Las Vegas, Nevada has been chosen as the host for the 2016 IFMAR Worlds, the 2nd time the bi-annual event has been hosted there (previously back in 2000 at the Silverton Casino parking lot where Yuichi Kanai took a memorable victory, the event organised by Richard Saxton and race run by the BRCA). N.American bloc ROAR last hosted the 1/8 Offroad Worlds back in 2008 in Charlotte N.Carolina however the bright lights of Las Vegas are likely to prove a popular international selection given the amount of choice available in accommodation, food not to mention entertainment and nightlife.
Originally it looked as if both Silver Dollar RC Raceway in Chico, CA (host of the 2013 IFMAR 1/10 EL Offroad Worlds) and Thornhill RC Raceway in Hutto, Tx (host of the 2014 ROAR Offroad Nats) had strong cases – Silver Dollar with IFMAR experience and Thornhill having just put on a professional event with future ambitions, however it was a 3rd bid under the radar from former professional Motocross rider Chris Tocco (veteran MX track builder as well) that would go onto win the bid and granted the chance to host the 16th 1/8 Offroad IFMAR World Championships.
We unearthed a couple of photos courtesy of the track’s Facebook group. Stay tuned for further details.