Ryan Cavalieri Victorious at the 1st Annual Top Gear Hobbies Spring Shootout!
Ryan Cavalieri Victorious at the 1st Annual Top Gear Hobbies Spring Shootout!

May 22, 2013
Event Name: Top Gear Hobbies Spring Shootout
Event Location: Top Gear Hobbies, Portland, OR
Event Date(s): May 18, 2013 to May 19, 2013

At the inaugural Top Gear Hobbies Spring Shootout, a unique combination of "Reedy Race" style competition and traditional qualifying/main events set this event apart from others. In 2WD Modified, 30 of the top Pacific Northwest racers competed against a Team Associated star, Ryan Cavalieri and his B4.2 Factory Team buggy to see if they had what it takes to go up against the 2013 Reedy Race Champion in eight heads-up rounds of racing.

Even on the extremely high-grip surface, Cavalieri's B4.2 Factory Team was no match for the competition, where he went a perfect 8 for 8 and swept the 2WD event.

In 4WD the results were the same, with Cavalieri's B44.2 Factory Team setting the TQ in all 4 rounds of qualifying and winning A1 and A2 to claim the 4WD Modified title as well. 

All in all, it was a perfect weekend for the 4x World Champion and his Team Associated vehicles. Congratulations, Pudge!


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