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Dylan Gerard wins at MSCS Rd2

Dylan Gerard wins at MSCS Rd2

Round #2 of the Michigan State Championship Series at Dirt Burner Raceway and Hobbys Shop in Livionia was extremely well attended. With 171 entries and 23 heats the racers voted nearly unanimously to shorten the program to include just two qualifiers after the first round. Some of the fastest racers in the area were in attendance including national champion Dakotah Phend. The high traction technical track provided for very close racing in all classes. 

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Ruona wins at Super Cup Champ Rd3

Jason Ruona wins at Super Cup Rd33

JConcepts Super Cup Championship Series packed the house at Shiverville Raceway in High Springs, FL for round 3, with a record 193 entries on the perfect spring day. Shiverville Raceway’s freshly expanded and highly groomed race surface was primed to see some close and intense racing action. The track crew did an amazing job rebuilding the surface as early in the week it was hammered by over 3 inches of rain. Practice was held to a 2pm start on Friday for extra time as the Florida sun worked its magic baking the track. Racers then hit the track to work on lines and setups for Saturday’s showdown that started at daybreak. 

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Moon wins at Tennessee State Champ

Moon wins at Tennessee State Champ

The Tennessee State Championship took place this past weekend at the popular Knoxville Tennessee track which attracted over 150 entries. Tekin driver Mark Moon adjusted well to the hard packed clay track and set an early TQ down in round one within the 2WD Mod SCT class. Moon then went on to lap the field during the A final finishing ahead of Brandon Sutherland and John Blankenship who rounded off the top three.

2WD Short Course A3 fun

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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!

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Cavalieri clinches 2WD Short course win

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The final A main of 2WD Short course saw a lively ding dong encounter between Cavalieri and Maifield – each with a win a piece, the lead was Cavalieri’s for the first part of the final until Maifield found a way past, the pair battled for a good few laps until Cavalieri snuck past and crossed the line justinfront of Maifield.

A3 Results

Pos Driver Car # Laps Time Fast Behind Qual # Consistency Std. Dev.
1 Ryan Cavalieri 1 13 5:06.624 23.376 1 90.70% 2.19
2 Ryan Maifield 2 13 5:06.698 23.543 0.074 2 91.75% 1.95
3 spencer rivkin 5 13 5:15.389 24.065 8.691 5 91.97% 1.95
4 Chris Wheeler 3 13 5:15.938 24.021 0.549 3 92.33% 1.86
5 Dustin Evans 6 13 5:16.909 24.133 0.971 6 92.71% 1.78
6 mike truhe 10 13 5:23.552 24.774 6.643 10 93.88% 1.52
7 Carson Wernimont 9 13 5:27.551 24.599 3.999 9 94.94% 1.27
8 Travis Amezcua 4 12 5:04.144 23.833 4 88.17% 3.00
9 Cody Turner 7 11 4:35.906 24.460 7 90.03% 2.50
10 Brian Kinwald 8 0 0.000 0.000 8

Overall Results

Pos Driver (Qual #) A1 A2 A3 Total
1 Cavalieri, Ryan (TQ) 2nd = 2pts
13/5:14.603
1st = 1pts
13/5:09.990
1st = 1pts
13/5:06.624
2
2 Maifield, Ryan (2) 1st = 1pts
13/5:14.057
3rd = 3pts
13/5:16.584
2nd = 2pts
13/5:06.697
3
3 Wheeler, Chris (3) 3rd = 3pts
13/5:18.690
9th = 9pts
8/3:08.651
4th = 4pts
13/5:15.937
7
4 rivkin, spencer (5) 4th = 4pts
13/5:24.910
5th = 5pts
13/5:22.937
3rd = 3pts
13/5:15.389
7
5 Amezcua, Travis (4) 6th = 6pts
12/5:05.952
2nd = 2pts
13/5:16.281
8th = 8pts
12/5:04.144
8
6 Evans, Dustin (6) 9th = 9pts
7/2:55.479
4th = 4pts
13/5:18.983
5th = 5pts
13/5:16.908
9
7 truhe, mike (10) 5th = 5pts
12/5:03.199
7th = 7pts
12/5:02.579
6th = 6pts
13/5:23.552
11
8 Wernimont, Carson (9) 7th = 7pts
12/5:09.795
6th = 6pts
13/5:24.209
7th = 7pts
13/5:27.550
13
9 Turner, Cody (7) 8th = 8pts
12/5:09.968
8th = 8pts
12/5:04.420
9th = 9pts
11/4:35.906
16
10 Kinwald, Brian (8) 10th = 10pts
0/0:00.000
10th = 10pts
0/0:00.000
10th = 10pts
0/0:00.000
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Cavalieri wins 2WD A2 short course main

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Race 27 – A2 of 2WD short course turned out to be a real  crowd pleaser as the two Associated stars duked it out for the lead, poleman Ryan Cavalieri just about holding off Ryan Maifield who sniffed a speedy win but it wasn’t to be. Cavalieri wsa pushed during the first half of the race and despite a few small moments Maifield couldn’t quite steer his short course past, it will go down to a great A3event.

As Maifield faded slightly towards the end Travis Amezcua caught up and battled hard for 2nd place and managed to throw his Durango truck up the inside and make it stick. It goes down to A3…

A2 Results

Pos Driver Car # Laps Time Fast Behind Qual # Consistency Std. Dev.
1 Ryan Cavalieri 1 13 5:09.991 23.646 1 90.93% 2.16
2 Travis Amezcua 4 13 5:16.281 24.226 6.290 4 92.05% 1.93
3 Ryan Maifield 2 13 5:16.585 23.557 0.304 2 90.13% 2.40
4 Dustin Evans 6 13 5:18.983 24.063 2.398 6 92.38% 1.87
5 spencer rivkin 5 13 5:22.937 24.295 3.954 5 91.35% 2.15
6 Carson Wernimont 9 13 5:24.210 24.498 1.273 9 93.22% 1.69
7 mike truhe 10 12 5:02.580 24.622 10 91.71% 2.09
8 Cody Turner 7 12 5:04.421 24.595 1.841 7 91.29% 2.21
9 Chris Wheeler 3 8 3:08.652 24.218 3 90.40% 2.26
10 Brian Kinwald 8 0 0.000 0.000 8

Standings after A2

Pos Driver (Qual #) A1 A2 A3 Total
1 Cavalieri, Ryan (TQ) 2nd = 2pts
13/5:14.603
1st = 1pts
13/5:09.990
    — 3
2 Maifield, Ryan (2) 1st = 1pts
13/5:14.057
3rd = 3pts
13/5:16.584
    — 4
3 Amezcua, Travis (4) 6th = 6pts
12/5:05.952
2nd = 2pts
13/5:16.281
    — 8
4 rivkin, spencer (5) 4th = 4pts
13/5:24.910
5th = 5pts
13/5:22.937
    — 9
5 truhe, mike (10) 5th = 5pts
12/5:03.199
7th = 7pts
12/5:02.579
    — 12
6 Wheeler, Chris (3) 3rd = 3pts
13/5:18.690
9th = 9pts
8/3:08.651
    — 12
7 Wernimont, Carson (9) 7th = 7pts
12/5:09.795
6th = 6pts
13/5:24.209
    — 13
8 Evans, Dustin (6) 9th = 9pts
7/2:55.479
4th = 4pts
13/5:18.983
    — 13
9 Turner, Cody (7) 8th = 8pts
12/5:09.968
8th = 8pts
12/5:04.420
    — 16
10 Kinwald, Brian (8) 10th = 10pts
0/0:00.000
10th = 10pts
0/0:00.000
    — 20

Maifield edges Cavalieri in 2WD SC A1

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Ryan Maified took advantage of a rare mistake from pole sitter and team mate Ryan Cavalieri. Cav led out A1 with a wheelie but soon settled into a rhthym that seemed water tight, that was until a few miniscule bobbles crept in and a mistake in the infield was the only invitation a hard pushing Maifield needed to steal the A1 win. A coming together on the penultimate lap saw sportsmanship from Cavalieri as he was practically glued to Maifield’s rear bumper.

1 Ryan Maifield 2 13 5:14.058 24.129 2 91.34% 2.09
2 Ryan Cavalieri 1 13 5:14.603 24.082 0.545 1 91.03% 2.17
3 Chris Wheeler 3 13 5:18.691 24.542 4.088 3 91.94% 1.98
4 spencer rivkin 5 13 5:24.910 24.254 6.219 5 91.74% 2.06
5 mike truhe 10 12 5:03.199 24.725 10 92.73% 1.84
6 Travis Amezcua 4 12 5:05.953 24.599 2.754 4 88.61% 2.90
7 Carson Wernimont 9 12 5:09.795 24.681 3.842 9 91.84% 2.11
8 Cody Turner 7 12 5:09.968 24.215 0.173 7 88.61% 2.94
9 Dustin Evans 6 7 2:55.479 24.729 6 89.50% 2.63
10 Brian Kinwald 8 0 0.000 0.000 8

Cavalieri, Phend & Tebo TQ ‘other’ Cactus classes

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Along with the attention grabbing 2WD, 4WD Mod classes, most drivers are running a single 3rd class as well here at the Cactus, although their choice varies considerably – First up is TQ of the Short Course 2wd Modified class – Ryan Cavalieri, one of the few to actually be running 4 classes, he’s also racing the Modified Stadium truck class which was TQ’d by Jared Tebo, last but not least is the Short course 4WD mod class – TQ’d by none other than Dakotah Phend!

Overall Qualifying results 

Bickel wins at Mafia Mayhem Race

Cody Bickel wins at Mafia Mayhem Race

REO Raceway presented the Mafia Mayhem race on Saturday March 8th in Rockport, Indiana. Track owner Jay Bickel was very pleased with the 155 entry turnout, one of the largest ever at REO. Track announcer Shawnda Bickel did a great job of keeping things moving, getting in three qualifiers and 10 minute mains in less than 12 hours. X Factory’s Paul Sinclair presented an RC racing seminar Friday evening after practice, drawing a crowd of racers with lots of in-depth questions. 

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Cathcart wins at Chi-Town Shootout

Cathcart wins at Chi-Town Shootout

Tekno RC driver Randy Cathcart finished strong at the 2014 Chi-Town Shootout that took place the last weekend of February at Leisure Hours Raceway in Joliet, Illinois. Randy TQ’d Pro4 and 1/8th eBuggy with his Tekno RC SCT410 and EB48.2. In Pro4, Randy would go on to take the win – leading the race from start to finish! After a hard fought race in 1/8th eBuggy, Randy would end up with a respectable 2nd place finish, just missing out on the 1st spot. 

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