Reno Savoya TQ’s Neo14

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Reno Savoya hung onto his early lead in qualifying and would take an historic Nitro buggy TQ of the Neo Race, being the first non-American driver to do so in the event’s nine-year history, a result that will surely propel the Frenchman forward in tomorrow’s semis and final, not to mention momentum surrounding XRAY’s new XB8 buggy.

Lee Martin will line up on pole for Semi final B after a brilliant qualifying from the Brit, looking uber comfortable with his package and with pitman Jon Dell at his side as well as wife Elizabeth and kids – its a family race! Ty Tessmann capped a great 24 hours, having taken a comfortable Dash4Ca$h victory last night, Tessmann settled into standing on the other side of the drivers stand and TQ’d rounds 4 and 5 to haul him into 3rd, with his 7th place weighing him down a touch.

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Robert Batlle in 4th, as usual the Spaniard’s race tactics of being there or thereabouts pay dividends come final when he tends to come alive. 5 seems to be the number for Jared Tebo this year, the 5x Neo Race Champion qualifies 5th, for the first time hasn’t TQ’d the Nitro Buggy class when he’s attended, are the winds of change here to stay perhaps ?

Team Nemo Racing’s hopes rest with P6 man Darren Bloomfield, driving exceptionally well indeed and has always gone well here at Neo, Ryan Maifield in 7th is the highest qualifier with the new Team Associated RC8 prototype, Cragg in 12th and Yannick Aigoin 19th – a good result considering the limited time, running and above all parts they have for the car after an unfortunate turn of events. Elliott Boots in 8th, slightly lower than we’d be used to seeing last year’s runner up, however Elliott looks to have the speed, as does Ryan Lutz, the Team Durango star also racing a new prototype buggy to perfection.

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Adam Drake rounds out the top 10, and with many a Neo victory to his name will surely have his sights set on tonight’s Oldies final as he will start on pole, it looks to be his to lose!

Overall Qualifying Results (both classes) | Photo gallery

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Under the Hood: Christoph Affolter

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Christoph Affolter (28) – Neo14

Chassis: Bergonzoni R-1
Engine: REDS R5T TE
Fuel: Piranha
Tyres: BETA Cubez
Radio & Servos: Sanwa, Xpert servos
Notes: Thanks to all sponsors and friends, Bergonzoni, Swiss team, Mr Tiptop! Happy Birthday Christoph!

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Video: Tessmann’s two Nitro TQs

 

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Tessmann takes Vampire Electric TQ

Tessmann takes Vampire Electric TQ

Ty Tessmann continues to dominate here at Neo14 taking the overall TQ for the Vampire Racing Electric class! This adds to his already impressive list of achievements at this years race which includes claiming the TQ in both classes during the fourth qualifying round as well as winning last night’s Dash4Cash race. The top 10 after five rounds of qualifying can be found below.

Jared Tebo hit the ground running in the Vampire Racing Electric class, immediately stamping his authority by TQ’ing rounds 1 and 2 however a 5th in Q3 was followed by a 9th and a 10th – unusual for Tebo, however he still sits 2nd and is a massive threat, continuing the N.American dominated electric class Ryan Maifield running the older Associated car in 3rd with Lee Martin in 4th.

Full Qualifying Results

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Top 10 after electric qualifying: 

1 Ty Tessmann 746
2 Jared Tebo 745
3 Ryan Maifield 741
4 Lee Martin 740
5 Robert Batlle 737
6 Martin Bayer 734
7 Ryan Lutz 733
8 Jorn Neumann 732
9 Elliott Boots 730
10 Darren Bloomfield 729
11 Mike Truhe 728
12 Adam Drake 726
13 Atsushi Hara 723
14 David Ronnefalk 721
15 Alex Zanchettin 721

Tessman Dominates Q4 at Neo14

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Ty Tessman made Q4 his own at Neo14 – setting the fastest pace in both the nitro buggy and electric buggy classes. Following yesterdays reseeding Tessman struggled to see the far left-hand corner of the track. Each driver at the Neo stands on the rostrum at a position according to their car number, Tessman shifted from position fifteen on Friday to position one on Saturday – each at the extreme opposite sides of the rostrum.  Clearly Tessman is getting used to his new position and has made a statement by TQ’ing both classes. With four rounds down, it’s still an open contest, check back soon!

Q4 Results

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Lee Martin’s Q3 TQ run: video

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Under the Hood: Lee Martin

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Lee Martin (28) – Neo14

Chassis: Mugen Seiki MBX7
Engine: Novarossi Beat
Fuel: Nitrolux
Tyres: Pro-Line
Radio & Servos: Xpert servos
Notes: 

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Under the Hood: Mike Truhe

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Mike Truhe (30) – Neo14

Chassis: Serpent Cobra 2.1
Engine: Top Plus 7C
Fuel: Byrons
Tyres: Pro-Line
Radio & Servos: Futaba 4pksr, Futaba
Notes: 

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Neo14 Day 2 video & Dash4Ca$h!

 

Dash4Ca$h Results | Overall Qualifying standings using 3/3 | Neo14 Results index | Neo14 Photos

 

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Neo14 Pits walkabout – Day 2

 

Another one of our much awaited Neo14 Pit walkabout videos, enjoy the Martin Brundle-esque madness, improv and we hope you enjoy!

 

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