Phend Doubles at the 2022 Desert Classic!

Phend Doubles at the 2022 Desert Classic!

After a fast turnaround from the Filth Nitro Problem the weekend prior, we headed to Chandler, Arizona, for the Desert Basic! We switched gears from 1:8 scale off-road racing to 1:10 scale. Pastime Motion Raceway is a clear, beautiful facility with all the things a racer might have. First, once you enter by means of the sliding glass doorways, you’re immersed of their absolutely stocked pastime store. From there, you’ll shortly discover the massive glass home windows behind the counter that leads into the off-road observe. As you enter, you’re greeted with a ton of lighted pits area with loads of electrical hookups. In addition they have a tire washing space together with a room devoted to tire sanding, to maintain the upkeep space tidy. The situation of this facility is superior! It’s quarter-hour from the airport and surrounded by a plethora of meals and lodging choices.

Tuesday and Wednesday, the power had opened observe for almost all of the day. Thursday was managed observe adopted by one spherical of seeding at 6pm. Friday and Saturday consisted of two qualifying rounds which allowed them to take your greatest 3 of 4 runs. Lastly, Sunday was reserved for the principle occasions and we completed up within the late afternoon. The tire selection was the usual Silver slicks. Drivers both used sanded-down Ellipses or the brand new Smoothie 2s. Drivers tried quite a lot of foam combos utilizing Rm2 foams within the entrance and Filth-Techs within the rear or vice-versa. The opposite tuning choice was the brand new sidewall help bands. Drivers tried these for additional stability. The observe structure featured three main triples, with essentially the most difficult one ending in a 180-turn.


40+ 2wd Buggy: Brent Thielke (3)

Modified Stadium Truck: Dakotah Phend (2),

13.5 4 wheel drive Buggy: Doug Lariviere (3)

13.5 2wd Stadium Truck: Doug Lariviere (3)

2wd Modified Buggy: Dakotah Phend (1), Davey Batta (2), Ryan Maifield (3)

4 wheel drive Modified Buggy: Dakotah Phend (2), Broc Champlin (3)

17.5 2wd Buggy: Ian Crawford (1), Doug Lariviere (3)

Qualifying (Greatest 3 of 4):

40+ 2wd Buggy: Brent Thielke (TQ)

13.5 2wd Quick Course: Brenden Edwards (TQ),

Modified Stadium Truck: Dakotah Phend (2), Spencer Rivkin (3)

13.5 2wd Stadium Truck: Doug Lariviere (TQ)

2wd Modified Buggy: Dakotah Phend (TQ), Spencer Rivkin (2), Ryan Maifield (3)

4 wheel drive Modified Buggy: Ryan Maifield (2), Dakotah Phend (3)

Ultimate Outcomes:

40+ 2wd Buggy: Brent Thielke (2)

13.5 2wd Quick Course: Brenden Edwards (2)

2wd Modified Stadium Truck: Spencer Rivkin (2), Dakotah Phend (3)

2wd Modified Buggy: Dakotah Phend (1), Spencer Rivkin (2), Ryan Maifield (3)

A1: Phend led the way in which in 2wd Modified Buggy with Rivkin beginning 2nd and Maifield in third. Early on, down the straightaway, Rivkin regarded for a spot to get by Phend, however Phend shortly hugged near the pipe to dam it. The highest 3 have been driving shut collectively. Phend went slightly huge over the tabletop which allowed Rivkin to get by. Instantly after Rivkin took it huge, and Phend took it again. All of this occurred seconds earlier than crossing the road. Rivkin made a small mistake which allowed Cavalieri took to place his identify within the recreation. All of them went over that right-hand triple and into the 180 the place Cavalieri took the within line into 2nd place. Cavalieri had slightly bobble which allowed Rivkin and Maifield to complete as they began. It was tight racing for 2nd-4th! Phend completed 1st, Rivkin 2nd, and Maifield third.

A2:  Within the 2nd flip of lap 1, Phend went slightly huge and Rivkin capitalized taking the within line to the lead. They bumped autos in the course of the cross however Rivkin was in a position to get out in entrance. Phend was on Rivkin’s wing desirous to take it again. Maifield was in a position to surge and get round Phend into 2nd. Phend took it again shortly after. All of those drivers have been working shut, and it didn’t take a lot for issues to modify up shortly. Rivkin was nonetheless main the way in which. In the meantime, Stoub was inching his approach up the road as he was working 2nd with Phend on his wing, in third. Phend obtained by into 2nd and so did Maifield who was now in third. The race concluded with Rivkin in 1st, Phend in 2nd, and Stoub in third.

A3: Phend led the way in which and Maifield was following intently. They broke away from the remainder of the pack. The primary half of the race was comparatively uneventful for that prime group. Phend then made a mistake over the middle double, which allowed Maifield to get by into 1st. Subsequent, Maifield made a mistake after the middle triple and Phend took the lead again. Phend obtained contained in the pipe after the precise facet triple and Maifeld took again the lead. They have been going forwards and backwards with a minute to go. Maifield obtained slightly off-balance after that closing triple and Phend took the lead as soon as once more. Madness!  Phend obtained it mistaken after the middle triple. Maifield tried to get by, he bumped into the Phend’s upside-down automotive, he tried to get across the marshall, however he couldn’t see the blind spot. In the end, Phend completed 1st, Maifield 2nd, and Rivkin third.


4 wheel drive Modified Buggy: Dakotah Phend (1), Ryan Maifield (3)

A1:  On that difficult first triple Cavalieri obtained slightly squirmy which allowed Maifield to take the lead. The brand new lineup after lap one was Maifield, Rivkin, Champlin, and Phend. A couple of minute in and Phend moved into 2nd after making a cross on Rivkin on that very same first triple. With two and a half minutes to go Phend was throughout Maifield’s wing, he wished to win A1 of 4 wheel drive as effectively. After a small bobble by the road, Phend obtained by Maifield into 1st. Maifield shortly was chasing him again down. In the end, the race would end with Phend in 1st, Rivkin in 2nd, and Maifield in third.

A2:  After lap 1, Cavalieri nonetheless led the way in which, Maifield was in 2nd, Rivkin in third, and Champlin was in 4th. Champlin took the within line by Rivkin proper earlier than the middle double which allowed him to take over third place. Earlier than he knew it, he was in 2nd and Maifield was on his wing making an attempt to take it again. The race concluded with Cavalieri in 1st, Champlin in 2nd, and Maifield in third.

A3: The race began like a freight practice. Cavalieri made a mistake over that dreaded proper facet triple, and Maifield took over for an early lead. Phend was working 2nd. Maifield made a mistake and Phend labored his approach to the lead with Champlin in 2nd and Horne in third. Champlin fell again, Horne was working 2nd and Maifield was in third. Phend obtained the other way up after the middle triple and Horne took over the lead. The race concluded with Horne in 1st, Phend in 2nd, and Maifield in third.

Total, we had a good time on the 2022 Desert Basic and we look ahead to attending this occasion once more. Thanks to Larry Tom and his crew for internet hosting an awesome weekend!

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