The 2016 R.O.A.R. 1:10 Electric Off-Road National championship took place over the weekend of August 14th in Omaha, Nebraska and was hosted by the famous Hobbytown Hobbyplex facility. The track crew outdid themselves with a challenging layout that incorporated many features found in a great race track: a triple, a chicane, a step-up, rollers and doubles. As qualifying got underway on Friday, the racing started to heat up.
From the first race, it was clear that the level of competition was high in all the classes. Just a single bobble could drop a driver 10 positions in the round rankings. In the 2WD Modified Short Course category, Team Associated’s Ryan Cavalieri and his SC5M showed why Team Associated has dominated this category of racing since its inception in 2009. Cavalieri set the fastest time in all four rounds of qualifying, which guaranteed the top qualifying position for Sunday’s main event. Joining him on pole position with Team Associated vehicles were Kyle Layton in 2WD 17.5 Buggy and 2WD 17.5 Short Course with his B6D and SC5M, Michael Meister in 2WD 17.5 Racing Truck with his T5M and Aidan Olson in 15 and Under 2WD Buggy with his B5M.
The main events were pretty straightforward for many of the top qualifiers including Cavalieri, who easily won A1 and A2 to win his third consecutive 2WD Modified Short Course National Championship. Others went down to three main events with Team Associated drivers coming out on top of all the classes they top qualified. Layton was able to take the win in 2WD 17.5 Buggy, while teammate Shane Borden took the win in 2WD 17.5 Short Course with Meister and Olson both taking all three mains to earn their titles.
Congratulations to all of the National Champions and special thanks to Hobbytown Hobbyplex’s crew and R.O.A.R. for putting on a well-run and exciting event.
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