Rydstedt wins 2014 NESS Truggy title



The final round of the North East Super Series was held at Barnstormers RC Raceway in Chester, New York on a crisp, bluebird day. Two of the previous rounds were held at Wolcott Hobby in Wolcott , Connecticut. In Nitro Truggy Anders Rydstedt TQ’d and took 1st place in his XRAY XT8. With a total of 24 entries for Nitro Truggy, Anders also had the series win, best 3 out of 4, with a total of 296 points out of 300. Jay Zellner and James Butler took 2nd and 3rd respectively. 

While the track was loose in some spots it was consistent throughout the day. The first round of qualifying Anders was halted early by a rock, but he quickly turned it around with a nearly flawless second qualifier. The turning of seasons brought a blinding sunset into the mix for the Truggy main. Nearly impossible to see the back double-triple, most took the safe route with a two double single. A difficult start quickly put Anders into last place. Unfortunately, an unnamed driver nearly ended his race and others by recklessly driving the wrong way down the straight on the second lap! Anders was able to recover, keeping his cool, reminded by his pit crew, “get in your zone!…” Lindemann put in some great laps, but fell to a blown plug. Second place James Butler battled for the win towards the final laps, but consistent driving and fast pitting gave Anders the win by a lap.

Final Results:

  1. Anders Rydstedt
  2. James Butler
  3. Prisco Lamdagon
  4. Jun Herrero
  5. Jovanny Sanchez
  6. Rob Lindemann
  7. Jay Zellner

Series Points

1. Anders Rydstedt 296

2. Jay Zellner 292

3 James Butler 282