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    POLL: Do friendships influence the way you race?

    August 27, 2015 - 20:28 by Mike Garrison 0 Comments


    There are a lot of things in life that don’t always mix; oil and water, baking soda and vinegar, gas and fire. In the ‘racing life’ there are also a list of things that don’t always mix, in particular friendships on the racetrack. It’s no secret that even the most well run R/C car racing events take hours and hours to complete. During that time you find yourself on the track 4-5 times, usually 5 to 7 minutes each. The remaining 12 hours you are sitting in your pits, chatting with your neighbors, making new friends, and bonding with old friends.

    What happens when those friendships leave the pit table, and head out to the racetrack? 

    There is an old saying in motocross racing, “When the gate drops, the friendship stops.” Some drivers share their friendship on the track, and take that friendship into account when racing with each other. Others leave the friendship off the track, and will do whatever it takes to win…no matter who they are racing.

    Do you allow friendships to influence the way you race someone, or do friendships get left behind when the tone sounds?



    Video: Sanwa/Airtronics M12S introduction

    August 27, 2015 - 20:26 by Mike Garrison 0 Comments

    See: LRP
    Sanwa/Airtronics has recently debuted the new M12S transmitter, and today share an up close look in this new video. This is the top of the line offering from Airtonics, with advanced programming, SSL support, and Digital High-Response Telemetry! The M12S Super has a variety of features that set it apart from the original M12, making it the “must have” radio system for competition drivers at all levels.

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    ProTek RC protects with new chassis protectors

    August 27, 2015 - 20:20 by Mike Garrison 0 Comments

    ProTek Chassis Wraps

    Amain.com has just released the new line-up of ProTek RC Chassis Protectors. Manufactured by Upgrade R/C – the pioneer of R/C wraps – these protective sheets are made from thick 12mil laminate and backed by an aggressive adhesive vinyl. Each sheet is cut to exact dimensions to provide that professional look while protecting your chassis.

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    2015 Futaba Electric Challenge hosted by Leisure Hours

    August 27, 2015 - 20:09 by Mike Garrison 0 Comments

    Futaba Challenge

    For the fifth year in a row, the Futaba Electric Challenge will be held at the Leisure Hours Raceway in Joliet, Illinois on August 28-29, 2015. Registration is still open and, as always, racers can compete in two classes for one low entry free. Both competitors and spectators can look forward to three days jam-packed full of tough, wheel-to-wheel racing. Read more…


    Lucas Lemes earns Metropolitado Championship Rd. 4 win

    August 27, 2015 - 18:35 by Mike Garrison 0 Comments

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    See: XRAY
    Round 4 of the Metropolitado Championship took place in Argentina this past weekend. XRAY’s Lucas Lemes would start pole for the Nitro Touring final, but would have to fight hard to earn the win. After some very close and entertaining racing, Lemes would hold off the hard charge competition for the win. Enzo Branciforte crossed the line in second, and Jorge Selser third.

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