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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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Rally Car Racing: A Fresh Approach [VIDEO]

Rally Car Racing: A Fresh Approach [VIDEO]

Off-road racing has had pretty much the same format for years. If you race electric, that usually means qualifying heats and a single or triple a-main format. Drivers position themselves on an elevated stand and drive a closed course in a timed process. However, a format that has been grabbing some attention is a form […]
Pro Tips: TLR’s Eric Willardson Shares His Best

Pro Tips: TLR’s Eric Willardson Shares His Best

Utah has a hardcore, passionate racing scene, and one of its hometown drivers, is TLR’s Eric Willardson. A long time mod racer, Eric can usually be seen at Murph’s IRCR Raceway, where he mixes it up with the other racers on what many consider to be “the Best Dirt in the World.” We got a […]

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Axial Rubicon Unlimited [READER’S RIDE]

Axial Rubicon Unlimited [READER’S RIDE]

Todd Henderson’s SCX10 started off as a trade he received, that already had SSD D60 axles, a JR brick battery plate, a Holmes Hobbies TorqueMaster controller, a Castle 10a BEC and a Hitec 7980th servo with an Axial aluminum servo horn. I added a Holmes Hobbies TorqueMaster Expert 40T motor to turn a Robinson Racing pinion, […]
Foam Inserts Explained

Foam Inserts Explained

Similar to air in full size cars, foam inserts are needed to help support the tire carcass from the inside and help it to keep its shape. But, unlike air the insert can be shaped and tuned or made from different materials in order to change its characteristics. For practical purposes, there are two types […]

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Pro Tips: Matt Olson Gives Us Six Large-Scale Tips

Pro Tips: Matt Olson Gives Us Six Large-Scale Tips

Large, 1/5-scale vehicles have an extra level of complexity and tuning that other scales can’t match. MIP’s Matt Olson races at the highest level, and knows a few tricks to make these big machines work at their best. Fortunate, we got a chance to pick his brain about some of his tricks he uses and […]
IFMAR Announces New 2017 Electric Off-Road Rules

IFMAR Announces New 2017 Electric Off-Road Rules

IFMAR (International Federation of Model Auto Racing) is the biggest governing body in racing and often establishes the rules and guidelines for the racing classes around the world. They recently convened this month to complete the 2017 Electric Off-Road racing and technical rules and posted the document online. If you are a serious racer or […]

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Reedy Race Announces First-Ever Female Competitor—And She’s Only 11!

Reedy Race Announces First-Ever Female Competitor—And She’s Only 11!

The lists for who is racing and who is waiting are done and posted for the 2017 Reedy Race of Champions for off-road and a nice surprise was to see young 2016 Junior European 4WD Champion Malin Karlsen will be competing in the Invitational Class. At only 11-year-old, the Xray factory driver will be the first female Invitational […]
UNDER THE HOOD: Dakotah Phend’s TLR 8ight 4.0 at the Worlds

UNDER THE HOOD: Dakotah Phend’s TLR 8ight 4.0 at the Worlds

TLR’s Dakotah Phend has been right in the mix at the 2016 IFMAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road World Championships, and his buggy has been performing with speed and confidence. Let’s take a closer look at his personal TLR 8ight 4.0. Sponsors: TLR, Horizon Hobby, Orion, Pro-Line, Spektrum, Stickit1 Racing, Lunsford, VP Fuels, OCRC Raceway, Darkside Designs, […]

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WORLDS: Kyosho’s Tebo Takes Big Risk and Gets Paid with TQ

WORLDS: Kyosho’s Tebo Takes Big Risk and Gets Paid with TQ

With just one day of qualifying left at the 2016 IFMAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Worlds, it’s time for drivers to take some risks in an attempt to move up the leader board. Kyosho’s Jared Tebo took a big chance by running his whole 10-minute qualifier without a pit stop. It’s been tried before, but results […]
WORLDS: Tebo Comes Out Swinging while Ronnefalk Caps Off the Day

WORLDS: Tebo Comes Out Swinging while Ronnefalk Caps Off the Day

The second day of qualifying is over and it had all the drama and excitement befitting a World Championship. With the top 39 drivers starting their qualifiers later in the day for round 3 (the top 39 are shuffled around uniformly in each day’s rounds so that no group has a distinct advantage), it was […]
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