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Byron Originals, Inc. announces discontinuation of the Byron Fuels brand

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Byron Originals, Inc., an Iowa-based manufacturer, is making the difficult announcement that the company will be ending production and discontinuing their Byron Fuels brand after 32 years of operation in the RC fuels industry. Over the last decade, demand for RC nitro fuel has significantly declined due to industry and consumer-related factors. Production will officially end in late May, and the brand will be retired when the remaining product inventory is sold.

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Byron welcome back Elliott Boots

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CML Distribution and Byron Fuels have announced the return of World’s Finalist, European and British Champion Elliot Boots to their team. Having achieved some of his best results with Byron Fuels Race Gen2, Elliot has once again teamed up with R/C’s premium fuel blender as he prepares his assault on the UK BRCA National Championships, European Championships in Portugal and finally the World Championships in Australia later this year.

“So far the signs are promising as Elliot captured yet another BRCA National, by winning Round 1 at Herts RC only last week!”

Byron comment on 2017 driver line up


In an effort to address some of the swirling rumours  (that their whole team was on the move) in this rather ‘perfect storm’ of a Silly Season, Byron Fuels have put out the following press statement:


With 2017 just around the corner, Byron Fuels is entering an exciting time by starting out the year with a fresh look at our factory team and newly modified agreements. We can proudly say that a large percentage of our Surface and Air team members remain committed to the Byron Fuel family and are eager to continue representing the Byron brand.

In addition, we plan to use 2017 to evaluate the changing times in the industry as a whole. In doing so, we plan to examine opportunities that will allow us to build upon the foundations of superior products that our customers and RC Enthusiasts around the world have grown accustomed to. Plus, we believe our efforts coupled with the efforts of other like-minded manufacturers will result in overall industry growth and sustainability for many years to come as well.

Stayed tuned for additional and exciting news from Byron Fuels throughout 2017.

As always, if you have questions or comments about Byron Fuels we invite you to contact us via email @ info@byronoriginalsinc.com or by phone at 800-594-9421.

Tebo doubles at Byron’s Heartland Offroad Challenge


Over the weekend Fastlane R/C Raceway in Blue Springs, Missouri hosted the 2016 Byron Fuels Heartland Off-Road Challenge, Kyosho Factory drivers Cody King flying in from California whilst (former Byron driver) Jared Tebo also attended but now a Missouri-native. Tebo TQ’d all three qualifying rounds, Lutz lining up 2nd and Cody 3rd.

It proved to be a tone-to-tone victory for Tebo as he dominated the main final, King and Lutz swapping positions to complete a 1,2 for Kyosho and Pro-Line, Lutz coming home in 3rd ensuring a majority Byron podium at their home event.

Strangely considering the ‘Fuel sponsored’ event, an E-Buggy class was held – Tebo would go on to win & TQ with Seth van Dalen 2nd and Kyle Skidmore 3rd.


Byron Fuel: distributors wanted


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Byron Originals, Inc. is current looking to add to our network of distributors and dealers to further expand our global presence. If you are looking to add a proven brand to your inventory and increase your sales, the time to act is now.

Byron Originals, Inc offers a variety of fuels that have the RC industry covered: Race Gen2, Aero Gen2, Rotor Rage, Race Hydro-Glo and Race Drag. We offer gallons, half gallons and quarts for most blends. In addition, we offer Lube Booster, race stickers, banners, pit fuelers and a variety of other merchandise to keep your RC enthusiast covered and looking good.

If you are ready to start carrying the top RC Nitro Fuel in the world contact Byron Originals, Inc. info@byronoriginaslinc.com or call 800-594-9421 for more information.

Byron Fuels Heartland Challenge 2015

Heartland Challenge

Now in its 4th year, the Byron Fuels Heartland Challenge is a great way to finish off the 2015 nitro season. The race is held at the famous HobbyTown USA Hobbyplex in Omaha, Nebraska on September 25-27, 2015. The Hobbyplex is a one of a kind racing facility. A 15,000 square foot building covers the 160 x 70 foot dirt track. 16 garage doors open up, keeping an outside feel to the track, while ensuring a weather free weekend. The Plex has 175 indoor, 4-foot, air conditioned pit spaces. The HobbyTown USA Hobbyplex is also one of the nations largest and well stocked hobby stores. New for this year is a plus one type bump up. After the top two from the B-main bump up, the fastest 10 lap average from any lower main will qualify for the 11th spot in the A-main! Big names, a great track, Byron contingency on the line, and some great giveaways, don’t miss out!


Long Term Update: OS Speed B2101


3+ gallons of testing, racing and wear means our equipment actually looks used, not brand new – particularly the OS 2090 pipe.

By Stephen Bess

Welp, I’ve tested the OS B2101 about as thoroughly as I possibly can at this point, and I’ve managed to squeeze nearly a dozen races (with practice, qualifying and mains included) into my testing for the B2101 Speed engine.  After each weekly race, I followed the same maintenance routine – remove the engine/pipe, clean and prep the clutch, disassemble and clean the head, backplate and piston/sleeve.  Carbon buildup on the button and piston head are lightly removed with 0000 steel wool, and everything is then thanked for running properly, cleaned and reassembled.  Yes, I whisper sweet nothings to my engines to keep them happy.  You don’t?

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TESTED: ProTek R/C Samurai 321B .21 Engine

Samurai Testing

By: Stephen Bess

A few months of testing has proven the ProTek Samurai 321B engine (first seen here: NeoBuggy’s Samurai First Look) to be a seasoned, and successful warrior.  As promised, this is the follow up, semi-long term report after over 2-gallons of fuel and multiple race outings here in Southern California.

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