Iowa-based manufacturer Byron Originals, Inc. has announced that the company will be ending production and discontinuing their Byron Fuels brand after 32 years of operation in the RC fuels industry. Over the last decade, demand for RC nitro fuel has significantly declined due to industry and consumer-related factors. Production will officially end in late May, and the brand will be retired when the remaining product inventory is sold.
European Champion Lee Martin has added Byron Fuels to his 1/8th package as he looks to step up his racing with his new factory Mugen drive for the 2012 season. With so many fuels on the market it can become a minefield as to what to select. But with Byron Fuels outstanding reliability, performance and engine protection the choice became a simple one for Lee, allowing him more time to spend on chassis tuning rather than engine set-up.
Having been away for a few years, CML Distribution are pleased to announce that 2011 BRCA Series Runner up Simon Willets has returned to the trusted performance, reliability and engine protection of World Champions Byron with their RACE Gen2 Fuel. With the ever increasing competitiveness of the 1/8th off road sector, engine reliability run to run was an important factor for Simon in choosing Byron fuels.
Byron Fuels continues to confirm its 2011 team with the announcement that Ty Tessmann is continuing his representation of Byron Race Gen2. When asked, Ty had this to say about his association with Byron Fuels, “I am looking forward to another successful year running Byron Fuels. It is an awesome product that provides me consistent power and good run time. I would like to thank all the Byron staff for their continued support. I am excited about the upcoming season with my sponsors.” Marc Jensen of Byron Originals says the company could not ask for better representation on or off the track and is pleased to have Ty on board for another season.
After a short away, Andrew Smolnik is back to Byron Fuels for 2011 to run their Race Gen2. Andrew will continue to drive Agama and will continue his affiliations with VP Pro, Airtronics, Avid Bearings and Protek. When asked about his new fuel of choice, Andrew stated, “I am excited for the opportunity to once again race for Byron Fuels. I believe in the product and the people behind the company. It is sure to be a winning combination.”
Byron Fuels have announced that Durango factory driver Ryan Lutz has re-signed to the Byron Fuels Team. When asked his opinion of Byron Fuel performance, Ryan stated, “I am very excited to be signing on with Byron Fuels for another year. I love how the fuel is always consistent no matter where I race around the globe. When I open a bottle I know what I’m getting and how it’s going to perform. I look forward to another great year with Byron’s and hope to achieve many race victories for them!”
CML have announced that multiple British Champion, European and World finalist Mark Green has chosen Byron Gen2 as his fuel of choice for 2011. The Factory Serpent team driver will use Gen2 in both 1/8th and 1/10th 200mm nitro circuit classes in a move that further rubber stamps Byron as one of the Worlds leading fuels, having previously secured the 1/8 IFMAR World Championship title in Thailand in November.
Byron, more well known for their range of car and aviation fuels, have released their own range of turbo glow plugs, called Ignite. Available in three temperature ratings 5, 6 & 7, they are an ideal choice for .12 – .28 nitro engines.