LFR unleashes MP9 ‘Assassin’ body

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Leadfinger Racing announces their assault on the track by releasing the all new MP9 Assassin body (first spotted a few short weeks ago in testing). Finding the right set up is key and at times can be over looked when it comes to choosing the right body. Leadfinger is proud to offer a new option for the Kyosho MP9 nitro buggy, that will aid in set up and allow you to attack the track with confidence. The team at LFR has come together to help design the new Assassin body completely from scratch.

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Top 25 RC post Worlds rankings

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Ty Tessmann again proves why he is the #1 ranked driver in the world according to Top 25 RC, as he went on to dominate the IFMAR World Championships like he has pretty much every other event he has attended in the last 2 years.

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Top 25 RC has released an updated ranking list after the exciting Worlds event today. Surprisingly no  ranking changes within the top 5 spots on the Top 25 list. But the middle part of the list has some major changes, with people moving all over the place. Ryan Cavalieri Moved up 8 spots, landing on the #6 spot, after a great drive to finish second at the worlds.  Carson Weinimont officially put himself on the map climbing inside the top 10 settling in at the #8 spot after a podium finish at his first IFMAR World Championships.

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Tessmann develops Avid D8T inserts

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Avid has released their new Hot Bodies D8T Carbon Arm Inserts, developed and used by Ty Tessmann to win the 2014 Dirt Nitro Challenge, which offer your Truggy another great tuning feature by reducing the flex and twist in the arm. The carbon inserts starts as a 3.9mm thick piece which is milled down to 2mm thick, while leaving 6 islands still at 3.9mm, and to finish them up the islands are pocketed in the middle to 2mm to remove unnecessary weight. These inserts are installed on the bottom of the arm and the islands key around the molded ribs in the arm. Installing these pieces will take some personal time but as Ty will tell you, the rewards are worth it. With every set Avid is including the screws and the two drill bits needed to install them (2.52mm and 3.04mm).

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Brunsden Summer Series victory

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This past weekend concluded the 2014 HNMC Summer Series. The final round hosted over 60 entries, and ended the series with once again great racing. In the highly competitive Nitro Buggy class it would be a three way battle throughout qualifying for the top spot between Kevin Brunsden, Karl Jackson, and Tommy Chung. Brunsden would take the overall TQ heading into the final, and would carry on to win just ahead of Tom Saggers and Chung.

REDS Racing new carb at the Worlds

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Italian engine firm REDS Racing have come on leaps & bounds in recent years with the likes of Elliott Boots & Cody King running the mini powerhouses, Mario Rossi & son Marco run the business together and have been present all week at the Worlds supporting team drivers as well as non-team racers.

New from the Worlds this past week is a new carb which features a differently positioned top end needle, rather than pointing diagonally upwards, it is now horizontally positioned much lower down.

Master engine tuner Mario said the revised location allows for significantly improved top end as well as a more stable idle and overall engine tune. The new top end needle is also now ‘in line’ with the low end needle – although on opposite sides of the carb, Rossi says this makes for more precise tuning.

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The new carb will be available next month in October on its own as well as bolted on the REDS R7 engine in limited quantities.

Tozser tops the Mountain Meltdown

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Team Associated/Reedy driver Peter Tozser closed off the summer season in style at RC Gears track in Calgary, AB. He took the RC8.2 and RC8.2e to TQ and win in both the 1/8 Buggy Nitro and 1/8 E-Buggy classes at the 2014 Rocky Mountain Meltdown event. Outside of optional springs, AE reports that both buggies were equipped with 100% Associated off-the-shelf parts and Reedy power.

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Ty Tessmann: 14th IFMAR 1/8 Buggy World Champion

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Under the World Champ’s Hood

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Chassis: HB D812
Engine: OS B2101
Tyres: Pro-Line
Fuel: Nitrotane
Radio & Servos: Sanwa M12, Savox
Body: Pro-Line ‘Type R’
Event: 2014 IFMAR World Championships – Giardini Naxos, Italy
Notes: Running a lot of new parts on the D812 for this event which will be available afterwards, one of the major changes is the Pro-Line lexan wing developed by Ty & Gord with Pro-Line as well as the new lighter weight wing mount from Torrance Deguzman. New rear gear box, new radio tray with larger receiver battery box & rear hubs with new geometry.

Ty is also running very trick wheel hubs with magnetic wheel nuts developed by family company 110% Racing, when used with the wheel wrench the nut won’t fall out of the wrench, see separate post. In the 2nd round of free practice on Saturday Ty also tried a slightly longer chassis. Gord also told us that they are running bone stock shocks, however the lower threads have been sanded down and removed and then polished.

 

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Ty Tessmann: World Champion!!

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Ty Tessmann overcame a terrible start to the 60 minute final which saw the challenges from Ryan Maifield and Robert Batlle fade, Maifield with receiver issues and Batlle with a flame out on his in lap. Tessmann lapped the field in absolute dominating fashion and Carson Wernimont taking 3rd after a late challenge from Kyle McBride.

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The final started out with Tessmann getting hung up on the first corner first lap pipe, which allowed Ryan Maifield to sail off into the distance and establish a commanding lead from Robert Batlle. Maifield looked in control of things as Tessmann worked his way from 11th to 4th speedily, his nerves settling down after a disastrous start from P2. Maifield himself had a few errors and eventually a bad receiver steering servo would put him out, this left Robert Batlle to take up the charge however disaster struck the ever-reliable Batlle as he flamed out on his in-lap giving Tessmann a massive lead. Tessmann kept his cool and nerve and deservedly took the Worlds victory he so yearned for. Congrats to Ty and his family as well as Torrance, HB, Pro-Line and OS on the victories!

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A deserved TQ and World Championship win from one of the hardest working drivers and teams in RC Racing, elation also from Team Associated with Ryan Cavalieri taking 2nd overall and the biggest smile on Carson Wernimont’s face as he took the final podium spot, “it still hasn’t sunk in” was how the Mugen driver described his 3rd place finish. All the while Ty Tessmann must now be the most photographed RC Racer after throngs of selfies with the IFMAR World Champion not to mention photo ops.

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IFMAR Worlds Final day: A Preview

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Today, Saturday 27th September 2014, a World Championship will be decided.

There are favourites for it, outsiders who have a chance and racers who are all still in it, the final day at these World Championships kicks off at 10 AM with the 1/8 A & B finals, followed by the quarters, semis and then the 60 min Grand Finale. With the semis at 30 mins in length, the drivers who do make the show will end up almost doing a full rebuild of their cars, as pit action will be frantic as friends and mechanics all pitch in to support the effort of getting the car ‘fresh’ for a 1 hour challenge.

Expect drama, upsets, surprises and twists and turns as stars are made and egos crushed along the way. Strange things tend to happen at World Championships, that extra bit of fairy dust sprinkled ontop adds pressure and expectation, it weighs heavier on some shoulders than others.

We’ll quickly take you through how the day works, the sub finals of the IFMAR Xmas tree format are 30 mins in length, 12 drivers per final, the top 4 bump [See Finals setup]. Bumping from last night’s 16 A & B finals were Bruno Coelho, Jo Bacro, Ale Stocco & Hannes Kaufler and from the B side, Carlos Duraes, Marcel Guske, Federico Ruggeri & Lorenzo Crolla. They’ll feature in the first two finals of the day.

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