One of the best overall drivers in the world, Ryan Maifield excels in just about every facet of R/C Racing. He competes at the highest level in the 1/10th and 1/8th off-road classes and is known, first, for his speed and aggressive style but it’s his passion, versatility and consistency which raises the stakes at any event he is competing in. Ryan started racing at the age of 6 in his hometown of Scottsdale, AZ where his parents were instrumental in helping him become a threat locally at a very young age. His passion carried over into his teenage years where he was able to TQ and win one of the largest events of the year, The Cactus Classic, at just 16 years old.
Ryan rolled his success into Pro driver status by 2005 and at the age of 18 he traveled to his first World Championship with Team Associated. Maifield took down the Top Qualifying position in the 4wd modified class and this is also where he began his racing career and relationship with JConcepts. From that point on, Ryan, has continued to display the same type of speed and consistency in all classes of competition where he has earned more than 10 ROAR National Championships in the buggy and truck classes combined. His racing always seems to peak during the famous Cactus Classic where Ryan has won over 15 championships in the modified classes.
Multiple victories at the prestigious Dirt Nitro Challenge, Silver State Nitro Challenge and Alabama Manufacturers Shootout make Ryan a favorite at almost every large 1/8th event in World. Its every drivers honor to compete at the IFMAR World Championships and Ryan has delivered more than 5 podium finishes at the ultimate bi-annual event. When it comes to being a professional off-road driver capable of winning at any moment, Ryan Maifield is in a class all by himself.
During the 2014 ROAR Fuel Nationals, Ryan put in a classic performance in a farewell race to his long-time sponsor, Team Associated. After more than 12 years together, Ryan’s career took on a new dimension while signing with Team Losi Racing and Team Orion in the summer of 2014. A much publicized event, Ryan’s signing affected the entire community as a driver of his stature rarely moves during the peak of their career. Flashing to Ryan’s first public race appearance, it was business as usual as Ryan TQ’ed and won 2wd, 4wd and SCT modified at the JConcepts Summer Indoor Nationals at Outback Raceway in Chico, CA. With a big smile on his face and energized passion, Ryan looks forward to the ROAR Off-Road Nationals and IFMAR 1/8th Off-Road World Championships toward the end of 2014 with his new race sponsors by his side.
Ryan, also known to friends as "Mans" or Maifield is popular with fans, fellow racers and his closest rivals due to his “down to earth” demeanor and sense of humor. The comedy ends once he hits the drivers stand where Ryan is all business representing JConcepts to the best of his ability.
2019 has been quite a year so far for Ryan Maifield. With 2 National 1/8th titles already in nitro truggy and Ebuggy, Ryan still has a chance to add even more to this year’s list with the 1/10th ROAR Nats coming up late August. It’s quite amazing considering that there are a lot of pro […]
Each year, there are only four 1/8th scale ROAR National titles available for racers to win, which includes nitro buggy, nitro truggy, Ebuggy, and Etruggy. For the last 5 years in a row, there’s has only been one winner in ultrafast Ebuggy class and that’s Ryan Maifield. Maybe it’s his distinctive driving style matched with […]
The ROAR National Championships is the biggest race of the year and just having wrapped up the 1/8th Fuel Nationals earlier in Hutto, Texas, it was time for the 2019 ROAR E-Nationals featuring most of the same top drivers competing for Ebuggy, Etruggy, 4×4 SCT, and Masters Ebuggy National championships. Of course, the heavy hitters […]
In the heat of summer, where else better to stay cool and have a blast? Racing RC cars at Hobby Action R/C Raceway of course! Include your buddies, mix in amazing competition, and you’ve got yourself the JConcepts Summer INS!! Let’s be real. This place is fantastic. There’s no place like it. The hobby shop […]
Vehicle builds and rebuilds center quite frequently around the shock absorbers. The RM2 Red grease is part of delicate treatment process which helps seal the shock shaft to O-rings and prevents unwanted leakage while still smooth enough to maintain the plush action a race shock requires. Another added bonus of using a treatment in this […]