This past weekend the 21st Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions was held at OCRC Raceway in Huntington Beach, CA. As in previous years, the event attracts some of the best off-road drivers from around the world to participate in the 2WD and 4WD Open Buggy classes in additional to the combined Invitational format.
In the open classes, the racing consists of two rounds of controlled practice used for the seeding of qualifying heats. Qualifiers are sorted by adding the fastest three consecutive laps in either of the two controlled rounds. The 5-minute qualifying heats then use open scoring with 2 of the 4 rounds counting which results in 8 drivers per main plus 2 bump-ups from the next lowest main event. The A-Main consisted of 10 drivers which then participated in the double A-Main format with the tie-breaker being the higher finishing position in the second final.
In the 4WD class, TLR David Jenson was able to qualify 9th and started 1st in the B-Main. He was able to get out early and never looked back with his TLR 22-4, powered by Orion using the controlled Pro-Line MC Electron tires and ended finishing 1st for a 9th place start in the double A-Main event. In the A1-Main, David was able to move up to sixth place before experiencing a mechanical problem. In the A2-Main, he had a great race and moved up to fifth but unfortunately with a minute left one of his wheel nuts backed off.
David ended up finishing 10 overall in the A-Main.