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Old 11-29-2023, 11:24 AM
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I was just talk to a buddy, this morning, and he is a lot more into the RC scene than I am. He stated a lot of RC'ers are scrambling for funds to put into their RC's. Some have even taken up second jobs to make ends meet. So they are not racing or bashing much. Is that the case in other areas?
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Missed this yesterday but it's official now: X-Ray didn't renew Tessmann's contract.

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Old 11-29-2023, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by RC10Nick
Missed this yesterday but it's official now: X-Ray didn't renew Tessmann's contract.

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.p...ref=embed_post

He sounds a little ticked in his post. Any word on where he's going? Maybe take over Tebo's spot for Tekno?
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Old 11-29-2023, 01:40 PM
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Would be cool to see him at Mugen.

Anyways, he probably doesn't have as much bargaining power now for a team to accept both Gord and Ty as a package deal.
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Right? He's gotta be winning WCs to justify 2x the salary and travel costs and he couldn't make either A main at the last worlds.
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Old 11-29-2023, 04:35 PM
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Phi-Long Nguyen to Kyosho to team with Ryan Lutz
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The RC world would flip a crap if Kyosho picked up Ty.
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Old 11-29-2023, 05:14 PM
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Ty going to retire
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Old 11-29-2023, 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by OffRoadJunkie
He sounds a little ticked in his post. Any word on where he's going? Maybe take over Tebo's spot for Tekno?
Meh. Seems a little upset. But thats normal. He did drastically improve the X cars.

But, lol at calling every damn race win a championship. Been in the Xray marketing department too long.

I dont want to think about how many cars have to be sold to cover one racers salary. Or how much of a cars cost is based on the race team.

But its obvious that Xray is desperate for a worlds win. And DR is too hot to pass up.
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Originally Posted by Zerodefect
Meh. Seems a little upset. But thats normal. He did drastically improve the X cars.

But, lol at calling every damn race win a championship. Been in the Xray marketing department too long.

I dont want to think about how many cars have to be sold to cover one racers salary. Or how much of a cars cost is based on the race team.

But its obvious that Xray is desperate for a worlds win. And DR is too hot to pass up.
Definitely agree with the last line, especially with 2024 being a Worlds year
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Originally Posted by RC10Nick
Right? He's gotta be winning WCs to justify 2x the salary and travel costs and he couldn't make either A main at the last worlds.
Ty isn't a 1/10 guy. He's top 10 in world in 1/8th. Checking stats just now he was ahead of DR but the latest update dropped him 4places, which would also be after his contract wasn't renewed so no surprise there. Real test will be to see how DR does on a xray chassis instead of mayako.
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Kyosho just picked up Phi-Long Nguyen (Little Bump). It looks like Kyosho is wanted to get a little more serious about racing. I wonder if they are going to us Nguyen to introduce some new 1/10 racers.
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Looks like Ryan Cavalieri is not going back to WRC and has picked up Nova engines . Any ideas on what car he is going to run this year?
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Old 12-19-2023, 11:58 AM
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I think Lefty from The No Name RC Podcast hinted at Sparko which is trying to establish themselves as a player in the US market...maybe XRay
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Old 12-19-2023, 05:44 PM
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Looks like Phi Long's contract with Kyosho is purely 1/8. He will be running Schumacher for the 1/10 program, including onroad!

We also know Schumacher is developing a 1/8 buggy too...
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