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PETITRC - LIVE Coverage 2013 IFMAR Off-Road Worlds Championship, 22/29 sept 2013

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Situated on the famous Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, A Main Hobbies’ Silver Dollar R/C Raceway was built to be the ultimate outdoor off-road R/C racing venue and will host the 2013 IFMAR Electric Off-Road World Championships. Each part of the facility was designed with both the racer and spectator in mind, with a comfortable pit area and bleacher seating for thousands. From its professionally engineered stadium lighting system, massive drivers’ stand with integrated tech and scoring booths, and an expertly manicured track surface, Silver Dollar R/C Raceway is a destination worthy of a spot on every RC racer’s bucket list.

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j'aime bien le dernier chapitre sur les adaptateurs électriques, mais je pense que c'est un sujet ou l'on doit constater régulièrement des ratés de haute volée.

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Ce week-end a lieu le Pre-Worlds sur la piste Silver Dollar (piste A main hobbies).

La nouvelle piste ayant peu d'accroche (piste récente, une seule course dessus mais en 1/8), il ont recouvert de tout de sucre (ce qui a d'ailleurs permis aux Assos boys de passer du rear au mid (C4.1).

Aux essais Naoto Matsukura était le plus rapide en 4x4 et 4x2, mais pas le plus constant en qualifs. Au final, Ty Tessmann prend la pole en 4x4, Cavalieri en 4x2 (merci CML !).

Niveau matériel, Ty Tessmann roule en B44.2, le prochain 4x4 HOT BODIES sera surement dispo aux Worlds, et en RB6 en 4x2.

La finale 4X2 A1 (gagnée par Ty) :

Les résultats de cette finale : http://www.liverc.com/view_result_file.php?d=silverdollarrc&e=7694&f=R5_Race_02_Mod_2wd_Buggy_(A1_Main).xml

Plus d'infos : http://www.amainhobbies.com/team/news/

Photos (Facebook A Main) : https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151651630514218.1073741848.325753479217&type=1

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A Main Hobbies answers all of the questions regarding the upcoming IFMAR World Championships

The IFMAR Offroad 1:10 World Championships is making its way back to America for 2013. The host facility is none other than the infamous A Main Hobbies Silver Dollar Raceway. The world class facility features arguably one of the most elaborate drivers stands in country, not to mention an enormous racing surface. The "Pre-Worlds" event was recently held at Silver Dollar where racers were first greeted with a very loamy and loose racing surface. After much debate, the Silver Dollar Crew decided to sugar the track surface making for extremely high traction conditions.

Since that time, rumors and questions regarding the event have been swarming the forums, social media sites, and throughout the industry.

We were able to sit down and chat with A Main Hobbies PR Coordinator, Jason Sams, regarding the upcoming event to settle the rumors and answer the questions everyone has been anxious to ask.

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LiveRC: Thank you for taking a few minutes with us today Jason! The upcoming IFMAR 1:10 Offroad World Championships are just around the corner, and there seems to be a lot of questions and rumors floating around about the event and the Silver Dollar R/C track. The biggest question for the race is the track surface. Will the A Main Hobbies crew be sugar coating the track before the event?

Jason: Yes, Silver Dollar R/C Raceway will be sugar-coated for the IFMAR World Championships. We want the track to be as consistent as possible, and we also want the drivers to compete on a surface that closely resembles the surface they raced on at the Pre-Worlds. It was important for the top drivers to learn the surface at the Pre-Worlds and we wouldn’t want them to be chasing set-up or learning a new surface all over again.

LiveRC: What are the plans to maintain the track and traction throughout the event?

Jason: A Main Hobbies is willing and able to do whatever it takes to ensure that the surface is consistent throughout the race. I imagine we’ll mix sifted dirt and sugar water to create a “slurry fill” that will be used to repair any sections that break apart. We did this during the Pre-Worlds with great success and learned a lot from patching sections during that race. We also feel that water packing the surface significantly prior to the race will provide a better base that is less likely to break apart and need as much repair. We’ll add sugar as needed to the surface, but don’t plan to over do it. We used about 600-pounds of sugar for the Pre-Worlds and we’ll prep the track similarly.

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LiveRC: At the Pre-Worlds we saw the 1:8 buggy track shortened up considerably, however, it still provided a very fast track for the 1:10 racers. Will the actual Worlds track be similar with such an open and fast layout?

Jason: For the IFMAR World Championships we plan to have a similar sized track, but will likely eliminate the back lane, which is furthest from the drivers’ stand. The depth perception with the smaller 1/10-scale cars can be a little difficult with that furthest lane included in the layout. I imagine the layout will be fast and flowing, similar to the Pre-Worlds track, but also include many new features and technical sections. The racing world will just have to wait and see, lol.

LiveRC: Rumors of who will be building the actual Worlds track have been in question lately. Who will be the designer and/or builder?

Jason: Kevin Jelich will be designing and building the track. Many of the racers in California are very familiar with his challenging layouts. He is also very knowledgeable about track prep, and will ensure that the surface is consistent and fast. We decided to use Jelich because he has built numerous 1/10-scale layouts and lives reasonably close. He also came out and gave us a hand at the Pre-Worlds, so he’ll be an asset when the IFMAR Worlds come to town.

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LiveRC: In past years at various Worlds events, we have seen tracks incorporate racing surfaces and characteristics from around the world. For example, astroturf jump sections, concrete corners, etc. Are there any plans to incorporate any of these into the track design?

Jason: I don’t believe we’ll be adding any additional surfaces or man-made obstacles to the track. We’ve discussed the size and flow of the track, but adding other characteristics to the track have not been brought up in our discussions. A Main Hobbies wants the track to somewhat resemble the tracks found here in the United States, but also have a little flare that can only be found at Silver Dollar R/C Raceway.

LiveRC: There has been some talking about pitting at the event. What are the plans to accommodate the teams and the various manufacturers?

Jason: We have 48 permanent, covered pit spaces that the racers can use and a huge paved area where we plan to place team branded EZ-ups. There is also discussion of bringing in air-conditioned rooms for the teams that request them. These rooms will likely be placed along the fence line just behind the current pitting locations. We will work hard to give the teams ample pit space and ensure that they are comfortable.

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LiveRC: Who will be running the overall race program for the week?

Jason: Our Facilities Manager, Ruben Benitez, will be running the race program for the Worlds. Ruben has been running our races for a few years now and will be in charge. Our CEO Kendall Bennett will also be overseeing the race to ensure that everything goes smoothly.

LiveRC: We are very anxious and excited for the upcoming race, and look forward to seeing the Silver Dollar R/C Raceway facility! Is there anything you would like to add?

Jason: I think it’s important that the racers and RC industry know that A Main Hobbies is very dedicated to R/C racing. A Main Hobbies has continued to grow because we put our customers first. Come late September, the entire R/C racing community will be our customers and we’ll do our very best to roll out the red carpet. We have some exciting things planned, and we hope to put on a race that makes everyone involved proud.

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http://www.ifmar.org/pdf/rules/ifmar_wc_electric_offroad_2013.pdf

IFMAR Chooses Pro-Line “X2″ Suburbs 2.0 & Scrubs Tires For World Championships

It’s official, IFMAR has chosen Pro-Line “X2″ Suburbs 2.0 tires to be used in the rear for both the 2WD and 4WD classes at the World Championships held at A Main Hobbies’ Silver Dollar R/C Raceway. IFMAR has also made a decision to use Pro-Line’s “X2″ compound Scrubs as the front tire for the 4WD class.

*The front tire in 2WD is “open” and can be chosen by the driver.

2wd Buggy:

Rear – Pro-Line X2 compound Suburb 2.0 tires, part #PRO8213-002, stock white foams

Front: to the discretion of the driver,( X2 has been sugested )

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4wd Buggy:

Rear – Pro-Line X2 compound Suburb 2.0 tires, part #PRO8213-002, stock white foams

Front – Pro-Line X2 compound Scrubs tires, part #PRO8214-002, stock white foams

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Here is the 2WD track layout for the upcoming IFMAR World Championships. The exact jump features will be kept under wraps, but this gives you an idea of the flow. Source : Facebook A Main

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With the partnership of SERPENT and TEAM ORION, PETITRC will be present at these 2013 World championship at Chico in USA. We will propose you a LIVE "inside" coverage in this thread where you will add your coments, questions, your bet, etc.

Stay tune on PETITRC! First news this weekend...

Avec le partenariat de SERPENT et TEAM ORION, PETITRC sera présent lors des championnats du Monde à Chico aux USA. Nous vous proposerons de suivre notre reportage au coeur de la course dans cette discussion où vous pourrez même participer de par vos questions, remarques, encouragements, pronostics, etc.

Restez connectés sur PETITRC! Les 1ères infos dès ce weekend...

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Voici une mise en bouche ! Here are 1st news from Chico, place of Worlds championship !

Before summarizing the first day before the 2013 World Championship, here is a quick geographic introduction for those who didn’t check a map; Chico is located 130 kms/80 miles north of California state capital Sacramento, more precisely in the Butte County. Population is about 80-90000 people including some 10-15000 students from the local university, Chico State.

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The main activity is oriented toward agriculture, especially harvest, in addition of the standard service (education, healthcare…). As you walk the street, you can see multiple face of Chico; downtown is filled with bars, restaurants and shops, the university area with, obviously the university itself but also accommodation for students.

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East of downtown are some residential area and further south it look more like an industrial and commercial area. Chico is spread over 16 miles square/ 30km square but you can feel the area is suffering some difficulties as it rank #2 or #3 in California in term of welfare distributed.

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To have a look at some pieces of Chico, check picture in this gallery:

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Now, what happen on this day before the event opening? Basically, it rains, rains and rains almost all day long form something around 4am to 6pm from little showers to heavy rain. During a rain break on the morning, a quick visit to Silver Dollar RC Raceway was done to discover an impressive and magnificent track and buildings. Despite the rain, the crew worked hard to get it clean. But the additional water asked to redo the job. Hopefully, the first day is dedicated to drivers ‘registration and the Silver Dollar RC Raceway crew will have some time to get the final touch as, on top, weather looks way more promising with sum and more than decent temperatures; 26°C/ 79°F expected.

Avant de parler de l’événement, voici une présentation succincte de Chico pour ceux qui n’ont pas regardé une carte. Chico se situe en Californie à 120kms au nord de Sacramento, dans le conté de Butte. Sa population est de 80-90000 personnes incluant 10-15000 étudiants de l’université locale Chico state.

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L’activité principale est l’agriculture, principalement des vergers, en plus des services tel que l’éducation ou la santé. Lorsque vous déambulez dans les rues, il est possible de voir plusieurs facettes de Chico; le centre avec des bars, restaurants et magasins, la zone de l’université qui comprend aussi des logements étudiants.

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A l’est du centre se trouve des résidences et plus au sud une zone industrielle et commerciale. Chico s’étend sur environ 30km2 mais vous vous rendez compte que la ville et la région souffre de quelques difficultés car elles sont situées au 2e ou 3e rang en terme de pension pour l’emploi.

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Pour découvrir un peu Chico, vous trouverez quelques images dans cette galerie : http://petitrc.smugmug.com/Hobbies/2013-Off-Road-WC/Chico/32034327_qXRFz2#!i=2781540213&k=7WjL7x7

Maintenant, que s’est-il passé le jour avant le jour de l’ouverture de l’évènement? Il a plu, plu et plu presque toute la journée de 4h du matin à 6h du soir, cela allant de petites averses à des trombes d’eaux. Durant un arrêt de la pluie en matinée, une petite visite a été faite au Silver Dollar RC Raceway pour découvrir un sublime complexe et une piste magnifique. En dépit de la pluie, les organisateurs ont fait un très gros travail pour avoir une piste en bonne état. Les pluies additionnelles de l’après-midi ont ruinées leur effort. Heureusement, le premier jour est consacré aux enregistrements des pilotes et l’organisation aura l’occasion de peaufiner les derniers détails sachant que le climat s’annonce prometteur avec du soleil et un décent mais localement frais 26°C attendu

Despite the rain, the crew worked hard to get it clean. But the additional water asked to redo the job. Hopefully, the first day is dedicated to drivers ‘registration and the Silver Dollar RC Raceway crew will have some time to get the final touch as, on top, weather looks way more promising with sum and more than decent temperatures; 26°C/ 79°F expected.

Stay tuned on PETITRC!

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on peut trouver ou la liste des pilotes

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Rain yesterday :

Pluie hier soir, mais beau temps annoncé pour cette semaine !

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Source : http://rcinsider.com/?p=53619

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Source Rc Racing TV

Track drying :

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Source Twiiter LiveRC : https://twitter.com/LiveRC/status/381819179721973760/photo/1

Et pour compléter ces infos spéctaculaires :secret laugh:, l'arc en ciel de Masami !

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Source Masami Hirosaka Facebook

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LE PROGRAMME DES WORLDS : (source Live Rc)

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Sunday - 9/22/13

4:00 pm - Opening ceremonies

Monday - 9/23/13

8:00 am - 6:00 pm - Practice (2wd)

Tuesday - 9/24/13

8:00 am - One round of heat controlled practice (2wd)

10:00 am - Round 1 qualifying (2wd)

12:15 pm - Round 2 qualifying (2wd)

2:30 pm - Round 3 qualifying (2wd)

4:45 pm - Round 4 qualifying (2wd)

Wednesday - 9/25/13

8:00 am - One hour of unofficial practice in heat order, 4 min. sessions up and down (2wd)

9:30 am - Round 5 qualifying (2wd)

12:30 pm - “A” Mains practice (2wd)

1:30 pm - Mains / Finals (2wd)

4:30 pm - Podium presentation of top 3 finalists (2wd)

Thursday - 9/26/13

Off Day - No Broadcast

Friday - 9/27/13

8:00 am –6:00 pm Practice (4wd)

Saturday - 9/28/13

8:00 am - One round of heat controlled practice (4wd)

10:00 am - Round 1 qualifying (4wd)

12:15 pm - Round 2 qualifying (4wd)

2:30 pm - Round 3 qualifying (4wd)

4:45 pm - Round 4 qualifying (4wd)

Sunday - 9/29/13

8:00 am - One hour of unofficial practice in heat order, 4 min. sessions up and down (4wd)

9:30 am - Round 5 qualifying (4wd)

12:30 pm - “A” Mains practice (4wd)

1:30 pm - Mains / Finals (4wd)

4:30 pm - Podium presentation of top 3 finalists (4wd)

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