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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."

Date added: 26/06/2014 Phend & Team Orion Win 2014 1/8 Truggy ROAR National Championship!

The 2014 ROAR 1/8 Gas Off-Road Nationals were held this past weekend at Thornhill Raceway in Hutto, Texas. Track owner Chris Allison did an amazing job with the facility to prepare it for the Nationals. He was able to provide a big enclosed covered pit area with A/C, covered warm-up area for the mechanics before the races, and hired World Famous track builder Joey Christensen to design & prepare the track. This years layout was very hi-speed with flowing jump sections. The fastest drivers of the weekend could only get down into the 44-second lap range on one of the largest tracks in the USA. The weather was in the 90's all week long with high humidity that would put everyone's equipment to the ultimate test.

Wednesday, June 18th: Open Practice
Thursday, June 19th: Controlled Practice
Friday, June 20th: 2 Rounds of Qualifying
Saturday, June 21st: 2 Rounds of Qualifying
Sunday, June 22nd: Semi's & A-Main Events

Team Orion's Dakotah Phend would dominate the first day of qualifying by TQ'ing both rounds. This would be enough to give Dakotah the overall TQ as they were the 2 fastest times combined after qualifying was complete. Team Orion would also have Ryan Cavalieri starting 7th and Jared Tebo 10th.



The A-Main would be set for 45-Minutes. As the race began, it was Phend and 2nd qualifier Ty Tessman who would start out on a very quick pace. These two quickly gapped themselves from the field and made it clear this would be a 2 truck race for the Win. As pit stops began to cycle through, Phend and Tessman were never more than 5-seconds apart on the track. As the race progressed, Phend and Tessman would trade back the lead several times. Going into the last lap, it was Tessman holding only a 1-second lead over Phend. As the 2 drivers went through the double / triple section on the right side of the track, Phend would scrub the double and have a perfect line over the triple to land inside of Tessman to take the lead. With only a half lap left to go, Phend would keep a very tight line and would hold off a last corner attack from Tessman to take the Win and the 2014 ROAR Truggy National Championship!

1/8 Nitro Truggy Top 15 Overall:
  Driver ESC
1 Dakotah Phend (TQ) Team Orion
2 Ty Tessman
3 Ryan Lutz
4 Ryan Maifield
5 Ryan Cavalieri Team Orion
6 Jared Tebo Team Orion
7 Mike Truhe TOP
8 Barry Pettit
9 Josh Glancy
10 Josh Wheeler
11 Billy Fischer
12 Carson Wernimont
13 Cody King Reds
14 Austin Blair
15 Jeremy Kortz Werks

Winning Equipment Used By Dakotah Phend:
ORI80693 Team Orion CRF 22 7-Port Factory Tuned Engine
ORI88860 Team Orion #4 Glow Plug
ORI88217 Team Orion 2013 Pipe Set
ORI30237 Team Orion Advantage Touch Duo AC/DC Charger

*Congrats also goes out to Dakotah Phend for TQ'ing the 1/8 Nitro Buggy Class and finishing a respectable 4th Overall.

Date added: 26/06/2014 Neumann & Team Orion Win EOS 4wd Modified Buggy & 4x4 Modified SC Overall Championships!

The 2013-2014 European Off-Road Series (EOS) would see some of the best racing in its history during each of the 4 stops this year. With only 1 throw-out allowed, every point would proved to be very important towards the Overall Championship in each class. Team Orion Factory Driver Jorn Neumann would once again attend the EOS in hopes of adding a few more Championships to his already impressive resume.

After the series finale in Wels, Austria came to an end...Neumann had wrapped up the 4wd Modified Buggy and 4x4 Modified Short Course Overall Championships!

Jorn Neumann's 4wd Modified Buggy Road to Victory:

Round #1: Poznan, Poland
4wd Modified Buggy: Qualified 1st / Finished 1st

Round #2: Berlin, Germany
4wd Modified Buggy: Qualified 1st / Finished 1st

Round #3: Trencin, Slovakia
4wd Modified Buggy: Qualified 3rd / Finished 4th

Round #4: Wels, Austria
4wd Modified Buggy: Qualified 2nd / Finished 1st

4wd Modified Buggy Top 3 Overall:
  Driver ESC Motor
1 Jorn Neumann Team Orion Team Orion
2 Martin Bayer LRP LRP
3 Naoto Matsukua Yokomo Yokomo

EOS Overall Series Winning Equipment Used By Jorn Neumann:
ORI65102 Team Orion R10 Pro ESC
ORI28258 Team Orion VST2 Pro 5.5T Brushless Motor
ORI41445 Team Orion 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI30187 Team Orion Advantage Touch AC/DC Charger

Jorn Neumann's 4x4 Modified Short Course Road to Victory:

Round #1: Poznan, Poland
4x4 Modified Short Course: Qualified 1st / Finished 1st

Round #2: Berlin, Germany
4x4 Modified Short Course: Qualified 1st / Finished 1st

Round #3: Trencin, Slovakia
4x4 Modified Short Course: Qualified 1st / Finished 1st

Round #4: Wels, Austria
4x4 Modified Short Course: Qualified 1st / Finished 1st

4wd Modified Buggy Top 3 Overall:
  Driver ESC Motor
1 Jorn Neumann Team Orion Team Orion
2 Hupo Honigl Dual Sky Dual Sky
3 Kaja Novotny Team Orion Thunder Power

EOS Overall Series Winning Equipment Used By Jorn Neumann:
ORI65102 Team Orion R10 Pro ESC
ORI28261 Team Orion VST2 Pro 550 2P 4.0T
ORI41445 Team Orion 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI30187 Team Orion Advantage Touch AC/DC Charger

* Jorn capped off a great series by also finishing 2nd overall in the 2wd Modified Buggy Class!

Date added: 12/06/2014 10'000 Fans and 1 New Super Star


With great pleasure we announce that the Team Orion Facebook Page reached the ten thousandth fan this week! This is the best opportunity for us to thank each and every fan and customer for the great trust and loyalty into our brand.

In 1987, when the Team Orion success story started, the owner Philippe Neidhart and his friends were still alone believing in the success of their new battery technology. After a short period in the local market, the voltage enhanced V-Max batteries took the world by storm and the global Team Orion spirit and shine was born.

Since then the Swiss based company has revolutionized the RC hobby in many different product categories - for example by bringing LiPo battery technology to rc cars with the hard case idea. Team Orion also managed to win World Championship titles in off-road, on-road, nitro and electric classes. A dream came true for Philippe Neidhart and his crew.

And there we are: at the racing section which has always been a core part of Team Orion. We are very proud to announce that another super star will join our international electric racing team! We cannot unveil a name yet, but with the Worlds coming up later this year one big name decided to switch his electronics to be get ready for this important event. Team Orion engineered and race approved products should help him to fulfill his ambitions.

July 1st is the big day when we will announce the super star's name - and we are sure that this driver will delight his fans with his move. We are delighted, too!

Stay tuned for more information on our website.

Team Orion - Engineered Performance. Race Proven.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/teamorion
Youtube: www.youtube.com/teamorioncom
Date added: 20/05/2014 Ty Tessman Wins 1/8 Pro E-Buggy @ 2014 Lonestar Challenge!‏

The 2014 Lonestar Challenge was held this past weekend at Thornhill Racing Circuit in Austin, Texas. Team Orion's Ty Tessman would compete in the 1/8 Pro Electric Buggy class after just coming off his huge Win a few weeks ago at the Neo14 where he dominated in this same class. Tessman would change his power set-up a bit at the Lonestar Challenge by going with Team Orion's all NEW Vortex R8.1 Pro ESC and 2 4000mah Shorty Li-Po Batteries to power him to Victory!

Title Schedule

Thursday, May 15th: Open Practice
Friday, May 16th: 2 Rounds of Qualifying
Saturday, May 17th: 2 Rounds of Qualifying
Sunday, May 18th: A-Main Events

1/8 Electric Buggy A-Main Event

Team Orion Factory Driver Ty Tessman was on his own level during qualifying as he went on to TQ all four rounds uncontested.

At the start of the 10-Minute A-Main, Tessman would have a small issue in the first jump section and would be shuffled back to 3rd. Tessman quickly made his way into 2nd and then put his sights on the leader Josh Glancy. For the next 3-Minutes Tessman was stalking Glancy and waiting for an opening. A few laps later Tessman was able to make a clean pass for the lead and would go onto run clean for the rest of the race to take home the Win!

11/8 Pro Electric Buggy Top 3 Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ty Tessman (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Josh Glancey Tekin Tekin Team Orion
3 Adam Drake Tekin Tekin Protek

Winning Equipment Used By Ty Tessman:
ORI65125 Team Orion Vortex R8.1 Pro ESC
ORI28271 Team Orion Vortex VST2 Pro 690 4P 2100KV Motor
ORI14055 Team Orion Carbon Pro XS 4000mah 90C Li-Po Battery
ORI30187 Team Orion Advantage Touch Charger
ORI41444 Team Orion 150mm Sensor Wire
Gearing: 18/48

Date added: 15/05/2014 Jorn Neumann & Team Orion Sweep EOS Finale!

The European Off-Road Series (EOS) finale was held in Wels, Austria during the Model Hobby Show from April 24th to 27th. Team Orion Factory Driver Jörn Neumann was in attendance to try and lock up 2 of the 3 possible series Championships.

Jorn was very fast in qualifying and would start towards the front of the grid. Neumann suffered some bad luck in A-Main #1 and would have to settle with a DNF. Neumann would rebound nicely in A-Main #2 & A-Main #3 by taking the Wins in both to lock up his 1st Overall Win for the weekend!

2wd Modified Buggy Top 3 Overall:
  Driver ESC Motor
1 Jorn Neumann Team Orion Team Orion
2 Naoto Matsukura Yokomo Yokomo
3 Hupo Honigl DualSky DualSky
Winning Equipment Used By Jörn Neumann Jorn Neumann's Winning Team Orion R10 Pro ESC Settings:
ORI65102 R10 Pro ESC
ORI28259 VST2 Pro 6.5T Brushless Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI30205 Advantage Touch Pro Charger
Geared: 87/23
1. Running Mode: For/Brake
2. Drag Brake: 12%
3. Voltage Protection: 3.0V/Cell
4. DRRS Punch: Level 7
5. Brake Force: 87.5%
6. Reverse Force: 25%
7. Initial Brake: Drag Brake
8. Neutral Range: 6%
9. Overheat Protection: Disable
10. Boost Timing: 3
11. Turbo Timing: 12
12. Turbo Slope: 24
13. Turbo Delay: Off

Jorn would put in good & consistent runs during qualifying to start 2nd on the grid for the A-Main Events! Neumann would put in a great drive to take home the Win in A-Main #1. After a great race with Martin Bayer in A-Main #2, Jorn would finish 3rd. This bringing the overall Win down to the 3rd and final A-Main. Jorn and Naoto would battle it for the first 5 laps of the race. Then Neumann was able to check out and take his 2nd Overall Win of the weekend!

4wd Modified Buggy Top 3 Overall:
  Driver ESC Motor
1 Jorn Neumann Team Orion Team Orion
2 Naoto Matsukura Yokomo Yokomo
3 Michal Orlowski Speed Passion Speed Passion
Winning Equipment Used By Jorn Neumann: Jorn Neumann's Winning Team Orion R10 Pro ESC Settings:
ORI65102 R10 Pro ESC
ORI28258 VST2 Pro 5.5T Brushless Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI30205 Advantage Touch Pro Charger
Geared: 87/22
Version: V1.09_120324
Software: V3.0_111208_MOD
1. Running Mode: For/Brake
2. Drag Brake: 12%
3. Voltage Protection: 3.0V/Cell
4. DRRS Punch: Level 4
5. Brake Force: 100%
6. Reverse Force: 25%
7. Initial Brake: Drag Brake
8. Neutral Range: 6%
9. Overheat Protection: Disable
10. Boost Timing: 0
11. Turbo Timing: 6
12. Turbo Slope: 24
13. Turbo Delay: Off

Jorn was on his own level in qualifying by TQ'ing every round to take the overall TQ! Jorn then picked up where he left off and would easily take A-Mains #1 & A-Main #2 to take home his 3rd Overall Win of the weekend to complete the clean sweep!

4x4 Modified Short Course Top 3 Overall:
  Driver ESC Motor
1 Jorn Neumann (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion
2 Kaja Novotny Team Orion SP
3 Bartek Zambrycki Much-More
Winning Equipment Used By Jorn Neumann: Jorn Neumann's Winning Team Orion R10 Pro ESC Settings:
ORI65102 R10 Pro ESC
ORI28261 VST2 Pro 550 2P 4.0T
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI30205 Advantage Touch Pro Charger
Geared: 56/11
Version: V1.09_120324
Software: V3.0_111208_MOD
1. Running Mode: For/Brake
2. Drag Brake: 12%
3. Voltage Protection: 3.0V/Cell
4. DRRS Punch: Level 7
5. Brake Force: 87.5%
6. Reverse Force: 25%
7. Initial Brake: Drag Brake
8. Neutral Range: 6%
9. Overheat Protection: Disable
10. Boost Timing: 3
11. Turbo Timing: 4
12. Turbo Slope: 24
13. Turbo Delay: Off

Pictures courtesy of redrc.net

Date added: 08/05/2014 Phend & Team Orion Sweep 2014 ROAR 1/8 E & 1/10 4x4 SCT Nats!

The 2014 ROAR 1/8 & 1/10 4x4 SCT Electric Off-Road Nationals were held this past weekend at Mike's Hobby Shop in Porter, Texas. This years track would put every manufacturers products to the extreme test with a hi-traction surface, combined with large flowing jump sections that included a massive center triple jump. Team Orion Factory Drivers: Dakotah Phend, Jared Tebo, and Cody King all made the trip to Texas to battle it out for a shot at a ROAR National Championship!

Wednesday, April 30th: Open Practice
Thursday, May 1st: Controlled Practice
Friday, May 2nd: 2 Rounds of Qualifying
Saturday, May 3rd: 2 Rounds of Qualifying
Sunday, May 4th: Triple A-Main Events

Team Orion Factory Driver Dakotah Phend would TQ and impressive 3 out of 4 rounds to take the overall TQ! The Triple A-Mains for the 4x4 Modified Short Course class would be set for 6-Minutes. Phend went onto Win both A-Main #1 & A-Main #2 from tone to tone to take first ROAR National Championship of the weekend!

4x4 Modified Short Course Top 5 Overall:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Dakotah Phend (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Ryan Lutz Tekin Tekin Protek
3 Adam Drake Tekin Tekin Thunder Power
4 Brian Henn Tekin Tekin SMC
5 Martin Harrison Tekin Tekin SMC

Winning Equipment Used By Dakotah Phend: Dakotah Phend's TQ & Winning Team Orion R10 ESC Settings:
ORI65102 Vortex R10 Pro ESC
ORI28261 Vortex VST2 Pro 4.0 2-Pole 550
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14045 Carbon Pro 6500mah 90C Li-Po
ORI30187 Advantage Touch Charger
Geared: 11/40
V1.09_120324
V3.0_110728_MOD
1. Running Mode: For/Brake
2. Drag Brake: 0%
3. Voltage Protection: 3.0/cell
4. DRRS Punch: 7
5. Brake Force: 62.5%
6. Reverse Force: 25%
7. Initial Brake: 0
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 Dakotah Phend would dominate qualifying by TQ'ing all 4 rounds to guarantee him the #1 starting position. Team Orion's Jared Tebo would start 2nd and Team Orion's Cody King in 3rd.

The Triple A-Mains for the 1/8 Electric Truggy class would be set for 8-Minutes. Phend would lay down 2 perfect runs in A-Main #1 & A-Main #2 to take the Win and would be the only driver to make it by for the 21st lap. This would lock up Dakotah's 2nd ROAR National Championship of the weekend.

1/8 Electric Truggy Top 5 Overall:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Dakotah Phend (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Jared Tebo Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
3 Drew Moller LRP LRP Protek
4 Cody King Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
5 Ryan Lutz Tekin Tekin Protek

Winning Equipment Used By Dakotah Phend: Dakotah Phend's TQ & Winning Team Orion R8 Pro X ESC Settings:
ORI65129 Vortex R8 Pro X Brushless ESC
ORI28271 Vortex VST2 Pro 690 4P 2100KV
ORI140506400mah 90C 4S Li-Po Battery
ORI41444 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI30205 Advantage Touch Pro 12VDC
ORI30176 Advantage IQ Power Supply
Gearing: 15/48
1. Running Mode: Forward/Brake
2. Drag Brake: 0%
3. Voltage Protection: None
4. DRRS Punch: 5
5. Brake Force: 50%
6. Initial Brake: 0%
7. Neutral Range: 6%
8. AMTS Timing: 5
9. Motor Rotate: CCW
10. Lipe Cells: Auto Calculate

Team Orion's Dakotah Phend was on another level in qualifying as he TQ'ed all 4 rounds! Team Orion's Jared Tebo would start 2nd and Team Orion's Cody King in 5th.

The Triple A-Mains for the 1/8 Electric Buggy class would be set for 10-Minutes. Phend would lay down a perfect run in A-Main #1 to take the comfortable Win. A-Main #2 would see Tebo take advantage of an early mistake by Phend and pull off the Win. This would bring the last ROAR National Championship down to the third and final A-Main. Phend would lead the field around for lap #1 in A-Main #3, then made a mistake by the start finish line flipping over. Tebo was able to get by and would have a full straight lead on lap #2. Tebo then flipped in the same spot as Phend which then handed the lead to Mugen's Drew Moller. Moller would hold the lead for a few laps and then crashed, this handed the lead back over to a hard charging Phend. Dakotah would go onto drive a safe and consistent pace for the last 5-minutes to complete the perfect sweep of the weekend with his 3rd ROAR National Championship!

1/8 Electric Buggy Top 5 Overall:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Dakotah Phend (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Jared Tebo Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
3 Drew Moller LRP LRP Protek
4 Cody King Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
5 Joe Bornhorst Tekin Tekin SMC

Winning Equipment Used By Dakotah Phend: Dakotah Phend's TQ & Winning Team Orion R8 Pro X ESC Settings:
ORI65129 Vortex R8 Pro X Brushless ESC
ORI28271 Vortex VST2 Pro 690 4P 2100KV
ORI14050 6400mah 90C 4S Li-Po Battery
ORI41444 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI30205 Advantage Touch Pro 12VDC
ORI30176 Advantage IQ Power Supply
Gearing: 14/45
1. Running Mode: Forward/Brake
2. Drag Brake: 0%
3. Voltage Protection: None
4. DRRS Punch: 5
5. Brake Force: 50%
6. Initial Brake: 0%
7. Neutral Range: 6%
8. AMTS Timing: 5
9. Motor Rotate: CCW
10. Lipe Cells: Auto Calculate

Congratulations to Dakotah for the amazing performance! Congrats also to the full factory team and team manager Joe Pillars!

Date added: 22/04/2014 Tessman @ Team Orion Dominate 1/8 Electric Buggy @ Neo14!

The Neo14 is known as one of the largest 1/8 electric & nitro races of the year. This years event was held April 17th-21st at Harper Adams Arena in Shropshire, UK. Team Orion would have a very strong Team consisting of: Jared Tebo, David Ronnefalk, Ty Tessman, Reno Savoya, & Jorn Neumann

Title Schedule

Thursday, April 17th: Controlled Practice
Friday, April 18th: Controlled Practice / 1 Round of Qualifying
Saturday, April 19th: 3 Rounds of Qualifying / Dash for Cash
Sunday, April 20th: 2 Rounds of Qualifying / Lower Mains
Monday, April 21st: A&B Semi / LCQ / A-Main Event

Title Qualifying

Team Orion Factory Driver's Ty Tessman & Jared Tebo would battle it out for the overall TQ throughout qualifying. After the 5th & final round was complete, it was Tessman just edging out Tebo for the Overall TQ.

1/8 Electric Buggy A-Main Event

As the tone went off to start the 10-minute A-Main Event, Ty Tessman got a great jump off the line with his Team Orion powered Hot Bodies ride from the pole position.

On lap #2, Tessman made a small mistake just after the front straight that allowed 2nd place Lee Martin and 3rd place Jared Tebo by for position. A few corners later on the same lap, Martin shorted the big middle double allowing Tebo to take over the lead and Tessman into 2nd. As Tebo & Tessman started lap #3 down the front straight, Tessman would make an inside pass right at the end of the straight for the lead.

Watch the final of the Neo14 1/8 Pro Electric Buggy race:



2-minutes & 30-seconds into the race, Tebo made a great inside move on Tessman coming onto the front straight to re-take the lead. Then Tessman passes Tebo right back on the front straight as Tebo wheelies after landing the gap jump. With 6-minutes to go, Tessman opened up a 4-second gap on Tebo and Martin was right there in 3rd. Over the next 2-minutes, Tessman increased his lead to 7-seconds over Tebo. Adam Drake also makes a pass on Martin for 3rd. The next 3-minutes would be pretty uneventful with Tessman continuing to lead. Tebo was still in 2nd, but now Drake was only a few seconds behind Tebo with 1-minute to go.

As the checkered flag waived, it was Ty Tessman coming by the line first to take the Win! Tebo drove a perfect last couple laps to take 2nd overall. Adam Drake would finish on the podium in 3rd.

1/8 Pro Electric Buggy Top 3 Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ty Tessman (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Jared Tebo Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
3 Adam Drake Tekin Tekin Thunder Power

Winning Equipment Used By Ty Tessman: Ty Tessman's Winning Team Orion R8 Pro X ESC Settings:
ORI65129 R8 Pro X Brushless ESC
ORI28271 VST2 Pro 690 4P 2100KV Motor
ORI14050 6400mah 90C 4S Li-Po Battery
ORI41444 150mm Sensor Wire
Gearing: 18/48
1. Running Mode: Forward/Brake
2. Drag Brake: 0%
3. Voltage Protection: None
4. DRRS Punch: 5
5. Brake Force: 50%
6. Initial Brake: 0%
7. Neutral Range: 6%
8. AMTS Timing: 1
9. Motor Rotate: CCW
10. Lipe Cells: Auto Calculate

Congratulations also go to Renaud Savoya for taking TQ position in 1/8 Pro Nitro Buggy with his Team Orion engine!

Photos courtesy of neobuggy.net and rcnews.net

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