Joel Navarro’s Blog

Top Gun Shootout [Cash Payouts to the winners!] @ SDRC Raceway, June 2nd & 3rd

This race is going to be sick! I received word that its filling up fast. They’re limited to 200 entries, so get your entry in quick! – Joel Navarro

Jun 05, 2012 Comments
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Durango DEX210 Test Drive [VIDEO]

You can check out the full review of this awesome buggy in the June 2012 issue of Radio Control Car Action. You can also check out the build on the Durango DEX210 in my blog on the www.rccaraction.com . I tested the DEX210 at SDRC Raceway in Miramar, Ca. Check out all this track has to offer [...]

Jun 05, 2012 Comments
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Building the Associated TC6.1 Sedan

It’s been a little while since I have reviewed an onroad car and with the brand spanking new Associated TC6.1 landing in my lap for a review, you could have guess that I am feeling more than ecstatic on getting this rig on the track. As with most serious racers, which includes me, I prefer a new [...]

Feb 29, 2012 Comments
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Diggity Designs upgrade parts for Durango DEX210

While doing the test drive on the Durango DEX210 2wd 1/10th electric buggy at SDRC Raceway in San Diego CA, I was working with Team Durango driver Steve Butts, I noticed his DEX210 had some nice hop up parts on it. Of course I asked where he got all his trick parts and Steve said [...]

Feb 13, 2012 Comments
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Lets build the Durango DEX210 2wd electric buggy!

I’m reviewing the new Durango DEX210 2wd 1/10th scale electric buggy and I received in the mail the other day. I thought I would take you with me step by step in assembling this rig. I went ahead and reviewed the kit manual and did a little research on the DEX210 on Durango’s website, which [...]

Dec 08, 2011 Comments
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Participate in your local Toys 4 Tots Race!

If you’re obsessed with RC like me and have been for many years, you already know how many personal rewards and benefits it comes with. So with this in mind, I find myself thinking that if RC can give me so much satisfaction in my life, giving some of these rewards back is the least I can [...]

Nov 19, 2011 Comments
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Can an RTR be competitive at the track?

Why yes it can be! Recently I’ve had the chance to borrow one of the Kyosho Ultima SC’s from SDRC Raceway (www.sdrcraceway.com) that they use in the Learn-To-Drive program they have to teach kids about RC, and give it a go on their awesome track for a couple of race days. Some of the necessary [...]

Nov 16, 2011 Comments
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Spy Shots! EXOTEK Aluminum LCG Chassis for the Associated SC10 4X4

On my last outing at SDRC Raceway in San Diego, Ca (sdrcraceway.com/), I caught up with Exotek (www.exotekracing.com), which was testing their new LCG (low center of gravity) chassis for the Associated SC10 4×4. At 5 oz heavier than the stock chassis, it’s adding stability and traction to this SC that is sometimes considered “too [...]

Oct 27, 2011 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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