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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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2013 Cactus Classic: Final Round of A-Main Results

Although three of the five classes had been wrapped up going into the third round of A-Main events there were still plenty of battles with implications for the overall. A cooling track surface and a slight breeze played a factor in every class, with some surprise winners in the final set of races between the [...]

Mar 18, 2013 Comments
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2013 Cactus Classic: Second Round of A-Main Results

The left side of the track played the most important part in the second round of the A-Mains, with many of the competitive passes (and most costly wrecks) being set up over the uphill double leading onto the straightaway. Only three classes were decided in the second round of mains as the other first-round winners [...]

Mar 17, 2013 Comments
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2013 Cactus Classic: Main Event Starting Grid

Modified Stadium Truck 1. Ryan Cavalieri 2. Ryan Maifield 3. Dustin Evans 4. Joern Neumann 5. Jared Tebo 6. Steven Hartson 7. Mike Truhe 8. Billy Fischer 9. Nolan Anderson 10. Ricky Gaynor Modified 2WD Short Course 1. Ryan Maifield 2. Ryan Cavalieri 3. Ryan Lutz 4. Dustin Evans 5. Cody Turner 6. Matt Castellano [...]

Mar 17, 2013 Comments
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2013 Cactus Classic: Fourth Round Report

The fourth qualifying round at any race is always the most tense; after all, it’s the final chance to improve one’s qualifying position and if you haven’t put in two decent runs in the first three chances the last round is more important than ever. The overall TQ for most of the classes at this [...]

Mar 17, 2013 Comments
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