When Team Associated driver and Southern California native Steven Hartson crossed the finish line in A3 for the 4WD segment of the IFMAR Electric Off-Road World Championships he claimed the fifteenth title in class history. The feat was made even more impressive given the fact that he started sixth on the grid in all three [...]
With the top two finishers from A1 struggling to get through traffic after a rough start to the race, three-time IFMAR 1/12-Scale On-Road World Champion Naoto Matsukura capitalized on the mistakes of others and outlasted a last-lap battle with seventh qualifier Ryan Lutz to win the second A-Main and force the race to the deciding [...]
A crazy and crash-filled A1 final at the IFMAR 4WD World Championships ended with a shock, as Team Associated driver Steven Hartson won the first final from the sixth position on the starting grid – which is nearly unheard of! He’ll have his work cut out for him in the second and third A-Mains, but [...]
The bleachers were full of spectators, the parking lot was packed with food trucks, the bounce house and inflatable slide were full of children, and after five straight rounds of blazing fast 4WD buggy qualifying that boiled down to be one of the most exciting days of qualifying in recent memory as the final qualifying [...]
Compared to the 2WD practice day on Monday, the 4WD practice day on Friday was a piece of cake – for starters, the track crew didn’t have to restore the course after being beaten by weather! Due to the adverse conditions earlier this week the IFMAR officials on hand made the executive decision to waive [...]
What better time to announce details of a new product than during a world championship event when media and consumer attention is at an all-time high? The IFMAR Worlds is the ultimate proving ground for new products and several companies chose to release new products this week, including two brand new buggies that the RC [...]
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.