By Aaron Waldron
Press release from Reedy Race of Champions:
2017 Reedy International Touring Car Race of Champions Announcement
What started out many years ago as Mike Reedy's vision to showcase the world's best drivers in a format unlike any other ever used in RC racing has grown to be one of the most anticipated and prestigious RC races in the world.
Reedy, Tamiya America, and Scotty Ernst Productions are proud to announce that the Reedy International Touring Car Race of Champions will return to the Tamiya America Circuit May 25-28, 2017!
Entries open February 20th exclusively on www.reedyrace.com and will be taken on a first come, first served basis. Due to time constraints and to maintain the world-class nature of the event, total entries are capped at 170 for the Open classes. The 17.5 class will once again be offered this year in addition to the traditional 13.5 and Modified classes. There is a one-entry limit per driver, with one set of control tires, souvenir, and welcome bag included with each paid entry.
Factory sponsored drivers (those whose travel arrangements are paid for by their sponsor and/or are paid a salary to race), or those that have finished in the A main in the Modified class the previous year, are not eligible to compete in the 13.5 class. Drivers who are sponsored or receive discounts from chassis manufacturers, or who have finished in the A or B main in the 13.5 or Modified classes the previous year, are not eligible to compete in the 17.5 class.
The highlight of the event, the Invitational class, features the best drivers in the world racing head-to-head over 12 rounds for the coveted title of Reedy Race Champion. Introduced last year, the Manufacturer's Cup will again be presented to the manufacturer with the lowest points tally of their best two finishing drivers.
Timetable for Entries:
- Monday, February 20 Open and Invitational entries open
- Monday, May 1 Deadline for Open and Invitational entries. Spots remaining after the deadline will be filled based on class availability. NO REFUNDS after May 1st.
The format and schedule for the event remains like that of last year including all main events run over three legs:
- Thursday, May 25 Controlled Practice by Heat
- Friday, May 26 Controlled Practice by Heat, Open Qualifying, Invitational Racing
- Saturday, May 27 Open Qualifying, Invitational Racing
- Sunday, May 28 Main Events, Invitational Racing
Information and updates including, entry, rules, spec tires, hotels, and more will be posted soon at www.reedyrace.com and on Reedy's Facebook Event page.