The 18th running of the Reedy International Off Road Race of Champions showcases the best drivers in the World with both an Open and Invitational category. Both categories only have two classes, 2WD and 4WD buggy. With a total of nine podium spots available, Team Associated drivers occupied a stunning seven positions and took the win in two of the three classes. In the 2WD Open class, third qualifier and Team Associated/Reedy/LRP driver Chad Due claimed his first major victory by winning the tie-breaker over Team Manager and teammate Brent Thielke. Due’s finishing positions of 3-1 in the two 10-minute main events beat Thielke’s score of 2-2 and earned him an invitation to the prestigious Invitational class for 2013.
In the 4WD Open class, it was Team Associated/LRP/Reedy’s Josh Numan who started on pole and was never challenged during the 20 minutes of A-main competition. With a wire-to-wire victory, Numan also earned a position in the 2013 Invitational class. This is Numan’s third time winning an open class at the Reedy Race; two in onroad and one in offroad. Rounding out the podium spots in 4WD Open were Team Associated/Reedy/LRP teammates Michael Schoettler (second) and Rob Gillespie, Jr, (third).