September 26, 2013

Martin & Maifield complete Worlds Podium


With the title decided in Leg 2, Jared Tebo & Kyosho the new World Champions, the third A-Main was all about deciding who would join him on the 2WD podium in Chico.  With Tebo sitting out the 5-minute encounter, it was outgoing champion Ryan Cavalieri who led away field but the 4-times World Champion would end up not even making the podium.  A mistake on lap 5 by the American allowed Tamiya’s Lee Martin through to the front this time the British ace holding on till the end for the win to secure a well deserved 2nd overall.

Ryan Maifield

With Cavalieri still looking comfortable to claim the final step on the podium, some consolation after losing his World title, on the last lap he made a second mistake allowing team-mate Ryan Maifield through to take second for the Leg and third overall.  Having crashed on the opening lap, dropping him to last, Maifield’s recovery was impressive with the Arizona ace clearly delighted at making the podium after a tough time in qualifying that saw him line up 6th on the grid.  For Cavalieri he would finish 4th overall ahead of team-mate Neil Cragg but with a 4WD World title to defend he has little time to rue over the result.

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