Cole Ogden wins at Southern Nationals


Southern Nationals is a wrap. Louisiana treated me well!

The track had to have been the best track anyone has ever raced on. The jumps were huge and track flowed really well. It held together, and traction was awesome!

I took the TQ in pro buggy in the first 2 rounds of qualifying, while struggling with my truggy. I would start in the 5 spot for the main in truggy.

At the start of the 45 minute truck main, I had a clean start with some very close racing. I made a small mistake that dropped me back a couple spots, only then to get sent off the track the next lap, thanks bro. I was sent all the way to 13th and was very close to being lapped. I put my head down and fought back to 2nd. I was turning fast laps and got the lead down to 6 seconds to finish 2nd behind Joe Bornhorst who was on cruise control. Congrats dude!

In buggy, the start was a toss up.....people were switching spots and wrecking everywhere. I cased the back double and lost the lead to Lutz on the first lap. Only to regain it after dodging a wreck on the front straight. I continued to stretch my lead and lapped the field at about 20 minutes. Around that time, I made small mistake and flipped upside down, the marshall slipped and almost fell on my car but stuffed my pipe in the process. Flammed out, got refired and got back on the track right in front of the epic 2nd place battle between J.R. and Joe. I maintained a good lead til the finish to take the win!

Successful and very fun weekend of racing with friends. Had good times on and off the track. Now onto the Byrons race this weekend in Nebraska! Thanks to all my sponsors for their support, couldn't do it without you!

TLR, REDS, JCONCEPTS, BYRON FUELS, AIRTRONICS, HORIZON HOBBY, ONPOINT RC, OGIO, and special thanks to my dad and Casey Wilson for the pit help!

Engine Setup:

R5T Team Edition

Header REDS XS

Pipe REDS 2104

Insert REDS 6.5mm

Plug REDS T5C

Clutch REDS 2xC and 2xA H setting

Steel flywheel

Gear Ratio 13/48

Fuel Byron World Blend 30% 8%

Fuel Stop: 9:00 min

Fuel Consumption: 11:30 min

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