Dakotah Phend wins Michigan State Finals

After a full year of 6 rounds of racing, racers from all over gathered at AMS Raceway on Saturday October 19th for the final round of the 2013 season. Title battles were still going on for all classes, which meant that we could expect some very close racing all day long. On top of that, some special guests had shown up: Dakotah Phend and Ryan Lutz! On top of the racing excitement, both the series the sponsors had provided a LOT of raffle prizes for the series regulars! At the end of the day, the top 10 in every class in the overall standings were awarded with trophies!
1/8th Scale Nitro Buggy:
TLR’s Dakotah Phend showed up late, due to a school related test in the morning, and went on a rampage with his first run and took over TQ by 9 seconds and this run put him on pole position for the A main.  After the start of the 30 minute main, TLR’s Phend took the lead, closely followed by Lutz, TLR’s Tyler Jones and TLR’s Dylan Gerard. While Phend was clicking off blistering laps, Lutz tried to keep up, but wasn't able to match the pace of Phend.  At the end of the race, Phend was long gone with Jones and Gerard were still battling over the remaining spots on the podium. At the end of the 30 minutes, it was a TLR sweep with TLR/Orion/Pro-Line/Horizon Hobby sponsored Dakotah Phend crossing the line in first, followed by TLR/JConcepts/Horizon Hobby sponsored Tyler Jones in second and TLR/AKA/Horizon Hobby sponsored Dylan Gerard in third.

Dakotah Phend also TQ'ed and won the 4wd SC class with his Orion powered TLR SCTE 2.0!