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    "A Moment With Mike" weekly column moves to Wednesday's!
    The LiveRC weekly column schedule is making a few changes! Each Monday morning you are probably accustomed to seeing the weekly column "A Moment With Mike" written by LiveRC's Mike Garrison. The "Moment with Mike" weekly editorial column will now be
    Mike Garrison April 30, 2018, 12:58 p.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: Friendly racer challenge
    After taking on a job at his local hobby shop, Mike realizes first hand how small the racing community actually is within the realm of R/C cars. Mike challenges experienced racers to take the "Friendly Racer Challenge" during the next race day at you
    Mike Garrison April 23, 2018, 10:43 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: Growing old in the world of R/C
    After a weekend of freezing weather and stuck inside watching movies. Mike realizes that much like the movie "Neighbors", he was once the young "cool kid" at the track, but has quickly become the old man he thought he'd never be.
    Mike Garrison April 16, 2018, 8:25 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: Operation R/C Rebuild - Time spent at the track vs. time spent on the track
    This week the "Moment with Mike - Operation R/C Rebuild" discussion continues, with the focus on the amount of time spent at the race track vs. the amount of time actually spent driving on the track. While in search for a more efficient race format,
    Mike Garrison April 8, 2018, 11:02 p.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: Operation R/C Rebuild - The Cost of Tires
    Following up from last week's "A Moment with Mike" article and discussion, Mike discusses the cost of tires as one the major re-occurring topics found in the feedback he received. Continuing the discussion, he shares his opinions and reaches out aski
    Mike Garrison April 2, 2018, 10:37 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: Operation R/C Rebuild - An open discussion for racers, tracks, and industry brands
    Many off-road R/C tracks across the nation have seen a steady decline in entries over the past year, primarily for local club racing. In this edition of A Moment With Mike, Mike expresses his concern and turns to you (the viewers) to begin an open di
    Mike Garrison March 23, 2018, 10:16 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: Keeping it fun on raceday
    On any race weekend more time is usually spent in the pits than actually racing on the track, and this week Mike shares his opinion on the importance of having a fun atmosphere for racers and spectators both on and off the race track.
    Mike Garrison March 5, 2018, 8:26 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: You've Got Mail
    Mike's Monday morning has started out bright with an email from a supportive viewer, or so he thought. Mike responds to his new fan, their careful attention to detail, and kind words in this edition of A Moment with Mike.
    Mike Garrison Feb. 19, 2018, 8:47 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: Rear motor revival
    In this week's edition of "A Moment with Mike", Mike points out that there is 30+ years worth of rear motor buggies floating around, with little to no use on the race track anymore. That is, unless someone were to create a rear motor revival race to
    Mike Garrison Feb. 12, 2018, 10 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: Racing - The ultimate family bond
    There is an old saying, "A family that races together, stays together." Mike reminisces on his childhood growing up in a racing family, and hopes to encourage other parents and families to get involved and support their youngsters in the world of R/C
    Mike Garrison Feb. 2, 2018, 10:11 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: The future of R/C - Twelve racers at a time
    After hosting his annual "Off-Road JAM" 1/10-scale off-road race this past weekend, Mike has shared the highlight of his weekend, and what he feels is a good sign for the R/C industry - the Novice class.
    Mike Garrison Jan. 28, 2018, 11:34 p.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: 10 ways staying in the hospital is like a bad day at the R/C track
    After an unexpected turn for the worse, Mike spent a week hospitalized with a stomach virus. During that time he learned that being in the hospital resembles a bad day at the R/C track in more ways than one.
    Mike Garrison Jan. 22, 2018, 10:01 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: If it works, why fix it?
    After a "rookie mistake" setting up his car, Mike has shared a valuable lesson that he has learned with the help of his wife Britani - who is also an avid R/C racer, and more importantly less of an over thinker than he is.
    Mike Garrison Dec. 15, 2017, 9:44 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE - Vlog Edition: Quit being miserable [VIDEO]
    After spending a full weekend browsing social media, various sites, blogs, and forums, Mike noticed a re-occurrence of people who seem to be more miserable in R/C than they are happy. He has put together the first ever "A Moment with Mike" video blog
    Mike Garrison Dec. 11, 2017, 8:40 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: The man cave cat
    After being banned from working on R/C cars in the house, Mike's wife helped him to build an R/C man cave garage to work instead. Despite it being more than he had hoped for, there is one thing missing, and Mike has used his R/C racing mindset to dev
    Mike Garrison Dec. 4, 2017, 9:57 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: Calendar clashing
    After a Thanksgiving break spent over eating and scrolling through social media, Mike has chosen to discuss the topic of "calendar clashing" between competing tracks and events. He has shared his opinion on nearby tracks scheduling their bigger event
    Mike Garrison Nov. 27, 2017, 8:25 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: One of the most exciting IFMAR Worlds to date
    Mike spent his Monday morning reflecting on the 2017 IFMAR 1/10-scale Off-Road World Championships, congratulating the newly crowned champion Ryan Maifield, and saying thank you to everyone involved for provided what he considered to be one of the mo
    Mike Garrison Nov. 20, 2017, 11:19 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: To bump or not to bump
    This week Mike has discussed the topic of race format for 1/10-scale off-road racing, and has his opinion as to whether or not events such as the ROAR Nationals and IFMAR Worlds should allow bump-ups into the triple A-Mains.
    Mike Garrison Nov. 13, 2017, 12:02 p.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: Top 5 things to watch for at the IFMAR Worlds
    We are exactly one week away from the start of 2wd buggy qualifying for the 2017 IFMAR 1/10-scale Off-Road World Championships, held in Xiamen, China. As with any World Championship event, there is a long list of things to keep an eye on, however, Mi
    Mike Garrison Nov. 3, 2017, 9:24 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: 13.5 4wd buggy class - good or bad?
    Mike is an avid fan of anything 4wd, and personally he welcomes the growing 13.5 4wd buggy class in 1/10-scale off-road racing. In this week's Moment with Mike, he wants to hear your opinion of the class, and offered up a poll of his own as to whethe
    Mike Garrison Oct. 30, 2017, 8:25 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: The new year models are coming soon...well, maybe.
    To kick off the week, Mike has questioned the way R/C car manufacturers title, release, and present their new car kits in a comparison to the full-size automotive and motocross industry. Read Mike's opinions of new car releases, comment, and shar
    Mike Garrison Oct. 23, 2017, 8:35 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: R/C Racing - Is it worth the risk?
    With the recent closings and fines issued to tracks due to safety code violations and ADA requirements, Mike shares his thoughts on the topic and his views of taking a risk to race his R/C car.
    Mike Garrison Oct. 16, 2017, 10:32 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: Appreciation for the track builders
    After jumping in head first to take on his first complete off-road R/C track rebuild, Mike has a message to share with R/C racers and track builders around the globe. One week later, and Mike still feels the pain of "moving a little dirt" at his loca
    Mike Garrison Oct. 6, 2017, 9:28 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: The waves of the Worlds
    In this week's Moment with Mike, the topic is the pattern of changes and trends that seem to follow the IFMAR Worlds. With this year's 1/10-scale World Championships scheduled to be held back outside on dirt, Mike predicts a new wave is on the horizo
    Mike Garrison Sept. 29, 2017, 10:17 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: In search of an answer - The rise and fall of truck racing
    It is no secret that off-road R/C truck racing classes have declined over the years. Mike has gone in search of why, and whether or not they can become as popular again as they once were. He sat down with multi-time truck class national champion Adam
    Mike Garrison Sept. 22, 2017, 9:24 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: Step-by-step guide to cleaning, organizing, and building the ultimate R/C toolbox
    With the help of his wife, Mike has taken the time to clean out, organize, and re-stock his R/C toolbox. After doing so, he felt so good that he has shared a step-by-step guide to help you clean out your overflowing box of tools, organize, and re-sto
    Mike Garrison Sept. 11, 2017, 7:46 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: Where is the money class in R/C?
    Without eliminating trophies for the existing classes at local and regional R/C races, would adding an additional "Money Class" which pays back cash to it's top finishers be the incentive that racers need to continue racing and supporting nearby trac
    Mike Garrison Aug. 25, 2017, 11:51 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: Where to begin in off-road R/C racing
    Outside of R/C cars, Mike is still very involved in the sport of motocross where his roots in racing began. Often times at the motocross track, Mike is asked what the best way is to start R/C racing. In this edition of "A Moment with Mike", he an
    Mike Garrison Aug. 18, 2017, 10:11 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: Big wins or bad attitudes?
    In this week's edition of "A Moment with Mike", Mike shared his opinion towards sponsors continuing to support drivers that have shown bad behavior on multiple accounts. Mike questions whether race wins alone is worth the support, despite the unfavor
    Mike Garrison Aug. 14, 2017, 11:07 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: It's time Big Head Ned helps the squid
    In this edition of A Moment With Mike, Mike shares a story with a bit of R/C karma and his views as to why no matter how fast or famous you may become as an R/C racer, it's important to remember where you started and to take time helping others.
    Mike Garrison July 28, 2017, 9:32 a.m. View Comments
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    MOMENT WITH MIKE: Save your sorry tough guy
    Following a weekend watching some aggressive racing, Mike has decided that it's not being taken out that makes him mad, but rather the "Sorry bro" that follows it. In this week's Moment with Mike he shares is opinions on why he prefers that you save
    Mike Garrison July 23, 2017, 10:39 p.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: Are you too old to be chasing the R/C dream?
    After a viewer during the live broadcast of the recent ROAR Fuel Off-road Nationals asked if he was too old to become a professional R/C racer, Mike shares his opinions of age, experience, and what he believes is necessary to chase the dream in R/C.
    Mike Garrison July 14, 2017, 10:31 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: Spec Rallycross - a way of welcoming newcomers to on-road R/C?
    During a recent discussion with a friend, Mike's brain began to focus on the idea of R/C rallycross racing. In this edition of "A Moment With Mike", he discusses the idea of the new class, the benefits it could bring by combining both off-road and on
    Mike Garrison July 7, 2017, 10:01 a.m. View Comments
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    MOMENT WITH MIKE: A close up look at the unknown
    This past weekend Mike and his wife hosted their annual Summer Off-Road Riot race at Fastlane Raceway in Blue Springs, Missouri. While at the event, Mike spotted three vehicles unknown to him. He received an up close look and shares his thoughts on t
    Mike Garrison July 3, 2017, 8:13 a.m. View Comments
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    MOMENT WITH MIKE: Eight things to watch for at this week's ROAR Fuel Off-Road Nationals
    With the ROAR Fuel Off-Road Nationals only days away, Mike pin-points his top eight things to keep an eye on during this year's event.
    Mike Garrison June 19, 2017, 10:18 a.m. View Comments
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    MOMENT WITH MIKE: Any wheel time is a good time
    Just because you can't make it to the racetrack doesn't mean you can't develop your skills — just charge a pack, pick up your radio, and start driving.
    Mike Garrison June 12, 2017, 1:39 p.m. View Comments
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    MOMENT WITH MIKE: A view from the other side of the hobby shop counter
    Mike has held a lot of different RC jobs - but filling in behind the cash register of Fastlane Raceway and Hobby for a day gave him a new perspective on one of the industry's most thankless jobs.
    Mike Garrison June 5, 2017, 9:37 a.m. View Comments
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    MOMENT WITH MIKE: Zip your lip and show me what you got
    After receiving an earful from racers bragging at one race to another, Mike shares his feelings on racers who are constantly reminding everyone that they are great. Raised in the "Show-Me" state, Mike challenges racers to zip the lip and show him wha
    Mike Garrison May 15, 2017, 12:21 p.m. View Comments
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    MOMENT WITH MIKE: Pit lane parenting
    Mike has seen too many parents that take RC racing too seriously, and then run the risk of chasing their children out of the hobby forever.
    Mike Garrison May 1, 2017, 12:25 p.m. View Comments
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    MOMENT WITH MIKE: Why shouldn't pro drivers be allowed to race stock?
    After "stepping down" to the ultra-competitive ranks of 17.5-class racing, Mike wonders why we bother trying to protect stock divisions for entry-level racers - and limit ourselves from watching the industry's best battle it out.
    Mike Garrison April 17, 2017, 1:06 p.m. View Comments
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