A unique aspect about the Reedy Touring Car Race of Champions is the respect it garners among the best drivers in the world no matter what their discipline is. The precision of on-road touring cars is like nothing else and can teach and expand a driver’s skill set by improving their tuning, wrenching, driving lines and overall general approach to racing. Touring car racing may not enjoy the participation it once had, but it still pushes the boundaries of technology and speed. At this event it was refreshing to see IFMAR Off-Road World Championship winning drivers Ryan Cavalieri (Team Associated) and Ty Tessmann (HB/HPI Racing) mixing it up in the Invitational Class. Cav has extensive background in touring car racing that goes back over a decade and Tessmann is looking to expand his skill level and has increased his participation. They may not be quite at the level of the drivers who solely dedicate their time to this form of racing, but talent is talent and still impressive to watch.