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Kyosho Ultima SC6 Online Build

Kyosho’s hot new short course racer, the Ultima SC6 just landed in my lap and it’s time to build it. The SC6 is the next in latest line of racecar platform that is derived from their World Championship winning buggy, the RB6. After taking a quick look through the box and browsing through the instruction [...]

Sep 02, 2014 Comments by
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2014 Tamiya Championship Series: Japan or Bust!

Would you like to win an all expenses paid trip to Japan? Well yes, of course you do, but you will have to work for it. This is what racers did this past weekend at the 2014 Tamiya North American Finals. The Tamiya Championship Series or TCS is now in its 20th year running and [...]

Sep 02, 2014 Comments by
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Exclusive Coverage + Video: 2013 ROAR On-Road Fuel Nats

Radio Operated Auto Racing, or ROAR, holds Nationals events for a variety of classes every year to determine who is fastest in the land. This past weekend, the On-road Fuel Nationals was hosted by the Greater Los Angeles R/C Racing Club (GLARCRC) featuring  the super fast 1/8th-Scale Open class, 1/8th-Scale Masters, and the 1/10th-Scale Open [...]

Sep 17, 2013 Comments by
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Sidewinder Nitro Explosion: Drake and Moller win big for TLR and Kyosho [VIDEO]

Labor day weekend is always a holiday of relaxation when families often take their last trips and vacations of summer, but for some it’s a bit more serious than that. Many racers made the trip to this year’s Sidewinder Nitro Explosion that was held on Labor Day weekend to do battle on the track. Now [...]

Sep 03, 2013 Comments by
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Total Domination by Team Associated at Hot Rod Hobbies Shootout – Watch the A-Mains here!

It is always an amazing experience to attend a major RC race and watch some of the best drivers in the world perform at the highest level of competition. Throw into the mix a super high bite track, such as the one at Hot Rod Hobbies Shootout where finding traction isn’t an issue, and watching [...]

Jul 25, 2013 Comments by
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Team Associated Sweep at Hot Rod Hobbies Shootout – Tessmann, Cavalieri and Maifield finish on top

It was definitely a hot one at this year’s Hot Rod Hobbies Shootout; not just the above-average temperatures but the racing as well. The spectators that only came on Sunday to watch the mains definitely dodged a bullet as Saturday qualifying saw 100+ degree sweltering heat. With many of the world’s best drivers in attendance [...]

Jul 22, 2013 Comments by
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Cavalieri, Hartson and Olson Score Associated Top Gun Shootout Wins–Watch the A-Mains here!

The mains have been ran, the dust has settled and winners have emerged to collect their cash payouts. The final day of the racing weekend started out with the lower mains; the racers who missed being in the show by mere seconds and were still striving to collect the elusive cash purse by trying to bump [...]

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2nd Annual Team Associated Top Gun Shootout – Saturday Qualifying

Do you have the need…for speed? You’re not the only one as racers once again brought the dogfight to Fightertown USA at this years Team Associated Top Gun Shootout. Now in its 2nd year running, this race gets its inspiration from the fact that the iconic 80’s movie, Top Gun, was filmed with in stone’s [...]

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About the author

Joel Navarro fell in love with RC since the age of 11 with the Tamiya Grasshopper being his first RC car. Little did he know that the his favorite RC magazine back in 1987, RC Car Action, would be the magazine he works for now. Joel received his AA in photography and in addition to being a West Coast Editor for RC Car Action magazine, he is a professional wedding and portrait photographer in the Southern California and San Diego area. During the winter, Joel is also a snowboard instructor in Big Bear, Ca. Joel is active in the RC community and regularly races all over the SoCal area. His home tracks are SDRC Raceway, West Coast RC Raceway, OCRC Raceway, and parking lot racing in San Diego.
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