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Additional Photos From The 2013 Worlds (Family Fun Day)

September 30th, 2013

The A Main Hobbies’ “Family Fun Day” was a huge success with over 2,200 spectators coming out to witness world championship R/C racing. The local community loved the intense racing action, as well as the food trucks, jump houses, raffle prizes and amazing fireworks show. This photo gallery of the Family Fun Day shows you just how packed Silver Dollar R/C Raceway was. A Main Hobbies would like to thank all of our sponsors and vendors who made this event possible.

Team Associated’s Steven Hartson New 4WD World Champion

September 29th, 2013

Team Associated’s Steven Hartson showed some amazing poise in the final A-main, proving he is the world’s best. Hartson ran just behind the leaders for the majority of the race, but rollovers and mistakes allowed Hartson to jump into the lead. Meanwhile, Yokomo’s Naoto Matsukura had moved into the top three after being tenth on the first lap. With just a lap to go Matsukura got right on the rear end of Hartson and the two would battle it out for the final lap. Matsukura rolled the dice and tried to quad into the tabletop to triple rhythm section; his gamble left him broke, literally. Hartson was able to cruise the last quarter of a lap winning the world championship.

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Photo Gallery (Action images from “A” Finals)

September 29th, 2013

Action shots during the “A” mains shows you how close the top drivers were to one another during the five-minute sprints for the 2013 4WD IFMAR World Championships.

4WD Will Come Down To A3

September 29th, 2013

Team Associated’s Steven Hartson took A1 and Yokomo’s Naoto Matsukura took A2. Several drivers are in the mix for the overall depending on how things go down in A3. It’s been absolutely amazing to watch the world’s fastest drivers driver nose to rear around the track at blistering speeds. The wind has picked up a bit and could play havoc on the top drivers over the tabletop to triple jump on the far side of the track.

Here is how it looks after two of the three “A” finals in the books.

 

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A Main Hobbies Fireworks Show

September 29th, 2013

To celebrate the IFMAR World Championships coming to A Main Hobbies’ Silver Dollar R/C Raceway a 15-minute fireworks show lit up the sky right after 4WD qualifying concluded. The fireworks show was right above the track with nearly a thousand spectators filling the bleachers on the north end of the track. The fireworks show was spectacular with many people saying it was the best show they have ever seen. Here are some beautiful photos of the show.

Photo Gallery #4 (4WD Day 1 Practice)

September 28th, 2013

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Rain Or Shine Tebo Not Denied – New 2WD World Champ

September 26th, 2013

Jared Tebo top qualified two of the four rounds that were run before the rain came down and soaked the track. It was rumored that the Kyosho driver and his Team Orion powered RB6 would be crowned the new 2WD World Champion without running the triple A-mains. The track was under water and a sloppy mess. Without an extra day in the schedule to allow for such weather the championship could have been decided by how the world’s fastest qualified. The pits were a buzz, “let them race, don’t change the layout.” The consensus wanted Tebo and the rest of the A-main field to duke it out heads-up despite the fifth and final round of qualifying being called off. With Thursday being the track change day to prepare for 4WD, many wanted to utilize this day to run the main events; running the same layout for 4WD.

The A-main crew should be commended for their tireless efforts to work the track on Wednesday. They dug holes, placed industrial pumps in the mini lakes that had swallowed the pristine track. Mud and slop were shoveled off of the track’s surface; torches were also used to dry the track and the new sugar that was being put down. Several racers and volunteers jumped in to help too. After spending the better half of the day working the track it was back together with more grip and faster lap times–absolutely amazing! No need to use Thursday to run the 2WD mains, at A Main Hobbies we perform miracles.

In the first two main events Tebo would jump out to an early lead with Associated’s Ryan Cavalieri and Tamiya’s Lee Martin in tow. The three drivers would swap positions several times during both A1 and A2 with the track’s surface being extra grippy. It looked like many drivers struggled  a bit and had to save near rollovers in the tight corners. Tebo would eventually regain the lead in A1 and go onto win. In A2,  Associated’s Ryan Maifield was able to reel in the leaders, passing both Cavalieri and Martin. Maifield looked like he would overtake Tebo on the final lap, but Tebo would not be denied. He hung onto the win by just .7 of a second. With wins in A1 and A2 Jared Tebo was crowned the 2013 IFMAR 2WD Buggy World Champion.

1) Jared Tebo- Kyosho, Team Orion, KO Propo, AKA
2) Lee Martin- Tamiya, Viper, Pro-Line, A Main Hobbies, ProTek R/C
3) Ryan Maifield- Team Associated, Reedy, JConcepts

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Photo Gallery #3 (2WD Mains)

September 26th, 2013

The  A Main Hobbies’ photographers got some great action shots and photos of the new champ–Jared Tebo. See some special moments of Tebo and his family after winning the coveted IFMAR 2WD Buggy World Championships.

Photo Gallery Day #2 (2WD)

September 25th, 2013

Browse through photos from the 2WD portion of the IFMAR World Championships at A Main Hobbies’ Silver Dollar R/C Raceway.

 

Photo Gallery (Opening Ceremonies Day #1)

September 24th, 2013

A Main Hobbies’ photographers Jessica Stevens and Lewis Brockus nabbed some great photos from the first couple of days from the 2013 IFMAR World Championships at Silver Dollar R/C Raceway. We’ll be adding images throughout the week.

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