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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Kody Knudtson
    Former ROAR modified touring car national champion Kody Knudtson dove into drone racing headfirst - and he talked about making the transition, as well as how he compares the two hobbies, in this week's Talk It Up Tuesday.
    Aaron Waldron Sept. 13, 2016, 3:21 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Kyle Layton
    ROAR 17.5 National Champion sits down with me
    Joe Adragna Aug. 16, 2016, 7:50 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Alex Sturgeon
    This week's Talk It Up Tuesday is a chat with Alex Sturgeon, Team Losi Racing driver and manager of the Hobbytown USA Hobbyplex - which will host this week's ROAR Electric Off-Road Nationals. Read about his RC career, his predictions for this week's
    Aaron Waldron Aug. 9, 2016, 1:56 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Michael Twilling
    The 25-year-old former motocross racer found a love for RC after a crash left him injured - and a friend showed him his short course truck. Read on to learn more about what has driven Michael Twilling to become one of the fastest racers in his area i
    Aaron Waldron Aug. 2, 2016, 5:11 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Ilias Arkoudaris
    In this week's Talk It Up Tuesday interview, Tekno RC European Sales and Team Manager Ilias Arkoudaris discussed how he was introduced to the hobby, his favorite part of working in the industry, what he thinks should change, and more.
    Aaron Waldron July 26, 2016, 11:38 a.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Paul Ciccarello
    Serpent America's Paul Ciccarello races pretty much every class imaginable - but did you know he got started in RC through an old job after a motocross crash left him injured? And that he's a former slot car racing world champion? Learn more about "C
    Aaron Waldron July 19, 2016, 3:35 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Kyle Rhodes
    On the track, Kyle Rhodes has earned the reputation as one of the fastest nitro racers in the Northeast, and off the track he’s responsible for helping people in his area get the most of their hobby as the manager of Wolcott Hobby’s two locations. Ge
    Aaron Waldron July 12, 2016, 3 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Felix Law
    The 2015 Reedy Touring Car Race of Champions Open Modified winner has raced more classes of RC cars, in more countries, than you could've possibly imagined. Learn more about his RC career and what he thinks of the industry in this week's Talk It Up T
    Aaron Waldron June 28, 2016, 4:38 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Darren Wimberley
    In this week's Talk It Up Tuesday, Darren Wimberley - the founder of FireBrand RC - chatted about how he merged his love for RC with a lifelong passion for art and nearly two decades of marketing experience to create his own company.
    Aaron Waldron June 21, 2016, 3:39 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Tyler Keel
    This week's Talk It Up Tuesday delves into the backstory of what many would consider a typical hobbyist - someone who simply races RC cars for fun. Tyler Keel is perhaps better known for his fiery-red hair than he is his position as a Team Associated
    Aaron Waldron May 31, 2016, 3:49 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Mason Eppley
    Teenage NorCal-native Mason Eppley went from playing with an RTR rally car to being one of the fastest racers in his area and qualifying for the IFMAR Worlds in just three years. Learn more about Mason in this week's Talk It Up Tuesday.
    Aaron Waldron May 24, 2016, 3:11 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Lee Martin
    British off-road ace Lee Martin talked about his racing career, his goals, and what he loves most about RC in this week's Talk It Up Tuesday.
    Aaron Waldron May 17, 2016, 4:34 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Felix Harsh
    The team manager for Bellgate Distributors chatted about his RC career, how he got his start, what it's like working in the industry, how he thinks stock racing should change, and how his favorite hobby has helped him through some of his life's most
    Aaron Waldron April 19, 2016, 3:19 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Colin Herzig
    The Expert Truck and Buggy winner from the Dirt Nitro Challenge explained how he got started in RC racing, what he enjoys most, and his goals for the future.
    Aaron Waldron April 12, 2016, 4:58 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Rob Gillespie Jr.
    After nearly sweeping his second-straight April Fools Classic at his home track, Team Associated driver Rob Gillespie chatted about his RC racing career for this week's Talk It Up Tuesday.
    Aaron Waldron April 5, 2016, 5:52 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Barry Pettit discussed offseason switch to Tekno RC
    Former Worlds semifinalist Barry Pettit made big news a couple of weeks ago when he switched from long-time sponsor Mugen Seiki to the surging Tekno RC team. Read about why he made the decision, the other options he considered, and what he learned fr
    Aaron Waldron March 29, 2016, 2:23 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Simon Kurzbuch
    Reigning 1/8-scale nitro on-road world champion Simon Kurzbuch talked about his racing career and scoring one of the industry's most coveted titles.
    Aaron Waldron March 15, 2016, 3:42 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Ray Munday
    Australian off-road racing veteran Ray Munday chats about his long history in RC, his super cool job, and what it's like racing down under (especially the thriving junior scene!) in this week's interview.
    Aaron Waldron March 8, 2016, 4:29 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Chris Tocco
    The owner of RC Tracks of Las Vegas talked about how he got his start in RC, why he wanted to open a track, and what he's most excited for when the IFMAR Worlds visits his facility in October.
    Aaron Waldron Feb. 9, 2016, 5:37 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Savoya speaks about switch to TLR
    Read what three-time European Champion Renaud Savoya had to say about signing with Team Losi Racing.
    Aaron Waldron Jan. 26, 2016, 4:45 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: JP Richards
    Former ROAR national champion and 2014 Reedy Race Open 2WD winner JP Richards talked about his goals, his offseason switch to Team Durango, entering the Invitational class for the second time, and why his brother deserves so much credit for his racin
    Aaron Waldron Jan. 19, 2016, 4:54 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Tanner Denney
    Arizonan off-road racer and former Reedy Race Open 4WD champ Tanner Denney opened up about his racing career, his goals, signing with new engine sponsor REDS Racing, and rejoining mentor Ryan Maifield at Team Losi and Team Orion.
    Aaron Waldron Jan. 5, 2016, 3:04 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Mike Truhe tells all about the switch to Mugen Seiki
    Read what former national champion and Worlds runner-up Mike Truhe had to say about the surprise switch to Mugen Seiki Racing.
    Aaron Waldron Dec. 29, 2015, 4:51 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Chad Phillips
    Long-time off-road racing veteran Chad Phillips talked about his career, what it's like working for Absolute Hobbyz, spending time with his kids and how he's still motivated to win.
    Aaron Waldron Dec. 22, 2015, 6:56 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Andrew Smolnik
    Hobby Pro USA and PR Racing America founder Andrew Smolnik talked about his racing career and making a living in the RC industry that he loves.
    Aaron Waldron Dec. 15, 2015, 4:30 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Ryan Maifield
    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Ryan Maifield
    Thomas Tran Dec. 8, 2015, 7:59 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Chris Wheeler
    One of the fastest off-road racers in Arizona talked about his RC racing career - and what the hobby has meant to his life.
    Aaron Waldron Nov. 24, 2015, 6:13 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Jonathan 'JJ' Wang
    Chinese-American 17-year-old JJ Wang talks about traveling the world to go racing with his father, scoring a top-five finish at the IFMAR Worlds, and how much he loves racing.
    Aaron Waldron Nov. 16, 2015, 5:36 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Max Flurer
    One of the East Coast's fastest off-road and dirt oval racers talks about his RC career and what it's like trying to stay competitive in two totally different disciplines.
    Aaron Waldron Nov. 3, 2015, 5:02 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Chris Higa
    Long-time local racer turned his hobby into a career as the Large Scale Surface Product Manager for Horizon Hobby, and has won fifth-scale off-road races across the country.
    Aaron Waldron Oct. 27, 2015, 3:10 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Jake Mayo
    Since his last Talk It Up Tuesday interview, Team Associated driver Jake Mayo has been on a tear. Catch up with the 17-year-old high school senior with fresh updates on his racing career.
    Aaron Waldron Oct. 20, 2015, 4:10 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: World champions Spencer Rivkin and Bruno Coelho
    Newly crowned 2WD and 4WD world champions Spencer Rivkin and Bruno Coelho react to winning the biggest races of their lives.
    Aaron Waldron Oct. 13, 2015, 4:06 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Defending world champions Jared Tebo and Steven Hartson
    The 2WD and 4WD titleholders from 2013 share their memories of their big wins as well as how they're preparing for next week's IFMAR World Championships.
    Aaron Waldron Sept. 29, 2015, 3:52 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: James Arluck
    Long-time RC racing veteran talks about competing in BattleBots - and how the two hobbies have surprising similarities.
    Aaron Waldron Sept. 21, 2015, 7:40 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Cory Drachenberg
    The man behind Pro-Line's Come With With Us series talks about his RC experience, putting together some of RC's most popular videos, and his tips for making your own epic clips.
    Aaron Waldron Sept. 1, 2015, 3:49 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Nicholas Lee
    The Singaporean racer best known for his skills behind the wheel of a touring car talks about how he got his start, his favorite hobbies, the Asian racing scene, and more.
    Aaron Waldron Aug. 25, 2015, 1:26 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Nick Wautlet
    Team Associated customer service rep Nick Wautlet talks about what got him into RC, his side business building kits for customers, and how much fun this hobby can be.
    Aaron Waldron Aug. 18, 2015, 3:33 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Tanner Day
    The newly crowned 17.5 2WD Buggy and Short Course National Champion talks about his career and his biggest win yet.
    Aaron Waldron Aug. 11, 2015, 2:45 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Drew Moller
    One of the fastest rising stars in RC racing talks about his career, racing with his father, starting college, and competing for fun.
    Aaron Waldron Aug. 4, 2015, 2:56 p.m. View Comments
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    TALK IT UP TUESDAY: Alex Pilson
    The owner of REDS Racing USA talks about life before RC, running a business and race team in the industry, and what he thinks are his biggest triumphs yet.
    Aaron Waldron July 21, 2015, 3:20 p.m. View Comments
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