Chassis: Kyosho Lazer ZX6.6 Motor: Orion VST2 Pro 6.5T ESC: Orion R10.1 Vortex Pro Batteries: Orion 4500mAh Radio/Servo: KO Propo Body: Kit body Tires (handout): Pro-Line Positron/Transistor Remarks – Jared Tebo is running the Kyosho Lazer ZX6.6 with the same setup he used at Speed RC for the JConcepts Indoor National finals in December. The car sports a number of JTPRC parts such as the front & rear shock towers, battery brace and chassis stiffener as well as the new top deck which replaces the 1/8th scale style braces that come standard on the car. The benefit of the new top deck is that the car doesn’t tweak under power and Jared has combined these new parts with an electronics configuration that sees the motor forward of the centre gear for a different motor rotation.
Chassis: Associated B64D Motor: Reedy Sonic 5.5T ESC: Reedy Blackbox 510R Batteries: Reedy Zappers 5400mAh Radio/Servo: Sanwa/Reedy Body: Kit body Tires (handout): Pro-Line Positron/Transistor Remarks – Reedy Factory driver Dustin Evans is using the all new Associated B64D which he only drove for the first time a week ago. The first time to ever run a shaft drive 4wd he says the car is awesome to drive but the team as a whole are looking for more steering out of the handout front tire. Having made some changes for this morning’s practice session they believe they have made big progress by removing the front sway bar and lightening the oil in the front shocks.
Chassis: Yokomo YZ-4 Proto Motor: Orion VST2 Pro Lightweight 5.5T ESC: Orion R10.1 Vortex Pro Batteries: Orion 4000mAh Radio/Servo: Sanwa/MKS Body: JConcepts S2 Tires (handout): Pro-Line Positron/Transistor Remarks – Ryan Maifield is making his Yokomo debut at the Reedy Race of Champions in Huntington Beach. Having only tested the car for 2 days prior to this event he is using a prototype version of the YZ-4, which features a new shortened chassis plate, centrally mounted steering servo and larger outer belt pullies. In terms of set-up he is working with his team mates to find the perfect balance for the car between hard to drive and fast and has changed the front spring, rear swaybar and rear shock position.
Chassis: Xray XB4 2017 Motor: Orion VST2 Pro Lightweight 5.5T ESC: Orion R10.1 Vortex Pro Batteries: Orion 3800mAh XS Radio/Servo: Sanwa/MKS Body: Kit body Tires (handout): Pro-Line Positron/Transistor Remarks – Ty Tessmann is making his race debut with new sponsors Xray, driving the 2017 Xray XB4. having only received the car on the 3rd of January, the Canadian has spent all the time since then testing in California in preperation for the Reedy Race. A steep learning curve to know how all the adjustments work and to what extent, they have made a number of changes to their original setup since arriving at OCRC this week. Needing more steering, they have changed diff oils, front geometry and added more front and rear droop and so far they are very happy with the car’s performance. One interesting point is that he is using the XB2 wing on the rear of the car which is more flat than the kit XB4 version and which he feels is more consistent.
Chassis: TLR 22-4 2.0 Motor: Orion VST2 Pro Lightweight 5.5T ESC: Orion R10.1 Vortex Pro Batteries: Orion 4500mAh Radio/Servo: Spektrum Body: Kit body Tires (handout): Pro-Line Positron/Transistor Remarks – Reigning Reedy Race of Champions Champion Dakotah Phend is running his standard setup on his TLR 22-4 2.0. Having tested a number of changes on the car at OCRC last week, he reverted back to his base setup. One interesting point is that on the rear of the car Phend is using the original V1.0 rear hubs and driveshafts as he feels it gives the car a better flow through the corner as opposed the more aggressive cornering on the standard part.