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The latest from RC’s biggest races, most important shows, and other hobby happenings

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 […]
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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Traxxas T-Maxx Awards

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2016 U.S. Indoor Champs: Thanksgiving and RC Racing

2016 U.S. Indoor Champs: Thanksgiving and RC Racing

The U.S. Indoor Champs, or commonly referred to as the Cleveland Indoor Champs, once again drew together some of the best drivers over the Thanksgiving weekend to do battle on the carpet on-road track. The long-standing race has been gaining back some of its momentum and this year saw big crowds compete for trophies. In […]
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 […]
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 […]
Xray’s Bruno Coelho Wins 2016 IIC Vegas [VIDEO]

Xray’s Bruno Coelho Wins 2016 IIC Vegas [VIDEO]

The 2016 IIC (International Indoor Championships) recently took place at the Westgate Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on October 2-8. It may have been overshadowed by the IFMAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road World Championships running simultaneously down the street at RC Tracks of Las Vegas, but it still brought together some of the best on-road […]

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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, […]
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 […]

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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 […]
WORLDS: New Products from AKA and JConcepts

WORLDS: New Products from AKA and JConcepts

Some more new product in the pits at the 2016 IFMAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road World Championships. This time from manufacturers AKA, and JConcepts. Aren’t the pros lucky, they get to use the newest and best products and sometimes aren’t even available yet to the public. Check it out.
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