Aaron Waldron’s Blog

FAST LAPS: Young Team Associated standout wins in B5 debut, and Pro-Line takes a few lucky racers to school!

The busy winter for the RC racing scene continued last week with the kickoff to the JConcepts Indoor National Series, along with more news on the biggest story of 2013 – the new Team Associated B5 buggy. Tamiya managed to sneak in a new buggy under everyone’s noses, and Pro-Line gave ten driver/mechanic teams from [...]

Feb 10, 2014 Comments
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A brand new brand, and my thoughts on the gasoline revolution

Several stories that could directly impact the racing side of our hobby have surfaced in the last couple of weeks, prompting me to share my thoughts on two of them specifically – a new brand called Schelle Racing Innovations, headed by famed car designer Kurt Wenger, and the introduction of Losi’s new gasoline-powered LST XXL-2 [...]

Feb 03, 2014 Comments
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WATCH: Over 100 Minutes of Reedy-Race Action, Plus Winner Interviews

This past weekend’s 20th running of the Reedy International Race of Champions lived up to the hype worthy of such a milestone for RC’s most exciting and prestigious races. Two of the fastest young guns earned the most important wins of their careers in the Open classes, while the 12-round Invitational cage match between the [...]

Jan 28, 2014 Comments
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FAST LAPS: Mike Truhe Leaves TLR for Serpent, and Ryan Maifield Cleans Up in Ohio

Welcome to Fast Laps, the new online weekly racing column here at RCCarAction.com. Each Monday I’ll discuss what’s going on in the world of RC competition, whether it’s reflecting on the previous weekend’s big event, talking about the state of the industry, or commenting on breaking news. We’re just a few days away from the [...]

Jan 20, 2014 Comments
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Moving On – The Reedy Race of Champions Heads Across Town

The RC racing world was shocked to learn that West Coast RC Raceway, host of last year’s ROAR Electric Off-Road Super Nationals as well as the last three years of the resurgent Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions, closed its doors for good on  Tuesday, August 27. WCRC was the home track of many SoCal-area [...]

Sep 17, 2013 Comments
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When Electronics Attack

I’m beyond spoiled to have a comfortable indoor track within a 30-minute drive from my house, and the local RC community is lucky to not only have a place to race, but an owner who listens to his customers and genuinely cares about making the most of his business. In order to make the track [...]

Aug 02, 2013 Comments
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Where does your loyalty lie?

While at Petco Park for a Padres game last week, I had a moment of clarity in between bouts of yelling at the guy a few rows behind me. We weren’t so different, he and I: hot dog in hand, sipping a cold drink and enjoying America’s oldest sport, and yet despite the fact that [...]

Jul 05, 2013 Comments
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The bitter disappointment of losing

Last night I performed the RC version of a soccer player’s greatest acting gig: flopping and writhing in pain in order to draw a foul when he knows that he’s been beat. You’ve seen it on TV – the forward stays onside long enough to get the lob pass from midfield, fails to outrun the [...]

Jun 20, 2013 Comments
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Aaron Waldron aaronw

About the author

Associate Editor Since receiving my first hobby-grade RC car as a holiday present from my father nearly 20 years ago, I've been fortunate enough to meet more people and experience more opportunities through the adventures I've had in the RC industry than I would've ever imagined. I've done it all - from working at a hobby shop, to being a factory sponsored racer, to working for some of the biggest brands in the industry. I've enjoyed each and every one of the dozens of kits I've built, hundreds of events I've attended, and thousands of laps that I've logged at race tracks around the world, and my passion is to share those experiences with other hobbyists so that they may find fulfillment in their own RC careers.
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