With the Worlds barely a week away, the official entry list for the 2016 IFMAR World Championships has finally surfaced, confirming that 12 places are indeed on offer to ‘qualify’ your way into the main event starting Saturday October 1st.

Apart from the news that Ty Tessmann is actually ‘Tyler’ Tessmann, there are quite a few ‘other’ eyebrow-raising stories:

There are a couple of big names in Friday’s pre-event qualifying race, 12 places are for grabs between 34 drivers including the likes of Mike Truhe, Leee Martin, Alessandro Stocco, Alex Zanchettin, Juan Carlos Canas, Dani Vega, Adrien Bertin – 12 places (or more depending on no shows).

The Bloc allocation is as follows: ROAR 64 spots, EFRA 53, FEMCA 53, FAMAR 52 of which there appears to be a few nations making their Nitro buggy Worlds debut; Trinidad & Tobago, Boliva and the Dominican Republic not to mention a huge 10 man team from Colombia making the trip to Vegas.

Update: We posted earlier about the additional practice, however there IS a rule for those who do qualify into the Worlds from Friday’s race: “Whoever makes it to the main event by means of the Pre-Qualifying does not practice on Saturday afternoon and Sunday, because they already have had practice time on the Friday”. (IFMAR General Rules)

2016 IFMAR Worlds Entry List (PDF)