Rivkin Leads Team Associated to Multiple ROAR 1:10 Carpet Off-Road National Championships

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2023 at 12:00am UTC

2023 marked the second year that ROAR has hosted a carpet-specific off-road national championship. This year the event traveled to world famous Beachline Raceway in Cocoa Beach, FL. The facility continues to host some of the largest carpet races in the world, and this year would crown the North American champions for carpet off-road.

In qualifying, Team Associated's Spencer Rivkin, Doug Lariviere, and Paul Wynn all posted top qualifying efforts, with Rivkin starting on pole for Modified Stadium Truck, Lariviere in 13.5 Stadium Truck, and Wynn in Masters Modified 2WD Buggy. With the grids all set, the team was ready to race for the championships. Sunday kicked off with a quick practice run to get a feel for the track and then it was straight in to the main events.

With only a single 5-minute main event in the Masters 2WD Modified Buggy class, TQ Paul Wynn was the first of the TQs to race for a win. With a wire-to-wire victory, the longtime veteran used his Reedy Powered B6.4 to earn the Masters 2WD Modified Buggy exhibition title.

In the 13.5 Stadium Truck class, Doug Lariviere won A1 and finished third in A2, setting up a pressure-cookin' A3 to take the title. With the calm of a seasoned veteran, Lariviere held off the competition to earn his second ROAR National Championship, pairing his 2022 13.5 4WD Dirt National Championship now with a 13.5 Carpet Stadium Truck Championship.

The crown jewel of almost any 1:10 off-road event is 2WD Modified Buggy. Building off his momentum of tying for the overall TQ with Dakotah Phend, Spencer Rivkin and his B6.4 were primed to battle the defending National Champion in the triple A Mains, but it only took two mains to crown a champion. With laser focus, Rivkin hounded Phend the opening laps of A1 and took over the lead just 3 laps in to the 19 lap final. The results were similar in A2 where Rivkin took over the lead on lap 2 and never looked back on his way to earning his 11th ROAR National Championship and 3rd in 2wd Modified Buggy.

Thanks to Beachline Raceway and ROAR for hosting the event, and congratulations to all the champions.

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