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Reedy Race of Champions News

Ryan Maifield wins at 2020 Reedy International Race of Champions

Source: Yokomo US (Facebook)

The 2020 Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions were held January 23rd – 26th at World famous OC RC raceway in beautiful Huntington Beach, California. This years Invitational class was once again stacked with talent consisting of top drivers from the USA, Europe, and Japan. The unique and exciting Reedy Race format consisted of 6 rounds of heads-up racing for 4wd Buggy, then switched over to 6 rounds of heads-up racing for 2wd buggy. All heat races and starting positions were sorted to ensure a level playing field for all racers. Each driver would be allowed 1 throw-out per class to count a total of 10 races towards the overall Championship. After all 12 rounds of racing were complete, it was Ryan Maifield taking the overall Invitational Championship from Spencer Rivkin in second and Ryan Cavalieri in third.

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“Race In To Reedy” event announcement

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The Reedy Race have announced an opportunity for those racers who were not drawn in the lottery for the Open Class. On January 18, 2020 at 6pm, OCRC will host a qualifying event where racers will vie for six additional spots in the Open Class and earn a position in the Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions. These six spots will be in addition to the original 100 drawn lottery entrants.

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2020 Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions announcement

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Reedy have announced the 2020 Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions will continue for a sixth consecutive year at OCRC Raceway in Huntington Beach, CA from January 23-26, 2020. At the top of many racers must attend list, the atmosphere and intensity of the race draws fans from around the world to participate and spectate. In 2019, 2x IFMAR World Champion Jared Tebo won his first Invitational title, while Arizona based, Xray driver Tommy Hinz translated many open class A-mains in to the elusive 2wd Open title while Team Associated’s SoCal based racer, Ron DeVoll won the 4wd Open class. All three racers will return to compete in the Invitational class and try to become the 26th name carved on the Mike Reedy Heritage Trophy.

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Ron DeVoll wins 4WD Open at Reedy Race

See: Team Associated 

The 25th running of the Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions took place over the weekend of January 24-27, 2019, at OCRC Raceway in Huntington Beach, CA, and brings together a unique group of racers. With a separate category for Invitational drivers, the Open class gives an opportunity for up-and-coming drivers to shine in the spotlight. In the 4WD Open category it was Team Associated’s Ron DeVoll who started in the fourth position that would put on a racing clinic. Patience and sheer speed saw R.DeVoll work his way to the front of the double A Mains to secure victories and the overall title. XRAY driver Tommy Hinz came in second while Factory Tracks Racing’s Austin Horne finished a respectable third place, just beating out Team Associated teammate Blake Champlin on a tiebreaker.

Tommy Hinz reports on Reedy Race

Race Report by Tommy Hinz (XRAY) :

This past week I was able to attend the 2019 Reedy Race of Champions held at world famous OCRC Raceway. The track crew and shop once again outdid themselves on this historic event remembering the legend Mike Reedy. Wednesday was my travel/ open practice day. I left early morning and arrived at the track around noon time. I was able to line my bags up at the door and was first in line! I walked inside and was able to help with a few finishing touches for the event, and check out the track surface and layout. At 3pm the doors opened and we all scrambled in to set up our pits and anxiously get onto the green track. I went out for practice first with my XB219D and it felt pretty solid. As practice went on I threw my XB419 out for a test drive and she was ripping some fast laptimes from the start. We had open practice for 5 hours, 3pm-8pm. I ran my 4wd for 2 practice runs and felt it was on pace with setup to be fast. As the track progressed the front step on step off gained some character, and I needed to make a few changes to my 2wd to manage the jump better. After 4 practice runs with my 2wd I felt comfortable and was able to clean my cars and prep them for the seeding runs on Thursday. At 8pm at the conclusion of practice the open class got their handout tires and was able to mount them at the hotel that night. I also bought an extra set so I was prepared for later in the event.

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Jared Tebo is Reedy Race Champion

Source: Jared Tebo (Facebook)

Jared Tebo (Tekno RC) has won the 25th running of the Reedy Race of Champions. The world famous race was held at the OC/RC Raceway in Huntington Beach, California. In the 4WD Invitational class J.Tebo started the weekend in second behind Joe Bornhorst (Tekno RC) and after some close fights until the last final with Ryan Maifield (Yokomo) and Spencer Rivkin (Team Associated), J.Tebo finally has conquered the only title that had eluded him.

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2019 Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions lottery drawing 

See: Team Associated  

Thank you, racers! The pre-entries for the 25th running of the Reedy Race have been concluded. It is truly unfortunate that we are not able to accommodate all the entrants who want to participate. But to provide a quality event with a reasonable time table, entries must be limited. The lottery entry list includes pre-qualified drivers who made the A mains last year, minimal sponsor exceptions, and the randomly drawn entrants, and is published here: 

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Tessmann reports on 2018 Reedy Race Of Champions

See: XRAY

Race report by Ty Tessmann:

“This past weekend I race the Offroad Reedy Race of Champions, at OCRC in Huntington Beach, CA. The top drivers in the world are invited to participate in the Invite portion of the event which is comprised of 6 rounds of heads up racing for each 2WD and 4WD, your top 5 finishes from each class are counted for the combined total and that is how the winner is determined. The track layout was very challenging, there were 2 very demanding triples along a rythym section and a whoops section all these parts combined made it very hard to clean consistent laps. Everyone in the invite class was limited to 3 practice runs for each car.

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Reedy Race Schedule:

Thursday 24th: 3 rounds of Practice
Friday 25th: 4 rounds of 2WD heats
Saturday 26th: 2 rounds of 2WD & 4WD
Sunday 27th: 4 rounds of 4WD heats

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