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The 2015 ROAR EP Off-Road Nationals enters the final day with Team Associated's Ryan Cavalieri sitting on pole in 2WD and 4WD buggy, stadium truck and short course truck, but a deep pool of talent from the rest of the factory drivers are hoping to spoil his  push for the wins.

2015 ROAR EP Off-Road Nationals: Final Day is Under Way

The final day of the 2015 ROAR EP Off-Road Nationals has started with triple a-mains scheduled throughout the day. The event has been dominated by Ryan Cavalieri who is sitting on the pole in all of his classes including 2WD and 4WD buggy, stadium truck and short course truck. The track is grippy and the […]
Ryan Cavalieri is dominating the event in spite of only having limiting time with his new RC10SC5M

2015 ROAR EP Off-Road Nationals: The Pudge Show

With three rounds in the books and one to go, qualifying is heating up with hopes slowly dashed among some, panic setting in for others and smiles for a lucky few. One driver who is putting in a dominant performance is Team Associated’s Ryan “Pudge” Cavalieri. He’s locked down TQ in 4WD buggy and leads […]

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Traxxas T-Maxx Awards
The new Tekin Gen3 stock 17.5T stock motors come in two versions; a standard and rpm version.

2015 ROAR EP Off-Road Nationals: Plenty of Things to See

The ROAR Nationals is a serious event for drivers and manufacturers, and it’s common to see new and innovative technology either being introduced or tested in prototype form. However, these items aren’t always for the general public, so information is often only speculative at best. Here’s a taste of some of the things at the […]
The 2015 ROAR EP Off-Road Nationals is held at SRS Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona and is deceptively difficult.

2015 ROAR EP Off-Road Nationals: Things Get Going with a Challenging Track

The 2015 ROAR Nationals is under way and hosted by SRS Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona. This premiere track has already gained a reputation for some of the most unusual high-bite traction for dirt/clay anywhere. Experienced by drivers at the Cactus Classic, this fairly new facility is part of the Hobbytown USA franchise and spares no […]

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Traxxas EZ-Peak Plus 4amp iD Charger [REVIEW]

Traxxas EZ-Peak Plus 4amp iD Charger [REVIEW]

As a reader of RC Car Action, you probably have no problem charging batteries. You have a NiMH charger and a LiPo charger, or one charger that can do both. You make sure to plug in the balance connector on your LiPos, and choose the right mode for safe charging. Now imagine if you didn’t […]
Kev’s Bench: 5 Trucks That Will Inspire You

Kev’s Bench: 5 Trucks That Will Inspire You

When I’m done working on RC stuff for my job during the day, I like to spend my quiet evenings scrolling through RC groups on various social media sites on my phone. I am always looking for the latest trends and trying to come up with cool project to build for the readers of Radio […]

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Maxxed out Traxxas T-Maxx by Rob DeLeon [Reader’s Ride]

Maxxed out Traxxas T-Maxx by Rob DeLeon [Reader’s Ride]

This Traxxas T-Maxx started life like any other, but Rob DeLeon (of Bakersfield, CA) soon lost control of his investment. Nearly $3,000 later he has the truck you see before you: the Supermaxx—which he has now owned for 15 years and he has been upgrading it fairly continuously all along. It has an Unlimited Engineering […]

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2015 RC Car Action Readers’ Choice Awards

2015 RC Car Action Readers’ Choice Awards

Did you vote for your favorite gear in our Readers’ Choice Awards? There’s 18 categories in all, ranging from cars and trucks to engines and speed controls—anything you can drop your hard-earned money on, you’ll find here with the top pick as chosen by your fellow readers Click to enlarge  
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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