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 [...]
We had so much fun with our first 60 Second Small Talk interviews yesterday that we put together another batch! Here’s another dozen one-minute chats with some of the fastest 2WD buggy drivers on Planet Earth talking about the difficult Silver Dollar RC Raceway course that will decide this year’s IFMAR World Champions.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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! [...]
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 [...]