Could Ty Tessmann Beat You With a Grasshopper?

Answer: probably not. That’s not meant to besmirch Ty’s driving skills (they’re un-besmirchable) or the Tamiya Grasshopper (it’s fun, but hardly a race car). But it does serve as an object lesson for how a driver’s success is dependent not only on his or her skills, but also the capabilities of their car. At the [...]

Jun 24, 2015 Comments
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REDS Racing Expands Its Line With New TX120 Speed Control

REDS Racing isknown for producing nitro power and now the team there is shifting gears and hitting the eclectic side of things. We don’t know much about this speed control at this time (this is only a teaser) but it looks like they are hitting the 1/10-scale on and off-road market. Looks like a pretty [...]

Jun 24, 2015 Comments
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This RC Lego F1 Build Will Blow Your Mind [VIDEO]

Hat tip to Jalopnik for turning us on to this awesome Lego Ferrari 248 F1 car. It’s a custom job by prolific builder “Sariel,” not an off the shelf kit, which makes it even more impressive. Better yet, it’s radio control! In addition to the usual throttle and steering capabilities, the car features a shift-on-the-fly transmission, articulated [...]

Jun 22, 2015 Comments
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ROAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Nats: Tessmann Sweeps!

Mains day was the day of reckoning as the racers prepared to do battle and to do right what they might have done wrong in qualifying. Starting up front for both classes was Ty Tessmann and he was determined to turn his top qualifying spots into National Titles. Here’s how it all went down. Truggy [...]

Jun 22, 2015 Comments
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Tom Meents Double Backflips Maximum Destruction, Front End Receives Maximum Destruction [VIDEO]

Five tons of monster truck flipping twice in the air? That is nuts. You gotta give it up to Tom Meents for having the guts to basically drive head on into a wall for this stunt. I’ll just watch from the stands, thank you. Fast-forward to 0:15 if you can’t wait fifteen seconds for the [...]

Jun 21, 2015 Comments
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ROAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Nats: Inside Ty Tessmann’s Rides

If you think you’re going to find a bunch of custom or prototype parts under the hood of Tessmann’s rocket rides, you would be wrong. Other than a couple hop-up parts, Ty Tessmann is running stock vehicles you can buy at your local hobby shop today. What is not included in the box is world [...]

Jun 21, 2015 Comments
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ROAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Nats: Ty Tessmann TQs Buggy & Truggy

The action at the 2015 1/8 Scale Nitro Nationals has been as hot as the daily 100-degree weather and with a lot of the world’s fastest drivers are in attendance, the racing is super close with one big factor that a lot of drivers faced; the Tessmann factor. HB/HPI driver, Ty Tessmann has been on [...]

Jun 21, 2015 Comments
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Got Monster Truck? Send Us Your Pics!

We’re revving up another Monster Trucks special issue, and we want to see your machine in the mag. Send your best shots to readersrides@airage.com, and be sure to include the details about your build. Need photo tips? Just  click here. Here are the trucks that made the cut for our last issue–click to enlarge.

Jun 20, 2015 Comments
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