Adam Drake double at Sidewinder Nitro Explosion
The 9th Sidewinder Nitro Explosion took place at the ARC Raceway in Temecula, California. Taking the top grid position in the expert nitro truck, expert nitro buggy, and expert electric buggy class was TLR driver Adam Drake. He was able to TQ eight out of nine rounds of qualifying. Only Ryan Maifield was able to to grab one round in nitro buggy class over Drake. The 45 minutes truck final was a battle between Drake, Cavalieri, and Maifield. Cavalieri lead most of the race, but Drake took over the lead with four minutes to go. Shortly after Cavalieri had problems and Drake cruised to victory with Josh Wheeler in second and Carson Wernimont in third position.
The buggy final saw an epic battle between Drake and Ryan Cavalieri. The two drivers put on an amazing show battling the entire 45 minutes and exchange the lead multiple times on the last lap finishing only .4 apart after 45 minutes of intense racing. Cavalieri came out on top with Drake in second and Cody King finished third a little over two laps behind.
The electric class ran two 10 minute finals and Adam Drake won both of them. This gave him the overall won in from of Jacob Hass and Jeremy Kortz.
The intermediate truck class went to Tyler Brown, Dane Jackson came in second and Andy Carrillo third. Last but not least did Andy Carrillo win the intermediate buggy class from Robert Wickham and Felipe Martinez.
Thanks to Adam Drake for sending the report.