Maxxis Nationals brings mayhem for Ryan Heavner
Ryan Heavner rolled into Blacksburg, South Carolina over the weekend. The Iron City Motorsports Complex hosted the Maxxis Nationals.
The team entered the event as defending Super Heavy Champions. A lot was on the line.
The two day show saw the team post a 16th place qualifying effort in the 38 kart field. A massive crash in the main event took out all by 12 karts, Heavner was one of the drivers collected.
Overnight, the team went to work on repairs ahead of Sunday’s portion of the event. With the new day, the Premier Chassis was set and ready to go.
RHR jumped out of the gate with a 2nd place qualifying effort in Super Heavy. The team took the lead in the race ahead of a lap 20 caution. On a restart, a keyway broke and team lost drive to the rear axle, DNF.
The team went back to work in the pit area. One more class was on the agenda for the National race weekend.
Heavner competed in the Champions of Champions. The class is run once every four years, previously 2016. As a former champion, Heavner was invited to join the class.
The #7 team qualified 3rd in the Champions of Champions race, missing the pole by under a tenth. Following the 40 lap event, Heavner finished in 13th.
With the hectic weekend complete, the team would like to thank Jerry Mullis for the help with the tires as well as Chris Stewart for the help in the pits.
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