MAIFIELD, TESSMANN, PHEND VICTORIOUS AT 2017 ROAR 1/8 ELECTRIC NATIONALS
Silver Dollar RC Raceway in Chico, California, hosted the ROAR 1/8 Electric Nationals, with all of the factory teams and big names battling it out for the titles. Although attendance was lower than expected, the competition was still fierce. In the premier 1/8 E-buggy class, Ryan Maifield (Mugen) put in a strong performance from his TQ position to take the title in the first two mains. A hard-charging Ty Tessmann (XRAY) secured second and Team Associated’s Dreighton Stoub left to take the final podium spot. In E-truggy, Tessmann drove to the win ahead of some of the biggest names in off-road racing. Ryan Maifield put up a strong fight, but settled for second. Ryan Cavalieri took the last podium spot for third overall with Team Associated. The 4X4 Short Course class saw TLR’S Dakotah Phend come out on top after setting the track ablaze for the TQ spot. Tanner Denney (TLR) kept things interesting by taking the first A-main, but settled second overall with Ryan Maifield wheeling his Yokomo into third after the three Mains. (Photos courtesy of Joe Pillars / Team Orion)
Silver Dollar is the place to race in Chico. And if you need anything from Costco, it's right there. Photo courtesy of Team Orion
E-truggy podium, left to right: Ryan Cavalieri, Ty Tessmann, Ryan Maifield.
Ryan Maifield scored the win for Mugen in the most coveted class: 1/8 Buggy.
TLR’S Dakota Phend took the Shortcourse 4X4 win with his TEN-SCTE 3.0.