RCSoup 2012 – A Year in Review

Wow did 2012 ever fly by… it was a huge year for us. We covered so much stuff in only our 2nd year and continued a great growth streak both in visitor traffic and awareness of our site and what we do. I feel honored we’ve come this far in so little time. Thanks to everyone for the support!

What happened this past year you ask?

Well, some staff changes occurred. We added Michigan native, Joseph Chuhak to the writing team. Matt Peterson (Co-Founder) just moved his whole family to Florida in the last week for a new job. We wish him well, and he will continue to be a large part of Team Soup, just from down South. He will be doing regular builds, news coverage, and events as he was up here, just with a new Southern Flair. Other contributors, Jim Decker, Jarodd Goedel, Cruz & John Zachary, George Silliman, and now Bill Suave will remain with us and hopefully continue to support our site when they can. We certainly appreciate the help!

As we look ahead to what this year will bring, and how we can improve on what we’ve done… why not look back on some of what we did in 2012?

Events covered:

CRC Spektrum New Years Dash 2012 Coverage

2012 Hanger Pull Coverage – Central Square, NY

Buddyboys 2nd Annual Northeast Nationals Coverage

High Octane R/C Friday Night Fever Rd. 3

Motorama 2012 – Full Event Recap

2012 March Meltdown Race Coverage – CRC Raceway

CRC 1000 – Short Course Endurance Race Coverage

2012 Dirt Nationals Pull Coverage

RC Pro Series – Northeast Division Round 2 @ CRC Recap

Pemberton Raceworks: Shop Tour!

Victory R/C Speedway – RC Soup’s first time at this Clay Oval Track

Short Course Nationals @ R/C Madness Race Coverage

2012 Michigan Monsters Summer Jam Event Recap

1st Annual Intergalactic Short Course Championships at CRC Raceway

2012 Grand Nationals Pull / Crank It Up Coverage

RC Soup visits MakinTraxx in Rush, NY

High Voltage Monster Truck Championships Coverage

iHobby 2012 Coverage – Show Summary

RC Soup visits The Compound RC Raceway in Athens, PA

Team Soup visits RCHR for Northeast Off-Road Grand Prix

Team Soup visits RC Madness for 2012 Turkey Gobbler Off-Road Race

CNY (Central New York) Winter Bash Event Recap

THE CHASE – RC Soup’s Axial EXO Race Recap from CNY Winter Bash


At said events, we interviewed a few drivers for our Meet the Pros segment.
Jarodd Goedel
Matt Chambers
Phillip Atondo
Matt Stoltz
Jamie Grayek
Taylor Petersen
Paul Sinclair
Chad Due
Todd Putnam
Brian “Dumper” Wynn
Tom Firsching
Mark Calandra
John “Whopper” Firsching
Paul Ciccarello
Frank Calandra Jr.
Anthony Mazzara
Billy Fischer
Steve Pemberton
Joel Winnicki
Jeff Hotaling
Tom Neave
Cruz Zachary
Chris Cristo
Mike Aliberti
Mark Smyka
Ryan Dunford
Alex K.

Vehicles built:

Tamiya Mitsubishi Montero Wheelie Build Up

Project Puller: Converting a RJ Speed Digger

Caster Racing EX1.5R Buggy – Build

Traxxas Slash 4×4 LCG Build – Shining Star Chassis

Team RCE Slash 4×4 LCG Carbon Fiber Conversion

Chuckworks Slice 4X LCG Chassis Conversion Build: Slash 4×4

Tamiya Super Clodbuster – Build up

Road to Clodapalooza : Mod Clodbuster Build up!

Axial EXO Terra Buggy – Build up

ABC Hobby USA Genetic Build – 4wd 1/10 “Mini” chassis

Tamiya XV-01 Pro Chassis Build Up w/ Impreza WRX STI body

Team Durango DESC210R Kit Build Up


Reviews done:

JConcepts Hi Flow Body – Review

Thunder T6 Battery Charger Hands On

Traxxas Slash 4×4 LCG chassis Shootout!


Revolve RC Workstation: Unboxing & First Impressions

Spektrum DX3C Review

Caster Racing Fusion EX1.5R Pro 1/8 E Buggy Review

Tekin RX8 ESC, T8 (1900KV) motor review

Kingheadz Losi SCTE Chassis Review – By Doug Smith

ECX Torment RTR Short Course Truck Review

ARRMA ADX-10 2wd Off-Road Race Buggy Review

VRC Pro – Hands on, Review, and Giveaway!

Tamiya XV-01 Pro Rally Car Review

X Factory SCX-60 CF Conversion Kit Review


Let’s not forget we raised $3,305 for Children’s Miracle Network with the help of our sponsors/donators, readers, fellow racers, and supporters. Thank you! How we will be able to top what we gave away this year, I have no idea. We are brainstorming on what we might want to do this year. We have a couple plans brewing.

We want to wish everyone a Happy New Year, and hope that R/C brings some enjoyment to your life this year. Let’s make 2013 even better than 2012!


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One Response to “RCSoup 2012 – A Year in Review”

  1. george says:

    great job !

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