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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Team Losi's First Ever 4wd Buggy
    For this week's Flashback Friday we travel back to 1997 for the release of Team Losi Racing's (TLR) first ever 4wd buggy - the XX-4.
    Mike Garrison Dec. 12, 2019, 9:55 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: 1989 Kyosho Turbo Burns 1/8 Nitro Buggy [VIDEO]
    For this week's Flashback Friday we travel back in time to the 1989 release of the Kyosho Turbo Burns 1/8 Nitro Buggy!
    Mike Garrison Dec. 5, 2019, 9:20 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Pro-Line's Carnage Break Away Truck Body [VIDEO]
    For this week's Flashback Friday we travel back to one of the more unique releases during the high point of short course R/C racing with the Pro-Line Racing Desert Rat "Carnage" body - a that body designed to mimic full-size trucks by breaking away a
    Mike Garrison Nov. 21, 2019, 9:33 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: 1996 ROAR Modified Off-Road Nationals [VIDEO]
    For this week's Flashback Friday we once again join Gene Husting as he takes us through the 1996 ROAR Modified Off-Road Nationals hosted by Wagonhill Hobbies in Butler, Pennsylvania. A few familiar faces include Jason Ruona, Mark Pavidis, Curtis Hust
    Mike Garrison Nov. 14, 2019, 12:26 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: 1984 ROAR Off-Road Nationals Raw Footage [VIDEO]
    For this week's Flashback Friday we travel back to 1984 to relive the ROAR Off-Road Nationals. Check out this amazing footage put together and shared by YouTube user Dirt-Burners, which features a full broadcast of Philadelphia Channel 3 TV's "Cars 3
    Mike Garrison Nov. 7, 2019, 9:45 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Steel City's First Race - 2018 PROTOform Grand Prix [VIDEO]
    For this week's Flashback Friday we travel back to the first ever R/C race at Steel City R/C Speedway, host of this week's IFMAR World Championship, for the 2018 PROTOform Nitro Grand Prix.
    Mike Garrison Oct. 31, 2019, 3:14 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: 2011 IFMAR 1/8 On-Road Worlds at Homestead
    The IFMAR 1/8 On-Road World Championship returns to America next week at Steel City R/C Speedway in Fontana, California. As we prepare for the start of it, we flashback to the last time this event was held in America for the 2011 IFMAR Worlds held a
    Mike Garrison Oct. 24, 2019, 1:50 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Kyosho's Worlds Win Streak 1992-2002
    For today's Flashback Friday we travel back to Kyosho's IFMAR World Championship win streak which started in 1992 and didn't end until they were finally defeated in 2004.
    Mike Garrison Oct. 10, 2019, 8:24 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The First Ever ROAR Nationals - 1968 [VIDEO]
    For this week's Flashback Friday we travel back to 1968 to watch the first ever ROAR National Championship race, narrated by ROAR's founder and first President, George Siposs.
    Mike Garrison Oct. 3, 2019, 10:01 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The Life and Times of the TLR 22-4
    As TLR fans anxiously await the release of the new 22X-4 4wd buggy, we flashback to the original release and evolution of the 22-4 platform.
    Mike Garrison Sept. 26, 2019, 9:09 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Cliff Lett Wins the 1991 IFMAR 4wd World Championship [VIDEO]
    As Team Associated has collected yet another World Championship win this week in the hands of Spencer Rivkin, today we flashback to watch current Team Associated President, Cliff Lett, drive his Yokomo YZ-10 Super Dog Fighter to victory at the 1991 I
    Mike Garrison Sept. 19, 2019, 9:10 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Come Drive With Us - 2016 Southern Nationals [VIDEO]
    This weekend hosts the 2019 Southern Nationals, and we take this opportunity to flashback and re-live the 2016 Southern Nationals with another episode of the 5150 Media Productions "Come Drive With Us" documentary series!
    Mike Garrison Sept. 12, 2019, 9:44 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The 15th Annual Dirt Nitro Challenge - 2014 [VIDEO]
    With entries now open for the 2020 Dirt Nitro Challenge, we take this opportunity to flashback to the 15th annual DNC event held in 2014 at Fear Farm R/C Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona.
    Mike Garrison Sept. 5, 2019, 9:44 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: 2009 ROAR 1/10 Off-Road Nationals [VIDEO]
    For this week's Flashback Friday we travel back a decade ago to the 2009 ROAR 1/10 Off-Road Nationals hosted by The HobbyPlex in Omaha, Nebraska. At the time, the track was not yet enclosed, the track surface was very different from today's national
    Mike Garrison Aug. 15, 2019, 11:58 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Jason Ruona's All-Time Favorite R/C Products - The Team Losi JR-XT [VIDEO]
    Blast into the past as Jason Ruona of JConcepts shares an inside look at his Jammin' Jay Halsey replica build of the first stadium truck kit (not conversion) to hit the market in 1989 - the Team Losi JR-XT.
    Mike Garrison Aug. 8, 2019, 2:45 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: XXX Main - I'm A Banana [VIDEO]
    In 2010, XXX Main compiled some of their favorite XXX Main video clips into one, showing off the lighter side of R/C and its fiercest competitors of the era having a bit of R/C fun off the race track to the beat of "I'm a Banana".
    Mike Garrison Aug. 1, 2019, 11:45 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Dude Perfect RC Edition [VIDEO]
    With over 90 million views, for this week's Flashback Friday we travel back to the 2015 release of what has become one of the most popular R/C videos on the web - Dude Perfect RC Edition. Watch the Dude Perfect team take their fleet of Traxxas vehicl
    Mike Garrison July 25, 2019, 11:24 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Maifield and Bornhorst Crowned 2018 ROAR 1/8 Electric National Champions [VIDEO]
    As the 2019 ROAR 1/8 Electric Off-Road Nationals gets under way at Adrenaline Racing in Winchester, Virginia, we flashback to recap last year's exciting event where Ryan Maifield would sweep the 1/8-scale classes, and Joe Bornhorst would earn Tekno R
    Mike Garrison July 18, 2019, 11:24 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: 2019 PNB Rocket Car Launch Competition [VIDEO]
    In celebration of Independence Day taking place yesterday, we flashback to the fireworks of excitement and fun during the rocket powered buggy jump-off at this year's Psycho Nitro Blast event. Watch as the competitiors launch their 1/8-scale buggies
    Mike Garrison July 3, 2019, 9:54 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Tamiya's First R/C Car
    For this week's Flashback Friday we travel back in time to the 1976 release of the first ever Tamiya R/C car - the 1/12-scale Porsche 934 Turbo. An R/C car so iconic that originals are up for auction today with starting bids as high as $4500!
    Mike Garrison June 27, 2019, 9:53 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Rivkin and Maifield Go Head-To-Head at Thornhill 2016
    Next week kicks off the 2019 ROAR Off-Road Fuel Nationals at Thornhill Racing Circuit in Hutto, Texas. As we prepare for this year's running, we flashback to last time this event was held at Thornhill in 2016. Watch the nail-biting Nitro Buggy Final
    Mike Garrison June 12, 2019, 9:59 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Traxxas Greatest Hit - 2016 Waterpark Invasion [VIDEO]
    For this week's Flashback Friday we rewind to 2016 when Traxxas released their most popular video to date, which has reached nearly 12-million views. Check out the 2016 Traxxas water park invasion at Hawaiian Falls Water Park!
    Mike Garrison June 6, 2019, 8:28 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: R/C Car Racing on The Outdoor Channel - 2002 [VIDEO]
    For this week's Flashback Friday we travel back in time to the 2002 episode of "Whistle Stops" TV show on The Outdoor Channel, hosted by Wade Sherman. Nitro off-road R/C racing, featuring 1/10 gas truck and 1/8 nitro buggy, from a brisk night at Lake
    Mike Garrison May 30, 2019, 8:01 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Insane Speeds at the 1997 Super Oval Winterfest [VIDEO]
    Watch some of the most insane high-speed R/C oval racing and speed runs from the 1997 Super Oval Winterfest held at the Dominguez Hills College Velodrome.
    Mike Garrison May 22, 2019, 11:24 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: 2018 Pro-Line By The Fire Event [VIDEO]
    This weekend is host of the 2019 Pro-Line By The Fire R/C scale rock crawling event at Horsemans Center Park in Apple Valley, California.For this week's Flashback Friday we take a break from the racing world and revisit last year's rock crawling adve
    Mike Garrison May 16, 2019, 10:14 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The 1993 Monster Truck Championships [VIDEO]
    Stadium truck racing has seen many highs and lows over the years. For this week's Flashback Friday we travel back in time to the early days of stadium truck racing for the 1993 "Monster Truck" Championships held in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
    Mike Garrison May 9, 2019, 10:46 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: 2015 Silver State Race at RC Tracks of Las Vegas [VIDEO]
    As the 2019 Silver State Indoor World Championships is in full-swing, join us as we travel back in time to relive the 2015 Silver State Race hosted by RC Tracks of Las Vegas.
    Mike Garrison May 2, 2019, 9:58 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The First Ever Indoor Silver State Race [VIDEO]
    For this week's Flashback Friday we revisit the first ever indoor Silver State Race with the Pro-Line Racing / 5150 Media Productions "Come Drive With Us - Silver State II" documentary.
    Mike Garrison April 25, 2019, 9:08 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The First Ever Team Associated 4wd Buggy
    As Team Associated has just announced the release of their new B74 1/10-scale 4wd buggy kit, we flashback to the release, success, and evolution of the very first Team Associated 4wd buggy - the B44.
    Mike Garrison April 18, 2019, 8:46 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The Legend Brian Kinwald
    We dedicate this week's Flashback Friday to the amazing R/C racing career of the late Brian Kinwald.
    Mike Garrison April 4, 2019, 2:51 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: RC Racers - This Is Not A Toy [VIDEO]
    Last week we asked in our Monday Morning Poll if it bothered you when people referred to R/C car racing as "toy cars". While to some they may be toys, for others R/C car racing is a profession, a career, a lifestyle, and far more than just a toy. For
    Mike Garrison April 4, 2019, 11:25 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The Success of Yokomo
    Many new generation R/C car racers recognize Yokomo for making its name after Ryan Maifield won the 2017 IFMAR World Championships in both 2wd and 4wd, but little do they know, Yokomo has been winning races around the globe for over 30 years. For thi
    Mike Garrison March 28, 2019, 1:44 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: FULL 2008 IFMAR Nitro 1/8 Buggy Worlds DVD [VIDEO]
    For this week's Flashback Friday we present the FULL LiveRC 2008 IFMAR Nitro 1/8 World Championships DVD featuring daily race recaps, the legendary mud bath, semi-final and final race coverage, bonus driver interviews, and the dynamic duo of Scotty E
    Mike Garrison March 21, 2019, 10:09 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Alexandre Synger's Greatest R/C Parodies [VIDEO]
    When it comes to creating R/C parodies and making R/C look real, you can always count on YouTube creator Alexandre Synger. Today we flashback to revisit a few of his most popular video productions, including the world famous Fast & Furious RC car cha
    Mike Garrison March 14, 2019, 9:28 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: 2009 Carpet Racers A Crash Course documentary [VIDEO]
    Today marks the official start of racing at the 2019 ROAR Carpet On-Road Nationals hosted by ProLevel RC just outside of St. Louis, Missouri. We take this opportunity to travel back in time and revisit the full-length 2009 carpet on-road racing docum
    Mike Garrison March 7, 2019, 11:41 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: 1996 NORRCA Off-Road Nationals [VIDEO]
    Did you know that at one time ROAR was not the only major sanctioning body in North America? The National Organization for Racing Radio Controlled Autos (NORRCA) was once a premier sanctioning body for R/C racing across the country along with ROAR. F
    Mike Garrison Feb. 28, 2019, 9:16 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The Dirt Nitro Challenge History of Pro Nitro Buggy Champions
    We are less than one week away from the start of the 20th Annual Dirt Nitro Challenge. As we prepare for the 2019 edition, we look back at the history of Pro Nitro Buggy Champions as well as the action packed 2018 Pro Nitro Buggy A-Main.
    Mike Garrison Feb. 14, 2019, 10:36 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The Dirt Nitro Challenge 2014 Documentary [VIDEO]
    For this week's Flashback Friday we take an inside look at what the DNC event is all about with the 2014 Come Drive With Us Documentary from 5150 Media Productions.
    Mike Garrison Feb. 8, 2019, 8:31 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Reedy Race History of Champions
    Did you know that no other 4wd buggy has won at the Reedy Race as Yokomo, or that OCRC Raceway has hosted this event more than any other track in history? For this week's Flashback Friday we've put together a list of stats, fun facts, and the most wi
    Mike Garrison Jan. 24, 2019, 10:14 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The Greatest Battle in Reedy Race History [VIDEO]
    For this week's Flashback Friday we revisit perhaps one of the most exciting, clean cut, and adrenaline pumping battles in Reedy Race history as Ryan Cavalieri and Atsushi Hara go wheel-to-wheel right down to a mind blowing finish in 2012.
    Mike Garrison Jan. 17, 2019, 10:55 a.m. View Comments
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