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posted: 07.02.20072007 ROAR Fuel Nationals
2007 ROAR Fuel Nationals
Event: 2007 ROAR 1/8th Off-Road Fuel Buggy Nationals
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Dates: June 28 – July 1, 2007
Summertime – ROAR 1/8th Off-Road Fuel Buggy Nationals: 1/8th fuel off-road is furious. The premier event in the United States is the ROAR Off-Road Fuel Nationals. This year's event was held at the Dirt Burners track in St. Louis, Missouri. With all major teams represented competition was fierce. The highly polished and slick surface combined with a technical Dirt Burners track layout made for intense practice and pre-race preparation. Negotiating the Dirt Burners surface at racing speed required the most deliberate and precise techniques available in each driver's repertoire. Set-up, tire choice and condition were critical as each driver tuned to win.
In Qualifying - The first 3 qualifying heats were stacked as ROAR sorted the first 3 heats based on results from the previous ROAR Nationals from 2006. Ryan Maifield picked up right where he left off in 2006 by taking the quick time in round 1 of qualifying with 10 laps 5:01.737 driving his Associated RC8. After a resort of qualifying for round 2 Ryan Maifield again set the pace with 10 laps 5:01.987. However, it was Jeremy Kortz in heat number 2 that took the overall TQ for the round with 10 laps 5:01.005 driving the Hobao Hyper 8.
Put some Double Dee's on it: Maifield was looking to lock up TQ in the 3rd round of qualifying and was looking for an edge on the competition. Maifield looked at his entire selection of mounted tires and choose the JConcepts Double Dee's tires. In what was the most impressive run of the weekend, Maifield quickly turned the 3rd round of qualifying into a show by running the fastest run of the entire weekend with 11 laps 5:27.925. This run secured the overall TQ of the event and gave the Associated RC8 and JConcepts Racing Tires the fastest run of the event. A-main - With a full field of 1/8th buggies behind him, Ryan Maifield took on all drivers and was poised and determined. Ryan was pulling away from the field, and at the 38 minute mark was set to lap the entire field. While pulling up on the main straight Ryan's buggy encountered a serious radio interference problem and was sent completely off track. Ryan's pit crew worked quickly to get him back on track but missed a valuable 2 laps in the pits which essentially put him out of contention for the win. This allowed Mike Truhe to take over the lead, but it wasn't for long as Mike also encountered a problem and was forced out of action. Adam Drake took over the lead for good and never looked back cruising on to his first ROAR National Championship.
Products in focus – Available September 2007
3007 - Double Dee's 1/8th buggy tire
3010 - Cross Hairs 1/8th buggy tire
3303 – Rulux - 1/8th buggy wheels (white)
3303Y- Rulux - 1/8th buggy wheels (yellow)