about 6 hours ago by Phil
Finally the last and most recent installment of Mike Cradock’s enthralling tales of the Worlds is here, the ‘eventful’ 2014 IFMAR Worlds in Sicily! Home to volcanoes, beautiful women, food, wine and one or two mafiosos! It was a Worlds dominated by Ty Tessmann and Mike takes us through them from his perspective.
It was September 2014 and the 1/8th Offroad World Championships were in Messina, Sicily, Italy. I was travelling with Michelle boarding our 4 hour flight from Luton airport to Cantania, followed by a bus trip to the hotel which was right next to the track in Giardini-Naxos.
We had our worries because of Sicily, Mafia etc.. plus we heard the owner of the track was using the locals laws in his favour to muscle the event, but with any travel it’s an adventure and this is where it started!
about 9 hours ago by Phil
Te calm before the storm!
Pitting Adrien tomorrow in the Race-In, cars are ready to rock! 😉
Posted by David Ronnefalk Racing on Friday, 30 September 2016
about 16 hours ago by Chris
The 1/8 nitro off-road World Championship 2016 is going to take place from 30th September to 8th October at RC Track of Las Vegas. XRAY factory team will be there to provide technical and set-up help and American distributor RC America to provide full support and service with a complete range of all spare parts.
about 21 hours ago by Chris
Hitec will be on hand October 2-9, 2016 to provide technical support for all Hitec drivers attending the 2016 IFMAR World Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada. Surface Team Manager, Billy Tompkins and Factory Team Driver, Adam Drake will also provide servo and radio support to all attending drivers in need of assistance with their current equipment. Find Billy or Adam and see how Hitec can help you perform at the highest level of competition!
about 22 hours ago by Phil
Argentina 2012 up next and we’re moving towards more modern times – Buenos Aires hosted in December that year, we were looking forward to going to this as we had a fairly dominant year with Elliott Boots and his Kyosho/Novarossi/AKA package.
But again the rumours started on the so called Unsocial networks, saying it’s dangerous it should never be held there bla bla bla! But the only thing I was worried about was getting through customs with all our racing stuff intact, and not to be charged high $$$ to get it through. As I know this was fact from the drivers I had seen stuck there for 12 hours arguing to get out with their racing gear! We were Lucky in a way that we didn’t attend the warm up race.
IFMAR said that they had it sorted, and we had a piece of photo copied paper basically telling the customs officers that we were racing a WC event, and that by taking this stuff into your country it was of no financial gain to us. I didn’t hold too much hope as customs are of a law to themselves!
about 24 hours ago by Phil
David Ronnefalk has embarked on making daily video blogs from the Worlds (with a bit of help from his talented sister Julia) using social media in a new way for RC drivers 😉 – yesterday David arrived in Vegas having been testing and after a few hero shots and putting up the tent, he talks us through the 2016 IFMAR Worlds layout! (Video is sadly slightly limited on quality)
For more See: His Facebook
about 27 hours ago by Chris
With the huge success from last years Northwest Astro Invitational, Casey Vitale of Northwest Hobbies and Kyosho America/Team Orion USA Team Manager Joe Pillars have brought it back for 2016…this time on carpet! The 2016 Northwest Carpet Off-Road Invitational will be held at the newly renovated Northwest Hobbies in Albany, Oregon…October 22nd-23rd!
about 29 hours ago by Phil
A small update of the RC Tracks of Las Vegas track, showing preparations are complete to host the Worlds. In particular, a photo showing the option lane as well.