May 4-6 was another weekend of FTW success on the tracks both in our home country, the USA, and beyond. Considering the trajectory of Team FTW’s growth this comes as little surprise, but this past weekend the team took winning to new heights beyond the atmospheric confines of our comfortable planet and indeed beyond our home galaxy. More on this later. This week’s report begins at Wolfpack RC near Hot Springs, Arkansas.


The first annual VP Powermaster Challenge was held at the widely acclaimed track at Wolfpack RC in Pearcy, Arkansas.  When the dust cleared the hour was late and the photos were fuzzy, but they told the tale–FTW drivers were all over the podium again.

Jason Branham held point in the Pro Buggy A-Main until a mechanical failure rendered his brakes useless. Mike Battaile overtook him for the lead and the eventual win, while Branham managed to hold on to second despite his misfortune, thereby securing the 1-2 finish for Team FTW.

David Joor’s deployed his usual E-buggy mastery to take the top spot in that class. Mike Battaile took second.

FTW Racing Components:

Mike Battaile: FTW00030 Tactic for Team Losi 8ight 2.0

Jason Branham: FTW prototype body for Agama A8

David Joor: FTW00008 Night Fox fitted to Team Associated RC8.2e


Round 3 of the Portuguese Nats was held at the Pista Ortigosa near Leiria, Portugal. FTW’s Ricardo Monteiro put together a fantastic race weekend and earned the third spot on the podium.

FTW Racing Components:

FTW00029 Night Fox for Team Losi 8ight 2.0

Photo Credit: RCGafa


The Nationals have nothing on IGBC. The Worlds have nothing on IGBC. If there were an interplanetary championship, it would also pale in importance relative to the Intergalactic Buggy Championship. Since 2011, each galaxy has sent its best drivers to RC Headquarters in San Antonio, Texas to compete for massive trophies and the title of Intergalactic Buggy Champion. This year’s competition was dominated as usual by Earthlings. This was especially true in the E-buggy class, where FTW’s Tyler Hooks drove from a 3rd starting spot in the A-main straight to the top of the podium, laying down 20 minutes of blazing fast laps. You heard correctly–IGBC’s E-buggy A-mains are 20 minutes long, punctuated at the 10-minute mark by a unique 5-minute “halftime” that affords drivers the opportunity to replace batteries and make any other desired changes to their cars, as well as engage in some good-natured trash talking.

Check out more pictures from IGBC2 by clicking here.

FTW Racing Components:

Tyler Hooks: FTW00029 Night Fox fitted to Team Losi 8ight-E