The Top Notch Series kicked off its inaugural season at SDRC Raceway in San Diego, California on December 1. Over 150 entries were on hand to battle for bragging rights and over $1,000.00 in cash and prizes. Regarded as the premier 1:10 off-road class, 2WD Modified was highly competitive, with some of the best racers in the region competing for the round win and the early lead in the championship. After two scheduled rounds of qualifying, Reedy/AE Factory driver Kody Numedahl and his Reedy-powered B4.1 Worlds Car buggy were at the top of the time sheets and on pole position for the A Main. Kody took full advantage of his pole-position start by leading the main event wire-to-wire for the win. A nice trophy, a wad of cash, and the series points lead were well deserved rewards for Kody’s convincing victory.