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.
Reedy Race of Champions News
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
- 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)
- 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)
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.
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.
The 20th running of the Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions is now officially sold out. With over 450 pre-entries, 200 lottery entrants and several call-ups from the waiting list, the field is now set. It’s no doubt that the 2014 event has created a lot of buzz around the industry and has quickly become a “must attend” for many racers and spectators. Preparations are already underway at OCRC Raceway as they get ready to host their first Reedy Race. With the new control tires and inserts from JConcepts and Pro-Line expected to be in stock at OCRC shortly, racers are already gearing up for the late January event.
In the Invitational class, 30 of the world’s top drivers will do battle to see whose name will be added next to the Mike Reedy Heritage trophy. With nine different countries and four continents represented, the International flavor of the Reedy Race continues. The field consists of eight World Champions, five former Invitational Champions and three former Open Class winners along with multiple ROAR and EFRA champions.
The Reedy Race is pleased to announce that Pro-Line and JConcepts will continue to be the official tyre and insert suppliers for the 20th running of the Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions. With extensive testing from multiple vehicle manufactures and with the assistance of representatives from both manufacturers, the control tyres and inserts were selected to provide the participants with the best possible combination for each vehicle. Find out more here.