Bidlake Wins 2014 NZ 2wd EP Off-Road Nationals

The 2014 New Zealand EP Off-Road National Championship was recently hosted by the Hawkes Bay Radio Control Car Club in the city of Hastings. A variety of competitive classes were offered for the large contingent of racers from throughout the country.

Reedy factory driver and defending 2WD Modified National Champion Mark Bidlake was looking to make it two straight and made his intentions perfectly clear by taking the pole position for the finals with his Reedy-powered B4.2 Centro. After three rounds of hard-fought, head-to-head racing against NZ’s best drivers, Mark was crowned the National Champion for the second consecutive year.

In the 4WD Modified class, Mark and his Reedy-powered B44.2 claimed the second step of the podium for a near perfect weekend!

Reedy LiPo batteries powered Scott Kendall to a dominating win in the 4WD Stock class. After taking the pole position with his Reedy-powered B44.2, Scott went on to win all three legs of the A Final for a perfect score and the national title.

Products used:
Mark Bidlake – 2WD Modified
#236 Reedy Sonic 540 Mach 2 8.5
#310 Reedy 5700mAh 65C 7.4V SP
#9041 Factory Team RC10B4.2
#C0060 C4.2 Mid-Motor Conversion Kit

Mark Bidlake – 4WD Modified
#240 Reedy Sonic 540 Mach 2 6.5
#310 Reedy 5700mAh 65C 7.4V SP
#9062 Factory Team B44.2

Scott Kendall – 4WD Stock
#310 Reedy 5700mAh 65C 7.4V SP


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