The 23rd Annual Cactus Classic was held this past weekend in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona. The weather was perfect all week reaching up to the mid 80’s and the event attracted all the major race teams from Kyosho, Team Associated, Team Losi, Yokomo, Tamiya, and X-Factory. In the 4wd Modified Class it was Team Orion’s Ryan Cavalieri and Jared Tebo who were on fire throughout qualifying. In the first round Tebo set the TQ, while Cavalieri then went on to TQ rounds 2 and 3, with Tebo coming back to TQ the 4th and final round with an amazing run, being the only driver all weekend long to make it by for the 12th lap. The tie break went to Tebo when the laps and times were added together, with Cavalieri lining up on 2nd on the grid. In A-Main 1 Tebo led from start to finish with Cavalieri finishing in 2nd, only a few seconds back, and Ryan Maifield in 3rd. In A-Main 2 Tebo and Cavalieri once again battled it out but Cavalieri went on to make a late race pass and take home the win from Tebo in 2nd with Maifield in 3rd. In the final A-Main Tebo got a good start and set a fast pace with Cavalieri staying close and not making any mistakes. Cavalieri got around Tebo with a few laps to go and held on for the win from Tebo in 2nd, with Maifield once again bringing home 3rd.