With the 2016 IFMAR Worlds coming back to the USA for the first time since 2008, this year’s ROAR Nationals were very well attended. So much so, that registration filled up mere hours after opening up.
The competition at this year’s event was fierce to say the least. With Ryan Maifield, Jared Tebo and Ryan Cavalieri all coming into this race with a win each; would we see our first repeat winner at a Nitro Race? And what of slumping Ty Tessmann? Will luck finally be on his side? The odds are against him as both AKA & JConcepts have come to the NATS prepared with long-lasting Tire compounds.
5150 Media Productions and the voice of Mike Garrison tells the story of a very exciting ROAR Nationals!
5150 Media Productions and Pro-Line Racing are at it again as they get set to release the latest segment in the Come Drive With Us documentary series. This time from the 2015 1/8 Scale Gas Nationals in Chico, California. As this year’s event was a World Championship qualifier for the 2016 Vegas Worlds, the competition and intensity was higher than ever. 5150 teases us with a short clip of what’s to come. Stay tuned for the full length ‘Come Drive With Us – ROAR Nationals 2015’ video coming soon!
Virtual Racing Industries has released another HD video comparing their latest virtual track Silver Dollar 2015 and the real Silver Dollar track where AMain.com hosted the 2015 ROAR Fuel Offroad Nats at the end of June. The comparison video shows Ryan Lutz driving his Tekno NB48.3chassis and 2014 VRC SC Truck World Champion Chris Sturdy from Australia driving the Intercept NX8-R chassis.
VRC Pro is available as a free-to-play sim from www.vrcpro.com and also available on the STEAM platform. Extra tracks and cars are available from the VRC Pro e-shop. With the premium Professional license (Lifetime All-Inclusive) you have lifetime access to all content, including all future releases! VRC Pro helps R/C racing enthusiasts to get better quicker, enjoy their hobby and racing more, and more importantly, to overcome the high frustration level that so many R/C racers experience in their first years in this fantastic hobby.
After putting on a clinic at the 2015 ROAR Nationals, it’s no surprise that Ty Tessmann remains at the top in the Top25RC world drivers rankings. Ryan Cavalieri and Jared Tebo continue to put in top 3 results and keeping them in the Top 3 for the Top 25 Ranking. The big moves came from Carson Wernimont moving up to the 8th spot, who has had a great year following his podium at the IFMAR Worlds. On the other end of the spectrum is Ryan Maifield who dropped 5 spots as he continues to have a rough year in buggy with mechanical failures plaguing him. Austin Blair finally cracked into the Top 25 after hovering just outside for the past year. Someone to watch outside of the Top 25 is Cole Ogden who has been climbing the ranks fast behind the scenes, look for him to show up on the list soon.
Chassis: HB D815 Tessmann Worlds Edition Engine: OS B2101 Tessmann World Edition, T-2090SC Pipe Tyres: Pro-Line Electrons (X1 Fugitive in the final) Fuel: VP Powermaster 25% Radio & Servos: Sanwa/Airtronics M12 provided by Amain.com, Savox SB-2274 & SB-2274 servos Body: Pro-Line ‘Type R’, Pro-Line lexan wing Options: 110% Racing Wheel nuts, Avid wing buttons, Lunsford turnbuckles Event: 2015 ROAR Offroad 1/8 Nationals Notes: Tessmann is running lightened screws made by Andy Chen at the HB factory in Taiwan, reminiscent to the ones we saw years ago on Reno Savoya’s Euros-winning Mugen cars. The screws are steel rather than titanium, and not only are the countersunk heads milled out but the bodies are drilled (hollowed out) almost all the way, they are a tiny bit heavier than the titanium screws but stronger. The Tessmanns received them at the Silverstate but have waited to use them until this event.
After the hour-long final, we borrowed Ty’s Championship-winning D815 buggy for a few more photos – to give viewers a ‘before & after’ perspective of the three-time buggy Champion’s car. Especially impressive are his Pro-Line Fugitive tyres after the 60 mins with plenty of tread left on them.