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October 18, 2011

Ryan Lutz wins at Byron Western Cup

Filed under: News — Stuart @ 7:32 pm

Ryan Lutz TQ's and Wins at Byron Cup

Ryan Lutz took an impressive TQ and Win at the Byron Fuel Western Cup, held at the Revelation Raceway in Southern California. Ryan fought off stiff competition from Adam Drake and Cody King to take the top step on the podium with his DNX408.

Just completed my 6.5 hour trip to Southern California where I took part in the Byron Fuels Western Cup which was hosted at the World Famous Revelation Raceway. It was just a one day event with two qualifiers and 30 min Pro A-mains.

A few top pros were on hand including Adam Drake and Cody King as well as my Durango team mate Carson Wernimont.

Team Durango drivers Ryan Lutz and Carson Wernimont In Buggy my Durango DNX408 was ready to do work. In the first qualifier Drake and I were running similar laps at the start but he made a mistake and I stayed cleaner for the rest of the race and took the TQ. In round two Drake started on the clock first and I started nearly 3/4 of a lap behind him. The announcer was announcing him as in the lead and on a TQ pace the whole time and announcing me down in like 5th or 6th. I was pretty sure (as I hadn’t crashed) that I was up battling for the lead but I knew that because I started late on the clock that it just wasn’t showing me at the top. So I plugged along and finally after Drake finished and the announcer said he beat my TQ time, then he said, Ryan better make a clean lap, it’s going to be close. I finally crossed the line with a 1.5 second win and the overall TQ.

In the A-main it was another crazy start with no one wanting to lead at first. The sun had gone down and it was a challenge to see your car as there was some dark areas on an already challenging track. Drake, King, and I all took turns leading for the first 2 or 3 laps but eventually I would assume the lead and start throwing down some fast laps. I worked at staying clean and if I made a mistake made sure I put in a couple faster laps right after it to get my cushion back to where I was comfortable. My Alpha A852 engine was screaming fast and my Byrons Fuel was keeping the tune nice and consistent for the whole run. I ended up keeping the pace and taking the victory in the end of the 30 min main. Another victory for my Durango DNX408 Buggy! All day I ran AKA SS Impacts. (must be some kind of conspiracy or something because this is two weeks in a row i’ve ran SS tires!) Either way though they were dialed all day!

Ryan proves the DNX408 can beat the best
1st. 46 laps 30:08.26 RYAN LUTZ – DNX408
2nd. 46 laps 30:20.32 ADAM DRAKE
3rd. 46 laps 30:39.55 CODY KING

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