JConcepts HQ made the journey as much as the attractive mountainous countryside of Oakland Mills, PA for the 2021 ROAR 1:8 Off-Highway Gasoline Nationals. LCRC Raceway is a premier facility ran by Christa & Kevin Mummah who’ve devoted a ton of time to the well-being of their facility and race program. We arrived on web site Tuesday afternoon and arrange for the week forward. For what was to come back subsequent wouldn’t be straightforward, however it may reap main reward. The crew put their heads down and rapidly set to work. Wednesday was observe hosted observe that ended at sundown and that’s when the band rolled in and the taco truck pulled up for the drivers social. Drivers would take pleasure in themselves for the night earlier than getting again to it Thursday morning for ROAR sanctioned observe and seeding. Friday is when qualifying would happen and transfer into Saturday. With the summer time rain shifting in we might solely get 3 rounds of qualifying. Try the Full Album of Images Here.
The crew experimented with a couple of tire selections via the week. The climate was a good looking 75-80 levels with a breeze. Nonetheless, come essential day issues would warmth up in multiple manner. The temps would get nearer to a sunny 88 levels and within the direct solar, it was scorching. Blue Rehabs or Reflex had been the most well-liked tire selections early on and thru qualifying. After receiving quite a lot of rain Saturday night, drivers who ran earlier Sunday morning, ran Greens for the ten min mains. Come time for the finals Ryan Maifield was on blue Stalkers in Buggy and Reflex in Truggy. What he rapidly started to appreciate was that because the tread wore down and obtained nearer to slicks the sooner they grew to become. Finally, he went on to win each courses with that methodology.
Nitro Buggy: Dakotah Phend (1), Ryan Maifield (2), Spencer Rivkin (9)
Nitro Truggy: Ryan Maifield (1), Dakotah Phend (4), Tyler Jones (7), Seth VanDalen (9), Adam Drake (10)
Qualifying (Greatest 2 of three):
Nitro Buggy: Dakotah Phend (TQ), Ryan Maifield (8)
Nitro Truggy: Ryan Maifield (TQ), Dakotah Phend (2), Tyler Jones (5), Joe Bornhorst (8)
Dakotah Phend robotically made it in to the Last for being the TQ. Everybody else needed to compete within the semi finals.
Nitro Truggy A-Primary
Setser and Rivkin bumped from the B. It was a stacked race, and there wouldn’t be any mercy. Mechanics began to line the beginning grid ready for his or her vehicles to align. They carried out one final gas up. The group was quiet. “Down and quiet.” The tone went off and the competitors was on. Maifield, Phend, & Tessmann led it off. Jones began to maneuver up. Jones, Phend and Maifield then began to tug away from the pack. Phend was giving Maifield a run for his cash they each wished it unhealthy however we nonetheless had 43 min to go. Phend flamed out, Maifield’s lead lengthened. It was coronary heart breaking for Phend however his crew obtained him again out rapidly. It wasn’t over for Phend. Tessmann was making an attempt to chase down Maifield. Nonetheless, they had been spacing out it was Maifield, Tessmann, Tebo, Cavalieri, and Rivkin. Chaos started to erupt. Ogden flamed out. Setser flamed out. VanDalen flamed out. Pit Lane was getting hectic, however these guys are the most effective of the most effective they usually obtained again to work. It was scorching, 84 levels and direct daylight. Maifield was operating low 34 second laps. 34.6, Maifield took the brand new scorching lap. His tires had been carrying and he was solely getting sooner. Maifield and Tessmann had been now 5 seconds aside. He was cruising however he knew nothing was assured till he crossed the completed line. Maifield and Tessmann go out and in of pits on the identical lap. They had been about 6 seconds aside now. Tessmann was 13 up on Cavalieri with 21 minutes to go. Rivkin was just one.5 seconds again. 8 minutes to go and Maifield had a 18 second lead on Tessmann who was in 2nd. Cavalieri and Rivkin had been in third and 4th. Tebo and Jones had been battling it out. Jones wished that high 5 spot so unhealthy. Maifield and Tessmann lapped the sphere and had been the one drivers to attain 77 laps. Maifield completed with a 14.4 second lead on 2nd place. Maifield led the race begin to end together with his lap occasions solely getting sooner because the race progressed. It’s all the time so spectacular to see how briskly he goes whereas maintaining a excessive consistency fee.
Outcomes: Ryan Maifield (1), Spencer Rivkin (4), Tyler Jones (6), Joe Bornhorst (7), Dakotah Phend (9), Seth VanDalen (11), Lee Setser (13)
Nitro Buggy A-Primary
Dakotah Phend led the best way with Maifield proper behind him. Rivkin was in search of a manner round Tebo to maneuver into that 4th place spot. Maifield took over the lead early on. Phend was not going to let it go. Fuller moved up 5 spots. Phend was in third. Tebo was in 2nd. Fuller was in fifth place, they’re all slightly spaced out however one mistake and it may change up. After pit stops Maifield was in third however inside 3 laps obtained again out in entrance. There was nonetheless 51 minutes on this race, it was removed from over. Maifield regained the lead with 50 minutes to go. Dakotah was looking down Horne to regain 2nd place. Fuller and Rivkin had been in the meantime battling for that fifth place spot. We had been about midway via with 28:45 left within the race and It was Maifield, Phend, Horne, Tebo, and Tollard as your high 5. Within the final 12 min Maifield turned a quick lap of. 33.8 seconds. Once more, his tread was diminishing and his pace was growing. Maifield was cruising with 7.5 minutes to go and a lap up. Tebo was on Horne’s tail he simply wanted to carry tight to 2nd. Maifield solely fell again to second place one different time which was after the 2nd pit cease. After that he was by no means misplaced the lead. His pit crew was on hearth and he drove extremely! He was the one driver to attain 104 laps! The race concluded and drivers celebrated one another on their accomplishments earlier than exiting the stand, a true second of sportsmanship.
Outcomes: Ryan Maifield (1), Dakotah Phend (4), Cole Tollard (5), Spencer Rivkin (6), Mason Fuller (7), Seth VanDalen (8), Joe Bornhorst (13)
For these of you who love stats listed here are a couple of about Ryan Maifield from the weekend:
Nationwide Titles: 6
Quickest Lap: 34.4
Avg Lap: 35.5
Nationwide Titles: 2
Quickest Lap: 33.8
Avg Lap: 35.1
It was an unbelievable week at LCRC Raceway for the 2021 ROAR 1:8 Off-Highway Gasoline Nationals! Congratulations to Horne, Tessmann, Tebo, and Cavalieri on their podiums as nicely! We noticed a number of notable performances and are pleased with all of our drivers. It was such a pleasure to see Maifield’s ardour and pleasure after profitable the buggy ultimate as a result of it had been 2 years since he made that essential. We’re ecstatic for him! Up subsequent, we’ve got the JConcepts Summer time Indoor Nationals at Interest Motion Raceway in July!