Compared to the 2WD practice day on Monday, the 4WD practice day on Friday was a piece of cake – for starters, the track crew didn’t have to restore the course after being beaten by weather! Due to the adverse conditions earlier this week the IFMAR officials on hand made the executive decision to waive [...]
What better time to announce details of a new product than during a world championship event when media and consumer attention is at an all-time high? The IFMAR Worlds is the ultimate proving ground for new products and several companies chose to release new products this week, including two brand new buggies that the RC [...]
With a thrilling victory in the third A-Main over Jay Halsey and Chris Allec, Gil Losi Jr. wins the IFMAR 4WD Electric Off-Road World Championship! Relax – you didn’t stumble into a time machine and travel back to 1985, you’re just watching this old clip from the first-ever IFMAR Worlds for electric off-road buggies held [...]
Don’t come unglued If you race off-road, eventually you’ll have a tire start to separate from the rim. This will undoubtedly happen at the worst possible time-such as five minutes before the start of your main. Hitting the track with a tire coming unglued isn’t an option and panicking-as in you yourself becoming unglued-well, that [...]
After the rain on Tuesday night caused the cancellation of the fifth round of qualifying and put the 2WD main events in jeopardy, sending the track crew into a frenzy just to get the track back into a condition suitable for racing, the first A-Main got off to a crazy start before the tone even [...]
We had so much fun with our first 60 Second Small Talk interviews yesterday that we put together another batch! Here’s another dozen one-minute chats with some of the fastest 2WD buggy drivers on Planet Earth talking about the difficult Silver Dollar RC Raceway course that will decide this year’s IFMAR World Champions.
The final round on Tuesday evening could’ve potentially given us more insight than any other round as to who the favorites would be for Wednesday’s finals, with the race’s favorites shooting to the top of the charts under cooler conditions and increasing speeds. The fourth round was also the closest yet, with the top ten [...]
Unlike most big races that use two out of four qualifying rounds to determine the lineup for the main events, the IFMAR World Championships use each racer’s best three runs out of five chances. Round three can often be a turning point for many drivers at a Worlds event; if you’ve had two bad runs [...]