Ryan Maifield Goes 4-for-4 at the Futaba/OS Engines Nitro Challenge
Ryan Maifield Goes 4-for-4 at the Futaba/OS Engines Nitro Challenge

August 16, 2009
Event Name: Futaba/OS Engines Nitro Challenge
Event Location: Dirt Burners track in St. Louis, MO

Hosted by the St. Louis Dirt Burners, the Futaba/OS Engines Nitro Challenge is one of the largest non-sanctioned events in the Midwest. With over 270 entries competing in seven classes the event offered a skill level for every driver. Team Associated sent recently crowned Truggy National Champion Ryan Maifield and his Reedy-powered Team Associated RC8B and RC8T to compete against some of the fastest drivers in the US, including drivers like Josh Wheeler and Taylor James. Unfortunately, due to a summer rain burst, the Pro classes were only able to run one of the two scheduled twenty-minute main events, so overall finishing positions were determined by the single twenty-minute main for each class.

Still feeling the pain from having over a lap on the field at the 2007 ROAR 1:8 Buggy Nats at this same track only to have his radio system fail him, Maifield drove angry and was out to prove that he's the fastest driver at the Dirt Burner facility. Storming to victory in both Pro Buggy and Pro Truggy, Maifield completed a perfect weekend with the TQ and win for both Pro classes.

As the summer winds down and the larger events drop off the calendar, look for Maifield and other Team Associated racers to compete at more regional events where they're able to interact with more customers and prepare for the final few major events across the country. Next up for Maifield is the Corn Roast Challenge in Green Bay, WI.

Equipment Used:

  • Team Associated RC8B, #80902
  • Team Associated RC8T, #80910
  • Reedy 121 VR Engine, #800
  • Reedy 2200 LiPo Receiver Battery, #631
  • Reedy 2200 LiPo Starter Box Battery, #635
  • Factory Team Starter Box, #1750

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