By Aaron Waldron
After finishing second in last year’s IFMAR Electric Off-Road Worlds, Jared Tebo will be one of the hottest drivers to watch during this year’s nitro racing season. Not only does Kyosho have a new 1/8-scale buggy on the way (which, as we understand, is not being used this week), but Tebo will take another shot at winning the IFMAR 1/8-Scale Off-Road World Championship that has alluded him for over a decade when the race hits RC Tracks of Las Vegas later this fall.
LiveRC Facebook account -- various pictures and results
LiveRC Twitter account -- breaking news and live race updates throughout the weekend
LiveRC Instagram -- JConcepts Pit Report account -- pictures from the pits
First up, however, is the Dirt Nitro Challenge - a race that Tebo last won in 2011. After a third place finish in 2015 behind the incredible Ryan vs. Ryan battle for the win, Tebo seemed fired up in the first round of practice to improve two podium steps.
Inside Jared Tebo’s 1/8-Scale Nitro Buggy
Chassis: Kyosho MP9 TKI3
Engine: Mx Racing BZ-R
Pipe: O.S. Speed T-2090SC
Fuel: Mx Racing Fuel 30%
Tires: Pro-Line Holeshot 2.0 M3
Radio: KO Propo EX-1 KIY V3
Servo: KO Propo Rsx2 Power HC x 2
Body and Wing: Kyosho High-Downforce (TKI3), stock Kyosho MP9 wing
Notes: Lunsford titanium turnbuckles front and rear