The 2015 NeoBuggy X was held this past weekend at Harper Adams Arena in Shropshire, England. This is one of the largest annual International races of the year with some of the best competition you can find in one building. This years track was very technical with allot of jumps and fast flowing sections. Team Orion's Adrien Bertin and Joe Pillars were on-hand to provide support to all Team Orion customers and team drivers at the event.
Friday, April 3rd: 3 Rounds of Controlled Practice
Saturday, April 4th: 3 Rounds of Qualifying & Dash For Cash
Sunday, April 5th: 2 Rounds of Qualifying & 1/8 Electric Buggy Semi's
Monday, April 6th: 1/8 Electric Buggy A-Main Event
After all 5 rounds of qualifying were complete, it was Team Orion's Ty Tessman who would come out on top to take the overall TQ!
On Sunday night, the two 10-minute Semi's would be ran to see which drivers would transfer and have a chance to battle it out for the NeoBuggy Electric Championship on Monday!
In Semi #1, Team Orion's Ty Tessman & Ryan Maifield had an epic battle for the win that would come down to the last lap. Maifield was able to just edge out Tessman for the win. In Semi #2, Mugen's Robert Batlle & Team Orion's Ryan Cavalieri also had a great race for the top spot where Batlle would finish just in-front of Cavalieri for the win by less than 1-second.
With the grid set for the single 10-minute A-Main Event, Team Orion's Ryan Maifield & Ty Tessman would start 1st & 2nd as there Semi times were the fastest out of the two. As the tone went off, Maifield would lead the field around for the first couple laps with Tessman in hot pursuit. Then a small mistake from Maifield would drop him back a few positions and Tessman would take the lead. After a rough start, Cavalieri began working his way up through the field one car at a time. Tessman would control the entire race and easily cruise home for the Win to claim his 2nd NeoBuggy 1/8 Electric Buggy Championship in 2 years! Cavalieri would keep his head down and work his way all the way back up to a podium position by the end of the main!
Congrats also goes out to Team Orion Drivers: Jorn Neumann finishing 4th, Ryan Maifield finishing 5th, David Ronnefalk finishing 8th, Jared Tebo finishing 9th, and Dakotah Phend finishing 10th.
|1/8 Electric Buggy Top 10 Overall|
|1||Ty Tessman (TQ)|
|Winning Equipment Used By Ty Tessman:||Ty Tessman's Winning Team Orion R8.1 Pro ESC Settings:|
|ORI65125 Vortex R8.1 Pro ESC (NEW)
ORI28271 Vortex VST2 Pro 690 4P 2100KV
ORI14066 4500mah 100C 2S LiPo Battery x2
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
ORI41444 150mm Sensor Wire
|1. Running Mode: F/N/B Sensor
2. Drag Brake: 0%
3. Voltage Protection: 0
4. DRRS Punch: Level 4
5. Brake Force: 50%
6. Reverse Force: 25%
7. Initial Brake: 0%
8. Neutral Range: 6%
9. Timing: 11.25
10. Motor Rotate: CW
11. Li-Po Cells: AutoCalculate
12. BEC Voltage: 6.0v
On Saturday night after 3 rounds of qualifying were finished, the exciting Dash For Cash was ran. This 10-minute race would take the top 15 drivers using their 2 best qualifying rounds out of 3 that day, and reverse the starting grid.
Team Orion's Ryan Maifield started from the #8 position on the grid. As the tone went off, Maifield got a great start and after the first lap was already up in the top 5. As the race entered the half way point, Maifield had now worked his way into 3rd and 5-seconds behind the lead battle. With only a few laps to go, Maifield had now moved into 2nd and was right behind young Mugen Driver Ongaro. Maifield begin to apply the pressure and Ongaro made a slight mistake that allowed Maifield to get by. As the checkered flag waived, it was Ryan Maifield going the entire 10-minute main with his Team Orion powered TLR buggy to take the win and the cash!
|1/8 Nitro Buggy Dash For Cash Top 3 Overall|
|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