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  • Writer's pictureRyan Lutz

2013 Season Recap

2013 is nearing a close and it’s that time to look back at what transpired.

At the end of 2012 I said that I felt 2013 was going to be a break-out year for me. I’m not sure that I reached those goals entirely but I do think that I had some break-out moments that are sure to carry forward to 2014.

Let’s recap some of 2013’s best race results for me:

-I was able to win my first ever ROAR National Title. Granted it was probably in the easiest class to do so but hey!, it’s a start!

-Got 4 TQ’s and 2 Wins at the Silver State Nitro Challenge. (Maybe first time anyone has TQ’d 4 classes at a major event.

-I believe I was the only driver  in the entire Country to make the A-main in all 8 ROAR Offroad Nationals classes that I entered.

-Made the A and got 6th in 4wd Mod Buggy at the IFMAR Worlds!! Including a 2nd in A2!

-Many other large race wins in Pro Nitro Buggy at races like Psycho Nitro Blast, Fall Brawl, and others.

2013 Trophy collection

Now to look at some of my other accomplishments that I am proud of from 2013:

-I was able to grow my LutzRC brand and product line further. Looking to continue that into 2014!

-I feel I have an amazing fan base in this Hobby that continues to grow and i’m so thankful for everyone!

-Launching a new Worlds edition engine and Ryan Lutz edition Exhaust system. So my branded product line grows!

-With the help of those bidding, was able to donate over $1,250.00 to Charity this Holiday season!

I want to thank all of my sponsors from 2013 who helped make it the successful season that it was.

-Team Durango (DNX408v2, DNX408T, DEX408v2, DEX408T, DESC410Rv2, DESC210, DEX210, DEX410v4)

-Alpha Plus (Alpha Plus Ryan Lutz Worlds Edition Engine, Alpha Plus Ryan Lutz Edition 2107 Exhaust system)

-AKA Racing (Amazing tires, wheels, foams, that keep me fast on any surface!)

-Byron Fuels (25/8 Worlds Blend, most consistent fuel in the industry!)

-Futaba (4PK Super R, S9353HV, S9352HV, BLS157HV, R614FS)

-ProTek (2300 Lipo Rx packs, 100C Full size / Shorty / Saddle packs, Tools.

-Tekin (RX-8 Gen 2, Redline T8 Gen 2 1900 motor, RSX, Redline Gen 2 motors)

-92Zero Designs (Graphics, stickers, pit board.)

-4C Hobby Supply (Bearings, ceramic bearings, screws, hardware.)

-PT RC Racing Oils (Shock and diff fluids)

-Misunderstood Graphics (paintjobs!)

-LutzRC,, R/C Hobby of Medina

For 2014 all of my primary sponsors are staying put! No changes here and I look forward to taking that knowledge of those products and putting it to good use on the track! 2014 will be my break-out year and  my first big race will be the Reedy Race of Champions! However I will be club and series racing at the Fear Farm in early January preparing for the Dirt Nitro Challenge!

Thank you to everyone who helped shape my 2013 racing season! Here’s to an even better and more fun 2014 for all!

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