September 5, 2008

Ryan Lutz dominates RC X-Games

Ryan Lutz dominates RC X-Games

Kyosho team driver Ryan Lutz TQ’ed and won both Pro Buggy with his MP9, and Pro Truggy with his ST-RR at the recent X-Games race. In the buggy class, Lutz got the holeshot and never relinquished the lead, even during pit stops. Lutz’s average lap times were 2.6 seconds a lap faster than eventual second place finisher Thielke, with Kendall Welch taking 3rd. Lutz didn’t get away from the motocross-style starting gate as cleanly in the Truggy final, coming out of the dust in fourth place. But, it wasn’t long before he settled into a blistering pace that would average more than 4.3 seconds faster per lap than second place Michael Paige, also running an ST-RR. Brandon Rohde and Kendall Welch finished third and fourth respectively, giving Kyosho a sweep of the podium plus. The RC X-Games also featured a “Last man standing” event, which was reduced to a demolition derby at its end, a big air contest, and a two-hour, three-man endurance. Kendall Welch scored top honors with his 777WC, showcasing the durability of the Inferno, while Lutz, Rohde, and Welch also teamed up for the endurance, taking top honors in yet another event.

Source: Kyosho []


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