May 15, 2009

Cody King wins Tri State Buggy Champs

Cody King wins Tri State Buggy Champs

Team Orion team driver has a report on the 2nd Annual Tri State Off Road Championship was held last weekend at Hal’s Hobbies in El Paso. ‘There was a practice race on Friday night, the day before qualifying. During practice my car was not great, but I talked with my Dad on the phone, and we got it working nice on the very rough track. The track was super rough and dry and the key to winning was to be consistent. We changed the camber links a little and added negative camber for stability. I won the practice race Friday and felt confident going into Saturday. For qualifying Saturday, I TQ’d the first round by 2 seconds over Billy Fischer. In the second round, the nut on a rear outer hinge pin fell off (same thing that happened at Silver State) and ended the heat for me. In round 3, I TQ’d again, this time by 4 seconds over Casey Peck. This would make me TQ in the buggy class.’

‘The main was 30 minutes. At the start I got taken out and ended up in the back of the field. I worked my way back up to Fischer and battled with him until the 2nd pit stop. I only made one mistake basically the whole main, and put a 23 second lead (nearly a lap) on Billy. Everything was looking great, and then I flamed coming out of pit lane on my last fuel stop. By the time I got re-fired, Billy got past me, but luckily I was right behind him. Over the next 10 minutes we battled a little, then I slowly pulled away and ended up winning by about 8 seconds.’

Final results
1. Cody King – Kyosho/Team Orion
2. Billy Fischer – Losi/Novarossi
3. Ricky Gaynor – Losi/Novarossi
4. Casey Peck – Losi/Novarossi
5. Richard Saxton – AE/Reedy
6. Eric Kirts
7. Jerell Gray – Mugen/Ninja
8. Charles Hicks – Losi/GRP
9. Brian Kinwald – Trinity
10. Tanner Stees – Jammin

Cody King wins Tri State Buggy Champs

Source: Team Orion []


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