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The 2010 Silver State Nitro Challenge was held at the Silver Bowl Park in Las Vegas, NV. The weather was in the upper 60’s all week long with very windy conditions.The entries for this years event reach over 300!
Kyosho America Team Manager Joe Pillars was on hand to help the Team and would also compete in the Pro 2 Class. This would be the debut race for the NEW Kyosho Ultima SC. The race format consisted of 3 7-minute qualifiers and took the drivers 2 best finishes for points. Pillars TQ’ed the last round of qualifying, laying down the fastest run of the weekend. Qualifying was very close and JP would start 3rd on the grid, missing the overall TQ by 1 point.
The Pro 2 SC A-Main would be set for 10-minutes. At the start of the main event Pillars quickly made his way up to the 2nd position. At the halfway point of the race, Pillars started to close the gap with the leader. With 3-minutes remaining in the race, Pillars made a pass for the lead and would never look back. Pillars went ahead to take the win by over 16 seconds to take the Silver State Pro 2 SC Championship with his Kyosho Ultima SC.
Pillars ran the JConcepts SC Goosebumps
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