Cactus Classic: The Rebirth of the Stadium Truck?

Short-course trucks have enjoyed great popularity over the past few years, but many feel that could be changing.  With many modern tracks seeing higher and higher grip, driving a short-course truck with their inherent characteristic of rolling and swaying makes them hard to drive when there is already an abundance of traction. In response, drivers [...]

Mar 13, 2015 Comments
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Durango Previews New Models at Cactus Classic

Team Durango displayed their new lineup coming out in early April of 2015. The new Durango vehicles are only a tease and I wasn’t able to look under their hoods, but they are all new platforms and not just a new freshening up of older models. The DNX8 is their 1/8-scale nitro buggy and I [...]

Mar 12, 2015 Comments
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Cactus Classic: Stock Racers Get Creative To Shave Grams and Lap Times

Stock racing has always been a very popular and competitive class, but with the rhythm section in the center of the track being so critical, racers are resorting to some very creative ways to gain an edge. Working within the rules, racers are pushing batteries, motors, drivetrains, suspension and other tweaks in order to make [...]

Mar 12, 2015 Comments
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Serpent Announces F110 Formula 1/10 EP SF2

The F1 scene has been heating up with new releases lately, not the least of which is Sepent’s newest entry to the scene. The F110 SF2 is typically top-notch, as you can see by just looking at the pics below. Ride height is adjustable to suit rubber or foam tires, neither of which are included. [...]

Mar 12, 2015 Comments
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AMain.com Adds The Drake to Team Roster

Adam Drake made waves when he parted ways with longtime sponsor Losi / TLR and joined Mugen Seiki’s squad, and now the popular driver has added AMain.com to the logos on his T-shirt. Adam will be running AMain’s Pro-Tek R/C gear (trust us, it’s a lot of stuff). The only thing you probably won’t see [...]

Mar 12, 2015 Comments
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May RC Car Action On Sale Now!

Digital Edition subscribers, you’re already enjoying our May issue. Print readers, you’ll have yours soon if it’s not already in your hands. Everyone else, head for the newsstand! Isn’t it time you subscribed? Here’s a peek at what’s inside the latest issue. This is just a taste, there’s a lot more–Readers Rides, Tech Center, gear [...]

Mar 12, 2015 Comments
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Cactus Classic: The Tire Wars Have Begun

At any big race, tires are always a hot topic and this year’s Cactus Classic is no different.  What usually takes racers a lot of elbow grease and tire-tuning knowledge to craft sets perfectly suited for the track, has been circumvented by the introduction of production slicks. Pro-Line, JConcepts and AKA are at the event [...]

Mar 11, 2015 Comments
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Cactus Classic: The Southwest Event Kicks Off with Practice

The long week at the Cactus Classic held at SRS Raceway in Arizona is under way. It’s only practice, but already the fast guys are making their mark. The first thing drivers are confronted with is the track. The surface is very unusual and the best way to describe the clay is like the stuff [...]

Mar 11, 2015 Comments
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