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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, […]
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 […]

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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 […]
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 […]

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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 […]
FLASHBACK: 1987 IFMAR Off-Road World Championship [VIDEO]

FLASHBACK: 1987 IFMAR Off-Road World Championship [VIDEO]

This video doesn’t just cover the action on the track, but gives a glimpse at everything that was going on at the event including the concourse event, the legends like Mike Reedy, Gil Losi Sr., that were there, the equipment, electronics, the buggies and much more. Pretty cool to see how far we’ve come from […]

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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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Ronald Volker Takes Touring Car World Champ Title With Yokomo [VIDEO]

Ronald Volker Takes Touring Car World Champ Title With Yokomo [VIDEO]

He’s been known as the fastest on-road driver in the world without an IFMAR title, and after this last weekend, that’s no longer true. Yokomo‘s Ronald Volker finally got the win that’s eluded him and did it under stressful, close racing that went to the third main to decide the outcome. Having to start behind TQ […]
2016 Pro-Line Surf City Classic: Cavalieri Dominates Buggy Classes

2016 Pro-Line Surf City Classic: Cavalieri Dominates Buggy Classes

The 2016 Pro-Line Surf City Classic is quickly becoming a premiere event on the racing calendar and this year’s event reflected that with the event selling out in record time in less than an hour. Lucky racers were treated to a technical layout at OCRC Raceway in Huntington Beach, California, with fast locals and top pros […]

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2016 Tamiya TCS Championship Finals: Tickets to Japan

2016 Tamiya TCS Championship Finals: Tickets to Japan

The Tamiya Championship Series is a classic event that is organized by Tamiya America, Inc., and includes regional support from participating retailers throughout the USA. The Series is a great example of spec racing and has a list of rules and regulations developed to ensure fair and close competition among the participants with exclusive use […]
Why Is Ty Tessmann Running His Shocks Upside Down?

Why Is Ty Tessmann Running His Shocks Upside Down?

HB Racing’s Ty Tessmman had an impressive result with 2nd overall at the recent 2016 ROAR EP Off-Road Nationals in the 2WD class driving his HB Racing D216. Keen eyes noticed his use of inverted shocks. While this is unusual, it can help to lower the center-of-gravity when the conditions permit. Many armchair tuners have […]
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