Bump Ups
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Bump Ups

My goal every time I race–club race or big event–is to just make the A-main. Of course, I want to win, that’s always the ultimate goal, but I’m firmly in the ‘I rather finish last in the A than first in the B’ camp. Making the A-main is my success benchmark. Making the A-main means…

Claim Rules
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Claim Rules

Hobby shop owners and race directors want happy customers who keep coming back. And, racers who feel like they stand a chance at winning often keep coming back. In obvious contrast, racers who don’t feel like they’ll ever win eventually don’t come back. It isn’t a hobby shop owner’s or race director’s job to make…

Dirt Oval Traxxas Bandit Project
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Dirt Oval Traxxas Bandit Project

While the perceived upper echelons of full-size dirt oval racing may be sprint cars or late models, a huge amount of grassroots racing is done by regular Joes wheeling Street Stocks. Not only is this class a common stepping stone for up-and-coming drivers as they pursue dreams of NASCAR, but it’s the Saturday night, under-the-lights…

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XRAY XB2 2020 2WD Buggy Kits – Dirt and Carpet Versions

XRAY has been teasing the release of a new 2020 2WD buggy for a few months. Well, the cover has finally and officially been lifted off the XB2 2020 platform, which consists of a dirt version and a carpet version. The “all-new for 2020” is a long list: All-new chassis with bent sides for improved…

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Race Etiquette – the Advanced Course

Thanks to the overall cesspool, I mean, the wonderfulness of social media, I recently came across a club racing story–a heartwarming tale–of a 12-year old oval racer, two laps from victory, who got taken out by lapped traffic. To make matters worse, the alleged hack was delivered by an adult racer, was purposeful and was…

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How to Build a Slash Drag Car – Pro-Line Video

“No-prep” drag racing is one of the hottest segments in RC, right now. Pro-Line offers bodies, tires and more that are the perfect accessories for your Traxxas Slash. The folks at Pro-Line even show you how to get started. In this video Gerardo Gonzalez from Pro-Line outlines how to convert a Traxxas Slash into a drag racer….

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7 Ways to Cheat at MudBoss Racing

  MudBoss racing with relatively stock Traxxas Slash trucks converted into Eastern Dirt Modifieds is one of the more popular spec classes in all of RC right now. While there are what we’ll call some subclasses and variety in MudBoss racing, almost every track offers Sportsman MudBoss, where again, the cars are essentially stock and…