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HPI Savage XL 5.9 by Ulysses Prioleau [Reader’s Ride]

HPI Savage XL 5.9 by Ulysses Prioleau [Reader’s Ride]

Ulysses wrote in to tell us that his very favorite types of article in RC Car Action are the How-to’s showing tricks for customizing and upgrading your truck. From the pics, it looks like he has been taking good notes! He tells us he did “a little” custom work to the front end of his […]
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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REDs Racing Goes On-Road With New M7WCS V2.1

REDs Racing Goes On-Road With New M7WCS V2.1

The M7WCS V2.1 is the latest engine to come from the gang at REDs Racing. It’s a .21 size engine and ready to push a 1/8-scale on-road car up to speed in a hurry. Special attention has been paid to the engine’s front crankcase bearing which is an area where engines can lose power and […]
Team Associated and Carson Wernimont Part Ways

Team Associated and Carson Wernimont Part Ways

Despite strong results after joining Team Associated for the 2015 season, Carson Wernimont has split from the team. It’s not quite clear who broke up with who (see Carson’s and Associated’s statements below),  but it’s obvious Team Associated and the 2014 IFMAR 1/8 Nitro Buggy podium driver simply didn’t see eye to eye. Associated isn’t […]

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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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Pro-Line Adds 2.8″ Traxxas-Bead Tires to “Prime” Slick Lineup

Pro-Line Adds 2.8″ Traxxas-Bead Tires to “Prime” Slick Lineup

Pro-Line’s “Prime” slick tires were developed for 1/10 and 1/8 buggies and SC trucks running on high-grip clay, but there’s no denying their street appeal. Thankfully, Pro-Line has expanded the Prime line to include a 2.8″ “Traxxas bead” version. Available unmounted as well as factory -glued to F-11 wheels in two offsets for front and […]
ROAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Nats: Tessmann Sweeps!

ROAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Nats: Tessmann Sweeps!

Mains day was the day of reckoning as the racers prepared to do battle and to do right what they might have done wrong in qualifying. Starting up front for both classes was Ty Tessmann and he was determined to turn his top qualifying spots into National Titles. Here’s how it all went down. Truggy […]

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ROAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Nats: Inside Ty Tessmann’s Rides

ROAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Nats: Inside Ty Tessmann’s Rides

If you think you’re going to find a bunch of custom or prototype parts under the hood of Tessmann’s rocket rides, you would be wrong. Other than a couple hop-up parts, Ty Tessmann is running stock vehicles you can buy at your local hobby shop today. What is not included in the box is world […]
ROAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Nats: Ty Tessmann TQs Buggy & Truggy

ROAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Nats: Ty Tessmann TQs Buggy & Truggy

The action at the 2015 1/8 Scale Nitro Nationals has been as hot as the daily 100-degree weather and with a lot of the world’s fastest drivers are in attendance, the racing is super close with one big factor that a lot of drivers faced; the Tessmann factor. HB/HPI driver, Ty Tessmann has been on […]

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Serpent Electrifies 200mm Touring With Natrix 748-e

Serpent Electrifies 200mm Touring With Natrix 748-e

Nitro touring cars enjoy big flowing tracks and fast racing, but sometimes the draw of an electric vehicle is too cool to pass up. Serpent knows this and now offers their 200mm 748 touring car in an electric version. Touted as the Natrix 748-e, this car has all the features you’d expect to see in […]
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