Perfect weekend for Evans at ‘Fall Indoor Nats’

Dustin Evans showed why he is a US National Champion, Reedy Race winner and Worlds finalist as he completed the perfect weekend at the Fall Indoor Nationals successfully defending all three 2WD titles at the RC Excitement track in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.  Starting the 8-minute single Buggy, Short Course and Stadium truck A-Mains from pole having topped every round of qualifying, the factory TLR driver cruised to three convincing wins.

In 2WD Buggy, the biggest class at this the penultimate event in the five round JConcepts Indoor National Series,  Evans faced his greatest challenge of the day in the form of Steven Hartson but the factory Associated driver ultimately didn’t have the pace to match the Top Qualifier.  Winning by a 10-second margin Evans said the race was ‘a lot more difficult than it looked’ as the track conditions for the final, which was the closing race of what was a very busy evening of finals, had got quite tricky. Making a clean start to the race, Evans said he was able to make an early getaway which allowed him to go into cruise mode something he said was actually faster due to the conditions.  Having made the podium in 4WD Buggy finishing second to Hartson, 14-year-old Gunnar Rieck completed the podium having started 6th on the grid.

In 2WD Short Course Evans got it wrong on lap 1 just before the first run down the main straight handing the No.2 truck of Andrew Castellini the lead temporarily before the 18-year-old spun out through the sweeper at the end of the straight.  Dustin retook the lead from were he checked out leaving Castellini and 13-year-old Alex Kosciuszek to put on a show as they battled over second.  In the end Kosciuszek came out on top with a late mistake by Castellini ending his challenge leaving him to finish 3rd 2.6 seconds adrift of his fellow Associated SC10 racer.

In Stadium Truck Evans’ 22T took an easy win over the Associated’s of Rieck and popular 12-year-old racer Daimon Borkowicz who came from 5th on the grid.

2WD Mod Buggy A-Main Grid
1. (1) Dustin Evans – Team Losi Racing – 31/8:04.202
2. (2) Steven Hartson – Associated – 31/8:14.184
3. (6) Gunnar Rieck – Associated – 30/8:11.625
4. (10)Rob Betts – Kyosho – 29/8:01.588
5. (8) Toddie Anderson – Team Losi Racing – 29/8:06.565
6. (4) Andrew Castellini – Associated – 29/8:07.309
7. (3) Alex Kosciuszek – Associated – 29/8:14.744
8. (7) Mike Gay – Associated – 28/8:02.108
9. (11)Chuckie Presinzaro – Associated – 28/8:11.044
10.(9) Mike Wilder – Associated – 28/8:13.216
11.(5) Jason Ruona – Associated – 5/1:39.630

2WD Mod Short Course A-Main Result
1. (1) Dustin Evans – Team Losi Racing – 30/8:14.677
2. (3) Alex Kosciuszek – Associated – 29/8:13.222
3. (2) Andrew Castellini – Associated – 29/8:15.842
4. (7) Daimon Borkowicz – 28/8:16.696
5. (9) Carl Doran – 27/8:04.231
6. (4) Nicholas Sass – 27/8:07.572
7. (8) Toddie Anderson – 27/8:11.113
8. (11)Bill Gajowski- 26/8:08.654
9. (10)Paul Sinclair – 25/7:36.151
10.(6) Kevin McDaniel – 25/8:17.270
11.(5) Barry Goodwin – 11/3:18.940

Mod Truck A-Main Result
1. (1) Dustin Evans – Team Losi Racing – 31/8:02.292
2. (2) Gunnar Reick – Associated – 30/8:07.470
3. (5) Daimon Borkowicz – Associated – 30/8:12.573
4. (3) Rob Betts – 29/8:03.141
5. (10) Chris Cristo – 28/8:08.206
6. (7) John Cravotta – 28/8:17.035
7. (8) Bernardo Corey – 27/8:01.601
8. (4) Vin Nocella – 26/7:25.335
9. (9) Gaytan Lamy – 25/8:20.606
10.(6)Eric Deschenes – DNS

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