After constantly listening to racers bragging about earning fast laps in a race, Mike Garrison encourages racers not to fall into the "Fast Lap Trap" by focusing more on consistency and less on fast lap.
After attending a race this past weekend which used a similar heads up racing format as the upcoming Reedy Race, Mike explains why he believes it is time to "smash the clock", eliminate so much time and focus spent on qualifying, and race the competi
With the latest Facebook craze being the "10-year Photo Challenge", Mike wants to start an R/C version of this challenge! Share in the comments below the oldest and newest photo you can find of yourself with your R/C car listing the year and car you
The meaning of R/C is unique to each person’s perspective of the hobby, their goals within it, and their reasons for doing it. Mike reaches out across the industry and gathers what R/C racing means to local racers, top professionals, industry workers
After conducting an experiment of applying for sponsorship with a fictitious racer and race resume, Mike discusses his concerns for the credibility of sponsorship today and well being of tracks and hobby shops.
Most of us don't have an endless R/C budget, and therefore it’s important to know exactly when and where to spend your hard-earned dollars in R/C racing. Mike shares his opinion of the top 5 areas where spending a little extra money will eliminate fr
Following the Monster Energy Cup Supercross this past weekend where team tactics were in full effect as Eli Tomac won $1,000,000 after his teammate pulled over and let him pass for the lead. Mike asks a handful of respected R/C professionals what it
The 4wd stadium truck class has seen a lot of interest lately and seems to be growing, but is it here to stay or just a passing fad? Mike discusses a few different reasons the new class is likely and unlikely to succeed.
Do you have questions about something R/C-related you want answers and/or opinions about? Maybe an R/C problem that you’d like ideas towards someday solving? Or perhaps just something interesting in the world of R/C you would like to see discussed?
After a LiveRC viewer brought to Mike's attention the problem with many social media roll calls, Mike shares his thoughts, opinions, and a reminder of who and what an R/C event roll call is truly meant for.
What happens when you are afraid of LiPo batteries, find a dozen of them that need disposal, but haven't a clue on how to dispose of them? Mike shares his experience and asks for viewer advice disposing LiPo batteries in this edition of "A Moment wit
Who is David Olsen you ask? David is a newly crowned Georgia State Champion, but there is more to the story that adds him and his father to the list of people Mike looks up to in the R/C community. Read this week's edition of "A Moment with Mike" as
Mike loves R/C car racing and motocross, and for this week's edition of "A Moment with Mike" he compiles a few of his favorite videos showcasing the two mixing it up on the motocross track, the R/C track, and on the big stage at Monster Energy Superc
After meeting up with an old friend who stepped away from R/C car racing, Mike begins to wonder if R/C car racing has become too hard for the average racer to be involved and enjoy? Read this week's "A Moment with Mike" as he shares his thoughts and
Have you ever wanted to walk out your back door and there awaits the ultimate R/C track? Mike searches the internet for some of the coolest backyard R/C tracks on the web, and he shares just a FEW of the hundreds found in this edition of "A Moment wi
Mike discusses whether or not our National Championships are as prestigious as they once were, and shares his opinion of what he believes is needed to re-ignite the prestige and desire to attend these races in this edition of "A Moment with Mike".
Mike prepares to race his first ROAR 1/8 National in over ten years, but with an entirely different goal this time. In this edition of "A Moment With Mike" he shares his thoughts and opinions on expectations, sponsorships, and the fear of failure tha
Mike may lack knowledge of the human body and nutrition, but after finding his half-eaten tray of cookies stuffed in the chassis of his 1/8-scale buggy, he uses his knowledge of R/C cars to develop a diet plan to get "healthy" again...
Evel Knievel is widely known as one of the greatest dare devils who ever lived, creating and breaking records of his own one after another. Mike shares a list of a few Guinness World Records set in R/C, a surprising list of R/C records that have neve
As a long time racer and race director, this week Mike shares something that really "burns his biscuits" - unprepared racers. Mike discusses the importance of being prepared for your races, being on time, and doing your part to keep a race program ru
While Mike's mom may have taught him not to judge people by their appearance, she never mentioned anything about R/C tracks. In this edition of "A Moment with Mike" he discusses the importance of the overall appearance and atmosphere of a race track.
After a successful weekend hosting the annual Tekno RC Off-Road Riot at his home track of Fastlane Raceway, Mike reflects on the two classes that everyone seemed to enjoy the most - Women's Open and +40 Nitro Buggy. Mike discusses the idea of classes