This weekend the annual ‘American Championships‘ aka ‘ROAR Fuel Offroad Nats’ takes place once again in Hutto, Texas – scene of two epic finals with the three drivers above… Ty Tessmann, Dakotah Phend and Ryan Maifield.

Two years ago Ty won that battle whilst Dakotah pipped him in 1/8 truck, fast forward and Ty was unstoppable last year in Chico, California winning both classes as he put to bed any notion of ‘being off his game’ post the 2014 Worlds win.

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The big change is of course the roof installed over the track in Hutto, how that affects racing remains to be seen. Ty will be racing this weekend with the newly announced HB D815 V2 buggy whilst the likes of Phend and Maifield will be running the TLR 8ight 4.0 buggy, revamped towards the end of last year. Jared Tebo’s victory at Neo16 put his season on track and handed the new Kyosho MP9 TKI4 a slightly overdue victory whilst being chased hard by Ryan Cavalieri’s Associated RC8 B3 or can 1/10 World Champion Spencer Rivkin deliver on the flashes of promise he’s shown in 1/8 Offroad and threaten a surprise in Texas ?