By Tyler Hooks
The LiveRC crew is headed to Fontana, California to bring you our largest live R/C broadcast to date for the 2019 IFMAR 1/8 IC Track World Championship at Steel City Speedway - presented by Infinity!
Live coverage will be available free of charge on LiveRC.com, YouTube, and Facebook thanks to title sponsor, Infinity.
Dario Balestri was easily the man to beat yesterday in Seeding Practice yesterday at the 2019 IFMAR 1/8th Worlds taking 3/4 of the official practice rounds. Balestri would be the fastest driver in rounds 1,2, and 4 with only Naoto Matsukura able to deny a perfect day with the reigning 200mm World Champion fastest in round 3.
After analyzing the rounds, the track was notably slow during round 2 of seeding. Balestri went the quickest in round 4, but the majority of other drivers went their fastest in round 1 and round 3. Drivers were very inconsistent throughout seeding with only Balestri, Matsukura, Gruber, Pietsch, Shimo, Tironi, Gandin, Davis, and Wang able to crack the top 10 more than once.
Today will be the first official day of qualifying, check out the top 2 heats below.