OCRC Raceway in Huntington Beach, California hosted “The Race For A Cure” last Friday, March 27, 2015. The event was a HUGE success and was able to raise $1,381 for the American Cancer Society. The event drew around 115 entries in 11 classes covering 10th and 8th scale vehicles.
I would like to thank everyone for donating so many amazing raffle items to help support The American Cancer Society — OCRC Raceway, BOCA Bearings, TLR, Horizon Hobbies, Spektrum, Orion, Pro-Line, AKA, Hobby Pro USA, MIP, Schuur Speed, Tuning Haus, Sticky Kicks, Casper RC, Upgrade.
The weather was not on our side here on the East Coast, but I was able to race at South Jersey RC Raceway trophy race.
We had a little over 90 entries this weekend with Ebuggy being the biggest class. My Tekno buggy was getting better each round with a few setup changes that allowed me to start in the 5th spot going into the A-main. In the A-main i didn’t get the best start getting pushed into the pipes and putting me into 7th place from there I put my head down and did some really clean fast laps where I would take 4th place finish. This was the closest and cleanest race I have seen an a long time.
Tekno buggy paired with Raiopost red servo along with Tekin Gen2 rx8 and gen2 T8 1900v motor. Panther Rattlers worked all day long with the help of FTM Grip Traction compound and Boca Bearings.
Couldn’t make it around the track with all the great support.
March 29th is the start of my outdoor season. Hopefully the weather is on our side this week.
Carpet Masters:I have the TQ and overall second Place.Very Happy with the Boca Bearings balls.ThanksBest RegardsGONZO Racing
The Hooter Outlaw Tour held our 8th race of the season last Saturday, March 21 at The Gate in Brunswick, Ohio with a full house of racers and a great day of racing.
Ryan Merrow was the lucky winner of the Boca Bearings gift certificate.
The top 3 in the A mains —
Legend - 1st Jim McKinley, 2nd Chuck Chambers, 3rd Colleen Norris
21.5 Late Model - 1st Justin Safran, 2nd Kevin Brocki, 3rd Keith Price
17.5 Super Truck - 1st Wayne Gerber, 2nd Justin Safran, 3rd Dan Harding
13.5 Spec - 1st Matt Steffenhagen, 2nd Dan Harding, 3rd Mike Pavlick
Outlaw EDM - 1st Kevin Drown, 2nd Rob Aue, 3rd Kevin Brocki13.5 Open - 1st JeffCarpelletti, 2nd Kyle Inman, 3rd Derreck Carpelletti
MudBOSS - 1st Rob Aue, 2nd Rich Decker, 3rd Rick Lohr
The Hooter Outlaw Tour will make its final stop of the season on April 4 at the Rocky Grove VFD in Franklin, PA with the Awards Banquet immediately following the race.
Thanks for all of our support this season
Rick LohrHooter Chassis Outlaw Tour
VALKARIA RC — WCM ICE BREAKER WINTER NATIONALS
First and most importantly we thank ALL our sponsors for supporting this Race, and most of ALL our hobby. Without them we would not be able to race or enjoy the sport we all participate in.
So let me first thank Mark Hogue, from WCM for all he does to support the Quarter Scale Industry, and Race events across the country. WCM was the headline sponsor of the Ice Breaker Winter Nationals, WCM donated cash and prizes well over $1,000.
Next, a BIG SHOUT OUT goes to Lou Cicconi, for his generous donation to the event, for some of the added incentives to the racers.
Thank you Lou for being a part of what we enjoy doing most, Racing model cars.
Thank you QSAC for providing us with a set of rules to help guide us while we grow and race our cars. The rules QSAC provides, and has been providing for the last 20 plus years has withstood the test of time, which in turn helped shape our sport.
Thank you Boca Bearings for you donation, support, and for supplying the RC industry with Great Bearings.
Last but not least, THANK YOU TO ALL that came, and supported the return of the Ice Breaker Winter Nations.
Now on to Speed week in the Sunshine State!!!!
The BIG winner this week was Mother Nature!!!!
We all know it is not nice to fool Mother Nature!!!
With the BAD weather through out the entire country, Florida was no exception!!
The weather was in the mid 70’s to mid 80’s till Speed week, when the temps dropped down to the mid 40’s at night, and 60’s during the day.
It seemed like we were dodging rain all week!!! Every time we got the track clear, and started running the sky would open up again!!! NOT GOOD!!!
The Track Crew worked Hard ALL week getting the track ready, for racing, and keeping it as dry as possible, which was a never ending task!!!
Thank you goes out to the entire Pepe Family, Doug, and Tom Catron, and everyone else who provided help throughout the week.
We were able to get in plenty of practice, but it would have been nice to have had more, and some sun!!!
Thursday, and Friday were 20% chance of rain for both days with no rain on the radar, Yeah right!!!! Weatherman is the only profession in the world where you can be wrong 90% of the time, and not lose your job.
Saturday showed 70-80% chance of rain, and yet everyone stayed to tough it out, and see if we could get the race in.
We were able to get the Sportsman heat race in with Randy Delapp winning it. the Limited Sportsman race was down to the last 10 laps, when the sky opened up for the last time, and ended any chance of getting the track dry, or completing the race day.
Marty Freedle won the concourse award for ECM, and Jerry Evans won it for Sportsman.
For anyone wanting to see more photos of the week please check out Facebook.
1/4 scale bench talk
We plan to have the Ice Breaker again next year, and hope to see you ALL.
Thank you ALL again for your support, and see you at the first NCS Race at LPR in April.
Joe DePintoValkaria RC