To the uninitiated, it may seem astonishing to find the race tracks, the crowds, well organized races, rules and regulations, even regulatory bodies, all for racing toy-like miniatures/ model cars.
The model RC cars may look small, but are no less ferocious than their real counterparts once they begin to race. The fact that the present world record for RC car racing is at 178 kmph would testify it.
The beauty of Electric RC cars is their neat, quieter working on tracks, though not at speeds comparable to the highest in fuel (Nitro/ Gas) RC cars.
There are different types of cars to race and as well as different models and scales (scale is a fractional ratio of a model against its original counterpart). Also, there can be on-road or off-road races. Electric RC cars compete mainly in 1/10th and 1/12th scales, mostly on-road.
There are Electric RC Car Racing Clubs and online forums, for support, community development, interaction and exchange of information. In many American, European and Asian countries there are official national RC racing a
ssociations/regulatory bodies which in turn control local regional racing organizations for fair play.
There is also a world level RC Car Racing body called IFMAR (International Federation of Model Auto Racing), in which the following four regional blocks of RC car racing are members.
1. EFRA (European Federation of Radio-Operated Model Automobiles): It has approximately 30 European nations, including Russia, as members.
2. FAMAR (Fourth Association of Model Auto Racing): An association of half a dozen Latin American nations and South Africa.
3. FEMCA (Far East Model Car Association): It represents some ten Asian countries, including China, as well as Australia and New Zealand.
4. ROAR (Remotely Operated Auto Racers): An apex body of the USA’s and Canada’s Racing organizations.
Every year many International Racing Events are held for RC cars. They have separate races for Fuel/ Nitro/ Gas/ Internal Combustion RC Cars as well as Electric RC cars. Racers selected by national bodies will participate in these full-fledged international events like any other sport.
No wonder, Electric RC Car Racing is a very exciting, thriving, well-organized hobby sport. It’s economical too! Buy one, join now in your local club, and enjoy!