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posted Jan 19, 2019, 6:04 PM by RC3   [ updated Jan 19, 2019, 6:07 PM ]

As we all know, the club/house transponders are slowly becoming non functional (as in not working/charging). although there are a few that currently function. Club officers reccommend you purchase your own transponder for the 2019 and future years. for the ones who still want/need to use a house transponder we will start charging 5.00 a day for usage. If its your first race, then you get one free rental, and 5.00 there after for each race day.  On 2 day events such as Rocket City Challenge, you will pay rental charge for each day. Novice Class will get free transponder use with a paid club membership. Non members will pay 5.00 per race after their first initial race.  The Race Director is not responcible for any faulty equip (rented, borrowed or personal),  Thanks, Club officers 2019.

Rc3 2019 kickoff meeting minutes.

posted Jan 12, 2019, 5:50 PM by RC3


Ben opened up with a recap of the 2018 season. Reported on the average entries last year and the entries for big races. Discussed track success due to its club members and even pro drivers taking note of RC3 track.

Weston gave treasurer report…2018 started with 500.00…when weston took over from prevoius treasurer, had average blance 1700 dollars. All financial data is now in a spreaed sheet, well documented and avail if needed. Ended 20-18 with 4995.00.

Jody was given funds to cover livetime subscription and new printer….there was discussion by oval member of using the same printer and buying ink instead of buying new printer. This was tabled for later discussion.

Next topic was track build. Bobby from RC Track Masters will be doing the layout again this year. Layout build is slated for first week of march pending weather.  Discuision  about skidster and roller ensued…Jake adv he could get a skid steer and save clubs funds. It was also discussed about Jerry Hughes poss providing equipment. Still waiting on answer from Mr hughes.  Jamie Spurgeon also adv he could possibly obtain a skid steer. He would seek info and get back with the club.

All club members were given a pen and paper and asked to write 2 key features they would like to see on the layout. These were given to weston and tallied. Top choices will try and be incorprated into the layout. More if possible.

                                                Quad—5 votes

                                                Rythem section-4 votes

                                                Whoops-3 votes

                                                Step down-2 votes

                                                Step up—1 vote

                                                Crossover—1 vote

                                                Table corner—1 vote

                                                Back straightaway—1 vote

                                                Front straight-1 vote

While Bobby is building Track will need aprx 8 Volunteers to help with packing, raking, ,pipe, cleanup etc.

Need for a new mower to help keep track packed was discussed. If anyone can find one from the free to 500.00 range in good running condition to get with officer for funds and purchase. Keith bilyou and Jerrid wright will take lead on this project.

Next drivers stand was discussed. Needs to be replaced. This year would be replaced with 2x6 instead of plywood. Kevin land volunteered to head this project .

Gravel—Craig adv he could get gravel for a 375.00a load. It was voted to go ahead and have him secure the load of gravel and place it near the tree on the north side. We can use the skid steer to spread it when we do track build.

New pipe was discussed.  If wew can secure pipe from AMS or SIC then great, if not we would go with the 35 dollar a rolll pipe again and replace as necessary.

Pa system was discussed.  Jake will look into systems and get back with club with some estimates. Will be further discussed at that time.

New lights were discussed. It was voted to get one additional led light for the middle pole.  Jake would get estimate on replacing other lights and can be discussed at a later date.

It was suggested to get a air compressor to have more amenities for racers. After discussion it was decided to hold off an a air compressor at this time.

Signs were discussed for track perimeter. Need to get useed polition signs and remake them with trackk rules. Stay off when wet,  no walking on pitt lane, not responcible for theft and accidents etc.

Next election of Officers and Race Director  were held

President                            Ben Robbins

Vice President                   Bryce Taets

Secretary                             Teddy Salyer

Treasurer                            Weston Taets

Track Manager                  Keith Bilyou

Race Director                     Jody Schrimsher


It was discussed that Race Director is a paid position..! dollar per entry with a minimum of 50 per race. Club members were urged to learn race system as Jody Schrimsher would be stepping down as race director to persue other ventures.

Race Schedule was  discussed. We have several large events this year.  It was  Voted to change the Tiny Trophy Race to a money Race this year, and possibly make a fall Race a Tiny Trophy race or money race.

Also coming this year is the Snao Hard Racing League…This Event is 10th Scale only. They run all classes RC3 does except 17.5 sct…they run a 17.5 2wd buggy instead.  The club will get haf the proceeds from this race. The league will do all Race Directing, sign ups etc.

Rocket City Challenge will Be a 2 day event again this year.Currently Scheduled for Aug 2,3,4th. Practice on the 2nd, with quals on the 3 and mains on the 4th.

Last item was the club needed to raise entry fees  by 5.00 per class. Entries will now be 20,15 and 10. You still get 5.00 off first entry for being a club member. This was necessary to help offset some of the days when we have low turnout, or cancel due to rainout. Club pays 5 per entry to hobby shop each race. So without raising club was barely breaking even on some races. 

Getting ready for 2019!

posted Dec 27, 2018, 10:35 AM by RC3

Rc3 needs you!   Club meeting for the upcoming 2019 season will be held January 12 at La Fuente restaurant  in Meridianville, just up the road from the track.  Time will be 12 noon.  We are in need of volunteers to keep Rc3 running smoothly and to get a few things done.  If you enjoy racing at Rc3 and are a regular racer,  PLEASE try to attend and volunteer time when needed.  Nothing is too small to help.  We have great plans for 2019 and need to hit the ground running to achieve these targets!   

Season coming to a close soon

posted Sep 13, 2018, 6:31 PM by RC3   [ updated Sep 13, 2018, 6:32 PM ]

Well the outdoor off-road season is starting to slow down.  Here at Rc3 we have a great season during the outdoor season!   However it is not over just yet.   We are scheduled to race September 15th,  October 20th, and then the season closer November 3rd.   November 3rd will be a bigger event,  we will be having the 1st ever money race for the Ebuggy class and also a grudge race (money on the line) for 1/8th nitro buggy.   Ebuggy will be $15 a entry with 100% payback for top 3 places with option of more payback depending on entries.  Nitro buggy will have $100 on the line for the winner as long as they beat Austin Hughs ( local fast racer that has won some big races at Rc3).  If Austin wins,  sorry no money.   

So as the season comes to a close,  mark some of these dates and come on out one more time to Rc3 for a fun day at the races!

Rocket City Challenge Huge success!

posted Aug 6, 2018, 6:09 PM by RC3   [ updated Aug 6, 2018, 6:29 PM ]

With over 180 entries from racers from over 7 states, this years 9th annual Rocket City challenge was a HUGE success! With a hot and humid forecast, we started open practice on Friday afternoon with many people pulling in.  Saturday we got started running the 6 minute qualifiers and with money on the line for TQ in each class, we saw some fast overall times being put down.  Since this was a two day event we ran into the night up to around 10:00pm then took a break so racers could rest and relax.  The next morning we got started again to finish up.  HOT was the key word.  Not only the weather with highs in the 90's but on the track as well.  Very close racing in all classes, especially 1/8 Nitro Buggy and 1/8 E Truggy.   We finished up around 3pm so racers could have time to drive home.  Rc3 would like to thank everyone that came to race or hang out this year.  Mark your calender's for next year, same weekend, for the 10th annual race!  Safe travels and hot racing!

Next Huge event: 9th Annual Rocket city challenge

posted Jun 13, 2018, 6:32 PM by RC3

Mark your calendars for August 3rd thru 5th!   This years Rocket city challenge will be bigger and better.   With over 200 entries last year,  the club has decided to make this year event a (2) two day event.  Qualifiers run on Saturday and some lower class mains including novice.  Then all other Mains will be run on Sunday.   How its going to work?   Saturday signups will dictate the event.  If over 150ish entries ,  two day event it will be.   If 150 or under, we will run a one day event.  FYI,  we are expecting a huge crowd with over 200 if everything goes to plan.  So come on out for one of the biggest club events in this area.  Going to be a fun time! 

**Tiny Trophy Race re-scheduled for June 2nd!

posted May 6, 2018, 5:40 PM by RC3

Due to forecast of rain on May 5th,  Rc3 officers rescheduled the Tiny Trophy Race for June 2nd.  Please try to attend for a great day of racing.  

Tiny Trophy Race May 5th

posted Apr 24, 2018, 6:29 PM by RC3

First big event of the year coming up for the offroad side,  May 5th will be the 4th annual Tiny Trophy Race.   Trophies for the podium winners and TQ in this event.  Going to be some great racing with a great group of racers.

2018 season up and going

posted Apr 6, 2018, 12:28 PM by RC3

2018 season has started strong on the offroad side.  Last club race saw 116 entries shoot it out for podiums.  All classes had great turnouts with short course and 1/8 classes very strong.    Next race for offroad will be April 21st with 11:00am start.  Hope to see you there.

Oval starts there season April 14th,  so if want to try that form of racing,  come out and check it out.

2018 Season opener a big hit!

posted Mar 18, 2018, 6:12 PM by RC3

WOW!  2018 came in like a bang.  We had first race of season March 17th with 122 entries.  After some rain that morning, it moved out and then track was dry by noon for some racing.  Rc3 would like to thank everyone that came out and hope to see ya'll back in future.  NEXT RACE IS MARCH 31st!  11:00am start.    

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