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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: Restructuring Race Day with R/C Tee Times
    Stealing the idea from local motocross tracks, Mike Garrison questions whether an "R/C Tee Time" raceday format with higher entry fees and significantly limited entries for social distancing could potentially be the answer to get us back racing soone
    Mike Garrison April 28, 2020, 11:13 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: The Silver Lining
    While this is a very trying time for millions of people around the globe, within the R/C industry Mike shares what he believes is the silver lining that has come from all that is happening in the world today.
    Mike Garrison April 1, 2020, 12:33 p.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: Time to Change Social Media Race Reports
    In this week's edition of "A Moment with Mike", Mike shares his opinion on social media race reports and what needs to change.
    Mike Garrison Feb. 25, 2020, 10:33 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: The Dirt Nitro Challenge History of Champions
    The Dirt Nitro Challenge is among the list of most prestigious 1/8-scale off-road racing events on the planet. As the 21st annual running of this event prepares to kick, off we take a look at the past 20 years worth of Pro Nitro Buggy class champions
    Mike Garrison Feb. 19, 2020, 10:22 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: Travelling Like a Pro [VIDEO]
    After attending the JConcepts INS10 opener this past weekend with multiple roller bags, carrying bags, cardboard boxes full of stuff, and STILL forgetting valuable equipment at home...Mike goes in search of the best tips and tricks to travel like a p
    Mike Garrison Feb. 12, 2020, 9:21 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: What's In A Pro Driver's Toolbox?
    Have you ever wondered what a paid professional R/C racer carries in his toolbox to be fully prepared for any wrenching task at all times? In this edition of A Moment with Mike, Mike Garrison dives in to find out!
    Mike Garrison Feb. 4, 2020, 10:48 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: Reedy Race History of Champions
    Who is the winningest driver and manufacturer's in Reedy Race history? Which track has hosted this event the longest? Find out all of this and more in this week's edition of A Moment with Mike!
    Mike Garrison Jan. 14, 2020, 11:34 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: Kinwald vs. Masami [VIDEO]
    While caught in the YouTube vortex, Mike stumbles across an epic battle between two of R/C racing's greatest legends - Brian Kinwald and Masami Hirosaka.
    Mike Garrison Jan. 7, 2020, 9:25 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: Racing Emotions with Clark Griswold
    Mike shares his take on racing emotions, and a hilarious meme that really hits home for him.
    Mike Garrison Dec. 17, 2019, 9:30 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: Slower is Faster
    After swapping from a 6.5 Mod motor to a 13.5 Spec motor in his 4wd buggy, Mike is reminded that sometimes going faster means slowing down.
    Mike Garrison Dec. 10, 2019, 9:51 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: Ty's Money Saving Homegrown Tips and Tricks [VIDEO]
    Who knew that braiding horses hair, getting a flat on your dirt bike, playing a friendly game of darts, or finding that old putty knife from when you fixed the hole in the wall could be so beneficial to your R/C car racing? Watch as Ty Tessmann share
    Mike Garrison Dec. 3, 2019, 9:34 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: Top 10 Overtakes in R/C [VIDEO]
    Watch this YouTube compilation from Greek R/C racer, Dimitris Ioannidis, featuring some of the wildest R/C passes caught on film!
    Mike Garrison Nov. 19, 2019, 9:57 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: Miracle Main in Milwaukee [VIDEO]
    In one of miraculous and shocking turn of events during the Team Associated Championships at Trackside Raceway, watch as a 9-year old's hopes of winning are crushed but suddenly brought back to life mid-race by the stunning act of kindness from his c
    Mike Garrison Nov. 12, 2019, 11:26 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: R/C Epiphany - The Future is Bright
    During his last visit to the local track, Mike had an "R/C epiphany", and quickly realized that despite the "negatives" that he has too often has focused on, the future of R/C is bright.
    Mike Garrison Nov. 5, 2019, 9:56 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: Passing On the R/C Addiction
    "This past weekend there were races happening all around me ranging from dirt off-road to carpet oval and everything in between. Despite the number of races, I did not go racing. Instead, I did something very, very, very bad – I watched the R/C addic
    Mike Garrison Oct. 15, 2019, 11:44 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: How Do We Place Racers in the Proper Skill Level Class?
    With the popularity in stock class racing on the rise among all skill level racers, more and more promoters are dividing the spec classes down into skill level classes as well. Mike wants to know - how do YOU believe racers should be placed into the
    Mike Garrison Oct. 8, 2019, 12:24 p.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: Understanding CVA, CVD, and Universal Joint Driveshafts [VIDEO]
    What's the difference between CVA, CVD, and Universal Joint driveshafts? Does one work better than the others? With the help of TLR's Kevin Gahan, find out in this edition of A Moment with Mike!
    Mike Garrison Oct. 1, 2019, 10:11 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: Silly Season is Coming - Sponsorship Reminders
    As drivers prepare their pen and paper to update their latest resume results and send out 2020 sponsorship applications, Mike takes a moment to share a few quick reminders regarding sponsorship.
    Mike Garrison Sept. 24, 2019, 7:32 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: RTR to Racer with AMain [VIDEO]
    For years Mike has wanted to experiment by taking a budget friendly RTR buggy, putting it up against the high-end competition kits, upgrading it along the way, and working to see if it is possible to be a competitive local racer using a RTR platform.
    Mike Garrison Sept. 17, 2019, 10:25 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: My Turn in the Hot Seat
    Over the years Mike has interviewed a lot people in the R/C industry, but now it's his turn in the hot seat with Hobbytown's Tommy DeFreece to discuss his early days in R/C, the future of R/C, online vs. hobby shop sales, the focus of the industry, a
    Mike Garrison Sept. 10, 2019, 9:06 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: Asian Nitro Championships A-Main Replays [VIDEO]
    Despite his lack of experience in nitro on-road racing, Mike thoroughly enjoys the sounds, smells, speed, and precision of it all as a spectator. Today he shares the high-flying action from the ANC Finale at Infinity International RC Speedway in Japa
    Mike Garrison Sept. 3, 2019, 12:11 p.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: 7 Out of 754 - The 2019 ROAR National Champions
    754 different entries competed for a ROAR Off-Road National Championship title among the various classes in 2019, but only 7 of them reached that goal. Today, Mike congratulates and shares a list of your 2019 ROAR Off-Road National Champions!
    Mike Garrison Aug. 27, 2019, 11:12 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: ROAR 1/10 Nationals - A Decade of Results
    For this week's "A Moment With Mike", Mike Garrison shares a look at the past 10 years worth of A-Main results in the Mod 2wd Buggy and 4wd Buggy classes. He questions the number of new names vs. repeat names over the years, and points out which driv
    Mike Garrison Aug. 20, 2019, 9:25 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: Unsung Heroes - Racing Photographers
    Mike believes that one factor to any great R/C event that is too often overlooked is having a photographer there to capture the action. For those of you camera wielding wizards…this one's for you.
    Mike Garrison Aug. 13, 2019, 9:08 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: Pit Bikes Invade SDRC Raceway [VIDEO]
    For those who have ever dreamed of racing a pit bike around an R/C track, check out these lucky few who shred the famous SDRC Raceway facility!
    Mike Garrison Aug. 6, 2019, 11:34 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: Building A Strong Foundation for a Bright Future
    New and novice level racers are the foundation of R/C racing, and Mike Garrison shares a reminder of how important it is to create a strong foundation in order to achieve a bright future ahead.
    Mike Garrison July 30, 2019, 12:47 p.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: The ACTUAL ROAR 1/8 Electric All-Time Win List
    If you aren't aware the Mike Garrison is not a morning person, let his last week's All-Time Win List which was missing MULTIPLE past champions be a reminder. This week he corrects his mistake with the ACTUAL ROAR Off-Road Electric 1/8 and 4wd SCT All
    Mike Garrison July 23, 2019, 11:26 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: ROAR 1/8 Electric Nationals All-Time Win List
    This weekend is host to the 2019 ROAR 1/8 Electric & 4wd SCT Nationals at Adrenaline Racing in Winchester, Virginia. Mike tallies up the ROAR 1/8 Electric & 4wd SCT Nationals All-Time win list to determine the winningest drivers and manufacturers fro
    Mike Garrison July 16, 2019, 12:53 p.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: Revisiting The IFMAR Worlds Journeys [VIDEO]
    When it comes to winning a World Championship, there are very few who will earn that title. For many racers "It's not about the destination, it's about the journey." Mike re-visits the Come Drive With Us documentary series to tell the journey of race
    Mike Garrison July 9, 2019, 7:53 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: Changing Perspectives
    Following the race weekend at the RC Pro Series, Mike reflects back on how perspectives can change, and giving yourself something to smile about years later for those long car rides home.
    Mike Garrison July 1, 2019, 9:56 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: Hilarious R/C Fails [VIDEO]
    Mike Garrison takes a break from the serious topics of R/C to share a hilarious compilation of R/C fails for those in need of a good morning laugh.
    Mike Garrison June 12, 2019, 9:01 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: Are Tire Warmers the Death of Off-Road R/C Racing?
    Mike Garrison shares his opinion of the increased use of tire warmers in both 1/10 and 1/8-scale off-road racing, his concerns it has on the future, the evolution of R/C, and more in this edition of "A Moment with Mike".
    Mike Garrison June 11, 2019, 9:23 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: The Importance of Working Together
    Mike Garrison shares a reminder, and his opinion, towards the importance of manufacturer's, hobby shops, and racers working together to support one another for the overall well-being of the R/C industry.
    Mike Garrison June 4, 2019, 1:46 p.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: Sharing Knowledge of the Pros - The Best R/C Racer Video Pages
    A key part of growing the world of R/C racing is eliminating the intimidation, welcoming new racers in, sharing knowledge, and helping others learn and enjoy. Mike has put together a list of his personal favorite R/C racer YouTube and Facebook video
    Mike Garrison May 21, 2019, 10:57 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: R/C Dirt Oval Racing on the Rise
    R/C dirt oval racing popularity is on the rise across the midwest among new racers, as well as long-time off-road racers. Mike wants to know for those who have recently taken interest in dirt oval racing – what is the reason, the attraction, and how
    Mike Garrison May 15, 2019, 10:08 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: Track Owners - Just In It For The Money
    As someone who has played many roles in the racing industry over the years, Mike shares his opinion and what he feels is the truth behind being a race promoter and track owner.
    Mike Garrison May 7, 2019, 11:20 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: Top 10 Drivers To Watch At Silver State
    As we prepare for the racing to get under way at the 2019 Silver State Indoor World Championships, Mike Garrison has put together his pre-race prediction of the Top 10 drivers to watch out for.
    Mike Garrison May 1, 2019, 9:08 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: Should a Track Hack Have to Pay for Your Broken Parts?
    This week Mike shares his opinion after being asked, "At what point should a known “track hack” racer take responsibility for the damage they have caused to someone else’s vehicle - or - should they even be responsible at all?" Read the latest ed
    Mike Garrison April 23, 2019, 10:58 a.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: Time to change the kids behavior in R/C
    After seeing a recent outburst from another young racer, Mike shares his concerns and opinions towards changing the behavior of the next generation R/C car racers.
    Mike Garrison April 16, 2019, 3:28 p.m. View Comments
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    A MOMENT WITH MIKE: Should racers be allowed to skip qualifying, enter, and race on main day?
    Is the disadvantage of showing up on main day with no track time enough to make it fair, or is showing up the day of mains to bump-up unfair like cutting in a long line that's been waiting their turn? Mike shares his thoughts, experiences, and wants
    Mike Garrison April 10, 2019, 8:36 a.m. View Comments
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