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WORLDS: Young Davide Ongaro of Mugen Turns Heads

WORLDS: Young Davide Ongaro of Mugen Turns Heads

For most racers, just attending an IFMAR Worlds is a dream come true, but 15-year-old, Italian, Mugen driver Davide Ongaro is not only enjoying the event, but doing well and putting a good bit of fear in to many seasoned veterans. His event started out great, and throughout practice he challenged the best drivers and […]
HB Racing's Ty Tessmann is enjoying the benefits of a lower-center-of-gravity.

Worlds: Ty Tessmann’s O.S. Low-Profile Engine

Engines are always a hot topic (pun intended) at the Worlds, and keen eyes may have noticed the lower-than-normal cooling fins sticking out of the top of Ty Tessmann’s HB Racing buggy. Although still in prototype faze and still testing, the Tessmann team has been enjoying success with the power mill with no issues. Most […]

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O.S already made announcement about these new engines, but are still not available to the public and are still in the testing stage.

Low-Profile Nitro Engines the Future?

Shown at the recent Tokyo Hobby Show was O.S. Engines’ new Speed B2102 3.5cc nitro buggy engine, the most noticeable part of this engine is its low-profile cooling head that is about 17mm lower than regular engines on the market. According to O.S., this lowers the center-of-gravity without sacrificing cooling. The engine will be available […]
WORLDS: Elliott Boots (Kyosho) Leads Qualifying

WORLDS: Elliott Boots (Kyosho) Leads Qualifying

Day one of qualifying is in the books at the 2016 IFMAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road World Championships and everyone is chasing Kyosho’s Elliott Boots after he grabbed the top spot in both rounds to complete the first day. His buggy is looking sharp, smooth and fierce as he navigates the track that is slowly deteriorating- […]

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New Products from Pro-Line at the 2016 IFMAR Worlds

New Products from Pro-Line at the 2016 IFMAR Worlds

The 2016 IFMAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road World Championships is often a place to debut new products and Pro-Line has a few very interesting things for their drivers to help turn lower lap times. Their new Electroshot tire is being used by drivers like Ty Tessmann and is a combination of their classic Electrons and Holeshots. The […]
Track Begins to Deteriorate at the IFMAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Worlds

Track Begins to Deteriorate at the IFMAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Worlds

Qualifying is under way at the 2016 IFMAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Championships and buggies are going fast, but the track is starting to show some teeth with rough patches and even some relatively big holes. This was to be expected and according to IFMAR rules, no track maintenance can be done, only watering. Not surprising, […]

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Opening Ceremonies at the 2016 IFMAR 1/8 Nitro Championships [Photo Gallery]

Opening Ceremonies at the 2016 IFMAR 1/8 Nitro Championships [Photo Gallery]

Practice is over and the Opening Ceremonies announced the beginning of the “real racing” with qualifying beginning Tuesday October 4 in the morning. The Opening Ceremonies bring together the best drivers in the world and others just happy to represent their country and be part of such a great International event. The United States has […]
HB Racing's David Ronnefalk is showing great speed in practice, and is hoping to use that through qualifying.

Practice Complete at the 2016 IFMAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Worlds

Practice is over at the 2016 IFMAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road World Championships and things are already getting serious. Practice is a time to learn the layout and work on set-ups, but it’s also the time to see who’s on pace and to seed the qualifying. Using the best three consecutive laps, driver’s are then ranked […]

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2016 IFMAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Worlds: The Track

2016 IFMAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Worlds: The Track

The 2016 1/8-Scale Nitro Off-Road World Championships is officially going on today in Las Vegas, with opening ceremonies scheduled to start at 7pm. The event is the who’s who in nitro off-road racing, but has already seen days of practice leading up to the week long event ending with finals next Saturday October 8th. RC […]
Kyosho’s Matsukura Takes JMRCA Nitro Buggy Championship

Kyosho’s Matsukura Takes JMRCA Nitro Buggy Championship

Known more for his electric skills, Kyosho’s Naoto Matsukura switched disciplines and took on a new challenge by entering, TQ’ing and winning the recent 2016 Japanese 1/8 Off-Road Nationals with his Kyosho MP9 TK14. Held at the Futaba Buggy Track in the Japanese Chiba prefecture, Matsukura who recently took the 1/12-scale IFMAR World Championship in […]

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Pro Building Tips with Team Associated’s “Wallnuts”

Pro Building Tips with Team Associated’s “Wallnuts”

Prepping a vehicle to compete at an elite level of competition takes a few tricks that comes from experience and inside knowledge. Nick “Wallnuts” Wautlet works at Team Associated where he does customer service, builds many of their in-house vehicles and is the man behind Wallie Builds, a professional service specializing in pro-level on and off-road […]
Kyosho’s Tebo Takes 2016 Byron Heartland Off-Road Challenge

Kyosho’s Tebo Takes 2016 Byron Heartland Off-Road Challenge

Held at Fastlane Raceway, in Blue Springs, Missouri, this year’s Byron Fuels Heartland Off-Road Challenge showcased some of the best talent in nitro buggy racing. Now in its fifth year, the event is also a chance for this year’s IFMAR Worlds competitors to get in some last-minute testing and preparation in a competitive setting. In […]
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