August 25, 2015

Cavalieri wins at 6th Annual North-West Invitational

Cavalieri wins at 6th Annual North-West Invitational

The 6th Annual North-West Invitational was held this past weekend at Dave’s R/C Tracks in Hubbard, Oregon, the home track of Team Orion USA team manager Joe Pillars. JP first started this annual event in 2010 and every year has gained more momentum by attracting top level drivers. Fresh off his ROAR Modified National Sweep a few weeks ago, Ryan Cavalieri would once again make the trip up to the beautiful Pacific North-West to compete at this great event. The highly contested Invitational 2WD Modified Buggy class would have its largest entry count in the history of the event with 28 drivers competing. Seven rounds of completely random heads-up racing would be ran in four heats of seven drivers. Then the final round would resort the drivers based on there five best finishes to group the heats with the fastest drivers all racing each other in the last race of the day.

After the dust had settled on Sunday, Ryan Cavalieri (Team Associated) and Tanner Day (Kyosho) both finished with a perfect score of 6 wins. The tie-breaker would then go to each drivers two best combined laps and times where Cavalieri would take the overall win as he was the only driver to successful make it by for the 15th lap in several races. Tanner Day would finish an impressive 2nd overall for the 2nd year in a row, showing great speed all weekend. Joe Pillars (Kyosho) would finish only 2 points back from the tie for first to take third overall also for the 2nd straight year.

Invitational 2WD Modified Buggy Top 10:
1. Ryan Cavalieri – 0pts – Team Orion/Team Orion/Team Orion
2. Tanner Day – 6pts – Team Orion/Team Orion/Team Orion
3. Joe Pillars – 8pts – Team Orion/Team Orion/Team Orion
4. Jackson Andres – 11pts – Team Orion/Team Orion/Team Orion
5. CJ Ferrell – 11pts – Team Orion/Team Orion/Team Orion
6. Derek Rasheed – 13pts – Team Orion/Team Orion/SMC
7. Mikey Brown – 14pts – Maclan/Maclan/Team Orion
8. Casey Vitale – 14pts – Team Orion/Team Orion/Team Orion
9. Jeff Phelps – 15pts – Team Orion/Team Orion/Team Orion
10.Tom Davies – 15pts – Team Orion/Team Orion/Team Orion

Tanner Day (Kyosho) would also compete in the 4WD Modified Buggy class where he would TQ two rounds of qualifying and secure the overall TQ. Tanner then went onto win A-main 1 and 3 to take the 4WD Modified Buggy championship. Mikey Brown (Schumacher) came in second while Roger Seim (Kyosho) rounded out the top 3 result.

Cavalieri wins at 6th Annual North-West Invitational

4WD Modified Buggy Top 3:
1. Tanner Day – Team Orion/Team Orion/Team Orion
2. Mikey Brown – Maclan/Maclan/Team Orion
3. Roger Seim – Team Orion/Team Orion/Team Orion

Thanks to Joe Pillars for the report.


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