The eleventh annual Sidewinder Nitro Explosion was held at Heritage RC Park in Chula Vista, California. AKA/Team Associated driver, Ryan Cavalieri, had an exceptional weekend with a TQ and win in E-Buggy and a 2nd place in nitro buggy. Ryan’s buggys were equipped with AKA Soft Impacts, Red Inserts, and EVO wheels for qualifying. For the longer mains he switched to Medium compound and his cars were hooked up for his multiple podium finishes for the weekend! We look forward to seeing Ryan’s prototype AE and AKA combo in the coming weeks at the IFMAR World Championships.