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Date of the Event: 04.11.2011Maifield wins Silver State Nitro Challenge with JC
Event: 2011 Silver State Nitro Challenge
Date: April 8-10 , 2011
Location: Sin City R/C – Boulder City, NV
Ryan Maifield continues his winning ways with JConcepts, wins Expert 1/8th buggy at Silver State Nitro Challenge.
Known as one of the most grueling R/C races on the planet, the Silver State Nitro Challenge held just outside of Las Vegas, NV, brought together some of the world's best talent. When the dust settled, it was JConcepts / Team Associated’s Ryan Maifield who battled through the extremely challenging conditions to earn the Expert Buggy Silver State title.
The four-day event saw wide-ranging weather and track conditions from Thursday through Sunday. With 50+ mph winds and near freezing temperatures, to hail, rain, and beautiful sunshine, the Sin City RC track went from very smooth and groomed conditions on Thursday to extremely rough conditions by Sunday's epic main event. Through all the changing conditions, Maifield's JConcepts-equipped RC8B, remained consistent and near the front of the pack all weekend long. When the 45 minute A-main event rolled around, a positive attitude from a practice session helped propel Ryan to a great start.
After only 6 minutes into the main, it was clear that Maifield and Cody King were the favorites and they were pulling away from the competition. An epic battle was shaping up with pit stop strategy, driving style and consistency all playing a heavy roll in the outcome. Maifield, on a slightly shorter pit strategy, made up valuable time and found himself in the lead with less than 8 minutes to go. The aggressive nature of the track took its toll on both drivers as the lead changed multiple times. However, it was Maifield who found the best combination of speed and consistency into the last several laps where he took the lead for good. Crossing the finish-line, Ryan finished with another well deserved victory in 2011.
Topping off the winning ride, Ryan chose the JConcepts Punisher RC8B body, Hybrids tire in green compound, Illuzion HD rear wing and JConcepts locking wheel nuts.
Photo Courtesy – John Cary (single still), RedRC (podium / action)