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Tessmann chooses VP Racing Fuel

Tessmann Fuel

IFMAR 1/8 Offroad World Champion Ty Tessmann will be using VP PowerMaster Fuels “Tessmann Edition” this weekend at the 2015 Silver State race in Las Vegas and at Neo X next week at Harper Adams University in the UK.

Gord Tessmann said “Fuel mileage is very important to us without sacrificing power, with this blend we do not sacrifice anything.”

“I look forward to working with Ty and Gord Tessmann in the future,” said VP Powermaster’s Sales and Product Manager Tommy Porfirio. “When you combine the talents of World Champion Ty Tessmann and VP Racing Fuel’s legacy of winning, I’m confident for many opportunities with Ty Tessmann and VP Powermaster.”

Ryan Maifield joins TKO for 2015


TKO R/C Specialties is pleased to announce that US superstar Ryan Maifield has joined the TKO team for 2015! Maifield will equip his full TLR lineup with TKO bearings, as well as various other TKO products such as ‘FLAT & Finished’ diff rings, Eureka gear box lube, Enhanced Rotation bearing lube, and more. In addition to working towards putting the TKO product line in the winners circle, Ryan will also be working closely with TKO for future product testing and development projects.

Source: TKO

Hobby Pro USA signs Caitlyn Gilliam

Hobby Pro Signing

Hobby Pro USA is excited to welcome Caitlyn Gilliam to their growing Hobby Pro race Team! Caitlyn’s cool, calm and collected approach to racing and competition has provided her with some excellent results on and off the track! Caitlyn and her father/pitman “Skip” will be using the Hobby Pro PRS1 2wd Buggy during offroad competitions throughout the Southern California area.

Source: Hobby Pro USA

Last chance to join JQRacing EU team

JQ Sponsorship

Are you located in Europe? You want to get sponsored? Now is your chance! JQRacing has announced a last minute chance to join the JQRacing EU Team!

JQ says, “We still have available spots in selected countries. In case you want to join THETeam please check THELocator, if there are no Team drivers in your area fill in THETeam Application form. Being a sponsored driver is not only about getting support to achieve your goals but also providing support to your sponsors so please make sure you read and understand our sponsorship letter before contacting us!”

CLICK HERE to check THELocator!

X Factory hires new team managers

X Factory Team Managers

X Factory announces appointment of new team managers. Yes, two men will co-operate to handle all aspects of race team management for X Factory. Billy Maus of Lima, Ohio will handle half the duties, and Nick Malato of Mt Kisco, New York will work in tandem with Billy. Nick is also marketing director and team manager for Viper R/C.

In making the announcement, X Factory President Paul Sinclair said, “We are truly excited about the future of our Team with Nick and Billy at the helm. They each bring different talents and experience to the job, and the great thing is they complement each other. Nobody could have strengths in every area necessary to manage a great race Team; Billy and Nick are quite different people who work together extremely well.” Continue Reading…

Ruben Perez joins XRAY Junior Team

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XRAY has been proudly supporting the young & talented kids worldwide and has been the hatchery of the uprising R/C talents. With the XRAY junior racing program they are happy to announce that the young upcoming offroad talent, Ruben Perez, has joined the junior team. Ruben is a 12 year boy from Spain who has shown an exceptional talent. Ruben will be racing all XRAY off-road cars including XB8, XB8E, XB4, and XB2.

Ruben says, “I am very very happy to be given this opportunity and I cannot thanks enough to XRAY for their trust in me. My main goal is to continuously improve my racing experiences in order to participate at the European Championship 2016 that will be held in my home country in Spain. I will race all the main races in Spain including the National Championship series and with the XRAY cars and the support I am extremely confident.”

Source: XRAY

Carlos Fonseca joins Team Durango

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Team Durango is very excited to announce that Portuguese offroad racer, Carlos Fonseca, will be driving Team Durango products this coming season. Carlos will be working closely with long-serving Team Durango driver, Nuno Roque, to bring increased trackside support to racers in Portugal, whilst also providing our fans with setup tips and vehicle build advice through social media and R/C forums. Racing the DNX8 1/8 4WD Nitro Buggy, Carlos is ready for a fast-paced season of racing. He is very excited to meet Team Durango fans out at the track.

Source: Team Durango

Tekin sign up Ellis Stafford


Tekin would like to welcome UK factory driver Ellis Stafford to our team. Ellis is a multi-time National Champion. He bring a plethora of experience and knowledge to the table which will be a major benefit to the team as well as Tekin users in and around his region.  Ellis will has already put time on his Tekin RSX Redline Gen2 powered TLR cars and had this to say “The power is excellent, smooth and linear. The adjustability is second to none not only with the onboard button interface but even more so with the Hotwire Android App!”

Batlle announces engine plans & more


Just over a month since the news of his departure from Novarossi, NeoBuggy can confirm that 2012 IFMAR World Champion Robert Batlle has strengthened ties with longterm sponsor Modelix Racing – not only will Batlle be running the Ultimate branded engine (incidentally made by Novarossi), completing the ‘full package’ (engine, tyres & fuel)  but also take up the role of ‘team manager’ for the company. We sat down with Spain’s #36 to chat about his future plans…

Robert, can you tell us a little bit how your new team manager role with Modelix Racing will be more than simply a team driver, you already run their ProCircuit tyres and Nitrolux fuel and now Ultimate brand engine?  

First of all I would like to thank all the Modelix crew for believing in me not only as a team driver, but as an employee as well. My role at Modelix will not be only team manager helping out the team at regional, national and international races; I’ll also work in the office helping on the marketing, social media, designs… and of course I will be helping the tech department testing and developing new products.

“yes I can officially announce that I am an Ultimate Engines team driver.”

I started running the Ultimate products when I was 12 years old and the Modelix line of products / brands have been growing a lot since then with the Nitrolux fuel, the Prociruit tyres and now the Ultimate brand of engines that after 2 years in the market has demonstrate once again that Modelix knows what to offer to the market not only to satisfy customers needs, but also to win races.

A month ago, after not having reached an agreement with Novarossi for the future, I received some emails from different brands of engines, but when I tested the existing M5 and M8 Ultimate engines and the ones that Modelix is going to release very soon I realise once again that they know what they are doing and I decided to join them, so yes I can officially announce that I am an Ultimate Engines team driver.

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Tekno RC sign Billy Fischer


Tekno RC continue to step it up making shrewd strides forward – today announcing the signing of Arizona native Billy Fischer – one of the highest rated racers that has been racing under the radar for the past couple of years, often overlooked in the big sponsorship deals but a perfect fit for Tekno – complimenting their team of Ryan Lutz and Joe Bornhorst.

Tekno RC is proud to announce a huge addition to the team – industry veteran, Billy Fischer.  Billy is well known around the world for his speed, setup knowledge, and willingness to help others off the track.  He is already up to speed and will debut his new ride at the upcoming Silver State Nitro Challenge.  Welcome aboard!!!

“I’m really excited to join the Tekno team!  I’d like to thank Daniel Lewis and Matt Wolter for the opportunity, and Casey Peck for initiating this relationship.  The product quality is amazing and the performance has been great right from the start.  I really look forward to working with such an awesome group of people and can’t wait for the first race!”

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