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2013 Silver State: Reese Meyer Interview

Aside from the competitive battles amongst the fastest pros in the world, the biggest entertainment of a large event like the nitro off-road race comes in the form of watching the Open class racers as the mix of older weekend warriors and young up-and-comers makes for an incredibly diverse field. While scoping the pit area [...]

Apr 21, 2013 Comments
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2013 Silver State: Third Round and Final Qualifying Results

After Friday’s busy day, with two rounds of racing, Saturday morning left just one final chance to improve one’s qualifying position with a low scoring round. The magic number at this race is “11,” as the top eleven drivers qualify directly into the final to be joined by three bump-ups from the lower main event. [...]

Apr 21, 2013 Comments
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2013 Silver State: Second Round Results

It started cooling off on Friday night, and in typical Silver State fashion the track is getting rough. The racers at this year’s event are split on how to best handle the changing conditions: some are making changes to their cars in an effort to cope, while the rest are simply focusing on driving the [...]

Apr 20, 2013 Comments
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2013 Silver State: First Round Results

The first round of qualifying in Boulder City, NV brought with it a few surprises. With the fastest three consecutive laps from yesterday’s final practice round used to seed drivers of similar speeds together for qualifying, and the fastest heats per class running at the end of the round, the times dropped with each race [...]

Apr 19, 2013 Comments
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2013 Silver State: Practice Report

The 15th Annual Silver State Nitro Challenge kicked off today with two rounds of controlled practice for all classes: 40+, Open, and Expert Truck and Buggy, Open and Expert Electric Buggy, and 2WD and 4WD short course. The first practice round this morning allowed all 26 heats of drivers seven minutes of practice to learn [...]

Apr 19, 2013 Comments
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2013 Silver State Nitro Challenge

It takes just two words to describe why the Silver State Nitro Challenge has become a popular stop on the nitro off-road racing calendar over the last ten-plus years: Vegas, baby! Held for the last several years in Boulder City, just outside the land of Lost Wages, the Silver State Nitro Challenge is a favorite [...]

Apr 18, 2013 Comments
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Interviews with the Cactus Classic winners: Ryan Maifield, Jared Tebo, Dakotah Phend, and Ryan Cavalieri

After Sunday’s racing action at Scottsdale RC Speedway had completed, we caught up with the four champions of the Modified classes – Team Associated’s Ryan Cavalieri (Modified 2WD Short Course winner), TLR racer Dakotah Phend (Modified 4WD Short Course winner), Team Associated driver Ryan Maifield (Modified Stadium Truck, Modified 4WD Buggy winner), and Kyosho’s Jared [...]

Mar 20, 2013 Comments
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2013 Cactus Classic: Team Associated’s Ryan Maifield wins two classes!

A busy weekend of racing concluded with 63 main events on Sunday to determine champions in 12 different divisions. With the premier Modified classes competing in three-5 minute races as part of the typical Triple-A format, and the 13.5 Super Stock and 17.5 Stock races decided in a single 10-minute competition, there was a lot [...]

Mar 18, 2013 Comments
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