Team Orion Dominates Silver State

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Team Orion reports – “This years Silver State Nitro Challenge was held at the Silver Bowl Park in Las Vegas, NV. Temperatures were consistantly in the upper 60’s as well as gusty winds all week long. The entries reached well over 300 for the event! The race format consisted of 3 7-minute qualifiers with the 2 best counting for points. 12 drivers would go straight into the A-Main event with a 3 car bump. Then a 45-minute A-Main would be ran to decide the Champion for the 1/8 Pro Nitro Classes. Team Orion Factory Drivers Jared Tebo, Ryan Cavalieri, Mike Truhe, Cody King, Teemu Leino, Travis Amezcua, and Joe Pillars were all in attendance. In the 1/8 Pro Buggy Class it was Jared Tebo who TQ’ed overall. Team Orion teammates Mike Truhe would start 2nd, Ryan Cavalieri 3rd, and Cody King 7th. At the start of the 45-minute A-Main Tebo, Truhe, and Cavalieri had a clean start and began to break away from the field. At the halfway point Tebo and Cavalieri had seperated themselves by 1 lap on the field. JT and RC swapped back and forth for the lead several times while racing extremely clean with each other. With 5 laps to go it was Cavalieri leading by less than 5 seconds over Tebo. Tebo closed up the gap with 1 minute remaining but Cavalieri drove perfect not making any mistakes to take home the 1/8 Pro Buggy Championship. Tebo finished a very respectable 2nd overall and Cody King made a hard charge at the end to finish 3rd. This gave Team Orion a clean sweep on the podium!” Read More…