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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! [...]

Sep 24, 2013 Comments
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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 [...]

Sep 23, 2013 Comments
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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 [...]

Sep 23, 2013 Comments
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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 [...]

Sep 23, 2013 Comments
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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 [...]

Sep 20, 2013 Comments
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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 [...]

Sep 12, 2013 Comments
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2013 Hobby Haven Off-Road Shootout Race Report

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 [...]

Sep 04, 2013 Comments
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Sidewinder Nitro Explosion: Drake and Moller win big for TLR and Kyosho [VIDEO]

Labor day weekend is always a holiday of relaxation when families often take their last trips and vacations of summer, but for some it’s a bit more serious than that. Many racers made the trip to this year’s Sidewinder Nitro Explosion that was held on Labor Day weekend to do battle on the track. Now [...]

Sep 03, 2013 Comments
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