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Date added: 26/08/2014 Extraordinary Racing Success


Last week-end Team Orion dominated the 2014 ROAR Off-Road Nationals with an extraordinary performance taking 4 x Modified National TQ's, 4 x Modified National Titles and 4 x Modified Podium Sweep ! Find more information and pictures on our Facebook Fan Page right now. And we'll publish a full report very soon!

1) Team Orion Sweeps the Podium in 2wd Modified Short Course!
1st Ryan Cavalieri
2nd Ryan Maifield
3rd Jared Tebo





2) Team Orion Sweeps 2wd Modified Buggy Podium!
1st Dakotah Phend
2nd Ryan Cavalieri
3rd Ryan Maifield





3) Team Orion Sweeps the Podium in 4wd Modified Buggy!
1st Ty Tessman
2nd Dakotah Phend
3rd Ryan Cavalieri





4) Team Orion Sweep of the Modified Truck Overall Podium!
1st Dakotah Phend
2nd Ryan Cavalieri
3rd Jared Tebo



Find more information on our Facebook Fan Page!
Date added: 22/08/2014 VST2 Pro World Champion Motors - New Product Page


Enjoy our new product page about the World Championship winning VST2 Pro Sensor Brushless Motors. Click here!
Date added: 21/08/2014 Team Orion Soft Case Batteries - The Video
Enjoy our latest, action loaded video presenting our new Soft Case batteries featuring the innovative LED Voltage Control System to easily check the battery status.



Find the full range of batteries for helicopters, multi rotors, airplanes and boats here!
Date added: 12/08/2014 David Ronnefalk and Team Orion are 2014 1/8 EFRA Buggy European Champions

The 2014 1/8 Off-Road Nitro Buggy European Championships were held this past weekend at the Sand am Main track in Germany. Team Orion's David Ronnefalk would arrive in Germany to defend his 1/8 Buggy European Championship. Team Orion's Reno Savoya who finished 2nd last year was looking to improve his finish by 1 position this year.

Team Orion's Engine Guru, Adrien Bertin was once again on-hand at this years 1/8 Buggy Euro's to provide his excellent support to all Team Orion drivers and customers.

In practice, Ronnefalk showed he was on his game as he took the fastest overall time in the 2nd round of seeding to start 1st going into qualifying. Savoya was also very fast in the 2nd round of timed practice that would put him 3rd overall.

After all 5 rounds of qualifying were complete, it was Team Orion's David Ronnefalk who would take the overall TQ honors for the event by TQ'ing rounds #2, #3, & #4! Team Orion's Reno Savoya showed great speed in qualifying and would qualifly 6th overall.

Ronnefalk would continue his domination by taking the impressive Win in the 30-Minute Odd Semi and post the fastest overall time to start on the pole for the 1 hour A-Main Event. Team Orion's Reno Savoya would take the Win in the 30-Minute Even Semi and would post the 3rd fastest Semi time to start 3rd on the grid.

As the tone went off, it was Ronnefalk who would lead the field around for the first couple of corners. Just then, Ronnefalk made a small mistake that would drop him back in the pack which allowed Darren Bloomfield to take the lead. Throughout the next 15-minutes of racing, both Martin Bayer & Reno Savoya would also take turns in the lead with a hard charging Ronnefalk starting to push the pace and make up time on the leaders. Ronnefalk would eventually catch the leaders and re-take the lead. Ronnefalk would then continue his super fast pace that couldn't be matched by his competition and start to stretch out his lead. As the 1-Hour A-Main Event came to a close and the checkered flag was waiving, it was Team Orion's David Ronnefalk coming by the finish line first to take the Win by over 20-seconds!

This impressive back to back 1/8 Off-Road Nitro Buggy European Championship would put Ronnefalk firmly in the record books and a odds on favorite going into the Worlds next month in Sicily, Italy!

1/8 Buggy European Championships
  Driver Engine
1 David Ronnefalk (TQ) Team Orion
2 Martin Wollanka FX
3 Darren Bloomfield
4 Robert Batlle
5 Carsten Keller
6 Lee Martin Beat
7 Teemu Leino
8 Elliot Boots Reds Engines
9 Christoffer Svensson Reds Engines
10 Joseph Quagraine Reds Engines
11 Martin Bayer LRP
12 Renaud Savoya Team Orion

Photos courtesy of neobuggy.net and redrc.net

Date added: 11/08/2014 Team Orion Wins 5 Modified Classes at 2014 Surf City Classic!

The 2014 Surf City Classic was held August 1st-3rd at OC R/C Raceway in beautiful Huntington Beach, California. Every year this event brings in the top SoCal drivers along with many of the top drivers from around the country. This years track layout consisted of a very well built, flowing track with many difficult jump sections that would challenge the best drivers. The total entry count would reach an impressive 374!

Team Orion would have a very strong Team at this years Surf City Classic consisting of: Ryan Cavalieri, Jared Tebo, Ryan Maifield, Dustin Evans, and Frank Root.

Friday, August 1st: Open Practice
Saturday, August 2nd: 3 Rounds of Qualifying
Sunday, August 3rd : 10-minute Single A-Main Events

In the 2wd Modified Buggy class, Team Orion's Ryan Maifield would TQ rounds #1 & #2 of qualifying to take the overall TQ.

Maifield would take full advantage of his #1 starting position and lead the field around for the first lap of this 10-minute A-Main. Maifield would stretch out his lead to a comfortable 5-second gap and maintain it throughout the race. An incident with a lap car with only 2-minutes left would allow his Team Orion teammate Ryan Cavalieri to close up right behind him. Maifield would drive perfect and not allow any room to pass and take his first Win of the weekend.

Team Orion's Ryan Cavalieri and Jared Tebo would finish 2nd and 3rd overall to complete the Team Orion podium sweep!

2wd Modified Buggy Top 3 Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ryan Maifield (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Ryan Cavalieri Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
3 Jared Tebo Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion

Winning Equipment Used By Ryan Maifield: Ryan Maifield's Winning R10.1 ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC (New)
ORI28259 VST2 7.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14055 Carbon Pro XS 4000mah 90C
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger (New)
Geared: 20/76
V2.06_140312
V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake
Drag Brake: 7%
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: 5
Turbo Slope: 24
Turbo Delay: Off

In the 4wd Modified Buggy class, it was Team Orion's Ryan Maifield that would go onto TQ all 3 rounds of qualifying to take the overall TQ honors.

Maifield was on another level in the 4wd Buggy class this weekend and continued to impress during the 10-minute A-Main. Maifield would go onto lead every lap and take the Win by a considerable margin to record his 2nd overall Win of the weekend.

Team Orion's Jared Tebo would finish 2nd and Novak's Mike Truhe 3rd overall to round out the podium.

4wd Modified Buggy Top 3 Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ryan Maifield (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Jared Tebo Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
3 Mike Truhe Novak Novak Track Power

Winning Equipment Used By Ryan Maifield: Ryan Maifield's Winning R10.1 ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC (New)
ORI28257 VST2 5.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14055 Carbon Pro XS 4000mah 90C
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger (New)
Geared: 18/84
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

In the 1/8 Electric Buggy class, Team Orion's Ryan Maifield would TQ rounds #1 & #2 to take the overall TQ.

Maifield and Cavalieri would start 1st and 2nd for this 10-minute A-Main showdown. Maifield set a fast pace early that Cavalieri would be up to the challenge to match. Throughout the entire main event, both drivers were never more than 3 seconds apart on the track. As the race came to an end, it was Maifield crossing the finish line first and taking his 3rd overall Win of the weekend.

Team Orion's Ryan Cavalieri would finish 2nd overall and Tekin's Rudy Rico 3rd overall to round out the podium.

1/8 Electric Buggy Top 3 Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ryan Maifield (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Ryan Cavalieri Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
3 Rudy Rico Tekin Tekin

Winning Equipment Used By Ryan Maifield:
ORI65125 Vortex R8.1 Pro ESC (New)
ORI28271 Vortex VST2 Pro 690 4P 2100KV Brushless Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14050 Carbon Pro 6400 90C 4S Li-Po Battery
ORI30237 Advantage Touch Duo AC/DC Charger (New)
Geared: 13/45

In the 2wd Modified Short Course class, Team Orion's Jared Tebo would TQ rounds #1 & #3 of qualifying to take to the overall TQ.

Tebo would hold his lead for the first couple laps of the 10-minute A-Main. Tebo then made a small mistake through the center jump section that handed the lead over the 2nd qualifier Ryan Maifield. Maifield would then put in fast laps to pull away from the field and never relinquish the lead to take home his impressive 4th overall Win of the weekend and making it a clean sweep in all classes he raced.

Team Orion's Ryan Cavalieri and Jared Tebo would finish 2nd and 3rd overall to complete the Team Orion podium sweep!

2wd Modified Short Course Top 3 Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ryan Maifield Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Ryan Cavalieri 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 R10.1 ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC (New)
ORI28258 VST2 6.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14048 Carbon Pro 5500 90C Saddle Pack Li-Po Battery
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger (New)
Geared: 17/84
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

In the 4x4 Modified Short Course class, it was Team Orion's Frank Root that would TQ rounds #1 & #2 of qualifying to take the overall TQ.

Frank Root would set a fast pace to begin the 10-minute A-Main. After a couple laps were in the books, Root had stretched out his lead and a few laps later was gone. Root would go onto take the Win by a big gap to take the overall Win and Team Orion's 5th Modified class Win of the weekend!

Team Orion's Jake Thayer would finish 2nd overall and Tekin's Ryan Dunford 3rd overall to round out the podium.

4x4 Modified Short Course Top 3 Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Frank Root (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Jake Thayer Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
3 Ryan Dunford Tekin Tekin

Winning Equipment Used By Frank Root: Frank Root's Winning R10 ESC Settings:
ORI65102 R10 Pro ESC
ORI28240 VST 4.0 550 2P
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14062 Carbon Pro 7200 100C Li-Po
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger (New)
Geared: 12/40
V1.09_120324
V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake
Drag Brake: 8%
Voltage Protection: None
DRRS Punch: 7
Brake Force: 75%
Reverse Force: 25%
Initial Brake: Drag Brake
Neutral Range: 9%
Overheat Protection: Disable
Boost Timing: 5
Turbo Timing: 15
Turbo Slope: Fastest
Turbo Delay: Off


Frank Root (left) and Ryan Maifield won 5 modified classes for Team Orion

Date added: 09/08/2014 Team Orion and David Ronnefalk are 2014 EFRA European Champions

Photo courtesy of redrc.net


David Ronnefalk did it again! The Swedish Youngster defended his European Championship title, after taking TQ yesterday, in a thrilling final which ended just a few minutes ago. We are very proud of David! Congratulations go to him, to his father Pierre and to CRF Project Manager Adrien Bertin!

Learn more about David's winning engine here!

Results (source: redrc.net):
1.(1) David Ronnefalk – Kyosho/Orion - 122/60:03.290
2.(9) Martin Wollanka – Xray/FX - 122/60:24.622
3.(2) Darren Bloomfield – Agama/Bullitt - 121/60:19.154
4.(10)Robert Batlle – Mugen/Novarossi - 121/60:25.018
5.(7) Carsten Keller – Kysoho/Bullitt - 120/60:01.150
6.(8) Lee Martin – Mugen/Beat - 120/60:08.771
7.(12)Teemu Leino – HB/Novarossi - 120/60:26.142
8.(4) Elliott Boots – Kyosho/Reds Racing - 119/60:13.945
9.(6) Christoffer Svensson – Kyosho/OS Speed - 118/60:07.740
10.(11)Joseph Quagraine – JQ/Reds Racing - 117/60:29.054
11.(5)Martin Bayer – Xray/LRP - 116/60:12.956
12.(3)Renaud Savoya – Xray/Orion - 110/54:42.455

David's Team Orion CRF RS Edition Engine:



Expect a full report soon!
Date added: 30/07/2014 Jorn Neumann & Team Orion 2014 Double Euro Champs!

The 2014 European 1/10 Electric Off-Road Championships were held last week in Trelleborg, Sweden. Team Orion Factory Driver's Jorn Neumann & David Ronnefalk were both in attendance to try and add a few more European Championships to their already impressive resumes.

Monday, July 14th: Open Practice 2wd
Tuesday, July 15th: Practice/ 3 Rounds of Qualifying 2wd
Wednesday, July 16th: 2 Rounds of Qualifying / Triple A-Mains 2WD
Thursday, July 17th: Open Practice 4wd
Friday, July 18th: Practice / 3 Rounds of Qualifying 4wd
Saturday, July 19th: 2 Rounds of Qualifying / Triple A-Mains 4wd

In the 2wd Modified Buggy class, Team Orion's Jorn Neumann would show impressive speed during qualifying by TQ'ing rounds #1, #2, & #3. Yokomo's Lee Martin would then go onto TQ rounds #4 & #5. EFRA rules would state that each drivers 2 best rounds of out 5 would be used to determine the overall qualifying order. Neumann and Martin would both tie with a perfect score of 0 points. Martin would end up taking the overall TQ after both drivers laps and times were added together as Martin was the only driver to run 17 laps in his 5th round TQ. Team Orion's David Ronnefalk also showed great speed to make the A-Main and start 7th on the grid.



A-Main #1 would see a great battle between TQ Lee Martin and Jorn Neumann throughout the entire race. Martin and Neumann swapped the lead back and forth several times making it very exciting to watch. On the last lap, Martin was able to make it to the finish line first and take the Win while Neumann was involved in a last corner pile-up that would have him finish 4th.

A-Main #2 saw both Martin and Neumann getting out to a good, clean start. After the first minute of racing, Martin and Neumann had separated themselves from the field. On the very next lap, Martin who was leading made a mistake on the front double jump by just landing on the inside pipe to allow Neumann to get by and take the lead. Over the next 3-minutes, Neumann would hold off several attempts from Martin to make a pass and would hold on to take the Win and force the 2wd European Championship to a 3rd and final A-Main!



A-Main #3 had Martin lead the field around for lap #1 with Neumann in close pursuit. Halfway through lap #2, Martin went over the center triple jump and landed on a back-marker that had crossed lanes from the back straight. This allowed Neumann to get by and take the lead. Neumann would go onto drive a perfect 4-minutes while holding a big lead to take home the 2wd Modified Buggy European Championship!

2wd Modified Buggy Top 10 Overall Finishing Order
  Driver ESC Motor
1 Jorn Neumann Team Orion Team Orion
2 Lee Martin (TQ) LRP Yokomo
3 Neil Cragg LRP Reedy
4 Karri Salmela
5 Petri Strom LRP Reedy
6 Hupo Honigl
7 Robert Batlle
8 Joona Haatanen LRP Reedy
9 Tom Cockerill
10 David Ronnefalk Team Orion Team Orion
2wd Modified Buggy Winning Equipment Used By Jorn Neumann: Jorn Neumann's Winning R10.1 ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC (New)
ORI28261 VST2 9.5T Brushless Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger (New)
Geared: 25/81
V2.06_140312
V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake
Drag Brake: 10%
Voltage Protection: 3.0/cell
DRRS Punch: 4
Brake Force: 87.5%
Reverse Force: 25%
Initial Brake: Drag Brake
Neutral Range: 6%
Overheat Protection: Disable
Boost Timing: 2
Turbo Timing: 12
Turbo Slope: 24
Turbo Delay: Off

Photos courtesy of neobuggy.net (gallery.neobuggy.net)

 

In the 4wd Modified Buggy class, it was again a battle for the overall TQ between Team Orion's Jorn Neumann and Yokomo's Lee Martin. After all 5 rounds of qualifying were complete, it was Neumann and Martin both with a perfect score of 0 points. Both drivers laps and times were calculated to break the tie. This time it was Jorn Neumann that would take the overall TQ honors. Team Orion's David Ronnefalk showed great pace and consistency to qualify 4th overall.



A-Main #1 would see Neumann take full advantage from his pole position on the grid as the start tone went off. Neumann would set a fast and consistent pace that couldn't be matched by his competition. Neumann went onto lead every lap and was the only driver to make it by for the 18th lap to take the convincing Win!



A-Main #2 saw Neumann once again have a great start and lead the field around for lap #1. 2nd qualifier Lee Martin stayed right with Jorn for the first 2-minutes of the race. Neumann then dropped the hammer and began laying down very fast laps and began to pull away from Martin. Neumann would continue this pace throughout the rest of the A-Main to comfortably take the Win by 5-seconds and take the 4wd Modified Buggy European Championship!

4wd Modified Buggy Top 10 Overall Finishing Order
  Driver ESC Motor
1 Jorn Neumann (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion
2 Lee Martin LRP Yokomo
3 Hupo Honigl
4 Joona Haatanen LRP Reedy
5 Robert Batlle
6 David Ronnefalk Team Orion Team Orion
7 Tom Cockerill
8 Daniel Kobbevik Reedy Reedy
9 Michal Orlowski
10 Ellis Stafford
4wd Modified Buggy Winning Equipment Used By Jorn Neumann: Jorn Neumann's Winning R10.1 ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC (New)
ORI28259 VST2 7.5T Brushless Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger (New)
Geared: 22/87
V2.06_140312
V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake
Drag Brake: 12%
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: 8
Turbo Slope: 24
Turbo Delay: Off

Photos courtesy of neobuggy.net (gallery.neobuggy.net)

Date added: 25/07/2014 Team Orion Scorches the 17th Annual HRH Shootout!

The 2014 Hot Rod Hobbies Shootout was held July 17th-20th at Hot Rod Hobbies in Saugus, California. This would be the first year where the Shootout schedule would change to a 3 qualifier format on Saturday and Main Events on Sunday. This eliminating 1 extra day of qualifying to help bring in more racers. This strategy would pay off as the final entry count reach 270! With temperatures in the mid to upper 80's all weekend long, it was going to be a very comfortable and exciting weekend of racing. Team Orion rolled into this years Shootout with a stacked Team consisting of: Jared Tebo, Ryan Cavalieri, Ty Tessman, and Dustin Evans.

Thursday, July 17th: Open Practice
Friday, July 18th: Open Practice
Saturday, July 19th: 3 Rounds of Qualifying
Sunday, July 20th: Triple A-Main Events

In the 2wd Modified Buggy class, Team Orion's Jared Tebo would TQ rounds #1 & #3 of qualifying to take the overall TQ. Tebo would go onto easily take the Win in A-Main #1. A-Main #2 would be a different story, Tebo and his Team Orion teammate Ty Tessman battled it out for the entire race with Tebo driving a perfect 6-minutes to take his 1st Championship of the weekend! Team Orion's Ty Tessman and Ryan Cavalieri would finish 2nd and 3rd overall to complete the Team Orion podium sweep!

2wd Modified Buggy Top 3 Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Jared Tebo (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Ty Tessman Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
3 Ryan Cavalieri Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion

Winning Equipment Used By Jared Tebo: Jared Tebo's Winning R10.1 ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC (New)
ORI28259 VST2 7.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14055 Carbon Pro XS 4000mah Shorty
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger (New)
Geared: 21/76
V2.06_140312
V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake
Drag Brake: 7%
Voltage Protection: 3.0/cell
DRRS Punch: 3
Brake Force: 62.5%
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

In the 4wd Modified Buggy class, it was Team Orion's Ty Tessman that would go onto TQ rounds #2 & #3 of qualifying to take the overall TQ honors. Tessman would then dominate both A-Mains #1 & #2 to take home the 4wd Modified Buggy Championship! Team Orion's Ryan Cavalieri and Dustin Evans would finish 2nd and 3rd overall to complete the Team Orion podium sweep!

4wd Modified Buggy Top 3 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 Dustin Evans Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion

Winning Equipment Used By Ty Tessman: Ty Tessman's Winning R10.1 ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC (New)
ORI28257 VST2 5.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14055 Carbon Pro XS 4000mah Shorty
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger (New)
Geared: 21/72
V2.06_140312
V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake
Drag Brake: 0%
Voltage Protection: 3.0/cell
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

In the Modified Truck class, Team Orion's Ryan Cavalieri would TQ all 3 rounds of qualifying to start on the pole position. Cavalieri would then dominate both A-Main #1 & #2 by leading every lap and taking home the Modified Truck Championship! Team Orion's Jared Tebo would finish 2nd overall and Novak's Billy Fischer 3rd overall to round out the podium.

Modified Truck Top 3 Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ryan Cavalieri (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Jared Tebo Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
3 Billy Fischer Novak Novak CRC

Winning Equipment Used By Ryan Cavalieri: Ryan Cavalieri's Winning R10.1 ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC (New)
ORI28258 VST2 6.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14048 Carbon Pro 5500 Saddle Pack
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger (New)
Geared: 18/84
V2.06_140312
V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake
Drag Brake: 9%
Voltage Protection: 3.0/cell
DRRS Punch: 2
Brake Force: 62.5%
Reverse Force: 25%
Initial Brake: 0%
Neutral Range: 6%
Overheat Protection: Disable
Boost Timing: 0
Turbo Timing: 10
Turbo Slope: 24
Turbo Delay: Off

In the 2wd Modified Short Course class, Team Orion's Jared Tebo would TQ rounds #1 & #2 of qualifying to take to the overall TQ. Tebo would comfortably take the Win in A-Main #1. Cavalieri would then take the Win in A-Main #2. The Championship would come down to the 3rd and final A-Main. Tebo would again take full advantage of his #1 starting position to lead every lap to take the Win and his 2nd Championship of the weekend! Team Orion's Ryan Cavalieri and Dustin Evans would finish 2nd and 3rd overall to complete the Team Orion podium sweep!

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

Winning Equipment Used By Jared Tebo: Jared Tebo's Winning R10.1 ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC (New)
ORI28258 VST2 6.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14048 Carbon Pro 5500 Saddle Pack
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger (New)
Geared: 17/82
V2.06_140312
V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake
Drag Brake: 7%
Voltage Protection: 3.0/cell
DRRS Punch: 3
Brake Force: 75%
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

In the 4x4 Modified Short Course class, it was Team Orion's young talent David Jenson that would take the overall TQ. Jenson would then go onto dominate both A-Mains #1 & #2 to take home his 1st Championship of the weekend! Tekin's Rudy Rico and Ryan Dunford would finish 2nd and 3rd overall to round out the podium.

4x4 Modified Short Course Top 3 Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 David Jenson (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Rudy Rico Tekin Reedy Reedy
3 Ryan Dunford Tekin Tekin

Winning Equipment Used By David Jenson: David Jenson's Winning R10.1 ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC (New)
ORI28266 VST2 550 4P 4000KV Outlaw
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14061 Carbon Pro 6000 100C Li-Po
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger (New)
Geared: 14/40
V2.06_140312
V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake
Drag Brake: 0%
Voltage Protection: None
DRRS Punch: 7
Brake Force: 50%
Reverse Force: 25%
Initial Brake: 0%
Neutral Range: 6%
Overheat Protection: Disable
Boost Timing: 2
Turbo Timing: 15
Turbo Slope: 24
Turbo Delay: Off

In the 1/8 Electric Buggy class, Team Orion's David Jenson would qualify 2nd overall. Jenson would show great speed and drove flawlessly to take the Wins in A-Mains #1 & #2 to take home his impressive 2nd Championship of the weekend! LRP's Barry Baker would finish 2nd overall and Tekin's Ryan Dunford 3rd overall to round out the podium.

1/8 Electric Buggy Top 3 Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 David Jenson Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Barry Baker (TQ) LRP Reedy Reedy
3 Ryan Dunford Tekin Tekin

Winning Equipment Used By David Jenson: David Jenson's Winning R8 Pro X Settings:
ORI65129 Vortex R8 Pro X Brushless ESC
ORI28271 Vortex VST2 Pro 690 4P 2100KV
ORI14050 6400mah 90C 4S Li-Po Battery
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger (New)
Gearing: 14/45
1. Running Mode: Forward/Brake
2. Drag Brake: 0%
3. Voltage Protection: None
4. DRRS Punch: 5
5. Brake Force: 25%
6. Initial Brake: 0%
7. Neutral Range: 9%
8. AMTS Timing: 5
9. Motor Rotate: CCW
10. Lipo Cells: Auto Calculate
Date added: 25/07/2014 Ryan Maifield & Team Orion Dominate in Debut!

Round #3 of the J-Concepts Summer Indoor Nationals Series was held this past weekend at Outback Raceway in Chico, California. This would be the site where Team Orion's new super star driver Ryan Maifield would make his highly anticipated debut. Team Orion USA Team Manager Joe Pillars was on-hand at the event to provide great support for all Team Orion drivers and customers. With over 350 total entries, it was going to be a great weekend of racing!

Thursday, July 10th: Open Practice
Friday, July 11th: Controlled Practice & 1 Round of Seeding
Saturday, July 12th: 3 Rounds of Qualifying
Sunday, July 13th: A-Main Events

In the 2wd Modified Buggy class, Team Orion's Ryan Maifield would TQ rounds #1 & #2 of qualifying to guarantee him the overall TQ. Maifield would then make quick work of the competition by dominating A-Mains #1 & #2 to take his first overall Win of the weekend.

2wd Modified Buggy Top 3 Overall Finishing Order
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ryan Maifield (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Spencer Rivkin Reedy Reedy Reedy
3 Tyler Vik SpeedPassion SpeedPassion Protek

Winning Equipment Used By Ryan Maifield: Ryan Maifield's Winning R10.1 ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC (New)
ORI28259 VST2 7.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14055 Carbon Pro XS Shorty Li-Po Battery
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Geared: 20/76
V2.06_140312
V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake
Drag Brake: 8%
Voltage Protection: 3.0/cell
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

In the 4wd Modified Buggy class, it was again Team Orion's Ryan Maifield that would go onto take the overall TQ honors. Maifield then went on to put in 2 perfect runs in A-Mains #1 & #2 by leading every lap and taking his 2nd overall Win of the weekend.

4wd Modified Buggy Top 3 Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ryan Maifield (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Daimon Borkowicz LRP Reedy Reedy
3 Drew Moller LRP LRP LRP

Winning Equipment Used By Ryan Maifield: Ryan Maifield's Winning R10.1 ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC (New)
ORI28257 VST2 5.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14055 Carbon Pro XS Shorty Li-Po Battery
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Geared: 18/84
V2.06_140312
V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake
Drag Brake: 10%
Voltage Protection: 3.0/cell
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

In the 2wd Modified Short Course class, Team Orion's Ryan Maifield would TQ all 3 rounds of qualifying to complete the clean sweep of TQ's in all 3 classes he raced. Maifield would then dominate the entire 8-minute A-Main Event by leading the race from the start tone to when the checkered flag waived. This completing the perfect sweep for the weekend with 3 TQ's & 3 Wins!

2wd Modified Short Course Top 3 Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ryan Maifield (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 JR Mitch Tekin Trinity Trinity
3 Brian Kinwald LRP Reedy Reedy

Winning Equipment Used By Ryan Maifield: Ryan Maifield's Winning R10.1 ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC (New)
ORI28259 VST2 7.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14055 Carbon Pro XS Shorty Li-Po Battery
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Geared: 18/84
V2.06_140312
V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake
Drag Brake: 16%
Voltage Protection: 3.0/cell
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

In the Modified Truck class, Team Orion's young talent Ryan Matesa would qualify 2nd overall. Matesa had a great battle with Justin Moon and Chris Jarosz throughout the first 6-minutes of the 8-Minute single A-Main Event. With 2-minutes left in the race, Matesa made a great pass for the lead and never looked back to take the Win!

Modified Truck Top 3 Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ryan Matesa Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Justin Moon (TQ) Tekin Tekin Protek
3 Chris Jarosz LRP Reedy Reedy

Winning Equipment Used By Ryan Matesa: Ryan Matesa's Winning R10 ESC Settings:
ORI65102 Vortex R10 Pro ESC
ORI28258 VST2 6.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14048 Carbon Pro 5500 90C Saddle Pack
ORI30187 Advantage Touch Charger
Geared: 18/82
V1.09_120324
V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake
Drag Brake: 11%
Voltage Protection: 3.0/cell
DRRS Punch: 5
Brake Force: 62.5%
Reverse Force: 25%
Initial Brake: Drag Brake
Neutral Range: 9%
Overheat Protection: Disable
Boost Timing: 0
Turbo Timing: 0
Turbo Slope: 24
Turbo Delay: Off

Date added: 01/07/2014 The Wait Is Over! Team Orion's New Super Star Driver...Signed!

Team Orion is very excited to announce that today, July 1st 2014...we have signed Top US Driver Ryan Maifield through 2015. Ryan will be utilizing all our Team Orion 1/10 & 1/8 Electric Products that include: ESC's, Motors, Batteries, & Chargers.



Ryan brings great knowledge & experience to Team Orion. He will have a big part in our Research & Development on all Team Orion Electric Products. Throughout Maifield's racing career, he has racked up 2 IFMAR Worlds TQ's in 4wd Buggy, 6 IFMAR Worlds Podiums in 2wd/4wd Buggy, 11 ROAR National Championships, and countless other victories.

Maifield will complete the, "Strong Six" in the US for Team Orion which also includes: Ryan Cavalieri, Jared Tebo, Dakotah Phend, Dustin Evans, and Ty Tessman.



Check out the statement from Ryan Maifield: "I have always thought of Team Orion as the "bench mark" of quality and performance in the R/C industry. I told myself if I ever had the opportunity to race for Team Orion, I would do it. I'm extremely excited to start working with everyone at Team Orion and looking forward to showing what I can do with all their amazing equipment. I would like to thank Team Orion President Philippe Neidhart, Team Orion World Team Manager Oscar Jansen, & Team Orion USA Team Manager Joe Pillars for this great opportunity."

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