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Rubber Off-Road Track?

Rubber Off-Road Track?

Electric off-road is the most popular form of racing, but has more than its own share of controversy. A long laundry list of viral arguments can be heard by many of the racers, highlighted by the use of carpet, astro-turf, or clay, instead of the more traditional loamy, loose dirt surface. Well, now there is […]
Race in to the Open Class at 2017 Reedy Race of Champions

Race in to the Open Class at 2017 Reedy Race of Champions

The Reedy Race is unique and brings together some of the best drivers anywhere to compete in an event that only includes 2WD and 4WD buggies with modified motors. In the past, in order for the event to be enjoyed by all, the organizers limited entries by using a lottery system. However, the 2017 event […]

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Team Associated’s Ryan Cavalieri Sweeps 2016 Top Gun Shootout

Team Associated’s Ryan Cavalieri Sweeps 2016 Top Gun Shootout

Held over the weekend of December 3-4, the 2016 Top Gun Shootout was a big success and may be a hint at things to come with an ownership change at the host track SDRC Raceway in San Diego, California. With Team Associated stepping up as the premiere sponsor for the growing event, it was only […]
Tamiya and Rheinard Part Ways:  A Racing Legacy Comes To An End

Tamiya and Rheinard Part Ways: A Racing Legacy Comes To An End

TRF is the racing division of Tamiya and has been closely associated with Germany’s Marc Rheinard since 1994 when Rheinard started racing at the young age of eight. In 2005, he made the partnership official when he signed for the iconic Japanese company and went on to score numerous victories including a long list of […]

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New Axial Yeti Score and Yeti Jr. 1/18 Rock Racer RTR [VIDEO]

New Axial Yeti Score and Yeti Jr. 1/18 Rock Racer RTR [VIDEO]

The Yeti lineup from Axial has been a huge hit, and now they are releasing something we didn’t expect, the Yeti Jr., a 1/18-scale electric 4WD Rock Racer, and Yeti Score, a 1/10-scale electric 4WD Trophy Truck. Both are nicely outfitted right out of the box (RTR), and feature durable construction, desert styling, solid rear […]
Pro Driver Interview: Yokomo’s Carson Wernimont

Pro Driver Interview: Yokomo’s Carson Wernimont

Carson Wernimont is a SoCal pro who burst onto the scene just a few years ago. Brought up on full-size racing, his approach is unusual for the RC industry. His true passion is nitro 1/8-scale buggy, and he went as far as third place at the 2014 IFMAR World Championships. Lately, his entire focus has […]

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Show-Stopping Scale Trucks [VIDEO]

Show-Stopping Scale Trucks [VIDEO]

RC scale vehicles are the hottest craze right now and these big trucks are works of art. The level of detail is amazing and we can only imagine the time and effort these rigs took to come to life. The owners should be proud and I’m sure they turn heads everywhere they go. But, looks […]
Tamiya Clod Buster Time Machine [READER’S RIDE]

Tamiya Clod Buster Time Machine [READER’S RIDE]

We’ve been on a retro kick lately, and Mike Lohmann’s Clod Buster shows exactly why these old-school rides can be so cool! Mike tells us this is a seriously old-school Clod Buster is one of several that he has done as he relives his youth by collecting all the parts he couldn’t afford back then. He […]

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The nicely equipped Team Associated B6D that was given.

‘Tis the Season: Factory Racer Gives Back

The holidays are a special time of year for most and they can represent a time for giving, family, and fun. Team Associated’s Jesse Granat is a racer from Southern California and feels that he has been fortunate enough to have a kind and caring family that has always supported him throughout the years for […]
1/8-Scale Buggies on Astro-Turf?

1/8-Scale Buggies on Astro-Turf?

Astro-turf may be the hot trend in 1/10-scale electric off-road racing, but how about using 1/8-scale buggies? That’s right, big, powerful 4WD buggies are turned loose on this outdoor track and battle it out on the grippy, high-traction surface. If you listen closely, you can also hear nitro engines fired up in the background, giving […]

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TLR’s Ryan Maifield Ties the Knot

TLR’s Ryan Maifield Ties the Knot

TLR’s Ryan Maifield is a household name among racers, and recently he took a giant step in his personal life by tying the knot with his longtime girlfriend Stephanie Zaccari. The wedding took place near his home at the Arizona Grand Resort and Spa on November 12, and was attended by many in the RC […]
2016 JMRCA 1/10 EP Off-Road Nationals: Kyosho Dominates

2016 JMRCA 1/10 EP Off-Road Nationals: Kyosho Dominates

Held on November 4-6, the JMRCA Championships is Japan’s equivalent to our ROAR Nationals, and let’s everyone know who’s on form in Japan. Interestingly, like the IFMAR Worlds last year, the electric off-road race was held on Astro-turf at World Famous Yatabe Arena with a competitive field of drivers. A big difference is that they […]
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