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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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Date added: 26/02/2015 Horizon Hobby GmbH Becomes New Team Orion Distributor

Team Orion is proud to announce its collaboration with Horizon Hobby GmbH in Germany.

The European subsidiary of Horizon Hobby LLC, USA is the new exclusive distributor of Team Orion’s world championship winning products in Germany, Austria, Denmark, Belgium, Luxemburg and The Netherlands with immediate effect.

Horizon Hobby GmbH is based in Elmshorn near Hamburg and is active in the R/C market for more than 15 years. Thanks to their leading market position they will be able to make Team Orion products widely available in some of Europe’s most important markets.

With this new partnership, Team Orion’s aim is to strengthen its market penetration in Europe. Dealers are welcome to contact Horizon Hobby or Team Orion for more information.

Date added: 17/02/2015 Team Orion's Evans & Chambers Win at 20th Annual Rumble in the Rockies!

The 20th Annual Rumble in the Rockies were held this past weekend at MHOR Raceway in Denver, CO. This is the home track to Team Orion Superstar Drivers Dustin Evans & Matt Chambers. This year the entry count would reach an impressive 269, making for a great weekend.

Friday, February 6th: Open Practice
Saturday, February 7th: 3 Rounds of Qualifying
Sunday, February 8th: 1 Round Sunday / Triple A-Main Events

Team Orion Factory Driver Dustin Evans would TQ 2 out of the 4 rounds of qualifying to take the overall TQ honors. Evans would then drive perfect in A-Main #1 & A-Main #2 to wrap up his 1st championship of the weekend!

2wd Modified Buggy Top 3 Overall:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Dustin Evans Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Kody Numedahl Reedy Reedy Reedy
3 Matt Chambers Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
Winning Equipment Used By Dustin Evans: Dustin Evans Winning R10.1 ESC Settings:
ORI65128 R10.1 Pro ESC
ORI28259VST2 7.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41527 120mm Sensor Wire
ORI14066 4500 100C Shorty Li-Po
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Geared: 20/76
V2.06_140312
V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake
Drag Brake: 12%
Voltage Protection: None
DRRS Punch: 2
Brake Force: 62.5%
Reverse Force: 25%
Initial Brake: 0%
Neutral Range: 6%
Overheat Protection: Disable
Boost Timing: 0
Turbo Timing: 0
Turbo Slope: 24
Turbo Delay: Off

Team Orion Factory Driver Dustin Evans would dominate qualifying by TQ'ing all 4 rounds to take the overall TQ.

Allot like 2wd, Evans checked out early and Won both A-Main #1 & A-Main #2 by a considerable margin to make it a perfect weekend and bring home his 2nd championship!

4wd Modified Buggy Top 3 Overall:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Dustin Evans (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Zac Gastelum Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
3 Taylor Larsen Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
Winning Equipment Used By Dustin Evans: Dustin Evans Winning R10.1 ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC
ORI28257 VST2 5.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41527 120mm Sensor Wire
ORI14066 4500 100C Shorty Li-Po
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Geared: 17/84
V2.06_140312
V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake
Drag Brake: 5%
Voltage Protection: None
DRRS Punch: 2
Brake Force: 62.5%
Reverse Force: 25%
Initial Brake: 0%
Neutral Range: 6%
Overheat Protection: Disable
Boost Timing: 0
Turbo Timing: 0
Turbo Slope: 24
Turbo Delay: Off

Team Orion Factory Driver Matt Chambers was on-fire during qualifying and took the overall TQ.

Chambers then carried his momentum from qualifying into the mains and went onto Win A-Main #1 & A-Main #2 to take home the Modified Truck Championship!

Modified Truck Top 3 Overall:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Matt Chambers (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Brandon Steele Reedy Reedy Reedy
3 Taylor Larsen Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
Winning Equipment Used By Matt Chambers: Matt Chambers Winning R10.1 ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC
ORI28258VST2 6.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41545 175mm Sensor Wire
ORI14066 4500 100C Shorty Li-Po
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Geared: 18/82
V2.06_140312
V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake
Drag Brake: 10%
Voltage Protection: None
DRRS Punch: 2
Brake Force: 62.5%
Reverse Force: 25%
Initial Brake: Drag Brake
Neutral Range: 6%
Overheat Protection: Disable
Boost Timing: 0
Turbo Timing: 0
Turbo Slope: 24
Turbo Delay: Off
Date added: 17/02/2015 Neumann & Team Orion Win at EOS Round #2!

Round #2 of the European Off-Road Series was held this past weekend in Berlin, Germany. Another strong field of drivers would show up for round #2 in hopes of gaining valuable points towards the overall series championship!

Friday consisted with 3 rounds of free practice, followed by 2 rounds of seeding practice for all classes. Four rounds of qualifying would be ran on Saturday with each drivers 2 best rounds out of 4 used to determine the overall qualifying order.

Team Orion Factory Driver Jorn Neumann went onto TQ rounds #3 & #4 of the 4wd Modified Buggy class. This would have him tie on points with Yokomo's Lee Martin. Jorn's laps and times added together were faster than Martin's which gave him the overall TQ!

Jorn went onto take the win's in A-Main #1 & A-Main #2 after great battles with Martin to take home his 1st overall win of the weekend. Martin went onto finish 2nd and Team Orion Factory Driver David Ronnefalk rounded out the podium in 3rd.

4wd Modified Buggy Top 3 Overall:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Jörn Neumann Team Orion Team Orion SP
2 Lee Martin Protek
3 David Ronnefalk Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
4wd Modified Buggy Winning Equipment Used By Jorn Neumann: Jorn Neumann's Winning 4wd Modified Buggy R10.1 ESC Settings:
ORI65128 R10.1 Pro ESC
ORI28256 VST2 5.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41527 120mm Sensor Wire
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Geared: 22/87
V2.06_140312
V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake
Drag Brake: 16%
Voltage Protection: 3.0/cell
DRRS Punch: 4
Brake Force: 100%
Reverse Force: 25%
Initial Brake: Drag Brake
Neutral Range: 6%
Overheat Protection: Disable
Boost Timing: 0
Turbo Timing: 5
Turbo Slope: 24
Turbo Delay: Off

Title

The next class up for Neumann was the 4x4 Modified Short Course class. Jorn was on another level during qualifying to easily take the overall TQ honors.

Jorn then made quick work of his competition by checking out early and taking home the wins in A-Main #1 & A-Main #2 to record his 2nd overall win of the weekend!

4x4 Modified Short Course Top 3 Overall:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Jörn Neumann Team Orion Team Orion SP
2 Vladimir Fedorenko n/a n/a n/a
3 Dmytro Chub n/a n/a n/a
4x4 Modified Short Course Winning Equipment Used By Jorn Neumann: Jorn Neumann's Winning 4x4 Modified Short Course R10.1 ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC
ORI28258 VST2 4.0T Brushless Motor
ORI41527 120mm Sensor Wire
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Geared: 12/56
V2.06_140312
V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake
Drag Brake: 10%
Voltage Protection: 3.0/cell
DRRS Punch: 4
Brake Force: 100%
Reverse Force: 25%
Initial Brake: Drag Brake
Neutral Range: 6%
Overheat Protection: Disable
Boost Timing: 2
Turbo Timing: 8
Turbo Slope: 24
Turbo Delay: Off
Date added: 13/02/2015 World Champion Power for 1/8 scale cars

World Champion Power for 1/8 scale cars

The R8.1 Pro is Team Orion's competition speed controller for 1/8 scale racing vehicles. It is the bigger brother of the R10.1 World Champion speed controller and incorporates the same, great features - adapted to the bigger scale! The new speed controller has been shipped to distributors world-wide. Make sure to order yours and get one of the first batch!

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Date added: 29/01/2015 Ryan Maifield & Team Orion DOMINATE 2015 Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions!

The 2015 Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions was held this past weekend at OC R/C Raceway in Huntington Beach, California for the 2nd straight year. The Reedy Race is definitely one of the major races that all drivers circle on there calendar to attend because of its great history and heads-up racing format. Once again this year, the OC R/C staff did an amazing job with the track build that would allow for great racing. World Famous race announcer Scotty Ernst was also back behind the mic all weekend showing why he is the best in the business!

Thursday, January 22nd: 3 Rounds of Controlled Practice for Invitational 2wd & 4wd Buggy
Friday, January 23rd: 4 Rounds of Invitational 2wd Buggy
Saturday, January 24th: 2 Rounds of Invitational 2wd Buggy & 2 Rounds of Invitational 4wd Buggy
Sunday, January 25th: 4 Rounds of Invitational 4wd Buggy

Again at this years Reedy Race, the Invitational Heats were set-up completely random. Using numbers 1-30, the heats were then set-up to make sure each number would have at least 2 front row and 2 back row starts to make racing as fair as possible for everyone. Then at the Drivers Meeting, the Invitational Drivers would draw their number to see what their schedule would be. Each driver would compete in 6 heads up 5-Minute races in 2wd and then in 4wd. The best 5 finishes for 2wd and for 4wd would count toward the drivers overall score. Each driver would be allowed 1 throw-out per class that would not be used in any way. In the case of a tie with 2 or more drivers finishing with the same points, the number of 1st place finishes would be used first. Then it would go to 2nd place finishes and on down. If still a tie, then the drivers fastest 2wd and 4wd time that was used would be added together to decide the Champion.

After all 6 rounds of Invitational 2wd Buggy were raced, it was Team Orion teammates Jared Tebo and Ryan Maifield, along with LRP's Steven Hartson all tied for the overall lead with 9 points. Team Orion's defending back 2 back Reedy Race Champion Ryan Cavalieri would work his way up to 4th overall, only 2 points back from the lead.

As Invitational 4wd Buggy rounds were ran, it was clear that Team Orion's Tebo, Maifield, and Cavalieri would finish 1,2,3. The big question was, who would finish where. After 5 of the 6 Invitational 4wd Buggy rounds were raced, the battle for the overall win was now between 2 Team Orion drivers. Ryan Maifield held a 2 point lead over Jared Tebo going into the last round of racing. Tebo would have to finish 1st or 2nd in his final race to put the pressure on Maifield. If Tebo finished 3rd or worse, Maifield would be crowned the champion without having to race the final round. Tebo was up in the first heat of round #6 and started towards the back in a pretty stacked heat. Tebo was able to work his way through the field and finish 3rd. Maifield was in the very last heat of round 6 and saw the result. However, Maifield who was also starting from the back in his heat would work his way though the field and on a mission. Maifield went on to take the convincing win in his last race and win the elusive Reedy Race title that he has chased for so many years. This was also Maifield's first Reedy Race with his Team Orion powered TLR rides!

Team Orion showed there domination at this years Reedy Race with the top 7 Invitational Drivers all using Team Orion power! This would mark the 3rd year in a row that Team Orion has Won the Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions Invitational Class!



Ryan Maifield's Road to Victory!

2wd/Round #1: Finished 2nd
2wd/Round #2: Finished 3rd
2wd/Round #3: Finished 1st
2wd/Round #4: Finished 2nd
2wd/Round #5: Finished 1st
2wd/Round #6: Finished 4th - Throwout
Total 2wd Points: 9
4wd/Round #1: Finished 1st
4wd/Round #2: Finished 1st
4wd/Round #3: Finished 3rd - Throwout
4wd/Round #4: Finished 1st
4wd/Round #5: Finished 2nd
4wd/Round #6: Finished 1st
Total 4wd Points: 6


Invitational 2wd/4wd Buggy Overall Top 10:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ryan Maifield Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Jared Tebo Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
3 Ryan Cavalieri Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
4 Ty Tessman Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
5 Jorn Neumann Team Orion Team Orion SP
6 Dakotah Phend Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
7 Dustin Evans Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
8 Spencer Rivkin Reedy Reedy Reedy
9 Carson Wernimont Reedy Reedy Reedy
10 Steven Hartson LRP LRP Reedy

Winning Equipment Used By Ryan Maifield - Invitational 2wd Buggy: Ryan Maifield's Winning 2wd Team Orion R10.1 Pro ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC
ORI28259 VST2 7.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41527 Professional Sensor Wire
ORI14066Carbon Pro 4500 100C Shorty
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Geared: 20/76
Version: V1.09_120324
Software: V3.0_111208_MOD
1. Running Mode: For/Brake
2. Drag Brake: 7%
3. Voltage Protection: None
4. DRRS Punch: Level 5
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: 0
11. Turbo Timing: 5
12. Turbo Slope: 24
13. Turbo Delay: Off

Winning Equipment Used By Ryan Maifield - Invitational 4wd Buggy: Ryan Maifield's Winning 4wd Team Orion R10.1 Pro ESC Settings:
ORI65128 R10.1 Pro ESC
ORI28257 VST2 5.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41527 Professional Sensor Wire
ORI14066 Carbon Pro 4500 100C Shorty
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Geared: 18/84
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 5
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: 0
12. Turbo Slope: 24
13. Turbo Delay: Off

Date added: 29/01/2015 2015 Toy Fair in Nuremberg

For many years Team Orion is present at the International Toy Fair in Nuremberg/Germany. This year the latest Team Orion products are showcased at the booth of German distributor Robbe in hall 7A, booth D-114. Of course we want to show our latest products to our web visitors, too - here you go:

The R8.1 Pro is our competition speed controller for 1/8 scale buggies. It features a compact CNC machined aluminum case and is made for 2-4S lipo batteries. The "big brother" of the R10.1 World Champion speed controller has been designed for toughest competition applications.

 

On the left: The R8X Pro speed controller which can handle 2-6S batteries. It has been designed for 1/8 scale buggies and truggies.
On the right: the R10.1 World Champion speed controller.
Find our competition speed controllers here.

 

The VST2 Sport is a brand new Sensor Brushless motor. The concept idea behind this motor was to design a low cost version of our World Championship winning VST2 Pro motors, strong enough to win local and national races. The motor features a fixed timing which ensures equal chances for all competitors and makes the VST2 Sport very interesting for local racing series. Find the Sport motors here.

 

In the back: the Neon One waterproof sensorless brushless set is the number one tuning product for RTR cars. It will give you the speed and torque you want, combined with a very smooth power feeling. Thanks to the waterproof ESC you can use it under toughest conditions.
In the front: the Neon motors for 1/10 scale and 1/8 scale vehicles offer an affordable solution to tune up your vehicles.
Find the Neon combos by clicking here.

 

The VST2 Pro Lightweight motor has become very popular in the racing scene. We added the following windings to this motor range: 5.5T, 6.5T, 7.5T, 8.5T, 9.5T and 21.5T. Find all motors here.

 

The Team Orion touch screen chargers with the top model, the Touch Duo AC/DC charger, shown in front. First time on the fair: the Touch V2 55W AC/DC charger. Find all Team Orion touch screen chargers by clicking here.

 

The IQ-4X is on display at this toy fair for the first time. It has 4 independent charger channels for NiMH, LiPo and LiFe batteries. Find out more about the unique charger by clicking here.

 

An overview on the Team Orion batteries, servos and speed controllers.

 

The Team Orion CRF engines have been updated for 2015.

 

The brand new 2015 Product Guide is available in a printed version at the show. You can read the online version here.

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