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Welcome to the Rocket City Radio Control Race 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.

The 2014 Rocket City Challenge

posted by Steven Hicox   [ updated ]

The biggest race at RC3 is just around the corner. So far we have 156 entries for the event and the online sign-ups are closed. If you still want to race this event, show up Saturday morning and we'll put you on the wait list. Last year we had a handful of no-shows so there may be room to add a few more racers.

Racer sign-in will be open all day Friday and from 7am-8:30am Saturday morning. We will accept payment during sign-in and your registration is not confirmed until you pay.

We have lots of door prizes from all our great sponsors as well as a Team Associated B5 2wd buggy for our grand prize. Please remember to fill out your door prize tickets when you sign-in.

Food will be provided Friday evening and all day Saturday by David Burt. He will be setup under the tan tent near the hobby shop. He's got some great food ready for the big race!

The weather forecast looks good for this weekend but also hot. Don't forget to bring some shade and a fan. We will have power available Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. If you have an A/C unit or air compressor, please run them from a generator so we don't trip a breaker during the race.

The track will be open all day Thursday and Friday for practice. Saturday morning it will be open for practice as soon as the sun is up enough to see. Practice will close as soon as the heat listings are printed which should be around 9am.

See you out there!

New Layout

posted Jul 26, 2014, 10:30 PM by Steven Hicox   [ updated Jul 26, 2014, 10:30 PM ]

We got a lot done today thanks to the hard work of everyone that showed up. This track redesign has been one of the most successful we have done due to the great group participation.

It still needs to be blown off, watered, and there are a few pipes that need to be adjusted, but it is 90% done.


Click on the picture below for a high resolution image of the new layout.



We ask for all racers that will be participating in the Rocket City Challenge to not practice on the track until this Thursday and Friday. It's not fair to the out of town racers and those that have to work this week and are unable to practice before Thursday. If you are not racing in the Rocket City Challenge this coming Saturday feel free to run some laps and help break in the jumps.

Track Work Day

posted Jul 25, 2014, 4:34 PM by Steven Hicox   [ updated Jul 25, 2014, 4:34 PM ]

We will be finishing the track redesign tomorrow Saturday July 26th. The weather should be good for outdoor work. We will have free food and drinks for everyone that shows up to help out. We'll be shaping the jumps, packing the track, and staking down the pipe. There will be a dirt oval race in the evening, however we should be done by the time it starts.

2014 Rocket City Challenge Sponsors

posted Jul 21, 2014, 8:49 PM by Steven Hicox   [ updated Jul 21, 2014, 8:59 PM ]

We would like to thank the following companies for sponsoring the 2014 Rocket City Challenge:













New Track Layout and Work Day

posted Jul 14, 2014, 12:54 PM by Steven Hicox   [ updated Jul 14, 2014, 12:54 PM ]

The track has been leveled and we are having dirt delivered this week. We will be holding a track work day this Saturday the 19th. Come rain or shine we will be at the track putting in the new layout shown below. Food will be served for those that help out. We'll be out at the track all day so feel free to stop by if you have a little time and can help out.



The track is CLOSED until Thursday July 31st. Open practice for the 2014 Rocket City Challenge will be all day Thursday the 31st. Controlled practice will be all day Friday the 1st and early in the morning the day of the race, Saturday August 2nd.

The scheduled July 20th race is cancelled to allow us time to properly build the track.

July 5th Race Results

posted Jul 5, 2014, 8:51 PM by Steven Hicox   [ updated Jul 5, 2014, 8:52 PM ]

Today's off-road race was a big success with 64 entries in 9 classes. With the good weather, the track started holding water for the second round and the mains so traction was pretty good. After the mains most of the racers helped pull up the pipe and select a new track layout. David Burt served up great food all day long, and finished the day off with ribs, chicken, corn, water melon, baked beans, and all sorts of goodies for the folks that stayed to help out. The results have been posted in the race results area.

Here are today's winners:

Novice: 1st - Drake Montgomery, 2nd - Frank Armstrong, 3rd - Conner Gibbs

Sportsman Shortcourse: 1st - Tyler Stonicher, 2nd - Mike Gibson, 3rd - Stephen Armstrong

2wd Short Course Truck: 1st - Shea Caughron, 2nd - Tyler Ernst, 3rd - Kevin Montgomery

4wd Buggy: 1st - Eric LeMaster, 2nd - Dan Gore, 3rd - Canc Saari

2wd Buggy: 1st - Shea Caughron, 2nd - Jack Aslan, 3rd - Spencer Glasgow

Truggy: 1st - Skip Swaim, 2nd - Bryan Klamer, 3rd - Brandon Reed

4wd Short Course Truck: 1st - Steven Hicox, 2nd - Jack Aslan, 3rd - Blane Hagler

1/8th Scale Electric Buggy: 1st - Brian Lettrich, 2nd - Stuart Owensby, 3rd - Spencer Glasgow

1/8th Scale Nitro Buggy: 1st - Skip Swaim, 2nd - Bobby Keys, 3rd - Bart Mathews

Club Meeting

posted Jun 22, 2014, 7:58 PM by Steven Hicox   [ updated Jun 22, 2014, 7:59 PM ]

We will be holding a club meeting which is open to the public on Friday June 27th at 6 PM at the track. Everyone is invited to attend. We will be discussing the new track layout (bring your suggestions), and the tasks needed for the Rocket City Challenge.

This is the flyer for the Rocket City Challenge:

June 22 Race Results

posted Jun 22, 2014, 6:14 PM by Steven Hicox   [ updated Jun 22, 2014, 6:15 PM ]

Today was another great day of racing at RC3. We had 49 entries in 7 races. The weather was hot, but otherwise perfect for racing. David Burt and crew served up some great food and everyone pitched in to help maintain the track and marshal. Our next race is Saturday July 5th which will be the last race on the current track layout.

Here are today's race winners:

Novice: 1st - Drake Montgomery, 2nd - Wesley Burt, 3rd - Garrett Marsh

Sportsman Short Course: 1st - Stephen Armstrong, 2nd - Bruce Charles, 3rd - Kyle Richey

2wd Short Course Truck: 1st - Jacob Mueller, 2nd - Jeff Nguyen, 3rd - Stephen Armstrong

2wd Buggy: 1st - Jacob Mueller, 2nd - Hunter Cupp, 3rd - Nathanial Reed

1/8th Scale E-Buggy: 1st - Javier Caballero, 2nd - Daniel Myers, 3rd - Tyler Parrish

1/8th Scale Nitro Buggy: 1st - Hunter Cupp, 2nd - Skip Swaim

4wd Short Course Truck: 1st - Steven Hicox, 2nd - Freddy Mash, 3rd - Jeff Nguyen

Truggy: 1st - Skip Swaim, 2nd - Kevin Montgomery, 3rd - Mark Parrish

June 14th Race Results

posted Jun 15, 2014, 7:30 PM by Steven Hicox   [ updated Jun 15, 2014, 7:30 PM ]

We had a great day of off-road racing today at RC3. Due to the Father's Day holiday and short notice, the crowd was small, but that allowed us to run 3 qualifiers and have a more relaxed schedule. We were able to get the track prepped and in good shape thanks to the hard work of all our volunteers.

Here are today's race winners:

Sportsman SC/Novice: 1st - John Black, 2nd - Rodney Reagan, 3rd - Rusty Caspers


2wd/4wd Buggy: 1st - Nathanial Reed, 2nd - Steven Hicox, 3rd - Terry Pe


2wd SC Truck: 1st - Steven Hicox, 2nd - Tyler Ernst, 3rd - Kevin Montgomery


1/8th Scale Buggy: 1st - Ben Brocato, 2nd - Terry Pe, 3rd - Nathanial Reed

Rain Make-up Race This Sunday

posted Jun 13, 2014, 8:53 PM by Steven Hicox   [ updated Jun 13, 2014, 8:53 PM ]

The weather looks good for this weekend so we've decided to add a race this Sunday June 15th. It's short notice, but the weather has been hard to read lately and we wanted to make sure it was going to be good. This won't affect the scheduled race for the following Sunday the 22nd, so we'll be racing two weekends in a row. There is also Oval racing this Saturday night too!

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