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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Joe Bornhorst
    For this week's Talk It Up Tuesday sit down to discuss the upcoming ROAR Nationals, the highs and lows of being a pro, 1/8 vs. 1/10 racing, and more with the recent AMS 9.0 Pro Truck class winner and one of Tekno RC's star players - Joe Bornhorst!
    Mike Garrison July 9, 2018, 11:03 a.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Ben Sterling
    A name that most arealready familiar with, but have heard a lot more of lately is "Ben Sterling". This week we sit down with the accomplished Australian racer and owner of BSRC to discuss everything from the upcoming Aussie Worlds to new BSRC product
    Mike Garrison July 2, 2018, 12:35 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Ty Tessmann
    For this week's Talk It Up Tuesday we catch up with the newly crowned ROAR 1/8 Nitro Buggy and Truck National Champion Ty Tessmann. Ty discusses this year's Nats, the upcoming Worlds, his "free time", and shares some tips for the rising stars of R/C.
    Mike Garrison June 25, 2018, 11:22 a.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Charlie Suangka
    For this week's Talk It Up Tuesday, we sit down with our long-time friend and R/C guru, Charlie Suangka, as he holds nothing back to let us know exactly how he feels about the R/C industry, R/C cars vs. drones, World Championships, tracks hidden in h
    Mike Garrison June 11, 2018, 1:20 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Tom Erickson - ROAR Regional Director
    For this week's Talk It Up Tuesday we sit down with ROAR Region 5 director, Tom Erickson. Tom joins us to discuss everything from being a ROAR Regional director, his series/format plans to enhance racing in his region, his opinions for the future of
    Mike Garrison June 4, 2018, 2:02 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Jared Tebo
    As we continuing counting down the days and weeks to the 2018 ROAR 1/8-scale Fuel Off-Road Nationals, we sit down to with reigning National Buggy Champion Jared Tebo to discuss everything from last year's win and this year's Silver State race to the
    Mike Garrison May 23, 2018, 9:14 a.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Southside Raceway's Brian Lewis
    The 2018 ROAR Off-Road Fuel Nationals are getting set to be held at Southside Raceway in Lake City, Florida. The anticipation continues to build for racers attending, and we've sat down with Southside's main-man and Pro-Line Racing east coast team ma
    Mike Garrison May 21, 2018, 1:57 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Photographer Steve Burgess of Rugspin Graphix
    Whether you attend a major event, read the race report from it online, or simply scroll through social media during and shortly after the event, you are likely to see the photography work of Rugspin Graphix Steve Burgess. Much like a privateer dr
    Mike Garrison May 14, 2018, 2:07 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Jeremy Moser
    For this week's Talk It Up Tuesday, we sit down and chat with CowRC and SOAR Seiki USA team manager, host of the Moo Minute Podcast Show, and talented singer of the National Anthem from the 2018 Psycho Nitro Blast and Silver State race - Jeremy Moser
    Mike Garrison May 7, 2018, 12:29 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Adam Drake [UPDATED with MBX8 ECO video close up]
    Adam Drake joins us to discuss the new Mugen MBX8 ECO, his engine break-in service, the upcoming Silver State race, and announces the MBX8T is coming soon!
    Mike Garrison April 30, 2018, 1:49 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Zachary Rogers
    Zachary Rogers' story might sound familiar: he got into the hobby with his father after racing go-karts as a child, and started racing major events as his skills improved. When the 2017 silly season got under way, a couple of big changes within the i
    Aaron Waldron April 23, 2018, 5:56 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Mark Sousa
    This young man began traveling from his home in Canada to race against faster drivers in the United States, making a name for himself as a talented driver and picking up notable finishes at national and regional events along the way — no, I’m not tal
    Aaron Waldron April 16, 2018, 3:15 p.m. View Comments
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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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