Event Coverage

2015 ROAR EP Off-Road Nationals: Cavalieri Dominates by Taking 4 Wins!

Winning a National title is something many drivers strive to do in a career. If they TQ, it’s even better, but how about TQ’ing, winning a title in the first two mains in the triple a-main format, and doing it four times in as many classes? Yep, that just happened and elevates this driver to [...]

Aug 09, 2015 Comments
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2015 ROAR EP Off-Road Nationals: Final Day is Under Way

The final day of the 2015 ROAR EP Off-Road Nationals has started with triple a-mains scheduled throughout the day. The event has been dominated by Ryan Cavalieri who is sitting on the pole in all of his classes including 2WD and 4WD buggy, stadium truck and short course truck. The track is grippy and the [...]

Aug 09, 2015 Comments
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2015 ROAR EP Off-Road Nationals: The Pudge Show

With three rounds in the books and one to go, qualifying is heating up with hopes slowly dashed among some, panic setting in for others and smiles for a lucky few. One driver who is putting in a dominant performance is Team Associated’s Ryan “Pudge” Cavalieri. He’s locked down TQ in 4WD buggy and leads [...]

Aug 08, 2015 Comments
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2015 ROAR EP Off-Road Nationals: Plenty of Things to See

The ROAR Nationals is a serious event for drivers and manufacturers, and it’s common to see new and innovative technology either being introduced or tested in prototype form. However, these items aren’t always for the general public, so information is often only speculative at best. Here’s a taste of some of the things at the [...]

Aug 07, 2015 Comments
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2015 ROAR EP Off-Road Nationals: Things Get Going with a Challenging Track

The 2015 ROAR Nationals is under way and hosted by SRS Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona. This premiere track has already gained a reputation for some of the most unusual high-bite traction for dirt/clay anywhere. Experienced by drivers at the Cactus Classic, this fairly new facility is part of the Hobbytown USA franchise and spares no [...]

Aug 07, 2015 Comments
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Reedy Outdoor Champs Restores ‘Real Dirt’ to Off-Road—Should This Be The Standard?

The just-announced Reedy Outdoor Off-Road Race of Champions (November 20-22, Hot Rod Hobbies in Saugus, CA) promises “a watered track surface [that] brings back major off-road racing as it began with roost and pin tires.” This is a reaction to the current state of electric off-road racing, which is ruled by high bite tracks with [...]

Aug 03, 2015 Comments
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ROAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Nats: Tessmann Sweeps!

Mains day was the day of reckoning as the racers prepared to do battle and to do right what they might have done wrong in qualifying. Starting up front for both classes was Ty Tessmann and he was determined to turn his top qualifying spots into National Titles. Here’s how it all went down. Truggy [...]

Jun 22, 2015 Comments
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ROAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Nats: Inside Ty Tessmann’s Rides

If you think you’re going to find a bunch of custom or prototype parts under the hood of Tessmann’s rocket rides, you would be wrong. Other than a couple hop-up parts, Ty Tessmann is running stock vehicles you can buy at your local hobby shop today. What is not included in the box is world [...]

Jun 21, 2015 Comments
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