Team Associated Rules CRCRC Electric Winter Midwest Championships
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the CRCRC Electric Midwest Championship was held for the second year at the Ohio RC Factory in Jeffersonville, OH. A change to the schedule with two qualifiers on Friday and Saturday with mains on Sunday—instead of the usual one qualifier on Friday and three on Saturday—was a welcomed tweak to the popular event that boasted over 380 entries.
Team Associated came out to support the event with superstars Ryan Cavalieri and Ryan Maifield. Competing in four classes, Cavalieri took the TQ honors in 2WD Modified and 2WD Stadium Truck and Maifield took TQ in the 4WD Modified and Short Course Modified class, which gave Associated vehicles the top starting spot in the four premier classes.
As Sunday morning rolled around, the track had undergone a makeover and the surface was mint. In the premier 2WD Modified class, Team Associated/Reedy/LRP driver Ryan Maifield and his JConcepts-equipped FT B4.1 Worlds Edition made short work of the competition, taking victories in A1 and A2. 4WD was the same story where Maifield and his Reedy Sonic/LRP-powered FT B44.1 dominated A1 and A2, claiming his second championship of the weekend.
Cavalieri's Pro-Line/LRP-equipped FT T4.1 shot like a rocket from his TQ position and never was challenged in the Truck Modified class, bringing home a third modified championship for Team Associated.
With 25+ years of organization under their belt, the CRCRC crew proved once again that they have what it takes to put on a top-notch event. And now with a permanent home at "The Factory," racers can get the CRCRC experience year round. Our thanks to all those involved and congratulations to all the winners.