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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 […]
FLASHBACK: 1987 IFMAR Off-Road World Championship [VIDEO]

FLASHBACK: 1987 IFMAR Off-Road World Championship [VIDEO]

This video doesn’t just cover the action on the track, but gives a glimpse at everything that was going on at the event including the concourse event, the legends like Mike Reedy, Gil Losi Sr., that were there, the equipment, electronics, the buggies and much more. Pretty cool to see how far we’ve come from […]

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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 […]
Kyosho’s Tebo Takes 2016 Byron Heartland Off-Road Challenge

Kyosho’s Tebo Takes 2016 Byron Heartland Off-Road Challenge

Held at Fastlane Raceway, in Blue Springs, Missouri, this year’s Byron Fuels Heartland Off-Road Challenge showcased some of the best talent in nitro buggy racing. Now in its fifth year, the event is also a chance for this year’s IFMAR Worlds competitors to get in some last-minute testing and preparation in a competitive setting. In […]

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Ronald Volker Takes Touring Car World Champ Title With Yokomo [VIDEO]

Ronald Volker Takes Touring Car World Champ Title With Yokomo [VIDEO]

He’s been known as the fastest on-road driver in the world without an IFMAR title, and after this last weekend, that’s no longer true. Yokomo‘s Ronald Volker finally got the win that’s eluded him and did it under stressful, close racing that went to the third main to decide the outcome. Having to start behind TQ […]
2016 Pro-Line Surf City Classic: Cavalieri Dominates Buggy Classes

2016 Pro-Line Surf City Classic: Cavalieri Dominates Buggy Classes

The 2016 Pro-Line Surf City Classic is quickly becoming a premiere event on the racing calendar and this year’s event reflected that with the event selling out in record time in less than an hour. Lucky racers were treated to a technical layout at OCRC Raceway in Huntington Beach, California, with fast locals and top pros […]

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2016 Tamiya TCS Championship Finals: Tickets to Japan

2016 Tamiya TCS Championship Finals: Tickets to Japan

The Tamiya Championship Series is a classic event that is organized by Tamiya America, Inc., and includes regional support from participating retailers throughout the USA. The Series is a great example of spec racing and has a list of rules and regulations developed to ensure fair and close competition among the participants with exclusive use […]
Why Is Ty Tessmann Running His Shocks Upside Down?

Why Is Ty Tessmann Running His Shocks Upside Down?

HB Racing’s Ty Tessmman had an impressive result with 2nd overall at the recent 2016 ROAR EP Off-Road Nationals in the 2WD class driving his HB Racing D216. Keen eyes noticed his use of inverted shocks. While this is unusual, it can help to lower the center-of-gravity when the conditions permit. Many armchair tuners have […]

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Naoto Matsukura Wins IFMAR 1/12 Worlds [VIDEO]

Naoto Matsukura Wins IFMAR 1/12 Worlds [VIDEO]

The IFMAR On-Road World Championships is going on right now and the event starts off with 1/12-scale pan car racing, then leads in to touring car. Held in China, the best on-road racers in the world did battle on the technical carpet track, and it was Naoto Matsukura who drove his prototype Roche Rapide 2017 […]
Pro Tips with Factory Mugen Seiki Team Driver Adam Drake

Pro Tips with Factory Mugen Seiki Team Driver Adam Drake

Check out our Pro Tips with Factory Pro Mugen Seiki Driver Adam Drake. To read this article now, join RC CAR ACTION PREMIUM! When you become a member, you’ll get instant online access to our back-issue archives, the latest RC Car Action Digital Editions, all of our newsstand-only special issues, and much more. • 8+ […]

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Ralph Burch and Xray/RC America Part Ways

Ralph Burch and Xray/RC America Part Ways

Ralph Burch has announced his departure from Xray/RC America. The 2010 IFMAR Nitro On-Road TC World Champion sent shock waves through the racing community and has left a lot of speculation. He explained, “I would like to thank RCAmerica and Xray for the last 15 years. Together we celebrated our first world title and many […]
IFMAR Nitro Touring Worlds High Speed Action [VIDEO]

IFMAR Nitro Touring Worlds High Speed Action [VIDEO]

The 2016 IFMAR 200mm Nitro On-Road Worlds took place over the weekend and as always, was fast and exciting. Held in Gubbio, Italy, the best drivers slugged it out with Serpent‘s Dominic Greiner coming out on top. Check out the video of the 60-minute final.
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