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IFMAR ISTC World's Wrap-Up with the HB Pro 5

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It was a fantastic weekend for Team HB in Forida for the 6th running of the IMFAR ISTC World Championships! Team HB drivers Andy Moore and JJ Wang debuted the new HB touring car, dubbed the Pro 5, after getting used to it during just a few days of testing in Asia.  In the end both drivers finished in the B Final, which is not the ideal position but the extremely trying conditions meant that challenging for the overal win would be extremelyContinue Reading

by Frank McKinney

Pro 5 makes its debut at the Worlds in Florida

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In the glaring sun of Florida, the HB Pro 5 has made its world debut, driven by Team HB's Andy Moore from the UK and JJ Wang from China.  With just a few days of testing on the HB Pro 5 before the IFMAR Worlds ISTC event, held at Full Throttle Raceway, the drivers are still getting used to the car. Even with this extremely tight schedule after the first round of qualifying JJ Wang is 11th overall and Andy Moore 14th.  The new HB Pro...Continue Reading

by Frank McKinney

IFMAR 1/8th Buggy World's Wrap-Up

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The World Championships for Ty Tessmann are over, and he's arrived home in Canada, so it's a perfect time to recap the busy week and a half Team HB had in Sicily, just to see how thing went for Ty and his teammate Teemu Leino at the biannual gathering of the world's fastest nitro buggy racers - this time near Messina, Sicily, Italy!    Getting Ready Building the cars up before making the trip around the world is super important, so...Continue Reading

by Frank McKinney

Ty Tessmann & HB D812 Win the Worlds!

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After a long hot week in Italy HB / HPI are proud to announce that Team Tessmann and HB have won the 1:8th IFMAR World Championship. This is the biggest event in the RC racing calendar and Ty drove his HB D812 to not just a convincing victory but complete domination!  After TQing the first 3 rounds of qualifying, despite some bad luck and wet weather conditions, Ty qualified fastest overall which meant he would seed directly in...Continue Reading

by Frank McKinney

IFMAR 1/8th Buggy Worlds - Qualifying Day 3

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Day 3 of Qualifying on Thursday, with round 5 and 6 looked like it would be ok until the rain started again just as qualifying started, then it stopped and we thought Ty would get a somewhat dry heat. Right after the warmup lap in Ty’s heat the rain started again and lasted about 5 minutes, slowing the track down considerably much to our dismay as Ty needed a good run to wrap up TQ (4 TQ's out of 6 runs would have secured TQ with no...Continue Reading

by Gord Tessmann

IFMAR 1/8th Buggy Worlds - Qualifying Day 2

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Second day of qualifying was Wednesday, with the heat order shuffled around a little but everyone running with the same drivers they ran with on Tuesday. Ty's in heat #3, Teemu is in heat #2. The first round of qualifying Wednesday, round 3 overall, went very well, Ty was on a really good pace and got into some traffic but was still able to TQ the 3rd round.  The 4th qualifying round (the second one run on Wednesday) unfortunately hadContinue Reading

by Gord Tessmann

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