IFMAR World Championship Victories

IFMAR (International Federation of Model Auto Racing) is comprised of four member blocks - ROAR (North America), EFRA (Europe), FEMCA (Asia/Australasia), and FAMAR (South America/Africa). Every two years, each block selects a team of 30-40 drivers to compete at the World Championships based on their performance at national level competitions within their block.

Needless to say, only the best of the very best drivers are capable of qualifying to compete against one another at the World Championships. This highly selective qualification system and the skill level of those competing make an IFMAR World Championship title the highest accomplishment any individual or manufacturer can achieve in R/C car racing.

Info Win # Year Driver Car Category Location
29 2018 Davide Ongaro RC8B3.1 1:8 Off-Road Nitro, 4WD Perth, Australia
28 2015 Spencer Rivkin RC10B5M 1:10 Off-Road Electric, 2WD Tsukuba, Japan
27 2013 Steven Hartson RC10B44.2 1:10 Off-Road Electric, 4WD Chico, CA
26 2011 Ryan Cavalieri RC10B44.1 1:10 Off-Road Electric, 4WD Vaasa, Finland
25 2011 Ryan Cavalieri RC10B4.1 1:10 Off-Road Electric, 2WD Vaasa, Finland
24 2009 Martin Achter RC10B4 1:10 Off-Road Electric, 2WD Pretoria, South Africa
23 2008 Naoto Matsukura RC12R5 1:12 On-Road Electric Bangkok, Thailand
22 2007 Jared Tebo B44 1:10 Off-Road Electric, 4WD Hakusan Ichirino, Japan
21 2007 Hayato Matsuzaki RC10B4 1:10 Off-Road Electric, 2WD Hakusan Ichirino, Japan
20 2005 Neil Cragg RC10B4 1:10 Off-Road Electric, 2WD Collegno, Italy
19 2004 Masami Hirosaka RC12L4 1:12 On-Road Electric Kissimmee, FL
18 2003 Billy Easton RC10B4 1:10 Off-Road Electric, 2WD Largo, FL
17 2000 Masami Hirosaka RC12L3 1:12 On-Road Electric Tsukuba City, Japan
16 1999 Masami Hirosaka RC10B3 1:10 Off-Road Electric, 2WD Rauma, Finland
15 1996 Mike Swauger RC10L2 1:10 On-Road Electric Ontario/Montclair, CA
14 1996 Masami Hirosaka RC12LC 1:12 On-Road Electric Ontario/Montclair, CA
13 1995 Matt Francis RC10B2 1:10 Off-Road Electric, 2WD Tsukuba City, Japan
12 1993 Brian Kinwald RC10 1:10 Off-Road Electric, 2WD Basildon, England
11 1992 Tony Neisinger RC12LW 1:12 On-Road Electric Grand Rapids, MI
10 1991 Masami Hirosaka RC10 1:10 Off-Road Electric, 2WD Detroit, MI
9 1990 Chris Doseck RC12L 1:12 On-Road Electric Singapore
8 1989 Masami Hirosaka RC10 1:10 Off-Road Electric, 2WD St. Ives, New South Wales, Australia
7 1988 Masami Hirosaka RC12L 1:12 On-Road Electric Baarn, Holland
6 1987 Re-Pete Fusco RC500 1:8 On-Road Gas Pomona, CA
5 1986 Tony Neisinger RC12L 1:12 On-Road Electric Las Vegas, NV
4 1985 Jay Halsey RC10 1:10 Off-Road Electric, 2WD Pomona/Del Mar, CA
3 1984 Tony Neisinger RC12i 1:12 On-Road Electric, Modified Denmark
2 1982 Kent Clausen RC12i 1:12 On-Road Electric, Stock Anaheim, CA
1 1977 Butch Kroells RC100 1:8 On-Road Gas Pomona, CA

Photo credits, 1977-1999: Gene Husting