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Talk It Up Tuesday: Ryan Maifield ROAR Nationals Win

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We caught up with Ryan Maifield following his double up at the 2021 ROAR 1/8th Scale Off-Road Nationals to see how he is doing and what he is up to. #TalkItUpTuesday

LiveRC: How did it feel grabbing both wins at the 2021 ROAR Nationals?  
Ryan Maifield: Obviously It felt good to have such a solid weekend, a lot of time and effort is put in by myself and a lot of other people to try and have all our equipment up to par, so when you have a weekend like that it’s gratifying knowing that all that effort and work paid off.

LRC: How much was it really bothering you, if at all, having gone such a long time without getting a ROAR Nitro Buggy Title?
RM: I wouldn’t say it was bothering me, I definitely knew how long it had been, I kinda reminded myself each year about that fact as the nationals were approaching, it’s nice to win that race again for sure.  

LRC: How do you feel about the fuel tank situation?
RM: I don’t know, I wish it never happened, I would have liked to have raced Ty and Cole in the main for sure. I have had some really bad luck at that event in the past, this year it went smooth for my program and equipment.


LRC: Where do this year’s wins rank up against some of your favorite memories or victories?
RM: I don’t ever really compare anything like that, I’ve had a good year for sure, the companies I race for make the best equipment in the industry in my opinion, because of how solid my equipment is gives me the opportunity to compete up front more often then not, I’m lucky to be able to race and be surrounded by the best in the business.  

LRC: Having recently become a father for the second time, how is dad life?
RM: It’s awesome, they grow fast, my son is in the garage with me almost everyday asking questions, asking for wrenches and parts, can’t wait for them to be old enough to race.

LRC: Where is this 1/8th scale dominance coming from, we have always know you had skill, but this last string of victories is pretty incredible?
RM: Well like I said earlier, I think I have some of the best equipment in the industry, having confidence in your equipment is a big factor, I know everywhere I go my stuff is going to be very close to the right setup, I have a good routine at home with how I prep my cars and practice, having all this stuff in order makes big race weekends go a lot smoother for sure.


LRC: Is there any win still you would like to cross off your bucket list.
RM: Well what ever the next event is honestly, and of course the 1/8th worlds.

LRC: Will we see you at any drag racing events soon?
RM: I’m sure at some point I’ll get to one of the big cash events, my schedule is pretty full every year but I’ll find the time at some point.

I want to thank all the companies I run for, Mugen Seiki, Team Yokomo, Jconcepts, MX, Maxima, Hobbywing, Amain hobbies, Protek, stick it one,MIP, Lunsford, Hobby Action.

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About the Author

Tyler Hooks is a recent college graduate with a BBA in management and a Minor in Communications from St. Edwards University as well as a ROAR Stock National Champion and was apart of the IFMAR World Championship USA team in 2016. Tyler is currently an Editor as well as in the Advertising department at Live Race Media and frequently is apart of the broadcast team at major events.

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