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Cavalieri, Phend & Rivkin win at 2016 Cactus Classic

2016 Cactus Classic

See: Team Associated

The 30th Annual Pro-Line Cactus Classic was held this past weekend at Hobbytown/SRS in the heart of Phoenix, AZ. With its second year at the new indoor facility, the Cactus continues the tradition of March racing in the Arizona desert. The challenging surface and a supercross-inspired layout tested the skills of some of the best racers from around the world.

In the premier class of 2wd Modified Buggy, it was the reigning World Champion’s Reedy-powered B5M of Spencer Rivkin that was the class of the field. Starting on pole for the triple A Mains, Spencer gapped the field at the start and never looked back in both A1 and A2 to claim his first modified win at the Cactus Classic. Joining him in the main event were teammates Ryan Cavalieri (3rd) and Ashe Deering (7th).

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30th Annual Pro-Line Cactus Classic: March 7-13th

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See: CactusClassic.com | Pro-Line
The 30th edition of the Pro-Line Cactus Classic has been announced – the #Dirty30 anniversary event will take place at Hobbytown/SRS in Phoenix, Arizona from March 7th to 13th. The usual classes are represented as Modified, 13.5T Superstock and 17.5T Stock.

You can sign up today at rcsignup.com. All details about this event are available here.

Cactus host U-Turn on Spectator Fees

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They say 24 hours is a long time in politics, how about 72 hours in the lion’s den that is getting on the wrong side of the (very) vocal traveling RC racer circus – There can be no doubt that Cactus Classic hosts SRS Raceway have faced a massive onslaught of criticism over their initial plans to charge spectator & bring your own food fees, kicking off with the breaking of Facebook, a ‘Boycott SRS page‘ which reached 1200+ strong in no time and title sponsor Pro-Line trying to put out the fire – the end result: a post from SRS spokesman Adam Crippen below backtracking…

Ty Tessmann: The Cactus Catch


Not only is he the #1 ranked driver currently in the world but it turns out Ty Tessmann has a pair of hands! Watch ‘The Catch‘ as Tessmann  catches Travis Amexcua’s short course truck like an absolute boss, saving someones’ face from being mutilated to a pulp!

Tebo wins Cactus mod truck


The 28th Annual Cactus Classic was held March 12th-16th at HobbyTown USA SRS in Scottsdale, Arizona. This years event would once again bring in many of the top drivers from around the country as well as a few international drivers. The race program was run perfectly by World Famous Race Announcer Scotty Ernst who kept the race program running smooth all week.  Like in years past, the weather was absolutely perfect with temperatures in the lower 80’s. The total race entries for this years event reached over 350!

Kyosho’s Star Driver, Jared Tebo was on another level in qualifying where he would TQ all 4 rounds to take the overall TQ.

After a rough A-Main #1 going to Jorn Neumann, Tebo rebounded nicely in A-Main #2 to take the win. The victory would come down to the 3rd and final A-Main. Tebo and Neumann would battle it out early in the race before Neumann was forced to retire early. This gave Tebo a big gap on the field where he could cruise home for the Win and take the overall Modified Truck Championship with his Team Orion powered RT6!

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Under the Hood: Ryan Maifield


Ryan Maifield (27) – USA

Chassis: Team Associated RC10 B5M
Motor: Reedy Sonic Mach 2 7.5T
ESC: Reedy Black box
Batteries: Reedy SQ 5500
Tyres: JConcepts Dirt Webs (orange compound)
Radio & Servos: Airtronics M12, Airtronics 1313
Notes: Finished 2nd at the Cactus Classic. B5M setup available here

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Chassis: Team Associated RC10 B44.2
Motor: Reedy Sonic Mach 2 6.0T
ESC: Reedy Black box
Batteries: Reedy 4800 Wolf pack
Tyres: JConcepts Dirt Webs (orange compound)
Radio & Servos: Airtronics M12, Airtronics 1313
Notes: Won 2014 Cactus Classic.

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Cactus Setups: B5M, 22-2, 22-4, Centro


Second & 3rd places for a brand new car at the Cactus Classic ain’t too bad a result regardless of whether you’re Ryan Maifield, Cavalieri or Ryan Seacrest – two cars on a podium when the 2WD was utterly dominated by Dakotah Phend was a great result,thankfully we have a whole host of setups for you:

Team Associated’s B5M Cactus Setup


Dakotah Phend’s TLR 22-2 & 22-4 setups

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Billy Fischer’s modded Centro setup

– he excelled himself at the Cactus in our eyes!






2WD Short Course A3 fun


One of the classes we didn’t quite get enough time to cover along with the mod buggy classes was 2WD short course where the two Ryans put on some sweet driving and beautiful battles, well worth a watch! We selected A3 of the three A finals as the one to watch as Maifield and Cavalieri go toe to toe down to the wire! Great Racin’ boys!


 Cactus Classic 2014

Cactus Classic Schedule:

Thursday 13th: Controlled Practice
Friday 14th:
Qualifying (2 rounds)
Saturday 15th: Qualifying (2 rounds), lower mains, LCQ for mod classes
Sunday 16th: Main events

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