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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Silly season update - how have the biggest movers fared?
    This past offseason was one of the most active in history, with ten of the world's fastest drivers changing teams. How do their results so far in 2017 compare to this point last year?
    Aaron Waldron April 21, 2017, 1:10 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Cavalieri and Tebo topped 2012 Silver State Nitro Challenge
    Five years ago, the annual Silver State was held just outside Las Vegas city limits at the Boulder City R/C Speedway - and many the top finishers looked very similar to what we saw last month.
    Aaron Waldron April 14, 2017, 8:05 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Ten years of the Psycho Nitro Blast
    For the last ten years, the Psycho Nitro Blast has combined round-the-clock on-track action, incredibly challenging temporary courses built inside horse large horse arenas, and some of the fastest off-road racers on the planet to build its reputation
    Aaron Waldron April 7, 2017, 12:39 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Evans and Eaton won 2009 April Fools Classic
    Eight years ago, Colorado native Dustin Evans and Utah's own Joel Eaton - both of whom were driving for Team Losi Racing at the time - captured the Modified class titles. Here's a look back at the podium finishers for the 2009 April Fools Classic, in
    Aaron Waldron March 30, 2017, 4:49 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Timeline of Team Losi Racing 2WD buggies
    This week, Team Losi Racing introduced the 22 4.0 - the brand's fifteenth different top-level 2WD buggy since the original JRX-2 back in 1998. Here's a list of all of them, including their release dates, photos and chassis details.
    Aaron Waldron March 3, 2017, 4:45 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Former winners of the Dirt Nitro Challenge
    Here's a list of every driver to win one of the Pro 1/8-scale nitro classes at the DNC.
    Aaron Waldron Feb. 20, 2017, 1:03 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Petersen and Gosch won 2009 Motorama
    Motorama is the country's largest all-indoor motorsports festival, with all types of automotive and racing events - and for over a decade, that has included RC cars. Here are the Pro race results from 2009!
    Aaron Waldron Feb. 17, 2017, 3:30 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: First-ever Snowbird Nationals
    This year marks the 23rd time that the fastest carpet on-road and oval racers have fled to Florida to escape cold winter weather for some hot racing action. Check out what the flyer, schedule and class rules looked like for first Snowbird Nationals b
    Aaron Waldron Feb. 2, 2017, 6 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Over three decades of 4WD Team Associated buggies
    As Team Associated gets closer to the release of the B64, they've published a nearly-half hour documentary of the 4WD buggies that came before it - going all the way back to the hand-built prototype that Jay Halsey raced at the 1985 IFMAR Worlds.
    Aaron Waldron Dec. 23, 2016, 5:11 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The rising speed of 1/12-scale racing [VIDEO]
    The decision to change the 1/12-scale modified class to 2S LiPo packs could increase the velocity of IFMAR's smallest, and oldest, electric racing class to new heights. See how the speeds have increased over the last 28 years in this week's Flashback
    Aaron Waldron Dec. 2, 2016, 4:11 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The funniest RC car industry press release of all-time
    Ten years ago this week, Team Magic introduced the first-ever E4 touring car - the monster in the fluffy clouds. You simply have to read this.
    Aaron Waldron Nov. 11, 2016, 1:25 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: LiveRC's 2010 IFMAR Worlds DVD
    Six years ago, LiveRC produced a DVD of the 2010 IFMAR World Championships in Thailand. Now you can watch it all on YouTube - for free!
    Aaron Waldron Sept. 30, 2016, 4:45 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: LiveRC's 2008 IFMAR Worlds DVD, Disc One
    Eight years ago, LiveRC broadcast its first IFMAR World Championships live online - and then produced a DVD from the footage. Now, for the first time, that DVD is available on YouTube! As we lead up to the 2016 IFMAR World Championships, here's Disc
    Aaron Waldron Sept. 23, 2016, 4:07 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Hagberg won 2014 IFMAR 200mm nitro touring car world championship [VIDEO]
    Two years ago, XRAY's Alexander Hagberg won the world title he had been waiting for. Relive the final in this week's Flashback Friday.
    Aaron Waldron Aug. 5, 2016, 2:45 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Last year's ROAR Electric 1/8-Scale Off-Road and 4x4 Short Course Nationals
    Here's a look back at Ryan Maifield's dominant double win in the ROAR Electric 1/8-Scale Truck and Buggy National Championships - and Dakotah Phend's fourth 4x4 title in five tries. Don't miss this weekend's race live from Stateline R/C!
    Aaron Waldron July 22, 2016, 4:19 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: 2013 Hot Rod Hobbies Off-Road Shootout
    While the 19th annual Hot Rod Hobbies Shootout races under the SoCal sun, look back at the Modified class champions from three years ago.
    Aaron Waldron July 15, 2016, 2:42 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Lutz scored the trifecta at last year's Big Apple Novarossi Challenge
    Last year, Tekno RC's Ryan Lutz earned TQ honors in Nitro Buggy, Nitro Truck and Electric Buggy at the Big Apple Novarossi Challenge hosted by Barnstormers RC Raceway in Chester, New York - and then won all three main events.
    Aaron Waldron July 8, 2016, 8:15 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Schumacher's Cougar SVR rear-motor 2WD buggy
    Four years ago Wednesday, Schumacher released details of its Cougar SVR rear-motor 2WD buggy to appease loose-track off-road racers - even though they had already been racing mid-motor 2WD buggies for over two years.
    Aaron Waldron July 1, 2016, 2:51 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The inaugural Alabama Manufacturer Shootout [VIDEO]
    This weekend, the seventh annual Alabama Manufacturer Shootout - AMS 7.0 - is going down at the Cullman Agricultural Center. Back in 2010, I covered the inaugural AMS for R/C Car Magazine - here's what went down.
    Aaron Waldron June 24, 2016, 3:47 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Thirty eight years of Novak Electronics
    Here's a timeline of notable products that Team Novak released over nearly four decades.
    Aaron Waldron June 17, 2016, 3:55 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Former ROAR Fuel Off-Road National Champions
    Brush up on your ROAR Fuel Off-Road Nationals history with these charts showing every 1/8-scale nitro buggy and truck title winners since 1997.
    Aaron Waldron June 9, 2016, 8:48 a.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Tessmann's domination of last year's ROAR Nationals [VIDEO]
    One year ago, HB Racing driver Ty Tessmann crushed everyone at the ROAR Fuel Off-Road Nationals at A Main Hobbies' Silver Dollar RC Raceway - meeting and breaking all sorts of records in the process. Can he make history again next week?
    Aaron Waldron June 3, 2016, 4:19 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: How have the Top 25 RC rankings changed in the last two years?
    The first global Top 25 RC Rankings were published in March of 2014, and have been a hot-button topic among RC racing fans ever since. Here's what the standings looked like back then - and what they are now.
    Aaron Waldron May 20, 2016, 2:32 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Semifinal replays from Worlds Warm-Up at RC Tracks Las Vegas
    The one-hour final was cancelled after drivers voted not to trash their cars on the rain-soaked surface, but the semifinals at the IFMAR Worlds Warm-Up in Las Vegas had plenty of awesome racing. Click here to watch both 30-minute replays!
    Aaron Waldron May 12, 2016, 3:41 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Crazy big jumps at Psycho Nitro Blast [VIDEO]
    Jumping RC cars off of wooden ramps is part of the Psycho Nitro Blast experience - and since 2009, drivers have willingly launched their cars down the road in search of world records and Internet fame.
    Aaron Waldron April 8, 2016, 5:53 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Former Silver State winners
    Here are the drivers who've won the premier nitro classes at Silver State in its 18-year history.
    Aaron Waldron March 25, 2016, 4:41 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: How have Reedy Race Open winners fared in the Invitational class?
    Ever wondered how the winners of the Open 2WD and 4WD categories at the Reedy Race finish once they move up to the Invitational category? Take a look back at the Open 2WD and 4WD winners since 2011 to see how they did, what their best finish was, and
    Aaron Waldron Jan. 15, 2016, 6:46 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The history of front wings on 2WD buggies
    Some racers call them an aerodynamic advantage, others insist they're merely just "Kool Aid." As it turns out, 2WD buggy racers have been using front wings for decades.
    Aaron Waldron Jan. 8, 2016, 4:14 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Horizon Hobby/Team Associated TQ10
    The first Team Associated 2WD buggy to use a non-aluminum chassis wasn't actually sold under the "Team Associated" name.
    Aaron Waldron Dec. 18, 2015, 6:20 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Traxxas Slash and Slayer Off-Road Championship
    Back in 2008, Traxxas offered over $3500 in prize money for a Slash and Slayer-only race that only happened once.
    Aaron Waldron Nov. 20, 2015, 6:57 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Traxxas Monster Buggy, the first large scale RTR [VIDEO]
    Back in 1993, Traxxas introduced a 1/6-scale, 2WD off-road buggy powered by a gasoline-fueled two-stroke engine. It took over a decade for the trend to finally catch on.
    Aaron Waldron Oct. 30, 2015, 5:13 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The tires, they are a-changin'
    Looking back at the rear tires included with Team Associated's 2WD buggies over the last 31 years paints a terrific picture of the changes in racing trends.
    Aaron Waldron Oct. 23, 2015, 5:32 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Former IFMAR Electric Off-Road Worlds winners
    A complete list of every driver to capture the most prestigious title in 2WD and 4WD buggy racing on the planet.
    Aaron Waldron Oct. 16, 2015, 1:08 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Every former IFMAR Large Scale World Champion
    Russell Grenenger's victory in Kuala Lumpur made him the eighth different driver to win the title in IFMAR's largest class. Here are the previous seven.
    Aaron Waldron Sept. 18, 2015, 3:25 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Kyosho's time in truck racing
    Over the last six years, Japanese manufacturer Kyosho has found remarkable success in two classes of electric off-road racing that only really exist in the U.S.
    Aaron Waldron Aug. 21, 2015, 6 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Cavalieri crushed the Supernationals
    The first, and only, time that ROAR combined every electric off-road class into one long event turned into the Ryan Cavalieri Show.
    Aaron Waldron July 31, 2015, 3:41 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Cavalieri's historic 2011 Worlds double
    Celebrating the four-year anniversary of Ryan Cavalieri's incredible double win in Vaasa, Finland.
    Aaron Waldron July 24, 2015, 4:22 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Glancy and Whitenton opened Thornhill RC Circuit with a bang
    Two years ago, on the Fourth of July, Josh Glancy, Cade Whitenton, Jake Dellinger, and Adam Clark won the Grand Opening race at Thornhill RC Circuit in Hutto, TX.
    Aaron Waldron July 3, 2015, 4:15 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Martin jumped for McDonalds
    Last year, McDonalds in the UK posted this video of a 1/8-scale truck jumping over two semis. As it turned out, European Champion Lee Martin was behind the wheel!
    Aaron Waldron July 3, 2015, 2:53 p.m. View Comments
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    FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The highs and lows for Team Associated last summer
    If you flipped your calendar back one year ago to this week, Team Associated was involved in some of 2014's biggest headlines.
    Aaron Waldron July 2, 2015, 7:52 p.m. View Comments
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