Under the Hood: Ty Tessmann

Ty Tessmann, 23 – Canada

Chassis: XRAY XB8’17
Engine: O.S. B2102
Fuel: VP Racing Fuel ‘Tessmann blend’
Tyres: Pro-Line
Radio & Servos: : Airtronics M12 provided by Amain.com, MKS servos
Body & Wing: Stock body, Pro-Line Trifecta Lite wing
Event: 2017 Dirt Nitro Challenge, USA


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Ryan Maifield completes Nitro Challenge clean sweep

Ryan Maifield, a man on a mission this weekend successfully completed a grand slam sweep of his prestigious home race, the Dirt Nitro Challenge, a feat few would have foreseen going into this event due to the impressive entry field, a contender throughout, Maifield overcame a scrappy start to move into the lead of the buggy final and cruise home to the first ever clean sweep of the three pro classes at the DNC.

Going into the 45 min buggy final, the B main transfers were Jared Tebo, Mike Truhe and Cody King, the latter particularly hard-fought after a late race pass at the expense of Reno Savoya, the likes of Tebo also leaving the stand with a huge sigh of relief.

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Yaniv Sivan TQs & wins Israeli League Rd6

Round 6 of the Israeli League took place at the Ein-Vered racing track. After few weeks of rain, the whether was fantastic, at the morning the track was little bit wet and after few hours of sun the track become blue groove with high traction. After 4 rounds of qualification Yaniv Sivan took the overall TQ. From the start Yaniv set a strong pace in the A-Main final. Behind him it was Ido Carmon in second while Ofer Avitan and Aviv Maymon battled for third. After half time of the race Ofir Avitan managed to take third spot and charged hard to close the gap on Ido Carmon. Few Minutes before the end Ido Carmon made few mistakes which promote Ofir Avitan to Second. Finally Yaniv wins the race in front of Ofir Avitan in second and Ido Carmon in third.

Thanks to Yaniv Sivan for the report.

Jason Nugroho sweeps MRCC Challenge


The 2017 MRCC Challenge was held last weekend at the MRCC Track, Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia. It was the 7th year that the event was hosted by Medan Radio Control Community. A total of 22 drivers attended this event from Jakarta, Bandung, Solo, Kendari and local drivers. The race format was 6 rounds of 10 minutes with 4 best rounds and the final started from main final C with 5 drivers bump up. After 6 qualifying times, XRAY’s Jason Nugroho took 4 best rounds and he got TQ honors. Nugroho started from position no. 1 in the 60 minutes final and he was able to keep his position despite a flame out at 30 minuts. After he came back to the track, he was still leading and he was able to maintain it again until the end of the race. Stanley W and Adrian Wicaksono rounded out the top 3 result.

Serpent Cobra SRX8 19 degree aluminum C-hubs

Serpent have introduced new aluminum C-hubs in a 19 degree version for the Cobra SRX8. CNC machined from durable 7075 T6 aluminum, the parts are black anodized and laser engraved with 19dgr and L+R as well as the Serpent logo. These new hubs are made to handle the rougher and lower traction conditions even better.

See: Serpent

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Video: Dirt Nitro Challenge Buggy Main


Watch Nitro Truck Main | Sunday Walkabout | E-Buggy Final

Video: Dirt Nitro Challenge Truggy Main

Schelle B64 upper titanium screw set

Schelle Racing Innovations have introduced a upper titanium screw set for the Team Associated B64. Schelle premium Titanium screws are made of Grade 5 Titanium Alloy (commonly known as 6Al-4V) with a bright machined finish to give your car that pure racing look. Unlike Grade 2 known to be used by other brands, the Grade 5 Titanium alloy is the most desirable, giving 40% lighter weight and corrosion resistance compared to steel.

See: Schelle Racing Innovations

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