Youtube Desc: We kick off our 7th Series with a true favourite of the show, the Neo event – More specifically the Neo 12 and once again it’s a one hour special dedicated to the greatest indoor Nitro Buggy event in the World. We’ve got multi camera action from both semis and the Final, as well as loads of news, views, interviews features – AND our “greatest” ever competition!
2012 Silver State Nitro Challenge is underway.
High heat and some wind as usual… it’s Vegas. The Pro-Line team is running strong and testing the new Tazer VTR for Truggy.
Link: Pro Line
Pro-Line have another treat instore, they will be releasing this stunning body shell a Camaro GS 1/16th Rally Body.
Link: Pro Line
If you have not seen enough Neo 12 news, images or videos then we have some more for you. This times its Pro lines coverage of Neo12 with some sweet images.
The 2012 Neo Buggy Race has come and gone. What a great event with 250 entries and some great racing action. Pro-Line team drivers were in full force testing the new Square Fuzzie tire for 1/8th buggy. Some serious fast laps came from the likes of Tessman, King, and Cavalieri. Pro-Line even sponsored the Curry Cart naming the dishes after some of our famous tires. Heading off to Silversate today look for upadtes from there in the mean time here are some picture from Neo..
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A Main Hobbies (The way i like to put their name) release their video on the Neo12, if i were to sum it up in one word i would say “epic” good start good finish and funny out-takes at the end enough said enjoy.
Youtube Desc: Special thanks to Neobuggy.net, LiveRC and RCCar Action for the collaboration. Also thanks to Ryan Maifield for the awesome in-car cam shots during the dash for cash main.
Missed any of the other Neo12 vids, race coverage, reports ? – catch all our reports here neo12
2012 Neo Buggy Championships.
We have had a good showing, placing Ryan Maifield, and JR Mitch directly into the semi final, with Jörn Neumann into the 1/4 semi.
Main Day -
It’s a rainy, dreary day, but the action is heating up inside, as the semi finals work their way towards the A. Tony Truman bumped into the 1/4 semi, and had a good run, but it ended there. Jörn Neumann bumped from the 1/4, to the semi, and put a positive on his rough week of qualifying.
Going into the semi’s, Maifield used his front grid position to get a good run in, and take his place in the final. JR had a rougher go from near the back of the field. He put in some good laps, and drove well, but missed the cut of the top 7. Placing him into the Last Chance Qualifier. Again, with a poor grid position, and a rough first lap, he was able to move from last, and move up to the 6th position. But a bad last lap, dropped him to 8th, finishing his weekend.
In an attempt to cut some time out of the program, the crowd favorite-driver feared knock out qualifying runs were tossed aside, and the normal semi finishing order determined the grid, for the A final.
At the tone, a freight train of cars made several laps around the technical circuit, before any separation became evident. The top three cars made a small break away, and coming into the first pit stops, it was still anyone’s race. Maifield took the lead as Tesseman went wide to enter the pit lane. Maifield was next, but had issues with traffic on his pit exit, and lost touch with Tesseman. At this point, Tebo had the lead, and never looked back.
Ryan ran a good race, keeping his pace with a comfortable third place in the end, using Hybrid tires for the 45 minute final.
After the race, Maifield had said “after I lost touch with the leaders, it is hard to know your pace, and I was out there by myself.” However, he was satisfied with finishing on the podium.
Neo 12 showcase the whole event from start to finish enjoy this epic video!
Link: Neo Buggy
Upon arriving at Harper Adams, It’s was a cold and drizzly day today. Just the type of weather I was expecting in Britan, as I would be disappointed if it were any other way. You could feel the excitement in the air, as soon there would be a grid set, and a Neo Champion crowned for 2012.
Semi one was unbelievable for Cody, starting out brilliant, and ending in a disappointing way. The first few laps were tense as it was a time for caution and clean racing. Cody managed to get by team mate Jared Tebo, and then endured some pressure from Robert Batlle. After these two brief challenges, Cody stretched out a buffer, maybe enough to crash and still retain the lead. After a near flawless first 10 minutes, the second 10 would be nearly the opposite.
While leading the race, Cody came into pit lane for fuel and Joseph Quagrain’s pit crew dropped THE Car on top of THE Leader, and nearly knocking Cody off THE Pit Lane. Clearly a pit lane foul, Cody’s car was stuck there for THE longest time as the marshal was not near. This would yield a 47+ second pit lap, maybe loosing 10 seconds from this incident. After getting back to the track, there was much trouble with traffic for the second 10 minutes. Cody missed a few steps, and would get knocked around a few more times as THE unnamed lapped traffic was screwing up the top 5 racers. Don’t ask me what race officials were doing while some of the cars were being destroyed by lapped traffic. Anyhow, Cody had a good enough margin from his early clean running to stay in the top 5, and put him 7th on the grid for the final.
I wish I had great news to report about the final, but of course we are disappointed falling outside the top 10. The positive things were 4th fastest lap in the final (4/100 off Maifield’s best), the MP9 was great, and tires and engine were fantastic! Cody had a crash early, shuffling him to the back of the pack, and for this race, that is a very steep hill to climb. Even after getting sorted out and back on form, you’re already 1/2 a lap down to the leaders. The driving near the back was really bad with a lot of contact between the cars. Pit maneuvers and take outs were the rule not the exception as the cars on the front end had clean air. We are very pleased to have the most cars, 4 Kyosho’s in the final. Also congratulations to Elliot Boots who has shown he can run at the top level with his MP9 chassis under him.
Final results are here:
Congratulations to Jared Tebo, Kyosho and Orion on another big title! Special thanks to Mike Cradock and his family for their hospitality, Marc Jones for the help in pit lane, and all the UK folks. Great job to Phil Mortstead at Neobuggy and his whole crew, as well as liverc and everyone involved on a fantastic race! Very special thanks to topRCsupply.com, FDL Kyosho (France), and Byron Fuels for making our trip possible. Hopefully we can return for 2013.
Just a couple more things.. Congratulations are in order for A Main Hobbies’ Curtis Door winning the Junior category, and Team Orion’s own Adrien Bertin winning the over 35 group, both on Kyosho chassis. A fine Neo-sweep for Team Kyosho..
Link: Cody King RC
At one point it looked like he wouldn’t be coming, but once again Jared Tebo showed he is the King of Harper Adams, picking up his 4th title and continuing his 100% show up, TQ & Win record, is there anyone who can stop the Kyosho driver? Ty Tessmann has emerged in 2012 as the one who may well be best placed to challenge, a strong showing in quali and he put in a stunning drive in the final, although Tebo’s fuel strategy (12 mins) saw him pit 3 times, vs. Ty’s 10 min strategy which saw him come in for fuel once more. Ty was arguably the faster driver, clawing back the 9 sec gap that opened up as he pitted first, From the start the trio of Tebo, Ty & Maifield pulled out a lead followed by Lutz some way back, at the 15-20 min mark, Maifield had dropped back a bit leaving it up to Ty to challenge. At one point the two frontrunners were extremely close on track, with the crowd behind Ty who was shaving off the gap lap after lap, it proper on track battle never materialised though as pitstops insued and the pair returned to trading laptimes. It was clear from early on though that if Ty were to have a chance he’d have to build a 10 sec to Tebo, however had Ty been on the same fuel strategy as Tebo things could have been very different with Ty arguably the faster driver.
I want to personally thank all the DXR guys, Lewis, Wes, Andy, Kong, Tinny, Gurdy, Andy, Mark Ben, the race control team of Kevin, Sue, Rob, Diane & Jason for putting in a fantastic shift to make this event happen. It had it’s fair share of controversy with regards the rumoured tyre additive usage, its just a shame when politics get involved and accusations begin to fly around out of control. Whilst the Neo race is well known for usually running quite smoothly, heavy rain on the Monday, coupled with gutters full with leaves on the roof soon began to cause an issue as waterfalls began to form, this caused water to seep into the track, causing a water feature between the option double! Not a feature we had planned originally, and one the DXR team quickly set to work on, predictably the lights in the track went out as cables got wet, this temporarily killed the drivers stand public PA – very difficult circumstances to try and recover from. After establishing the lights were OK and removing some of the water from the double we opted to cancel the Grid Shootout – a feature we’d worked hard on to provide more entertainment to the crowd and fans, it wasn’t to be due to the unknown circumstances. However the semis, Bash & final ran without major incident. I can only thank everyone for their patience, kind words of understanding and the hard graft by team DXR!
Link to Results
Jerome Aigoin started on pole as qualifer #12, but it was car 12 of Jared Tebo who ended up taking the win, Jared sliced and diced his way through the field as Jerome Aigoin held the early lead followed by a few laps of Adam Drake until the point when top qualifier Jared Tebo emerged. Ty Tessmann & Drake battled for 2nd with that position going to the young Canadian. The nature of Tebo’s dominating drive will surely worry a few of his fellow potential finalists as he came from the back to the front in this short 10 min race.