By Mike Garrison
Race Report from JConcepts:
Now in its 10th year, JConcepts has been with the Psycho Nitro Blast since the beginning and we’re always excited for another epic round of the legendary PNB event! Dave Leikam and his Racetime Entertainment crew deliver one of the most monumental races of the season that mixes the lines of spectacle and competition.
The Psycho Nitro Blast is never an easy race. With the help of Track Masters, Dave Leikam always creates one of the most unique tracks layouts that provides a special experience for all that attend. The track is huge and feature-rich and filled with the signature wood jumps that create consistent jump faces and unimaginable flow. The massive straightaway requires monster horsepower and the large venue requires accuracy and technical precision. Combine with the near 24-hour racing format from Thursday on, the PNB is not just a race, but an RC experience unlike any other.
Thanks to Jacob Peterson from Racetime Entertainment for the usage of the photos. Cheers to Dave Leikam for always putting on such an epic race event and to his crew of dedicated individuals that help make this happen.
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Pro Ebuggy Podium
It was an impressive performance by Tekno’s Ryan Lutz in the Pro Ebuggy class as Ryan was able to take the win in the triple A-Mains among a very deep field of world-class drivers. With an A1 win, TLR’s Dakotah Phend wasn’t able to replicate the win, but a 3rd place finish in A2 gave Dakotah enough points to finish 2nd. Unfortunately for Mugen/JConcepts’ Ryan Maifield, suffered electronic issues while in 2nd during A2. With his back against the wall to make the podium, Ryan came out swinging in A3 and was able to take the win jumping him up the ranks to 3rd overall. Tekno’s Joe Bornhorst finished 4th losing the tie-breaker to Maifield and AE/JConcepts’ Ryan Cavalieri finished 5th to claim the final spot on the 5-man podium.
Pro Nitro Buggy Podium
With a near-flawless run, AE/JConcepts’ Spencer Rivkin put together an impressive race that teetered near perfection in the Pro Nitro Buggy class. On lap 5, Spencer found himself in the lead and put the pressure on his competitors by delivering fast, consistent laps daring them to catch him. Unable to match his pace, Spencer drove his race and maintained the gap back to 2nd with surgical precision. After 30 minutes of terrific racing, Spencer crossed the line in 1st with Ryan Maifield 2nd, Tekno’s Ryan Lutz 3rd, AE/JConcepts’ Ryan Cavalieri 4th, and Kyosho’s Jared Tebo 5th.
Pro Nitro Truggy Podium
Winner of the Pro Nitro Truggy class at the 2018 DNC, AE/JConcepts’ Ryan Cavalieri carried the momentum over to the PNB and was once again at the front of the grid in qualifying. Giving him the best track position possible, Ryan was able to lead the race from tone to tone and crossed the finish line in 1st. AE/JConcepts’ Spencer Rivkin was Ryan’s nearest competitor finishing 2nd, Tekno’s Ryan Lutz again would make another podium with a 3rd place effort. Tekno’s Joe Bornhorst finished 4th and Jared Tebo 5th overall to close out the top 5.