The Ryan & Ryan Show Shines Brightly at the 2011 Sidewinder Nitro Explosion

Monday, Oct 24, 2011 at 12:00am CDT

New ventures bring new challenges and Team Associated's Ryan Maifield and Ryan Cavalieri rose to the occasion. With the Sidewinder Nitro Explosion moving to ARC Raceway in Temecula, CA, many racers were seeing the facility 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 LRP iX8 speed control and all-new RC8.2e buggy.

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!

Products used: 

ASC80906 RC8.2 Factory Team Kit
LRP32120 LRP ZZ.21c Ceramic Competition Engine
ASC80907 RC8.2e Factory Team Kit
LRP80880 iX8 1:8 Brushless Speed Control

Ryan Maifield - Sidewinder Nitro Explosion RC8.2 Setup