June 9, 2013

Ty Tessmann double at 1/10th Pre Worlds

Ty Tessmann double at 1/10th Pre Worlds

The 1/10th Offroad Pre Worlds was run this week at the Silver Dollar Raceway in Chico, California. Crazy heat and sugared track conditions meant the drivers had a lot to contend with throughout the event. Having found the track to be very low on traction on the first day of practice, the decision was made to coat the surface with sugar, something that is regularly done at the Cactus Classic event each year. It helps race traction and minimizes the work needing to be done to maintain it, however some teams were against its application. The negative however is that it is very hard on tires as well as parts and has so much traction that drivers in 2wd mostly need to switch to mid motor cars. With all that said the conditions were consistent from the 2nd practice day through to the finals. Qualifying would see reigning World Champion Ryan Cavalieri take the top spot in 2wd ahead of reigning 1/8th National Champion Ty Tessmann in 2nd and former World Champion Neil Cragg in 3rd. In the 4wd class Ty would take the top spot ahead of Cactus Classic Champion Ryan Maifield in 2nd and Associated team mate Cavalieri in 3rd.

Ty Tessmann double at 1/10th Pre Worlds

2wd mains were up first and it was all Tessmann, taking a close win in A1 ahead of Cav but breaking clear in A2 to secure the overall win. With Ty sitting out A3 Cavalieri would win to take the runner up spot on tie break with Cragg completing the podium. In 4wd and it was more of the same from the Canadian driver, wrapping up the overall after 2 legs with Maifield taking 2nd on tie break with Jared Tebo, who took 2nd in the A1 in A2, but it was Maifield that won A3 and this would be the decider. Teams will stay on for more post race testing and the US drivers have another chance to experience the dirt in full race conditions with the ROAR nationals scheduled to take place on the same track in August, seven weeks before the Worlds in September.

2wd final results
1. Ty Tessmann – Kyosho – 200pts
2. Ryan Cavalieri – Associated (Centro) – 198pts
3. Neill Cragg – Associated (Centro) – 198pts
4. Joern Neumann – Durango – 194pts
5. Jared Tebo – Kyosho – 193pts
6. Dustin Evans – TLR – 193pts
7. Kohta Akimoto – Kyosho – 192pts
8. David Ronnefalk – Kyosho – 190pts
9. Cody Turner – Kyosho – 188pts
10.Naoto Matsukura – Yokomo – 186pts

4wd final results
1. Ty Tessmann – Associated – 200pts
2. Ryan Maifield – Associated – 198pts
3. Jared Tebo – Kyosho – 198pts
4. Lee Martin – Tamiya – 197pts
5. Ryan Cavalieri – Associated – 193pts
6. Neill Cragg – Associated – 192pts
7. David Ronnefalk – Kyosho – 191pts
8. Steven Hartson – Associated – 190pts
9. Naoto Matsukura – Yokomo – 189pts
10.Joern Neumann – Durango – 188pts




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