March 5, 2009

Ryan Cavalieri takes Reedy ROC title

Ryan Cavalieri takes Reedy ROC title

Last weekend saw the return of the Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions, held at the world famous Yatabe Arena in Japan. Team Orion Factory Driver Ryan Cavalieri made the trip along with AE teammates Ryan Maifield and Brent Thielke, as well as other front running international competitors. The race format for the Invitational Class consisted of 5 rounds of heads up racing using 1 throw-out, with the 2wd modified class being run on Saturday, followed by 4wd on Sunday. After the first day for 2wd, Cavalieri was in the lead with a total of 5 points. Ryan won 3 rounds and finished second in the other. Cavalieri then went on to win 4 rounds of 4wd the next day to give him 4 points for the day. After the points were added up, it was Cavalieri who came out on top with only 9 points. 1/12th scale World Champion Naoto Matsukura for Yokomo took 2nd, with fellow Japanese racer, Kyosho/Orion driver Shin Adachi taking the 3rd position overall.

Source: Team Orion []


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