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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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2013 Tekin Vintage Off-Road Nats Gallery!

2013 Tekin Vintage Off-Road Nats Gallery!

Last weekend kicked off the 6th annual Vintage Offroad Nationals brought to you by Tekin. The “Vonats” is a vintage RC race for cars from 1994 and earlier and features seven classes to choose from. We were at the Bethel Racearena in Bethel, CT all weekend to show you all the RC10′s, JRX2, Hornets, Clod […]
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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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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