Joel Navarro’s Blog

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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Build: Tamiya DB02 Leonis 1/10th 4wd Electric Buggy

I just received the Tamiya DB02 Leonis 4wd buggy from the RC Car Action home office and it’s time for another kit build! I’ve seen a few of the TRF guys around SoCal tracks running this buggy with great success and had nothing but positive things to say. The biggest hype surrounding the Leonis is [...]

Feb 15, 2013 Comments
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Reedy Race of Champions – 4wd Invitational Rounds 3, 4, 5 and 6. 70 minutes of racing action! [VIDEO]

The final day of the Reedy Off-Road Race of Champions brought arguably the tightest fight for the title in Reedy Race history. It was a sprint to the trophy between Associated’s Ryan Cavalieri and TLR’s Dustin Evans. Cavalieri was able to take the overall win and Reedy Race title by the narrowest of margins. Check out [...]

Jan 31, 2013 Comments
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Reedy Race of Champions – 4wd Invitational Rounds 1 and 2 [VIDEO]

The racing was as close as ever on Saturday in the Invitational division. This second day of competition marked the start of the 4wd class and many of the worlds top drivers put down the fastest laps of the weekend. The final rounds of 4wd are going on as I type this and they will [...]

Jan 27, 2013 Comments
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Reedy Race of Champions – Saturday Photo Gallery

The 2013 Reedy International Offroad Race of Champions just wrapped up its second day of action packed racing and Saturday’s results are in the books. The RCCA team is hard at work gathering event coverage that includes photos, race video and the latest soon-to-be-release new products. Here’s a quick photo gallery of the day’s events. [...]

Jan 27, 2013 Comments
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Top Notch Series – Round 1 @ SDRC Raceway, San Diego

If you’re a regular racer in the SoCal area, you know there are a handful of points race series race programs that attract the locals that include current and past world champions. Erik “Notch” Johnson is the latest mastermind creator of such a racing series called Top Notch Series (TNS). This season’s race series will [...]

Dec 28, 2012 Comments
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Uncovered – New Tekno RC SCT410 1/10th 4WD Short Course Truck

At last weekend’s Top Notch Series season opener at SDRC, Tekno RC’s home track, we caught a few snapshots of the brand’s new 4WD short course truck called the SCT410 (the naming convention following their electric 1/8-scale buggy, the EB48). Rather than simply converting the EB48 for short course duty, the crew at TKRC has [...]

Dec 06, 2012 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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