1/12 Electric Track WORLDS
In a surprise, but welcome (to us die hard 1/12th racers) announcement IFMAR has today announced that the 2014 1/12th World Championships in Florida will now take place on a Carpet track rather than the originally stated asphalt
Taking into consideration the predominant general feelings and thanks to the goodwill and co-operation of the organiser IFMAR has commonly agreed to revert the 2014 IFMAR world championship 1/12th from an Asphalt to a Carpet surface race.
We are well aware that this may come over as a bombshell. Many people will have to reconsider their engagements due to this important new element and its short notice.
A swift and ample communication flow is by then fundamental.
We trust you to spread this important information at your very earliest convenience to all concerned levels under your control.
Yours in the sport,
IFMAR electric sections.
The change is especially surprising as a lot of work had been done by the Electric section to firstly obtain agreement from all the blocks for a control tyre and wheel (which was a bigger problem) and indeed appoint a supplier – it is our understanding that the return to carpet, makes tyre choice free again.
RC Racing TV has today received news about the 2014 Electric On-Road World Championships. As you probably know by now, the event will take place in Florida at Full Throttle Speedway. There’s been a lot of discussion about the 1/12th event – in particular whether it will be held on the tarmac track or indoors on carpet. RC TV’s Oli Meggitt even wrote a column about the situation for our friends at Red RC.
ROAR has now confirmed that they explored a number of options for hosting the event at a temporary indoor venue, but decided that approach wasn’t feasible. Therefore, both the ISTC Touring Car and 1/12th World Championships will be held on the (newly repaved!) asphalt circuit at Full Throttle Speedway.
Click Continue Reading for RCTV’s coverage of the last 1/12th World Championships to be held on asphalt!