With over 145 entries on the day, the Silver Dollar Raceway crew was bound to provide some of the most fun racing on the west coast. Another awesome layout was installed by the crew under the direction of Kevin “Dirt Whisperer” Jelich.
Tekin team drivers Ryan Lutz and Mason Eppley would prove early on that the 1/8 E Buggy A-mains would be fun to watch. The two would qualify 1-2 gong into the double A-main. The tone of A-1 would sound and the two Tekin/Tekno teammates would blast off to an early lead over the field. Lutz would make an uncharacteristic bobble allowing young NorCal phenom Mason Eppley to take the lead. Lutz would be unable to make up the distance with the two running near identical lap times. Eppley would take the win by nearly 8 seconds!
A-2 would be similar to A-1 however this time Lutz wouldn’t make any mistakes leading from tone to tone, besting his A-1 time by over 25 seconds and setting the fastest lap of the weekend with a 30.1! Mason would take 2nd overal in A-2. The tiebreaker format would give Lutz the overall win with Eppley 2nd. This kid is fast and you will see more of him in the future!(Randy Pike)