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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Sven Rudig
    Sven Rudig decided at a young age to turn his hobby into a career, and founded Ruddog Distribution, Vampire Racing and Pulse RC and co-founded Revolution Design Racing Products. Learn more about Rudig's life and passion for RC in this week's Talk It
    Aaron Waldron April 9, 2018, 3:20 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Kenny Johnson
    Kenny Johnson began driving RC cars more than 25 years ago and was once one of the top off-road racers in the country. In addition to helping his son rise through the ranks, Kenny is the North American team manager for MKS Servos and has helped the T
    Aaron Waldron April 2, 2018, 1:24 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Cedric Devillers
    Cedric Devillers was once one of the top off-road racers in France, and now owns one of the coolest collections of vintage kits in the world. He talks more about his history in the RC hobby, and his passion for RC hobby history, in this week’s Talk I
    Aaron Waldron March 26, 2018, 5:26 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Max Mort
    Finnish off-road racer Max Mört has ranked among the fastest young drivers in Europe for the last few years, even winning the European Juniors title in 2015, and made a big statement last month by winning the Expert class at the Dirt Nitro Challenge
    Aaron Waldron March 19, 2018, 3:15 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Jake Thayer
    Though most of the RC racing scene probably know Jake Thayer from his spot behind the counter at OCRC Raceway, his 17.5 Stock 2WD and 13.5 Stock 4WD wins at the Desert Classic are a great reminder that he’s a stud behind the wheel, too. I reached out
    Aaron Waldron March 12, 2018, 4:28 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Nicola Marrone
    The story behind HotRace and its founder Nicola Marrone, who won a competition among fellow business-minded young adults in his native Italy to secure start-up cash needed to turn his lifelong hobby into a worldwide brand, is quite an interesting one
    Aaron Waldron March 5, 2018, 2:33 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Adam Drake chats about Futaba switch, new O.S. engine and this week's DNC
    I asked Adam Drake, last year's fourth-place finisher in Pro Buggy, what he thinks of his new Futaba radio and signature O.S. Speed engine as well as how he feels ahead of the first major race of the year for this week’s Talk It Up Tuesday.
    Aaron Waldron Feb. 19, 2018, 11:09 a.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Tanner Stees
    Tanner Stees is one of those off-road racers that started racing at a young age, so it’s difficult to believe that - at just 19-years-old, he’s been racing for over a decade. With the Dirt Nitro Challenge just over a week away, I reached out to Stees
    Aaron Waldron Feb. 12, 2018, 4:10 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Toby Hamson
    In addition to racing electric, nitro and vintage off-road vehicles, as well as dirt oval, veteran hobbyist Toby Hamson is part of the group that formed 46RC Raceway to keep indoor dirt off-road alive in his area. Learn more about the track's future,
    Aaron Waldron Feb. 5, 2018, 3:50 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Jorn Neumann speaks about Schumacher switch
    Three-time European Champion Jorn Neumann gives his feelings about a rough weekend at the Reedy Race and the details about his most recent move for this week’s Talk It Up Tuesday.
    Aaron Waldron Jan. 29, 2018, 3:56 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Martin Wollanka on his switch to SWORKz
    Martin Wollanka has won Austrian championships in a variety of classes, from 1/12-scale on-road to nitro off-road, and made finals appearances at the European Championships including a runner-up finish as part of the XRAY team. He was one of the bigg
    Aaron Waldron Jan. 22, 2018, 3:45 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Tommy Hinz on switch to XRAY, Hobbywing and ProTek RC
    After racking up several wins at regional events over the last few years, Tommy Hinz looked to be in control in what would be a career-defining win at last year’s Reedy Off-Road Race of Champions when he earned TQ in the Open 4WD class, but costly mi
    Aaron Waldron Jan. 15, 2018, 4:02 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Zeke Ballinger on signing with TLR and Orion
    Among the shocking team switches over the offseason was that of long-time Team Associated team member and AE-equipped privateer Zeke Ballinger, who made the jump to Team Losi Racing and Team Orion. Read why he made the move and what his goals for 201
    Aaron Waldron Jan. 8, 2018, 4:11 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Ron DeVoll
    Ron DeVoll might not yet be a household name in the world of RC racing, but two big wins last season suggest he could be on his way. Learn more about his racing career and future goals in this week’s Talk It Up Tuesday.
    Aaron Waldron Dec. 29, 2017, 3:21 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Jerry Dean II
    This past weekend, the Texas-based RC Pro Series wrapped up at the Wade Indoor Arena in Terrell, Texas, and long-time racer Jerry Dean II - who returned to the hobby this year after taking a prolonged break - scored the biggest win of his career and
    Aaron Waldron Dec. 18, 2017, 3:18 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Daniel Kobbevik
    At just 13 years old, Norwegian off-road star Daniel Kobbevik has made a name for himself as one of the fastest up-and-coming racers on the planet; in fact, just one month ago he was awarded the title of Junior champion in both 2WD and 4WD for being
    Aaron Waldron Dec. 12, 2017, 1:16 a.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Ronda Drake
    She's one of the fastest women to ever pick up a radio, and she met her husband — a multi-time national champion — at the track. Learn more about Ronda Drake's life and RC racing career in this week's Talk It Up Tuesday.
    Aaron Waldron Dec. 4, 2017, 4:09 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Chase Ordog
    Under the guidance of a former world champ, this Phoenix-area high schooler hit the national spotlight earlier this fall when he beat 75 other drivers to capture the Stock Buggy class title at the Team Associated Off-Road Championships at Trackside H
    Aaron Waldron Nov. 27, 2017, 4:15 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Yokomo US team manager Joe Pillars
    Silly season got off to an early start this year with a handful of drivers making moves before the end of the 2017 season, but the biggest surprise so far came when Joe Pillars, a staple in the Kyosho pits for over a decade, made the jump to Team Yok
    Aaron Waldron Nov. 6, 2017, 6:41 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Jennifer Lathrop
    Not only has Jennifer Lathrop been racing off-road with her husband, Randy, for six years, but she's also one of the fastest dirt oval racers in the country. Learn more about Jennifer "Sippy Cup" Lathrop in this week's Talk It Up Tuesday.
    Aaron Waldron Oct. 30, 2017, 10:55 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Shane Kelly
    Australian Team Losi Racing off-road racer Shane Kelly scored a career-best second place finish at the FEMCA Championship in Perth, Australia a few weeks ago. Learn more about the TLR Australia driver in this week's Talk It Up Tuesday.
    Aaron Waldron Oct. 23, 2017, 4:56 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Alex Miller
    The 2017 edition of the JConcepts Fall Indoor Nationals a couple of weeks ago was not the first time that Alex Miller found his place on the podium. Miller finished fourth in 2WD and third in 4WD against some tough competition from those in the North
    Aaron Waldron Oct. 16, 2017, 7:06 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Cameron Dopp
    This up-and-coming racer doesn't race in spite of his potentially debilitating disease, but in fact because of it. Learn more about Cameron Dopp in this week's Talk It Up Tuesday.
    Aaron Waldron Oct. 9, 2017, 7:10 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Joona Haatanen
    Fourteen-year-old Finnish superstar Joona Haatanen burst onto the international scene in 2014 when, at age eleven, he made both the 2WD and 4WD finals at the European Championships and scored both junior-class titles — and he's only gotten faster. Le
    Aaron Waldron Oct. 2, 2017, 6:59 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: JR Mitch
    JR Mitch is one of the most experienced racers in the off-road scene, having been a national-level contender for more than two decades. He’s raced a little bit of everything, represented a lot of different companies, and now travels to events in supp
    Aaron Waldron Sept. 25, 2017, 2:53 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: John Michael McGinty III
    John Michael McGinty III and his father have been regulars in the Southeast racing scene for the better part of a decade, which is why it’s difficult to believe that the North Carolina native is just 21 years old. Learn more about McGinty, his racing
    Aaron Waldron Sept. 18, 2017, 3:19 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Michal Orlowski
    With a 4WD European Championship and 2WD EOS title on his resume before his 16th birthday, Schumacher RC Racing driver Michal Orlowski could perhaps be his country’s best chance ever at winning an IFMAR world title - in as soon as two months from now
    Aaron Waldron Sept. 11, 2017, 3:37 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Blake Pickett
    Blake Pickett scored a career-best finish at this year's ROAR Nationals, where he made the Buggy final and claimed a spot on the 2018 Worlds team. Not bad for having raced for just six years! Learn more about this 19-year-old North Carolina native in
    Aaron Waldron Sept. 1, 2017, 5:59 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Joel Valander
    Learn more about the life and RC career of back-to-back Finnish 4WD national champion Joel Valander in this week's Talk It Up Tuesday.
    Aaron Waldron Aug. 28, 2017, 3:31 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Evan Vail
    This 20-year-old from South Carolina has been finding his way onto the podium at more big events across the country - and even qualified for the 2018 IFMAR Worlds. After two more top-five finishes at the Wicked Weekend, Evan Vail chatted about his li
    Aaron Waldron Aug. 21, 2017, 4:53 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Tony Truman
    Tony Truman is one of the fastest off-road racers in the UK, has a super-cool job in full-size motor sports, and has lent his heavy accent to a number of our live broadcasts. Learn more about Tony in this week's Talk It Up Tuesday.
    Aaron Waldron Aug. 15, 2017, 11:05 a.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Cole Tollard
    Former Reedy Race open-class winner Cole Tollard drove his Reedy-powered, JConcepts-equipped Team Associated buggy into his first ROAR Nationals A-Main last year. Can he do it again this weekend? Learn more about Cole's life, RC career and future goa
    Aaron Waldron Aug. 7, 2017, 11:40 a.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Tyler Jones
    With a ROAR junior title and Reedy Race podium to his credit, Tyler Jones has become one of the fastest off-road racers from the middle of the United States. Learn more about Tyler, his RC career, his goals for next week's ROAR Nationals and what he
    Aaron Waldron July 31, 2017, 10:43 a.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Teemu Leino
    Finnish racer Teemu Leino has been racing at an elite level in a variety of classes — nitro and electric, on-road and off — for over 20 years. Learn more about his RC career, his life and more in this week's Talk It Up Tuesday.
    Aaron Waldron July 24, 2017, 4:47 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Aaron Kothman
    Upstate New York native and rising off-road racing star Aaron Kothman talked about his budding RC career, his life, and his future goals in this week's Talk It Up Tuesday.
    Aaron Waldron July 17, 2017, 11:15 a.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Randy Caster
    Accomplished on-road racer and two-time defending ROAR national touring car championship car builder Randy Caster shared the story of his life, racing career, new company called 1up Racing and more in this week’s Talk It Up Tuesday.
    Aaron Waldron July 10, 2017, 4:20 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Austin Woodyard
    Austin “Big A” Woodyard is one of the 209 drivers signed up for the Buggy class at this week’s ROAR Fuel Off-Road Nationals with his eyes set on qualifying for the 2018 IFMAR Worlds in Australia - and could be a favorite to win the Junior title. I as
    Aaron Waldron June 19, 2017, 7:11 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Kyle McBride
    Former Worlds finalist, Reedy Race Open 4WD champ, Silver State Pro Nitro Buggy winner, and seven-time defending Australian title-holder Kyle McBride talked about his RC career, hobbies, future goals and more in this week's Talk It Up Tuesday.
    Aaron Waldron June 13, 2017, 11:21 a.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Marc Rheinard [GALLERY]
    Four-time IFMAR world champion and six-time Reedy Touring Car Race winner Marc Rheinard is the one of the best on-road racers of all time. Learn more about his racing career, his life away from the track, how he felt about the offseason switch to Inf
    Aaron Waldron June 6, 2017, 11:11 a.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Harley Yoshii [VIDEO]
    Since transitioning from go-karts and quarter midgets to RC cars seven years ago, 17-year-old Washington native has become one of the fastest racers in the Pacific Northwest. Read what he had to say about his RC career, his goals, all the things he l
    Aaron Waldron May 26, 2017, 4:54 p.m. View Comments
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