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I know what you’re thinking, and yes; it’s hot. The track, the cars, and the drivers have all been thoroughly baked by the scorching Southern Nevada sun, and most racers are sporting sunburns that they didn’t have when they arrived. Despite the heat, a complete lack of the wind that has defined this event throughout its history has been mysteriously missing…and no one is complaining. The track is also holding up better than any other Silver State course in recent memory; credit that to a great job by the track crew, several truckloads of new dirt, and an awesome layout with fast, sweeping sections and tight, technical areas.
What a recovery! Ryan Maifield made up for a lackluster first round with strong runs last night and this afternoon; he’ll follow Jared Tebo into the first corner (well, maybe…) in the Truck A-Main, and lines up third in Buggy behind Jared and A Main Hobbies – ProTek R/C team driver Dylan Rodriguez.
Last year’s Truck class champion Ty Tessman quietly (pun intended; Ty is among the shyest and quietest racers around) worked his way into the top five on the grid for both of tomorrow’s finals.
A Main Hobbies and ProTek R/C team drivers’ final qualifying results:
Ryan Lutz – 7th in the A Main
Cody King – 9th in the A Main
Mark Pavidis – 11th in the A Main
Dylan Rodriguez – 6th in the B Main
Chad Bradley – 10th in the B Main
Curtis Door – 5th in the C Main
Marty Korn – 7th in the C Main
Dylan Rodriguez – 2nd in the A Main
Cody King – 4th in the A Main
Mark Pavidis – 8th in the A Main
Ryan Lutz – 3rd in the B Main
Barry Baker – 5th in the B Main
Chad Bradley – 6th in the B Main
Marty Korn – 4th in the C Main
Andy Smonik – 8th in the C Main
Curtis Door – 10th in the D Main
The full main event lineup is below. Can you find your local heroes?