By LiveRC Staff
Spencer Rivkin is the new 2019 ROAR National Champion in nitro buggy and Ryan Maifield is the new National Champion in nitro truggy.
Nitro Truggy would see a classic Rivkin and Maifield battle but Maifield would ultimately come out on top despite differing pit strategies giving Rivkin an advantage. Ryan Lutz would mount a late race charge to pass Ty Tessmann and take the final spot on the podium. Tessmann would have to settle for 4th with nitro freshman Broc Champlin finishing 5th.
In Nitro Buggy Lutz and Rivkin would tangle on the first lap allowing Dakotah Phend to break away. Dakotah would eventually fade giving Ryan Cavalieri the lead and the opportunity to set the race pace. Rivkin would charge through the pack and make a clean inside pass on Cavalieri to take the lead and would gap out to about 7 seconds for the rest of the main. Cavalieri would hold on to 2nd with Ryan Lutz mounting another late race charge to finish 3rd. Tessmann would give the spot away to Lutz a little easier than he would've liked in this race going into pitlane twice in two laps for fuel. Jared Tebo would round out the top 5.