California – Shoki Takahata was able to persevere to take the win and the 2019 IFMAR World Championship in 1/8th Nitro On-Road. The Infinity duo of the Top Qualifier Dario Balestri and Naoto Matsukura would start strong and lead for most of the race.
Balestri during his second fuel stop would collect a badly released Greiner, the impact braking the body on the defending champion’s car. So Balestri who would fade back to 7th before finishing 3rd. Dominic Greiner would flame out at the start just to battle all the way back to the lead when Matsukura dropped out with issues. With less than 7 minutes to go though Greiner’s car would break forcing him to retire. The Australian pilots Jesse Davis and Jeff Hamon would have what appeared to be an on track incident at lap 194 causing both to retire for a time and ending their hopes. While Dario Balestri would recover for his 3rd place finish and Jeff Hamon would rejoin to finish 4th, it would be Shoki Takahata would take the win over a lap ahead of Takaaki Shimo.
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