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2015 Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions Heats Up

The 2015 Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions is well under way and already the favorites are making their mark. At first glance the layout looked fairly easy, but the mix of timing necessary for the jumps has made for some challenging driving. Held at OC/RC Raceway in Southern California, the dirt at the famous [...]

Jan 24, 2015 Comments
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The Sauce Situation: Do We Need Tighter Rules For Traction Compounds?

If you race, you’ve probably been aware of a pretty serious issue going on. It’s dangerous, often smells terrible and can leave you with headaches, foul clothing or even worse. I’m talking about tire sauce. The origins of the use of tire sauce were probably first introduced in on-road and used on rubber and foam [...]

Jan 19, 2015 Comments
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2014 IFMAR Touring and 1/12 Worlds: Naoto Matsukura and Marc Rheinard Take Titles with Yokomo & CRC

The 2014 IFMAR Electric On-Road World Championships wrapped up this weekend with 1/12 scale pan cars racing on carpet in the Minnreg R/C Club in Largo earlier in the week and then touring cars on the outdoor asphalt track of Full Throttle Raceway in Kissimmee later on. Naoto Matsukura showed his flexibility and talent by piloting [...]

Oct 14, 2014 Comments
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Tessmann Works Hard to Claim His First Worlds!

Sometimes a win is even sweeter when you have to work for it. Ty Tessmann didn’t make things easy for himself when he first started the final main. The Canadian driver had been dominant all the way through qualifying, but started second behind a very fast Ryan Maifield who was gaining momentum and looking sharp. [...]

Sep 27, 2014 Comments
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Drama in the Semi-Finals at the Worlds

It’s easy to follow the races by looking at lap times, but the real drama often happens away from the clocks. The two semi-finals are as far as your top 16 qualifying will take you, and it can be anything but prewritten. You still have to drive your car in to the big event. There [...]

Sep 27, 2014 Comments
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Ryan Maifield’s TLR 8IGHT 3.0 at the Worlds

Ryan Maifield recently caused a big stir when he switched sponsors to race for the highly respected TLR racing team. The talented driver has already been enjoying some great success with some of the company’s vehicles, but hasn’t really been tested with his TLR 8IGHT 3.0 on a world stage until now. Ryan isn’t one [...]

Sep 27, 2014 Comments
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Today We Crown a World Champion

It’s been a long road to this day. With practice and qualifying finished and lower mains in the books, it’s been a week and a half for those in attendance. Along the way there’s been frustration, exhilaration, heartbreak and joy. Now comes the real deal. The top qualifiers start directly in to the semi-final mains [...]

Sep 27, 2014 Comments
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Hot Shots: 90+ Pics From the IFMAR Worlds in Italy

The racing at this year’s IFMAR Worlds in Messina, Italy is more competitive than ever. An extremely technical track along with changing conditions has tested the drivers and made the level of driving higher than ever. My camera has been going nonstop with thousands of images. Tomorrow is the big mains with the lower mains [...]

Sep 26, 2014 Comments
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