Nitro Pit - Wittmann, Arizona Feb 17-21, 2010 Photos courtesy of Aaron Waldron, RC Car Magazine Hot Bodies & HPI Racing congratulate Team Drivers Ty Tessmann and Jesse Robbers on an awesome performance at The Dirt Nitro Challenge!
Ty Tessmann clinched FIRST PLACE VICTORY in the PRO TRUGGY CLASS ahead of Ryan Cavalieri, Ryan Maifield, Jesse Robbers, Mike Truhe, Cody King, Billy Fischer, Travis Amezcua, Matt Castellano, Bobby Tillman, Levi Jackson, Chad Bradley, Dylan Rogriguez and Jared Tebo. The final was a real classic, Cavalieri stretching out what appeared to be an insurmountable lead, battle royale between Tebo, Tessmann & Maifield, and Tessmann's cool reeling in and subsequent fight with Cavalieri. Early on the top 3 held their positions until a few bobbles allowed to build a lead only for him to fall back into a monster battle with Maifield and Tessmann. On lap 28 the trio were on the 12-pack front section and a couple of misjudgements and Tebo's truggy was pointing the wrong way and was hit, breaking the car - a favourite out early on. At this point Cavalieri was pushing and doing what he has done so often; take any opportunities presented to him. The mid part of the race saw Maifield's challenge for 2nd & 1st fade and it was left to Tessmann to try and slash Cav's lead. His cause was somewhat helped by one less planned pitstop, but it was traffic that caught out Cav, as suddenly Tessmann was a corner or two behind. It wasn't long before Tessmann was leading but not without great driving by Cav; he showed why hes so good at the nitro pit, setting two consecutive fastest laps while hunting down the young Canadian driver. However it wasn't to be a Nitro Challenge Hat-trick for Cav as Tessmann kept his nerve to finish as the winner. A great drive as well as finally a Big Win for Tessmann. Cav got 2nd and Maifield finished 33sec ahead of 4th placed Jesse Robbers. Pro Truggy Class Ty Tessmann - FIRST PLACE! He beat all the fast drivers with the HB D8T! Jesse Robbers - Fourth Place / D8T with HB Truggy tires - 67900 - HB MEGABITE TIRE - Pink Pro Buggy Class Jesse Robbers - THIRD PLACE - HB D8 with: 67925 - HB KHAOS TIRE - Pink 67773 - HB PRO MOLDED INNER FOAM - Red Ty Tessmann - 8th PLACE - HB D8 [ ]Pro Electric Buggy Class Jesse Robbers - SECOND PLACE / Ve8 with: 67781 - HB MEGABITE TIRE - Pink 67773 - HB PRO MOLDED INNER FOAM - Red NITRO PIT 19000 W Happy Valley Road, Wittmann, AZ 85361 602.418.3846 www.thenitropit.com Full Truggy Result: http://www.neobuggy.net/modules/news/article.php?storyid=7765 Full Buggy Result: http://www.neobuggy.net/modules/news/article.php?storyid=7767