Ryan Maifield dominates Cactus Classic 2012
LiveRC.com reports – “After the first round of A-mains it looked as if Ryan Cavalieri might walk away with every class he entered. Cavalieri slowly and methodically worked his way to the front of the 2WD, 4WD, and truck A1 mains and set himself up to be hard to beat the rest of the afternoon.
Things didn’t quite work out that way.
In 2WD, it was young Dakotah Phend who made a stand and sent his TLR 22 to the front of the pack and sent the most prestigious class at the Cactus to a deciding A3 main.
Elsewhere, hometown hero Ryan Maifield did his best to remind everyone that this is his backyard, and that teammate Cavalieri wouldn’t just waltz in and act like he owned the place.
In the end, Cavalieri was able to close the deal in modified truck, but wasn’t as lucky in 2WD, 4WD, and Pro-2. Maifield easily dominated Pro-2, and also cleaned up shop in A3 of 2WD and 4WD to take home the top spot in three of the four classes he entered. The hometown crowd wasn’t shy about showing their fandom of Maifield. Every year they erupt into applause as their local pro sticks it to everyone. I don’t see that changing anytime soon, either. Ryan has been running here most of his life and as long as he is in his prime, it would be a wise bet to say that he will win or seriously contend in every single class he enters at SRS.
The one class The Big Three didn’t enter was Pro-4- which was TQ’ed by US Pro-4 National Champion Dakotah Phend. In the mains, however, Jorn Neumann quickly dismantled the field in A1 and A2 wrapping up victory before the class saw A3.”
Our thanks goes to LIVERC.COM for their fantastic event coverage!
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