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The Five Biggest Tech Advancements in RC Racing

The Five Biggest Tech Advancements in RC Racing

The cars and trucks that we’re racing in 2014, as well as all of the individual components inside those vehicles, have progressed further in the last 10-20 years than at any other point in this industry’s short history. It’s easy to look at the difference between today’s cars and see how the engineering prowess behind […]
What happened to stock racing?

What happened to stock racing?

Of all the gigantic advantages in RC technology over the last ten years, there’s no doubt that the motor and speed control units of electric vehicles made the biggest jump in improvement – unfortunately, that transition destroyed the grassroots level of RC racing. The “stock” class designation for motors has long been used by the […]

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Stadium, Short Course, Truggy…Truck Racing’s Identity Crisis

Stadium, Short Course, Truggy…Truck Racing’s Identity Crisis

Baseball, Coca Cola, and apple pie – even these once-strictly American items have caught on internationally.  Since 1928, when Ford built the first Model A with a closed cab and a cargo box, Americans have loved their trucks…which is exactly the reason I don’t understand why RC racers keep trying to ruin them. Even though […]
Just who are the big races for, anyway?

Just who are the big races for, anyway?

In the RC racing world, the term “big race” is loosely applied to any competitive event that’s deemed more important than the typical club race. Sure, there are ROAR National Championship races for all major racing classes, but many local facilities organize special events throughout the year in order to draw a larger crowd, often […]

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Dakotah Phend does the double to highlight Cactus Classic main events

Dakotah Phend does the double to highlight Cactus Classic main events

The 28th running of the Cactus Classic ended with what may very well have been the last set of main events to be run on the famous sunbaked outdoor blue groove at the current Scottsdale R/C Speedway, and what a day of racing it was. All five premiere-class titles were decided in spectacular fashion, and […]
Keepin’ It Real? Not If You’re Racing

Keepin’ It Real? Not If You’re Racing

Now that Pro-Line has unveiled the awesome Performance Buggy conversion for their PRO-2 truck (as well as the Traxxas Slash if outfitted with various Pro-Line components), there’s no better time to talk about the widening gap between a large portion of RC racing enthusiasts and their non-competitive hobby brethren. The closed-cockpit transformation that requires little […]

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A brand new brand, and my thoughts on the gasoline revolution

A brand new brand, and my thoughts on the gasoline revolution

Several stories that could directly impact the racing side of our hobby have surfaced in the last couple of weeks, prompting me to share my thoughts on two of them specifically – a new brand called Schelle Racing Innovations, headed by famed car designer Kurt Wenger, and the introduction of Losi’s new gasoline-powered LST XXL-2 […]
WATCH: Over 100 Minutes of Reedy-Race Action, Plus Winner Interviews

WATCH: Over 100 Minutes of Reedy-Race Action, Plus Winner Interviews

This past weekend’s 20th running of the Reedy International Race of Champions lived up to the hype worthy of such a milestone for RC’s most exciting and prestigious races. Two of the fastest young guns earned the most important wins of their careers in the Open classes, while the 12-round Invitational cage match between the […]
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