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2013 Silver State: Third Round and Final Qualifying Results

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. […]
2013 Silver State: Second Round Results

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 […]

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2013 Silver State: First Round Results

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 […]
2013 Silver State: Practice Report

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 […]

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2012 Pro Truck Podium: (L to R)
Cody King (4th), Ryan Cavalieri (2nd), Jared Tebo (TQ and 1st), Taylor Peterson (3rd), Ryan Lutz (5th)

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 […]

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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 […]
2013 Cactus Classic: Final Round of A-Main Results

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 […]

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2013 Cactus Classic: Second Round of A-Main Results

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 […]
2013 Cactus Classic: Main Event Starting Grid

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 […]

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2013 Cactus Classic: Fourth Round Report

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 […]
2013 Cactus Classic: Round Three Report

2013 Cactus Classic: Round Three Report

More water and more sugar on the track meant more traction and big shake-ups toward the top of the Modified classes in round three. The rounds were resorted again after yesterday and with many fast names in the “B heat” and lower, there were a few drivers starting to get worried about running out of […]
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