05 March 2017 07:03 by Phil
Finland’s most famous export (after Kimi) has been busy on the keyboard during and after last weekend’s Dirt Nitro Challenge, most recently sharing his thoughts on a track some top pros called the hardest they’ve raced on.
There was a lot of crying and complaining about the track at DNC. A lot of tears were shed, a lot of feelings were hurt, a tremendous amount of arms were smashed, believe me.
I have given the organisers a hard time for the fact that they forgot to organise. I still haven’t seen results from the race. I probably never will. But The Dirt crew have one thing going for them. The track.
I feel like there were a few years where Joey got a bit lazy with the track. You arrived and thought, “that’s it, really?”. However, the last couple of years, the tracks have been really good, and specially this one.
Continue reading here | Re-live coverage of 2017 DNC
01 March 2017 11:35 by Phil
01 March 2017 08:53 by Phil
Dakotah Phend – USA
Chassis: TLR 8IGHT 4.0
Engine: Reds Worlds Edition 2016
Fuel: VP Powermaster fuel
Radio & Servos: Spektrum, Hitec HSB-9380TH
Body & Wing: Stock TLR
Event: 2017 Dirt Nitro Challenge, USA
20 February 2017 07:25 by Phil
Oh those Arizona sunsets… how we long for you.
Once more the season cycle gets underway with our first flyaway race, the annual Dirt Nitro Challenge (or DNC) held at the Fear Farm RC Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona USA. NeoBuggy will be present at the event with live coverage and reports from Thursday directly with 1/8 Truck qualifying.
Here’s a little reminder of what’s to come later this week, tune in to Neo to see how all the winter silly season swaps pan out with the likes of Ty Tessmann entering his first ‘big race’ under the XRAY banner, Ryan Maifield now in post TLR-Exile with Mugen Seiki, World Champion David Ronnefalk and defending Champion Ryan Cavalieri both now wheeling JConcepts rubber and the return of Robert Batlle to the DNC after missing the event for many years. It’s gonna be good!
31 January 2017 22:02 by Phil
“If you ain’t first, you’re last!”
Ty Tessmann’s winter-switch from HB Racing to XRAY was probably the biggest news over the off-season, at times even unseating Donald Trump from the headlines. We sit down with the Canadian star to talk about his biggest career change to date.
Let’s start with the elephant in the room Ty, you have left a winning team, having personally finished on the podium at each of the last 3 Worlds with HB, talk us through the hottest news story this winter!
We have been with HB for 12 years and developed a lot of platforms with them in that time, we have had many successes with them. I won’t say that we felt that we were getting into a rut, but we just felt that we needed a change and new challenges, we wish the best for everyone at HB Racing. We are excited for what the future holds and we are committed to taking Xray to the top.
24 October 2016 09:18 by Phil
The Radio Impound Podcast team of Gotti Jr and Jason Ruona are joined by special guest and newly crowned 1/8 Buggy World Champion David Ronnefalk. The trio discuss how he got into the sport, his career so far and victory in Vegas.
19 October 2016 08:58 by Phil
Whilst reflecting on last week’s Vegas Worlds, one cannot help but admire HB’s achievements; taking 3 of the last 5 World Championships.
Equal to Mugen Seiki on the all time list – a fantastic achievement whichever way you angle it for a company that young – Not to mention one that has undergone huge transitions over the past year, rising from the ashes of the HPI racing.
For new World Champion David Ronnefalk one can draw a few parallels of his move from Kyosho to HB to that of Formula One’s Lewis Hamilton, switching from ‘childhood team’ McLaren to the lesser fancied Mercedes AMG F1.
> “No one wins anything after they leave Kyosho“
11 October 2016 10:38 by Phil