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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

Traxxas Extreme 16 Video Showdown | CompetitionX

Traxxas Extreme 16 Video Showdown | CompetitionX

With the postponement of basically all sports, Traxxas has come up with a cool idea using the bracket-style competition. Traxxas has squared off their most popular videos against each other in a winner take-all format. …

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1up Racing Anti-Wear & O-Ring Grease in XL Sizes | CompetitionX

1up Racing Anti-Wear & O-Ring Grease in XL Sizes | CompetitionX

You can now get 1up Racing’s Gold AW Grease and Blue O-Ring Grease in XL containers! The Gold Anti-Wear Grease is perfect on drivetrain parts where you want to reduce daily wear. A dab on …

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RC Upgrade Flat Skid Plate – Axial SCX10 / SCX10 II | CompetitionX

RC Upgrade Flat Skid Plate - Axial SCX10 / SCX10 II | CompetitionX

Pulling maximum performance from you crawling rig means you sometimes have to look outside the box. RC Upgrade has done just that with this new flat skid plate for your Axial SCX10 and SCX10 II! …

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JConcepts Aluminum Rear Hub Carriers – Team Associated B74 | CompetitionX

JConcepts Aluminum Rear Hub Carriers - Team Associated B74 | CompetitionX

Strengthen the rear of your Team Associated B74 with these sharp-looking aluminum rear hub carriers from JConcepts. Designed as a direct replacement for the plastic parts, these aluminum bits help support the bearings by reducing …

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Carisma CRF-1 PRO Formula 1 Car | CompetitionX

Carisma CRF-1 PRO Formula 1 Car | CompetitionX

Carisma has launched a new car into the F1 market – the CRF-1 Pro! This new F1 platform comes fresh off the TQ and win at the first BRCA F1 Nationals. It is a chassis-only …

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JConcepts 1955 Chevy Bel Air Drag Eliminator Body | CompetitionX

JConcepts 1955 Chevy Bel Air Drag Eliminator Body | CompetitionX

JConcepts seems to really be taking note of the No-Prep drag racing. Here’s yet another addition to their body lineup – the 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Drag Eliminator Body! This officially licensed Chevy Bel Air …

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Team Associated RC8B3.2 Team Kit | CompetitionX

Team Associated RC8B3.2 Team Kit | CompetitionX

Riding along with the release of the RC8B3.2e buggy, Team Associated has launched a nitro cousin as well – the RC8B3.2 Team Kit. This nitro buggy also includes many go-fast upgrades to maintain dominance over …

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Xray X1 Composite Rear Wing | CompetitionX

Xray X1 Composite Rear Wing | CompetitionX

New from Xray – a single piece, lightweight composite rear wing for your Formula 1 car! This wing is designed as a direct bolt on for your Xray X1 F1 car, offering efficient downforce in …

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Team Associated RC8B3.2e 1/8 Scale Electric Buggy Kit | CompetitionX

Team Associated RC8B3.2e 1/8 Scale Electric Buggy Kit | CompetitionX

Team Associated has dropped a new 1/8 scale E-Buggy on us – the RC8B3.2e. This buggy features some refinements over it’s .1 predecessor that help make it a more durable, tuneable and consistent performer on …

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Kyosho MR03-Series Hard-Type Rear Suspension Plates | CompetitionX

Kyosho MR03 Series Hard-Type Rear Suspension Plate | CompetitionX

Kyosho has released a set of rear suspension plates for your MR03-series Mini-Z rides. The ‘5H’ plates are .5mm thick FRP fiberglass and designed to fit the MR03MM, MR03LM and MR03MM2 chassis. These plates are …

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