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IFMAR Announces Two Worlds Event Cancellations

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Press Release From IFMAR:

IFMAR has announced in the past week that the 1/10th scale nitro on-road worlds in Costa Rica were cancelled due to venue restrictions, and the 1/5th scale on-road worlds in Australia were cancelled due to attendance.

Cancellation of Costa Rica IFMAR 1/10th worlds event.

We were just informed by FAMAR that the Costa Rica event needs to be cancelled due to noise issues with a neighbor party. Despite offers from the club to build a wall the local government is not willing to cooperate. To avoid late minute cancelling due to not having the necessary permits the organizing club decided to cancel now with about 5 months to go. We understand this is not the NEWS we want to submit, but this is force majeure and beyond IFMAR and the organizer.

We are looking into the possibility to move to another location

It is with disappointment that for the first time in IFMAR history we are forced to cancel an event due to lack of competitors.

The 2024 1/5th Scale IFMAR Worlds in Sydney will not be proceeding.

With just over 3 months to go we only have the formal commitment of 9 drivers to attend the race, with such low numbers of drivers it is not viable nor responsible to commit to run a World Championship.

This was a joint, unanimous decision, between IFMAR, FEMCA, EFRA, RCRA (who the committed racers represented) and the organizing club NSWRCRCC.

With 3 months until the event, yes there may have been last minute entries, however, even with the number of racers at double or triple it is still not enough for a viable event and it is not responsible or fair to allow the organizing club to take on such risk.

IFMAR and the BLOCS will discuss the further running of Large Scale events in the future and try to find a solution.

The Host Club is still committed to running an event within the same date schedule as the cancelled World Championship and are working with FEMCA for an alternative event. We encourage all large scale racers to look out for these details and support the club if you are able to.

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Tyler Hooks is a recent college graduate with a BBA in management and a Minor in Communications from St. Edwards University as well as a ROAR Stock National Champion and was apart of the IFMAR World Championship USA team in 2016. Tyler is currently an Editor as well as in the Advertising department at Live Race Media and frequently is apart of the broadcast team at major events.

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