The NC SCT Challenge series raced Saturday 4-16-16 at Glory Road RC Complex in Monroe, NC. Cameron Stone won the Boca Gift Certificate at the Driver’s meeting. Our three biggest classes Saturday were 1/10 MOD Buggy, 2 WD Mod Sct, and 17.5 Mod Sct. I attached pictures of the winners of those three classes.
17.5 winners- 1-David Payne 2- Kirk Sherwood 3- Wade Smith2 WD Mod ST 1-Wade Smith 2-Todd Norder 3-Kirk Sherwood1/10 Mod Buggy 1-Paul Rowe 2-Todd Norder 3-Ty Norder
Thank you for your generosity to the drivers of the series! We appreciate your support for our racing series. We look forward to more of your products that we can give as prizes to our drivers.
Our next race will be May 14, at Zoo City Asheboro, NC.
Todd Norder and Jana Eanes
NC SCT Challenge Series
Boca Bearing kart racer Emory Lyda raced in the World Karting Association Manufacturers Cup race in Daytona, FL in December and qualified 4th and 5th out of a field of 27. He finished 11th on the first day and didn’t get to start the race on the second day.
In local racing at GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, NC he won the first two races of the season.
In the second race of the WKA Manufacturers Cup held at GoPro Motorplex he qualified 2nd and finished sixth in a field of 24 on the first day, and qualified on pole and finished third on the second day of racing.
3rd Annual Shamrock Shimmy – Race Report
The final weekend in March was spent at Beach RC where my wife and I raced at the 3rd Annual Shamrock Shimmy. We tackled things a little different for this race since I was finally able to convince my wife to step out of the pit area and onto the driver’s stand. She was pretty nervous but ended up participating in her first race, she was having so much fun after the first heat of racing that she added a second class and ended up racing in both the powder puff and novice divisions. I focused on 2wd Short Course and assisting her through out the day, which kept me busy. It was definitely a little unusual from a typical race day but we had a lot of fun and it turned out to be a very memorable weekend.
In 2wd Short Course, I took TQ honors and 1st place with my Pro-Line Pro-2 truck. The truck continues to perform really well in 2016 and has put together a string of four consecutive podium finishes. My Pro-2 is equipped with green seal Boca Bearings, a Maclan MRR 8.5T motor and for this race I selected super soft Pro-Line Electrons which I felt provided the most traction.
My wife ended up finishing 4th and 5th in her two classes and has already asked what other tracks offer a powder puff class since she had a blast.
As always, I would like to say thank you to the team managers for allowing me to represent their companies: Pro-Line, Maclan, Xpert Servos, Boca Bearings, BoomRC, Venom Batteries and Bullit Performance R/C Hobby Shop in Raleigh, NC.
The last month has taken me all over the South.
My first race I made a trip down to BT-R Racing Central in Ft Walton Beach, FL. I ran my hobby pro Hobbywing powered stadium truck in my first ever 17.5 class. Managed to take 6th overall out of 2 full classes of trucks. The following week went to Knoxville, TN. I ran 4wd sct and 1/8 ebuggy. In sct I finished 8th out of 24 trucks and in ebuggy I finished 13th out of 3 classes of buggy’s. Next I raced at Rc3 in Huntsville, AL, where I competed in 2wd mod stadium truck and ebuggy. In St I took tq and finished 2nd. In ebuggy I finished 4th out of 16 cars. Last weekend I went back to Rc3 and raced ebuggy and 2wd mod buggy. In 2wd buggy I finished 5th out of 20 2wd buggy’s in my first race in that class in over 3 years. In ebuggy I finished 5th out of 16 cars.
All my Hobbywing powered cars are working great! Just shaking off the cobwebs of being off all winter.
Better results to come…Freddy Marsh
During the new year, we have been continuously working on the new car. We tore down the car to the bare chassis and are putting it back together, not only to replace the bad parts, but to learn more about the car. Our first practice is May 14, and looking forward to it.
First race will be on the 15th at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio with the NRA Sprint Invaders which is the series where we are aiming to claim the Rookie of The Year as well as aiming for the series Champion title.
Thank you again for your support,
I have had a few great races in 2016 so far. I have attended a handful of off-road races with some great finishes.
A notable one for me was on February 7 in Barrie, Ontario. I was able to walk away with a 3rd place in the A main 1/10 stadium truck. Also a 3rd place in the A main 2wd short course after receiving a bump from the B main. During this main event as I was able to out compete a national event winner from Vancouver, British Columbia.
Another great finish for me was at a race in Hamilton, Ontario which has a big turn out on race day.
I was able to bring home hardware for all three cars I raced that day. Two 3rd place finishes and a 2nd place finish.
I have strived to let others know I am supported by the Boca Bearing Company. I have also asked that whenever possible the announcers and track owners give a shout out to Boca Bearing for me during my heats or main events.
I have recently started racing 1/8 off-road in 2016. I have a few big races planned for this year in 1/8 racing.
The outdoor season is just starting to get under way for 1/8 off-road and I look forward to sharing my finishes and experiences with 1/8 racing at regional and provincial events.
Q1 race report:The last few months have not been good for outdoor Offroad racing in my area due to the wet weather. Mostly everything we had planned on attending either cancelled or moved to a later date. I raced in the Anniversary Series points race at Beachline Raceway. I ran 1/10th scale 4wd shortcourse truck and 1/10th scale 4wd mod. buggy. I ended up finishing 3rd in shortcourse truck and 5th in 4wd mod. buggy. Looking forward to the first race of the Force Series next weekend at Deans Discount Hobbies and Raceway in New Port Richey.Michael Grenon
Thanks to Boca Bearings my Serpent 747e and Team Associated TC5 are ready to go at extreme speeds. The TC5 will be running 2s and the 747e will be tested on 4, 6 and 8s later on this year.
Thanks again for making the fastest and smoothest bearings in the world.
Rakoske Family Motorsports
We have been busy with off-season preparations. Our season doesn’t officially kick off until the CDLMRO show, and we have been focused on getting both our machines together and looking their best for that event.
This year’s show we will be on May 23 from 12-3 PM at Runnings in Gloversville, NY.
Both machines are coming along great. The X59 of Steve Hickey is in full roller status, while the 33R of Luke Rakoske just needs a few minor details worked out before the body can be put on. Then, it will also be in roller form. Both machines are waiting on the motor builder to finish up their power plants for 2016.
Rakoske Family Motorsports