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World’s Top 7 set for Neo showdown

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Unless you happen to live under a rock, most of our readers will know that The Neo Race kicks off this weekend – back to it’s natural Easter slot and will play host to some of the World’s top drivers:

The first time all top 7 ranked drivers in the World meet and race together since the World Championships in December 2012! 

Hoping to finally break Jared Tebo‘s insurmountable dominance of The Neo Race will be #1 ranked driver Ty Tessmann, the young Canadian star has cemented his status in RC since he last raced the Neo in 2012, whilst fan favourite Elliott Boots, a driver not even ranked in the top 7 currently looked the strongest challenger to Tebo in 2013. David Ronnefalk gets his first taste of 1/8 buggy again after his disappointing exit from the Dirt Nitro Challenge, a race he should have won, whilst the likes of Robert Batlle & Reno Savoya with a combined 5 European titles will be very dangerous.

Ranked 5th is Cody King, last year’s DASH 4 CA$H winner and recent champion of the Psycho Nitro Blast, excelling with Reds power he will be dangerous, not to mention Neo Race favourite Ryan Maifield, who will undoubtedly have the World’s attention on him running the RC8 prototype here this weekend!

Tune into NeoBuggy.net & LiveRC.com to follow the Neo Race. See Top25RC.com

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Under the Hood: Ryan Maifield

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Ryan Maifield (27) – USA

Chassis: Team Associated RC10 B5M
Motor: Reedy Sonic Mach 2 7.5T
ESC: Reedy Black box
Batteries: Reedy SQ 5500
Tyres: JConcepts Dirt Webs (orange compound)
Radio & Servos: Airtronics M12, Airtronics 1313
Notes: Finished 2nd at the Cactus Classic. B5M setup available here

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Chassis: Team Associated RC10 B44.2
Motor: Reedy Sonic Mach 2 6.0T
ESC: Reedy Black box
Batteries: Reedy 4800 Wolf pack
Tyres: JConcepts Dirt Webs (orange compound)
Radio & Servos: Airtronics M12, Airtronics 1313
Notes: Won 2014 Cactus Classic.

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Phend completes A2 win and takes 2WD title

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A2 of 2WD didn’t match the drama and heartache that 4WD delivered, but what it did give us was the 2014 2WD mod Buggy Champion after a pressure-absorbing display of fine driving.

Ryan Maifield tried valiantly from 2nd to destabilise the Phenom in front however a few small mistakes and caught pipes wasn’t enough for hard charging Maifield to find a way past. In the end Maifield stayed within half a second of Dakotah but without a sniff of victory, a late mistake gave Phend all the breathing room of the world whilst Maifield finished 2nd and Cav 3rd.

A2 2WD Results

Pos Driver Car # Laps Time Fast Behind Qual # Consistency Std. Dev.
1 Dakotah Phend 1 14 5:09.445 22.114 1 91.86% 1.80
2 Ryan Maifield 2 14 5:13.385 22.095 3.940 2 91.21% 1.97
3 Ryan Cavalieri 3 14 5:15.399 22.403 2.014 3 93.47% 1.47
4 Jared Tebo 4 14 5:18.117 22.749 2.718 4 93.01% 1.59
5 Billy Fischer 5 14 5:21.157 22.680 3.040 5 93.12% 1.58
6 Joern Neumann 11 13 5:01.605 22.907 12 94.73% 1.22
7 Ty Tessmann 10 13 5:03.383 22.852 1.778 10 94.00% 1.40
8 Travis Amezcua 6 13 5:04.426 22.652 1.043 6 91.66% 1.95
9 Ryan Lutz 8 13 5:05.479 22.927 1.053 8 92.52% 1.76
10 Dustin Evans 7 13 5:11.118 22.916 5.639 7 91.83% 1.96
11 spencer rivkin 9 13 5:13.577 22.728 2.459 9 89.14% 2.62

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Standings after A2

Pos Driver (Qual #) A1 A2 A3 Total
1 Phend, Dakotah (TQ) 1st = 1pts
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1st = 1pts
14/5:09.444
    — 2
2 Maifield, Ryan (2) 2nd = 2pts
14/5:15.553
2nd = 2pts
14/5:13.384
    — 4
3 Cavalieri, Ryan (3) 3rd = 3pts
14/5:17.718
3rd = 3pts
14/5:15.399
    — 6
4 Tebo, Jared (4) 4th = 4pts
14/5:22.983
4th = 4pts
14/5:18.117
    — 8
5 Amezcua, Travis (6) 5th = 5pts
13/5:05.406
8th = 8pts
13/5:04.425
    — 13
6 Tessmann, Ty (10) 6th = 6pts
13/5:06.488
7th = 7pts
13/5:03.382
    — 13
7 Fischer, Billy (5) 10th = 10pts
13/5:12.713
5th = 5pts
14/5:21.156
    — 15
8 Lutz, Ryan (8) 8th = 8pts
13/5:09.564
9th = 9pts
13/5:05.478
    — 17
9 Neumann, Joern (12) 11th = 11pts
13/5:21.031
6th = 6pts
13/5:01.605
    — 17
10 rivkin, spencer (9) 7th = 7pts
13/5:07.281
11th = 11pts
13/5:13.576
    — 18
11 Evans, Dustin (7) 9th = 9pts
13/5:09.906
10th = 10pts
13/5:11.117
    — 19

Cavalieri wins 2WD A2 short course main

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Race 27 – A2 of 2WD short course turned out to be a real  crowd pleaser as the two Associated stars duked it out for the lead, poleman Ryan Cavalieri just about holding off Ryan Maifield who sniffed a speedy win but it wasn’t to be. Cavalieri wsa pushed during the first half of the race and despite a few small moments Maifield couldn’t quite steer his short course past, it will go down to a great A3event.

As Maifield faded slightly towards the end Travis Amezcua caught up and battled hard for 2nd place and managed to throw his Durango truck up the inside and make it stick. It goes down to A3…

A2 Results

Pos Driver Car # Laps Time Fast Behind Qual # Consistency Std. Dev.
1 Ryan Cavalieri 1 13 5:09.991 23.646 1 90.93% 2.16
2 Travis Amezcua 4 13 5:16.281 24.226 6.290 4 92.05% 1.93
3 Ryan Maifield 2 13 5:16.585 23.557 0.304 2 90.13% 2.40
4 Dustin Evans 6 13 5:18.983 24.063 2.398 6 92.38% 1.87
5 spencer rivkin 5 13 5:22.937 24.295 3.954 5 91.35% 2.15
6 Carson Wernimont 9 13 5:24.210 24.498 1.273 9 93.22% 1.69
7 mike truhe 10 12 5:02.580 24.622 10 91.71% 2.09
8 Cody Turner 7 12 5:04.421 24.595 1.841 7 91.29% 2.21
9 Chris Wheeler 3 8 3:08.652 24.218 3 90.40% 2.26
10 Brian Kinwald 8 0 0.000 0.000 8

Standings after A2

Pos Driver (Qual #) A1 A2 A3 Total
1 Cavalieri, Ryan (TQ) 2nd = 2pts
13/5:14.603
1st = 1pts
13/5:09.990
    — 3
2 Maifield, Ryan (2) 1st = 1pts
13/5:14.057
3rd = 3pts
13/5:16.584
    — 4
3 Amezcua, Travis (4) 6th = 6pts
12/5:05.952
2nd = 2pts
13/5:16.281
    — 8
4 rivkin, spencer (5) 4th = 4pts
13/5:24.910
5th = 5pts
13/5:22.937
    — 9
5 truhe, mike (10) 5th = 5pts
12/5:03.199
7th = 7pts
12/5:02.579
    — 12
6 Wheeler, Chris (3) 3rd = 3pts
13/5:18.690
9th = 9pts
8/3:08.651
    — 12
7 Wernimont, Carson (9) 7th = 7pts
12/5:09.795
6th = 6pts
13/5:24.209
    — 13
8 Evans, Dustin (6) 9th = 9pts
7/2:55.479
4th = 4pts
13/5:18.983
    — 13
9 Turner, Cody (7) 8th = 8pts
12/5:09.968
8th = 8pts
12/5:04.420
    — 16
10 Kinwald, Brian (8) 10th = 10pts
0/0:00.000
10th = 10pts
0/0:00.000
    — 20

Phend flawless in 2WD A1

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A1 of the 2WD mod buggy class witnessed a much calmer first A Main compared with 4WD as the top 4 remained unchanged – Dakotah Phend produced a calm and considered victory from start to finish, Maifield n the back of his 4WD A1 win looked racy but never quite pulled up close enough to really challenge Phend who had a small cushion all the way till the end. Despite a crash late on by a backmarker where Maifield gained time it wasn’t enough as Phend took a deserved A1 win.

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1 Dakotah Phend 1 14 5:14.102 22.477 1 91.93% 1.81
2 Ryan Maifield 2 14 5:15.554 22.435 1.452 2 92.07% 1.79
3 Ryan Cavalieri 3 14 5:17.718 22.893 2.164 3 92.59% 1.68
4 Jared Tebo 4 14 5:22.984 22.612 5.266 4 91.54% 1.95
5 Travis Amezcua 6 13 5:05.406 22.763 6 91.14% 2.08
6 Ty Tessmann 10 13 5:06.489 23.265 1.083 10 93.70% 1.49
7 spencer rivkin 9 13 5:07.282 22.853 0.793 9 93.20% 1.61
8 Ryan Lutz 8 13 5:09.565 23.094 2.283 8 92.14% 1.87
9 Dustin Evans 7 13 5:09.907 23.120 0.342 7 92.20% 1.86
10 Billy Fischer 5 13 5:12.714 22.970 2.807 5 89.91% 2.43
11 Joern Neumann 11 13 5:21.031 23.002 8.317 12 84.83% 3.75

Maifield takes A1 4WD

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A1 of 2WD started with drama even before the sound of the tone as 2ndplace qualifier broke his car during the warm up laps, a few courtesy minutes later Tebo admitted defeat in the pit and told the organisers not to wait for him, with a big gap till Phend in 3rd this left Neumann with a clear getaway. Immediately he led for the opening stint with Maifield closing in on 2nd, Neumann would roll his car in the tight chicane section which allowed Maifield to slide into a lead that he never gave up, despite heavy pressure from Dakotah Phend in 2nd place, Phend was unable to extract a mistake from Cactus veteran Maifield as Maifield won A1 of 4WD mod.

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1 Ryan Maifield 4 14 5:03.407 21.700 4 92.98% 1.52
2 Dakotah Phend 3 14 5:04.946 21.761 1.539 3 92.46% 1.64
3 Ty Tessmann 5 14 5:05.379 21.605 0.433 5 92.92% 1.54
4 Ryan Lutz 10 14 5:12.462 22.284 7.083 10 95.04% 1.11
5 Joern Neumann 1 14 5:12.674 21.437 0.212 1 90.24% 2.18
6 Billy Fischer 7 14 5:14.344 22.294 1.670 7 93.73% 1.41
7 Carson Wernimont 8 14 5:17.076 22.060 2.732 8 91.65% 1.89
8 Ryan Cavalieri 6 14 5:17.586 21.835 0.510 6 89.94% 2.28
9 Kody Numedahl 11 13 5:00.820 22.280 12 93.49% 1.51
10 Daimon Borkowicz 9 1 19.236 0.000 9 100.00% 0.00
11 Jared Tebo 2 0 0.000 0.000 2

Tekin news at the Cactus Classic

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In the flurry of our Cactus Classic coverage, a few of our readers might have missed out on Tekin’s new treats!

Tekin are out in force at the Cactus Classic this year with team manager Randy Pike leading the company and team presence, Randy kindly took a moment from his schedule to show us the new android app that Tekin have been working on which should be generally released very soon, designed for setting up your Tekin speed control whether a Generation 1 or 2 model.

Randy showed us the plethora of setup options, profiles available – brake, throttle, timing and more,not only that but he went on to show us the data logging software which the company use, rather than fiddle around with a temp gun at the end of a run, the Tekin software logs everything from temperature, motor rpm, motor and ESC temperature and throttle input. Perfect for the super stock racers looking for the ideal gearing, Randy did hint that development on this new generation software would continue with features that should raise several eyebrows.

Of note was that Pike also logged Ryan Lutz’s runs, checking to ensure everything was running smoothly, even adding that the speedo was running cool enough so it wouldn’t even need a cooling fan to keep it within it’s operational window.

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JConcepts news at Cactus Classic

 

JConcepts’ Jason Ruona talks us through some of the new items that JConcepts have brought to the Cactus Classic, first up the Dirtweb short course tyre, designed with the help of Brian Kinwald, next up is the Silencer body for the new Team Associated B5M buggy which also comes with wing. Also new are the new taller ‘Bullet’ style wheels/rims – which are available in 7 different styles of rims which fit the various cars be it AE, TLR or Kyosho etc.

Also new is the grey insert, a whole new design with increased durability which Jason calls ‘Dirt Tech’ – the shallow and deep cuts pioneered by Brian Kinwald in 2WD rear and 4WD rear, this weekend its still a sample production but has proven very useful. Another accessory is a battery brace in carbon fibre for the B5M, the part strengthens the car and looks trick. Not only is the Silencer body available for the mid motor B5M, but also for the rear motor B5 along with TLR buggy.

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Pro-Line news at Cactus Classic

 

Pro-Line are here in force at the Cactus Classic, debuting a few new products at the event; first up is their Pro-2 buggy conversion kit for Pro 2 short course truck, next up is the Phantom body for the B5M along with the new trifecta wing with added downforce and stability. Pro-Line have also debuted their Transistor line of VTR tyres for 1/10 scale, also available in Suburb tread, the VTR design allows a low profile smaller foam which results in faster acceleration and response along with the rims required.

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