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“Wart Hog” Axial SMT10 Monster Truck [READER’S RIDE]

“Wart Hog” Axial SMT10 Monster Truck [READER’S RIDE]

Jimmy Louis had been waiting years for a decent tube-frame monster truck to come out, so when Axial released their SMT10 he knew he had to have it. He dubbed his “The Warthog” and stuffed it with a Castle Creations SCT controller with a 3600kV motor. He added Boom Racing Type G piggyback shocks with […]

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RC4WD TF2 Blackfoot Hybrid [READER’S RIDE]

RC4WD TF2 Blackfoot Hybrid [READER’S RIDE]

Jonathan Mathews’ TF2 is deceptively subtle, but the closer you look the cooler this truck gets. To begin with, there’s the Tamiya Blackfoot body. Look closer and you’ll see that this is an extended cab Ford — something Tamiya never made. So Jonathan and his buddy Jim (who runs a body shop) spliced together two […]
Axial Wraith-based Trail Rig [READER’S RIDE]

Axial Wraith-based Trail Rig [READER’S RIDE]

Jason Hope sent us these pics of his new trail rig overlooking the ocean near his home in Pacifica, CA. Its an Axial Wraith with a custom polished aluminum frame and cage.  Power comes via an HPI 15t motor run by a Castle Creations Sidewinder controller. It rolls on metal beadlock wheels with Pro-Line 2.3 […]

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Axial SCX10 II    [READER’S RIDE]

Axial SCX10 II [READER’S RIDE]

Anthony Newman is obviously an Axial fan, as you can see from the pair of Jeeps he sent in. He runs his ‘00 Cherokee-bodied SCX10 on 3S Lipo, powering a 55-turn motor and an Axial AE5 controller with a 6V Castle BEC. He dressed up the exterior with a set of Integy fog lights and Axial’s […]
Vaterra Twin Hammers Trail Truck  [READER’S RIDE]

Vaterra Twin Hammers Trail Truck [READER’S RIDE]

The Vaterra is nominally a desert truck, but Jason Hope’s Twin Hammers spends plenty of time getting muddy on mountain trails near his Pacifica, Callifornia home. The muck looks at home on the Pro-Line ’72 Chevy C10 body done in a rusty beater truck motif by Jason himself. He selected upsized Interco Super Swampers from […]

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AE’s Ryan Cavalieri Takes the 2017 RROC in Dramatic Fashion

In a conclusion that couldn’t have been written any better, the Ryan show (Ryan Cavalieri and Ryan Maifield) came to a dramatic head in the final race of the event at the 2017 Reedy Race of Champions. With Cavalieri on the front row and Maifield on the second, the crowd was on their toes. Needing […]
Under the Hood: Ryan Maifield’s Yokomo YZ-4

Under the Hood: Ryan Maifield’s Yokomo YZ-4

The 2017 Reedy Race of Champions marks the first major race for newly signed Yokomo factory team driver Ryan Maifield. In his arsenal for 4WD buggy is the YZ-4, but as with many drivers, has some great modifications and prototype parts to give him the needed edge in high-level racing. Let’s take a closer look. […]

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JC and Pro-Line Debut New Products at 2017 Reedy Race

JC and Pro-Line Debut New Products at 2017 Reedy Race

There’s always a lot to see at a big event like the Reedy Race of Champions. This year, the two spec tire providers JConcepts and Pro-Line also brought some new products to show off with obvious influences from their team drivers, including Ryan Maifield and his Yokomo 2WD and 4WD buggies. Check it out. JConcepts […]
Trifecta After 4WD at the 2017 Reedy Race of Champions

Trifecta After 4WD at the 2017 Reedy Race of Champions

The final round of 4WD came to a conclusion Saturday with three drivers in the Invitational Class all tied in points. Xray’s Ty Tessmann, TLR’s Dakotah Phend and Yokomo’s Ryan Maifield are all grid locked with nine points, with AE’s Ryan Cavalieri and Alex Kosciuszek within striking distance each having eleven points. But, 2WD buggy will most likely […]

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2017 Reedy Race of Champions: Photo Gallery 1

2017 Reedy Race of Champions: Photo Gallery 1

Lots to see at one of the biggest racing events of the year. There’s still plenty of racing, but this is where the drivers and manufacturers break out all the newest and greatest along with phenomenal driving.
2017 Reedy Race: 1st Day Shows TLR’s Phend Leading

2017 Reedy Race: 1st Day Shows TLR’s Phend Leading

The first day is completed at the 2017 Reedy Off-Road Race of Champions and the top Invite drivers are showing their experience and speed. The Reedy Race has a well-deserved reputation for exciting racing for the viewer, and it seemed only fitting to witness the best race in the last heat in the final (fourth) […]
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