XRAY have finally confirmed they have captured the signature of 1/8 Buggy’s most dominant racer in the current era – Ty Tessmann.

XRAY is happy to announce that IFMAR World Champion, ROAR National and Neo Champion Ty Tessmann joins XRAY factory team to race the 1/8 nitro (and 1/10) off-road class. Ty will be racing in 2017 season with his XB8 at all major nitro races in United States and Canada.

Ty had the following to say;

“I am very excited to be joining the XRAY/RC America Team.

Their drive for perfection in every aspect of the company, from the design and build of their cars to the presentation of their products, will perfectly compliment my current race program. I look forward to working closely with Martin Bayer on development of the off-road platforms to adapt them to North American tracks.

I hope to be able to help grow and promote the brand worldwide with a focus on North America. I would like to thank Juraj Hudy, Martin Hudy, Martin Bayer and everyone at team XRAY and John and his staff at RC America for giving me this opportunity.”


XRAY included a list of events Ty would be attending, interestingly in the press release text there were no mentions of racing 1/10 for XRAY, although, “I look forward to working closely with Martin Bayer on development of the off-road platforms to adapt them to North American tracks” would potentially suggest he is racing 1/10 for XRAY and the fact that XRAY have included 1/10 events on his calendar.

Offroad Reedy Race, Dirt Nitro Challenge , Desert Classic, Silver State, NEO, Proline Gas Champs, Roar 1/8 Nitro Nationals, Hotrod, 1/8 Electric Nats, The DUAL, 1/10 electric nationals, Surf City Classic, Sikcross, Southern Nationals, 1/10 Electric Offroad Worlds Warm Up, 1/10 Electric Offroad Worlds, 1/10 Electric Nationals Warm up, 1/8 Nitro Nationals Warmup,

Update: Ty will be racing in 1/8 AND 1/10 for XRAY