The Reedy Race is pleased to welcome back 2012 Miss Reedy Race, Mercedes Terrell, and would like to welcome her friend and fellow "Monster Girl," Summer Daniels, to the 2013 event.
Both Mercedes and Summer will be on hand for the trophy presentations Sunday afternoon and will be available for pictures and interviews.
If you haven't watched it yet, be sure to check out the Reedy Race Promotional Video on this page. If this doesn't get you hyped up for the most exciting race of the year, then nothing will!
Tune in to the live broadcast on http://www.LiveRC.com beginning January 24, 2012 at 9am PST to watch the journey unfold, and stay tuned to participate in the LiveRC Fantasy RC League and win a fully loaded Team Associated B4.2 with Reedy, LRP, Pro-Line, JConcepts, and UpGrade accessories.
In just a few weeks, the Reedy International Off Road Race of Champions returns with the deepest field of competitors yet. 30 of the best off-road racers in the world will battle for supremacy in the ultra-competitive Invitational class where consistency, speed, and racing savvy rewards the top combined performer of 2WD and 4WD buggies.
Additionally, 100 racers in the 2WD Open class and 100 racers in the 4WD Open class will compete for the win and become the first drivers invited to compete in the 2014 Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions. With main events going down to the "M" main, a depth of talent is assured.
New for 2013 is the Junior Final, showcasing the future superstars of RC. This single 10-minute final is for the top 10 participants under 16 years of age and not competing in the 2WD "A" final.
With 230 total entries for the event, the time table will be strictly adhered to and distributed during check-in that starts Wednesday, January 23 beginning at 3pm at West Coast R/C Raceway. A daily schedule of events is as listed below:
Wednesday, 1/23, 3pm
Check-in and open practice for all non-invitational drivers (WCRC practice fee required).
Thursday, 1/24, 9am
3 rounds of 5-minute controlled practice heats for both Open and Invitational.
Friday, 1/25, 9am
Open: 3 rounds of qualifying.
Invitational: 4 rounds of 2WD Buggy heats.
Saturday, 1/26, 9 am
Open: 1 round of qualifying and lower main events.
Invitational: 2 rounds of 2WD Buggy heats and 2 rounds of 4WD Buggy heats.
Sunday, 1/27, 9 am
Open: Upper main events.
Invitational: 4 rounds of 4WD Buggy heats.
A promotional video for the event has been produced by LiveRC Studios.
Who do you think will take the titles in 2013? Tune in to the live broadcast on LiveRC.com beginning January 24, 2012 at 9am PST to watch the journey unfold, and stay tuned to participate in the LiveRC Fantasy RC League and win a fully loaded Team Associated B4.1 with Reedy, LRP, Pro-Line, JConcepts and UpGrade accessories.
Congrats to Jorn Neumann - Winner of the 2012 Reedy International Off Road Race of Champions
It is with very heavy hearts that we must inform everyone of Mike Reedy's passing early this morning. Mike lost his 10-plus year battle with Parkinson's disease but passed away peacefully surrounded by many of his Associated family and friends.
As the man who turned his name into one of the most successful racing brands in R/C history, Mike Reedy could be found in the pits of every major race event building and tuning motors for most of the top R/C drivers in the world. It didn't matter whether you were a world champion, or just an average racer, Mike was there to help everyone and had a true passion for doing this.
Mike contributed greatly to the technology of the R/C industry, but perhaps where he made his most measurable contribution was in the lives of countless young drivers coming up through the racing ranks. He served as the Team Associated race team manager for over 20 years, and during that time, scouted, and mentored some of the best talent the R/C industry has ever witnessed. Names like Jay Halsey, Masami Hirosaka, Mark Pavidis, Bill Easton, Brian Kinwald, Tony Neisinger, Neil Cragg, Craig Drescher, Matt Francis, Mark Francis, Cliff Lett, Ryan Maifield, and many others are prime examples of the unparalleled influence he had on our industry and the people in it.
Today our industry lost an icon that is impossible to replace,
but Mike was more than just an icon,
he is a legend, and legends never die.
- Rest in Peace Mike. You will be greatly missed.
Mike asked that there be no funeral services for his passing, but rather an R/C party celebration of his life. Details will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of sending flowers, we ask that you consider making a memorial contribution in Mike Reedy's name to the National Parkinson Foundation at the link below.