Silver State News

2020 Silver State Indoor Worlds Champs announcement

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The team at The Dirt Racing have announced the 2020 Silver State Indoor World Championship dates and early entry discount for the first 50 entries! The South Point Casino/Hotel is super excited to be hosting the event for the third year and The Dirt have some awesome plans to make it a great event. The Schedule will be the same as the first year with Thursday practice, Friday and Sat qualifying with some lower mains Sat night and remaining mains on Sunday! The Arena is packed for the season and the only move in and set up dates available require us to follow this format. With that being said they will have to limit entries if it pushes the time limits for the venue! Be sure to get signed up as this will be the biggest Silver State yet! Viva Las Vegas!!!! For early entry sign ups go to www.TheDirt.us. All event info will be posted here as they have it available!!

Ryan Maifield new #1 at Top 25 Rankings

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Newly signed SWORKz driver Elliot Boots took the win at the 2019 Silver State on a brutal surface, however it was Ryan Maifield (Mugen) who jumped to the #1 driver in the world. Maifield’s third place finish, combined with a poor result falling out of his most recent results, leapfrogged him to the top. Here is the average finishing position for the top 3 ranked drivers over their “most recent results” R.Maifield 1.6 , Ty Tessmann (XRAY) 2.3, Davide Ongaro (Team Associated) sixth. (D.Ongaro currently has a 13th place finish at the Montpellier GP that is factored into his most recent results which will move out very soon)

Elliott Boots wins at 2019 Silver State

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The 2019 Silver State Indoor World Championships were held in Las Vegas, Nevada over the weekend. In the Pro Nitro Buggy class it was Dakotah Phend (TLR) who set the overall TQ but in the 45-minute final, Elliott Boots (SWORKz) was able to take the win from Ty Tessmann (XRAY) in second while Ryan Maifield (Mugen) came in third a lap down.

Ty Tessmann reports on 2018 Silver State

Race report by Ty Tessmann (XRAY):

This past weekend was the first ever indoor Silver State Race held at the Southpoint Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. We knew going into this race there would be a lot of unknown challenges, I was excited to see how the weekend would play out. At the start of the weekend the track was smooth and packed but with the feel of the dirt there was a lot of speculation as to what it would do as the weekend progressed. They watered the track intermittently which created a lot of changes in the traction, when the track was damp the grip was very low and as it dried out the grip level went up considerably.

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2018 Silver State announcement

See: The Dirt Racing

The Dirt Racing have announced that the 2018 Silver State race will be held from May 4th to 6th at the South Point Hotel/Casino-Spa at Las vegas. This will be the first time in the events history that it wil be in an enclosed indoor arena, the Priefert Pavilion to be exact!! Soon the link to the Sign-Ups page as well as a link to “book rooms “for the event will be available. Stay tuned for more information.

Silver State: Photo highlights

You may have caught some of our 2017 Silver State Race coverage over the weekend, kindly supported by Absolute Hobbyz, we hope you enjoyed it, we certainly did photographically!

In the following post we’ve picked out our photo favourites over the weekend – portraits, action, emotions and how could you not love a track with the Las Vegas Strip in the background, we hope you enjoy the selection

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Ryan Lutz takes Truck title at Silver State

With Ryan Maifield having swept the E-Buggy final many expected him to clean up in truggy as well having dominated the DNC a few weeks ago, that was the case until Ryan Lutz had other ideas…

Just before the main event, rather surprisingly, part of the track pipe was removed after the far right double, with cars landing on it all weekend, it was perhaps a little damaged, thus the race was run with a lack of pipe in that section, much to the bizarre bemusement of several drivers.

The start saw Maifield lead out with Lutz sneaking by Tessmann, the trio looking fast and racy, however it wasn’t long before Lutz crashed and would drop quite a bit down, allowing Maifield and Tessmann to open up a gap to the rest of the pack.

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Tessmann snapping at Maifield’s heels would get by on lap 10 and hold the lead until lap 28, the pair swapping positions alternately, Maifield would edge infront and open up a gap to Tessmann, looking in control as Lutz worked his way into 3rd after fending off Jared Tebo.

Disaster struck Maifield however as a slightly hot engine flamed out whilst pitting for fuel, sending pitmen scrambling down to recover the stricken polesitter, after getting re-fired quickly Maifield was out on track, man-on-a-mission. He quickly disposted of Tebo running solidly in 4th and looked like he would haul himself back into contention up front as Tessmann suddenly found his newly inherited lead under threat from a rapid Ryan Lutz.

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As if a guided missile, Lutz took over the lead on lap 51, Tessmann clearly pushing hard during the final making a few mistakes along the way, nonetheless managing to finish, however Lutz proved himself best of the bunch as he extended his lead late on. A big result for the Tekno driver further underlying the collective faith in the Tekno RC truck. 3rd for Maifield who wasn’t able to catch Tessmann quite enough, but will surely be fired up for the buggy main, 4th for Tebo and 5th for Phend having re-taken the spot that Ronnefalk stole on the penultimate lap.

Video: Silver State Walkabout; Phil & Cody

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