New Industry Standard

For a long time Competition Electronic’s Turbomatcher 4 has been the standard for battery matching. Competition Electronics has announced what will no doubt be the new standard. Besides a new look, the Turbomatcher 8 has a long list of new features. More here.

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Finally–RC dirt bikes are here!

This is no toy. It’s called the ARX540 and it’s made by AR Racing. It’s 1/4-scale and powered by a brushless motor and LiPo battery combo. It’s fast, it really works and it can jump. Yes, we all want one. More info, photos and links to videos here.

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Losi & Associated score at The Dirt

The Annual “The Dirt” Nitro Challenge took place at the Nitro Pit in Wittmann, Arizona. In Pro Gas Truck, Team Associated’s Ryan Maifield took the win, but faced a heavy challenge from teammate Jared Tebo…more

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Traxxas Makes Quad Connection

Suzuki superstar Doug Gust has hooked up with Traxxas to promote the brand’s monster trucks to the huge quad scene. Naturally, the idea is to get them into T-Maxxes and Revos, but this sort of promotion is great not just for Traxxas but for everyone in the RC biz.

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Cody King & Ryan Lutz sign with Sirio and KO Propo

Young guns Cody King and Ryan Lutz who both race for Kyosho America will be running Sirio engines and KO Propo radio gear in ’07. More info here.

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Kyosho and Sirio Score at Winternats

Kyosho and Sirio dominated the 1/8 scale class at the 2007 Winternats. Josh Cyrul took the TQ honors in 1/8 with Chris Tosolini close behind. As always, the Ft. Myers track is a fuel mileage race in qualifying but Josh solved the puzzle by getting it done in one tank… (more)

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Associated announces new 1/8-scale buggy and race team

The RC8 is now official. Team Associated has announced that the much anticipated AE brand 1/8-scale buggy is on the way. No real specifics yet, but they have also announced which pros will be make up the team fielding the RC8. Keep checking back for more information. More info here.

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SpeedMerchant Sweeps the ’07 On-road Carpet Nationals

SpeedMerchant won all three 1/12-scale classes at this year’s ROAR On-road Carpet Nationals. Donny Lia won stock, Ray Darroch took 19-turn and Mike Dumas took top honors in Modified. More info here.

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