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Phend, Maifield & Cavalieri win the 2016 ROAR 1/10 Nats

2016 ROAR 1-10 Nats

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This past weekend the 2016 ROAR Electric Off-road Nationals were held at the HobbyPlex in Omaha, Nebraska. Team Orion’s Dakotah Phend and “the Ryans” Maifield and Cavalieri have shown their driving skills winning all four Modified Classes. In the 2WD Modified class Dakotah Phend takes the TQ and the win in front of Ty Tessmann in second and Ryan Maifield in third. In the 4WD Modified class Dakotah Phend takes again the TQ but his teammate Ryan Maifield wins the race while Ty Tessmann takes the third position. In the Short Course class Ryan Cavalieri takes the TQ and the win ahead Ryan Maifield in second and Alex Vanderbeek in third. Finally in the Truck Modified Dakotah Phend takes his 3rd TQ and he win the race in front of Dustin Evans and Jared Tebo second and third respectively.

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David Ronnefalk TQ & win EFRA GP

2016 EFRA GP podium

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Last weekend was held the EFRA GP at the MK Eskil’s 1/8 Offroad track in Eskilstuna, Sweden. The MK Eskil’s track will host the Euros in 2017. Team Orion’s David Ronnefalk TQ’d and won the the race by more than 2 laps over Marcus Sandberg and Oskar Levin second and third respectively.

“After having had a great semi I went on to start from pole, and though I did two mistakes early on in the first two laps of the final, I was able to pull away and give myself a confident gap down to Marcus in second. Car, engine and tires worked really well in the final and in the end I got almost 2,5 laps over 2nd place! Super happy to finally get the win again after a few tough races!” – David Ronnefalk

Team Orion Ultra LiPo Batteries ROAR Approved

Team Orion Ultra LiPo Batteries ROAR Approved

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Team Orion have announced that these popular competition Li-Po Carbon Pro Ultra batteries listed below are now ROAR Approved just in time for the 2016 ROAR 1/10 Electric Off-Road Nationals that will take place in less than 2 weeks away.

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19th Annual HRH Shootout report

19th Annual HRH Shootout 2wd

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The 2016 HRH Shootout was held this past weekend at Hot Rod Hobbies in Santa Clarita, California. Located just minutes away from World Famous Six Flags Magic Mountain, Hot Rod Hobbies has been hosting the Shootout for now its 19th year! Team Orion would also bring one of our strongest Teams to date consisting of: Ty Tessmann, Ryan Cavalieri, Ryan Maifield, Jared Tebo, Dustin Evans, Matt Chambers, Tanner Denney, & Tanner Day. With temperatures reaching into the mid 90’s, it was going to be a great weekend of racing!

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Tebo, Tessmann, Cavalieri & Maifield win at 2016 HRH Shootout

2016 HRH Shootout

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Last weekend was held the 2016 Hot Rod Hobbies Shootout in Saugus, California. The TQ was taken by Jared Tebo in the 2wd Modified buggy and Modified truck, by Ryan Maifield in the 4wd Modified buggy and by Ryan Cavalieri in the 2wd Modified SC. In 2wd Modified buggy class, despite his TQ, Tebo will be unable to maintain the advantage and it will be Ty Tessmann who took the win in front of Tebo and Cavalieri. In 4wd Modified buggy class Maifield will continue to dominate and he will win in front of Dustin Evans and Tessmann. Tebo and Cavalieri will confirm their speed in qualifying by winning the race in Modified truck for Tebo and Modified Short Course for Cavalieri. Tebo finished ahead of Cavalieri and Naoto Matsukura while Cavalieri beat Matt Chambers and Joe Pillars.

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Tanner Day doubles at Willamette Valley Classic

Willamette Valley Classic podium 2wd

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This past weekend was held the 2016 Willamette Valley Classic hosted by Dave’s RC Tracks in Hubbard, Oregon. In the 2wd Modified Buggy class, Tanner Day would go onto TQ both rounds of qualifying to secure the overall TQ. Joe Pillars would take the impressive win in A-Main #1 with Day finishing a few seconds back in 2nd. Day would then go onto take the wins in A-Main #2 & A-Main #3 just ahead of Pillars and  Tom Davies to take his 1st Championship of the weekend.

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Team Orion didn’t buy HotBodies


Despite some serious gossip and rumours of Team Orion purchasing / saving the embattled HotBodies brand, RCNews took the time to dig and can reveal it is in fact not true…

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New 6mik Optima engine?


During the second round of the French championship this past weekend, the 6MIK team were spotted running an Optima engine based on Team Orion rather than REDS. The choice of this change can have several causes: Having its own engine that will evolve according to the wishes and testing done by the team or take distance with Reds whose 6mik was the first distributor in France but also chooses one more French distributor, FDL to ensure the distribution. To be continued…

Evans sweeps Rumble in the Rockies

Evans sweeps Rumble in the Rockies podium 3

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Last weekend the 2016 Rumble in the Rockies was held at MOHR in Denver, Colorado. Dustin Evans TQ’ed and won all 3 Modified Classes he competed in with his Team Orion powered TLR rides. Team Orion’s Matt Chambers finished on the podium in 2 of the 3 classes; he raced with his Team Orion powered Kyosho rides.

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Dakota Phend wins 2016 Reedy Race

Reedy International Off-Road Race podium

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The 2016 Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions was held this past weekend at OC R/C Raceway in beautiful Huntington Beach, California for its 3rd consecutive year. The Invitational class would again be limited to the 30 best qualified drivers from around the World. After all 6 rounds of Invitational 2wd Buggy were raced, Dustin Evans leading the way with 7 points. Dakotah Phend was just 1 point behind with 8 points. Ryan Maifield, Ryan Cavalieri, & Jared Tebo all were just 3 points out of the lead and in the hunt with 10 points.

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