October 20, 2010

Maifield takes truggy victory at Sidewinder Nitro Explosion

Maifield takes truggy victory at Sidewinder Nitro Explosion

Racing in Southern California always provides a solid test of equipment and driver, with intense competition from some of the nation’s best, the Sidewinder Nitro Explosion is always a racers end of year measuring stick. This year the crew from Thunder Alley ran a dry surface condition which produced slightly more tire wear but allowed the best of the best to stretch their legs a little extra with the IFMAR Worlds approaching. Ryan Maifield driving his Associated RC8T-CE truck kit was a Punishing force all weekend. Mounting up a set of the trusty yellow compound Cross Hairs for the 45-minute A-main proved to once again be the ticket. As usual, Maifield was spot on with his driving as he took the lead near the middle of the race and proceeded to drive away from the field taking another win with JConcepts. Ryan’s RC8T-CE topped off with Punisher body and Illuzion HD wing are back on top in Southern California. The marquee event of the weekend in the 1/8th buggy class, Ryan drove the RC8b once again to the top taking a well deserved TQ. Going to his go-to tires, the yellow compound Crossbows were perfect for the Thunder Alley dry track conditions. At or around the 10 minute mark with Maifield leading, a mechanical problem sidelined him, forcing him out of contention. Although a bad break, the ace driver from sunny Arizona will race another day.

Source: JConcepts [jconcepts.net]


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