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Fall season schedule

posted Aug 18, 2017, 7:40 AM by RC3

Again Rc3 offroad will be racing the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month.  Not many races left but we continue to race up to November or Cold weather sets in.   There has been a small change in schedule so please take note.  We have moved the October 7th race to October 1st which is a Sunday.  We don't have many Sunday races so if this your best time to race with us, please support and let us know you want more Sunday events.  As always please join our Facebook page for all the lastest information on races and talk.  Thank you and see you at the track!

8th annual Rocket City Challenge a SUCCESS!

posted Aug 11, 2017, 7:55 AM by RC3   [ updated Aug 11, 2017, 8:11 AM ]

All I can say is WOW!  We had 200 entries with people from all over the south and other local tracks.  Rc3 thanks each and every one that came out and supported us.  We had a great day of racing in all classes.  Rc3 also thanks all the sponsors for this year event:  Oral arts dental Labs, Peck-Glasgow Insurance,  MX trophies, Jconcepts, AKA tires, Team Associated, Caster racing, Gens Ace batteries, Hookz tire sauce, Boca bearings, 311 graphics, SMC batteries, Tekin, Fantom batteries, VENOM batteries, MYlaps transponders, Alien cables, Snowman FRED racing, and of course Rc hobbies (hobby barn).   Thank you for your support.  We look forward to next year!  For all the results and pictures check out http://rc3racing.liverc.com or check out our Facebook page Rc3racing group.

 

Rocket city challenge

posted Jun 18, 2017, 6:14 AM by RC3   [ updated Jun 18, 2017, 6:20 AM ]

Its getting close!  8th Annual Rocket City challenge!  Sponsors are rolling in and should be a great race with some of the fastest drivers in the south.  Please make plans to attend.  August 5th.   Practice will be held on Friday from noon to around 9/10pm.  Saturday racing will begin at 10am with 2 heats and Mains.  Hope to see ya there!

June 3rd race

posted Jun 4, 2017, 3:56 AM by RC3   [ updated Jun 4, 2017, 4:02 AM ]

Great race on June 3rd offroad.  We had 63 entries.  Down just a bit from what we been having but with a big national event the following week, some were getting ready for it.  There is a great video on our Facebook page Rc3racing group.  Let keep it going.

Tiny Trophy Race

posted May 15, 2017, 6:39 PM by RC3

This Saturday, May 20th.  3rd annual Tiny Trophy Race for offroad.  Should be a great turnout and good day of racing.  Trophies for TQ and top 3 places in Mains.  Racing will start at 10am.  Hope to see everyone there.

Racing has started for Offroad

posted Apr 16, 2017, 7:13 AM by RC3

Rc3 offroad has had a great start to the 2017 season.  First race we had 135 entries and second race 106 entries.  The new layout is great and everyone is having a fun time with the close racing.  We have classes for beginners all way up to pros, so come on out and race!
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January 18, 2017

posted Jan 18, 2017, 10:59 AM by RC3   [ updated Jan 18, 2017, 11:56 AM ]

Welcome to the 2017 racing season at RC3. We have lots of new things coming this year. so please come out and race with us. There will be an all new professional style layout going in this year by Joey "The Dirt Guy".  The new layout should go in late March and we hope to be racing in April weather permitting. Below is the New rules and Races Schedule for the 2017 Race season. 

Officers for 2017

President            Jody Schrimsher
vice President    Matt Winstead
Secretary            Teddy Salyer
Treasurer            Kevin Land/Jamie Blasingame

Track Coordinators        Javier Cabellero, Jimmy Borden, Freddy Marsh, Daniel Myers, Brandon Reed.


2017 Membership will be $25 for Adults and $10 under 18.  Each membership will include  a $5 discount for first class entry and a Free T-Shirt. T-Shirts will be ordered at a later date.

Entry Fees---Entry Fees will be $15, $10, $5 for club races. $30  Cap on Individual/Family fee up to 5 classes. If over 5 classes, there will be a $5 per class fee to cover track fee.

Races will be held (2) times a month, both on Saturdays. 1ST and 3RD Saturday of the month. 
Club race start times--  Day races will start at 11 am.   Night races will start at 2:30 pm.  

There will be (2) scheduled "Big races" a year. If any more are added, it will be a month with 5 weekends.

All "Club Races" will have 2 qualification rounds and a main.  If for some reason we have low turnout, this will be evaulated at that time wiht a driver vote.  Anything with 50 entries or more will automatically be 2 heats and a main.  ******Big Races are excluded from this rule.*********

There will be (6) Saturday night races during the summer Months.  These races will be known as the "Summer Series Track Championship"  These races will acquire points and Track Champion will be awarded plaque at the Year End Banquet at the end of the race season. No Drop races.

Nitro Mains will be 13 minutes for club races. Nitro Mains will be run at the beginning of mains during night races for noise related issues. ******big Races are excluded from this rule*******

Ebuggy Mains (or any 1/8 scale class with high turnout) will be cut to 8 racers per heat. This will help with the safety of turn marshalls and should help with equal driving skill  level. Race Director has the option to add more mains if turnout dictates. (ex:  only 10 racers sign up. have 2 mains with bump spots). If turnout is good, lower mains will be run with bumps to main. Pictures will be made for lower podium winners.  *****this rule only applies to mains. qualifications rounds can have normal number if necessary)*******

If a racer is going to be late to a race, they may still race, but will start in the last position of the lowest main or qualification round that has not started yet.  All Entry Fees will still have to be paid in full. This will help some Saturday Night racers who work or have appts in the am, etc. 


********Officers have the option to reavaluate all rules during the year. If change is necesary it will be for the best interest of the racers and members of RC3********

2016 Banquet

posted Oct 14, 2016, 11:47 AM by Chris Hozian   [ updated Oct 14, 2016, 11:47 AM ]

Attention!!! 2016 banquet will be October 29th from NOON to 3pm at Greenbrier BBQ!!! ALL racers are invited to attend and celebrate the top racers for 2016. Sorry for the change, but booking conflicts made us change. Bring a guest if you want, should be plenty room and good food with friends. No club business will take place at this event, only celebrate the great year of racing!!! See ya there😁😁

7th Annual Rocket City Challenge - Saturday, September 3rd

posted Aug 6, 2016, 3:09 PM by Chris Hozian   [ updated Aug 30, 2016, 9:32 AM by RC3 ]

Please join us for the 7th Annual Rocket City Challenge! This is RC3's biggest race of the year!

All of our events are open to the public. Everyone is invited. A club membership is not required to race. Spectators are welcomed.

Awards for 1st-3rd + TQ, door prizes from sponsors and the club, and a new track layout!

We highly recommend preregistering on RC Signup at http://events.rcsignup.com/events/displayEvent.cfm?ID=4790.

In-person signups open at 8:30 AM and close at 9:30 AM. The drivers meeting will be held at 9:30AM. Racing starts at 10:00 AM. We will have lights to continue racing after sundown.

1st Entry - $35
2nd Entry - $25
3rd Entry - $10
4th Entry or greater - Free

There will be 3 qualifiers and a main event for each of the following classes:
  • Novice
  • 17.5 Short Course
  • Stadium Truck Mod
  • 2WD Buggy Mod
  • 2WD SCT Mod
  • 4WD SCT Mod
  • 1/10 4WD Buggy Mod
  • 1/8 Electric Buggy Sportsman
  • 1/8 Electric Buggy Pro
  • 1/8 Nitro Buggy Pro
  • 1/8 Truggy Pro (Electric + Nitro)
House transponders are available, but AMB / MyLaps personal transponders are recommended.

The track will be open on Friday for practice. Please be courteous to other racers by turn marshaling after you practice.
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Off-Road Race - Saturday, July 16th

posted Jul 11, 2016, 12:02 PM by RC3   [ updated Jul 11, 2016, 12:03 PM ]

Please join us for the 11th race of the 2016 Off-Road Season! All of our events are open to the public. Everyone is invited. A club membership is not required to race. Spectators are welcomed.

Sign-ups close at 9:30 am. Racing starts at 10:00 am. Late entries will be accepted in person, but may result in the late entrant having to wait until the next round of qualifiers to start racing.

The race entry fee is $15 for the first class, $10 for the second class, $10 for the third class, and free for all classes beyond the third.

A 2016 club membership is $35 for those 18 and older, and $15 for those under 18. Membership includes a $5 discount on the first class entry fee.

The Novice entry fee is $10 for non-members and $5 for members. Novice winners will receive an award for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

House transponders are available, but AMB / MyLaps personal transponders are recommended.

T-Shirts will be available for sale for $10 each. Vinyl decals will be available for $5 each.

Brandon Reed is the designated Race Director for this event.

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