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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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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: What happened to ROAR's Clubman Series concept?
    Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of ROAR announcing that it had teamed up with three awesome racing facilities — Hobbytown USA HobbyPlex, Fastlane Raceway, and The Track — to promote a cost-controlled series using handout motors. Here's what t
    Aaron Waldron Oct. 19, 2017, 6:58 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Coelho's incredible run to the 4WD world championship [VIDEO]
    Tuesday marked the two-year anniversary XRAY's Bruno Coelho wrapping up the 2015 IFMAR 4WD title in dominating fashion, leaving no doubt as to who the fastest driver on the planet was that day — but it wasn't without a bit of controversy.
    Aaron Waldron Oct. 13, 2017, 12:04 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Rivkin won stunning IFMAR 2WD World Championship title [VIDEO]
    Two years ago today, the 2WD portion of the 2015 IFMAR World Champions wrapped up on the astroturf of Yatabe Arena in Japan, where then-15-year-old Team Associated star Spencer Rivkin outwitted and outdrove the best buggy racers on the planet — inclu
    Aaron Waldron Oct. 5, 2017, 5:27 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Tebo and Hartson won thrilling 2013 IFMAR World Championships [VIDEO]
    Four years ago today, the 2013 IFMAR Electric Off-Road World Championships wrapped up at the A Main Hobbies Silver Dollar R/C Raceway in Chico, CA, completing one of the wildest weeks of RC racing in the hobby’s history.
    Aaron Waldron Sept. 28, 2017, 7:07 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: JQ Racing release party
    Yesterday marked the three-year anniversary of a swanky press conference Joseph Quagraine held at the IFMAR Worlds in Messina, Italy, where he treated the media to pizza and beer while we listened to his plans for the team.
    Aaron Waldron Sept. 21, 2017, 11:17 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: North Star RC Cup
    This upcoming Monday marks the two-year anniversary of the North Star RC Cup, a one-off electric off-road and dirt oval event held on temporary tracks built at the North Star Mohican Casino and Resort in Bowler, Wisconsin with nearly nearly $7000 in
    Aaron Waldron Sept. 14, 2017, 9:03 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Grenenger and Liang won thrilling IFMAR Large Scale Worlds and inaugural GT World Cup [VIDEO]
    This weekend marks the two-year anniversary of the last IFMAR Large Scale World Championships, and inaugural GT World Cup, where title underdogs Russell Grenenger and then-15-year-old Lim Kai Liang both overcame staggering odds to grasp international
    Aaron Waldron Sept. 7, 2017, 2:53 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: McBride, Savoya and Peters won Dragon Stone Asian Buggy Championship [VIDEO]
    This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of a 1/8-scale off-road race that Scotty Ernst organized at the Dragon Stone RC facility in Liaoyang, China - which attracted some of the world's fastest drivers to a one-of-a-kind event in the heart of the
    Aaron Waldron Aug. 31, 2017, 5:17 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Team Associated RC10 displayed in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History
    Two years ago today, Team Associated announced that the RC10 — the iconic 2WD buggy and most famous of Roger Curtis' inventions — had been added to the Spark!Lab at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. http://www.li
    Aaron Waldron Aug. 24, 2017, 12:57 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Truhe, Cavalieri, Tebo and Maifield won 2010 ROAR Nationals
    Seven years ago today, the 2010 ROAR Electric Off-Road Nationals kicked off on the outdoor track at Leisure Hours Raceway - where Mike Truhe, Ryan Cavalieri, Jared Tebo and Ryan Maifield each scored a Modified-class national title, and the 4WD short
    Aaron Waldron Aug. 17, 2017, 1:04 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: 2010 ROAR Carpet Nationals at The Track [VIDEO]
    Mimis RC Track opened in 1992 and was named to simply "The Track" in 2005. The facility transformed into a full-time clay off-road track in 2012 - but not before hosting a ROAR National Championship for Carpet On-Road back in 2010 when Josh Cyrul dom
    Aaron Waldron Aug. 9, 2017, 3:24 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Phend took two wins, Maifield topped 4WD and Cavalieri crushed short course at last year's ROAR Nationals [VIDEO]
    Team Losi Racing star Dakotah Phend earned the Top Qualifying spot in 2WD, 4WD and Stadium Truck at last year's ROAR Electric Off-Road Nationals, hosted by the Hobbytown USA Hobbyplex, and won two of the finals - with then-teammate Ryan Maifield taki
    Aaron Waldron Aug. 3, 2017, 10:27 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Yo! LiveRC Raps about Maifield and Lemieux [VIDEO]
    Three years ago today, the first of two rap videos cracking jokes about champion racers Ryan Maifield and Paul Lemieux in RC hit our home page. Click here to laugh at them all over again!
    Aaron Waldron July 27, 2017, 12:47 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Maifield and Rivkin won rain-shortened ROAR 1/8-Scale Electric Off-Road Nationals
    Starting today, the fastest 1/8-scale electric off-road racers in the country will be competing at the AMain Performance Hobbies Silver Dollar RC Raceway in Chico, CA for the ROAR Nationals, after which champions will be crowned for the E-Buggy, E-Tr
    Aaron Waldron July 19, 2017, 10:52 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Tessmann took D216 to the top at the 2016 Hot Rod Hobbies Off-Road Shootout
    One year after the HB Racing D216 2WD buggy made its debut at Hot Rod Hobbies, Ty Tessmann drove it to the win at last year's Off-Road Shootout - while Ryan Maifield dominated the 4WD class, and Jared Tebo and Ryan Cavalieri split the Stadium Truck a
    Aaron Waldron July 13, 2017, 2:10 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Muddy grudge match ends in steamroll - and lopsided meme war [VIDEO]
    This weekend, Barnstormers R/C Race Way will host Dakotah Phend, Cole Ogden, defending champion Adam Drake and some of the fastest nitro off-road racers in the northeast for the Big Apple Novarossi World Nitro Challenge - and you'll be able to watch
    Aaron Waldron July 6, 2017, 11:32 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Last week’s Junior Nationals final [VIDEO]
    In 2015, Tim Lime encouraged ROAR to add a separate under-16 race to the Fuel Off-Road Nationals to give the event's youngest competitors a chance to shine in the national spotlight. Last Sunday, his 12-year-old son, Camden, stole the show.
    Aaron Waldron June 30, 2017, 12:51 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Every former ROAR Fuel Off-Road National Champion
    Here are the winners of the ROAR Fuel Off-Road National Championship in both the 1/8-scale Buggy and Truck classes going back to 1997. How many could you have named?
    Aaron Waldron June 16, 2017, 10:28 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Rivkin spoiled Maifield's perfect weekend at last year's ROAR Fuel Off-Road Nationals [VIDEO]
    Last year, Ryan Maifield TQ'd seven of the eight rounds of qualifying between the Buggy and Truck classes at Thornhill Racing Circuit and, after driving away with a record fourth title in the 1/8-Scale Nitro Truck final, looked poised to become just
    Aaron Waldron June 15, 2017, 5:06 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Former ROAR Fuel Off-Road Nationals Junior-class winners - where are they now? [VIDEO]
    ROAR added an under-16 nitro buggy final to the ROAR Fuel Off-Road Nationals back in 2015, and Tyler Jones and Dillon Caldwell claimed the two titles since in very different ways. Relive their victories and see what these two young men have been up t
    Aaron Waldron June 9, 2017, 12:06 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Marc Rheinard's first Reedy Touring Car Race of Champions victory
    Last weekend at Tamiya American Raceway, Marc Rheinard won a record-extending sixth title at the Reedy Touring Car Race of Champions - and his first behind the week of the Infinity IF14. He won his first eleven years ago, at the same track, ahead of
    Aaron Waldron June 1, 2017, 7:02 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Team Losi competing in the Indy 500
    This weekend marks the 101st Indianapolis 500 - one of the most famous motor sports events in the world. Back in the mid- to late-90s, Team Losi participated in the Indy 500 as a sponsor and team owner - including a top-ten finish!
    Aaron Waldron May 26, 2017, 12:01 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Timeline of Team Losi Racing 4WD buggies
    On the one-year anniversary of the release of the Team Losi Racing 22-4 2.0 - the reigning ROAR national champion - here's a look back at every 4WD buggy (and their spin-offs) that TLR ever sold.
    Aaron Waldron May 11, 2017, 3:28 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Was last year’s ROAR Nationals warm-up an advantage?
    Each year, the host of the ROAR Fuel Off-Road Nationals organizes a preview event to give drivers a chance to check out the track conditions. How did the A-Main qualifiers at last year's Warm-Up fare in the main event?
    Aaron Waldron May 11, 2017, 1:35 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: 2013 ROAR Electric Paved On-Road Nationals [VIDEO]
    Four years ago today, WCRC/Village Raceway in Boynton Beach, FL hosted 130 entries at the ROAR Electric Paved On-Road Nationals. Here’s a look back at the winners, replays of the title-deciding stock and modified touring car finals, and a very intere
    Aaron Waldron May 4, 2017, 7:55 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Kyosho Inferno GT series
    The 1/8-scale nitro GT category is the fastest growing class in on-road racing - and it owes its roots to ready-to-run vehicles with beautiful scale bodies from Kyosho that were released 21 years ago. With this week's teaser clip of the 9BGT perhaps
    Aaron Waldron April 28, 2017, 3:32 p.m. View Comments
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