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Neil Cragg Takes Euro 2WD Title With Team Associated

Neil Cragg Takes Euro 2WD Title With Team Associated

Held in Valladolid, Span, this year’s 2016 EFRA European Electric Off-Road Championships saw battles between the best drivers from Europe. Driving the new Team Associated B6D, the UK ace and 2007 IFMAR World Champ bested other notables including runner-up Jorn Neumann/ Serpent in 2nd, and Michal Orlowski/ Schumacher. The tripe a-mains were a true nail-biter, […]
Flashback: 1996 IFMAR On Road World Championships [VIDEO]

Flashback: 1996 IFMAR On Road World Championships [VIDEO]

Flashback to the 1996 IFMAR EP On-Road Worlds when Masami Hirosaka was in his prime and 1/12-scale was contested on asphalt. Held at Revelation Raceway in Southern California, on the asphalt track that is now where the off-road dirt track currently sits. Lots of legends in this race including Mike Swauger, Joel Johnson, Barry Baker, […]
Belgium’s Giovanni Verbrugghe fought hard to take this year’s 1/5-scale European Touring Car Championship

2016 Large Scale Touring Car Euros

Large scale on-road touring car racing is impressive and combines a bit of scale realism other classes just can’t match. At this year’s 1/5-scale European Touring Car Championship in Bologna, Italy, it was Belgium’s Giovanni Verbrugghe who took the title after an exciting change in the lead late in the race. With track conditions rapidly […]
Modified 2WD Buggy Podium: Ty Tessmann/ HB Racing 1st, Jared Tebo/ Kyosho 2nd, Ryan Cavalieri/ Team Associated 3rd.

2016 Hot Rod Hobbies Shootout: Tessmann Takes 2WD

The 19th Annual 2016 Hot Rod Hobbies Off-Road Shootout came to a conclusion on the weekend of July 16 and 17th with the big names taking the spotlight. Held in Saugus, California, just 1 hour north of downtown Los Angeles, this long-standing event has a history and prestige that brings out the major factory drivers […]
Mixing it up at the recent Reedy Outdoor Race of Champions

Pro Tips with Kody Numedahl

Age: 26 Home Track: OCRC Raceway, Huntington Beach, California. Sponsors: Team Associated, Reedy, J-Concepts, VP Fuels, Kicker, Makita, LiveRC.com Favorite Class to Race: 1/10th 2wd   Tip #1: Keep your car clean. It is much easier to spot things that are wrong if your car is looking good.   Tip #2: Listen to everything you […]
Interview: Eric Anderson Chats About Motors and ROAR

Interview: Eric Anderson Chats About Motors and ROAR

Name: Eric Anderson Age: 40 Hometown; Murfreesboro, TN Sponsors: Thunder RC, Team EAM, Xray/RC America, Hudy, Futaba, Protoform, Orca, Apex RC, Avid, Gravity RC, Pro level RC, Xenon, LEESPEED Racing Accomplishments: 4-Time Oval National Champion, Oval Masters Modified Champion, Snowbirds Oval Champion, Snowbirds TC Stock Champion, IIC Stock TC Champion, ROAR 1/12-scale Super Stock National […]
Flashback: Legendary Battle [VIDEO]

Flashback: Legendary Battle [VIDEO]

Lots of great action in this video at the 1995 Reedy Race of Champions. Held at the famous SoCal Raceway in Huntington Beach, the event was one of the most coveted among the racers, just like today. Legendary drivers can be spotted everywhere, but the real battle was between Kinwald (that’s a typo on Kinwald’s […]
Fun with Backyard Carpet Track [VIDEO]

Fun with Backyard Carpet Track [VIDEO]

We showed you this track in the Tailpipe section of the August 2016 issue of RC Car Action, but these guys just redid the layout and filmed it with them racing. You know these guys have passion and they host races among their friends on a consistent basis. Check it out.
Building a Heavy Diff with Paul Lemieux [VIDEO]

Building a Heavy Diff with Paul Lemieux [VIDEO]

Name: Paul Lemieux Hometown; Milwaukee, Wisconsin Sponsors: Xray/RC America, Thunder Power RC, Protoform, Futaba, Gravity RC These days many touring car racers are choosing to run a diff up front with heavy silicone oil, instead of a spool. However, building it correct with heavy, gooey, silicone oil can be hard to do consistent. Factory Xray/RC […]
Interview: Paul Dijkstra Chats About FWD Buggies

Interview: Paul Dijkstra Chats About FWD Buggies

Front wheel drive buggies may not be that common, but they do have a history and passionate following. ORB Racing is a small company dedicated to these unusual buggies and the design does have some merit. We got a chance to ask Paul Dijkstra of ORB Racing about the ideas, theories and racing scene of […]
The front end sports an unusual sprung big bore dampening system that is unusual for pan cars. It features a double wishbone and pushrod design that claims to have better corner stability.

Under the Hood: Marc Rheinard’s Yokomo YRX12

The 2016 IFMAR Worlds in Beijing, China are just around the corner and recently it was announced that current 1/12-scale Champion Marc Rheinard was making the switch from CRC to Yokomo for 1/12-scale racing. With such a big move, it is easy to understand the interest. Take a look at the photos he shot of […]
Neil’s prototype Team Associated RC8B3 running strong at the 2014 IFMAR Worlds in Italy.

Pro Tips with Neil Cragg of Team Associated

Age: 33 Hometown: Chorley, Lancashire. Sponsors: Team Associated, Reedy, LRP, Pro-Line, KO Propo, CML, TKR Graphics, Bandicoot Bodies. Major Accomplishments: 2005 IFMAR 2WD World Champion, 8 x European Champion, 19 x British National Champion. Tip #1: I like to position myself on the driver’s stand as it relates to the middle of the track. If […]
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