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

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

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 […]
Yokomo’s Naoto Matsukura Wins A2 to Force Final Round at 4WD IFMAR Worlds

Yokomo’s Naoto Matsukura Wins A2 to Force Final Round at 4WD IFMAR Worlds

With the top two finishers from A1 struggling to get through traffic after a rough start to the race, three-time IFMAR 1/12-Scale On-Road World Champion Naoto Matsukura capitalized on the mistakes of others and outlasted a last-lap battle with seventh qualifier Ryan Lutz to win the second A-Main and force the race to the deciding […]

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IFMAR Worlds Stunner – Steven Hartson wins 4WD A1!

IFMAR Worlds Stunner – Steven Hartson wins 4WD A1!

A crazy and crash-filled A1 final at the IFMAR 4WD World Championships ended with a shock, as Team Associated driver Steven Hartson won the first final from the sixth position on the starting grid – which is nearly unheard of! He’ll have his work cut out for him in the second and third A-Mains, but […]

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IFMAR Worlds Video Update: Drivers Talk 4WD Practice

IFMAR Worlds Video Update: Drivers Talk 4WD Practice

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 […]
TLR 22-4, Hot Bodies D413, Tekin RSX Make IFMAR Worlds Debut

TLR 22-4, Hot Bodies D413, Tekin RSX Make IFMAR Worlds Debut

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 […]

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DHK Brings the Bang-For-The-Buck with the 4X4 Hunter SCT–We Drive It First!

DHK Brings the Bang-For-The-Buck with the 4X4 Hunter SCT–We Drive It First!

DHK’s wide lineup of models includes buggies, monster trucks, and stadium trucks, but until now, no short-course models. The Hunter SCT fills the short-course slot with two versions, a brushed-power machine that will hit stores at just $199, and the brushless Hunter BL, which will land at $299.  With the exception of a center differential […]
Jared Tebo is the New 2WD IFMAR World Champion!

Jared Tebo is the New 2WD IFMAR World Champion!

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 […]

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New Dromida brand launches with 1/18 scale RTRs

New Dromida brand launches with 1/18 scale RTRs

The new Dromida (pronounced like “Andromeda” minus the “an”) lineup of 1/18 scale RTRs look like pretty solid examples of the well-proven shaft-driven 4WD formula, but what really sets this new brand apart is price–the BX4 buggy, MT4 monster truck, and SC4 short-course truck are set to hit shelves at just $99.99. And that’s with […]
Ryan Cavalieri Wins Round Four at IFMAR Worlds; Mother Nature Has Other Plans

Ryan Cavalieri Wins Round Four at IFMAR Worlds; Mother Nature Has Other Plans

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 […]

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Tebo Back on Top in Round Three of the IFMAR Worlds

Tebo Back on Top in Round Three of the IFMAR Worlds

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 […]
The British are coming! Lee Martin Wins Round Two at the 2013 IFMAR Worlds

The British are coming! Lee Martin Wins Round Two at the 2013 IFMAR Worlds

Throughout practice and into the first round of qualifying action it looked as though the American drivers had an advantage over the international field – not so in the second round, with three drivers hailing from Great Britain staking claim in the top five spots. A combination of improving grip and lessened nerves among the […]
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