Myron Battman Kinnard Takes Second ROAR Regional Championship for 2020

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2020 at 12:00am CDT

(Pictured left to right: Von Perry, 2nd. Myron Kinnard, 1st. Jacob Schneider, 3rd.)

Team Associated and Reedy Power were on hand for the 2020 ROAR Regional 3 Champs this past weekend. This event drew racers from all over the region and beyond, including Ohio, Missouri, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Illinois, and Indiana. It was the first major event from ROAR since the Carpet Nationals in March, and Team Associated/ Reedy Power driver Myron "Battman" Kinnard was there along with privateer Nathan Flores.

Friday, July 10 was an all-day practice day. New layout and new drivers made for some good runs. Help from driver Pros and Joes made sure the best race was possible.

On Saturday, July 11 we had three rounds of qualifying. I was set to run my Reedy Powered TC7.2 and TC7.2m (conversion) in USGT and 21.5 Touring Car. The field of drivers was a Who's Who of national champions including Eric Anderson, Kemp Anderson, Bill Sydor, John Barron, Justin Lyons, and others--all top drivers set to go after the top three podium spots.

As qualifying got underway I was able to take TQ in round one in USGT from Ohio's hotshot Von Perry. I took seventh position in the 21.5 class, which allowed me to make the A Main in the largest class at the event. In Round 2 I made minor adjustments to my TC7.2 that put me two seconds ahead of my current TQ and at 98.9%. In 21.5 TC it was much of the same, with me holding position, even with a faster run than before. For the final round of the event I was able to hold on to my TQ for the event in USGT just one second over Mr Perry. On the last run in 21.5 TC, I put in my best run with a 30-lap run, a full lap faster than my previous two runs.

Sunday July 12 was going to be Triple A Mains for all classes. I was looking to go two and out for GT and hope to make the podium in TC or even a win. On the first USGT main I made a mistake in the first corner and ended up on my lid. Once I was marshaled I hammered down to make a run to get back up front. I had to rely on my Reedy Power LiPos and NEW Reedy Power 1416 charger to make sure I had the power to do so. The class is a spec motor so you must rely on your other electronics, like ESC, servo, LiPo, and charger. After chasing for 6 minutes I was able to come within 0.188 of Perry.

In 21.5 TC the field was tight from start to finish and I was able to hold on to my seventh spot starting position. A2 was an amazing race in USGT with me and Perry swapping the lead on multiple occasions. I was finally able to get a little gap and made the most of it with a 2.1-second win. This set the stage for a three main to decide the champion.

In 21.5 TC the field was tight from start to finish and I was able to hold on to my seventh spot starting position. A2 was an amazing race in USGT with me and Perry swapping the lead on multiple occasions. I was finally able to get a little gap and made the most of it with a 2.1-second win. This set the stage for a three main to decide the champion.

In 21.5 TC the field was tight from start to finish and I was able to hold on to my seventh spot starting position. A2 was an amazing race in USGT with me and Perry swapping the lead on multiple occasions. I was finally able to get a little gap and made the most of it with a 2.1-second win. This set the stage for a three main to decide the champion.

In A2 of TC I made my way to the top five for the first time all weekend and held on for most of the race, but a tap from lap traffic cause me to settle for sixth. A3 was set and the back-and-forth racing between me and Von had displayed all weekend came down to the last six minutes of the event. At the end, my Reedy Power TC7.2 was able to gain another ROAR Championship in 2020.

In A2 of TC I made my way to the top five for the first time all weekend and held on for most of the race, but a tap from lap traffic cause me to settle for sixth. A3 was set and the back-and-forth racing between me and Von had displayed all weekend came down to the last six minutes of the event. At the end, my Reedy Power TC7.2 was able to gain another ROAR Championship in 2020.

This would be the second ROAR Regional Championship for my TC7.2 in 2020. Reedy Power 510 ESC and 6000 SG3 LiPos make for some great power. Add the Reedy Power servos, and you have the perfect combination to get in the winner's circle.

Thanks to the entire Apex RC Raceway crew, and Region 3 ROAR Administrator Shon Harding for the event.

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Vehicles used
#30122 TC7.2 Factory Team

Reedy products used
#27203 Reedy 1416-C2L Dual AC/DC Competition Balance Charger
#27457 Reedy HV 30mm Aluminum Motor Fan
#27345 Zappers SG3 6000mAh 115C 7.6V LP Stick
#27346 Zappers SG3 5500mAh 85C 7.6V ULP Stick
#27113 Reedy RT1709 LP Digital HV Brushless Servo
#27004 Blackbox 510R Sensored Competition ESC
#27428 Reedy S-Plus 21.5, torque

Photos courtesy of Myron "Battman" Kinnard

Thanks to Myron for this report.

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