May 28, 2018

Volker & Sobue complete final Reedy Race podium at Tamiya Raceway

Ronald Volker and Akio Sobue completed the podium at the 21st running of the Reedy Race of Champions, both drivers registering wins in the 12th and final round of racing at the legendary race’s final farewell to the Tamiya Raceway track.  With Marc Rheinard wrapping up his 7th Reedy Race title with a win in the penultimate round of racing, the final series of races was about deciding the podium with the first race up the important one in the fight for 3rd.  Contenders Sobue, Viktor Wilck and Christopher Krapp lined up together with Wilck also having an outside chance of taking second overall from Volker but his main focus was on keeping the final podium position he had held all day.  Starting on the front row, Sobue got the perfect start to take the lead and while Wilck tried to chase him down he couldn’t get by the Infinity driver. With Krapp having a rough race behind them, Akio would get the win snatching 3rd overall from Wilck on tiebreak.  With that position settled, the final race would see Volker and Rheinard line-up on the same grid and having duelled it out for the win all weekend until Volker suffered a DNF this morning, it would be a fitting end to the event as the pair but on a world class duel that highlight exactly why the Tamiya track has been such a hit with drivers.  Coming through the field, they battled over the win with Volker putting a great pass on Rheinard even complimenting his rival afterwards on his ‘nice move’ on him.  While Rheinard will go down as the last driver to win the Reedy Race at the Tamiya track, Volker has the claim of winning the last ever race.

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