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Nuremberg News: 10 New Tamiya Cars Announced!

It’s Nuremberg Toy Fair time again, where the entire hobby and toy industry descends on Nuremberg, Germany to show off all their wares. Tamiya is always a big draw, and they’re kicking out their latest rides now with a lot of action on the TT-02 chassis, plus some stuff that can be best described as [...]

Jan 28, 2015 Comments
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TLR’s Ryan Maifield Wins the 2015 Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions

He’s always been one of the favorites, but TLR’s Ryan Maifield finally got his Reedy Race of Champions win. Held at OC/RC Raceway in Huntington Beach, California, the 21st running of the event has seen a small legendary group of winners over the years and now Maifield is one of them. Having come up short [...]

Jan 26, 2015 Comments
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Serpent Debuts New SRX-4 4WD Buggy at Reedy Race

There’s a lot to see at the Reedy Race and I was able to sneak a peak under the hood of Serpent’s Billy Easton’s 4WD SRX-4. Easton is a former IFMAR Electric World Champion, but spends his time working full time for Serpent as an engineer. He has been showing a lot of speed at [...]

Jan 25, 2015 Comments
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Hartson, Tebo, and Maifield Lead the Way After 2WD at Reedy Race

The 2WD Invitational buggy class is wrapped up with TLR’s Ryan Maifield, Team Associated’s Steven Hartson, and Kyosho’s Jaren Tebo all tied with the same amount of points. The next faze will be the 4WD Invitational buggy division and a different style of driving and approach will be needed. The atmosphere is electric (pun intended) [...]

Jan 24, 2015 Comments
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Tire Rules Are Pushed at the 2015 Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions

Like many other big races, the 2015 Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions uses controlled tires to help level the playing field and help with overall costs for the participants. Any 2.2″ wheel can be used, but only provided JConcepts 2WD tires and Pro-Line 4WD tires may be used. This mixture works pretty well, but [...]

Jan 24, 2015 Comments
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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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