Futaba – OS Engine Nitro Challenge DAY 3 Coverage

Sunday’s racing action was wicked as people and gear battled against the high temperatures and humidity, as well as the close wheel-to-wheel track action.  Engine flameouts were unfortunately a part of the game today, as the weather seeming to make it difficult for driver to keep the fires lit.  It was a long, busy day [...]

Jul 18, 2011 Comments
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Futaba – OS Engine Nitro Challenge DAY 2 On-Site Coverage

2011 Futaba / OS Engines Nitro Challenge – Dirt Burners July 16, 2011  Kirkwook, MO Today at the Futaba – OS Engines Nitro Challenge, qualifying was the name of the game.  The Dirt Burners crew kept the program moving smooth.  With 260 entries, each round took about four hours.  Classes include nitro buggy and nitro [...]

Jul 17, 2011 Comments
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Futaba – OS Engine 2011 Nitro Challenge On-Site Coverage

Our contributor Eric Schutt is on location in St. Louis, MO at the Dirtburners RC facility for the 2011 Futaba Nitro Challenge.  Here is his first report: ——————————————————————- 2011 Futaba / OS Engines Nitro Challenge – Dirt Burners July 15, 2011  Kirkwook, MO www.dirtburners.org Eric Schutt here on the scene on behalf of RC Car [...]

Jul 16, 2011 Comments
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Traxxas Captain’s Curse RTR Monster Truck

Traxxas, the Official Hobby Class Radio Control Truck of Monster Jam, has announced the release of its latest Monster Jam model: Captain’s Curse! Fully assembled and Ready-to-Race®, this officially licensed 1/10-scale model features pre-applied decals that precisely duplicate the full-size monster machine, and molded roll-bars over the bed for completely authentic styling. New tires developed specifically [...]

Jul 15, 2011 Comments
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Traxxas Goes LiPo

While no official press release has been issued, we have the scoop on Traxxas’ upcoming lineup of LiPo packs. More info will come with the official release, but we can tell you that these packs are engineered by Traxxas and come wired with Traxxas’ proprietary high current connectors. 2- and 3-cell packs in a variety of [...]

Jul 14, 2011 Comments
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Is RC’s Greatest Rivalry Back?

Simply put rivalries add excitement. But, they actually do far more than that. Think of the Red Sox vs. Yankees, or Giants vs. Dodgers for you west coasters. They take what is a game and turn it into a battle. In RC, the greatest and most heated rivalry of all time is Team Associated vs. [...]

Jul 14, 2011 Comments
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Traxxas Red LED Light Kit for Grave Digger Monster Truck

We knew they were coming and now it’s official. Traxxas’ Officially Licensed Grave Digger reaches an even higher level of realism with glowing headlights! The sinister red-eyed stare of the full-size truck is duplicated by bright red LEDs that are powered by the truck’s on-board battery—no additional power source required. The 5mm LEDs and their [...]

Jul 13, 2011 Comments
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Hot Rod Hobbies 14th Annual Shootout: Viper RC Wins With New VSTXL 5.5 550 Motor

We first reported last month that Viper was coming out with a new 550 motor, and before it is even released to the public it has claimed its first major victory.  Read on for more info about the big win. Last weekend would present some of the hottest racing of the summer on and off [...]

Jul 13, 2011 Comments
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