The 2015 IFMAR 1/10 Offroad World Championships are fast approaching. The event will be held at the world renowned Yatabe Arena in Japan. As with any World Championship event, it wouldn’t be a World Championship without a little controversy. This year’s controversy falls on the surface of the track. The Yatabe Arena track will be entirely artificial turf (no dirt). While the surface has been declared fully legal by IFMAR, it still ruffles the feathers of some racers (primarily Americans  who are accustom to dirt) planning to attend.

Aside from the ‘controversial’ track, Yatabe is truly a masterpiece facility. The Yatabe crew gives a preview tour of this fine facility in the video above.