May 27, 2019

Wilck becomes only the 4th multiple Reedy Race Champion

Viktor Wilck is the 2019 Reedy Race Champion, the Infinity driver becoming only the 4th multiple winning of the legendary race on this its 22nd running. Having conceded defeat to overnight points leader Ronald Volker as the final day’s action was widely expected to be rained out, a dry but cold & windy morning presented the 2012 champion with an opportunity to resume battle with Volker. With 2019 a new chapter in the history of the race following the demise of the famous Tamiya Track, conditions at new Steel City RC Speedway for the final two rounds of heads up racing were less than ideal with traction at a premium. It was a dramatic start to the morning as going head to head from the front row Wilck and Volker made contact in the penultimate round resulting in both cars breaking. One race to go and 1-point separated the pair. As the grid were published for the showdown, they would race in the same heat but the grid was somewhat controversial as Wilck was on pole and Volker lined up 11th. Up front Wilck, who was fastest throughout the event, pulled clear for an easy win while Volker worked his way through to second. This left them tied on points with the same number of wins, 2nd and 3rd places so it came down to the total time of their best three results which thanks to the only 21-lap run of the event in Round 10 gave Wilck his second Reedy Race of Champions title. Having come into the weekend chasing title No.8, Marc Rheinard would complete the podium in Fontana well clear of team-mate Akio Sobue in fourth.

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