Team Losi Racing Wins Sidewinder NItro Explosion

Chula Vista R/C Raceway was the host for the 10th Annual Sidewinder Nitro Explosion this past weekend.  The event had 170 entries.  Qualifying consisted of three rounds on Saturday using your two best points to set up the grid for Sunday’s 45 minute finals.
Adam Drake was top qualifier in the nitro buggy class.  Drake started the 45 minute final by laying down some of the fastest laps of the weekend in his Nova Rossi powered TLR 8ight 3.0.  By the halfway point of the race Drake had a commanding lead and the battle was on for second and third.  Mark Pavidis and his 8IGHT 3.0 made a charge to the front after a rough start to catch and pass Jeremy Kortz to take second.  Kortz had problems of his own as the race came to a close and Sean Gaffney was able to sneak by for third on the final lap. 
In the truck final Adam Drake started 2nd on the grid, but was able to take the lead from Drew Moller around the 6 minute mark.  Drake put is consistent fast laps and had great pit stops from Tim Long and was able to pull away from the field to take the win by 22 seconds.  Drew Moller finished second followed by Sean Gaffney.  All three driver’s where running Nova Rossi Keep Off 7 engines and Pro-Line VTR Blockades in M3. 
AKA's Mark Pavidis also TQ’ed and won the 40+ buggy class followed by TLR teammate Don Vinkemulder.  There were a total of 8 Team Losi Racing 8ight 3.0’s in the 40+ buggy final!