Pro-Line World Championships and Championship Drivers
Jay Halsey, our first World Champion back in 1985. Jay won the 2WD class in this IFMAR World Championship in Pomona, California on Pro-Line’s 109-R Champions 1.5” rear tires (part #1010). Pro-Line’s first World Championship, Pro-Line was started two years earlier in 1983.
Brian Kinwald, our second World Champion, eight years later in 1993 in Basildon, England. Brian “the Dirtinator” Kinwald used a set of Pro-Line flat Stubbies 2.15” in the rear of his 2WD car combined with M2 compound to win the class. (Part # 8086-01)
Masami Hirosaka went on to win the 4WD class in Basildon with flat Stubbies M2 in the rear and 4WD front Stubbies in M2 (part # 8135-01) on the front. This was Pro-Line’s third World Championship.
Masami then went on to win Pro-Line’s sixth World Championship in 1999 in Rauma, Finland. Masami took the 2WD class with the Hole Shot 2.2” rear tire in M2 and wide 4-rib 2.2” on the front.
In 1995, Pro-Line headed over to Tsukuba City, Japan to the home of Yokomo and Yatabe Arena with a box of Square Fuzzies 2.15” rear tires in M2 and ended up winning both the 2WD and 4WD classes with this tire (part number 8089-01) Matt Francis won the 2WD class with his Associated RC10 B2. That was Pro-Line’s fourth IFMAR World Championship.
Thanks to all the team Pro-Line guys that have made it happen over the years! May there be many more World Championships to race for!
Todd Mattson, President