Ty Tessmann & Team Orion Win 1/8 Electric Buggy @ Neo17!

by Lorenz Schmid

This past weekend, Neo17 would once again invade Harper Adams Arena in Shropshire, England. Neo is very well know as the most popular indoor 1/8 off-road race in the World! This year would see one of the most stacked drivers list from the past few years with all the major Teams sending out there top drivers to compete for one of the prestigious Neo Titles!

Friday, April 14th: 3 Rounds of Controlled Practice
Saturday, April 15th: 3 Rounds of Qualifying
Sunday, April 16th: 2 Rounds of Qualifying
Monday, April 17th: 1/8 Electric Buggy A-Main Event

After all 5 rounds of qualifying were complete, it was Team Orion's David Ronnefalk securing the overall TQ honors!

The single 10-minute A-Main Event saw a great battle for the first couple of laps between Team Orion teammates David Ronnefalk & Ty Tessmann. On lap #5, Tessmann was able to get by Ronnefalk and open up a lead. Tessmann would then control the race for the next couple minutes before coming under pressure from Kyosho's Elliott Boots. With time running out, Tessmann would run mistake free and be the only driver to make it by for the extra lap to take home yet another Neo 1/8 Electric Buggy Title!

1/8 Electric Buggy Top 10 Overall:

2wd Modified Buggy Top 3 Overall:
Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ty Tessmann Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Davide Ongaro LRP LRP LRP
3 Darren Bloomfield Tekin Tekin n/a
4 Ryan Lutz Tekin Tekin Protek
5 Riccardo Berton Muchmore Muchmore Muchmore
6 Lee Martin RC Concept Hobbywing RC Concept
7 Spencer Rivkin Team Reedy Team Reedy Team Reedy
8 Martin Bayer Hobbywing Hobbywing EZ-Power
9 David Ronnefalk Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
10 Alex Zanchettin n/a n/a EZ-Power

Winning Equipment Used By Ty Tessmann: Ty Tessmann's Winning Team Orion R8 Pro X ESC Settings:
ORI65129 Vortex R8 Pro X Brushless ESC
ORI28271 Vortex VST2 Pro 690 4P 2100KV Motor
ORI14083 Carbon Pro Ultra 5000 110C 2S Shorty Li-Po Battery x 2
ORI30237 Advantage Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Gearing: 15/46
1. Running Mode: Forward/Brake
2. Drag Brake: 0%
3. Voltage Protection: None
4. DRRS Punch: 4
5. Brake Force: 50%
6. Initial Brake: 0%
7. Neutral Range: 6%
8. AMTS Timing: 3
9. Motor Rotate: CCW
10. Lipe Cells: Auto Calculate
11. BEC Voltage: 6.0