Last weekend saw the 2009 running of the annual Reedy Race of Champions, held once again at Speedworld Raceway & Hobbies in Roseville, California. This years event was lacking some international stars, who due to various reasons couldnt make it, however there were some Europeans in action as well as the best that the US has to offer. Due to the reduced numbers, the usual Reedy format for the invitational class had to be tweaked and so qualifying was based on 2 best runs from 4, with the top 21 going into the invitational class event where the 2 best runs from 4 would decide the winner. Following the qualifying sessions, it was new Yokomo signing Ronald Volker from Germany, in his first race with the car, that would take the TQ spot ahead of Xray star Paul Lemieux. Sunday’s 4 races would see some close racing but it was both Ronald Volker and Finand’s Juho Levanan who would be battling it out for the overall win going into the final run of the day. Both drivers managed to take a win, but with both drivers having 2 wins after 2 dropped runs the decider would go the way of qualifying, and so it would be Volker that emerged on top, with Juho taking 2nd, and Associated team mate Rick Hohwart on the final podium spot in 3rd.