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A batch of Sweep spec tires caused problems in the first round of qualifying eventually causing the round to be redone to keep racing fair for everyone.

Tire Drama at the 2015 ROAR On-Road Nationals

Like any major event, tires are big deal and this National was subject to some unusual problems that only occurred as qualifying got under way. Sweep EXP EVO-R 36 were the premounted tires chosen for the event and have a history of performance at the facility, but this time things were a little different. With […]
2015 Tamiya Championship Series: Tickets to Japan

2015 Tamiya Championship Series: Tickets to Japan

Racers love to compete and it’s usually just for bowling trophies or bragging rights among pears, but the Tamiya Championship Series Finals takes things up a big notch by awarding winners in specified classes a trip to Japan for the Tamiya World Championships in November. Held at the Tamiya America racing facility in Aliso Viejo, […]

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Traxxas Adds Stability Management to XO-1 & TQi Radio System

Traxxas Adds Stability Management to XO-1 & TQi Radio System

Traxxas Stability Management (TSM) is now standard on the XO-1, which will definitely make it a lot easier to get “the world’s fastest ready-to-race supercar” up to its 100+mph top speed. The stability system is tuned to the X0-1 and adjustable via a knob on the transmitter, so you can dial up as much or […]
Out of the Box: Losi Audi R8 LMS Ultra FIA-GT3 RTR

Out of the Box: Losi Audi R8 LMS Ultra FIA-GT3 RTR

Losi made waves with the announcement of its new 1/6 scale 6IX platform wrapped in Audi R8 GT3 bodywork, and RC Car Action is the first to get a review car. For Losi’s official pics and tech details, see our previous post on the big Audi. Full review coming up, for now let’s see what you get […]

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ECX’s Outburst Micro-Bike Looks Like a Lot of Fun for $40 [VIDEO]

ECX’s Outburst Micro-Bike Looks Like a Lot of Fun for $40 [VIDEO]

Hmmm, dinner for two at Chili’s or an ECX Outburst? The itty-bitty bike measures just over 5″ long, but based on the clip below, the Outburst appears fast for it’s size and lots of fun for not much cash–shoot, at $40 each you can get two and still be well under a hundo. Amazingly, the […]
Losi Announces All-New 1/6 Scale Audi R8 GT3 Supercar

Losi Announces All-New 1/6 Scale Audi R8 GT3 Supercar

No one saw this thing coming! Losi’s super-sized take on street-shredding RC looks like a real powerhouse. The car is built on an all-new chassis dubbed the “6IX,” and will arrive RTR. The car’s sensorless 1200Kv motor is fueled by dual batteries (not included) and a 6S-rated speed control that delivers over 60mph, says Losi. […]

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Castle Creations Mamba Micro X Packs Big Power in Small Package

Castle Creations Mamba Micro X Packs Big Power in Small Package

Minis can be a blast especially when space for action is limited. Castle knows how much fun it can be and have brought power to those who won’t settle for mediocre. The Castle Mamba Micro X lays down a small footprint making ti perfectly suited for  1/18-scale size, and its “mighty-mite” 0808 brushless motors complete […]
REDs Racing Goes On-Road With New M7WCS V2.1

REDs Racing Goes On-Road With New M7WCS V2.1

The M7WCS V2.1 is the latest engine to come from the gang at REDs Racing. It’s a .21 size engine and ready to push a 1/8-scale on-road car up to speed in a hurry. Special attention has been paid to the engine’s front crankcase bearing which is an area where engines can lose power and […]

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WHY ARE WE NOT RACING THESE?

WHY ARE WE NOT RACING THESE?

I hereby proclaim that we all need to be racing Tamiya Honda City Turbos. There’s nothing remotely race-worthy about it (heck, it’s designed to do wheelies), which is why I want to race it. Spec-class style of course, just build it box stock and race it. OK, you can add bearings, but that’s it. How […]
Serpent Viper 977-EVO: The Newest 1/8-Scale Nitro Asphalt Killer

Serpent Viper 977-EVO: The Newest 1/8-Scale Nitro Asphalt Killer

Serpent has been a respected manufacturer in the racing scene for a long time and when they announce a new car, people take notice. Long considered the F1 of racing, 1/8-scale on-road nitro cars require a level of commitment few have the experience or dedication to do, but when participants demand the best and fractions […]

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Team Orion Vortex dDrive: The End of Speed Controls? [VIDEO]

Team Orion Vortex dDrive: The End of Speed Controls? [VIDEO]

Motor, battery, speed control. Those three items are what make up an electric power system. Or they used to, at least; Orion’s new Vortex dDrive system integrates throttle circuitry directly into the motor, eliminating a separate speed control. The motor plugs directly into the receiver and battery, and gets its own power switch with setup […]
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