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HeadquartersMcKinney, Texas, United States
ProductsRadio-controlled cars/trucks, boats, and quadcopters
Revenue$25 million - $50 million annually
OwnerMike Jenkins

Traxxas is a radio control model manufacturer based in McKinney, Texas. Traxxas offers electric and nitro powered radio-controlled cars, off-road and on-road vehicles, boats, and drones.[1]

Company history[edit]

Starting in 1986,[2] Traxxas began selling a series of electric powered stadium truck and buggy models. In 1989, Traxxas released its first radio-controlled boat, the Villan IV. In 1992, its first RTR nitro model, the Nitro Hawk, was released, followed by an RTR nitro boat, the Nitro Vee, four years later.[1]

In 1999, Traxxas released its first full sized monster truck model, the T-Maxx.[1] A larger monster truck; the X-Maxx, came out in 2015.[3] Traxxas also debuted a self-righting system in which a flipped vehicle can adjust itself back in place.[4]

In November 2012, Traxxas launched its first aircraft products, the ready-to-fly DR-1 Helicopter and QR-1 Quadcopter.[5]

As of April 2023, Traxxas offers a large variety of different kinds of radio-controlled cars, which can be classified into the following types and their respective models:

  • Buggies: Bandit (all variations of this model are available in 2WD only)
  • Monster Trucks: Stampede, Hoss, Maxx, E-Revo and X-Maxx (while the Stampede is available in 2WD and 4WD, all other models are only available in 4WD)
  • Short-course and Desert Trucks: Slash and Unlimited Desert Racer (while the Slash is available in 2WD and 4WD, the Unlimited Desert Racer is only available in 4WD)
  • Stadium Trucks: Rustler (2WD and 4WD)
  • Truggies: Sledge and XRT (all 4WD)
  • Trail Trucks and Crawlers: TRX-4, TRX-4M and TRX-6 (all 4WD or 6WD, depending on number of wheels on the particular model)
  • On-road Cars: 4-tec 2.0, 4-tec 3.0, XO-1 (all 4WD)

Traxxas Racing[edit]

Team Traxxas drivers Sheldon Creed and P. J. Jones competing in the Stadium Super Trucks race at Long Beach in 2014
  • Traxxas was a title sponsor for the Stadium Super Trucks, which Traxxas president Mike Jenkins competed in during its inaugural season.[6][7] During the 2016 season, Team Traxxas fielded trucks for Matthew Brabham and Sheldon Creed.[8][9]
  • Traxxas also sponsors athletes who compete in motocross. This includes Ryder DiFrancesco, Carson Mumford, Gage Schehr, Axell Hodges, and Justin Mulford.
  • Traxxas was the lead sponsor for John Force Racing[10] team member, Courtney Force,[11] who is the daughter of John Force. Courtney Force drives the Traxxas Chevrolet Camaro SS Funny Car in the NHRA.
  • Traxxas was a sponsor in the Championship Off-Road Racing (CORR) series until its demise in 2008. It took over as the title sponsor in an off-road racing series called the Traxxas TORC Series. Traxxas demonstrated its products at events and had a Traxxas Mobile Support Center on site. The Mobile Support Center carried Traxxas parts, cars, trucks, and boats. Traxxas' lead sponsorship of the TORC Series ended in 2014.
  • Traxxas-sponsored drivers in short course racing are Jenkins, Keegan Kincaid, RJ Anderson, and Jeremy McGrath.
  • In 2010, Traxxas sponsored the No. 18 Toyota Tundra of Kyle Busch in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.<ref>"Traxxas to Sponsor Kyle Busch in Three NASCAR Truck Series Races". Race-Dezert. August 24, 2010. Retrieved May 10, 2017.

In the early 2000's, Traxxas sponsored the Traxxas T-Maxx monster truck with veteran driver John Seasock driving. The truck competed in the then national 4 Wheel Jamboree Series among others.


  1. ^ a b c "About Traxxas!". Retrieved 2013-10-16.
  2. ^ admin (2014-02-17). "About". Retrieved 2022-04-27.
  3. ^ Brown, Natasha (April 30, 2019). "20 Remote Control Cars That Are Worth More Than Real Cars". Hot Cars. Retrieved February 21, 2020.
  4. ^ "The Best at All Worlds: Why You Should Get Your Hands on a Traxxas E Revo". RC Planet. February 4, 2019. Retrieved February 21, 2020.
  5. ^ Higgins, Matt (March 2, 2013). "Traxxas DR-1 Helicopter Review". RC Truck Stop. Retrieved February 21, 2020.
  6. ^ "SST Trucks To Race In Rebranded SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road Presented By Traxxas". Stadium Super Trucks. March 4, 2014. Archived from the original on March 7, 2014. Retrieved March 4, 2014.
  7. ^ "Traxxas Joins Stadium SUPER Trucks with Two Truck Team". Stadium Super Trucks. February 26, 2013. Retrieved September 6, 2019.
  8. ^ "Sheldon Creed Outduels TRAXXAS Teammate Matt Brabham for Honda Indy Toronto Victory". Speed Energy Formula Off-Road. July 18, 2016. Retrieved August 15, 2016.
  9. ^ "Brabham joins Team Traxxas". Matthew Brabham. July 7, 2016. Archived from the original on August 16, 2016. Retrieved August 15, 2016.
  10. ^ "John Force Racing". June 28, 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016.
  11. ^ "Courtney Force". June 28, 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2016.

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