Reedy Race of Champions News

Dakota Phend wins 2016 Reedy Race

Reedy International Off-Road Race podium

See: Team Orion

The 2016 Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions was held this past weekend at OC R/C Raceway in beautiful Huntington Beach, California for its 3rd consecutive year. The Invitational class would again be limited to the 30 best qualified drivers from around the World. After all 6 rounds of Invitational 2wd Buggy were raced, Dustin Evans leading the way with 7 points. Dakotah Phend was just 1 point behind with 8 points. Ryan Maifield, Ryan Cavalieri, & Jared Tebo all were just 3 points out of the lead and in the hunt with 10 points.

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2016 Reedy Race Control Tyre

Reedy Race 2016

See: Team Associated

The organizing team of the Reedy Race have announced that Pro-Line and JConcepts will continue to be the official tire and insert suppliers for the 22nd running of the Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions.

The control tires and inserts were selected to provide the participants with the best possible combination for each vehicle. The following will be the only combinations allowed at the event:

2wd Buggy:

  • Front — JConcepts Gold Dirt Webs (#3077-05) & Pro-Line Closed Cell Inserts (#6185-03)
  • Rear — JConcepts Gold Dirt Webs (#3076-05) & Pro-Line 12 Rib Closed Cell Inserts (#5400-14)

4wd Buggy:

  • Front — Pro-Line MC Electron (#8240-17) & Pro-Line Closed Cell Inserts (#6185-02)
  • Rear — Pro-Line MC Electron (#8238-17) & Pro-Line 12 Rib Closed Cell Inserts (#5400-14)

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Ryan Maifield wins 2015 Reedy Race

Maifield RROC

After an intense weekend of racing at OCRC Raceway in Huntington Beach, California, the 2015 Reedy Race of Champions is complete! The prestigious Invitational Class came down to the final round of 4wd buggy to clearly crown a champion. Clinching a final round victory, Team Losi Racing’s Ryan Maifield sealed the deal to win his first Reedy International Race of Champions! This came as a momentous occasion for Ryan, as he narrowly missed out with 2nd place finishes in both 2013 and 2014. Team Kyosho’s Jared Tebo would finish 2nd overall behind Maifield, with Team Associated’s Ryan Cavalieri taking home third.

Serpent’s SRX-4 Buggy sneak peak

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Spotted at the weekend’s Reedy Race of Champions in California was Serpent’s new 4WD 1/10 buggy in the hands of designer Billy Easton, we’re told that the car will also be displayed at the Nuremberg toy fair (Jan 28th – Feb 2nd).

Billy has been intensively working on this highly innovative 4wd concept over 2014 and has been testing the car for a longer period already, on various surfaces. The project is in its final stages of testing where the last small modifications are being made and the Spyder SRX-4 proto is used in some toplevel racing.

Expect the SRX-4 to be released in late March / early April.

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‘PK’ models new Pro-Line race hat

Proline Hat

The Reedy Race of Champions always brings out the new stuff, and this year is no different. Paul King (father/mechanic of Kyosho’s Cody King) has shared a Reedy Race selfie this afternoon displaying an all-new hat from Pro-Line Racing.

A refreshing change from the traditional black hats so often seen in the R/C world, we certainly hope this is a future production item and not limited to the PL Factory Team. Update: Another photo of the new cap surfaced ontop of Ty Tessmann’s race-winning head.

 

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Easton to race Serpent 4wd at Reedy

Spyder SRX4

Serpent has announced they will in fact be entering the 1/10 4wd buggy race very soon with the all-new Spyder SRX-4. The Spyder line of 1/10 scale offroad vehicles has grown to include rear motor and mid-motor 2wd buggys, a 2wd short course, and will now include a 4wd buggy. World Championship winning driver/designer, Billy Easton, is behind the drawing board on the Spyder SRX-4 project and is confirmed to be racing the new buggy at the upcoming Reedy Race of Champions.

The new car has been rumored, tested, and talked about continually throughout 2014, however, as it has never been seen, it comes as quite a pleasant surprise to find out that it is in what Serpent is calling the “final stages of testing where the last small modifications are being made.” In addition to its debut at the Reedy Race, the new car will be on display at the upcoming Toy Fair in Germany, where final details and a release date will be revealed.

Source: Serpent

Hara takes the wheel of a Yokomo

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Our trusty spies are at it again, this time finding themselves at RC Champ Stadium in Japan. This is an indoor clay offroad facility, where it just so happens that legendary Atsushi Hara was spotted behind the wheel of the new Yokomo YZ-2 1/10 2wd buggy. Due to the fact SWORKz does not offer a 2wd buggy at this time, Hara was not just borrowing a friends radio, instead he was in fact testing the new buggy for his own use. It is said that the YZ-2 will be his weapon of choice for the upcoming Reedy International Race of Champions 2wd class. Hara will attack the Reedy Race 4wd buggy class using the latest SWORKz 1/10 4wd buggy.

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Reedy Race control tires announced

Reedy Tires

The Reedy Race is pleased to announce that Pro-Line and JConcepts will continue to be the official tire and insert suppliers for the 21st running of the Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions. With extensive testing from multiple vehicle manufacturers and with the assistance of representatives from manufacturers, the control tires and inserts were selected to provide the participants with the best possible combination for each vehicle.

The following will be the only combinations allowed at the event:

2WD Buggy

  • Front: JConcepts Gold Dirt Webs (#3077-05) & Pro-Line Closed Cell Inserts (#6185-03)
  • Rear: JConcepts Gold Dirt Webs (#3076-05) & Pro-Line V2 Closed Cell Inserts (#6185-04)

4WD Buggy

  • Front: Pro-Line MC Electron (#8240-17) & Pro-Line Closed Cell Inserts (#6185-02)
  • Rear: Pro-Line MC Electron (#8238-17) & Pro-Line V2 Closed Cell Inserts (#6185-04)

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Come Drive With Us – The Reedy Race


 
The Reedy Race is not just any race. It is a “bucket list” race; a race that most R/C enthusiasts dream of attending! There are two classes run at this race; the Invitation Class which is a mix of the top drivers in the World rankings as well as a few R/C Legends. The other Class is the Open Class. This race is so prestigious that a lottery drawing is conducted for participation in the open class.

Only 200 racers are given the honor of competing in the event. CoryD was in attendance to document what it’s like for a top-level pro, as well as the average racer to attend this storied race. 

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Monster Energy joins Reedy Race

Monster Energy joins Reedy Race

The Reedy Race is pleased to announce that Monster Energy has signed on as an event sponsor for the 2014 Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions. With their vast marketing opportunities, unique branding and popular products, Monster Energy is an industry leader in the energy drink market. Billed as “A lifestyle in a can,” Monster Energy is all about action sports and embracing niche markets with passionate fan bases. 

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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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