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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 […]
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 […]

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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 […]
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 […]

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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 […]
Jared Tebo TQs Opening Round of 2WD at IFMAR Worlds

Jared Tebo TQs Opening Round of 2WD at IFMAR Worlds

After a final practice round this morning the first qualifying heats of the week finally hit the track. Because of last night’s seeding round to sort drivers by their pace the TQ times dropped nearly every time a new group of drivers walked onto the stand, with all eyes glued to the final heat of […]

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IFMAR Worlds Video Update: 2WD Practice Report, Drivers Sound Off

IFMAR Worlds Video Update: 2WD Practice Report, Drivers Sound Off

After a few more agonizing hours of track maintenance to return the Silver Dollar RC Raceway course to its pristine condition ahead of the first round of practice (we even watched track builders Kevin Jelich and Mike Maxwell using a blow torch to dry the track!) we finally got to watch buggies circle the track! […]
Track Walk – One Lap Around the IFMAR 2WD World Championship Track Layout

Track Walk – One Lap Around the IFMAR 2WD World Championship Track Layout

Every section of the Silver Dollar R/C Raceway track layout for the 2WD portion of the IFMAR World Championships is packed with difficult obstacles, from technical jump sections to sweeping corners and tricky, tight chicanes. Follow along as Aaron Waldron walks the track for a closer look at the difficult course that will determine the […]

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Greg Graves’ Traxxas Revo

Greg Graves’ Traxxas Revo

Greg found this Traxxas Revo on eBay in need of a little loving care and it was soon restored back to mint condition. He swapped the original 2.5 nitro engine for a more robust TRX3.3 Racing Engine, but the real handiwork here is Greg’s careful construction of the wood paneling he added to the bed […]
Over 100 Photos! IFMAR Off-Road Electric Worlds Opening Ceremonies

Over 100 Photos! IFMAR Off-Road Electric Worlds Opening Ceremonies

The first day of the IFMAR World Championships consisted of the introduction of the team drivers for each nation, with a parade of flags circling the track with teammates dressed in matching t-shirts. After the National Anthem was sang by a local children’s group the racers hit the pit area to begin preparing for tomorrow’s […]

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From The Archives: February 1987 – Blackfoot, Kyosho Turbo Optima, more…

From The Archives: February 1987 – Blackfoot, Kyosho Turbo Optima, more…

In addition to showcasing the rad fashions of the day via Chris Chianelli and friends, the February ’87 issue marked the debut of the then-new Tamiya Blackfoot. The mid-size monster went on to become a monster hit, and Tamiya has kept a ‘Foot in the lineup ever since (latest: the Blackfoot III), but only the […]
War of the Worlds! 2013 IFMAR Electric Off-Road World Championships Preview

War of the Worlds! 2013 IFMAR Electric Off-Road World Championships Preview

When the opening ceremonies for the 2013 IFMAR Electric Off-Road Worlds begin at 4:00 PM on Sunday afternoon at A Main Hobbies’ Silver Dollar RC Raceway in Chico, CA, all eyes will be on the most important radio controlled event of the year. It’s the fifteenth time that the fastest electric off-road racers on the […]
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