Team Orion – Report on Reedy Race of Champions


The 2007 Reedy Touring Car Race of Champions was, for the final time, held at Tamiya USA’s test track in Aliso Viejo, CA. The Tamiya facility is top notch with ample pit space and a world-class track with excellent traction and permanent curbing.

This race is considered one of the most prestigious in the world with its Invitational format and international field of drivers.

In the 19t Spec class, it was Team Orion’s newest team driver and Tamiya local Corey Lewis taking TQ honors. Corey used Team Orion’s newly released Katana brushes in his handout motor and Team Orion IB4200WC Team Packs to give him the edge over the competition. After finishing third in the first final, Corey went on to win the next two finals in convincing fashion giving Corey the victory. Congratulations!

The Open Modified class was stacked even more than it has been in years past. Team Orion’s off-road specialist Ryan Cavalieri starting on the ninth spot on the grid with his Orion 7×1 powered Team Associated TC5.

After suffering a DNF the first final, Cavalieri went on to work his way up through the entire field to win the second leg from the ninth qualifying position. RC, knowing that he needed a good finish and a little luck in the third leg to win the championship, had an amazing start coming from ninth to third by the end of the first lap. Ryan worked his way up to second place, which gave him the overall win and a first class ticket to the Invitational Class in 2008.

The Invitational Class was also well represented by Team Orion drivers. Five of the top ten chose Team Orion power!

19t Spec: Corey Lewis
ORI41225: Katana Laydown Brushes
ORI40112: Gold Battery Bones
ORI11512: Team Orion IB4200WC Team Packs
Ratio: 5.5:1

Open Modified: Ryan Cavalieri
ORI41382: 3.8 OJ Springs
ORI41094: 3.8 OJ Brushes
ORI29091: 7×1 Revolution OJ Edition
ORI40112: Gold Battery Bones
ORI11512: IB4200WC Team Packs
Timing: 4mm
Ratio: 8.4:1

Source : Team Orion

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