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Ty Tessmann overcame a terrible start to the 60 minute final which saw the challenges from Ryan Maifield and Robert Batlle fade, Maifield with receiver issues and Batlle with a flame out on his in lap. Tessmann lapped the field in absolute dominating fashion and Carson Wernimont taking 3rd after a late challenge from Kyle McBride.

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The final started out with Tessmann getting hung up on the first corner first lap pipe, which allowed Ryan Maifield to sail off into the distance and establish a commanding lead from Robert Batlle. Maifield looked in control of things as Tessmann worked his way from 11th to 4th speedily, his nerves settling down after a disastrous start from P2. Maifield himself had a few errors and eventually a bad receiver steering servo would put him out, this left Robert Batlle to take up the charge however disaster struck the ever-reliable Batlle as he flamed out on his in-lap giving Tessmann a massive lead. Tessmann kept his cool and nerve and deservedly took the Worlds victory he so yearned for. Congrats to Ty and his family as well as Torrance, HB, Pro-Line and OS on the victories!

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A deserved TQ and World Championship win from one of the hardest working drivers and teams in RC Racing, elation also from Team Associated with Ryan Cavalieri taking 2nd overall and the biggest smile on Carson Wernimont’s face as he took the final podium spot, “it still hasn’t sunk in” was how the Mugen driver described his 3rd place finish. All the while Ty Tessmann must now be the most photographed RC Racer after throngs of selfies with the IFMAR World Champion not to mention photo ops.

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