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IFMAR postpone 3 World Champs


The spread of the coronavirus is forcing many sports federations to cancel or postpone many events, and RC is no exception. With a unanimous decision all four blocks and the IFMAR committee have decided to postpone the three IFMAR events from 2020 including the Electric 1/10th ISTC Worlds in Heemstede, Netherlands, the 1/8th IC Off-Road Worlds in CiaNorte, Brasil and the 1/10th IC Track Touring Car Worlds in Brisbane, Australia. All 3 events are postponed to an alternative date, either 2021 or perhaps later. The first plan was to run those events in the beginning of 2021, making it a very busy calendar with the other already planned events. However, some alternative proposals are being studied.

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2020 ROAR 1/8th Off-Road Fuel Nationals registration is now open

Source: LCRC Raceway

Registration for the 2020 ROAR Absolute Hobbyz 1/8th Off-Road Fuel Nationals presented by JConcepts that will be held at LCRC Raceway in Oakland Mills, Pennsylvania is open. ROAR will accept 300 entries in the order that they are received using the date and time stamp of payment made as part of the online registration even in the event of system problems. Refunds for those who do not make the cut off will be issued upon request, otherwise any paid entries beyond the maximum of 300 will be placed on the wait list.

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Schumacher Indoor Off-road Masters Rd7 report

See: Schumacher Racing

The weekend before last was the final round of the very popular Worksop Series, there was once again a great entry of drivers in the main classes of 2wd and 4wd buggies, then some 2wd stadium trucks and vintage buggies also. As always it was round by round qualifying as the racing format, with the best 2 results from 4 rounds of qualifying counting towards the final position. The control tyre in the buggy classes is the Schumacher Yellow Honeycomb, this works superbly well at Worksop. The track was very much off road, there were lots of jumps and it was a great layout, so a huge thank you to the team for all of their hard work as always.

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Laos, Morales & Romano win at Corona Club Race

Source: Mills Pond RC Speedway (Facebook)

The Corona Club Race was held at Mills Pond RC Speedway in Fort Lauderdale, Florida over the week-end. The race was held in three off-road classes and in the Nitro Buggy class it was Christopher Laos (XRAY/Trinity/AKA) who set the overall TQ and brought home the win from Rino Lino (IGT8/Novarossi) in second and Joseph Misek (JQ Racing/Ultimate Engines/AKA) in third.

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Kyle McBride takes 10th Australian Nats title

Photos: Jackson Beale Racing – JBR (Facebook)

The 2020 Australian Off-road National Championships were held at the MORRCC track in Melbourne. Alex Bernadzik (Team Associated/O.S.Engines/JConcepts) set the overall TQ in the Nitro Buggy and Nitro Truggy classes from Kyle Mcbride (Infinity/REDS Engines/Pro-Line Racing) after very close qualifying rounds. The hour-long Nitro Buggy main final saw again an epic battle between A.Bernadzik and K.Mcbride and finally, KMcbride will be able to grab the win with only 7sec gap on A.Bernadzik in second while Aaron Dexter (JQ Racing/Ultimate Engines/JConcepts) rounded out the top 3 results 4 laps down.

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BRCA announcement about Coronavirus


The British Radio Car Association made an announcement in regard to the Coronavirus pandemic:

The sport is facing some very difficult times, as part of the wider sporting community we are required to do our bit to help contain the spread of the virus by limiting the social gatherings that are the core of what we do. Hence the Association Executive has had to take the following steps. Today (17/03/2020):

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2020 Tennessee State Championships report


The 2020 Tennessee State Championships were held at the Rocck Racing track located inside the Knoxville Zoo, in a covered but open sided building. The main focus for the racers will be to find the best tires as it was expected to rain and be cold as predicted by Saturday’s weather forecast. Adam Johnson (XRAY/Picco/Tekin/AKA) took the overall TQ in the Pro Nitro Buggy and E-buggy classes from the XRAY duo of Paul Ciccarello (XRAY/Picco/VP Fuels/Hobbywing/JConcepts) and Brad Collins (XRAY/VP PowerMaster Fuel) in 2nd and 3rd in both classes. B.Collins was also able to TQ the 4WD Buggy class. In the Pro Nitro buggy main A.Johnson got out to an early lead again, while P.Ciccarello and B.Collins had a great battle until B.Collins had a flame out. A.Johnson was able to build up almost a two lap lead when about 2-minute to go he had a mechanical issue which allowed P.Ciccarello to pass him on the last lap to take the win and become the 2020 Pro Nitro Buggy State Champion. A.Johnson came in second and William Mciver (Serpent/Ultimate Engines/VP Pro) in third.

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Spencer Heckert TQs & wins at FRL Series Rd2

Source: Spencer Heckert (Facebook)

The second round of the FRL Series was held at the Ohio RC Factory in Jeffersonville, Ohio over the weekend. Spencer Heckert (HB Racing/Performa Racing/Pro-Line Racing) was in control of things, setting the overall TQ and taking the win in the 20-minute Nitro Buggy final from Scott Kuchler (HB Racing) in second while Joey Bourdon (Tekno RC/BLOK Engines/AKA) rounded out the top 3 results.