The 2nd round of the Norwegian National Series was held at the Vianett Raceway in Moss. The track is a small indoor track with a tight but flowing layout. The pace was set at the first qualifier with Petter setting laps as fast as he did in practice. Magnus Guttormsen, a 10 year old local driver, was just behind finishing second despite some close encounters with the track barriers. In the second qualifier Petter was even faster and Magnus hit trouble when a battery connector came loose. In the third qualifier Petter was still lightning fast, with Magnus just a few seconds behind. The third spot went to Rune Svestol who pulled 33 laps just like Magnus.
Last weekend the annual Montpellier GP, season opener for the 1/8th nitro buggy class, took place and it was Kyosho’s Elliott Boots who took the TQ honours with his Novarossi powered and Pro-Line shoe’d Kyosho. The race saw a close finish between Boots and Xray’s Reno Savoya with Team Associated driver Yannick Aigion completing the podium.
Ryan Maifield secured the buggy double on his debut in the JConcepts Indoor National Series, the factory Associated ace driving another faultless round of Mains to wrap up the overall 2 & 4WD Buggy wins early. Starting the season opening Winter Indoor Nationals at SmacTrac in St.Louis, Missouri as Top Qualifier, the Arizona driver made it look easy winning both A2 encounters easily over Kyosho’s Cody Turner in 2WD and his own team-mate & defending Champion Steven Hartson in 4WD. Featuring a busy but narrow track layout that made any overtaking difficult, the second round of A-Mains saw the other three main classes of the series decided. In Mod Truck Jared Tebo put the win beyond his rivals with another tone to tone performance while team-mate Turner bagged the 2WD Short Course win. For MIP’s Matt Olson the weekend was the perfect start to his 4WD Short Course title defense as he claimed the overall win for Round 1 of the 5 race series.
Ryan Maifield will start both buggy finals at the JConcepts Winter Indoor Nationals from pole position after the Associated star TQ’d the final round of 2WD Buggy Qualifying at SmacTrac in St. Louis, Missouri, this morning adding to the 4WD TQ he wrapped last night in the penultimate qualifier. Mounting a serious challenge for the overall TQ until he hit traffic, literally, Tebo took second for the round which is the position he will start the single 10-minute Main. Cody Turner completed the Top 3 for the fourth & final qualifier securing the 21-year-old 3rd on the grid ahead of defending Champion Steven Hartson who struggled with the wrong tyre choice in his last heat setting only the 15th fastest time.
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Having been forced to pull out of the second round of 2WD Buggy Qualifying at the JConcepts Winter Indoor Nationals after he couldn’t get a spot on the driver’s stand, Ryan Maifield bounced back in Q3 to head a Team Associated 1-2 ahead of series champion Steven Hartson who benefited from a mistake on lap 12 by Kyosho’s Cody Turner who went on to set the third fastest time of the round.
Kyosho Jared Tebo upped the pace in 2WD Buggy qualifying at the JConcepts Winter Indoor Nationals taking Q2 from team-mate Cody Turner with TLR’s Cody Hollis completing the Top 3 for the round which saw Q1 Top qualifier Ryan Maifield forced to retire due to a complete lack of courtesy from a number of drivers running in his heat.
Making his debut in the JConcepts Indoor National Series, Ryan Maifield got the Winter Indoor Nationals at SmacTrac in St.Louis, Missouri off to the perfect start as he TQ’d the opening round of qualifying for 2WD Buggy ahead of fellow series debutant Jared Tebo with series champion Steven Hartson completing the top 3.