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January 25, 2008

Ryan Lutz wins Midwest Nitro Champs

Ryan Lutz wins Midwest Nitro Champs

Kyosho have been in touch to tell us that their team driver Ryan Lutz drove his Sirio-powered Inferno 777 WC buggy and Inferno ST-RR truck to wins in their respective classes during the 13th Annual Midwest Nitro Champs at the popular CRCRC facility last weekend. Lutz TQ’ed the truggy class and, even with two lengthy pit stops to repair some body damage, led the last 60 laps of the main to take a decisive victory. In the 1:8 buggy class, Lutz qualified sixth which meant he had a tough task ahead if he hoped to sweep both 1:8 classes, however a superior driving performance allowed Lutz to pull to the front of the pack. An unfortunate flameout in the latter stages of race erased a comfortable half-lap lead and put Lutz nearly a full lap down to Mayfield. Once back on the track, Lutz bumped his pace to more than a full second a lap faster over the next 30 laps, closing an entire lap on Mayfield and making the inevitable pass to take the victory, completing the sweep of both classes.

Source: Kyosho [kyoshoamerica.com]



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