Ryan Maifield takes PNB Nitro Buggy win
The ninth annual Psycho Nitro Blast, called “The Nitrozity”, drew over 800 entries to the Walters State Community College Expo Center in Morristown, Tennessee to compete in eleven different classes. In typical PNB fashion, the fast and difficult track layout included large wooden jumps and evolved throughout the weekend, challenging even the best racers in the world to stay clean for long main events. In Pro Nitro Buggy, the race kicked off with a relatively clean start with the Ryan triple of Maifield, Lutz, and Cavalieri leading the pack. Cavalieri and Tebo would tangle a bit early on, allowing Maifield and Lutz to spread their lead out. Cole Ogden would take advantage of the Tebo/Cav collision by working his way into third. At the 10-minute mark, Ryan Maifield (TLR) had a commanding 10-second lead over Ryan Lutz (Tekno), while Cole Ogden (Mugen) lingered in third. Moments later, Jared Tebo (Kyosho) was in the pits for mechanical troubles. He re-entered the track, but only to make a few turns before returning to pit lane for a considerable amount of time, dashing his hopes of a PNB win.
For the next 10-minutes the race was less than exciting, as the field was spread out considerably from first to last. 22 minutes in, a hard charging Ryan Cavalieri (Team Associated) struck disaster as he would flame out, and end his race. Moments later, second place driver Ryan Lutz would also experience a flame out. Cole Ogden would move to 2nd with Joe Bornhorst (Tekno) in a distant third. As the clock ran out, Ryan Maifield took a Sunday cruise across the line for an outstanding win. Cole Ogden would look his absolute best for the weekend by putting himself second on the podium with Joe Bornhorst rounding out the podium in third.
Source: JConcepts [jconcepts.net]