Tessmann tops Buggy Quali at DNC

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Ty Tessmann may be the top billing after qualifying at this year’s DNC, however Portugal’s likeable little Joao Figueiredo was the filling in the Ty Sandwich having memorably TQ’d Q2, a feat that will surely rank as one of the Kyosho driver’s career-best so far. Backing up the Euro’s onslaught on qualifying was fellow ‘Euro’ driver and new XRAY signing Marco Baruffolo followed by David Ronnefalk, the Swede on a TQ run in Q3 before ‘stumbling’ over a backmarker which broke his car. Whilst Thursday belonged to Ryan Maifield, having topped E-Buggy and Truck, the Mugen runner will start 5th for Sunday’s A Main. The difficult track really testing drivers’ skill, car setup ability, and we suspect durability…

# Driver Result Tie Breaker Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
# Driver Result Tie Breaker Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
1 Ty Tessmann 0 19/12:34.815 (1,3) 10/6:33.551 (1) 0 : 10/6:33.551 10 : 9/6:06.933 0 : 9/6:01.264
2 Joao Figueiredo 5 18/12:10.239 (2,3) 9/6:01.644 (2) 18 : 9/6:10.363 0 : 9/6:01.644 5 : 9/6:08.595
3 MaRCo Baruffolo 6 18/12:08.153 (3,2) 9/6:03.567 (2) 47 : 8/5:20.395 4 : 9/6:03.567 2 : 9/6:04.586
4 David Ronnefalk 7 19/12:38.401 (2,1) 10/6:36.149 (1) 5 : 10/6:36.149 2 : 9/6:02.252 46 : 7/4:41.043
5 Ryan Maifield 9 19/12:37.972 (1,2) 10/6:34.075 (1) 3 : 10/6:34.075 6 : 9/6:03.897 49 : 6/4:02.376
6 Jared Tebo 9 19/12:43.893 (3,1) 10/6:38.227 (1) 6 : 10/6:38.227 21 : 9/6:14.931 3 : 9/6:05.666
7 Ryan Cavalieri 9 18/12:12.189 (2,3) 9/6:01.870 (1) 8 : 9/6:01.870 3 : 9/6:02.883 6 : 9/6:09.306
8 Robert Battle 11 19/12:41.234 (1,2) 10/6:36.024 (1) 4 : 10/6:36.024 7 : 9/6:05.210 11 : 9/6:11.675
9 Joe Bornhorst 12 18/12:03.794 (2,1) 9/6:00.103 (1) 7 : 9/6:00.103 5 : 9/6:03.691 52 : 5/3:28.142
10 Spencer Rivkin 14 19/12:42.064 (1,2) 10/6:33.949 (1) 2 : 10/6:33.949 12 : 9/6:08.115 17 : 9/6:16.073

CML appointed as Iberian distributors for Pro-Line & PROTOform

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CML Distribution have announced that they are now official distributors for Pro-Line and PROTOform for the Spanish and Portuguese markets. Following on from the recent announcement that CML is to handle Team Associated and Reedy in Iberia, Pro-Line and PROTOform product will be a welcome addition to the available brands that Spanish and Portuguese R/C dealers can have shipped from CML.

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Maifield tops DNC Truck & E-Buggy Quali

Arizona native Ryan Maifield made swift work of day 1 of qualifying at the annual Dirt Nitro Challenge in Phoenix, AZ. With Thursday hosting truck and E-Buggy qualifying rounds and Friday reserved for nitro buggy, the recently crowned 1/10th World Champion would TQ rounds 1 and 3 with Associated team leader Ryan Cavalieri TQ’ing Q2. Tanner Stees will line up 3rd for Saturday’s AMain, having done his work early in rounds 1 and 2, starting just behind is Tanner’s more decorated XRAY team mate Ty Tessmann. The ‘Top Euro’ award goes to Alex Zanchettin, the Italian ‘Bull’ relishing the rough track conditions with his truck.

Qualifying Pro Truck (Select 1-8 Pro Truck)

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In the Pro E-Buggy class we had 3 different top qualifiers share the spoils, with Ryan Lutz taking round 1, Maifield Q2 and Joe Bornhorst Q3 setting the fastest time so far. With Maifield coming home a close P2 in the final round he secured himself the best points score with two from three rounds counting a few extra bonus dollars with TQ. Bornhorst will line up 2nd, Lutz 3rd. Tanner Stees once again leading his team mate in quali in 3th with Ty 5th, rejuvenated intercom-wearing Spaniard Robert Batlle 6th.

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Reilley Motorsports Fantom motor alignment tool

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Reilley Motorsports have introduced a motor alignment tool for the Fantom FR-1 v3 motors. Made of ABS plastic to not interfere while running on the motolsyer, the tool fixes alignment issues and allows to adjust timing and screw tensions even with the tool installed.

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Vlog: DNC practice with Ronnefalk

David Lim joins Modelix Racing

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After introducing IguanaRC as the new Ultimate Racing distributor in Malaysia, Modelix Racing have announced te signing of malaysian driver David Lim to their team. David will be using Ultimate products during the 2018 season. David has the following to say:

“I am delighted to represent Ultimate Racing for 2018, big thanks to Factory Modelix Racing and Ultimate Racing Malaysia Distributor IGUANARC Hobby Store for the opportunity to expand my horizons of winning equipment!!!”

Modelix appoints new Malaysian distributor for Ultimate

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Modelix Racing have announced that Iguana RC have been appointed as the new distributor for the Ultimate Racing brand in Malaysia. If you are interested in the Ultimate range of products please contact them:

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Kaja Novotny crowned double Mibosport Cup Champion


The fifth and final round of the Mibosport Cup was held last weekend in Hrotovice, Czech republic. In 4WD qualifications Martin Bayer set the fastest time in Q1and Q2 to take the overall TQ. The TQ in Q3 gave to Kaja Novotny the second place on the grid. In finals Martin took dominant win in A1, while Kaja took the win A2, so the last final was going to decide the podium. In A3, both kaja and Martin did mistake in the opening laps which gave the lead to Adam Izsay. Both pushed hard to catch Adam and they managed overtook him in the last minute. Some incidents gave to Kaja the lead and he crossed the line at the first place.

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