Phillip Atondo Wins Octoberfest

Central Valley R/C Raceway hosted the Octoberfest this weekend. TLR's Phillip Atondo TQed the 1/8 nitro buggy class and the only one to go the extra lap in qualifying! Race went deep into the night and track changed a lot with the moisture coming up and under the lights. At the start of the 30 min buggy main Atondo made early mistakes as he dropped back to about 5th witch allowed Tyler Vik and Austin Blair to get out front. Vik and Blair were battling witch allowed Atondo to reel them in! Atondo got by Blair and was setting his sights on Vik who was running a smooth race. Just after the halfway mark Atondo caught Vik and they would swap positions with a great battle and Atondo being patient to get around Vik. In the last 5min of the race Vik crashed in the big rhythm section witch allowed Atondo to get by and pull away for the win!
Atondo's TLR 8ight 3.0 buggy was equipped with a Team Orion 3 port engine and JConcepts Black Hybrid tires.
1st: Phillip Atondo -TLR, Orion
3rd: Jacob Haas - TLR