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2014 IFMAR 1/8 Scale Nitro Off-Road Worlds


Tessmann Works Hard to Claim His First Worlds!

Tessmann Works Hard to Claim His First Worlds!

Sometimes a win is even sweeter when you have to work for it. Ty Tessmann didn’t make things easy for himself when he first started the final main. The Canadian driver had been dominant all the way through qualifying, but started second behind a very fast Ryan Maifield who was gaining momentum and looking sharp. […]
Drama in the Semi-Finals at the Worlds

Drama in the Semi-Finals at the Worlds

It’s easy to follow the races by looking at lap times, but the real drama often happens away from the clocks. The two semi-finals are as far as your top 16 qualifying will take you, and it can be anything but prewritten. You still have to drive your car in to the big event. There […]

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Ryan Maifield’s TLR 8IGHT 3.0 at the Worlds

Ryan Maifield’s TLR 8IGHT 3.0 at the Worlds

Ryan Maifield recently caused a big stir when he switched sponsors to race for the highly respected TLR racing team. The talented driver has already been enjoying some great success with some of the company’s vehicles, but hasn’t really been tested with his TLR 8IGHT 3.0 on a world stage until now. Ryan isn’t one […]
Ronnefalk running tight and accelerating on to the straight.

Today We Crown a World Champion

It’s been a long road to this day. With practice and qualifying finished and lower mains in the books, it’s been a week and a half for those in attendance. Along the way there’s been frustration, exhilaration, heartbreak and joy. Now comes the real deal. The top qualifiers start directly in to the semi-final mains […]

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Hot Shots: 90+ Pics From the IFMAR Worlds in Italy

Hot Shots: 90+ Pics From the IFMAR Worlds in Italy

The racing at this year’s IFMAR Worlds in Messina, Italy is more competitive than ever. An extremely technical track along with changing conditions has tested the drivers and made the level of driving higher than ever. My camera has been going nonstop with thousands of images. Tomorrow is the big mains with the lower mains […]
Hara pushing hard.

Atsushi Hara’s SWORKz S350 Evo Buggy at the Worlds.

Atsushi Hara is at the Worlds driving his SWORKz S350 Evo buggy. Still fairly new to the buggy, Hara leaves it relatively stock. However, the former World Champion is running a few new parts including aluminum rear hubs, and universal-style axles front and rear. Still looking for a set up for the unusual conditions, Hara […]

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Ty Tessmann on Top as IFMAR Qualifying Wraps

Ty Tessmann on Top as IFMAR Qualifying Wraps

Mother Nature can have a cruel sense of humor and decided that she wasn’t ready to settle down. With daybreak, another twist was in store for the drivers. The previous day’s weather had slowly deteriorated providing a slippery surface, but this time it was reversed. Those with bad luck previously were given a much needed […]
Drew Moller dealing with the wet.

Mother Nature Keeps Things Interesting at the Worlds

Mother Nature decided things were going a little too smooth and things needed some spicing up for round four. She had been lingering in the wings and covering the surrounding mountains with black ominous clouds. But, like a child on Christmas morning, she could no longer wait and pounced on the Italian track. This sent […]

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Neil Cragg's Prototype buggy prepped for the track.

Team Associated’s New Buggy Spotted at the IFMAR Worlds

Team Associated is well represented at the event with a deep factory team that includes big guns Ryan Cavalieri, Neil Cragg, and Yannick Aignon. In their quest for the podium, the team has been running a new buggy that the company is developing. I wasn’t able to get any pictures with the body off (I […]
We’re In Italy: 2014 IFMAR 1/8 Scale Nitro Off-Road Championships

We’re In Italy: 2014 IFMAR 1/8 Scale Nitro Off-Road Championships

Two layovers and 20 hours is roughly how long it takes to fly from Orange County, California, to Catania, Italy. This means waking up at an ungodly hour, packing the car up with smokin’ coffee in hand, making haste with crusty eyes half shut, traveling to the airport going Mach 5, and standing in line […]

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