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Groskamp & HB R10: ENS champions!

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The final round of the 2015 ENS season was held at the beautiful Fiorano Track in Italy. Fiorano is a small town close to Maranello which is the famous town where  Ferrari is made. The weather was a bit cool in the morning but sunshine in the afternoon made it perfect weather for nitro racing! With over 60 entries in the 200mm class with all championship points front runners in attendance it was clear it would be a tough final race with...Continue Reading

by Jilles Groskamp

Team HB's David Ronnefalk Reports on His Worlds Podium!

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So, back home after another IFMAR World Championship event, this year it was 1/10 scale Off-Road that was on the schedule. The race was held at the worlds famous Yatabe Arena in Tsukuba City, Japan. Having put in many hours of practice before the race I felt very prepared going into the event. The schedule for the race started with 2wd on 4th-6th of October then a day off in between to prepare for the 4wd class. Going into the event with a new...Continue Reading

by David Ronnefalk

Team HB at the Worlds: Ronnefalk on the Podium!

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Final day here at the Worlds Championship at Yatabe Arena saw the last round of Qualifier in the morning, followed with the 3 A-mains Finals in the afternoon. Unfortunately Ty Tessman could not do better than 8th for the last Qualifying round, meaning Ty would not make it into the A-main. Ty would start 2nd in the B-main but his Final was short lived with a DNF after just two laps.   Young Swedish HB driver David Ronnefalk with three...Continue Reading

by Frank McKinney

Team HB at the Worlds: 4WD Qualifying

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Day 2 in the 4wd class at the Worlds Championships at the Yatabe Arena in Japan would be 1 last free practice followed by 4 rounds of Qualifiers. Ty and David chose to run two slightly different programs. Ty ran a number of option parts designed to make the D413 work better on Astroturf. Mainly a new 6mm longer chassis plate and thicker top deck to make the car stiffer. A new prototype slipper in place of center diff which is better in...Continue Reading

by Frank McKinney

Team HB at the Worlds: 4WD Begins!

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After a difficult 2wd race with a brand new car and little experience on astroturf, the HB Team was eager to move on with 4wd and the trusted D413 platform. This first day saw 4 free practices and 2 controlled practices, the later ones used as re-seeding for the qualifying heats. Ty and David quickly showed pace with mid 17's lap times which would put them respectively 8th and 9th seeds in the fastest heat tomorrow...Continue Reading

by Frank McKinney

Team HB at the Worlds: 2WD Practice

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Today was Free and Controlled Practice at the worlds famous Yatabe Arena Worlds Championship and that means the new Hot Bodies D216 made its very first public appearance on astroturf.   As we anticipated, not having attended the Warm-up event back in June the Hot Bodies team here at the Worlds (Ty Tessman and David Ronnefalk) had a sort of slow start. Here is what they had to say: Ty: "Today was a bit of a struggle. We tried to...Continue Reading

by Frank McKinney

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