We covered Ryan Maifield’s buggy class win earlier, but in truggy it was a different story, Ty Tessmann taking the win in a hard-fought battle with reigning ROAR Champion Jared Tebo. Ty kindly sent us a little report from the race, “Qualifying was really close with Jared taking the TQ and myself qualifying 2nd. I knew that my car and tires were really good and that I could win. I also knew that if Jared got too far ahead I would be in trouble.
I overdrove the first part of the race which allowed Jared to get 15 seconds ahead of me. I then settled down and drove smooth and with Jared making a few mistakes, lap by lap I caught up and took the lead when Jared came in for his last pit stop. Jared pushed hard to catch me but made a few mistakes which gave me a buffer, this allowed my dad to bring me in for a splash of fuel to make sure I wouldn’t run out at the end“.
With this performance from Ty and the fact that he’s working closely with Pro-Line, who have their HQ just down the road, Ty should be considered one of the top contenders for this year’s ROAR National title. We forgot to add to yesterday’s report that the current track layout, was very popular with drivers, we spoke with Rob Jackson, manager of the Thunder Alley facility who said much of the layout would remain for June’s ROAR Nats, but only a few features would change for the actual race.
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