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The 2016 Silver State was held this past weekend at RC Tracks of Las Vegas in Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada. This would be the 2nd straight year the Silver State would be held at this first class off-road racing facility and home of the 2016 IFMAR 1/8 Nitro Buggy Off-Road World Championships later this year. RC Tracks of Las Vegas Owner Chris Tocco did an amazing job with this yearís track by making a very fun & challenging layout, while also continuing to improve the racing surface. A great final touch was bringing in World Famous Race Announcer Jimmy Babcock to keep the program moving silky smooth! With perfect weather conditions in the mid to upper 80ís all weekend long and over 300 race entries, it was going to be a great weekend of racing!


Thursday, March 17th: Controlled Practice
Friday, March 18th: 2 Rounds of Qualifying
Saturday, March 19th: 1 Rounds of Qualifying & Lower Main Bump-Ups
Sunday, March 20th: B-Main Bump-Ups & A-Main Events

At this yearís Silver State, 1/8 Electric Buggy would all be ran together as one class. This would make an impressive total of 72 entries. Team Orion Factory Driver Ryan Cavalieri would go onto TQ Rounds #1 & #3 of qualifying to secure the overall TQ!

On Sunday, the single 10-Minute A-Main Event would be ran during the hottest time of the day. Team Orionís Ty Tessmann would run a perfect race from tone to tone and take the 2016 Silver State 1/8 Electric Buggy Championship! Team Orionís Ryan Cavalieri would battle back after a rough start to finish 2nd overall! Team Orionís Jared Tebo would put in a great drive starting from the 9th spot on the grid to put on a late race charge to finish 3rd overall and on the podium! Team Orion drivers would once again sweep the podium for the 2nd straight event in 1/8 Electric Buggy!

1/8 Electric Buggy Top 10 Overall Finishing Order:

Driver ESC Motor Battery

1 Ty Tessmann Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Ryan Cavalieri (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
3 Jared Tebo Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
4 Joe Bornhorst Tekin Tekin SMC
5 Reno Savoya RC Concept RC Concept RC Concept
6 Kyle McBride Reedy Reedy Reedy
7 Spencer Rivkin Reedy Reedy Reedy
8 Ryan Lutz Tekin Tekin
9 David Ronnefalk Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
10 Jorn Neumann Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion

Winning Equipment Used By Ty Tessmann:

ORI65125 Vortex R8.1 Pro ESC
ORI28271 VST2 Pro 690 4P 2100KV
ORI14066 4500 100C Shorty Li-Po
ORI41545 Sensor Wire 175mm
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Gearing: 20/48

Ty Tessmannís Winning Team Orion R8.1 Pro ESC Settings:

Version: V2.07_150119
Software: B1.1.0_150116
1. Running Mode: F/N/B Sensor
2. Drag Brake: 0%
3. Voltage Protection: 0
4. DRRS Punch: 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. Lipo Cells: Auto
12. BEC Voltage: 6.0V