Racers love to compete and it’s usually just for bowling trophies or bragging rights among pears, but the Tamiya Championship Series Finals takes things up a big notch by awarding winners in specified classes a trip to Japan for the Tamiya World Championships in November. Held at the Tamiya America racing facility in Aliso Viejo, [...]
All of Cavalieri’s vehicles were immaculately prepared, but his RC10B5M drew extra attention for the fact that it was the first major win for the chassis since it debuted over a year and a half ago. Here’s some of his major set-up details.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]