Reedy International Offroad Race of Champions Update

Jan 19, 2011 No Comments by

In just over one week, the greatest electric offroad racers descend on West Coast R/C Raceway in La Mirada, CA to compete for the title of Reedy Race champion. As the hype continues to build, so do questions about the format & scheduling. Below is a list of updates pertaining to the facility, layout, tires and other items.

Track Layout

  • The pipe layout was installed on January 16; however the racing direction and jumps will be changed to the official layout on Monday, January 24. This is to provide the best possible racing surface at the time of the event.


  • In order to provide a fair event, drivers entered in to the Reedy Race may not drive on the layout fromn Monday, January 24 through Wednesday, January 26.
  • Orange County R/C Raceway (OC/RC) will be open and available for practice leading up to the event. Information about the facility and hours can be found at or by calling (714) 892-6699.
  • On Thursday, January 27, the Open class drivers will have one round of “Free Practice” and two rounds of “Seeding Practice”. The three fastest consecutive laps in either round of “Seeding Practice” will place drivers in their qualifiers.
  • For the Invitational drivers, “Free Practice” is both Thursday and Friday. There are three rounds of for each class on Thursday and two rounds on Friday. There is one final round on Friday where the driver may choose which vehicle to use.


  • Invitational drivers will have assigned pit spaces by team with minimal additional spots for designated mechanics.
  • Open class drivers can reserve spaces on Thursday, January 27 at 7:30 am.

Tire Rules

  • Check-in and tire sales and will begin Wednesday, January 26 at 300 pm and will cost $14.00 per pair.
  • Tires used in “Seeding Heats”, “Heat Races” & “Main Events” must be purchased and marked by the organizer.
  • Tire additives (including motor spray) are not allowed. Cleaning the mounting bead is allowed
  • Invitational tires will be collected and impounded over night.

Additional information about the event can be found at


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