Documenting the Reedy Race of Champions – 50 minutes of awesome racing action!

Apr 17, 2014 No Comments by

Cory Drachenberg of 5150 Productions has attended several of this year’s biggest races not just to watch, but to shoot in-depth short films documenting RC racing at its highest level – and this episode of the “Come Drive With Us” series was shot at the Reedy Race of Champions in January. The video is packed with on-track footage and a look at Ty Tessmann’s rise through the world of RC. Check it out!


The Reedy Race is not just any race. It is a “bucket list” race; a race that most R/C enthusiasts dream of attending! There are two classes run at this race; the Invitation Class which is a mix of the top drivers in the World rankings as well as a few R/C Legends. The other Class is the Open Class. This race is so prestigious that a lottery drawing is conducted for participation in the open class. Only 200 racers are given the honor of competing in the event. CoryD was in attendance to document what it’s like for a top-level pro, as well as the average racer to attend this storied race.

For this episode of “Come Drive With Us”, we featured Ty Tessmann, one of the Worlds top Off-Road drivers. Get a behind the scenes look at Ty’s experience, as well as a host of other popular drivers, at the 20th running of the Reedy Race. See what the “who’s who” of R/C have to say about Mike Reedy and the awesome race he created.

Narrated by Howie Miller, one of Canada’s TOP stand up comics, this episode of “Come Drive With Us” will not disappoint!


Looking for more on the Reedy Race of Champions? Check out the Fast Laps column in our May issue!

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Associate Editor Since receiving my first hobby-grade RC car as a holiday present from my father nearly 20 years ago, I've been fortunate enough to meet more people and experience more opportunities through the adventures I've had in the RC industry than I would've ever imagined. I've done it all - from working at a hobby shop, to being a factory sponsored racer, to working for some of the biggest brands in the industry. I've enjoyed each and every one of the dozens of kits I've built, hundreds of events I've attended, and thousands of laps that I've logged at race tracks around the world, and my passion is to share those experiences with other hobbyists so that they may find fulfillment in their own RC careers.
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