Ryan Maifield & Team Orion Win 4wd Modified Buggy at 32nd Annual CRCRC

The 32nd Annual CRCRC Winter Midwest Championships were held this past weekend at The Ohio RC Factory in Jeffersonville, Ohio. CRCRC is very well known as the first big 1/10 electric off-road race at the beginning of each year and brought in an impressive 380 entries!

Race Schedule:

Wednesday, January 9th: Open Practice
Thursday, January 10th: Controlled Practice
Friday, January 11th: 2 Rounds of Qualifying
Saturday, January 12th: 2 Rounds of Qualifying
Sunday, January 13th: Triple A-Main Events

4wd Modified Buggy

Team Orion Factory Driver Ryan Maifield went onto TQ rounds #2 & #4 of qualifying to secure the overall TQ! Also in the A-Main Event for Team Orion was Spencer Heckert who would start 7th and Aaron Kothman who would start 9th.

Maifield then went onto dominate A-Mains #1 & #2, by leading every lap and taking home the 4wd Modified Buggy title!
Team Orion’s Spencer Heckert finished a respectable 8th overall and Aaron Kothman 10th overall!

4wd Modified Buggy Top 3 Overall Finishing Order:

           Driver                         ESC               Motor           Battery

  1. Ryan Maifield (TQ) Team Orion   Team Orion  Team Orion
  2. Joe Bornhorst                 Tekin              Tekin             ProTek
  3. Alex Kosciuszek              Reedy            Reedy            Reedy

Ryan Maifield capped off a great weekend by also Winning the 4wd Modified Buggy Dash for Cash Race, finishing 2nd overall in 2wd Modified Buggy, and finishing 2nd overall in Modified Truck!

Neumann & HMX dominate the first major race of 2019

HMX Technology proudly announces the double victory of Jörn Neumann at the 2019 DHI-Cup! The German driver took home the win in the 2wd and 4wd buggy classes using HMX Technology speed controllers.

The annual DHI Cup was held in Odense, Denmark this past weekend. As usual the race was held simultaneously on an off-road and an on-road track with the tracks sharing the drivers’ stand. In the 1/10th Buggy categories it was Schumacher’s Jörn Neumann with the clean sweep, taking the win in both 2WD and 4WD as HB Racing’s David Ronnefalk and Team Associated’s Jesper Rasmussen came in 2nd and 3rd respectively in 2WD Buggy. Over in 4WD Buggy it was David Ronnefalk with the runner-up spot from HB Racing teammate, Hampus Berg in 3rd. (Text courtesy of Redrc.net)

Download Jörn Neumann’s HMX settings!

2WD Podium:  David Ronnefalk (2), Jörn Neumann (1), Jesper Rasmussen (3)

4WD podium: David Ronnefalk (2), Jörn Neumann (1), Hampus Berg (3)

Interview with 2018 Electric Off-Road Double European Champion David Ronnefalk

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HMX: Congratulations for your EFRA European Championship titles in 2wd and 4wd off-road electric buggy! You used our HMX10 Modified speed controllers in both of your cars. Was the ESC important for your success?
David Ronnefalk: Thanks a lot! The HMX10 has really been a great success since it was released and for sure it played a big part in my success as well. It is very adjustable and we found a great setup for the slippery conditions in Reims.

HMX: What are the most important differences for you as a driver between the HMX speedos and old fashioned speed controllers.
David: For me the most noticeable difference from previous ESCs I have used is really the brakes and that it is very consistent throughout the full runs. The very unique conditions we were facing in Reims this summer was really a challenge. Being able to have such smooth power delivery as well as smooth braking were the keys for the success.

HMX: HMX speed controllers can be setup by the Android app using an included cable, the iOS using the wireless dongle and the PC software. Which device are you using and why?
David: I have been using the PC as for now. I’m a Apple freak so I have been waiting for the IOS dongle which is now available, so I’m sure I will start to use that hehe!

HMX: Will “normal” drivers feel any difference using the HMX controller – will they make faster lap times using?
David: I think the HMX controller is a great step forward for us and I’m sure they would improve their speed on both slippery conditions as well as high grip (carpet) racing. As the brakes and power can be adjusted to suit any conditions really I have no doubts on that.

HMX: What is for you the most important feature of the HMX 10 speed controller?
David: For me it is the brakes on low grip conditions and that the power is not fading on indoor carpet racing. The electronics gets extremely hot indoor on carpet so to have something that feels the same from first till last lap is awesome!

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David Ronnefalk’s European Championship winning car with HMX10 Modified speed controller

Interview with Jörn Neumann

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HMX: Congratulations for your second position in 4wd and top 10 position in 2wd at the EFRA European Championship held in France this summer! You used our HMX10 Modified speed controllers in both of your cars. Was the ESC important for your success?
Jörn: Yes, at this track it was very important to have really smooth electrics to get the most grip as the track had not much grip.

HMX: What are the most important differences for you as a driver between the HMX speedos and old fashioned speed controllers
Jörn: I think the biggest difference are the fine adjustments which you can make with the HMX speedos. On old style speedos not every parameter allowed small adjustments. With the HMX that changed and everybody can tune it how they like it.

HMX: HMX speed controllers can be setup by the Android app using an included cable, the iOS using the wireless dongle and the PC software. Which device are you using and why?
Jörn: So far I use the PC software, because I don’t have a iOS BLE dongle yet 😉

HMX: Will “normal” drivers feel any difference using the HMX controller – will they make faster lap times using it?
Jörn: I am sure everybody will feel the difference when using the HMX speedo. It is very smooth, especially at braking. It’s very much possible that they will achieve faster laptimes if correctly used.

HMX: What is for you the most important feature of the HMX 10 speed controller?
Jörn: To pick one feature is difficult as the HMX has so many good features, but I would go with the brake frequency setting as it can make a big difference on the track.

CIR_9736-X3-3Picture Courtesy of www.circusrc.com

Jörn Neumann has won the following races using HMX® speed controllers:

  • 1ster EOS Arena33 2WD
  • 2ter EOS Arena33 4WD
  • Stadium Truck Deutscher Meister 2017
  • Lyon GP Champion 2WD und 4WD
  • Belgium Efra GP Champion 2WD
  • Warm up German Nationals 2WD 2018

David Ronnefalk wins 4wd class and is 2018 Double European Champion!

HMX® Technology is very proud to announce that David Ronnefalk won the 4wd European Championship title in Reims/France today, just a few days after winning the 2wd title! This is the sixth Euros title for the Swedish ace! With Jörn Neumann on second position this makes a dream result for HMX – the new generation speed controllers!

After the US National title and two Worlds titles of Ryan Maifield in 2017, this is the next amazing success for the 32 bit processor controlled HMX® devices!

Can THIS be a coincidence? Since its release in 2017 the HMX speed controllers have become double World and double European Champions!

The race in Reims today was a show of dominance from David Ronnefalk. After taking TQ position, the newly crowned 2wd European Champion won a main number one and two with an advance of 2 seconds in the first and 4 seconds in the second final. Compared to the 2wd title this looked like a walk!

Many congratulations go to David Ronnefalk and his mechanic and mentor Adrien Bertin for this incredible result, and to German super star Jörn Neumann for his fantastic second place!

1. David Ronnefalk – S – HMX® Technology
2. Jörn Neumann – D – HMX® Technology
3. Michal Orlowski – PL
4. Jean-Pierrick Sartel – FR
5. Bruno Coelho – PT
6. Lee Martin – GB
7. Joona Haatanen – FIN
8. Renaud Savoya – FR
9. Davide Ongaro – IT
10. Daniel Kobbevik – NO

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Checkout David’s car by clicking here!

HMX® Technology and David Ronnefalk are 2018 European Champions!

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The final day of the 2018 EFRA 1/10th Electric Buggy European Championship was held in Reims/France yesterday. We are proud to announce that David Ronnefalk took home the victory in the 2wd class in front of Lee Martin and Joanna Haatanen using HMX speed controllers!

Starting from 4th place on the grid, David placed himself on third position in the first a main on the slippery and demanding race track. Only pole setter Michal Orlowski and Joanna Haatanen were in front of the Swedish ace.

In a main number two, Haatanen and Orlowski both made an early mistake while Ronnefalk and Martin were battling for victory in an extremely hot fight. It was David who won the battle with a lead of 0.114 seconds.

Now all came down to the third final to decide who was the European Champion 2018! Again Haatanen and Orlowski were in early troubles which allowed Lee and David to take the lead. While being on second position David knew it was enough to win his next European Championship title. With 3 tenths of a second Martin won the race in front of David and Neil Cragg.

David Ronnefalk crowned himself European Champion 2018 using the HMX 10 Modified speed controller. Congratulations!

Final results:

  1. David Ronnefalk – HB Racing / Team Orion (HMX)
  2. Lee Martin – Yokomo
  3. Joona Haatanen – Team Associated
  4. Neil Cragg – Team Associated
  5. Renaud Savoya – TLR
  6. Michal Orlowski – Schumacher
  7. Bruno Coelho – Xray
  8. Davide Ongaro – Team Associated
  9. Jörn Neumann – Schumacher / Team Orion (HMX)
  10. Clement Boda – Team Associated