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WORLDS: New Products from AKA and JConcepts

WORLDS: New Products from AKA and JConcepts

Some more new product in the pits at the 2016 IFMAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road World Championships. This time from manufacturers AKA, and JConcepts. Aren’t the pros lucky, they get to use the newest and best products and sometimes aren’t even available yet to the public. Check it out.
WORLDS: Young Davide Ongaro of Mugen Turns Heads

WORLDS: Young Davide Ongaro of Mugen Turns Heads

For most racers, just attending an IFMAR Worlds is a dream come true, but 15-year-old, Italian, Mugen driver Davide Ongaro is not only enjoying the event, but doing well and putting a good bit of fear in to many seasoned veterans. His event started out great, and throughout practice he challenged the best drivers and […]

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HB Racing's Ty Tessmann is enjoying the benefits of a lower-center-of-gravity.

Worlds: Ty Tessmann’s O.S. Low-Profile Engine

Engines are always a hot topic (pun intended) at the Worlds, and keen eyes may have noticed the lower-than-normal cooling fins sticking out of the top of Ty Tessmann’s HB Racing buggy. Although still in prototype faze and still testing, the Tessmann team has been enjoying success with the power mill with no issues. Most […]
WORLDS: Elliott Boots (Kyosho) Leads Qualifying

WORLDS: Elliott Boots (Kyosho) Leads Qualifying

Day one of qualifying is in the books at the 2016 IFMAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road World Championships and everyone is chasing Kyosho’s Elliott Boots after he grabbed the top spot in both rounds to complete the first day. His buggy is looking sharp, smooth and fierce as he navigates the track that is slowly deteriorating- […]

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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 […]
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 […]

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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 […]
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 […]

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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 […]
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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