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Interview with Ty Tessmann

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Ty Tessmann being in Europe for the Euro championship and also to do some testing, XRAY took the opportunity to ask some questions to the US star.

XRAY: Hi Ty, Firstly, congratulations for the European Championship title! We know you weren´t driving this time, but still you and your dad played huge role in this success! How was it for you to be at the race but not racing?

Ty Tessmann: It was definitely different not driving, it was less stressful in one way because I wasn’t driving but also more stressful being in pit lane which is something I’m not used to and it is very stressful being in pit lane. I now know what my parents go through at all my races.

XRAY: You and Gord were Bruno’s personal mechanics, how did you get along? We know you met few times before, but both you and Bruno were racing at the same time, so was this any different when only Bruno raced?

Ty Tessmann: Bruno is a very easy going guy and easy to get along with. He had a good feel of what the car was doing so it was easy for us to make adjustments on the setup and he fully trusted our judgement, so it all worked together very well.

XRAY: We know your motto is: “Every race I take part in, I go only for the win, no matter if it is World Championship or Club race.” Was it same here? Did you believe from the beginning that Bruno, who mainly races On-road, can win 1/8 IC Euros?

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Tessmann’s Workshop at 2018 Euro

Xray have added some international spice to this year’s Euros with team leader Ty Tessmann and Gord attending the event. The Canadian duo will be hosting a workshop open to anyone and we understand they will be pitting for members of the Xray team. Despite not being eligible to compete due to nationality, oddly this marks the Tessmann’s first trip outside N.America of the year having missed events such as the Neo race, Philippine masters and the Pre worlds in Australia. Perhaps some post event team testing ? Tune into Euros coverage this week on neobuggy !

Ty Tessmann reports on INS

Race report by Ty Tessmann (XRAY):

This past weekend we attended the JConcepts INS Series Race at Hobby Action RC Raceway in Chandler, Arizona. The track layout was fast and flowing and developed small bumps which made it quite challenging, the water schedule was every hour for practice but then was changed to every 5 races which made seeding and qualifying very difficult if you happened to get a wet track. In practice my pace in all 3 vehicles I felt was very good and I had a lot of confidence going into the race.

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Slovakian 1/10 Buggy Nats Rd3 report

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The third round of Slovakian 1/10 Buggy Nationals was held last weekend in Kosice on a multi-surface and technical track with long straight. In qualifications the TQ went to went to Lacko Tóth (XRAY) in 4WD and to the local driver Adam Urban (TLR) in 2WD. The sun dried out the track and all the finals were run on dusty conditions resulting a very low traction. In 4WD finals Tóth took the win from Adam Urban in second and Roman Pavlus (XRAY) in third. In 2WD finals Urban was able to take the win in front of Pavlus while Michal Nagy came in third. In the 40+ category Roman Pavlus (XRAY) took the win in both the 2WD and 4WD classes.

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XRAY XB8 aluminium monobloc engine mount

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XRAY have introduced a new monobloc mount for the XB8 (2016 and later) and XT8’17. Machined from Swiss 7075 T6 aluminium black anodised, the ultra-strong construction provides very long life and durability in even the most extreme racing conditions. The monoblock design is stiffer than standard single engine mounts and provides solid engine mounting and easy adjustment. The keyed-mount design also allows for the easy removal and replacement of the engine without the need for gear mesh re-adjustment after every replacement. Aluminium stands for different engine brands are available separately.

Max Gotzl doubles at Czech Open Rd6

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The sixth round of the Czech Open Series was held last weekend at the Horní Jelení track. The track became perfect for the qualification rounds after some rain on Friday. Max Gotzl (XRAY) took the TQ in all three qualifications in both Nitro and E-buggy. Jiri Mara (SWORKz) and Jiri Benes came in second and third in the Nitro Buggy class while Vaclav Broz and Michal Binder completed the top 3 in the E-buggy class. In the Main final Gotzl made a small mistakes and dropped to second but easilly come back in the lead, pull away and carry the win home. Mara in second and Tomas Kapicka (Kyosho) rounded out the top 3. In the E-buggy class Gotzl won the first two mains in front of Vaclav Broz (Serpent) and Michal Binder (XRAY).

E-buggy podium here

Swedish 1/10 buggy championship report

This past weekend the Swedish championship was held at the Örebro Radio Bil Club race track under very hot condition. The track is a very 90’s style dirt track, which always produces exciting racing in a different style than is the common norm today. After four intensive rounds of qualifying between Alexander Landén (XRAY) and Wilhelm Skjoldebrand (Team Associated), Skjoldebrand would slightly edge out Landén for the TQ spot in the last leg. 

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Matthew Pyle doubles at Beat The Hype Trophy Race Rd2

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The second round of Annual Beat the Hype Trophy Race was held last weekend at the PCRC Raceway in Bolivar, Missouri. Matthew Pyle (XRAY) swept all three rounds of qualifying in both the 2WD Buggy and 4WD Buggy classes, though TQ was determined via “Rocket Round”. In finals, everything worked out great for Pyle and he managed to take the win in both classes. The XRAY duo of Damon Teel and Scott Neeman rounded out the top 3 in 4WD while Scott Neeman (XRAY) and Nick Cummins completed the podium in 2WD.

Final results here