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Cavalieri Wins at the 17th Annual Nitro Dirt Challenge

Cavalieri wins the 2016 Dirt Nitro challenge driving his RC8B3. (photo: Joe Pillars, Kyosho/ Team Orion)

Team Associated‘s Ryan Cavalieri took home the prestigious win at the recent 2016 Nitro Challenge held at Fear Farm Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona this last weekend. With over 580 entries, the event showcased some of the best drivers from all over the world. The final 45-minute main saw 2015 winner Ryan Maifield (TLR), battle it our with long time rival Cavalieri for the title. Starting from third on the grid, Cavalieri went to the front late in the race and held off a hard charging Maifield, who attempted a last corner pass in a bid for the win. HB/HPI Racing’s Ty Tessmann took the last step on the podium. A great weekend of racing and warm weather conditions for everyone.

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Cavalieri wins the 2016 Dirt Nitro challenge driving his RC8B3. (photo: Joe Pillars, Kyosho/ Team Orion)

Cavalieri wins the 2016 Dirt Nitro challenge driving his RC8B3. (photo: Joe Pillars, Kyosho/ Team Orion)

Updated: February 22, 2016 — 6:43 PM
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  1. when is traxxas gonna make a 1/8 4wd buggy to compete with the big boys? they did good with the slash n slayer…but they need a buggy…or are they scared? electric would be nice…

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