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There were 42 entries in 8 classes for today's race. The weather was sunny and cool, but the track had good traction most of the day. Thanks to David Burt for cooking food and also thanks to Jody Schrimsher, Bruce Charles, Crystal Caballero, and everyone else that helped out today. Our next race will be Saturday November 1st. This will be the last Saturday race of the year so don't miss it.
Here are today's winners:
Novice: 1st - Brad Gray, 2nd - Blake Singleton, 3rd - Zane Gray
Sportsman Short Course: 1st - Tyler Schrimsher, 2nd - Jody Schrimsher, 3rd - Bruce Charles
2wd Buggy: 1st - Daniel Myers, 2nd - Brandon Hagler, 3rd - Payton Roberts
Truggy: 1st - Tyler Parrish, 2nd - Chauncey Mack, 3rd - Jarvis Hogan
2wd Short Course Truck: 1st - Javier Caballero, 2nd - Austin Tipps, 3rd - Corey Gray
1/8th Scale E-Buggy: 1st - Javier Caballero, 2nd - Trevor Parrish, 3rd - Steven Hicox
4wd Short Course Truck: 1st - Daniel Myers, 2nd - Terry Pe, 3rd - Tyler Schrimsher
1/8th Scale Nitro Buggy: 1st - Jarvis Hogan, 2nd - Daniel Myers, 3rd - Blane Hagler
Today was another great day for R/C racing in Huntsville, AL. The weather was perfect all day and the track was in good shape. Even though we didn't have a big crowd, there were close battles in every class. David Burt cooked up some great food for today's event, and we had help with the track from Jody Schrimsher, Bruce Charles, and John Aslan.
The race results have been uploaded here.
Here are today's race winners:
Novice: 1st - Rodney Reagan, 2nd - Corey Gray, 3rd - Brad Gray
Sportsman Short Course: 1st - Tyler Schrimsher, 2nd - Bruce Charles, 3rd - Rodney Reagan
2wd Buggy: 1st - Tyler Ernst, 2nd - Jack Aslan, 3rd - Brad Gray
4wd Short Course Truck: 1st - Daniel Myers, 2nd - Steven Hicox, 3rd - Jack Aslan
2wd Short Course Truck: 1st - Javier Caballero, 2nd - Tyler Ernst, 3rd - Tyler Schrimsher
1/8th Scale Buggy: 1st - Javier Caballero, 2nd - Daniel Myers, 3rd - Tyler Parrish
Today was another great day of racing at RC3. We had a smaller than normal crowd, but there were still tight races in every class. It didn't rain a drop all day and the sun was out too. Thanks to Jody Schrimsher for watering the track and David Burt for cooking up some great food. Also thanks to Crystal Caballero and Bruce Charles for helping setup and run the computer system.
The next off-road race is Saturday October 4th. Also make sure to mark your calendars for the Steve Raddatz Memorial Race at SHARC on Saturday October 11th. Online sign-ups are closed with over 200 entries, but if you contact Chris Jones he might be able to find a spot for you.
Here are today's winners:
Sportsman Short Course: 1st - Stephen Armstrong, 2nd - Tyler Schrimsher, 3rd - Jody Schrimsher
2wd Buggy: 1st - Jacob Mueller, 2nd - Spencer Glasgow, 3rd - Ben Brocato
2wd Short Course Truck: 1st - Jacob Mueller, 2nd - Javier Caballero, 3rd - Shea Caughron
Stadium Truck: 1st - Daniel Myers, 2nd - Spencer Glasgow, 3rd - Ben Brocato
4wd Short Course Truck: 1st - Daniel Myer, 2nd - Willie Scott, 3rd - Stephen Armstrong
1/8th Scale Buggy: 1st - Javier Caballero, 2nd - Payton Roberts, 3rd - Karston Doud
We had another great day of off-road racing at RC3 with 52 entries in 7 classes. The sun was out, the temperatures were in the 80's and there was a cool breeze most of the day. After the first round of qualifying, the track started holding moisture which allowed for much better traction and some really close racing.
David Burt served up great food throughout the day. Shea Caughron, Jody Schrimsher, John Aslan, Bruce Charles, Jay Kurowsky, and others all helped keep thing running smoothly with track maintenance, race announcing, and setup/breakdown help. Thanks to everyone that helped out today.
The race results have been posted in the results area of the website. Due to a software glitch in the scoring system, the results for the B main of 1/8th scale buggy are not available, and the results shown for the B-main should be combined with the A-Main results.
Today's winners are listed here:
Novice: 1st - Wesley Burt, 2nd - Brad Gray, 3rd - Corey Gray
Sportsman Shortcourse: 1st - Tyler Schrimsher, 2nd - Bruce Charles, 3rd - Jody Schrimsher
2wd Short Course Truck: 1st - Javier Caballero, 2nd - Shea Caughron, 3rd - Lance Hoover
4wd Short Course Truck: 1st - Steven Hicox, 2nd - Jack Aslan, 3rd - Blane Hagler
2wd Buggy: 1st - Spencer Glasgow, 2nd - Jamie Spurgin, 3rd - Jeremy Reid
Stadium Truck: 1st - Spencer Glasgow, 2nd - Jamie Spurgin, 3rd - Steven Hicox
1/8th Scale Buggy: 1st - Javier Caballero, 2nd - Jeremy Reid, 3rd - Trevor Parrish
It's official, we are going to move tomorrow's race to Sunday the 7th. According to most forecasts, Saturday will have some significant rain. There is a good chance that the track will be too wet to race at all this weekend, but we won't know for sure until Sunday morning. If it is too wet come Sunday, I'll post something on Facebook and here as early as I can.
The weather forecast for tomorrow's race shows 60% with up to 1" of rain. I don't want a repeat of the last race, so I am going to go ahead and cancel this race. Luckily there is another race scheduled for next Saturday the 6th. Wildflower is racing this Sunday I think, so if the weather up there is better maybe you guys can still get some racing in this weekend. See you all next Saturday!
Due to last weekend's rain out we have added a make up race to the schedule on Saturday August 30th. This will not affect previously scheduled races so we will also be racing the following weekend on Saturday September 6th.
We had 44 entries for the race today, but the rain came in part way through and we had to cancel the race. All the racers that did not get their cash back will have credit for their next race. The next race is scheduled for Saturday September 6th, but there is an extra weekend this month so we may try to add a race to the schedule. We'll post an announcement soon if that is the case.
The 2014 Rocket City Challenge was a great success. There were 159 entries in 12 classes. Saturday morning was rainy until around 8am, so we opened practice and sign-in for an extra hour. Racing kicked off around 10:30 am which was later than planned, however we were able to get through the qualifiers in time to start the mains at 6 pm. The track started the day wet and sticky, but dried out and developed a groove later in the day once the sun came out. The A-mains started right as the sun set which changed the track conditions yet again. The surface became hard and sticky with very little fluff and lots of traction.
Throughout the mains there were many close fought battles for position. The step up corner at the end of the straight caused some rough starts during the mains and provided some very close action as the mid-pack drivers took early leads and the top qualifiers had to work their way through the field. The 5 pack double single double presented a real challenge in every class with only the top driver able to consistently clear it as at triple double or double triple.
The mains finished up around 11 pm and since we were presenting trophies after each race most racers were able to leave earlier.
Results for the race can be found here along with qualifying times.
Event photography provided by Bryan Burton Photography. There are over 1000 photos of this event available for purchase.
Here are the A-Main winners:
Novice A-Main: 1st - Josh Ormes, 2nd - Brad Hook, 3rd Brad Gray
Stock Short Course A-Main: 1st - Stephen Armstrong, 2nd - David Harris, 3rd - Mike Gibson
2wd SC Truck A-Main: 1st - Jacob Mueller, 2nd - Willie Scott, 3rd - Matthew Brocato
4wd SC Truck A-Main: 1st - Jeff Watkins, 2nd - Rusty Brooks, 3rd - Daniel Myers
2wd Buggy A-Main: 1st - Jacob Mueller, 2nd - Blake Boggs, 3rd - Hunter Cupp
4wd Buggy A-Main: 1st - Brian Cooke, 2nd - Richard Hess, 3rd - Rusty Brooks
Sportsman E-Buggy A-Main: 1st - Tyler Parrish, 2nd - Jody Johnson, 3rd - Jeremy Reid
Pro E-Buggy A-Main: 1st - Blake Boggs, 2nd - Hunter Cupp, 3rd - Cody Berryman
Sportsman Nitro Buggy A-Main: 1st - Jeremy Reid, 2nd - Josh King, 3rd - Richard Douglas V
Pro Nitro Buggy A-Main: 1st - Blake Boggs, 2nd - Steven Rossi, 3rd - Cody Berryman
E-Truggy A-Main: 1st - Tommy Rogers, 2nd - Jeff Watkins, 3rd - Rusty Brooks
Nitro Truggy A-Main: 1st - Cole Kasten, 2nd - Jeremy Reid, 3rd - Brian Potts
RC3 thanks the following race sponsors who donated door prizes:
Vengeance Graphics - Airbrushing by Nick
The next Alabama Iron Man points series race will be the 6th Annual Steve Raddatz Memorial Race at SHARC in Tuscumbia on October 11th.
Here is the tentative heat list for the 2014 Rocket City Challenge. The race order will be modified on race day, but all participants should review this list to ensure they are in the correct classes with the right transponder numbers.
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