2013 IFMAR World Championship
September 30, 2013 11:06 AM Subscribe
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Despite an amazing final lap challenge
by Japan's Naoto Matsukura, USA's Steve Hartson
wins the last of three "A-main" races to secure the International Federation of Model Auto Racing's (IFMAR) 2013 1/10th Scale Electric 4wd Offroad Championship!
The electric-power offroad 1/10th scale Worlds is arguably the premier event in the IFMAR
calendar, though nitro-powered 1/8th scale offroad
and 1/10th scale electric onroad
racers might disagree.
This year's event was held in Chico, CA at A-Main Hobbies' Silver Dollar R/C Raceway (some track pics here
Hartson's victory came after four rounds of qualifying which determined which ten drivers would face off in three five-minute "mains" that would determine the winner.
Full race videos:
"Under the Hood"
of Hartson's winning Team Associated B44.2 (including chassis setup sheet). The name Associated may bring back some memories for those who had the very popular original RC10 buggy
, which came out in 1984.
The previous week Jared Tebo guided his Kyosho RB6 to the 2wd championship
. This is actually the more popular class but at the Worlds level the focus tends to shift to the faster 4wd category.