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.
The Reedy Race is pleased to announce that the Hotel Huntington Beach has been selected as the host hotel for the 2014 Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions. Nestled in the heart of Surf City USA, The Hotel Huntington Beach combines a relaxed and modern SoCal atmosphere with the quality of upscale amenities and location. Find out more here.
The lottery drawing for the open classes is now completed for the 2014 Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions. With over 480 total entries from over 260 drivers, the event has become more popular than ever. Thank you, racers! In order to provide the best possible racing experience, the event is limited to 200 entries and 20 heats for the open classes. In addition, there will be three heats and 12 rounds of Invitational racing. Find out more here.
As announced a few weeks ago, West Coast R/C Raceway, the home of the Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions from 2011-2013, has closed its doors. Everyone involved with the Reedy Race would like to thank WCRC, Danny Stojakovic, and the rest of the staff for their hospitality and dedication in helping the re-launch of this great event.
Reedy is pleased to announce that OCRC Raceway in Huntington Beach, CA will be the new home for its 20th running. OCRC will be the 11th facility to host the 27-year-old event. With the same organization staff, event sponsors, Scotty Ernst on the mic, and OCRC owner Robert Black all on board, racers are assured a world-class event. Continue reading here.
After an impressive top 10 finish earlier this year at the Reedy Race of Champions, Travis Amezcua took double wins at the Chi Town Shootout in Joliet, IL. His Viper powered Durango’s take the Top Qualifying spot in 4wd Modified Buggy and the overall wins in 4wd Modified Buggy and 2wd Modified Buggy. But his winning didn’t end there, Viper power also drove Travis to 4wd and 2wd Modified class wins in the Dash for Cash. Only thing better than winning the trophies, is winning cash!!!! Travis used Viper VTX10R and VTX10 Black Edition speed controls and Viper motors to power his money making victories. SEE: www.viper-rc.com
TLR’s star man at the Reedy Offroad Race of Champions last week Dustin Evans took 2nd overall and kindly sent us both his setups for 2WD & 4WD – you can even check out the ‘Under the hood’ feature with his XXX4 4WD, we were unfortunately not allowed to do an ‘under the hood‘ of any TLR 22 during the event due to the team running some new bits which weren’t released yet… OK we might have accidentally taken some photos from a far… our lenses are long and enticed by bits we’re told we can’t shoot.. anyway, thankfully we were allowed to shoot the lovely Reedy Girls and here is yet another excuse to post a photo of them (oh there’ll be many more opportunities however tenuous the link!)
Our Reedy Coverage sponsors Team Durango posted up a report of their results at the 2013 Reedy Race where ’12 Champion Jorn Neumann took a very respectable 3rd place in the invite whilst their young blossoming driver Carson Wernimont took up the mantle and won 2WD Open.
Carson Wernimont also flew the Team Durango flag high by winning the 2WD open class and narrowly missing out on the 4WD open class title with a good second place finish. Carson reported that his DEX210 performed extremely well during the weekend’s fast paced action. Winning two A main finals, after already posting the three fastest consecutive laps during practice, was more than enough to see Carson getting a taste of the post win champagne shower. Carson also reported that his DEX410V3 performed very well during his gallant attempts to take the open class double. Carson went on to drive his DEX410V3 to overall second in the 4WD open class.
Whilst Dustin Evans tied on points with Cavalieri the title went to the latter based on number of wins, it was in the penultimate round #5 of 4WD which proved to be pivotal as both Evans & Cavalieri were in the same race and starting towards the back of the grid (P7 & P9 respectively) – it wasn’t until the dying stages of the race where the balance of power finally shifted… have a watch of Rd 5 Heat 2 of 4WD Invite buggy below or watch on YouTube.
Ryan Cavalieri crowned 2013 Reedy Offroad Champion
Ryan Cavalieri held on to victory as he finally won the event held at his hometrack, West Coast – the final result came down to the wire, with Cavalieri tieing on points with former Champion Dustin Evans as he secured a win in the last round whilst defending Champion Jorn Neumann claimed 3rd after a strong finish which saw him take two wins and a 2nd, however 2WD proved to be his undoing as he scored the best results in 4WD. The weekend belongs to Cavalieri who surged out of the starting blocks winning all four of his opening heats of 2WD on Friday, the real ‘decider’ looked to be round 5 in the 2nd heat as Dustin Evans was ahead of Cavalieri on the track but hooked a pipe and allowed Cavalieri to steal a 3rd place and thus a vital point less. Jared Tebo would claim 4th overall whilst Ryan Maifield took 5th and Travis Amezcua 6th, Lee Martin 7th, Steven Hartson 8th, Kody Numedahl 9th and Atsushi Hara 10th.
[Updated: Cavalieri's Speed Control & Hartson's Motor]