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Landen Lewis Wins Pro E-Buggy at Big Bend on Pro-Line Hole Shots



This past weekend was the 3rd Annual Big Bend Shootout in Tallahassee, FL.  This is the track’s biggest race of the year and drivers came from all over the State of Florida, Georgia and Alabama.  Landen recently made the decision to leave Kyosho America and move forward without a chassis sponsor.  This weekend, Landen would run the XRay XB8E for the first time and his 2nd time racing the Xray XB8.

Pro-Line M4 Hole Shots were chosen and used for both rounds.

After showing up on Friday to get some practice in on the track, it started raining around 5:00pm and never let up until early in the morning.  Many were worried that the track which was in perfect shape had been ruined.  The track crew, which is the hardest working crew around, worked and did all they could do to get the track race ready.  Around 1:00pm on Saturday, Qualifier #1 got started.  Landen was able to take TQ for the round by 6 seconds on the field.  In qualifier #2, Landen was still able to lay down the fastest time to hold on and secure the overall TQ.  He also was the only driver to hit the 27-second mark with a 27.61.

In Nitro, Landen had a few unfortunate circumstances that hurt his overall time but still managed to qualify into the A-Main.

On Sunday, the Mains got started early and the event leaders decided to run Double A-Mains in both E-Buggy and Nitro Buggy.  In E-Buggy, Landen was able to take the win in both A1 and A2 to secure the overall victory.  With the win, Landen won $200 in cash and a free entry into 2016 AMS race.

In Nitro, the first main was 22.5-minutes long.  Landen moved up real quick and battled with Chandler Elliott and Eddie Cordova the entire race and was able to make the pass late to secure a 2nd place finish behind Cole Ogden.  In A2, while taking warm-up laps, there was electronic issues going on in the car and Landen was unable to finish the race.  While is was disappointing to go in A2 with a 2nd already, the weekend was still a blast.

Landen Lewis