Welcome to the Rocket City Radio Control Racing Club (RC3) website.

Use the links on the left to find information about our club and R/C racing in north Alabama.

RC3 blog posts are shown below and will have the most up to date information about our activities.

Off-Road Schedule Update

posted Aug 25, 2015, 5:14 PM by Chris Hozian   [ updated Aug 25, 2015, 5:15 PM ]

An off-road race has been added for Saturday, August 29th by majority vote of the club. Come check out the new layout.

The off-road race originally scheduled for Saturday, September 5th has been rescheduled for Sunday, September 6th. This will allow all Saturday and Sunday racers to check out the new layout before the Rocket City Challenge.

August 16th Race Results

posted Aug 16, 2015, 9:00 PM by RC3 Admin

Great club race today at RC3. Weather was great and we missed all the rain. Seen some new faces and some faces that haven't been around. Great time by all.

Here are the winners:

Novice - 1st: Chandler Cloud, 2nd: Conner Greer, 3rd: Shelia Hetherington

Sportsman Shortcourse - 1st: Tyler Schrimsher, 2nd: Steve Radke, 3rd: Rob Gaffin

2wd Short Course Truck - 1st: Javier Caballero, 2nd: Richard Beatty, 3rd: Mike Thompson

4wd Buggy - 1st: Steven Hicox, 2nd: Darryl Bingner, 3rd: Todd Hetherington

4wd Short Course Truck - 1st: Matt Thompson, 2nd: Richard Beatty, 3rd: Jeff Nguyen

2wd Buggy - 1st: Jamie Spurgin, 2nd: Brandon Hagler, 3rd: Drew Roberts

Stadium Truck - 1st: Steven Hicox, 2nd: Tyler Schrimsher, 3rd: Carl Gouldin

1/8th Scale Buggy - 1st: Jamie Spurgin, 2nd: Javier Caballero, 3rd: Blane Hagler

Club Planning Meeting

posted Aug 9, 2015, 3:57 PM by Chris Hozian   [ updated Aug 9, 2015, 4:00 PM ]

Please join us at the Madison Square Mall Food Court on Thursday, August 13th at 7PM for the monthly club planning meeting. We will be discussing things such as the specifics of the Rocket City Challenge and an upcoming track work day. All members should attend if possible. Please RSVP at in order for us to get an idea of who may show up.

6th Annual Rocket City Challenge

posted Aug 3, 2015, 6:26 PM by Chris Hozian   [ updated Aug 15, 2015, 6:35 PM ]

Join us for the 6th Annual Rocket City Challenge! This is RC3's biggest race of the year!

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

Sign-ups close at 9:00 AM. Racing starts at 10:00 AM. We will have lights to continue racing after sundown.

1st Entry - $25
2nd Entry - $15
3rd Entry  - $10
4th Entry - Free

2 heats and a main event for each of the following classes:
  • Novice
  • 17.5 SC
  • Stadium Truck
  • 2WD SCT
  • 4WD SCT
  • 2WD Buggy
  • 1/8 Electric Buggy
  • 1/8 Nitro Buggy
  • 1/8 Truggy (Electric + Nitro)

Uncontrolled practice will be available on Thursday, September 17th. Controlled practice will be available on Friday, September 18th.

Sponsored by:

RC3's Tiny Trophy Race Winners

posted Aug 2, 2015, 2:30 PM by Chris Hozian   [ updated Aug 2, 2015, 2:34 PM ]

Thanks to everyone for making the Tiny Trophy Race a great success! We had 73 entries, wonderful weather, and tons of fun. Here are your winners.

1st - Ian Roberts
2nd - Frank Armstrong
3rd - Teddy Salyer
TQ - Ethan Radke

17.5 SC
1st, TQ - Matt Thompson
2nd - Tyler Schrimsher
3rd - Stephen Armstrong

Stadium Truck
1st, TQ - Tyler Schrimsher
2nd - Freddy Marsh
3rd - Evan Gulden

1st, TQ - Rich Beatty
2nd - Javier Caballero
3rd - Tyler Schrimsher

1st - Austin Hughes
2nd - Daniel Myers
3rd - Jack Aslan
TQ - Matt Thompson

2WD Buggy
1st, TQ - Spencer Glasgow
2nd - Tyler Ernst
3rd - Jack Aslan

1st, TQ - Spencer Glasgow
2nd - Javier Caballero
3rd - Daniel Myers

Nitro Buggy
1st, TQ - Austin Hughes
2nd - Jeremy Reid
3rd - Jonathan Adams

Prime Funky Flexmaster
1st, TQ - Tyler Ernst

RC3's Tiny Trophy Race

posted Jul 24, 2015, 2:44 PM by Chris Hozian   [ updated Jul 24, 2015, 2:57 PM ]

Come on out to RC3's Tiny Trophy Race on Saturday, August 1st, 2015!

Signups close at 9:00 AM. Racing starts at 10:00 AM.

1st race entry is $20, 2nd is $15, 3rd is $10, each additional is $10. *

Trophies awarded for 1st-3rd + TQ in each class.

If necessary, we will obtain rental lights to finish the races after sundown.

- Novice
- 17.5 SC
- Stadium Truck
- 2WD Buggy
- 1/8 Electric Buggy
- 1/8 Nitro Buggy
- 1/8 Truggy

Same fees for Novice since they will receive equivalent awards. The club member race entry discount does not apply to "big" races such as this.

April 19th Race Cancelled

posted Apr 18, 2015, 10:24 PM by RC3 Admin   [ updated Apr 18, 2015, 10:25 PM ]

The off-road race scheduled for April 19th has been cancelled due to rain. The next off-road race will be Saturday May 2nd.

April 4th Race Results

posted Apr 6, 2015, 8:40 AM by RC3 Admin   [ updated Apr 6, 2015, 3:31 PM ]

        Novice: 2nd Jackson Reid, 1st Ethan Small, 3rd Tim Thomason

2wd SC Truck: 2nd Tyler Schrimsher, 1st Javier Caballero, 3rd Aaron Perry

Stadiun Truck: 2nd Steven Hicox, 1st Spencer Glasgow, 3rd Freddy Marsh

2wd Buggy: 2nd Trevor Michael, 1st Daniel Myers, 3rd Tyler Ernst

E–Buggy: 2nd Spencer Glasgow, 1st Chris Rakus, 3rd Tyler Parrish

Truggy: 2nd Skip Swaim, 1st Jeremy Reid, 3rd Carl Gouldin

4wd SC Truck: 2nd Stephen Armstrong, 1st Freddy marsh, 3rd Jack Aslan

Nitro Buggy: 2nd Jeremy Reid, 1st Chris Rakus, 3rd Daniel Myers

Stock Short Course: 2nd Tyler Schrimsher,1st Stephen Armstrong, 3rd Jody Schrimsher

New Track Layout

posted Mar 30, 2015, 7:50 PM by RC3 Admin   [ updated Apr 5, 2015, 6:35 PM ]

Thanks to Javier Caballero and Daniel Myers for rebuilding the off-road track. Our first race of 2015 is scheduled for this coming Saturday. We will be accepting club memberships as well.

Here is a photo of the new layout (counterclockwise race direction):

Official 2015 Off-Road Racing Schedule

posted Jan 31, 2015, 5:39 AM by RC3 Admin   [ updated Jan 31, 2015, 6:04 AM ]

The 2015 off-road racing schedule has been finalized.

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