What did I tell you! I could tell it was going to be a battle to the end between Cavalieri and Evans and it was. It came down to Ryan Cavalieri and Dustin Evans in the Euro Offroad Series 4WD Buggy and 2WD buggy classes. And I now have some final results for you:
Cavalieri of Team Associated brought home the crown in the 4WD Buggy at the Euro Offroad Series Pilot Event after taking victory over Joern Neumann in the final race of the day. Like I said, Top Qualifier Dustin Evans of Team Losi Racing did make it into the top 3 drivers in this third A-Main with a chance of the title. However, before the first lap was even completed his challenge was over. He landed his buggy hard over the double at the Kyosho corner, breaking the front right wishbone and sadly, he was done for (in this race at least).
Cavalieri and Neumann, the former European Champion continued to go head to head for the win. Just as a challenge looked set to take place the German put his Durango in to the pipe. A second mistake on the penultimate lap left Cavalieri to cruise to the win with Neumann, who finished third overall having tied with Evans on points, summing up the race by saying ‘I tried’. Well, he doesn’t sound too enthusiastic but he totally should be proud of himself. These other guys aren’t messing around.
So, like I said, Evans was only done for in the 4WD buggy A-Main. He was the 2WD Buggy champion at the Euro Offroad Series pilot event after a great battle with…no one other than Ryan Cavalieri. It was not an easy win. I guess Evans described this as one of the best 2WD battles he has every had. That is awesome. I love these guys! They really battled it out and put on a great show for all the fans. And what a perfect pilot event.
That’s all for the first year at the Euro Offroad Series. Hopefully, they will bring it back next year.