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Interview: Nitro Pitting with Ryan Maifield’s Pit Man Jake Thayer

Interview: Nitro Pitting with Ryan Maifield’s Pit Man Jake Thayer

Nitro racing can be a lot of fun, and one of the things that makes it such a thrill is running long races with pit stops. However, like F1 or NASCAR, pitting can be a daunting task with responsibilities that include tuning engines, fueling, tire changes, etc. Any one of these tasks can be critical […]
Large crowds were seen throughout the weekend.

RCX 2016: The Radio Control Expo Takes Over the OC!

The Radio Control Expo, known simply as RCX, has a long history with lots of new and exciting things to see and the 2016 didn’t disappoint with a return to the popular OC Fair and Event Center in Southern California’s beautiful Orange County. The event brought together thousands of spectators and RC enthusiasts for a […]

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Custom Chevy S10 Crawler by Travis Johnson [READER’S RIDE]

Custom Chevy S10 Crawler by Travis Johnson [READER’S RIDE]

Travis tells us his priorities were “low and stable” for his custom project, so he began with a set of Brazin Scale RC high/low chassis rails. He then hung a Brazin custom-fabricated tube truggy back half in place of the rear frame rail sections. Then he added JT Hobbies high clearance suspension and steering links. […]
New Reedy LiPo Battery Weight Set Helps Tune Weight Bias

New Reedy LiPo Battery Weight Set Helps Tune Weight Bias

The weight of a battery is a significant part of how your vehicle handles and if you can add more to it or place additional weight low on the chassis, it can significantly affect the center of gravity. Racers know this and can now purchase these battery weights that are specifically designed to use with […]

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Interview: Electric 1/8-scale Buggy Power with LRP’s JD Mora [FAST LAPS]

Interview: Electric 1/8-scale Buggy Power with LRP’s JD Mora [FAST LAPS]

1/8-scale buggies are big and imposing, and until recently have only been powered by nitro engines. But, with modern electronics and LiPo batteries, it has evolved giving racers the option to go indoors or enjoy the torque and speed of electric power providing a different driving experience. We caught up with LRP America’s “JD” Mora, […]
New Futaba 4PX-R 4-Channel T-FHSS  Limited Edition Radio System

New Futaba 4PX-R 4-Channel T-FHSS Limited Edition Radio System

Transmitters are getting more and more technical all the time and with the release of the new Futaba 4PX-R, users will get some of the most advanced features available with a host of options normally only available as aftermarket purchases. This Limited Edition transmitter includes these optional parts: LiFe battery and charger, metal throttle trigger, […]

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Winter 2015-2016 So Cal Scale Series Round 4 Formula 1 podium.

On-Road Racers Battle it Out in Round 4 of the So Cal R/C Scale Series

On-road racing has all the speed and precision racers love and combined with scale realism and you have a recipe for a lot of fun. Presented by Tuning Haus, this series sees Formula 1 and GT Sedans battle it out for top honors in a series that rewards consistency and perseverance. This was the fourth […]
It’s Time for ROAR to Update Their Rules [FAST LAPS]

It’s Time for ROAR to Update Their Rules [FAST LAPS]

Racing needs rules. Without them there would be no guidelines and confusion would rein. But what happens when the rules are so vague, outdated or confusing that their relevance is useless? Thumbing through the latest rulebook and you’ll see a lot of rules with a ton of detail. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately the […]

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Cavalieri- sometimes quiet, sometimes controversial, always fast.

Interview: Modern Racing with Ryan Cavalieri [FAST LAPS]

Ryan Cavalieri is synonymous with RC racing and while others have come and gone, he has continued to push the boundaries and reset the standards on the track. At times he’s quiet, at other times controversial, but he’s almost always near the front and with his signature smooth style with unshakable composure, has redefined what […]

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Cavalieri wins the 2016 Dirt Nitro challenge driving his RC8B3. (photo: Joe Pillars, Kyosho/ Team Orion)

Cavalieri Wins at the 17th Annual Nitro Dirt Challenge

Team Associated‘s Ryan Cavalieri took home the prestigious win at the recent 2016 Nitro Challenge held at Fear Farm Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona this last weekend. With over 580 entries, the event showcased some of the best drivers from all over the world. The final 45-minute main saw 2015 winner Ryan Maifield (TLR), battle it […]
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