Birth date: 28 December 1992
Hometown: Medicine Hat, Alberta Canada
Mechanic: Gord Tessmann
Hobbies: Downhill biking, fishing, camping, building my prerunner truck
Chassis: HB D812
Engine: OS Speed
ESC/Batteries: HPI esc and motors/Thunder Power batteries
Sponsors: HB/HPI, Hotbodies/HPI Racing, Proline, OS Engines, Muchmore, Upgrade, Lunsford, Kustom RC Graphics, Avid, Thunder Power, Dialed Inc, PM Hobby
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The Canadian youngster Tessmann put himself on the map with his stunning performance at the ’08 Worlds in Charlotte, NC. His talent had already been spotted by that stage as Hot Bodies have kept hold of this star of the future. 2010 brought two big achievements; first TQ’ing the tough Worlds Warm up event in Pattaya, Thailand as well as keeping his cool and winning the prestigious Dirt Nitro Challenge truck class infront of 2x champion Ryan Cavalieri.
Ty Tessmann is a young man with a great deal of determination and a very strong work ethic. He consistently gives 110% in his racing and the maintenance of his cars. His love for the sport and his willingness to give up much of the average activities of a teenager, to do his sport brought him to the forefront of the RC industry in the summer of 2008. Ty started driving RC cars at a fairly young age. His first car was a Tamiya Wild Dagger, which was a toy for him more than anything until several people in his community, including his mom and dad decided to start an RC club. The first big race Ty ever went to was at Monster Hobbies in Idaho, when he was eleven years old. There he met some of his heros, Adam Drake, Travis Amezcua, Ryan Cavalieri, Jimmy Babcock and Doug Scripture. After their warm reception towards Ty it seemed he knew what he wanted to do, and very quickly after racing in his hometown and traveling to races throughout Alberta, Ty’s determination and natural talent was noticed by more than just a few people. Ty was on his way.
Favourite track: Thunder Alley
Favourite Event: The Dirt Nitro Challenge
Best RC moment: Winning both 1/8 classes at the 2012 nationals
Goals: To win every race I enter.
Best RC buddies: Cody King, Travis Amezcua, Marc Rheinard, Lee Martin, Ryan Maifield, Adam Drake, Carson Wernimont,
RC Rivals: Anyone who is ahead of me on the track.
– 2010 Dirt Nitro Challenge Truck Champion
– TQ at 2010 Worlds Warm up, Pattaya, Thailand
– 2008 IFMAR Worlds finalist, finished 7th
Key Sponsor & Product Changes:
– November 2009: Switched from AKA to Pro-Line tyres