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1/8-Scale Buggies on Astro-Turf?

1/8-Scale Buggies on Astro-Turf?

Astro-turf may be the hot trend in 1/10-scale electric off-road racing, but how about using 1/8-scale buggies? That’s right, big, powerful 4WD buggies are turned loose on this outdoor track and battle it out on the grippy, high-traction surface. If you listen closely, you can also hear nitro engines fired up in the background, giving […]
2016 JMRCA 1/10 EP Off-Road Nationals: Kyosho Dominates

2016 JMRCA 1/10 EP Off-Road Nationals: Kyosho Dominates

Held on November 4-6, the JMRCA Championships is Japan’s equivalent to our ROAR Nationals, and let’s everyone know who’s on form in Japan. Interestingly, like the IFMAR Worlds last year, the electric off-road race was held on Astro-turf at World Famous Yatabe Arena with a competitive field of drivers. A big difference is that they […]

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Rally Car Racing: A Fresh Approach [VIDEO]

Rally Car Racing: A Fresh Approach [VIDEO]

Off-road racing has had pretty much the same format for years. If you race electric, that usually means qualifying heats and a single or triple a-main format. Drivers position themselves on an elevated stand and drive a closed course in a timed process. However, a format that has been grabbing some attention is a form […]
Pro Tips: TLR’s Eric Willardson Shares His Best

Pro Tips: TLR’s Eric Willardson Shares His Best

Utah has a hardcore, passionate racing scene, and one of its hometown drivers, is TLR’s Eric Willardson. A long time mod racer, Eric can usually be seen at Murph’s IRCR Raceway, where he mixes it up with the other racers on what many consider to be “the Best Dirt in the World.” We got a […]

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Reedy Race Announces First-Ever Female Competitor—And She’s Only 11!

Reedy Race Announces First-Ever Female Competitor—And She’s Only 11!

The lists for who is racing and who is waiting are done and posted for the 2017 Reedy Race of Champions for off-road and a nice surprise was to see young 2016 Junior European 4WD Champion Malin Karlsen will be competing in the Invitational Class. At only 11-year-old, the Xray factory driver will be the first female Invitational […]
Xray’s Bruno Coelho Wins 2016 IIC Vegas [VIDEO]

Xray’s Bruno Coelho Wins 2016 IIC Vegas [VIDEO]

The 2016 IIC (International Indoor Championships) recently took place at the Westgate Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on October 2-8. It may have been overshadowed by the IFMAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road World Championships running simultaneously down the street at RC Tracks of Las Vegas, but it still brought together some of the best on-road […]

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Under the Hood: Jason Dias’ Kyosho RB6.6

Under the Hood: Jason Dias’ Kyosho RB6.6

OCRC Raceway is a hotbed for racing and the Expert Stock Class is no joke with some of the fastest American racers in the class calling it their home. It’s taken very seriously and is no beginner class. Needless to say, having a buggy that provides every sort of advantage is a must, and includes […]
Video Game Steering Wheel Control [VIDEO]

Video Game Steering Wheel Control [VIDEO]

For a lot of us, video games and RC cars are amazing hobbies, but what if you could combine them? Well, there are a few guys out there that are blurring the lines between them and getting their fix by controlling their cars with a steering wheel. Not sure how the tech works, but by […]

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Yokomo Releases Worlds Winning BD8

Yokomo Releases Worlds Winning BD8

Often the Holy Grail of going to an IFMAR Worlds event is to win the coveted Championship title, and recently Yokomo’s Ronald Volker finally achieved his life-long goal. He did it driving from 2nd on the grid, showing that his accomplishments take a high-level of skill, but also a car with razor sharp handling and […]
O.S already made announcement about these new engines, but are still not available to the public and are still in the testing stage.

Low-Profile Nitro Engines the Future?

Shown at the recent Tokyo Hobby Show was O.S. Engines’ new Speed B2102 3.5cc nitro buggy engine, the most noticeable part of this engine is its low-profile cooling head that is about 17mm lower than regular engines on the market. According to O.S., this lowers the center-of-gravity without sacrificing cooling. The engine will be available […]

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Kyosho’s Matsukura Takes JMRCA Nitro Buggy Championship

Kyosho’s Matsukura Takes JMRCA Nitro Buggy Championship

Known more for his electric skills, Kyosho’s Naoto Matsukura switched disciplines and took on a new challenge by entering, TQ’ing and winning the recent 2016 Japanese 1/8 Off-Road Nationals with his Kyosho MP9 TK14. Held at the Futaba Buggy Track in the Japanese Chiba prefecture, Matsukura who recently took the 1/12-scale IFMAR World Championship in […]
Pro Building Tips with Team Associated’s “Wallnuts”

Pro Building Tips with Team Associated’s “Wallnuts”

Prepping a vehicle to compete at an elite level of competition takes a few tricks that comes from experience and inside knowledge. Nick “Wallnuts” Wautlet works at Team Associated where he does customer service, builds many of their in-house vehicles and is the man behind Wallie Builds, a professional service specializing in pro-level on and off-road […]
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