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Top Gun Shootout @ SDRC Raceway [PHOTOS][VIDEO][RESULTS]

Top Gun Shootout @ SDRC Raceway [PHOTOS][VIDEO][RESULTS]

What an epic race this past weekend at SDRC Raceway! Why do they call it Top Gun Shootout? Well, SDRC is in Miramar California and right next door is the military base (back then it was Air Force, now its Marines) where they filmed Top Gun starring Tom Cruise. This was the first year this […]

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2012 Cactus Classic – Day 2 – Qualifying rds. 3&4

2012 Cactus Classic – Day 2 – Qualifying rds. 3&4

Qualifying for the 26th Annual Cactus Classic wrapped up tonight with another long day of spectacular racing. The track had some minor maintenance overnight and has held up quite well. Surface conditions are still grooving up more and traction is picking up as well. After 3 rounds of qualifying, Team Associated’s Ryan Cavalieri was on […]

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2012 Cactus Classic – Day 1 – Qualifying

2012 Cactus Classic – Day 1 – Qualifying

The 26th Annual Cactus Classic kicked off today in Scottsdale, Arizona at SRS Raceway. The weather couldn’t be any better with sun shining and a light breeze to help keep cool. The track is one that is typically ran wet during the year, but for the Cactus race they run it dry and let it […]
2012 JBRL Electric Series Round 1 Coverage – OC/RC Raceway

2012 JBRL Electric Series Round 1 Coverage – OC/RC Raceway

This last weekend was the opening round of the 2012 JBRL Electric racing series. The JBRL is an 8 race, monthly series put on by Jimmy Babcock. Each race is held at a different track all over Southern California. This last weekend’s event was at OC/RC in Huntington Beach, California. OC/RC is one of the […]

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2012 Dirt Nitro Challenge Day 5 – Buggy Mains

2012 Dirt Nitro Challenge Day 5 – Buggy Mains

Its Sunday, and the final day of events at the 2012 Dirt Nitro Challenge. Buggy mains will be running all day and finish with the Pro Buggy A-main this evening. Fresh off of a victory yesterday in the Pro Truggy finals, Hot Bodies driver, Ty Tessmann will lead the pro field into the first corner […]
2012 Dirt Nitro Challenge Day 4 – Truggy Mains

2012 Dirt Nitro Challenge Day 4 – Truggy Mains

The final round of buggy qualifying wrapped up just after midnight. Truggy mains start this morning where Team Associated’s Ryan Maifield reigns as top qualifier after TQing round 2 and 3 on Thursday. TLR’s veteran, Adam Drake looks to be on point after a trio of consistent runs putting him 3rd on the starting grid. […]

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2012 Dirt Nitro Challenge – Full 5-Day Coverage

2012 Dirt Nitro Challenge – Full 5-Day Coverage

For 13 years now, one racing event has in one form or another evolved into the 1/8 nitro season opener, otherwise known as The Nitro Challenge.If you miss this event, you miss a lot. RC Car Action brings you on-site coverage from this years' event
2012 Dirt Nitro Challenge Day 3 Coverage – Buggy Qualifying

2012 Dirt Nitro Challenge Day 3 Coverage – Buggy Qualifying

In store for us today are 3 rounds of buggy qualifying. A much larger crowd for the buggy classes makes up for 25 heats and a long day in the sun. The track is starting to show its wounds from the behemoth truggies punishing it all day yesterday. The whoops/rhythm section is evolving as bumpers […]

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2012 Dirt Nitro Challenge Day 2 Coverage – Truggy Qualifying

2012 Dirt Nitro Challenge Day 2 Coverage – Truggy Qualifying

Let the racing begin! It’s another beautiful morning in Goodyear, Arizona with the sweet scent of nitro exhaust in the air. Today holds 3 rounds of Truggy qualifying. The best 2 out of 3 will count towards the racers seeding for the mains on Saturday. Practice wrapped up late last night with a lot of […]
The Dirt Nitro Challenge 2012 – PHOTOS – VIDEOS – COVERAGE

The Dirt Nitro Challenge 2012 – PHOTOS – VIDEOS – COVERAGE

Racing is very much a seasonal affair and during the winter months, and racers hang up their 1/8-scale nitro vehicles either to change the pace of their racing to meet the winter demands or simply take a break. As temperatures rise, cob webs are quickly dusted off vehicles, and credit cards begin their fitness routine […]
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