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Ty Tessmann TQ'd Open 2 WD and won the Open 4 WD class with his XRAY machines.
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The 20th running of the Hot Rod Hobbies Shootout in Saugus, California,
saw Ryan Cavalieri (Team Associated) and Ty Tessmann (XRAY) on top of
the podium for the prestigious 2WD and 4 WD Open Buggy classes. Cav
also scored the Open Stadium Truck win after TQing the class. Good racin'
at a SoCal classic.
n In touring cars, take care of your tires. Don’t
overheat them by pushing hard. Smooth is fast.
n Don’t be afraid to ask pro drivers for help.
They’re often available through social media, so
access to them is easier then ever.
n You can look at setup sheets online when
going to a new track. Check out what pros and
especially the fast locals are running and what
they are doing to their cars. Find out how they
are preparing their tires and their setups, and
how they gear their motors.
n The key
you set the
car’s tweak. Get a routine and do the same thing
every time. That way you will have the same car
every time you hit the track. You’re trying to hit
the same line on the track, so have the same
mentality with your car.
n Come well prepared to a race. Do a lot of your
prep work before and you’ll save yourself a lot of
time and stress at the track. Stuff like preparing
bodies and tires are time-consuming and should
be done ahead of time at home.
Ryan Cavalieri took the win in the 2 WD Buggy and Stadium Truck Open classes with Team
2WD 17. 5 Buggy—Dreighton Stoub / Team Associated
2WD Open Buggy—Ryan Cavalieri / Team Associated
2WD Open Short Course—Spencer Rivkin / Team Associated
2WD Open Stadium Truck—Ryan Cavalieri / Team Associated
4WD 13. 5 Buggy—Dreighton Stoub / Team Associated
4WD Open Buggy—Ty Tessmann / XRAY
Electric 1/8—David Jenson / TLR