Landen takes TQ at 2014 Cactus Classic

1st Annual Florida Outdoor Championship

By:  Landen Lewis

After tons of out of state racing and travel, Team Lewis Racing decided to stay at home and race in Florida.  RRW at Ocala, Fl. is where we ended up. We packed our bags, hauled up in the motorhome and set up to go racing. The track looked great and was ready for a race day. Cody Wiles, Tilar Pollack, and Peyton McDonald also showed up with their supplies hoping for a DIALED weekend. Practice went just as expected (except for forgotten stuff) .  Thursday night we went back to celebrate goods time with the Land family and pick up our necessary tires and parts. After a fun night we woke up on race day. Brian Lewis was running Stock SCT and Stock Truck. Landen was running the same in the mod division. Qualifying went very well for all racers. All of us were able to secure a TQ and were ready for the Mains.

After a few races into the mains, the “R” word moved in. It started to come down slowly, and then hit us hard. Lance McDonald fought hard and waited it out, but sadly we had to shut down the track. That meant that you qualifying positions would count for your overall placement. This was not what we hoped for but was something outdoor racing was all about.

After the award ceremonies we kicked backed, cooked some burgers, and had a great time with some amazing friends. Landen was able to take the TQ and win in SCT along with 2nd in Mod Truck. Brian dominated Stock SCT and took the TQ and win as well. Tilar Pollack took TQ and win in Stock Truck while Peyton took TQ and won Buggy. Little Mad Dawg Cody Wiles took TQ and the win in Nitro Truggy and second in both Nitro Buggy and E-buggy.

Awesome Job guys!

RRW – Florida Outdoor Championship

Team Lewis Racing made it’s way 2 hours south to RRW in Belleview, FL for the 1st Annual Florida Outdoor Championship.  We decided to take the Motorhome and camp out at the track the entire weekend which was so much fun.  The race was held on Saturday and Landen was running 2wd SCT and Stadium truck in the Mod division and I was running the same classes in the stock division.  Tilar Pollack was joining us this weekend and he was entered in the 2wd Stock Stadium Truck and 1/8th Scale E-Buggy.  This would be Tilar’s first time taking the new Kyosho TKI3E out to the track.  Cody Wiles was also with us which put all three Florida young Proline drivers together to represent.  Cody was only running 1/8th scale and entered 3 classes:  E-Buggy, Nitro Buggy and Nitro Truggy.

After 2 rounds of qualifying, the rain came and ended the race short as the owner’s felt the track was not able to be ran on.  The awards would be based on qualifying position and three young guns had earned some serious hardware for the day.

Landen Lewis secured the win in Mod Short Course and was 2nd in Mod Stadium Truck.  Cody Wiles took the victory in Nitro Truggy and brought home 2nd in both E-Buggy and Nitro Buggy.  Tilar Pollack took the win in Stock Stadium Truck and 3rd overall in E-Buggy.  I also took home the win in Stock Short Course Truck.

I was very proud of the boys and how they represented themselves, their sponsors and the sport.