He was fourth in a stacked professional field in 4wd short course at the 2012 JConcepts Summer Indoor Nationals at Outback Raceway in Chico, California. He also was a podium finisher in a pair of premier 2012 events at Nor-Cal Hobbies in Union City, California, finishing third in Invite 17.5 Stock Buggy at the Off-Road Kings and second in 4wd Open Short Course at the Northern California Electric Championships. At the start of the 2013 campaign he finished third in 2wd Expert SCT at the Epic Freeze at P1 Raceway in Lakeport, CA.
Early in his career Sawyer was victorious in Expert Truggy at both the 2007 and 2008 Harvest Classic, finished second in Stock SCT at the 2009 Golden State Electric Challenge, and was third in 2wd Open Buggy at the 2007 Cap City Classic. Additionally, he finished second and third, respectively, at the 2009 Nor Cal Off-Road Championships in Pro Stock Buggy and Pro Open Buggy.