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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 […]
A Tale of Two Tracks: The 2013 Futaba Electric Challenge

A Tale of Two Tracks: The 2013 Futaba Electric Challenge

This year’s Futaba Electric Challenge, held at Leisure Hours RC Raceway in Joliet, IL, took advantage of the facility’s massive outdoor and immaculately prepared indoor tracks to treat racers to a rare format: two days of competition across both tracks were added together to determine overall winners in eight different classes. With factory drivers in […]

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Online Coverage Of The 2013 Hobby Haven Off-Road Shootout

Online Coverage Of The 2013 Hobby Haven Off-Road Shootout

Over the Labor Day Weekend I went back to Urbandale, IA for the 2013 Hobby Haven Off-Road Shootout. This is the 14th year of this annual local event, but this race has now grown into a recognized regional event that attracts more out of state racers each year. This year we saw 258 entries with […]

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What Does It Take To Win? We Interview This Year’s National Champions

What Does It Take To Win? We Interview This Year’s National Champions

After four intense qualifying rounds the main events for the ROAR Electric Off-Road Nationals pit the top ten qualifiers in each division against each other in three separate six-minute races to determine the fastest racer in North America. The result is a series of hectic scrambles for position as the field bursts from the starting […]

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The Sights and Sounds of Saturday at the ROAR Electric Off-Road Nationals!

The Sights and Sounds of Saturday at the ROAR Electric Off-Road Nationals!

With the overall starting grid yet to be decided heading into the final rounds of qualifying yesterday the on-track action was the hottest it had been all weekend. Here are three of the fourth round races, along with interviews with Ryan Lutz, Jason Sams, and Tyler Vik at the end of day two! Round 4 […]
The A-Main Grids Are Set at the ROAR National Championships!

The A-Main Grids Are Set at the ROAR National Championships!

The third round Saturday morning was wild, with big upsets coming in the three classes that were dominated on Friday and the 2WD buggy class seeing its third TQ in as many rounds. With the pressure on all drivers Saturday afternoon to capitalize on the final chance to lower their point totals everything went back […]

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Upsets galore in the third round! New faces at the top of the ROAR Nationals

Upsets galore in the third round! New faces at the top of the ROAR Nationals

Three of the four elite classes at this year’s ROAR Nationals were swept on Friday, with Dakotah Phend cleaning up in Stadium Truck, Ryan Maifield dominating Short Course, and Ty Tessman topping the first two rounds of 4WD in spectacular fashion. Not one of those drivers was able to wrap up the overall TQ in […]
Day One Interviews with the Fastest Racers at the ROAR Electric Off-Road Nationals

Day One Interviews with the Fastest Racers at the ROAR Electric Off-Road Nationals

Before everyone headed out for dinner and a good night’s sleep following Friday’s opening qualifying rounds we caught up with the overnight TQ’s, Hot Bodies’ D413 designer Torrance DeGuzman, and A Main Hobbies/ProTek RC team driver Barry Baker – the biggest surprise in last night’s 4WD top ten. Team Losi Racing phenom Dakotah Phend dominated […]

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ROAR Electric Off-Road Nationals – Second Round Results and Gallery

ROAR Electric Off-Road Nationals – Second Round Results and Gallery

After getting the first round jitters out of the way all racers were in full battle mode for the second set of heats Friday evening. With the qualifying points system in place it takes two good scores to make Sunday’s A-Mains, so those lucky enough to put in two clean runs on the first day […]
ROAR Electric Off-Road Nationals – First Round Results

ROAR Electric Off-Road Nationals – First Round Results

After two days of practice and yesterday’s final seeding round, the first qualifying heats kicked off on the sugared Silver Dollar RC Raceway course this morning. The high speeds and high grip levels are making it difficult for everyone to keep their cars rubber-side down, rewarding those who can back down the aggression and calm […]
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