Far too often the leadership in the RC community appears to be reactionary and playing catchup as opposed to being forward thinking and progressive. I am writing you, IFMAR, to encourage you to add short course as an exhibition class at the upcoming 1/10-scale electric off-road World Championship to be held in 2013 in the ROAR Bloc.
Stadium trucks and 1/8-scale truggies, while widely popular at times in the U.S., have understandably never had enough of an international following to warrant adding either to world championship lineups. Short course, however, is being raced at all levels all over the world from the United States to Australia to Japan to Canada and all across Europe. Short course is not an American-only class.
Don’t wait, embrace change and, most importantly, don’t miss the opportunity. The timing is right. We don’t need to make it more complicated than it really is. Be brave and make a positive addition that will draw in a large amount of interest from a large part of the RC community that does not currently relate to IFMAR and pro-level racing.
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