments
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TLR 22 3.0 2WD Buggy In Action at OCRC

The electric off-road racing scene has been given quite a big shake up with TLR releasing their new 22 3.0 2WD buggy. The buggy isn’t just a new version, but almost a completely new platform with a host of very interesting features. We got a VIP invitation to go to OCRC Raceway in Huntington Beach [...]

Nov 06, 2015 Comments
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