Ryan Lutz Wins 1/8 Buggy And Short Course Classes At Nor-Cal Championship Series

Apr 18, 2011 No Comments by

Ryan Lutz took 8th buggy and Short Course classes in style this weekend at the Nor-Cal Championship series at Nor-Cal Hobbies.

In Short Course I ran my DESC410R and it felt great! I wasn’t expecting too much as I still haven’t put much time into this class but the truck felt great. I didn’t touch it the entire day, just ran my one practice, two qualifiers, and the A-main. I was able to TQ every round of quals and take the victory in the A-main. For fun in the second qualifier I ran on the 1/8th layout (there was an option lane for the SC guys). I was only 1.4 seconds a lap on the 1/8th layout slower than my 1/8th buggy and truggy. My little DESC410R was flying – running the optional centre diff I was skying the huge hip jump with it and launching it off the back table top. It was a lot of fun and people were very impressed with its performance.

In Buggy my Team Durango DNX408 was on rails – it just felt awesome! I am so happy with my car right now and just feel so confident with it. What’s great is that I have supreme confidence that it’s not going to break. It’s just such a strong car, and on the track it is a dream to drive. For this track compared to the Silver State track I just lengthened my rear camber link out one hole on the rear hub and thickened up the rear swaybar to a 2.4. This is all it needed to be dialed on yet another track. I was able to take TQ in both qualifiers. In the main I had a great run and even with two lengthy crashes near the end of the run, where the marshall was headed the other way to get another car first, I was still able to come away with a solid win. Many people trackside were very impressed with how the car was handling the track, and all I could say was “yea, I know, it’s so good right now.”

Ryans DNX408 setup is now available on the ‘in the pits’ section of the Team Durango website or by clicking here.

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