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Date added: 19/05/2015 Team Orion expands partnership with Horizon Hobby GmbH

Plan-les-Ouates, Switzerland - May 19, 2015 - In February Team Orion committed the distribution for several European countries to the German company Horizon Hobby GmbH. After a very successful start of the collaboration the two companies decided to expand the distribution contract by adding Italy to the distribution area with immediate effect.

With this adjustment Horizon Hobby GmbH is the exclusive distributor of Team Orion’s world championship winning products in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Luxemburg and The Netherlands.

Dealers are welcome to contact the company directly:

Horizon Hobby GmbH
Christian-Junge-Straße 1
25337 Elmshorn
Germany
Phone: +49 4121 - 26 55-333 (Service)
E-Mail: service@horizonhobby.de
Web: www.horizonhobby.de

Team Orion is a world leading manufacturer of brushless speed controllers and motors, batteries, chargers, servos and nitro engines. Founded in the year 1987 the company has won 14 world championship titles.
Date added: 30/04/2015 Team Orion & Jorn Neumann Win 1/8 Electric Buggy @ the 10th Annual International Warm-Up Race!

The 10th Annual International Warm-Up Race was held this past weekend in Bischofsheim, Germany. Team Orion Factory Driver Jorn Neumann was in attendance to compete at this great event. Jorn was able to secure the overall TQ and then went onto dominate A-Mains #1 & #3 to take the overall Win with his Team Orion powered Serpent ride!

Title Schedule

1/8 Pro Electric Buggy Top 3 Overall:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Jorn Neumann (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Joseph Quagraine LRP LRP LRP
3 Carsten Keller LRP LRP LRP
Winning Equipment Used By Jorn Neumann: Jorn Neumann's Winning Team Orion R8.1 Pro ESC Settings:
ORI65125 Vortex R8.1 Pro ESC
ORI28270 VST2 Pro 690 4P 1900KV
ORI14066 4500mah 100C 2S Shorty x2
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
ORI41444 150mm Sensor Wire
1. Running Mode: F/N/B Sensor
2. Drag Brake: 0%
3. Voltage Protection: 0
4. DRRS Punch: Level 4
5. Brake Force: 50%
6. Reverse Force: 25%
7. Initial Brake: 0%
8. Neutral Range: 6%
9. Timing: 11.25
10. Motor Rotate: CW
11. Li-Po Cells: AutoCalculate
12. BEC Voltage: 6.0v
Date added: 30/04/2015 Tebo & Team Orion Win 1/8 Pro Electric Buggy at 2015 Psycho Nitro Blast!

The 2015 Psycho Nitro Blast was held April 23rd - 26th, just 1-hour south of Atlanta, Georgia. Team Orion's Jared Tebo & Ryan Maifield would make the trip out for this great event that would bring in an outstanding 487 entries!

Thursday, April 23rd: Open Practice
Friday, April 24th: Controlled Practice & 1 Round of Qualifying
Saturday, April 25th: 2 Rounds of Qualifying
Sunday, April 26th: Lower Main Bump-Ups & A-Main Events

Title Schedule

In the 1/8 Pro Electric Buggy class, Team Orion's Jared Tebo dominated rounds #1 & #2 of qualifying to secure the overall TQ! The 10-minute Double A-Main format would prove to put every manufacturers products to the ultimate test as no throw-outs would be used to determine the overall finishing order. Tebo drove perfect in both A-Mains #1 & #2 to take the Win with his Team Orion powered MP9E!

1/8 Pro Electric Buggy Top 3 Overall:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Jared Tebo (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Joe Bornhorst Tekin Tekin SMC
3 Ryan Lutz Tekin Tekin

Winning Equipment Used By Jared Tebo: Jared Tebo's Winning Team Orion R8.1 Pro ESC Settings:
ORI65125 Vortex R8.1 Pro ESC
ORI28271 VST2 Pro 690 4P 2100KV
ORI14050 6400mah 90C 4S Battery
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
ORI41444 150mm Sensor Wire
Gearing: 15/48
1. Running Mode: F/N/B Sensor
2. Drag Brake: 0%
3. Voltage Protection: 0
4. DRRS Punch: Level 4
5. Brake Force: 50%
6. Reverse Force: 25%
7. Initial Brake: 0%
8. Neutral Range: 6%
9. Timing: 11.25
10. Motor Rotate: CW
11. Li-Po Cells: AutoCalculate
12. BEC Voltage: 6.0v

*Congrats also goes out to Team Orion's Ryan Maifield who TQ'ed and finished 2nd in the 1/8 Pro Nitro Buggy class & finished 3rd overall in the 1/8 Pro Nitro Truggy class with his Team Orion powered TLR rides!

Date added: 23/04/2015 Team Orion and HPI Racing partner up in China

Plan-les-Ouates, Switzerland - April 23, 2015 - Team Orion proudly announces the collaboration with HPI Racing, one of the world leading rc car manufacturers, to strengthen its position in the rapidly growing Chinese market. 

"With HPI China we can work with a very strong partner", says Philippe Neidhart, president of Team Orion, "their experience in China will help us to satisfy the high demand for our products in one of the Worlds most important markets."

HPI China will distribute the full range of Team Orion products. Dealers are welcome to contact the company directly:

HPI CHINA
B01-02
No.68 Guanghua Rd.
Minhang District
Shanghai
21108 China
Phone: (+86) 51250320780
Phone: (+86)15000932860
Email: hpichina@hpiracing.net.cn
Web: www.hpiracing.net.cn

Team Orion is a world leading manufacturer of brushless speed controllers and motors, batteries, chargers, servos and nitro engines. Founded in the year 1987 the company has won 14 world championship titles.

Date added: 13/04/2015 Team Orion's Tessman Wins 1/8 Electric Buggy & Maifield Wins Dash for Cash @ 2015 NeoBuggy X!

The 2015 NeoBuggy X was held this past weekend at Harper Adams Arena in Shropshire, England. This is one of the largest annual International races of the year with some of the best competition you can find in one building. This years track was very technical with allot of jumps and fast flowing sections. Team Orion's Adrien Bertin and Joe Pillars were on-hand to provide support to all Team Orion customers and team drivers at the event.

Friday, April 3rd: 3 Rounds of Controlled Practice
Saturday, April 4th: 3 Rounds of Qualifying & Dash For Cash
Sunday, April 5th: 2 Rounds of Qualifying & 1/8 Electric Buggy Semi's
Monday, April 6th: 1/8 Electric Buggy A-Main Event

Title Schedule

After all 5 rounds of qualifying were complete, it was Team Orion's Ty Tessman who would come out on top to take the overall TQ! On Sunday night, the two 10-minute Semi's would be ran to see which drivers would transfer and have a chance to battle it out for the NeoBuggy Electric Championship on Monday!

In Semi #1, Team Orion's Ty Tessman & Ryan Maifield had an epic battle for the win that would come down to the last lap. Maifield was able to just edge out Tessman for the win. In Semi #2, Mugen's Robert Batlle & Team Orion's Ryan Cavalieri also had a great race for the top spot where Batlle would finish just in-front of Cavalieri for the win by less than 1-second.



With the grid set for the single 10-minute A-Main Event, Team Orion's Ryan Maifield & Ty Tessman would start 1st & 2nd as there Semi times were the fastest out of the two. As the tone went off, Maifield would lead the field around for the first couple laps with Tessman in hot pursuit. Then a small mistake from Maifield would drop him back a few positions and Tessman would take the lead. After a rough start, Cavalieri began working his way up through the field one car at a time. Tessman would control the entire race and easily cruise home for the Win to claim his 2nd NeoBuggy 1/8 Electric Buggy Championship in 2 years! Cavalieri would keep his head down and work his way all the way back up to a podium position by the end of the main!

Congrats also goes out to Team Orion Drivers: Jorn Neumann finishing 4th, Ryan Maifield finishing 5th, David Ronnefalk finishing 8th, Jared Tebo finishing 9th, and Dakotah Phend finishing 10th.

1/8 Electric Buggy Top 10 Overall
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ty Tessman (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Elliott Boots Tekin Tekin LRP
3 Ryan Cavalieri Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
4 Jorn Neumann Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
5 Ryan Maifield Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
6 Ryan Lutz Tekin Tekin
7 Darren Bloomfield LRP LRP LRP
8 David Ronnefalk Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
9 Jared Tebo Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
10 Dakotah Phend Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
Winning Equipment Used By Ty Tessman: Ty Tessman's Winning Team Orion R8.1 Pro ESC Settings:
ORI65125 Vortex R8.1 Pro ESC (NEW)
ORI28271 Vortex VST2 Pro 690 4P 2100KV
ORI14066 4500mah 100C 2S LiPo Battery x2
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
ORI41444 150mm Sensor Wire
Gearing: 20/48
1. Running Mode: F/N/B Sensor
2. Drag Brake: 0%
3. Voltage Protection: 0
4. DRRS Punch: Level 4
5. Brake Force: 50%
6. Reverse Force: 25%
7. Initial Brake: 0%
8. Neutral Range: 6%
9. Timing: 11.25
10. Motor Rotate: CW
11. Li-Po Cells: AutoCalculate
12. BEC Voltage: 6.0v

On Saturday night after 3 rounds of qualifying were finished, the exciting Dash For Cash was ran. This 10-minute race would take the top 15 drivers using their 2 best qualifying rounds out of 3 that day, and reverse the starting grid.

Team Orion's Ryan Maifield started from the #8 position on the grid. As the tone went off, Maifield got a great start and after the first lap was already up in the top 5. As the race entered the half way point, Maifield had now worked his way into 3rd and 5-seconds behind the lead battle. With only a few laps to go, Maifield had now moved into 2nd and was right behind young Mugen Driver Ongaro. Maifield begin to apply the pressure and Ongaro made a slight mistake that allowed Maifield to get by. As the checkered flag waived, it was Ryan Maifield going the entire 10-minute main with his Team Orion powered TLR buggy to take the win and the cash!

1/8 Nitro Buggy Dash For Cash Top 3 Overall
  Driver ESC
1 Ryan Maifield Team Orion
2 Davide Ongaro LRP
3 Neil Cragg LRP
Winning Equipment Used By Ryan Maifield:
ORI80703 Team Orion CRF 7-Port Factory Tuned Engine Version 2015 (NEW)
ORI88860 Team Orion #4 Glow Plug
ORI88217 Team Orion 2013 Pipe Set
ORI30237 Team Orion Advantage Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Gearing: 13/48
Date added: 01/04/2015 Team Orion's Maifield & Tebo Cash In @ 2015 Silver State!

The 2015 Silver State was held this past weekend in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada at RC Tracks of Las Vegas located just a few blocks off the World Famous Strip. This first class race facility will host the 2016 IFMAR 1/8 Nitro Buggy World Championships next year. With perfect weather conditions and over 450 total entries, it was going to be a great weekend of racing!

Thursday, March 26th: Controlled Practice & Timed Seeding Practice
Friday, March 27th: 2 Rounds of Qualifying
Saturday, March 28th: 1 Round of Qualifying / Lower Main Bump-Ups
Sunday, March 29th: A-Main Events

Team Orion's Ryan Maifield looked very fast during the A-Main Warm-Up earlier that day and was ready for the 45-Minute A-Main Event.

As the tone went off, Maifield got a great jump off the line from his #3 starting position and would break away with the lead pack. As the first round of pit stops filtered through, Maifield would move up to the 2nd position. Then Ryan Lutz, Maifeild, and Jared Tebo would begin to gap the field while trading back the lead several times. With 2 pit stops remaining, Maifield would take the lead and never give it back to take the Silver State 1/8 Pro Nitro Truggy Title! Ryan Lutz would put in a great drive to finish 2nd overall and Jared Tebo put in a solid performance to finish on the podium in 3rd.

1/8 Pro Nitro Truggy Top 3 Overall
  Driver Engine Pipe
1 Ryan Maifield Team Orion Team Orion
2 Ryan Lutz Alpha n/a
3 Jared Tebo Mx

Winning Equipment Used By Ryan Maifield:
ORI80703 Team Orion CRF 7-Port Factory Tuned Engine Version 2015 (NEW)
ORI88860 Team Orion #4 Glow Plug
ORI88217 Team Orion 2013 Pipe Set
ORI30237 Team Orion Advantage Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Gearing: 12/50

Team Orion's Jared Tebo would start 2nd, Cody King 3rd, Ty Tessman 4th, and Ryan Cavalieri 8th for the single 10-Minute A-Main Event.

Tebo would take full advantage of his 2nd position on the grid and pace Mugen's Ace Robert Batlle for the first couple minutes of the race. Batlle made a small mistake in the center of the track and Tebo got by for the lead. A hard charging Ryan Lutz would make things interesting at the later stages of the race, but Tebo would stay strong and hold on for the Win! Lutz would finish 2nd and Team Orion's Ty Tessman made a great comeback to finish up on the podium in 3rd.

1/8 Pro Electric Buggy Top 3 Overall
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Jared Tebo Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Ryan Lutz Tekin Tekin Protek
3 Ty Tessman Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion

Winning Equipment Used By Jared Tebo: Jared Tebo's Winning Team Orion R8.1 Pro ESC Settings:
ORI65125 Vortex R8.1 Pro ESC (NEW)
ORI28271 VST2 Pro 690 4P 2100KV
ORI14050 6400mah 90C 4S Li-Po
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
ORI41444 150mm Sensor Wire
Gearing: 16/48
1. Running Mode: F/N/B Sensor
2. Drag Brake: 0%
3. Voltage Protection: 0
4. DRRS Punch: Level 5
5. Brake Force: 50%
6. Reverse Force: 25%
7. Initial Brake: 0%
8. Neutral Range: 6%
9. Timing: 11.25
10. Motor Rotate: CCW
11. Li-Po Cells: AutoCalculate
12. BEC Voltage: 6.0v

Date added: 20/03/2015 Team Orion Sweeps All 5 Modified Classes at 29th Annual Cactus Classic!

The 29th Annual Cactus Classic was held March 10th-15th at HobbyTown USA - SRS new location in Phoenix, Arizona. The new facility is amazing with a first class r/c track, hobby shop, unlimited pit space, go-kart track, slot car track, & restaurant.

The indoor clay track consisted of a super hi-traction surface and required all drivers to run slicks. The track crew did an amazing job all weekend long sweeping and watering the track before every race to make the track was consistent for all racers. World Famous Announcer Scotty Ernst was back behind the mic and provided a smooth race program and excitement during the main events!

Tuesday, March 10th: Open Practice
Wednesday, March 11th: Open Practice
Thursday, March 12th: 2 Controlled Rounds of Timed Seeding Practice
Friday, March 13th: 2 Rounds of Qualifying
Saturday, March 14th: 2 Rounds of Qualifying
Sunday, March 15th: Triple A-Main Events

Team Orion's Ty Tessman would secure the overall TQ honors with his Hot Bodies prototype! A-Main #1 would go to Team Orion's Ryan Cavalieri who would take the win after a close battle with his Team Orion teammate Jared Tebo. Tessman would then rebound nicely and win A-Main #2 & A-Main #3 to take the 2wd Modified Buggy Cactus Classic Championship! Team Orion would take 1st & 2nd on the podium and have a total of 7 drivers in the A-Main!

2wd Modified Buggy Overall Finishing Order
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ty Tessman (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Ryan Cavalieri Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
3 Lee Martin Protek
4 Spencer Rivkin Reedy Reedy Reedy
5 Jared Tebo Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
6 Steven Hartson LRP LRP Reedy
7 Jorn Neuman Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
8 Carson Wernimont Reedy Reedy Reedy
9 Dakotah Phend Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
10 Ryan Maifield Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
11 David Ronnefalk Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion

Winning Equipment Used By Ty Tessman: Ty Tessman's Winning Team Orion R10.1 Pro ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC
ORI28259 VST2 7.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41527 120mm Sensor Wire
ORI14066 Carbon Pro 4500 100C Shorty
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Geared: 21/78
Version: V1.09_120324
Software: V3.0_111208_MOD
1. Running Mode: For/Brake
2. Drag Brake: 10%
3. Voltage Protection: None
4. DRRS Punch: Level 7
5. Brake Force: 75%
6. Reverse Force: 25%
7. Initial Brake: 0%
8. Neutral Range: 6%
9. Overheat Protection: Disable
10. Boost Timing: 0
11. Turbo Timing: 10
12. Turbo Slope: 24
13. Turbo Delay: 0.4

Team Orion's Jared Tebo & Dakotah Phend would tie on points for the overall TQ. Tebo would just edge out Phend for the TQ by only .001. Ryan Cavalieri who qualified 3rd would show great speed in the mains and go onto dominate A-Main #1 & A-Main #2 to take the wins in both and take home the 4wd Modified Buggy Cactus Classic Championship! Team Orion would sweep the podium and have all its drivers finish in the top 6 overall!

4wd Modified Buggy Overall Finishing Order
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ryan Cavalieri Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Jared Tebo (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
3 Ty Tessman Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
4 Dakotah Phend Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
5 Jorn Neumann Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
6 Ryan Maifield Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
7 Lee Martin Protek
8 Carson Wernimont Reedy Reedy Reedy
9 Spencer Rivkin Reedy Reedy Reedy
10 Hupo Honigl H-Speed
11 Steven Hartson LRP LRP Reedy

Winning Equipment Used By Ryan Cavalieri: Ryan Cavalieri's Winning Team Orion R10.1 Pro ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC
ORI28258 VST2 6.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41527 120mm Sensor Wire
ORI14066 Carbon Pro 4500 100C Shorty
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Geared: 19/81
Version: V1.09_120324
Software: V3.0_111208_MOD
1. Running Mode: For/Brake
2. Drag Brake: 0%
3. Voltage Protection: None
4. DRRS Punch: Level 3
5. Brake Force: 62.5%
6. Reverse Force: 25%
7. Initial Brake: 0%
8. Neutral Range: 6%
9. Overheat Protection: Disable
10. Boost Timing: 0
11. Turbo Timing: 5
12. Turbo Slope: 24
13. Turbo Delay: Off

Title Schedule

Team Orion's Ryan Cavalieri would TQ 2 rounds of qualifying to help secure the overall TQ honors! Team Orion's Ryan Maifield would then prove to be the man to beat in A-Main #1 & A-Main #2 by taking the win in each and taking home the Modified Truck Championship, his first of the weekend! Team Orion would also sweep the podium and have 7 drivers in the A-Main!

Modified Truck Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ryan Maifield Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Ryan Cavalieri (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
3 Jared Tebo Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
4 Steven Hartson LRP LRP Reedy
5 Carson Wernimont Reedy Reedy Reedy
6 Jorn Neumann Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
7 Dakotah Phend Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
8 Dustin Evans Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
9 Brent Thielke Reedy Reedy Reedy
10 Spencer Rivkin Reedy Reedy Reedy
11 Taylor Larsen Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion

Winning Equipment Used By Ryan Maifield: Ryan Maifield's Winning Team Orion R10.1 Pro ESC Settings:
ORI65128Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC
ORI28258 VST2 6.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41527 120mm Sensor Wire
ORI14066 Carbon Pro 4500 100C Shorty
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Geared: 16/84
Version: V1.09_120324
Software: V3.0_111208_MOD
1. Running Mode: For/Brake
2. Drag Brake: 8%
3. Voltage Protection: None
4. DRRS Punch: Level 7
5. Brake Force: 62.5%
6. Reverse Force: 25%
7. Initial Brake: Drag Brake
8. Neutral Range: 6%
9. Overheat Protection: Disable
10. Boost Timing: 5
11. Turbo Timing: 10
12. Turbo Slope: 24
13. Turbo Delay: Off

Team Orion's Jared Tebo would also TQ the 2wd Modified Short Course class! In A-Main #1 & A-Main #2, it was all Team Orion's Ryan Maifield who would go onto win both mains in style and take the 2wd Modified Short Course Championship! This would be Maifield's 2nd overall win of the weekend! Team Orion would again sweep the podium!

2wd Modified Short Course Top 3 Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ryan Maifield Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Dustin Evans Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
3 Jared Tebo (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion

Winning Equipment Used By Ryan Maifield: Ryan Maifield's Winning Team Orion R10.1 Pro ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC
ORI28258 VST2 6.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41527 120mm Sensor Wire
ORI14066 Carbon Pro 4500 100C Shorty
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Geared: 16/84
Version: V1.09_120324
Software: V3.0_111208_MOD
1. Running Mode: For/Brake
2. Drag Brake: 8%
3. Voltage Protection: None
4. DRRS Punch: Level 9
5. Brake Force: 75%
6. Reverse Force: 25%
7. Initial Brake: Drag Brake
8. Neutral Range: 6%
9. Overheat Protection: Disable
10. Boost Timing: 5
11. Turbo Timing: 5
12. Turbo Slope: 24
13. Turbo Delay: Off

Team Orion's Dakotah Phend was on another level in qualifying by TQ'ing every round to take the overall TQ! In A-Main #1, Dakotah would make an impressive last lap pass on Team Orion teammate Jorn Neumann to take the win. Then Dakotah would lead every lap in A-Main #2 to take the win and the 4x4 Modified Short Course Championship! Team Orion would again sweep the podium!

4x4 Modified Short Course Top 3 Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Dakotah Phend (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Jorn Neumann Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
3 David Jenson Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion

Winning Equipment Used By Dakotah Phend: Dakotah Phend's Winning Team Orion R10.1 Pro ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC
ORI28296 VST2 550 4.0 2P Motor
ORI41527 120mm Sensor Wire
ORI14062 Carbon Pro 7200 100C
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Geared: 11/40
Version: V1.09_120324
Software: V3.0_111208_MOD
1. Running Mode: For/Brake
2. Drag Brake: 0%
3. Voltage Protection: None
4. DRRS Punch: Level 4
5. Brake Force: 75%
6. Reverse Force: 25%
7. Initial Brake: Drag Brake
8. Neutral Range: 6%
9. Overheat Protection: Disable
10. Boost Timing: 10
11. Turbo Timing: 10
12. Turbo Slope: 24
13. Turbo Delay: Off

For Jörn Neumann it was the first race with Team Orion Carbon Pro 100C batteries. He completed the Team Orion package of electronics in his cars and is now using full Team Orion equipment: ESCs, motors, batteries and chargers.

Date added: 17/03/2015 Team Orion Victorious at German 1/12 Nationals


On the weekend of March 8 the club of MAC Adenau hosted the German 1/12 Nationals. In total 75 drivers entered the race, which was divided in a 10.5 Stock and Modified category.

Qualifying in Stock was dominated by Speedtech RC and Orion driver Kai Altmann. Team Orion’s 10.5 VST2 motor, Team Orion 1S batteries and Orion R10 1S speed-controller gave him the edge to TQ the class. He was followed by young Jaques Libar from Luxemburg and Jan Rettke. Jan also used a Team Orion VST2 10.5 motor to round up the Top 3 in qualifying.

Kai Altmann was unlucky in the finals, but still managed to take the last podium spot. In a close battle between Libar and Jan Rettke, it was Rettke who in the end took home the German National 1/12 Stock title with his Orion powered car. Great job and congratulations Jan! In modified Team Orion’s Markus Mobers won all 5 qualifying rounds to take the TQ spot. Daniel Sieber managed to qualify second, very closely followed by Tim Altmann, who also used the full Orion 1/12 product line to power his car.

The finals were dominated by Mobers, who took the win and fastest lap in all three finals. Daniel Sieber had some bad luck in a close battle with Tim Altmann, who took the runner up spot on the podium, followed by Martin Wilfinger from Austria in third.
Date added: 27/02/2015 Team Orion Wins All 3 1/8 Pro Classes @ 2015 Dirt Nitro Challenge!

The 2015 Dirt Nitro Challenge was held February 18th-22nd at The Fear Farm in Goodyear, Arizona. This is known by all racers as the first big nitro off-road race of the year. Every major race team was in attendance with their best drivers to try and capture one of this weekends prestigious titles! Team Orion's engine master Adrien Bertin was on-hand to help all Team Orion drivers with the debut of Team Orion's new 7-Port Engine. Team Orion USA Team Manager Joe Pillars was on-hand to help all Team Orion drivers with the debut of Team Orion's new R8.1 ESC. An impressive record breaking entry count for the 1/8 classes would top 850 making for a great event!

Title Schedule

Wednesday, February 18th: 2 Rounds of Controlled Practice
Thursday, February 19th: 3 Rounds of 1/8 Electric Buggy & 1/8 Nitro Truggy Qualifying
Friday, February 20th: 3 Rounds of 1/8 Nitro Buggy Qualifying
Saturday, February 21st: 1/8 Electric Buggy & 1/8 Nitro Truggy A-Main Events
Sunday, February 22nd: 1/8 Nitro Buggy A-Main Event

Title Schedule

Team Orion's Ty Tessman would dominate qualifying in the 1/8 Pro Electric Buggy class to take the overall TQ!

The 10-minute A-Main Event would be ran on Saturday night. As the tone went off it was Team Orion's Ty Tessman who would control the pace early. Team Orion's Ryan Maifield would be the man on the move starting from 10th on the grid and quickly working his way through the field. Team Orion's Jared Tebo got a great start and ran in the top 3 for most of the A-Main. As the race came to an end, it was Ty Tessman who crossed the finish line 1st to take the 1/8 Pro Electric Buggy Championship! Maifield put on a great charge during the 10-minute A-Main to finish 2nd overall. Tebo would finish a few seconds behind Maifield to finish 3rd overall and complete the Team Orion podium sweep!

Congrats also goes out to Team Orion Drivers: Dakotah Phend finishing 5th, Ryan Cavalieri finishing 7th, Cody King finishing 8th, Jorn Neumann finishing 11th, and David Ronnefalk who was forced to retire early and finished 14.

1/8 Pro Electric Buggy Top 3 Overall:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ty Tessman (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Ryan Maifield Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
3 Jared Tebo Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion

Winning Equipment Used By Ty Tessman:
ORI65125 Team Orion Vortex R8.1 Pro ESC (NEW)
ORI28271 Team Orion Vortex VST2 Pro 690 4P 2100KV Motor
ORI14066 Team Orion 4500mah 100C 2S Shorty Li-Po Battery x 2
ORI30237 Team Orion Advantage Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
ORI41444 Team Orion 150mm Sensor Wire
Gearing: 20/48

With the record number of entries this year, the 1/8 Pro Nitro Truggy A-Main Event would be ran Saturday night at 11:00pm under the lights. As the race began, the battle in the top 3 was between Tebo, Tessman, and Ronnefalk. As the first couple pit stops circulated through, the race was then between Hot Bodies teammates David Ronnefalk and Ty Tessman. Just after the last round of pit stops were finished, the epic battle between Ronnefalk and Tessman was on. A few laps later Ronnefalk would make an impressive pass on Tessman to take the lead and would never look back to home the 1/8 Pro Nitro Truggy Championship!

*Congrats also goes out to Team Orion's Ryan Maifield for finishing an impressive 3rd overall and landing on the podium!

1/8 Pro Electric Buggy Top 3 Overall:
  Driver Engine Pipe
1 David Ronnefalk Team Orion Team Orion
2 Ty Tessman
3 Ryan Maifield Team Orion Team Orion

Winning Equipment Used By David Ronnefalk:
ORI80703 Team Orion CRF 7-Port Factory Tuned Engine Version 2015 (NEW)
ORI88860 Team Orion #4 Glow Plug
ORI88217 Team Orion 2013 Pipe Set
ORI30237 Team Orion Advantage Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
ORI12259 Team Orion Marathon 2500 Li-Po Receiver Pack
Gearing: 13/50

The last A-Main Event of the weekend would be the premier 1/8 Pro Nitro Buggy class which was stacked and didn't disappoint.

The 45-minute A-Main Event would be ran Sunday night, under the lights! As the race began it was Tessman, Maifield, and Phend all battling it out for the top spot. The pace was very fast and the top 3 started to pull a gap on the field. As the first couple rounds of pit stops cycled through, the battle was now between Tessman and Phend who would trade back the lead a few different times. Then another battle was heating up for 3rd between Maifield, Cavalieri, and Tebo. At the halfway point in the race, Phend would hold the lead with Tessman in close pursuit. Maifield had worked his way up to the back of Tessman. The next 10-minutes of racing would get interesting with Tessman having issues and was out of the lead battle. Then Maifield and a hard charging Cavalieri would catch Phend. Cavalieri would then go to the point with Maifield a few seconds back in 2nd. Phend and Tebo were then in a battle for the last podium position. With 2 laps left to go, Maifield was able to catch Cavalieri and make great pass for the lead through the down hill double. Maifield would then drive perfect to keep the lead to take the 1/8 Pro Nitro Buggy Championship!

*Congrats also goes out to Team Orion's Dakotah Phend for finishing 4th overall, just missing the podium by one position.

1/8 Pro Nitro Buggy Top 3 Overall:
  Driver Engine Pipe
1 Ryan Maifield Team Orion Team Orion
2 Ryan Cavalieri Mx
3 Jared Tebo Mx

Winning Equipment Used By Ryan Maifield:

ORI80703 Team Orion CRF 7-Port Factory Tuned Engine Version 2015 (NEW)
ORI88860 Team Orion #4 Glow Plug
ORI88217 Team Orion 2013 Pipe Set
ORI30237 Team Orion Advantage Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Gearing: 13/48

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