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.
In a true main of attrition, Shoki Takahata was able to persevere to take the win and the 2019 IFMAR World Championship in 1/8th Nitro On-Road. The Infinity duo of Balestri and Matsukura would start strong and lead for most of the race. The pace would prove to be too much for Balestri who would fade back to 7th before finishing 3rd. Dominic Greiner would flame out at the start just to battle all the way back to the lead when Matsukura dropped out with issues. With less than 7 minutes to go though Greiner's car would break forcing him to retire. The Australian duo of Jesse Davis and Jeff Hamon would have what appeared to be an on track incident at lap 194 causing both to retire for a time and ending their hopes. While Dario Balestri would recover for his 3rd place finish and Jeff Hamon would rejoin to finish 4th, it would be Shoki Takahata would take the win over a lap ahead of Takaaki Shimo.