Ty Tessmann Dominates Pro Buggy With Dirt Nitro Challenge Win

The landmark anniversary for nitro off-road RC’s biggest race ended in spectacular record-breaking fashion for one of the industry’s brightest young superstars. Roughly 24 hours after completing the first three-peat in DNC history with a wire-to-wire mastery of the Pro Truck main event from the TQ position, 21-year old Canadian Ty Tessmann became the first [...]

Feb 24, 2014 Comments
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Ty Tessmann three-peats as Pro Truck champion at The Dirt Nitro Challenge

The first main events of the 15th annual The Dirt Nitro Challenge ran on Saturday, with the Truck classes and Electric 1/8-Scale buggy divisions competing in main events all day long. As each main was originally set with 12 drivers in order to make room for three bump-ups the lower mains brought with them plenty [...]

Feb 23, 2014 Comments
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Pro-Line Announces New Pre-Cut “True Scale” Raptor and Silverado Bodies

“PRE CUT?! But I love trimming body shells!” said no one ever. In addition to allowing your curved scissors to get rusty, Pro-Line’s new “True Scale” bodies are carefully shaped to give authentic proportions to your short course machine (fits Slash, Slash 4X4, and SC10, says Pro-Line). Naturally, each body includes window masks, overspray, film, [...]

Feb 22, 2014 Comments
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TLR’s Dakotah Phend dominates Pro Buggy qualifying on Day 2 of The Dirt Nitro Challenge: VIDEO

Yesterday’s qualifying program for Pro Truck was a show of domination from one particular driver, who won two of the three rounds on his way to the overall, but it wasn’t nearly as convincing as what the increasingly bumpy and slick Fear Farm RC Raceway circuit saw on Friday. By winning the first two rounds [...]

Feb 22, 2014 Comments
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RPM Through-The-Body Mock Exhaust Tips

RPM’s Fatboy and Slim Twinz faux exhaust tips have been sedan staples for years, and now there’s a new addition to the pretend-pipes family. The Through-The-Body tips look totally factory, and are offered in black and chrome. You get two per pack, so you can put one on each side of your car or truck–or outfit two vehicles [...]

Feb 21, 2014 Comments
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Airtronics Updates MT-4 With Synchro Link, Faster Response Time

Nice looking pistol here. Airtronics has revamped its MT-4 system to include the M12′s Sanwa Synchronized Link system (which allows you to program Airtronics speed controls right from the transmitter), and shaves response time with a new RX-472 Super Response receiver. An updated steering wheel and graphics complete the makeover, and the LCD screen is now [...]

Feb 21, 2014 Comments
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Two-time defending champ Ty Tessmann tops Pro Truck at Day One of The Dirt Nitro Challenge

The fifteenth running of The Dirt Nitro Challenge, held since 2007 in the (normally) sunny state of Arizona, got off to a rare start: clear and sunny skies carrying through practice yesterday and today’s qualifying rounds for 1/8-Scale Truck, a far cry from last year’s blanket of snow. In typical Joey Christensen fashion, the track [...]

Feb 21, 2014 Comments
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RC Car Action Hits 100,000 Likes!

You know that moment of pride you feel when your car’s odometer rolls over to 100,000 miles? It feels even better when you’re counting Facebook Likes. Thanks to all of you who follow our page and have given us the little blue thumbs-up, RC Car Action is not only the world’s best-selling RC car magazine, [...]

Feb 20, 2014 Comments
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