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Tekno Video Release of the SCT410

You must have been hiding under a rock if you haven’t yet heard about Tekno’s SC truck, the SCT410. We first told you about this truck when it was making it’s first appearances at the TOP GUN Shootout held at SDRC Raceway in SoCal; Tekno’s home track. RC Car Action’s Aaron Waldron recently Test Drove the [...]

May 06, 2013 Comments
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Exotek steering rack conversion kit for TLR 22, 22SCT, 22T

After many months of testing and tweaking, Exotek Racing is ready to release a totally redesigned steering system for the TLR 22 based type vehicles. Gone is the slider system in favor a dual bell cranks which will smooth out your steering. A lot of great products are a brewing at the Exotek camp, and this [...]

Apr 28, 2013 Comments
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2013 Silver State: Pro Buggy and Truck A-Mains; 90 minutes of action! [VIDEO]

Four days of nitro action all culminated into the A-Mains on the Sunday at the Silver State Nitro Challenge. In the days leading up to the mains brought some of the best weather this event has ever seen versus the horrible wind/rain/hail storms of years past. Although the temperature did rise and the winds did [...]

Apr 24, 2013 Comments
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Spy Shots: Avid Triad Slipper Clutch for Durango DEX210

AVID’s Triad Slipper Clutch has had much success since it’s recent debut and has found its way into the vehicles of RC’s top drivers. This killer slipper is now available for the Durango DEX210 and made its debut at last months running of the Cactus Classic in Arizona with much success and positive feedback from [...]

Apr 16, 2013 Comments
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Spy Shots: Exotek Carbon Fiber Chassis for Durango DEX210

I was recently able to visit Exotek’s design lair and managed to take spy shots of their soon to be released carbon fiber chassis for the Durango DEX210 1/10th scale 2wd buggy. This 2.5mm thick chassis is almost 35 grams lighter than the stock chassis. One of the features where Exotek’s out of the box thinking [...]

Apr 12, 2013 Comments
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Top Notch Series @ Redlands RC Raceway

The Top Notch Series or the TNS as most Southern Californian racers know it, has been having tremendous success and is becoming popular fixture in the SoCal race scene. It all started back in December at my home track SDRC Raceway, and has hit up popular tracks in the area that include Coyote Hobbies Raceway, [...]

Mar 13, 2013 Comments
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Durango DEX210/DESC210 Hop-Ups from EXOTEK Racing

Own a Durango DEX210 buggy or a DESC210 short course truck? Well here are a plethora of new hop-up parts available for your vehicles from Exotek Racing. In stock formation, these two Durango rigs already produce high performance handling on the track, but it doesn’t hurt to bling out your ride. Not only does Exotek [...]

Mar 13, 2013 Comments
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2013 Nitro Challenge – Pro Buggy A-Main Final + Ryan Maifield Interview [VIDEO]

As the sun was setting into the calm Phoenix desert landscape on the last day of the 2013 Dirt Nitro Challenge, things were not so calm on the track. Some of the best RC drivers in the world were getting ready to do battle against two foes; their competitors and the challenging track. The battle [...]

Feb 26, 2013 Comments
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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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