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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 

2020 Race Schedule!!!!!!!

posted Jan 26, 2020, 11:40 AM by RC3   [ updated Aug 11, 2020, 7:43 AM ]

We are more than excited to announce our 2020 Race Schedule here at RC3. For the most up to date information please follow us on Facebook at RC3 Racing!

Great response for the Benefit race

posted Oct 13, 2019, 5:07 PM by RC3   [ updated Oct 13, 2019, 5:11 PM ]

This last Saturday,  Rc3 held the Blane Hagler benefit for cancer race.  WOW, what a great response from the local racers.  This race was put together to help Blane with his fight with cancer from the last two years.  However, as most that know Blane, he would not accept donations to him directly.  Instead he worked with local cancer treatment facilities and come up with a great local charity to support.  The Dr. Jeanne Shepherd Fund is a local charity that help families that are going through treatment that need help financially.  The help with food, bills, getting to the treatments, etc.  What a great charity.  So with that, local racers opened there wallets and hearts.  We raised over $900 for this great charity in the name of Blane Hagler.  He was overwhelmed with the response of the racers and the Rc3 club.  This is what the hobby is suppose to be about, helping your fellow racer from race day or even in a event like this, just raising money for a great charity.   Now on to the racing.

60 entries showed even after the first major cold front of the fall arrived to the Huntsville, AL area.  Temps were in the high 50's are the racing started, but with some sun it was very nice in the afternoon.  We saw several great races.  All the 1/8 classes were a tough fight as usual.  Tekno driver Drew Williams was on fire during qualifying taking the TQ in all three of the 1/8 classes, Ebuggy, Nitro Buggy, and Etruggy.  In the Nitro buggy Amain, Drew walked away from the field from the start.  His tekno 2.0 was on rails and no one was going to touch him.  New racer Trevor Lund was fast as well in his AE ride but had some mechanical issues.  Tyler Schrimsher and Eric Gratham both Soar Seiki drivers gave chase but with no luck.  Drew took the win with Tyler in Second and Eric taking Third.  

Ebuggy was a two man show.  Drew Williams (tekno) and Tyler Schrimsher (Soar) took off from the start and the rest had to play catch up.  Tyler keep the pressure on Drew in the first couple laps and when Drew caught the pipe, Tyler was able to squeeze by and never looked back.  Drew was charging to catch up, but with a minute to go, he had some voltage issues that would have limp to the loop with a 2nd place.  Tyler Schrimsher took the win, Drew was 2nd and Greg Datcher was 3rd.

Etruggy saw about the same.  Drew Williams (tekno) and Tyler Schrimsher took off from the start again.  Drew's truggy was on rails, he pulled away from 2nd place Tyler and was not looking back.  However more gremlins for Drew occurred and he had a DNF with about a minute to go.  That allowed Tyler Schrimsher in his Soar 998 truggy to take the win.  With the misfortune of Drew it also allowed Greg Datcher to get by him as well for 2nd place.  Drew came in 3rd after a strong showing but misfortune.

1/10th classes saw Randy Enger take the wins in 2wd buggy, 4wd buggy and mini-truggy.  Respectable runs by Craig Phillips in the buggy classes and Greg Datcher also, gave them both some podiums.  4wd drive short course saw Chris Dornon get the the win, Jerod Wooten 2nd and Jeff Dehler 3rd.   We did have some novice racers and always glad to see new racers.  And don't wont forget, our grand marshal Blane Hagler came away with two podiums,  one in 17.5 short course and one in mini truggy.  

Again thank you to all the racers that came support such a great cause and support the club of Rc3.  Hopefully the weather will allow us to have a couple more club events before winter sets in.  Stay in touch on our Facebook page Rc3 racing group. 




Blane Hagler Benefit race October 12th

posted Sep 28, 2019, 6:58 PM by RC3   [ updated Sep 28, 2019, 7:03 PM ]

Rc3 off road will be racing October 12th,  start time at 11am.  This race will be a benefit race for fellow Rc3 club member Blane Hagler.  He has been battling the terrible disease of cancer not once but twice in the last couple of year.  He is doing well after several treatments but is still recovery his strength.  ALL proceeds of this race will go to Blane and his charity of choice.  Entry Fees for this special race will $25 and you can run as many classes are you want.  We will be accepting other donations if you feel the need to.  All classes will be run.  If weather is a issue,  make up date will be October 19th same time.   I hope that everyone will show support of our fellow member and come out.  See ya there.


New Date for Rocket City Challenge Sept.7

posted Aug 4, 2019, 3:55 PM by RC3

As the Rc3 Club was prepared for record breaking 10th annual Rocket City Challenge, mother nature had other plans.  With 20-30% chance of pop up scattered pop up storms all week, the track had missed all of them up to Friday.  Practice had started and some have already started to set up and come in, BUT at around 6:30pm a massive pop up storm formed on the north side of town ( right on top of track) dropping 2 inches of rain in 45 minutes.  The track couldn't take that much and as fast as it happened there was no time to put a few tarps down.  Thank you to the volunteers that tried to go ahead and shop vac the water off to see if track could be saved for Saturday, but unfortunately it was too soft.  So with another chance of pop up storms on Saturday,  the Club officers decided it would be best to postpone the race.  We apologize to all that this may have caused frustration on rooms and money,  but there was no way the club could have run a 200 entry race in those conditions.  And some may ask why not cancel before,  with 20% -30% chance, I don't believe no one would cancel outdoor plans.

SO with that being said,  NEW Date is September 7th.  Friday practice and start racing Saturday at 10am.  All the prizes and I mean we have some good ones, will be up for grabs on this date as usual.   We will however run a (1) one day event instead of two.  So be prepared for long day and night if we approach the 200 mark.  We hope all understand the issue of having a outdoor track and no control of weather.  Hopefully we will see all our great friends and racers on this date as well.  Thank you for your patience,  Rc3!

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