Ryan Maifield Sweeps Qualifying and Defends ROAR 1/8 Truggy National ChampionshipJuly 19, 2009
Event Name: ROAR 1/8 Truggy National Championship
Event Location: Leisure Hours Raceway in Joliet, IL
Utilizing his Factory Team RC8T and recently released Reedy 121 VR engine, Ryan Maifield dominated the competition at Leisure Hours Raceway in Joliet, IL at the ROAR 1/8 Truggy Nationals. In qualifying, Maifield lead the field each round by beating the best in the country time after time. Even after securing the top qualifying spot by round three, Maifield chose to run round four to test a chassis adjustment.
Starting from the pole position for the main event, Maifield got off to a good clean start and never looked back. By going over nine minutes between pit stops his RC8T/Reedy 121 VR combination never missed a beat and lapped the field up to second place and set the single fastest lap time. By the conclusion of the 45-minute main event, Maifield had built a 13+ second lead over second place and was the only driver to make 83 laps.
This win marks the first for the Team Associated RC8T and Reedy 121 VR engine in their ROAR Nationals debut. This is also Maifield's second Truggy National Championship in a row and his fifth ROAR National Championship.