Team Orion News

Dakotah Phend sweeps 2017 Horizon Hobby Midwest Classic

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Last weekend was held the 2017 Horizon Hobby Midwest Classic at Leisure Hours Raceway in Joliet, Illinois. TLR driver Dakotah Phend would sweep the 2WD and 4WD classes. Dakotah took the overall TQ and the win in style in both classes. In 2WD Jr Mitch in second and Cole Tollard in third completed the top 3 while Cole Tollard and Brad Shearer rounded out the podium in 4WD.

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Kohta Akimoto wins at Stock Combat Rd2

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This past weekend was held the second round of the 2017 Stock Combat Race at the RC Maniax Arena in Osaka, Japan. In the Invitational 2wd Buggy class it was Team Orion driver Kohta Akimoto who took the overall TQ and the win in front of Kyosho driver Yusuke Sugiura in second and Yokomo’s Hiroshi Nishio in third.

Ryan Maifield doubles at 2017 IOCC

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The 2017 International Off-Road Carpet Championship was held at the Westgate Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada over the weekend. In 2WD Modified Buggy it was Team Orion’s Ryan Maifield who took the overall TQ and the win by winning the first two A-Mains in front of Team Associated driver Spencer Rivkin in second and AE’s Broc Champlin in third. Kyosho’s Chris Jarosz and Team Associated’s Ryan Cavalieri rounded out the top 5. In 4WD Modified Buggy Maifield dominated again the qualifying and took the overall TQ and the win after winning in the first and the third A-Mains from Rivkin and Tekno driver Ryan Lutz. Cavalieri and Yokomo’s Carson Wernimont rounded out the top 5.

2wd & 4wd podiums here

Charlie Maiorana doubles at 2017 End of Summer Slam

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Last weekend was held the 2017 End of Summer Slam at the Oak Tree Raceway in Michigan. Team Orion’s Charlie Maiorana would sweep the 2wd and 4wd Modified Buggy classes by TQing and winning both in style. In 2wd Mod Jacob Reth in second and Rich Holtzman in third rounded out the top 3 while in 4wd it was Andy Vetor who came in second and again Rich Holtzman in third.

4wd podium here

Team Orion Vortex VDS-2HV Pro servos

Team Orion have introduced the new Vortex VDS-2HV Pro servos. Both VDS2-HV PRO 1605 HS (16kg, 0.05s) and VDS2-HV PRO 2607 HS (26kg, 0.07s) feature an aluminium case which makes them particularly suitable for nitro buggy and E-buggy classes. Both are also High Voltage compatible to operate at high voltage in an electric vehicle or with 2S LiPo receiver pack.

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Ryan Maifield doubles 10th Annual Surf City Classic

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The 10th Annual Surf City Classic was held at the OCRC Raceway in Huntington Beach, California this past weekend. Team Orion’s Ryan Maifield would sweep the 4wd Modified Buggy and E-buggy classes. In 4wd Modified Buggy Ryan took the overall TQ and the win in the exciting single 10-minute A-Main final from Team Associated’s Ryan Cavalieri in second and XRAY’s Ty Tessmann in third. Also Ryan dominated in E-Buggy by TQ’ing all 4 rounds of qualifying, then by leading every lap in the 10-minute A-Main final in front of Team Orion’s Tanner Denney in second and Team Associated’s Brent Thielke in third.

E-buggy podium here

Under the Hood: David Ronnefalk

David Ronnefalk, 21 – Sweden

  • Chassis: HB Racing D817
  • Engine: Team Orion CRF
  • Fuel: Runnertime
  • Tyres: JConcepts
  • Radio & Servos: AMain Hobbies Sanwa M12 Highest DT1100
  • Body & Wing: JConcepts “Silencer” body painted by BM Design | HB Racing wing
  • Event: Euro 2017, Sweden