The 2007 Reedy Touring Car Race was held at Tamiya America, Inc.’s track in California from May 26th-27th. TRF (Tamiya Racing Factory) was there in force and our ace driver Marc Rheinard took a dominant win in the Invitational Class with his TRF415MSXX. This makes it two in a row for Marc, who also won last year’s Reedy Race.
The Reedy Race features the often-used Qualifying & Final race format, with the best six results from 8 rounds used to determine the winner. In addition, each round features a different grid of drivers and there is a limit on how many sets of tires could be used for the race, so every round is intense and highly competitive. This year’s Invitational Class featured a very international field of 31 elite drivers from around the world. At the end of the first day of racing, Marc was in 5th place on the standings at 6 points, 2 points from the leader. However, on the second day he turned up the heat, winning one round and taking 2nd in another with some cool driving performances and claimed the championship even before all the rounds had been completed.
Furthermore, with Viktor Wilck taking 4th place and “Hupo” Hoenigl taking 5th, TRF drivers with their TRF415MSXX cars took 3 out of the top 5 spots in the overall driver rankings, clearly demonstrating the machine’s outstanding performance for all to see.
Final Race Results
Place Driver Country Chassis
1 Marc Rheinard Germany TRF415MSXX
2 Craig Drescher UK Associated
3 Juho Levanen Finland Associated
4 Viktor Wilck Sweden TRF415MSXX
5 Hubert Hoenigl Austria TRF415MSXX
6 Astushi Hara Japan Hot Bodies
7 Ronald Volker Germany Hot Bodies
8 Andy Moore UK Hot Bodies
9 Surikarn Thailand Hot Bodies
10 Teemu Leino Finland Hot Bodies
Source : Tamiya