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Kev’s Bench: Axial Yeti XL Build, DONE

Kev’s Bench: Axial Yeti XL Build, DONE

I just wrapped up a how-to on building the Axial Yeti XL kit for the June issue of Radio Control Car Action. It’s a fun build and I highly suggest that you have plenty of room to get through it. The parts for this bad boy are pretty large. While you’re waiting for the issue […]
Pro-Line Sneak-Peek: Ford Raptor PRO-MT

Pro-Line Sneak-Peek: Ford Raptor PRO-MT

Says Pro-Line, “This is the new Ford Raptor PRO-MT body (3440-00).” Also, Happy St. Patricks Day. Or St. Patrick’s night, it’s getting late. Anyhoo, expect this to be another good-lookin’ body from Pro-Line with overspray film, window masks, and decals. You how they do.      

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Dean Evans’ RC10 Time Machine Returns to St. Ives – Readers Ride

Dean Evans’ RC10 Time Machine Returns to St. Ives – Readers Ride

This fantastic submission from down under by RC enthusiast turned full-scale racer and automotive journalist Dean Evans illustrates how the passion for competition and the technical skills it develops can take you far—in his case all the way to Bathurst where his amazing run from 16th place to 1st in a single lap has become […]
Tonka-Tough Bronco Vaterra Ascender Reader’s Ride [VIDEO]

Tonka-Tough Bronco Vaterra Ascender Reader’s Ride [VIDEO]

This project has been 30 years in the making for Aaron Bailey. As a kid Aaron loved his 1979 Tonka Bronco with Big Duke Roughneck driver figure. He treasured them so much that he kept them in excellent condition–good enough to pass on to his son who is now 10. But as cool as the […]

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The Factory drivers have one more round to decide their qualifying fate.

Cactus Classic: Tessmann TQ’s 2WD Buggy, Cavalieri TQ’s Truck

With one round of qualifying to go, the Cactus Classic’s heavy hitters are scrabbling to find the points to move up in qualifying in the premier classes. A points- based system determines qualifying positions instead of the “rocket round” format. In 2WD Buggy, HPI/Hot Bodies’ Ty Tessmann has wrapped up the TQ position by taking […]

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Cactus Classic: “No Tire Sauce” Rule Weakly Enforced

Cactus Classic: “No Tire Sauce” Rule Weakly Enforced

With qualifying well under way at the Cactus Classic, it seems that there is some big drama swirling among the drivers. Tires are always a hot topic at any event since they are probably the single most important item that affects the way a car handles. The officially posted rule is for “no saucing” allowed. […]
Cactus Classic: Under the Hood of TLR’s Dakotah Phend’s New 22T 2.0

Cactus Classic: Under the Hood of TLR’s Dakotah Phend’s New 22T 2.0

The TLR factory drivers are all piloting the new 22T 2.o at the Cactus Classic and the stadium trucks are looking impressive with good corner speed and stable handling. I was able to get a sneak peak under the hood of TLR’s Dakotah Phend’s new 22T 2.0 that should be available for sale very soon. […]

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Cactus Classic: The Rebirth of the Stadium Truck?

Cactus Classic: The Rebirth of the Stadium Truck?

Short-course trucks have enjoyed great popularity over the past few years, but many feel that could be changing.  With many modern tracks seeing higher and higher grip, driving a short-course truck with their inherent characteristic of rolling and swaying makes them hard to drive when there is already an abundance of traction. In response, drivers […]
Durango Previews New Models at Cactus Classic

Durango Previews New Models at Cactus Classic

Team Durango displayed their new lineup coming out in early April of 2015. The new Durango vehicles are only a tease and I wasn’t able to look under their hoods, but they are all new platforms and not just a new freshening up of older models. The DNX8 is their 1/8-scale nitro buggy and I […]

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Cactus Classic: Stock Racers Get Creative To Shave Grams and Lap Times

Cactus Classic: Stock Racers Get Creative To Shave Grams and Lap Times

Stock racing has always been a very popular and competitive class, but with the rhythm section in the center of the track being so critical, racers are resorting to some very creative ways to gain an edge. Working within the rules, racers are pushing batteries, motors, drivetrains, suspension and other tweaks in order to make […]
Cactus Classic: The Tire Wars Have Begun

Cactus Classic: The Tire Wars Have Begun

At any big race, tires are always a hot topic and this year’s Cactus Classic is no different.  What usually takes racers a lot of elbow grease and tire-tuning knowledge to craft sets perfectly suited for the track, has been circumvented by the introduction of production slicks. Pro-Line, JConcepts and AKA are at the event […]
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