Kev’s Bench: 32 Ford Rock Crawler Update

I’ve been up to my eyeballs with projects, review builds and article writing but I somehow managed to find time to work on my 32 Ford rock crawler project and I wanted to share some of the progress with you. Before I could start building the body I had to assemble my Axial SCX10 G6 [...]

Sep 29, 2014 Comments
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Tessmann Works Hard to Claim His First Worlds!

Sometimes a win is even sweeter when you have to work for it. Ty Tessmann didn’t make things easy for himself when he first started the final main. The Canadian driver had been dominant all the way through qualifying, but started second behind a very fast Ryan Maifield who was gaining momentum and looking sharp. [...]

Sep 27, 2014 Comments
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Ty Tessmann Crowned 2014 IFMAR 1/8 Off-Road World Champion!

Full details to come, but here’s the nutshell: Ty Tessmann is the World Champ! Ty actually lapped the field on the way to his win in a truly dominating performance. His Hot Bodies D812 was unstoppable with O.S. 21XZ-B ABC Speed Spec II power and Pro-Line rubber and body, and PL’s new Lexan wing. And [...]

Sep 27, 2014 Comments
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Drama in the Semi-Finals at the Worlds

It’s easy to follow the races by looking at lap times, but the real drama often happens away from the clocks. The two semi-finals are as far as your top 16 qualifying will take you, and it can be anything but prewritten. You still have to drive your car in to the big event. There [...]

Sep 27, 2014 Comments
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Ryan Maifield’s TLR 8IGHT 3.0 at the Worlds

Ryan Maifield recently caused a big stir when he switched sponsors to race for the highly respected TLR racing team. The talented driver has already been enjoying some great success with some of the company’s vehicles, but hasn’t really been tested with his TLR 8IGHT 3.0 on a world stage until now. Ryan isn’t one [...]

Sep 27, 2014 Comments
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Today We Crown a World Champion

It’s been a long road to this day. With practice and qualifying finished and lower mains in the books, it’s been a week and a half for those in attendance. Along the way there’s been frustration, exhilaration, heartbreak and joy. Now comes the real deal. The top qualifiers start directly in to the semi-final mains [...]

Sep 27, 2014 Comments
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Hot Shots: 90+ Pics From the IFMAR Worlds in Italy

The racing at this year’s IFMAR Worlds in Messina, Italy is more competitive than ever. An extremely technical track along with changing conditions has tested the drivers and made the level of driving higher than ever. My camera has been going nonstop with thousands of images. Tomorrow is the big mains with the lower mains [...]

Sep 26, 2014 Comments
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Atsushi Hara’s SWORKz S350 Evo Buggy at the Worlds.

Atsushi Hara is at the Worlds driving his SWORKz S350 Evo buggy. Still fairly new to the buggy, Hara leaves it relatively stock. However, the former World Champion is running a few new parts including aluminum rear hubs, and universal-style axles front and rear. Still looking for a set up for the unusual conditions, Hara [...]

Sep 26, 2014 Comments
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