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What Makes a Good Racer?


Remote Control car racing is one of the funnest activities you can be involved in, and it also provides an excellent outlet for those looking for a more competitive level. From how you setup your car, to the specific tactics you implement in your racing strategy, there are a variety of elements that factor into how successful you will be on the RC race track. Whether you participate in a competitive circuit, or just race your buddies on the weekend, everyone has that innate desire to win. If you are looking to take your racing to the next level, here are a few helpful tips and tricks to get you winning more races and having more fun.

Adjustments to your car is usually one of the first things many drivers today jump at when doing modifications for better performance. While you can do certain engine modifications with upgrades as well after market and freer spinning wheels for more speed and better handling, make sure you do some proper research before making big time changes to the car. There is a chance that you can greatly improve your racing ability and overall performance with just a few minor touch ups and adjustments to the alignment.

One of the biggest keys to being a top of the line racer is driving your RC car very much like you would a regular car. Handling at the proper speed and trying to drive as smoothly and flawlessly as possible will get you a great deal farther than a run and gun, full throttle, breakneck pace will. Passing while tailgating someone at the last minute usually doesn't go over too well in the real world. In the RC racing circuits, passing is all about timing and picking your open spots when they are available. Another key to successful RC racing is how you handle corners. In real life, you don't take every corner at the highest speed possible, and the same should go for your RC racing. When you are handling corners in the RC racing world, come into wide while slowing down, before accelerating out of the turn to get back to top speed.

If you are in the market for a top of the line RC car that will provide you with excellent all around performance, you can't go wrong with the Traxxas 1/10 Stampede RTR XL-5 ESC from Traxxas. This 11 pound car can handle any obstacle you throw at it with it's fiber composite monocoque chassis, while offering great speed and handling for any racing level.

For the RC driver trying to improve their racing, follow some of these tips and you are sure to start winning more and more.