A unique event involving radio controlled cars is being held on the grounds of Auto Club Speedway in Fontana.
The finals of the 2019 IFMAR 1/8 IC World Championships are taking place at Steel City R/C Speedway on Friday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, Nov. 2. The event began with preliminary competition last week.
This is only the third time in RC history for the 1/8 scale IC World Championships to be held on the West Coast. The first ever Worlds were held at Thorp Raceway in Pomona in 1977 and again in 1985.
There are 26 countries represented among 130 drivers at the event.
International Federation of Model Auto Racing (IFMAR) is the world governing body of professional radio controlled car racing. The organization was created in 1979 by professional racer and RC model entrepreneur Ted Longshaw. At that time, many different governing bodies operated under their own rules throughout the world. IFMAR was conceived as a way to bring the different, fragmented organizations under a single, governing body. IFMAR's constitution also promotes international friendship and sportsmanship.
Steel City R/C Speedway opened in April of 2018. The facility houses a 13 corner 250′ x 125′ paved on-road race track designed to suit anything from 1/10th scale to 1/5th scale radio controlled cars. Many events are held throughout the year at the facility.
For more information, visit http://steelcityrcspeedway.com.