Event Coverage

Cactus Classic: The Rebirth of the Stadium Truck?

Short-course trucks have enjoyed great popularity over the past few years, but many feel that could be changing.  With many modern tracks seeing higher and higher grip, driving a short-course truck with their inherent characteristic of rolling and swaying makes them hard to drive when there is already an abundance of traction. In response, drivers [...]

Mar 13, 2015 Comments
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Durango Previews New Models at Cactus Classic

Team Durango displayed their new lineup coming out in early April of 2015. The new Durango vehicles are only a tease and I wasn’t able to look under their hoods, but they are all new platforms and not just a new freshening up of older models. The DNX8 is their 1/8-scale nitro buggy and I [...]

Mar 12, 2015 Comments
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Cactus Classic: Stock Racers Get Creative To Shave Grams and Lap Times

Stock racing has always been a very popular and competitive class, but with the rhythm section in the center of the track being so critical, racers are resorting to some very creative ways to gain an edge. Working within the rules, racers are pushing batteries, motors, drivetrains, suspension and other tweaks in order to make [...]

Mar 12, 2015 Comments
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Cactus Classic: The Tire Wars Have Begun

At any big race, tires are always a hot topic and this year’s Cactus Classic is no different.  What usually takes racers a lot of elbow grease and tire-tuning knowledge to craft sets perfectly suited for the track, has been circumvented by the introduction of production slicks. Pro-Line, JConcepts and AKA are at the event [...]

Mar 11, 2015 Comments
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Cactus Classic: The Southwest Event Kicks Off with Practice

The long week at the Cactus Classic held at SRS Raceway in Arizona is under way. It’s only practice, but already the fast guys are making their mark. The first thing drivers are confronted with is the track. The surface is very unusual and the best way to describe the clay is like the stuff [...]

Mar 11, 2015 Comments
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TLR’s Maifield and HB/HPI’s David Ronnefalk take Pro Buggy and Truggy at The 2015 Dirt Nitro Challnge.

Monday morning and the dust has settled at the 16th annual Dirt Nitro Challenge held in Goodyear, Arizona. With epic battles throughout the weekend on each of the three Nitro Challenge tracks (1/5, 1/8, 1/10) some drivers came home with glory and the rest in defeat. The prized podiums as always came from the big [...]

Feb 23, 2015 Comments
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Serpent Ups Their 1/12 Scale Game With S120 LTR

You can always count on Serpent to produce top-quality on-roaders, and the brand best known for its 1/8 scale pavement weapons makes a heck of a 1/12 scale carpet-cutter as well. The S120 is the latest, and as you can see in the photos below, it’s a first-class machine. Says Serpent, “Focus on development has [...]

Feb 04, 2015 Comments
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SWORKz S102 2WD Buggy – Nuremberg News

SWORKz has officially entered the 2WD buggy wars with the S102, which ticks off all the features you’d expect of a modern competition buggy and adds an SWORKz spin. Literally, in the case of the transmission, which uses a “simple gear insert” to allow a mid-motor or rear-motor configuration without swapping transmissions or chassis. No [...]

Feb 03, 2015 Comments
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