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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MSE renews his partnership with Modelix

See: Mugen Seiki Europe

Mugen Seiki Europe have announced the contract renewal with Modelix Racing for the exclusive distribution of Mugen Seiki products in Spain and Portugal. The commercial relationship between Modelix Racing and Mugen Seiki Europe started 6 years ago and since then it’s been very successful, not only in terms of business, but also on the racing scene where the Modelix team has made its way around the world, taking names and producing results at the most prestigious races. 

“The MSE-Modelix tandem is working good so we both look forward for a long term relationship that help to consolidate the Mugen brand in Europe.” – MSE

Adam Drake talks about how to secure the receiver battery

Mugen Seiki Racing driver Adam Drake is back with another tutorial video showing how to secure the receiver battery.

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Juan Carlos Canas joins Modelix

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Modelix Racing have announced the re-signing of rising star Juan Carlos Canas to their factory racing team. Juan Carlos is a very promising and talented Spanish driver that will continue using the Procircuit tyres, Nitrolux fuel, Ultimate engines and other Ultimate Racing products.

Alex Kaewjunan wins at New RC club race Rd2

See: Serpent

Round 2 of the New RC club race championship was held at the New RC Thailand Circuit in Bangkok, Thailand. Serpent driver Alex Kaewjunan took the overall TQ and  led the pack in the 45 minute A-main final. He won with one lap ahead of Mongkolphan L. in second and two laps of Meen in third.

Martin Wollanka TQs & Wins at Team Carpet Brothers Winter Challenge


Last weekend was held the Team Carpet Brothers Winter Challenge at the Team Carpet Brothers indoor track in Leopoldsdorf im Marchfelde, Austria. XRAY driver Martin Wollanka took the overall TQ and the win in both 2WD and 4WD classes. Kurt Rubrik and Roland Hauleitner completed the podium in 2WD and in 4WD the same drivers rounded out the podium but in another order with Roland Hauleitner in second and Kurt Rubrik in third.

Serpent Spyder SDX4 front & rear anti-roll bars

Serpent have introduced the ful range of front and rear anti-roll bars for the Spyder SDX4. All anti-roll bars are made from high quality spring steel material, black coated and laser engraved for easy identification. The anti-roll bars will help to fine-tune the suspension for a range of traction conditions. They come in 1.0mm, 1.2mm, 1.4mm, 1.6mm and 1.8mm diameters for the front and the rear and they are available separately.

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Thomas Musso wins French E-Buggy Nats Rd1


Reims EMC hosted the first round of the French 1/8 E-Buggy national championship at their new indoor facility over the weekend with the event having over 110 entries. Thomas Musso took the overall TQ from Vincent Meertens and XRAY’s Jean Pierrick Sartel. In the A-Main finals, Jérôme Sartel took the win in F1, then Musso won the 3 other A-Main in front of Jean Pierrick Sartel in second and Jérôme Sartel in third. 

Procircuit H-Block 1/8 buggy tyre

Procircuit have introduced the all-new H-BLOCK 1/8 buggy tyre. This tyre is the evolution of the popular Sweet Shot. It offers drivers a tread pattern for the most challenging track conditions while maintaining incredible grip across a wide variety of track surfaces before layout starts compacting and cleaning up and also consistent handling on loose dirt outdoor race tracks. With the centre bars you can expect this tyre to deliver the power to the ground. It provides awesome forward traction, fantastic response as well as quick corner speeds. The H-BLOCK is a specialty tyre that when matched to the appropriate track conditions can provide amazing results. It features the XL insert and the new wider and larger structure that improves the overall performance with more consistent handling in the bumps, effortless jumping and an easy to drive feeling. The H-Block is available in P1 Super Soft (white), P2 Soft (yellow) and P3 Medium (orange) compounds.