March 27, 2013

Cody King wins Truggy at 2013 PNB

Cody King wins Truggy at 2013 PNB

‘Well Psycho Nitro Blast is over, and boy was it psycho and a blast’, 2010 World Champion Cody King reports on the action. ‘The crazy hours of practice and racing really takes a toll on your body. I was already tired from Cactus the week before, and it seemed like I didn’t get to bed till 5am everyday. The good news, I was fast from the beginning, and the cars just got better as we made some adjustments. In Truggy, Lutz would grab the TQ, but the main was little different. I would get the lead early and battle the entire 45 minutes with Adam Drake and Barry Pettit. When I say the entire 45, I really mean the whole thing from tone to tone. Those guys really made me work for it, and it wasn’t until the last few laps that I finally started stretching out. I’m really pleased to have a win in truggy. It’s been awhile since I won a truggy event, and the truck is really good right now. We softened the shock oil and moved some weight up front, and it’s really good.

In buggy, Lutz had the TQ after the first day, but I got it away from him with two TQ runs on Saturday. Some adjustments we did to the car were paying off and I really felt comfortable going into the main. I lead the main early, but a couple mistakes would allow Lutz to get the lead from me. After Ryan took the lead, I was stuck in a battle with Drake for 2nd, and it really allowed Ryan to stretch out his lead. Once I cleared away from Adam I set my sights on Lutz, but it was too late. I cut about 13 seconds off Ryan’s lead, but didn’t have enough time to catch him and I wound up second. I really felt like I had a good car, but I think some adjustments we made to the car didn’t work well in the final. If I had it to do over, I think I would change some things.’

Source: Cody King []


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