Lake Forest, CA—Few men in any industry are considered “Pioneers.” However, ask anyone who was around R/C cars in the late 1970s and every one of them will say that they know Mike Reedy. Mike’s kind heart and passion for racing endeared him to anyone he came into contact with.
As organized racing became more and more popular in the mid 1980s, Mike decided to celebrate his birthday in the best way he knew how—by hosting a race. But this race would not be just any race. The top competitors from around the world were invited to compete in a unique heads-up format that has set the standard for R/C racing excitement and difficulty. Thirty-two of the best drivers from around the world battle head-to-head in eight rounds of eight cars across four heats with 2WD and 4WD buggies. As the races are completed, drivers gain points based on finishing positions with six of the eight rounds counting towards their overall score. Unlike most racing, this format isn’t necessarily about being the fastest driver, but instead knowing how to win races.
As the years passed and champions like Lett, Hirosaka, Kinwald, and Pavidis were crowned, 4WD buggy fell out of favor among the world racing stage and the Reedy Race lost its luster. Now with the worldwide resurgence of 4WD buggy, the most exciting race in the world is back with a whole new crowd of racers eager to etch their names next to the great champions of yesteryear. And in customary Mike Reedy form, the event also has an open division for the upandcoming talents to showcase their skills against each other, vying for the open 2WD and 4WD titles and a spot in next year’s exclusive Invitational class.
Come join the best racers in the world as they compete to become the next champion of the Reedy International Offroad Race of Champions at West Coast R/C Raceway in La Mirada, CA in January 27-30, 2011.
Entries open September 1, 2010 on www.rcsignup.com. Stay logged on to www.reedyrace.com for updates, media and other important information. If you can’t make it to the event, watch it live online at www.liverc.com.