August 20, 2022

Phend to defend ROAR titles as Top Qualifier

Reigning ROAR National Champion Dakotah Phend will defend his 2WD and 4WD Buggy titles from pole position.  The TLR driver is the Top Qualifier in San Diego after going fastest in 2 of the three rounds of qualifying at SDRC Raceway.  His closest challenger in 2WD would be team-mate Ryan Cavalieri who TQ’d the second round of heats.  A P2 and P4, was good enough to give Team Associated’s Aydin Horne third on the grid ahead of Yokomo’s Ryan Maifield.  It was a tough qualifying for reigning World Champion Spencer Rivkin as he finds himself back in 7th on the grid.  In 4WD, Phend wrapped up the overall TQ with his JConcepts shod 22X-4 Elite by topping the times for the opening two qualifiers.  Topping Q3, Rivkin will start alongside him with Maifield third, the same order as they finished last year’s ROAR Nationals. In Mod Truck, Ty Tessmann was able to deny Phend a hat trick as the Xray driver secured the overall TQ thanks to quicker time from Q1 compared to Phend’s Q3 performance.  Fastest in the second qualifier, Team Associated’s Dustin Evans will start third.

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