The 2015 IFMAR 1/10 Offroad World Championships are fast approaching. The event will be held at the world renowned Yatabe Arena in Japan. As with any World Championship event, it wouldn’t be a World Championship without a little controversy. This year’s controversy falls on the surface of the track. The Yatabe Arena track will be entirely artificial turf (no dirt). While the surface has been declared fully legal by IFMAR, it still ruffles the feathers of some racers (primarily Americans who are accustom to dirt) planning to attend.
Aside from the ‘controversial’ track, Yatabe is truly a masterpiece facility. The Yatabe crew gives a preview tour of this fine facility in the video above.
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Kyosho America has announced the popular Kyosho RB6 buggy will undergo ‘running changes’ for new kits produced. The new features of the buggy include several features that were planted on Jared Tebo’s IFMAR World Championship winning car from 2013. Designed specifically for mid-motor racing, the new kit will include 3 hole rear suspension arms, gold rear shock springs, and a selection of rear wings. While these changes are far from releasing an earth-shattering new car, Kyosho says these changes improve durability, allow for broader setting options, and increase stability on high grip surfaces including artificial grass, carpet, and hard-packed dirt.
Among the hundreds of hobby expo shows around the globe, one of which that took place earlier this spring was the annual Moscow Hobby Expo in Moscow, Russia. The expo show included a sprinkle of nearly everything R/C and model related. As part of the expo show, there was a variety of racing events taking place in front of the hobby show crowd as well. Our pals at RCMOTORS.TV have shared a few of the highlights from these events, including the Russian Offroad Grand Prix.
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Week after week I scan the armchair experts’ chosen mediums – forums, social media sites, and listen to the latest drama from the previous weekend’s races everyone attended. Ironically it is almost always the same; constant negative comments, complaints, and criticism. 9 out of 10 times, I am not at the event I am reading the raged reviews about, therefore I don’t personally know how the race program was ran, how the track was or was not maintained, whether the rules were fair or not fair, etc.
“The constant whining and complaining will drive you mad, and ultimately suck the fun and desire to be a part of the event all together.”
It is an unwritten rule in R/C car racing that to be fast, you have to look fast. Looking fast includes have a good looking pit setup. Pro-Line steps up your pit swag with their new roll-up style pit mat. The roll-up pit mat is Pro-Line blue with multi-colored Pro-Line logos printed all around. The mat is made from a light-weight, durable, non-slip and extra thick material that resists most commonly used chemicals found in R/C. It’s time to give the yoga mat back to your wife, and get yourself a REAL R/C pit mat.