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Ty Tessmann (Canada), 22

Chassis: HB D815 Tessmann Worlds Edition
Engine: OS B2101 Tessmann World Edition, T-2090SC Pipe
Tyres: Pro-Line Electrons (X1 Fugitive in the final)
Fuel: VP Powermaster 25%
Radio & Servos: Sanwa/Airtronics M12 provided by Amain.com, Savox SB-2274 & SB-2274 servos
Body: Pro-Line ‘Type R’, Pro-Line lexan wing
Options: 110% Racing Wheel nuts, Avid wing buttons, Lunsford turnbuckles
Event: 2015 ROAR Offroad 1/8 Nationals
Notes: Tessmann is running lightened screws made by Andy Chen at the HB factory in Taiwan, reminiscent to the ones we saw years ago on Reno Savoya’s Euros-winning Mugen cars. The screws are steel rather than titanium, and not only are the countersunk heads milled out but the bodies are drilled (hollowed out) almost all the way, they are a tiny bit heavier than the titanium screws but stronger. The Tessmanns received them at the Silverstate but have waited to use them until this event.

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After the hour-long final, we borrowed Ty’s Championship-winning D815 buggy for a few more photos – to give viewers a ‘before & after’ perspective of the three-time buggy Champion’s car. Especially impressive are his Pro-Line Fugitive tyres after the 60 mins with plenty of tread left on them.

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