Team Associated’s Steven Hartson Crowned IFMAR 4WD World Champion

Sep 29, 2013 No Comments by

When Team Associated driver and Southern California native Steven Hartson crossed the finish line in A3 for the 4WD segment of the IFMAR Electric Off-Road World Championships he claimed the fifteenth title in class history. The feat was made even more impressive given the fact that he started sixth on the grid in all three main events, and he had to beat two three-time world champions (including the defending champ). With a combination of patience, aggression, and outright speed, Hartson’s victory after a last lap battle was the perfect end to a spectacular week of racing and earned him both a gigantic trophy and a large bottle of champagne.

Position Driver Points Chassis Motor Speed Control Battery
WC Steven Hartson 2 Associated LRP LRP Reedy
2 Naoto Matsukura 3 Yokomo Yokomo Yokomo Yokomo
3 Ty Tessmann 4 Hot Bodies Orion Orion Orion
4 Joern Neumann 7 Durango Orion Orion Orion
5 Ryan Cavalieri 9 Associated Orion Orion Orion
6 Ryan Lutz 11 Durango Tekin Tekin ProTek RC
7 Travis Amezcua 12 Durango Muchmore Viper Reedy
8 Dakotah Phend 12 TLR Orion Orion Orion
9 Ryan Maifield 14 Associated Reedy LRP Reedy
10 Lee Martin 15 Tamiya Muchmore Viper ProTek RC
2013 IFMAR 1/10-Scale Off-Road World Championship, Durango, Electric, Event Coverage, Featured News, Off-road, ProTek RC, Team Associated, Tekin

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