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Tony Phalen

Tony Phalen - As an avid RC enthusiast, Tony has been building, bashing and racing RC Cars for over 25 years. He has raced everything from 1:18th scale trucks to 1:5 scale motorcycles and everything in-between. He's also worked on both sides of the industry fence; working at and with many major manufacturers (as well as being a sponsored driver) to working for a high-profile industry magazine. During this time he has learned many tricks, tips and techniques and has transferred that knowledge to CompetitionX - the most informative RC website on the internet! More articles by Tony Phalen

Hop Up Corner: Tamiya Dancing Rider

Hop Up Corner: Tamiya Dancing Rider

Best Performance Parts for Your Tamiya Dancing Rider Tamiya’s Dancing Rider has become a very popular little 3-wheeler. It addition to it’s unique design, it’s a very fun little trike to drive. Moderate speeds, delightful …

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Team Associated DR10 | CompetitionX

Team Associated DR10 | CompetitionX

Team Associated employees has been posting a lot of ‘personal’ pix of their ‘No Prep’, short course-based drag racers over the past couple of weeks. That being said, it’s really no surprise to see the …

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Castle Creations 2028 Extreme 800kV Sensored Brushless Motor | CompetitionX

Castle Creations 2028 Extreme 800kV Sensored Brushless Motor | CompetitionX

Castle Creations has dropped a new brushless motor for large scale applications. The 2028 Extreme is a 4-pole, 12-slot sensored brushless motor that spins in at only 800kV! It’s updated design produces less heat while …

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STRC Carbon Fiber Shock Towers for ARRMA Limitless/Infraction | CompetitionX

STRC Carbon Fiber Shock Towers for ARRMA Limitless/Infraction | CompetitionX

STRC has a couple new parts for you ARRMA Limitless/Infraction owners! These shock towers are made from 5mm carbon fiber and are a direct replacement for the stock parts. Not only are they lightweight, but …

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Axial Yeti Jr. Upgrade Parts | CompetitionX

Own an Axial Racing Yeti Jr.? If so then you’re going to love these new parts! AXI31622 Axial Yeti Jr. Steering Knuckle Set CNC’ed from 6061 aluminum and hard anodized, these replace the stock parts …

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Pro-Line Parts – Jeep Gladiator, Axis Body, Big Bore Scaler Shocks, Hole Shot 3.0 and Aluminum Hex Adapters | CompetitionX

Pro-Line Parts - Jeep Gladiator, Axis Body, Big Bore Scaler Shocks, Hole Shot 3.0 and Aluminum Hex Adapters | CompetitionX

Pro-Line Racing has recently released a handful of new parts; let’s take a look at what’s new! Pro-Line Jeep Gladiator Rubicon Clear Body The Jeep Gladiator has become quite the popular rig in the past …

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MST FXX 2.0 S Drift Car | CompetitionX

MST FXX 2.0 S Drift Car | CompetitionX

New from MST is this wildly-cool RWD drift car – the FXX 2.0. This car features a whole new design with a CNC-cut chassis that has been tweaked for a better weight distribution. At first …

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Team Associated RC10B6.2 and RC10B6.2D Kits | CompetitionX

Team Associated RC10B6.2 and RC10B6.2D Kits | CompetitionX

Team Associated has announced a pair of new 1/10 scale 2WD buggies – the RC10B6.2 and RC10B6.2D. The B6.2 is designed for high grip tracks (carpet and turf) while the B6.2D is for dirt tracks. …

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Vintage Race Report – 1999 HPI Challenge | CompetitionX

Vintage Race Report - 1999 HPI Challenge | CompetitionX

Back in the day, I used to race alot using the HPI touring cars. This is the race report for the 1999 HPI Challenge. It was an all-HPI event, meaning only HPI cars could be …

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RPM Upper and Lower A-Arms for the Traxxas X-Maxx | CompetitionX

RPM Upper and Lower A-Arms for the Traxxas X-Maxx | CompetitionX

Another new product from RPM RC Products for the Traxxas X-Maxx are these new upper and lower a-arms. Using proven design techniques, RPM has improved the overall durability of the replacement X-Maxx arms as well …

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