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Racing Starts at the Reedy Off-Road Race Of Champions 2016

Formal practice included a lot of speculation circulating throughout the pits, but it was TLR’s Dustin Evans who was turning a lot of heads, posting low lap times consistently. But, with Friday officially kicking off the start of racing, things get a lot more serious. As the horn sounded and with two rounds now in [...]

Jan 22, 2016 Comments
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The Challenging 2016 Reedy Off-Road Race of Champions Track Layout

The Reedy Race always plays host to some of the best electric off-road racing and an event that showcase the talents of the best in the world. In order to challenge these elite drivers, a special layout is done to provide good flow, close racing and challenging features. Although still in the practice faze, and [...]

Jan 21, 2016 Comments
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2016 Reedy Off-Road Race of Champions: Practice Under Way

We are back at OCRC Raceway in Huntington Beach, California for the Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions. Today is just practice, but already things are heating up. Part of practice is to use the time for breaking in tires and putting a groove of traction down on the track. This may seem a bit [...]

Jan 21, 2016 Comments
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Budget- Friendly HobbyKing Basher 2S2P Hardcase LiHV Packs

LiPo batteries changed the RC world when they came out, but they’ve stayed relatively the same for peak voltage. Now Basher Racing by HobbyKing is among a few manufacturers releasing their own version of a high voltage pack labeled LiHV and are available in 6600mAh and 5600mAh hardcase packs. These packs also weigh less and [...]

Jan 20, 2016 Comments
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Kev’s Bench: My Favorite Builds

I have been lucky enough to build a lot of project vehicles during all the years that I have been involved in the RC hobby. 98% of those vehicles have been shown in the pages of RC Car Action Magazine and thanks to the Historical Archives (available by going to airagestore.com if you’re not a [...]

Jan 20, 2016 Comments
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Fast Laps: Should There Be Less Factory Pros in Racing?

Recently in shocking news, legendary driver Atsushi Hara announced that he would compete as a privateer in nitro off-road racing after leaving SWorkz. In another situation, Drew Moller announced his departure from HB/HPI Racing in order to pursue a college education. But, these aren’t the only instances where drivers have made big moves as a [...]

Jan 20, 2016 Comments
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Axial SCX10 Custom Honcho by Adam Hoover [READERS RIDE]

Adam’s truck has a certain gritty, home-brewed scale look to it that really appeals to us. It looks like the kind of real truck we would build in our garage at home. He custom-welded the eco-cage and rear section himself, and added a RC4WD Mojave cab which he custom-painted to give it a home-built beater [...]

Jan 19, 2016 Comments
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XRAY 2016 X10 1/10 Pan Car For the Rug.

If you’ve never raced on high bite surfaces like carpet, I can tell you from first hand experience that it is a lot of fun. Pan cars are deceptively simple, but the details are where things count. This is especially true when considering the speed and lightning fast handling these cars have. 1/10-scale pan cars [...]

Jan 19, 2016 Comments
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