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Back on regular schedule

posted Apr 14, 2021, 7:29 AM by RC3

Season has started.  We will be running on our regular schedule for the rest of summer.  We run offroad racing on 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month.  All start times will be 11:00am.  If changes occur for weather or schedule conflict, please follow us on our Facebook page ,  Rc3 racing group.   Hope to see ya'll at the track!

2021 Season Opener Great Success!

posted Apr 6, 2021, 6:54 PM by RC3

This past Saturday, Rc3 opened the season for 2021 with a bang! With around 180 entries from racers from all over the south, from Florida to Arkansas, the racing was very close in all classes.  The weather was awesome from Thursday thru Saturday with cooler temps at night to temps in low 70's during qualifiers. Race Director Ben Robbins kept the show going and moving all day and Club President Jody Schrimsher and a host of club members had the track in awesome shape.  Now onto the racing.

We had 12 different classes from 1/10 spec slash and 1/10 buggies to 1/8 buggy / truggy in both electric and nitro.  Lets start with 1/10 classes.  Team Associated driver Justin Whitcare took the 1/10 mod 2wd buggy class with TQ and 1st place in the Mains.  He also took the 2wd short course class as well with another dominating race.  In 4wd 1/10 mod buggy, local fast racer Spencer Glasgow took his TLR 22x-4 to the lead and never looked back.  Robert Dirla gave chase but could not stay on his pace.  Also young hotshot Ryder Trotter put his ride onto the podium.   Mini truggy was taken by Nathaniel Reed and 4wd short course was taken by local racer John Hutchens.  

Now onto the big boys of 1/8 buggys and truggys.  After two rounds of qualifying, there was two racers that stood out.  Newly Tekno driver Cole Kasten was dominating in Nitro Buggy and in Ebuggy it was Team Associated driver Blake Boggs.  Both took TQ in there respected classes.  Now to the Mains and we will start with Nitro Buggy.  Cole Kasten put on a show with a dominating performance.  Several local racers including Jeremy Reid and Tyler Schrimsher gave chase but could not keep the pace the new Tekno driver was setting.  Cole never looked back and took the win!  In a close race to the end,  Team Associated driver Jeremy Reid took 2nd place and local privateer Tyler Schrimsher brought his Associated buggy to 3rd place rounding out the Podium.  

In Ebuggy, it was tight battle at the beginning and the end.  TQ Blake Boggs made a small mistake in first lap and let local racer Spencer Glasgow gain the lead, but Blake put his head down and dug in.  He retook the lead at lap 3 and never looked back leading the rest of the way.  His Team Associated RC8B3.2E was glued to the track and was laying some fast lap times down.  In the pack however there was a fierce fight for the podium.  Spencer Glasgow,  Tekno ace Izriah Osborne , Team Associated Randy Enger and Tekno driver Drew Williams, all was fighting it out for 2nd thru 5th.  As the race worn on,  Izriah Osborne's Tekno ride was able to finish 2nd , followed by Associated driver Randy Enger taking 3rd.  Very tight and fast racing. 

Other 1/8 notes,  Tyler Schrimsher took TQ in Nitro Truggy, but had issues at the first part of the Main and retired. Agama's Trevor Lund was able to mover up from his starting spot of 2nd on the grid and lead from the tone.  Great job Trevor!  He was followed by Mugen's Jody Johnson in 2nd  and in 3rd Brian Carey got on the Podium.  In E-Truggy,  Tekno's Drew Williams was unstoppable.  His Tekno truggy was on rails and he drove a clean race.  Also getting on the podium in E-Truggy was Spencer Glasgow in 2nd and Zach Barrett finished 3rd.   One other class ran also in 1/8 division,  40+ Ebuggy.  Jimmy Barrett was able to take the win.  Also on the podium in 2nd was Marty Dicus and in 3rd was Rob Heacox.  Not bad for the old folks, lol.  

Rc3 would like to thank all the racers that attended and showed support.  It was a great success and now its time to continue into 2021 season in style.  Next BIG race will be the 12th annual Rocket City Challenge in August.  Mark your Calender's!   Thank you again,  Club President Jody Schrimsher  Podium pictures below

Season Opener 2021

posted Mar 28, 2021, 1:07 PM by RC3

Season Opener for 2021 will be this Saturday, April 3rd!  Also for this event, we will continue the tradition of the "tiny " Trophy race with trophies for top 3 podiums in most classes.  We look forward to kicking off the 2021 season and get back to a regular schedule since COVID hit last year.  Start time will be 11am sharp!  Entry fees will $20, $15, $10,  also we will be accepting club membership as well,  $30 for single,  $45 for family.  Weather looks good as of now, with some cooler temps but sunshine.  Lets all get the racing season off to a great start , we hope to see ya there.  Thank you,  Club President.


2021 Season Opener

posted Jan 14, 2021, 8:30 AM by RC3


11th Annual Rocket City Challenge Race Results

posted Aug 11, 2020, 7:41 AM by RC3

Congratulations to all the racers in the 11th Annual Rocket City Challenge! Race results can be found on LiveRC. Here are photos of all the winners in each class.

Novice
novice

2WD Mod Buggy
2wd Mod Buggy

2WD Mod Short Course Truck
2WD Mod Short Course Truck

4WD Mod Buggy
4WD Mod Buggy

Mini Truggy
Mini Truggy

4WD Short Course Truck
4WD Short Course Truck

40+ Electric 1/8th Scale Buggy
40 Plus E-Buggy

40+ Nitro 1/8th Scale Buggy
40 Plus Nitro Buggy

Electric Truggy
Electric Truggy

1/8th Scale Electric Buggy
Electric Buggy

1/8th Scale Nitro Buggy
Nitro Buggy

Nitro Truggy
Nitro Truggy


Sponsor Update

posted Aug 11, 2020, 7:08 AM by RC3

GREAT NEWS!

As we mentioned at the Rocket City Challenge, sponsored items were tough to come by this year, for obvious reasons. Either the companies are out of stock, or shipping is delayed due to worldly events.

Well, the goodies from Jconcepts finally came in yesterday! We will be giving those away at the next club race. We'll hand out 1 ticket per entry for that one.

Schedule Update

posted Aug 11, 2020, 7:07 AM by RC3

Due to the rescheduled RCC, we will not hold a regular club race this weekend (Oct 15th). If you're itching to race, don't forget SHARC Racing is running on August 22nd!

Up next for RC3 is the SNAP HARD Racing League on 29-30 August! 1/10 on Saturday and 1/8 on Sunday. Shon always puts on a great event, so get them ready for that!

If you're new to Snap Hard, click on the page link above to dig around and learn a little more!

11th Annual Rocket City Challenge Update

posted Jul 30, 2020, 7:38 PM by RC3

RACE ANNOUNCEMENT

Due to a consistently increasing chance of rain for Saturday, RC3 Racing will be moving the 11th Annual Rocket City Challenge to 08-09 August 2020. Next week and weekend look FANTASTIC, as far as weather is concerned.

We browsed every club and series within a 4.5 hour radius and only found 2 that were racing. Unfortunately, this will put us running on top of the Warehouse, which is far less than ideal.

A BIG shoutout to SHARC Racing for agreeing to swap dates with us. They will be moving their next club race to 22 August 2020!

Everything else for this race will remain the same, but it is now moved to NEXT WEEKEND!!!

We will update RC Signup and the official RC3 Schedule this evening, so sit tight for that. Please see the updated race flyer below, for details.

SEE YOU ALL NEXT WEEKEND!!!



11th Annual Rocket City Challenge

posted Jul 2, 2020, 10:35 AM by RC3   [ updated Jul 30, 2020, 7:39 PM ]

The 11th Annual Rocket City Challenge is scheduled to be held August 8th and 9th 2020. Averaging over 200 entries over the last four years, this race has proven to be one of the largest, fastest, and most competitive club level races in the southeast!

With previous title sponsors like Futaba and Fierce RC, the door prizes for this race have been incredible! In 2019, RC3 Racing gave away a Tekno NB48.4, Team Associated RC8T3.1, and a Futaba 7px - all at the same race. This year's race will continue the tradition of excellent door prizes, while adding some fun events scattered throughout the race. Heats will be on Saturday, along with Novice and lower mains, and all higher mains will be held on Sunday. Come on out and enjoy some great racing in a family environment. 2020 Rocket City Challenge - SEE YOU THERE!

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2020 Season Opener Date Change and updates!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted Mar 26, 2020, 5:56 PM by RC3   [ updated Mar 26, 2020, 5:59 PM ]

SEASON OPENER DATE CHANGE!!!! Due to the COVID-19 outbreak we have moved our opener to April 18th. We as a club do not want to be liable for an outbreak at the track nor the Hobby Shop. Rick has asked that we respect this, and with no hesitation the officers understood... We can not wait to get the year started it, once we are able we will hit the ground running! All of our equipment held up through the winter perfectly. We also were able to obtain a new to us Laptop from Kevin Land to be compatible with Livetime running on Windows 10. Our old laptop did not have a 64 bit driver, so it has essentially went to the table for an administrative use function. We hope everyone can make the opener it will be huge hands down. As always search on facebook fro Rc3 Racing to keep up with speedy updates and changes!

Respectfully,

RC3 Officers 

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