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posted: 12.01.20102010 IFMAR World Championships
2010 IFMAR World Championships
JConcepts and Ryan Maifield make their presence known with amazing speed, new products and a lot of memories at the 2010 1/8th IFMAR World Championships.
The right product at the right time combined with the right drivers made the IFMAR Worlds an event to remember for JConcepts. Victory was within grasp, close enough that one could visualize Ryan Maifield holding the trophy. However, it wasn’t to be after Maifield’s speedy Associated RC8b buggy ran short of fuel while swapping for the lead roughly 25 minutes into the A-Final.
Failure is not in our vocabulary at JConcepts and after what was JConcepts biggest splash on the World Stage since 2008, the team was out in full-force for what was a major gut wrenching and emotionally charged World Championship event.
Taking the positives out of the last 2 World Championships for JConcepts is easy. After sitting on the pole position and leading the most laps at the 2008 IFMAR Worlds, it felt like a “moral victory” for the relatively small Florida based company.
For 2010, JConcepts was hungry to add another IFMAR World Championship to their already lengthy resume of accomplishments. Top Qualifying in the first 2 rounds of qualifying, including the fastest qualifying time of the weekend, put the rest of the racers on notice. The A-Final was once again a heavy platform but JConcepts remained strong for the 2nd consecutive Worlds while Maifield was once again out-front, leading many laps in the A-final. Choosing the right tire and accessory combination for an event of this magnitude is vital. JConcepts is the leader when it comes to critical, high performance accessories.
The JConcepts drivers were racing on Sunday which is the main goal at the World Championships. 1/8 Final or better for most of the JConcepts team meant the team was on pace and racing for the Semi-Finals. Congratulations to the following JConcepts drivers on bringing it all week long.
* Ryan Maifield
* JR Mitch
* Elliot Boots
* Lee Martin
* Barry Pettit
* Jörn Neumann
* Rodrigo Luis
Bringing the heavy artillery, JConcepts unloaded with the latest in trend setting designs for 1/8th off-road. Starting with 2 new 1/8th buggy tread patterns designed by Jason Ruona, JConcepts was focused on performance and versatility.
Straight-out of the JConcepts Third Dimension are the creatively designed 3Ds race tire. Developed to be the ultimate Slick-groove tire, the 3Ds are a first to combine the high-stability design of a black groove bar tire into a individually flexible pattern of finely spaced Double Dee lugs in one package. An all-out design for racing, pure JConcepts.
A combination of years of development with JC drivers; the Hybrids are all the rage and the combination of the most popular JConcepts tires available. A mid-lug design with unique inner Crowbar center lug DNA, the Hybrid is built for speed and ultimate high-speed control and handling. Supported lug control and X braced sidewall lug detail is designed to go the distance in long qualifiers, final main events and beyond. Available in yellow, blue and green compound including Profiled closed cell inserts, the Hybrids are a contender straight out of the package.
An unseen new Profiled medium insert made its debut to the fastest qualifying time during the event. The inside of the insert is uniquely cut to add flexibility where it’s needed in the center of the insert.
Punisher rear 1/8th wing-
The racer has asked and JConcepts delivered with the all new Punisher rear wing. A flat deck, high-support design makes up just a small portion of this trend busting design. 4 different interchangeable side-dams for increased tuning options and vehicle compatibility make the Punisher wing a lock-down favorite for all 1/8th vehicle makes and models. The JConcepts lowered surface decal placement comes standard on all side-dams and is the perfect footing for standard or aftermarket decals.
Side-dam option features:
* 97mm high stability
* 92mm high stability
* High rotation
* High profile
The 2010 1/8th worlds was quite possibly the best world championship ever attended by JConcepts. A huge congratulations to the hosts, the city of Pattaya and IFMAR on a fantastic event.
Look for all these new products and more in early 2011.