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The 2018 IFMAR Worlds and What the Pro’s Used

The IFMAR World events always bring out the best drivers, companies, and teams all with the same goal in mind… a world title. From bodies, tires, accessories, prototype parts, etc. everyone is striving for the best package and if you look at any of the Pro’s cars, they’re decked out to the max! Here’s a quick look at some of the JConcepts factory team drivers and what they used at the 2018 IFMAR Worlds in Perth, Australia.

Ryan Maifield – Pole Position (3rd place overall)

One of the most explosive drivers to watch on the track is Ryan Maifield. Although he didn’t TQ a round in qualifying, he was at the front in almost every qualifier. When it came time for the semi-finals, he set the fastest time and was on pole for the for the 1 hour main with JConcepts teammate, David Ronnefalk starting 2nd. Here’s a list of JConcepts accessories that you can almost always find on RM’s rides.

*** The prototype S15 body and Blocker tires that Maifield/Ronnefalk/Cavalieri ran at the Worlds will be available later, but for now, the Silencer body and Stalker tires are a very close option. Please choose Stalker compound best suited for your home track and/or racing surface accordingly.

*** 0387 – S15 Mugen MBX-8 body (prototype)

0174 – JConcepts – Mugen MBX-8 front scoop

3357W – Bullet – 1/8th buggy wheel – 83mm – 4pc – (white)

*** 3175-02 – Stalkers – green compound – (fits 1/8th buggy)

2584T – Mugen MBX-8 Fin Titanium turnbuckle set – 5pc.

 

David Ronnefalk – (4th place overall)

Former WC, David Ronnefalk had the determination and speed to complete his ultimate quest……. to repeat as World Champion. However, a clutch issue starting 2nd on the grid took David out of the battle for the win. Almost as impressive, David battled back from dead last to finish 4th overall with amazing driving and speed that’s he’s been known for.

*** 0364 – S15 HB Racing D817V2 body (prototype)

3357W – Bullet – 1/8th buggy wheel – 83mm – 4pc – (white)

*** 3175-02 – Stalkers – green compound – (fits 1/8th buggy)

 

Ryan Cavalieri – (5th place overall)

It was an uncharacteristically slow start for Ryan Cavalieri at this year’s Worlds, but on the final few days, something really clicked and we saw Cavalieri shoot his way towards the front of the pack. When the pressure was on, Cavalieri’s performance was undeniable as the 4-time WC started 6th in the main and finished in the top 5 with a 5th overall and a huge turn around for Cav.

0371 – Silencer – RC8B3.1 body

0174 – JConcepts – Mugen MBX-7R | RC8 front scoop

3357Y – Bullet – 1/8th buggy wheel – 83mm – 4pc – (yellow)

*** 3175-02 – Stalkers – green compound – (fits 1/8th buggy)

2507 – RC8B3.1 | RC8B3.1e Fin Titanium Turnbuckle set – 5pc.

2505-2 – RC8B3 servo bracket – black

2506-2 – RC8B3 | RC8B3e suspension arm cap and camber shim set – black

 

 

Reno Savoya – (11th place overall)

Much like the 2016 Worlds in Vegas, Reno Savoya turned it on during the final day to jump from the 1/4 finals to making the A-Main event! Not to be overlooked, Reno was also the highest finishing TLR driver at the Worlds and ran his own program that he felt comfortable and confident in. Here’s a list of JConcepts products that you can almost always find on Reno’s rides.

3357Y – Bullet – 1/8th buggy wheel – 83mm – 4pc – (yellow)

3175-02 – Stalkers – green compound – (fits 1/8th buggy)

0175 – JConcepts – TLR 8ight and 8ight-E 4.0 front scoop

 

The winning Team Associated RC8B3.1 vehicle of Davide Ongaro also contained the following JConcepts accessories

Davide Ongaro has been coming on strong the last few years and now has climbed the ranks to become the new World Champion and the new benchmark for drivers to follow. Not officially a JConcepts driver, but having a quick look at his car, he definitely looks the part. Either way, Davide put in a remarkable, gutsy performance to win his 1st title and here is a quick list of the JConcepts parts that can be found on is car to help him get his win.

0371 – Silencer – RC8B3.1 body

0174 – JConcepts – Mugen MBX-7R front scoop

2507 – RC8B3.1 | RC8B3.1e Fin Titanium Turnbuckle set – 5pc.

2506-1 – RC8B3 | RC8B3e suspension arm cap and camber shim set – blue

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