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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: McDonald's Chicken Legend stunt jump with Lee Martin [VIDEO]
    This week we flashback to Lee Martin's 2014 R/C stunt jump over two semi trucks as part of a McDonald's UK promotional ad for the Chicken Legend Sandwich.
    Mike Garrison Aug. 23, 2018, 9:19 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: 2002 IFMAR Electric On-Road World Championships from South Africa [VIDEO]
    As the 2018 IFMAR Electric On-Road World Championships from Welkom, South Africa are winding down, we flashback to the last time these World Championships were held in South Africa sixteen years ago in 2002.
    Mike Garrison Aug. 16, 2018, 10:46 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY [VIDEO]: 1997 ROAR Electric Off-Road Nationals
    Join the late industry icon, Gene Husting, as he takes us on a journey back in time to the 1997 ROAR Modified Electric Nationals featuring drivers such as Brian Kinwald, Greg Hodapp, Barry Baker, Mark Pavidis, Cliff Lett, and more.
    Mike Garrison Aug. 9, 2018, 11:47 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The TC3 - Team Associated's original touring car
    Following yesterday's release of the TC7.2 touring car, we take this opportunity for "Flashback Friday" to reflect back on where it all began for Team Associated's touring car lineup - the TC3.
    Mike Garrison Aug. 2, 2018, 10:30 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The Hot Bodies D2 2wd buggy that was never released
    The D216 was HB Racing's (formerly known as Hot Bodies) first entry into the competition 2wd buggy class...or was it? This week we flashback to the 2008 announcement of the HPI Racing / Hot Bodies Cyclone D2 - the mysterious 2wd buggy that was never
    Mike Garrison July 26, 2018, 12:01 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The Winningest Drivers and Manufacturers in ROAR 1/8 Electric Nationals History
    This week we Flashback this Friday to tally up the winningest drivers and manufacturers in ROAR 1/8 Electric and 4wd SCT National Championship history.
    Mike Garrison July 20, 2018, 12:05 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: 2011 ROAR 1/8 Electric Off-Road Nationals at the HobbyPlex
    We are less than one week away from the start of the 2018 ROAR 1/8 Electric Off-Road Nationals at the Hobbytown HobbyPlex in Omaha, Nebraska. This is not the first time this facility has hosted this event, and this week we "Flashback Friday" to the 2
    Mike Garrison July 12, 2018, 8:48 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The first ever ROAR 1/8 Electric Off-Road Nationals [VIDEO]
    The 2018 ROAR 1/8-scale Electric Off-Road Nationals are only a few weeks away, and for this week's Flashback Friday we travel back in time to the first ever ROAR 1/8-scale Electric Off-Road National Championship in 2010 at Norcal Hobbies in Union Cit
    Mike Garrison July 5, 2018, 2:01 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Every track layout in AMS history
    For this week's Flashback Friday, we look back at the unique track layouts found at the AMS over years, starting with the inaugural event in 2010 all the way up to this weekend's 2018 track layout.
    Mike Garrison June 28, 2018, 12:53 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Ty Tessmann's first ROAR Fuel Nats double victory in 2012
    For this week's "Flashback Friday" we travel back to the 2012 ROAR Fuel Off-Road Nationals where Ty Tessmann would claim his first double championship victory. This would not be the last time he conquered such a feat, as he would then go on to do it
    Mike Garrison June 21, 2018, 11:56 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: 2008 ROAR Off-Road Fuel Nationals [VIDEO]
    Next week kicks off the 2018 ROAR Fuel Off-Road Nationals at Southside Raceway in Lake City, Florida. In honor of this coming week's event, we flashback 10 years ago to the 2008 edition of ROAR Fuel Off-Road Nationals.
    Mike Garrison June 7, 2018, 1:16 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Tessmann vs. Maifield for the 2017 A Main Hobbies Manufacturers Cup win [VIDEO]
    As we prepare for this weekend's 2018 A Main Hobbies Manufacturers Cup, we flashback to the final heads-up Pro Buggy heat race of 2017 where Ty Tessmann and Ryan Maifield would go wheel-to-wheel chasing the overall win. After three rounds of heads up
    Mike Garrison May 31, 2018, 12:46 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: X Factory converts the B4.2 to mid-motor with X-6 Cubed Conversion
    X Factory developed their line of mid-motor conversions for popular rear-motor buggies years before major manufacturers released their own, and today we flashback in time to the highly anticipated 2013 release of the X Factory X-6 Cubed Mid-Motor Con
    Mike Garrison May 24, 2018, 2:50 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Traxxas Slash - The truck that keeps on giving
    With the recent increase in popularity for R/C dirt oval short course racing, we revisit the release of a short course truck that changed off-road racing over a decade ago, and yet is still making its mark today - the Traxxas Slash.
    Mike Garrison May 17, 2018, 11:43 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Team Associated releases their first ever 1/8-scale off-road buggy
    Despite their success years prior in 1/10 and 1/8-scale on-road and 1/10-scale off-road racing, it wasn't until 2007 that we saw the introduction of Team Associated's first 1/8-scale off-road buggy; the RC8 Factory Team. We flashback to the origi
    Mike Garrison May 9, 2018, 10:38 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The Winningest Drivers and Brands in Silver State History
    The 2018 Silver State race in Las Vegas, Nevada is under way! Some of the world's top drivers are in attendance, and we've already seen many of them begin to shine on The Dirt Racing built track indoors at the South Point Hotel, Casino, and Spa. Desp
    Mike Garrison May 3, 2018, 1:10 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Silver State 2017 [VIDEO]
    The Silver State race is a prestigious 1/8-scale off-road race in America which has seen a lot of changes since it was first held in 1998. Over the past 20 years the event has seen a number of different host venues, the "official" name of the event h
    Mike Garrison April 27, 2018, 9:12 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Jared Tebo and Ryan Lutz split 2013 Silver State wins [VIDEO]
    We’re now just two weeks away from the 20th annual Silver State, which will be held on a temporary track in an arena at a major Las Vegas casino. Five years ago, at the fifteenth annual event Ryan Lutz and his Team Durango vehicles blitzed a heavily-
    Aaron Waldron April 19, 2018, 3:29 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Team Associated publishes its first photo of the RC8B3
    Three years ago today, Team Associated published the first official photo of a 1/8-scale nitro buggy that became known as the RC8B3. It had been a long wait for those faithful to the A-Team.
    Aaron Waldron April 12, 2018, 4:05 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: A complete timeline of Team Associated RC10T stadium trucks
    Back in 1991, the original Team Associated RC10T — with box art mimicking a full-size pickup jumping down from the peristyle at the Los Angeles Coliseum — kicked off what is perhaps the most successful series of stadium trucks in RC history. To celeb
    Aaron Waldron April 5, 2018, 4:40 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Watch Ryan Cavalieri drive the Team Associated SC10 4x4 [VIDEO]
    Early in the 2010s, the short course boom was raging - and major manufacturers were churning out 2WD and 4x4 trucks to hit the track. The standard rear-motor 2WD layout was simple enough, and while other brands built their 4x4 trucks on shrunken-down
    Aaron Waldron March 29, 2018, 3:11 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: A complete timeline of Schumacher CAT 4WD buggies
    On Wednesday, British RC racing manufacturer Schumacher published the complete details of its upcoming CAT L1 - the brand’s 22nd 4WD off-road racing buggy kit to hit the market. The brand’s history in the class goes back over 30 years, and its design
    Aaron Waldron March 23, 2018, 8:20 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Three wins for Maifield at 2011 Cactus Classic [VIDEO]
    Seven years ago today, the 25th annual Cactus Classic kicked off with the first day of practice - and Ryan Maifield, then racing for Team Associated, won the 2WD and 4WD classes as well as the 2WD Short Course division on the sun-baked blue groove at
    Aaron Waldron March 15, 2018, 3:33 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Phend's two titles, Tessmann's and Evans' wins at inaugural Desert Classic [VIDEO]
    One year ago today, the inaugural Desert Classic kicked off in celebration of Hobby Action RC Raceway's first week in business, where Dakotah Phend led the way with two class victories and Ty Tessmann and Dustin Evans scored one win each.
    Aaron Waldron March 8, 2018, 11:30 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Relive Ronnefalk's DNC grand slam [VIDEO]
    When David Ronnefalk crossed the finish line Sunday night, he made Dirt Nitro Challenge history in several different ways — including becoming just the third driver ever to win all three Pro 1/8-scale classes. Here's a look back at each of his class
    Aaron Waldron March 1, 2018, 3:28 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Former Dirt Nitro Challenge champions
    The 19th annual Dirt Nitro Challenge kicks off on Wednesday of next week, when the nitro off-road community (as well as tons of large-scale and U4RC racers) will gather at the Fear Farm R/C Raceway in Phoenix, AZ for what has grown into the biggest e
    Aaron Waldron Feb. 13, 2018, 11:47 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Previous Team Associated SLA-printed prototypes
    Nearly two years ago, Team Associated published a photo of a never-before-seen, three-gear, lay down transmission with a case and brace made of a cool, clear material that made the RC world go nuts - it was our first look at what became the B6 buggy.
    Aaron Waldron Feb. 8, 2018, 5:23 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: 2017 Snowbird Nationals results and replays [VIDEO]
    Last year, a total of 696 entries competed in the 22 classes evenly split between the road course and oval portions of the Snowbird Nationals. Here are the results and replays of all 22 A-Main events - as well as the Figure 8 final!
    Aaron Waldron Feb. 1, 2018, 10:16 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: All five tracks that have hosted the Silver State
    One of the biggest pieces of news from this week was the announcement that Joey Christensen of The Dirt Racing has put together a deal with the South Point Hotel and Casino to keep the annual Silver State alive in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will be the si
    Aaron Waldron Jan. 25, 2018, 12:21 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Former winners of the Reedy Race of Champions
    Before the first heat of the Invitational class hits the track on Friday morning, catch up on the history of the event by checking out this list of everyone who has won this coveted title since it was first held in 1987.
    Aaron Waldron Jan. 18, 2018, 4:05 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Thielke and Champlin earned emotional Reedy Race Open-class titles [VIDEO]
    The combination of up-and-coming stars and veterans looking for breakthrough wins make the Open 2WD and 4WD classes at the Reedy Race of Champions incredibly exciting. Relive the moments when Team Associated teammates Brent Thielke and Broc Champlin
    Aaron Waldron Jan. 11, 2018, 6:46 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The top twenty stories of 2017
    On the track and off, 2017 was a wild year for the RC racing industry. Here’s a look back at the 20 biggest stories of the last twelve months.
    Aaron Waldron Jan. 4, 2018, 6:22 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Ty Tessmann's tenure with Team Orion
    Yesterday, Ty Tessmann announced that he had ended his years-long partnership with Team Orion. Here's a look back at the accomplishments he racked up as a member of the company's all-star squad.
    Aaron Waldron Dec. 28, 2017, 6:03 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Last three years of holiday releases
    Here's a look back at the items introduced to the RC industry during the traditional holiday shopping months since 2015 — what trends do you notice?
    Aaron Waldron Dec. 21, 2017, 3:34 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Maifield cleaned up in 2013 JConcepts Indoor National Series
    As a member of Team Associated, Ryan Maifield won all four Modified-class titles in the 2013 JConcepts Inc Indoor National Series — which wrapped up on this day four years ago. And check out who made the 2WD Stock podium!
    Aaron Waldron Dec. 14, 2017, 4:06 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Ogden and Lutz won 2014 Fall Brawl over a very different-looking field
    Three years ago yesterday, Cole Ogden and Ryan Lutz won the Buggy and Truck classes at the Fall Brawl hosted by Badlands RC Supercross. Of the top five finishers in both classes, only one is still racing with the same team.
    Aaron Waldron Dec. 7, 2017, 3:48 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Mayo and Rivkin won inaugural Reedy Outdoor Off-Road Championships
    Wednesday, November 29 marked the two-year anniversary of the inaugural Reedy Outdoor Off-Road Championships at Hot Rod Hobbies. The event was originally pitched as a return to the roots of off-road racing, with a watered dirt track requiring the use
    Aaron Waldron Nov. 30, 2017, 3:24 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Every IFMAR Electric Off-Road Worlds winner in history
    Although the electric off-road scene isn’t quite as old as 1/8-scale nitro or 1/12-scale electric on-road, the biannual event which determines the world champions for the 1/10-scale electric 2WD and 4WD buggy classes is perhaps the most prestigious a
    Aaron Waldron Nov. 10, 2017, 2:55 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Kinwald and Hirosaka won 1997 IFMAR Worlds [VIDEO]
    This year’s IFMAR World Championship, to be held in Xiamen, China, will mark the 20th anniversary of a special highlight in the RC world, particularly for two of the biggest stars the RC world has ever known: Brian Kinwald and Masami Hirosaka.
    Aaron Waldron Nov. 2, 2017, 7:52 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Cavalieri made history with double win at 2011 Worlds [VIDEO]
    Get ready for the upcoming IFMAR Worlds in China by re-watching what went down in Finland six years ago, where Team Associated star Ryan Cavalieri joined the most elite company in the RC racing record books.
    Aaron Waldron Oct. 26, 2017, 4:55 p.m. View Comments
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