Team Orion is happy to announce that Dakotah Phend has re-signed with Team Orion through 2014. This will be Phend’s 3rd and 4th consecutive year with Team Orion. Over the past 4 years with Team Orion, Phend has won 1 ROAR National Championship as well as many podium finishes at the major events. Last year Dakotah attended his first IFMAR World Championship in Vaasa, Finland where he made both A-Main Events with his Team Orion powered TLR rides. This past year has been very impressive as well with Phend finishing 2nd in both classes at the ROAR 1/8 Gas Nationals and making the A-Main Event at the IFMAR 1/8 Buggy World Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Team Orion USA Team Manager Joe Pillars says, “Dakotah is a great young talent and we are happy to have him continue with Team Orion. Over the past 2 years, Dakotah has really impressed me as a driver and his results are always consistantly good”.
2011 ROAR Electric Off-Road Modified Nationals – Union City, CA
Dakotah Phend – 4×4 Modified Short Course ROAR National Champion
2011 IFMAR 1/10 Off-Road World Championships – Vaasa, Finland
Dakotah Phend – 2wd Modified Buggy A-Main Finalist
Dakotah Phend – 4wd Modified Buggy A-Main Finalist
2012 IFMAR 1/8 Off-Road World Championships – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dakotah Phend – 1/8 Nitro Buggy A-Main Finalist
Source : Team Orion