Orion Dominates at 24th Annual Cactus Classic

Mar 24, 2010 No Comments by

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2010 marked the 24th Annual Cactus Classic hosted by Scottsdale R/C Speedway in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona. Like in years past, this race had an International feel with drivers coming from as far as Japan and Europe to attend. The Cactus is very well known as being one of the biggest and best races of the year for its great competition and perfect weather. At the begining of every year, this is one race that every marks on their calendar to attend.

The format for this years event had open practice on Wednesday and Thursday. Then 2 qualifiers on Friday, 2 re-sorted qualifiers on Saturday, and the Main Events on Sunday.

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In the Modified Truck Class, it was Team Orion’s Jared Tebo who TQ’ed overall with his Kyosho RT5. Tebo dominated the first two A-Mains to take home the overall win and Team Orion’s 1st Championship of the weekend!

Modified Truck Overall Finishing Order

1. Jared Tebo (TQ) Team Orion
2. Ryan Maifield
3. Ryan Cavalieri Team Orion
4. Dustin Evans
5. Billy Fischer
6. Steven Hartson
7. Mike Truhe
8. Matt Chambers
9. Ronnie Gardner
10. Kohta Akimoto Team Orion

Winning Equipment Used By Jared Tebo:

ORI65007 Team Orion Vortex Competition ESC
ORI28206 Team Orion 2010 Vortex 6.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41444 Team Orion 270mm Sensor Wire
ORI14030 Team Orion 4600 Carbon Molecular Li-Po Battery
ORI30127 Team Orion Race Spec Charger
Charge Rate: 4.6 Amps @ CCCV
Geared: 19/82

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In the 4wd Modified Class, it was Team Orion’s Ryan Cavalieri who was the overall TQ. Ryan won A-Main #1 and A-Main #2 to take home his 1st Championship of the weekend and the 2nd for Team Orion!

4wd Modified Overall Finishing Order

1. Ryan Cavalieri (TQ) Team Orion
2. Ryan Maifield
3. Jared Tebo Team Orion
4. Kody Numedahl
5. Dustin Evans
6. Lee Martin
7. Mark Pavidis
8. Billy Fischer
9. Frank Root
10. Mike Truhe

Winning Equipment Used By Ryan Cavalieri:

ORI28206 Team Orion 2010 Vortex 6.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41445 Team Orion 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14015 Team Orion 4500 Carbon Molecular Saddle Pack Li-Po Battery
ORI30127 Team Orion Race Spec Charger
Charge Rate: 4.5 Amps @ CCCV
Geared: 19/81

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In the 2wd Modified Buggy Class, it was once again Ryan Cavalieri who set the overall TQ and would start out front. Cavalieri and Tebo battled it out in A-Main #1 with the win going to Cavalieri. Cavalieri took home the win in A-Main #2 to take home his 2nd Championship of the weekend and making it a clean sweep for Team Orion.

2wd Modified Overall Finishing Order

1. Ryan Cavalieri (TQ) Team Orion
2. Jared Tebo Team Orion
3. Ryan Maifield
4. Dustin Evans
5. Billy Fischer
6. Mike Truhe
7. Mark Pavidis
8. Ronnie Garnder
9. Steven Hartson
10. Brian Kinwald

Winning Equipment Used By Ryan Cavalieri:

ORI28207 Team Orion 2010 Vortex 7.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41444 Team Orion 270mm Sensor Wire
ORI14030 Team Orion 4600 Carbon Molecular Li-Po Battery
ORI30127 Team Orion Race Spec Charger
Charge Rate: 4.6 Amps @ CCCV
Geared: 22/81

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