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More New Gear at the 2015 Pro-Line Surf City Classic

More New Gear at the 2015 Pro-Line Surf City Classic

I already teased with a few new things I saw at the event, but that’s not all of the things on hand. My camera and notepad are always searching out the cool stuff and here are a few more. LRP “Outlaw” I was able to corner Shawn Ireland and JD Mora and discuss their new […]
2015 Pro-Line Surf City Classic: Things Are Under Way

2015 Pro-Line Surf City Classic: Things Are Under Way

We are at OCRC Raceway in Huntington Beach, California for the 2015 Pro-Line Surf City Classic and qualifying has started for this two-day event. Known for setting the standards for indoor clay tracks, the event is already showing great traction with “ghost pins” being used by all involved. That’s making everyone happy and contributing to […]

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ROAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Nats: Tessmann Sweeps!

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 […]
ROAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Nats: Inside Ty Tessmann’s Rides

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 […]

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ROAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Nats: Ty Tessmann TQs Buggy & Truggy

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 […]
Poseidon Speed Run Speeds Top 125mph – Nic Case Attempts 2-Cell LiPo Record

Poseidon Speed Run Speeds Top 125mph – Nic Case Attempts 2-Cell LiPo Record

This past weekend the Camarillo airport in SoCal saw insane speeds on their tarmac runway and it wasn’t from the daily plane traffic. A High Speed Run Challenge put on by the folks over at Poseidon, known for their high power brushless motors, opened the doors for anyone attempt a run for the official record […]

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Marc Rheinard Wins Fifth Reedy On-Road Title

Marc Rheinard Wins Fifth Reedy On-Road Title

Another Reedy On-Road Race of Champions is in the books and what a spectacular one it was with new records being set. The racing was super close throughout the whole weekend in the invitational class with nothing being decided, until the very final race that is. In the end, multi world champion Marc Rheinard clinching […]
Custom JeepZilla from Brenda Sumner [Reader’s Ride]

Custom JeepZilla from Brenda Sumner [Reader’s Ride]

West Jordan, UT must be the perfect environment for Brenda Sumner’s custom JeepZilla.  She started with a MattZilla RC Works chassis, to which she added RC4x4 Performance stainless links, Kyosho Red Velvet shocks, Team KNK stainless hardware and OttSix VooDoo tires mounted on MotoWorx wheels. The driveline consists of a Tekin Pro4 3300 motor with […]

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Kyosho Ultima SC6 Online Build

Kyosho Ultima SC6 Online Build

Kyosho’s SC6 is the latest competition kit to be offered in the current Ultima series that includes the RB6 buggy and RT6 stadium truck. After taking a quick look through the box and browsing through the instruction manual, I was eager to build this very high-quality short-course truck for review in the November issue of […]
2014 Tamiya Championship Series: Japan or Bust!

2014 Tamiya Championship Series: Japan or Bust!

Would you like to race for an all-expenses-paid trip to Japan? This is what racers did this past weekend at the 2014 Tamiya North American Finals. The Tamiya Championship Series (TCS) holds regional races all over the U.S. Anyone that owns a Tamiya onroad vehicle can participate and qualify to run in the North American Finals […]

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The Great Divide: Why Splitting Classes Makes Absolutely No Sense

The Great Divide: Why Splitting Classes Makes Absolutely No Sense

When organizing racing classes for a big event or local club race, vehicle type and motor spec are the most typical designations (stock short course, modified buggy, etc.). Large racing events and club races alike, especially over the last decade or so, have increasingly split these primary divisions into different groups defined by skill level […]
Reedy Race Drama: Incidental Contact or Blatant Hack?

Reedy Race Drama: Incidental Contact or Blatant Hack?

Last weekend, the Reedy International Touring Car Race of Champions returned to the immaculately prepared asphalt of Tamiya America’s track in Aliso Viejo, CA for the first time in five years, and while you’ll find a full race report later this week (spoiler alert: German Yokomo/LRP driver Ronald Volker won the Invitational class over world […]
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