Event Coverage

Team Associated Sweep at Hot Rod Hobbies Shootout – Tessmann, Cavalieri and Maifield finish on top

It was definitely a hot one at this year’s Hot Rod Hobbies Shootout; not just the above-average temperatures but the racing as well. The spectators that only came on Sunday to watch the mains definitely dodged a bullet as Saturday qualifying saw 100+ degree sweltering heat. With many of the world’s best drivers in attendance [...]

Jul 22, 2013 Comments
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Maifield, Cavalieri, and Tessman TQ as Hot Rod Hobbies Shootout readies for A-Mains

Situated at the northern edge of Los Angeles County, the city of Santa Clarita is best known as the location of Six Flags Magic Mountain. For sixteen years it has also hosted the Hot Rod Hobbies Shootout, a local event that quickly turned into one of the biggest and most competitive electric off-road races in [...]

Jul 21, 2013 Comments
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2nd Annual Team Associated Top Gun Shootout – Saturday Qualifying

Do you have the need…for speed? You’re not the only one as racers once again brought the dogfight to Fightertown USA at this years Team Associated Top Gun Shootout. Now in its 2nd year running, this race gets its inspiration from the fact that the iconic 80’s movie, Top Gun, was filmed with in stone’s [...]

Jul 07, 2013 Comments
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Boca Bearing at RCX

RC Car Action‘s Aaron Waldron interviews Tommy Boothe from Boca Bearing to talk about the different products that Boca offers for RC hobbyists of all types. With bearings to fit many applications, like brushless motors and nitro engines in addition to car kits, available at different levels to suit your budget Boca had tons of [...]

Jun 18, 2013 Comments
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ROAR Fuel Off-Road Nats: Drake Takes Buggy, Tessman Tops in Truck

Nitro off-road racers wait all year to race in the Nationals. They spent five days at the track for less than an hour of practice, fewer than 30 minutes of qualifying, and just an hour and 45 minutes are all it takes to crown two National Champions. With the expanding prestige of a nitro off-road [...]

Jun 17, 2013 Comments
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2013 ROAR Fuel Off-Road Nationals – Fourth Round and Overall Qualifying Results

Two new names topped the final round of qualifying at this year’s ROAR Nationals; one continued a streak (four different TQ’s in Truck) and one halted a streak (Dakotah Phend TQ’d the first three rounds of Buggy, but a DNS allowed someone else to claim the stop spot). More importantly, the fourth round was the [...]

Jun 16, 2013 Comments
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2013 ROAR Fuel Off-Road Nationals – Third Round Results

The third round of any nitro off-road race is the most important. Unless you locked in two solid rounds on Day One, it’s imperative to do well on Saturday morning rather than risk relying on a flyer in the final chance to improve your points. With several top drivers struggling in at least one round [...]

Jun 15, 2013 Comments
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2013 ROAR Fuel Off-Road Nationals – Second Round Results

The ROAR Fuel Off-Road Nationals uses a driver’s two best rounds, determined by assigning points per position, to seed the main events. The easiest way for a racer to take the pressure off of himself early in the weekend? Put in two solid runs on Friday afternoon and get locked into Sunday’s final. Several of [...]

Jun 14, 2013 Comments
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