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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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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 […]
Is IFMAR’s New 2S LiPo Rule for 1/12-Scale Modified Too Fast? [VIDEO]

Is IFMAR’s New 2S LiPo Rule for 1/12-Scale Modified Too Fast? [VIDEO]

1/12-scale pan cars are extremely fast and modified takes a level of skill that only a few drivers in the world possess. Gone are the days where drivers have to manage their batteries to make the full eight-minute runs. Today’s brushless motors and LiPo battery technology put out so much power and have so much […]

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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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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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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 […]
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 […]
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