Jesse Munn wins big at the 2015 Cabin Fever Classic
The 2015 “Cabin Fever Classic was held this past weekend at the Lewiston Round-up Fairgrounds in Lewiston, Idaho. This annual event is typically the first major event in the Pacific Northwest each year. This years event attracted racers from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and even Canada.
Friday consisted of open practice, Saturday 3 rounds of qualifying using the qual points format, and Sunday was triple A-Mains for electric and 30-45 mains for nitro.
A scheduling conflict prevented me from making the Friday practice but luckily there was a short late arrival practice from 6:45 to 7:30 Saturday morning. I got to run each car one time before qualifying started. The track was extremely large, approx. 115×180’, and full of obstacles and weird angles. More practice certainly would have helped but my cars felt good.
1/8 Pro Electric Buggy
In qualifying on Saturday Jesse Munn took round 1 TQ and a 2nd in round 2 to take the overall TQ in this class. After early mistakes in A1 of the triple 10 minute main events, Jesse came back from deep in the field and was fortunate enough to take the win pretty comfortably. A2 started out much the same with Jesse making early mistakes again on the difficult track. Tyler Wilbur checked out and took the win but Jesse secured 2nd with a last corner pass on Lee Hackney. In A3, with finishes of 1-2 in the bag, Jesse knew that he just needed to not have Tyler win A3 if he couldn’t win it himself. Nick Buechler ended up with the win while Tyler and J battled nose to tail the whole race a few spots back. With scores a 1st and 2nd I wrapped up the overall win! The MP9E TKI was amazing….
1) Jesse Munn (TQ) 2) Tyler Wilbur 3) Lee Hackney
4wd Modified Buggy
In qualifying the track was brutally tough for 1/10th cars. Jesse’s car was really good but Nick Buechler would make less mistakes and take both of the first 2 rounds of qualifying, leaving Munn and Kyosho teammate Taylor Wonders to battle it out for 2nd and 3rd on the starting grid during the 3rd round of qualifying. Taylor started strong in Q3 but had a little bad luck. Jesse charged back towards the end and took the round TQ to qualify 2nd overall.
In the triple 6 minute mains. A1 started great Jesse passed Nick for the lead early. After building a decent lead I started making little mistakes and I was having a hard time with the weird angles of the track on the center jump sections. Munn dropped back and Nick took A1. A2 was a different story as Jesse had a clean run and took a comfortable 10 second win to force a deciding A3. The final main started out the same as the first 2 with me getting an early lead. Buechler came charging back at the end but Jesse held on and took the win in A3, along with the overall! 4wd Buggy is always Jesse’s favorite class and this race was no different. Difficult track or not, the ZX6 was awesome.
1) Jesse Munn 2) Nick Buechler (TQ) 3) Taylor Wonders
1/8 Pro Nitro Buggy
Jesse would let his friend Keith Hadley borrow his Kyosho MP9 TKI3 so he could race in the Pro Nitro Buggy class. Keith was dialed all weekend and went onto take the overall Win!
1) Keith Hadley 2) Nick Buechler (TQ) 3) Ryan McCreary
Note: Special thanks to Joe Pillars for sending in this report…