Cam Reimers Motorsports Expands Their Team Effort for the 2014 TORC Series Assault

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In round 1 Cam Reimer finished with a solid 8th place and he was running top-5 in round 2 before his transmission broke

In round 1 Cam Reimer finished with a solid 8th place and he was running top-5 in round 2 before his transmission broke

Last year Cam Reimers was the new kid in an exceedingly rough school of hard knocks – the engagingly competitive Traxxas TORC Series. His undersized team parked their pick-up truck and trailer next to the mega teams, with their semi-haulers and full entourage crews, and he went to work like everyone else. What he lacked in racing bling, he made up for with raw talent and gritty determination, and after only a few rounds it was apparent to everyone paying attention that Reimers belonged. Then, after the rookie savored his first Pro-Light Podium finish at Redbud, Reimers fully believed he belonged, and the proverbial light switch in his thinking clicked to high intensity.

Cam Reimers Motorsports upped their game significantly for their second TORC season

Cam Reimers Motorsports upped their game significantly for their second TORC season

“Ever since our podium finish at RedBud, I not only feel like I have a lot more confidence, but everyone on our team feels that we are a top-5 truck,” remarked Reimers at the time.

For the Cam Reimers Motorsports crew the 2014 Traxxas TORC season takes on an entirely new complexion, with increased sponsor support, more experience and a smoldering competitiveness that refuses to be ignored. We talked to the Ogden, Iowa, resident to get his perspective at this early point of his race schedule.

How did the first couple of rounds of the 2014 TORC season treat you?

“The first round went well for me in Primm, Nevada. There were 27 Pro-Lites entered and I managed a solid 8th place. Even though our team plans to contend for podiums this year, the 8th was great points for me in the championship so I was happy with it.”

Running the new Radar Renagade R5 tires Reimers feels the team will reach several more podium visits this year

Running the new Radar Renagade R5 tires Reimers feels the team will reach several more podium visits this year

“I believe we showed even better speed in Round 2, where I was running in the top 5 early before we had a transmission failure that resulted in a 23rd place finish. It was our new driver, Ian Harris’ first time in the truck, and he stayed very clean with little mistakes to finish 15th in Round 1 and 18th in Round 2. I’m excited to see what he has in store for the coming rounds. Both trucks are back home in Iowa now getting prepped with fresh K&N air filters and oil filters and they will be ready to go for Charlotte Motor Speedway on 25th & 26th.”

What’s the biggest difference for you starting the second season and what are some key lessons you learned last season that you’ll apply this year?

“I will be driving an all new truck for 2014, so that has been another hurdle to overcome at the start of the season, but it actually came very natural and I already feel just as comfortable in it as I did my 2013 truck. For my second season I do not have to start from ground zero to get used to how a Pro-Lite needs to be driven, how the events are formatted, and where the fast lines are on certain tracks. I tasted podium success last season and I plan to come out every event this year and give it everything I have to run up front in this stacked field. What I learned in my first season I am able to relay to Ian, so he can polish his skills even quicker. Driving a Pro-Lite does not come very natural and I wished all last year that I could’ve had someone giving me tips on what to do to improve, so I believe that to be very beneficial this year.”

Other than *Radar tires did you make any other changes to your program during the off season?

“Our program underwent significant changes for 2014. We were one of the smallest teams last year, just coming out of a truck and trailer, and now this year we are fielding two Pro-Lites with drivers Ian and myself. We have a stunning looking new race hauler, and we also have a full-time crew working in the shop between races. That takes some load off of my dad and I. As you mentioned, we added Radar Tires to our program this year and their new Renagade R5 tire works phenomenal, I couldn’t be happier with the product and the relationship we have with the people there. Along with our returning sponsors SSI Decals, TiLube, and K&N, we also added several new brands to our team this year including Makson Construction, RCI Safety, 141 Speedway, Fiberwerx, Rockwell Watches and Team Associated RC Cars. Although Cam Reimers Motorsports is only in its second season, the growth we have experienced leaves me with confidence that our program can be sustained for years to come until we are a top team in the off-road industry.”

* For 2014, Radar Tires modified its off-road racing schedule and will compete in a full season of TORC and SCORE, and a partial season in LOORRS. The Radar tires will be used by Cam Reimers Motorsports co-drivers Cam Reimers and Ian Harris and Project648 Motorsports’ Luke Johnson (also sponsored by K&N this year).


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