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2013 Nitro Challenge – Day One Recap

The 14th annual The Dirt Nitro Challenge got off to a strange start, with a storm bringing rain and snow (yes, snow in Arizona) to the track surface and cancelling Wednesday’s practice before the first round was completed. Rain is not at all unusual for this race, which has been plagued with strange weather over [...]

Feb 22, 2013 Comments
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The Dirt Nitro Challenge

This is the fourteenth time that the calendar of notable RC races kicks off with the biggest nitro offroad race of the year, The Dirt Nitro Challenge. Held in Arizona since 2007, and for the second time at the Fear Farm in Phoenix, the Nitro Challenge consistently draws record breaking crowds with incredible track layouts [...]

Feb 21, 2013 Comments
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Spotted: Trinity “Bee” LiPos

These new LiPos debuted at the 2013 Snowbird Nationals last week. Trinity said these 1S packs will retail for $26.50 and come available with either bullet or Deans connectors. They will be available online at Trinity’s website later this month. If you like this article, check out this additional article on Trinity.

Feb 04, 2013 Comments
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Saturday: Last Chance Qualifiers and B-main Bump ‘n Runs

Saturday at the Snowbird Nationals brings mixed emotions from the racers. On one hand, everyone gets one more qualifier to improve their times. However, this also gives their competitors a shot to out qualify them. Regardless, the spectators get a phenomenal show as the B-main bump ‘n runs get underway. A recent Snowbirds tradition, the [...]

Feb 03, 2013 Comments
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Snowbird Nationals 2013 – Friday Recap

All Business In The Ballroom All the participants here at the 19th annual Snowbird Nationals are now in “serious” mode as we cross over the halfway point en route to the big show on Sunday. In both on-road and oval, racers tried desperately to get into the top 9 of their respective classes to avoid the dreaded [...]

Feb 02, 2013 Comments
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Snowbird Nationals 2013 – Thursday Recap

Words by Greg Sharpe Photos by Greg Rojna of RCActionPics.com Thursday: The excuses end as the racing begins At 7am this morning, on-road racing officially got under way for what is always the long day for these classes. On-road runs two rounds of qualifying in a row each year on Thursday, while oval only runs [...]

Feb 01, 2013 Comments
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Snowbird Nationals 2013 – Wednesday Recap

Words by Greg Sharpe Photos by Greg Rojna of RCActionPics.com Controlled Practice, Controlled Chaos The last full day of practice at the 19th annual Snowbird Nationals saw the racers get one round of practice organized into their qualifying heats. This structure prepared everyone for the challenge that lay ahead by putting them along side the [...]

Feb 01, 2013 Comments
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Reedy Race of Champions – 4wd Invitational Rounds 3, 4, 5 and 6. 70 minutes of racing action! [VIDEO]

The final day of the Reedy Off-Road Race of Champions brought arguably the tightest fight for the title in Reedy Race history. It was a sprint to the trophy between Associated’s Ryan Cavalieri and TLR’s Dustin Evans. Cavalieri was able to take the overall win and Reedy Race title by the narrowest of margins. Check out [...]

Jan 31, 2013 Comments
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