No one you follows RC racing should be too surprised when the two Ryans at Team Associated, Ryan Cavalieri and Ryan Maifield, win races. In fact, it’s far more surprising when they don’t. Well, they were up to their winning ways when the attended the 2011 Sidewinder Nitro Explosion race held at ARC Raceway in Temecula, CA for the first time.
Taking the top two grid positions in the Expert Gas Buggy, Ryan Maifield starting on pole for the 35-minute gas final with teammate Ryan Cavalieri on the second spot. From the start, The Ryans checked out from a star-studded field. Battling till the end, Ryan Maifield and his LRP-powered, JConcepts-equipped RC8.2 out-dueled teammate Ryan Cavalieri’s Pro-Line-equipped RC8.2.
However, not to be left out of the winner’s circle, Ryan Cavalieri made good on his Top Qualifying position in the Expert Electric Buggy class by taking home the win with his soon-to-be-released LRP iX8 speed control and eBuggy converted RC8.2.
Honorable mention also goes to Cavalieri for a second place finish in Expert Gas Truggy with the ROAR National Champion Maifield finishing a respectable fourth.
Congratulations to everyone at Team Associated for another great race in the books!