Make sure to mark your calendars for one of TCRC's most fun races of the year!
TCRC has lost its most significant member this past week. The grandfather of TCRC, Bob Hatfield went to be with the Lord on 5/13/2013. Bob was a great person and never knew a stranger. He would stop whatever he was doing to help anybody with anything they needed. He was the poster child of the guy in the pits that would do anything to get you back out there on the track if you had issues. Racing this past Saturday was over shadowed by the announcement; the racers pushed on, but with heavy hearts. Bob had a wonderful wife that also went to the Lord in 2008. Since then we dedicated one of our bigger races in honor of her, Bob will also be added to that list. The 2013 WV State Race will hold the banner of Bob & Ann Hatfield memorial. Keep Bob's family in your prayers and we will see you at the track.
TCRC would like to extend a free test and tune weekend (4/27/2013) prior to the 1st official race of the season (5/4/2013). The test will be a very relaxed day so be prepared for a lot of practice and evaluation of the track. To emphasize the practice time, we will only be running 2 heats and the mains. Remember, races start at 1 PM this year so get to the track early.
Well we had a low turn out this past Sat, but we had some of the closest racing of the year. NASCAR class had Tim Stollings, Tim Gray and John Sword all race for to door but race very clean. In the end Stollings would take the win. Tim Gray 2nd, and John 3rd. M Chassis had Tim Stollings take the win. Tim Gray would slide across the finish line on his side for 2nd and Cory Stollings would be 3rd just .767 sec behind. The SCT we ad Cory Stollings take the win. Stephanie Sword and John Sword would battle for the last two podium spots. With Steph just finishing g ahead of John for 2nd. John in 3rd just .768 sec behind. The Formula 1 class had the Tim's battle hard the entire race. They would swap poisons several times and at one point had one car riding on top of the other. After 7 minutes of hard racing Tim Stollings would take the win. Tim Gray finished 2nd 3 sec behind. With Cory Stollings 3rd.
The points finished with
NASCAR - John Sword 96 points, Tim Stollings 77 and Tim Gray 74
Legends - Mike Vititoe 115 points, Mike Workman 103 and Bob Hatfield 97
Oval SCT - John Sword 126, Stephan Sword 119 and Paul Simpson 90
M Chassis - Tim Stollings 125, Jaymz Mynes 124, and Tim Gray 118
SCT - John Sword 124, Stephanie Sword 121, andPaul Simpson 90
Formula 1 - Tim Stollings 124, Tim Gray 124, and Cory Stollings 120
Congrats to all the champs.
We will still be racing in the Mall until the outdoor track is done and we are racing out side. Also we will be in the Mall on Wednesday nights.
I'll see you at the track,
This past Sat it was great to see a few new faces.
The new and growing pan car class, or as we are calling it "NASCAR" class. Had Tim Stollings take his new RC10L4 to victory. Tim Gray was a close 2nd and John Sword is getting his ride handling better ever week finished 3rd.
The Legend class had a great battle with local Mike Vititoe and visiting racer Weasel from NC. After battling for the full 5 minute main. Weasel would take the win. Mike was right there but on the last lap bobbled and finished a super close 2nd and Brad Parks would finish 3rd.
Oval SCT, we tried something new. We ran a "break out" main. The break out time was 6.2 second lap max. After the first 5 minutes all 5 drivers were with in a lap of one another. After the 7 minute main it would be NC's Weasel taking his second win of the day. Stephanie Sword was a close 2nd and John Sword came in 3rd.
The M chassis class was the Jaymz Mynes show. Jaymz TQ'ed and at the tone of the Amain took off and never looked back. Tim Stollings would try his best to hang with Jaymz, to finish 2nd. Tim Gray would finish 3rd.
SCT road course saw first time indoor racer Wes TQ. The main we had Weasel take another win to take home to NC. An epic battle for the last 2 podium spots would last the full 7 minutes. At the checkers it would be John Sword 2nd, Stephanie Sword 3rd and Wes 4th. 2nd-4th were all on the same lap. It was a great race with everyone playing nice and showing good sportsmanship.
The Formula 1 class Tim Gray would take the win. Tim Stollings 2nd and Cory Stollings 3rd.
This Sat will be our last scheduled indoor race of the summer. We will have the track set up all year, so if it rains on a Sat we will run inside. Stay tuned to the forums and website for up dates. Also if I have enough people wanting to run on Wed's, I'll open up the track and maybe figure out how to run a race or two.
We will be working on the outdoor track soon please keep an eye on the website and the forums for updates.
Thanks to all the racers and to all that helped with the new indoor track in the Mall. For only being opened for 6 weeks we had great support and some awesome racing. Next fall we will have carpet and the track will be bigger for even more fun.
We had our biggest race day so far in only our 4th official race. With 28 cars signed up and a few new faces, fun was had by all, old and new.
NASCAR class we had stand in driver Jaymz Mynes and John Sword battle to the end. With Jaymz pulling out the win and John coming in 2nd.
Legends we had the TQ Mike Workman and Bob Hatfield show again. After 5 minutes Mike would take the win with Bob 2nd and Mike Vititoe 3rd.
SCT Oval class John Sword would TQ and win the class again. With Stephanie Sword starting to close the gap on her dad coming in 2nd. Paul Simpson who is starting to get his truck and driving hooked up finishing in 3rd.
Mini Off-Road we had TQ Cory Stollings take the win with new comer Walker Wiley coming in 2nd and Jeremy Sword 3rd.
The M Chassis class saw TQ Jaymz Mynes jump out front and lead the 7 minute main. Tim Gray would start out in 2nd but a lose kingpin and mistakes let Cory Stollings by to take 2nd. Tim Gray would finish 3rd.
SCT had a great battle. TQ Stephanie Sword would battle her dad John Sword for the whole 7 minutes. John and Stephanie put on a great show. They had the whole room cheering them on. Stephanie Sword would take her very first A main win. Stephanie is becoming very good racer in a very short period of time. John would come home a very close 2nd and Paul Simpson came in a nice 3rd.
Formula 1 had TQ Tim Gray jump out front and lead the way. The battle for 2nd between Brad Parks and Cory Stollings would last 7 minutes. Brad and Cory swapped positions back and forth. At the buzzer it would be Tim Gray taking the win with Cory Stollings in 2nd and Brad Parks, 8 seconds behind in 3rd.
I would also like to say thanks to Jerry Middleton, Austin Middleton and Jerry Henson for coming down and running their Mini Late Models. They had a good time as everyone loved seeing those Mini Late Models race around the track. I know there are a few people looking to get into that class now. Thanks for putting on a great show guys.
Till next time, I'll see you at the track, Tim G.
We have 2 more weeks into TCRC's new indoor track racing. March 16th, we had 21 cars signed up and racing in 6 classes. With close heat races the mains looked to be fun to watch.
In the new pan car class or NASCAR as we are calling it it was TQ Tim Gray running up front with John Sword running a close 2nd. John has some mechanical issues about half way in. Tim took the win with John taking 2nd.
In the Legend class, it was TQ Mike Workman taking an early lead with Bob Hatfield right on his tail. Running almost identical lap times it looked to be a great race. Unfortunately for Bob, lapped traffic would be his down fall. After 5 minutes of hard running it was Mike with the win, Bob taking 2nd, and Mike Vititoe coming in 3rd.
Oval SCT, we had TQ John Sword jumping out front followed by Stephanie Sword and Paul Simpson. After 7 minutes of running they would finish that way.
Mini Off-Road it would be Jeremy Sword taking the win followed by Cory Stollings in 2nd, and John Sword JR in 3rd.
The M Chassis class saw some very close racing. At the tone it would be TQ Tim Stollings taking the lead followed by Jaymz Mynes and Tim Gray. Stollings would make a mistake allowing both Jaymz and Tim Gray by. Jaymz would make a small mistake to let Gray take the lead. Tim Gray would then have mechanical problems and have to take his car off the track. That put Jaymz back up front with Tim Stollings a close 2nd. But Jaymz would not be denied and would take the win. Tim Stollings would come home in 2nd and Tim Gray would limp home in 3rd.
The SCT Class saw a great race between father and daughter. TQ John Sword and his daughter Stephanie Sword would race the 7 min main running on the same lap. Stephanie would lead the first half of the race, but a roll over let her dad John squeak by. John would go on to win with Stephanie taking a close 2nd and Paul Simpson taking 3rd
The Formula 1 class would see TQ Tim Stollings take the lead and never look back. The battle was for 2nd between Tim Gray and Brad Parks. Brad was in second with Tim right behind. With just 30 seconds left Tim Gray tucked to the inside of the sweeper to take second. After the 7 minute battle it would be Tim Stollings taking the win with Tim Gray in 2nd and Brad Parks in 3rd
I want to thank all the racers and spectators for making TCRC's newest track a great success.
Till next time, I'll see you at the track.
Well this past Sat was our second official race at TCRC's new indoor track in the Kyova Mall. The race action has been nothing but spectacular.
The Legend Class has some old faces returning in the first weekend of racing. Bob Hatfield, who I believe is 83 years young. (If I'm wrong I do apologize). Plus Mike Vititoe and Brad Parks are back in action. With new comer to the
class running a "rent a ride" Mike Workman. Week one had and Bob and Mike W. running neck and neck all night. In the main Bob and Mike W. would swap almost every lap, while racing VERY clean. At about the 3 minute mark, Bob would get caught in lapped traffic and that was all Mike W. needed. Mike Workman would take the first ever A Main win in the Mall. Bob came in 2nd, Brad 3rd.
Weekend #2 saw a carbon copy of week one, with Bob and Mike W. putting on one heck of a driving clinic. With up to 30 spectators watching thru the windows Bob and Mike W. had everyone watching. But Bob couldn't make it thru some lapped traffic and Mike W. takes the win again. Bob 2nd, Mike V. 3rd.
We have been trying out 1cell lipo batteries in the Legend class and so far there is no advantage to either the old packs or the lipo's, other then run time.
The Oval SCT Class is full of all new faces. Which is not only good for indoor but makes this outdoor season look good too. Week one the SCT class was a fun class to watch. Tim Jordan won 2 of the 3 heat races and set TQ. I want to give Stephanie Sword a shout out. She won the second heat race and that was just her 2nd ever race. It's great to see a girl not only racing but having a great time. In the main it was John Sword and Tim J. Setting the pace. With John S. would lead for the first 6 min. But a few mistakes let Tim J. By with just a minute to go. Once Tim J. Was in the lead he never looked back. Tim Jordan 1st, John Sword 2nd, Stephanie Sword 3rd.
Week #2 had the whole Sword race team, with John, Stephanie and Jeremy. We also had a brand new face Paul Simpson join us for his first ever race. The main had John jump out quick and never look back. Second place had a real battle going on between Stephanie and Paul. The two battled back and forth for the first half of the race until Paul's servo saver failed. So John Sword 1st, Stephanie Sword 2nd and Paul 3rd.
The M Chassis Class had all the big hitters from last year back. Week one we had Tim Stollings, Jaymz Mynes, Tim Gray all running the same laps. Tim Stollings would Take TQ. The Main Tim S. took off with Jaymz and Tim G. Right behind him. But after 7 minutes if hard racing no one could keep up with Tim S who took the win. Jaymz 2nd and Tim G. 3rd.
Week #2 we had 3 different heat race winners. Tim Stollings, Cory Stollings, and TQ, Jaymz Mynes. The main was a close one, but after 7 minutes it was Tim S. taking the win with Cory 2nd and Jaymz 3rd.
SCT road course has the same names from oval. Week one we had Tim Jordan win all 3 heat races with Stephanie Sword taking 2nd in all 3. The main Tim J. lead from the tone and take the win. After a bad start John Sword would work his way up and finish 2nd. Stephanie put in a very solid race and finished 3rd.
Week #2 John Sword would win 2 heat races and take TQ. Winning her first race in heat #2 was Stephanie Sword. The main we had Dad versus Daughter. John lead the whole race but Stephanie was always right there to strike if he made a mistake. With just a few laps to go and everyone cheering her on she had a chance to take her dad out as he tried to put her a lap down. But being the lady she is she let him by. So John Sword takes the win, with Stephanie Sword 2 nd and brand new to racing Paul with a stripped out servo arm 3rd.
Formula 1 Class. The new kid on the block. Talk about a fun class. These cars handle and shoot out of corners just like their full size brothers. Tim Stollings would take TQ. Once the main started it was Cory Stollings taking the win. Tim Stollings 2nd and Tim Gray 3rd
Week #2 Tim Gray would TQ. The main had the top 3 drivers all poised to take the win. But it would be Cory Stollings working his way up from a third place start to take the win. With Tim Gray 2nd and Tim Stollings 3rd.
I want to thank everyone who has helped make TCRC's newest track possible and for putting so much work into it. I look for a very bright future ahead for TCRC in the Kyova Mall.
2013 Off Road Schedule Posted
Onroad race results now available, checkout the results section.
Here's a look at this years Championship set- up boards. Congrats to all the winners. A big Thank You to ALL the racers who helped make 2012 a great season.
Well TCRC's Points Series is over. After 17 weeks of racing, we have our Champions.
In the Kids class up and coming Chance Acord is your Champion.
In the 2wd SCT class "Team C" driver Tim Gray is the Champion.
In the 4wd SCT class is "HPI" driver Jerry Blair is the Champion.
In the Truggy class local fast guy Billy Acord is the Champion.
In the Buggy class TCRC's own Mike Workman and "HPI" driver Greg Bird tied in points, so it came down to the tie breaker and Mike Workman takes the Championship.
In the E-Buggy class is "Team C" driver Tim Gray taking the Championship.
I want to thank ALL!!!! the racers for coming out all season and supporting us. Remember TCRC is still racing every Sat as long as the weather holds out. So keep coming out.
TCRC is also going to have a indoor on-road and oval track this winter in Cannonsburg, KY at the Kyova Mall.
TCRC's 14th annual West Virginia State Off-Road Championship race was this past Saturday. We had almost 60 entries this year, with the big class being the Pro4 SCT class. There were 15 trucks signed up in that class.
The Kids class had up and coming racer Chance Acord taking the win. With Allen Ball in second and little Logan Spelock in 3rd.
The Pro2 SCT class had a great battle for the win between TQ, Clair Snyder and Mark Stanley. After 8 minutes it was Clair taking the win with Mark coming in just 2 seconds behind for 2nd place. Another great battle was for 3rd between Richard Halstead, Wes Mills and Tim Gray. In the end Richard would take 3rd, Wes 4th and Tim 5th. There was just 7 seconds separating all 3.
The Pro4 SCT class had 15 racers all trying for the winner's plaque. Carlsen and Wes Mills both bummed up from the "B" main to make a 10 driver, 8 minute shoot out. At the tone TQ, David Osborne jumped out to take the lead and would hold off everyone to take the win. Paul Carr after a hard fought battle would take 2nd. Daniel Martin 3rd, Jerry Blair 4th and Greg Bird 5th. Just 10 seconds separated 3rd thru 5th.
Truggy class saw some great battles between just about everyone for the top 5 spots. At the end of 30 minutes of some great racing it was TQ, Billy Acord taking the win. Jaymz Mynes racing truggy for the first time this year limped his Mugen for the last 2 minutes to a 2nd place. Eric Spelock would take 3rd. Carlsen 4th,and Tiny 5th.
Buggy class turned into who could keep their car going for 30 minutes. TQ, David Osborne and his JQ Thecar took the win. Mike Workman finished 2nd. Hot Bodies driver Greg Bird came in 3rd.Billy Acord 4th and Carlsen 5th.
eBuggy class was fun to watch these over powered buggies fly over the jumps. TQ, Jerry Acord came home with the winner's plaque. Tim Stollings had a nice lead for 2nd until late in the race he would case a jump and let Kyle Cline sneak by to take 2nd. Tim Stollings would take 3rd. After a very close battle, Bryant Reynolds would get 4th and Tim Gray 5th.
I'd like to thank Jess, for running a tight efficient race and keeping all us racers in line. I want to thank all the out of town racers for coming out and hope to see you all again.
Remember the points series goes till the end of September. I'll post the series points after this Sat so everyone knows where they stand. We are working on getting something cool for all the class series winners.
TCRC's annual Brawl For It All race was a great success. I want to thank all the racers for coming out. Also all the sponsors we had for the race. Radiopost, Alpa engines, Viper R/C, Triton R/C, Ed's R/C hobby shop, AKA, DE Racing, FTW R/C bodies, Hobbico, Jconcepts. Make sure you write our sponsors and thank them for their support Everyone got a door prize from our sponsors.
The 2wd SCT class saw the top 3 drivers all lead a lap. After a hard fought battle for 8 minutes it was Pete Freeman taking the win. Tim Gray was 2nd and Wes Mills 3rd.
The 4wd SCT class was the Jerry Blair show. Jerry TQ'd and took 1st. the big battle was for the the next two podium spots. Daniel Holloway, Tim Gray and Daniel Martin ran nose to tail for the first 3 minutes. Tim had an axle break which took him out of the running. Rob Ward had a bad start but at the end of the 8 minute main Rob finished 2nd and just 3 seconds behind was Daniel Holloway in 3rd and just 1/2 a second behind Daniel H. was Daniel Martin in 4th and Bryant Reynolds took the the 5th place plaque.
The Truggy class had some close racing. At the start Billy Acord took the lead followed by HPI driver Ralph Krumme. Unfortunately Ralph would have some engine problems. That left Billy up front with Ron Halcomb trying to stay on Billy's tail with Tiny and Rod Foley for right behind. The battle for 2nd, 3rd and 4th would last the entire 30 minutes. When the checkered flag dropped it was Billy 1st, Ron 2nd, Tiny 3rd, Rod, 4the and after a last lap pass on Shorty, taking the 5th place plaque was Roland Compton.
The Buggy class started out with JQ The car driver and TQ David Osborne, HPI driver Ralph Krumme and Derrick Osborne all battling for the lead. 10 minutes in Derrick would flame out. David and Ralph would battle for the full 30 minutes. At the end Ralph would take the win with David a close 2nd. After a rough start Mike Workman would work his way up the 3rd. Derrick Osborne would take 4th with Billy Acord in 5th.
The eBuggy class had famous R/C track builder Steve King and TQ and fellow Ohio driver Mike Harris battle for the 10 minute main. Steve would take the win with Mike in 2nd. Coming in a close 3rd was Rob Ward, 4th Mike Dietrick. Bryant Reynolds would bring home the 5th place plaque.
Everyone had a great time, with some of the best racers in the country. TCRC would like to thank everybody for coming out and to invite racers to TCRC's West Virginia State Offroad Championship race September 15th. Sign ups will be at 10:00am with racing starting at noon. Free practice Friday the 14th from noon to 8:00pm
Saturday July 21st TCRC had their annual "Ticket Race" We did things a little different then we had in the past, but everyone had a good time and took home a little something. The big winners for the night were. In the 2wd class it was TQ Pete Freeman taking the win with T4 stand in driver Daniel Martin taking 2nd and little Christian White coming in 3rd. The SCT Pro 4 class had TQ Jerry Blair take off at the tone and never look back. The battle for 2nd and 3rd would be heated for the first 3 min between Greg Bird, Daniel Holloway and Tim Gray. At the end of the 8 minute A main it would be Greg Bird 2nd and Daniel Holloway 3rd. The Truggy class had TQ Mike Workman have mechanical problems just 2 laps in. That let Billy Acord take over the lead and take off. A good battle for the last 2 podium spots would be between Tiny, Jerry Blair and Jonathan Haffer. After taking over the 2nd spot half way in Tiny had problems and was out. So at the end of 15 minutes it was Billy Acord1st, Jonathan Haffer 2nd, and Jerry Blair 3rd. The Buggy class had Hot Bodies driver Greg Bird take the lead. Greg would hold the lead till the pits stops started. TQ Mike Workman would get by, when Greg was in the pits. The finishing order was Mike Workman 1st, Greg Bird 2nd and new buggy driver Daniel Martin 3rd. The eBuggy class, had birthday boy Kyle Cline and Tim Stollings battle for the win the whole 10 minutes. At the end of 10 minutes it was TQ Tim Stollings squeaking out the win with Kyle Cline just 3.3 seconds behind. Tim Gray would round out the top 3. I want to thank everyone who came out and had fun.
Saturday July 28th, we has some of the best and most exciting racing ever. The A mains started with 2wd class. Tim Gray and Pete Freeman would battle for the 8 minute main. At the line it was TQ Tim Gray 1st, Pete Freeman just 6 tenths of a second behind for 2nd. Little Dylan Reynolds was 3rd. The SCT Pro4 class saw TQ David Osborne take off at the tone and never look back. A good battle between Jerry Blair and Derrick Osborne for 2nd and 3rd. After 8 minutes it was David Osborne 1st, Jerry Blair 2nd, and Derrick Osborne 3rd. The Truggy class had an epic battle between TQ Billy Acord, Mike Workman and Tiny. All three would take the lead during the 15 minute A main. The entire 15 minutes you could throw a blanket over the 3. At the line it was Mike Workman 1st, just 2 seconds behind was Billy Acord in 2nd, and Tiny was 11 seconds back in 3rd. Not only was it a VERY close race but all 3 raced a very clean race. The Buggy class saw more great racing. Greg Bird and Mike Workman would battle for 15 minutes on who would take the win. Mike Workman came out on top, Greg Bird would take 2nd and TQ David Osborne, after flaming out, would work his way to a 3rd place finish. The eBuggy class had a good battle between TQ Tim Gray, Scott Hartwell and Kyle Cline. After the 10 minute A main it was Scott Hartwell 1st, Kyle Cline 2nd and Tim Gray 3rd.
Everyone should be getting ready for the Brawl For It All race August 18th. We have some great sponsors this year.
Another beautiful day for racing this past weekend. Again Pro4 is the big class with some new, and very fast racing getting into the fun. The "A" Mains started with the 2wd Class. TQ Tim Stollings, Tim Gray and Pete Freeman all lead a few laps for the first half of the race. Tim Stollings was able to pull out a small lead. After 10 minutes it was 1st Tim Stollings, 2nd Pete Freeman and 3rd Tim Gray.
The SCT Pro4 Class had TQ Jerry Blair jump out to a quick lead with Tim Gray, Daniel Holloway, and Derrick Osborne, battling for the last two podium spots. Jerry had a bobble with some lapped traffic and that let Derrick take the lead. In the end it was 1st Derrick Osborne, 2nd Jerry Blair and 3rd Daniel Holloway.
In the Truggy Class, it was TQ Billy Acord and Mike Workman battling for the lead and then it was Shorty and Jonathan Haffer battling for the last podium spot. After a great battle it was Mike Workman taking the win with Bill Acord taking a close Second. Jonatan Haffer in the Third spot.
E-Buggy Class as always was fun to watch, with TQ Tim Stollings, Jerry Blair and Tim Gray putting on a great show. After 10 minutes it was 1st Tim Stollings, 2nd Jerry Blair and 3rd Tim Gray. It was a very close race for the whole 10 minutes.
The Nitro Buggy Class had TQ Greg Bird and his Hot Bodies D8 come in 1st, Tiny 2nd, Jason Cooley 3rd. I want to thank all the racers and fans for coming out. With out you guys and girls Saturdays wouldn't be any fun at all.
The King of the Hillbilly's race is in the books. It was a fun day of racing with a good turn-out. The Short course class was rockin' as usual and was pretty exciting to watch. I would have to say that we all had a good time although it was pretty hot. Just thankful it wasn't very humid. Get your gear together and come on down and pay us a visit. Would like to thank everyone that came out and for those who made the event possible. Tim Gray for taking care of the plaques and Jess for doing a fine
job in the computer booth. She had alot of company in that booth as the kids found out that's where the air conditioning was. All race results are posted in the forum section.
We had a really nice turn out for the annual King of the Hillbilly's race. In the 2wd Class we had a few new guys running the track for just the second time. TQ for the class, Dale Davis jumped out to a quick lead followed by fellow Kentucky racer Phil Kouns and Mike Moore. Dale would lead for the first 6 minutes of the 10 minute main. But got tangled with some lapped traffic and popped a ball cup off. He got going again still in 3rd. That let the T4 driver Tim G. into the lead with Mike a close second. That's the way they would finish. In the 4wd SCT Class it was TQ Jerry Blair jumping into the lead and never looking back. A good race between Daniel Holloway and Tim Gray was going on till Daniel had his power switch get turned off. That left a great battle for 3rd between David Osborne, Wes Mills and Daniel Holloway. After the 8 minute A main it was Jerry, Tim and David. In the Truggy class for the first 10 minutes of the 20 minute A main there were two great battles going on. For the win it was Billy Acord and Tiny slugging it out and for third it was Shorty and Jonathan Haffer. after the full 20 minutes it was TQ Billy taking the win with Tiny in second and Jonathan taking third. The Buggy Class saw TQ David Osborne jump out and never look back. The big battle was for second, between Mike Workman, Jaymz Mynes, Greg Bird and Derrick Osborne. After 20 minutes of back and forth it was Derrick getting second and Mike coming in third. The E-buggy class was fun to watch. At the start it was TQ Tim Stollings, Jerry Blair and Bryant Reynolds battling for the lead. Each racer would lead a lap for the first half of the 10 minutes A main. At the buzzer it was Jerry taking the win with Tim S. a very close second and Bryant taking third. I'd like to thank CJT's in Ironton ,OH for some great plaques. If you need trophies, T-shirts, hats or signs see them and tell them TCRC sent ya. I also need to thank Huntington Prime restaurant for the gift certificates we gave out for the Ann Hatfield race. For some great food and the BEST deserts in the area see them at 910 4th Ave, Huntington, WV
Again I want to thank ALL the racers for coming out.
We had nice turn out for the King of the Hillbilly's warm up race. the big winners were. 4wd SCT, 1st Jerry Blair, 2nd Tim Gray, 3rd Daniel Holloway. Truggy class, 1st Billy Acord, 2nd Tiny, 3rd Shorty. Buggy class, 1st Derrick Osborne, 2nd Kyle Cline, 3rd Bob Hatfield. E-Buggy class, 1st Jerry Blair, 2nd Scott Hartwell, 3rd Tim Gray.
Next week, 6-16-12, is the first trophy race of the season. The King of the Hillbilly Race. There will be TQ, and plaques for the top 5, in 4wd SCT class, Truggy and Buggy classes. There will be plaques for the top 3, in the E-Buggy and 2wd classes. Entry fee for this race will be $25.00 for the first class, $15.00 for the second class and $10.00 for the 3rd class.
I will try and post the points for the season thus far, this week. At the latest I will have them Sat for everyone to look at.
First, THANKS to all the Vets and their families for protecting our Freedoms. The big winners for the week week were. 2wd class, 1st Jaymz Mynes, 2nd Tim Gray, 3rd Pete Freeman. 4wd SCT class, 1st Jerry Blair, 2nd, Bryant Reynolds, 3rd Daniel Holloway. Truggy class, 1st Tiny, 2nd Mike Workman, 3rd Billy Acord. Buggy class, 1st Derrick Osborne, 2nd Jaymz Mynes, 3rd Tim Stollings. E-Buggy class, 1st Jerry Blair, 2nd Bryant Reynolds, 3rd Tim Gray.
Another great turn out, with a couple of 1/10 Stadium Trucks showing up. The big winners were. 2wd class 1st Tim Gray, 2nd Pickles, 3rd Jimmy Manning. 4wd SCT class, 1st Jerry Blair, 2nd Daniel Holloway, 3rd Tim Gray. Truggy class, 1st Mike Workman, 2nd Roger Lovett, 3rd Jonathan Haffer. Buggy class, 1st Mike Workman, 2nd Tiny, 3rd Bob "Big Air" Hatfield. E-Buggy class, 1st Tim Gray, 2nd Roger Lovett, 3rd Wes Mills.
The Ann Hatfield race was a big sucsess. TCRC with the help of all the racers wrote a check for $500.00 the The Food Pantry. The big winners for the race were in the 2wd SCT class, 1st David Kalinoski, 2nd Tracy Kouns, 3rd Dylan Reynolds. 4wd SCT, 1st Jerry Blair, 2nd Tim Gray, 3rd Daniel Holloway. Truggy class, 1st Tiny, 2nd Billy Acord, 3rd Eric Spelock. Buggy Class, 1st David Osborne, 2nd Derrick Osborne, 3rd Jaymz Mynes, E-Buggy class 1st Tim Stollings, 2nd Jerry Blair, 3rd Tim Gray.
This past Saturday we had some wonderful weather and even better racing. With over 40 cars running and "B" Mains in all classes, everyone was ready to have some fun.
In the SCT "B" Main it was Mike Moore getting the win and the first bump. Then it was a race between Jaymz Mynes running a stock 2wd Slash and for just his second race Pete Freeman running his 4wd Slash. At the end it was Pete with just a bit more motor and getting the second bump. That set up the "A" Main. TQ, Roger Lovett pulled off in the lead but just two laps in had problems and fell back to 7th. That put Tim Gray in the lead, but with 2 bad laps Daniel Holloway pulled past and ran up front. With time running out in the 8 minute main Tim was right on Daniel's rear. With a last corner do or die move Tim tried to thunder thru the last corner. Daniel took his first win of the season. Bryant Reynolds who was running 3rd most of the race, went by the crashed Tim for 2nd. That left Tim in 3rd.
The Truggy "A Main saw a great race between Eric Spelock and Tiny. Tiny at the tone took off and ran up front for the first 5 minutes, but a crash let Eric take the lead. Eric lead the rest of the race with Tiny right on his rear the rest of the 20 minute main.
The Buggy "B" Main had a good race between Mason Holley, Jason Cooley and Bob Hatfield. In the end it was Mason taking the win with Jason taking the last bump to the "A" Main. TQ, David Osborne would lead the main from start to finish. What makes this even more incredible is at the half way mark he flamed out, got off the drivers stand restarted his car went back up and still would take the win. Outstanding driving David. The big battle for 2nd and 3rd was going. On behind David. Jaymz Mynes and Greg Bird would trade position back and forth till the half way point Jaymz had a tie rod break. So that let Greg get 2nd. 3rd goes to Mike Workman who ran a consistent race and took home the last podium spot.
E-Buggy had some fun racing going on. Tim Stollings would take the win even tho he ran out of battery. Roger Lovett was running 2nd but he also ran out of battery and that let the two Serpent 811Be's of Tim Gray and Bryant Reynolds by for 2nd and 3rd.
I want to thank all our racers for a great night of racing.
We'll see you at the track.
Track works has been busy the last 2 weeks. We are getting very close to having it done. This Sat April 21th we are going to have a "Test and Tune" day. Gates will open up at noon and we'll get the races going at 2:00. It will be $5.00 a driver, run as many classes as you want. We will sign-up like a reg race, but be prepared for some track maintenance as we will have to face some jumps when we see how all the different cars go over them. Remember this is just a Test and Tune, not a club race so the day may go a little slower then what we will be running on race days. The Grand Opening race for the 2012 season will be April 28th.
I want to thanks Stanford, Bob Gordon, Roger, Shorty, Mike Workman, Jaymz, Jess, Tim Stollings, Bryant, Bob Hatfield, Mike Moore, Brad, Mike V, and all those that have come out to help on the track. Thank you all. You guys and gal are why TCRC is a great place to race.
The schedule is up-dated so you now can get your days off.
Well the indoor season is over. I want to thank all the racers that came out and had a blast racing with us. We had a lot of new faces and a few old ones show up. The outdoor track is under construction. I'll be out at the outdoor track Wed the 28th about 5 pm to move all of the pipe. If you'd like to come out and help that would be great.
Stay tuned for more updates.
We had a super Winter Trophy Race March 10th. The Mains started off with the Legend's B Main. Cornell led the first half of the race, but a small mistake let Phillip Kouns take the lead. Phillip ran a nice clean race to take the win and the bump up. The Legend's A Main saw TQ Roger Lovett take the lead and in turn one make it cleanly thru lapped traffic and take the win. Shorty ran 2nd for most of the race but got caught up in some traffic and Tim Gray squeaked by to finish 2nd with Shorty taking 3rd. The Mini Sprints saw a great battle between Tim Stollings and Shorty. They would swap the lead several times during the 7 min main. At the tone it was Tim Stollings taking the win with Shorty right behind for 2nd. And a good showing for first time Mini Sprint driver Scott Hartwell came in 3rd in the Pro 4 class, it was Jerry Blair taking the win with Mike Moore coming in 2nd and Wes Mills taking 3rd. The Pro 2 class saw a great battle between TQ Roger Lovett and Scott Hartwell. Roger got thru traffic a little easier and took home the winner's Trophy. Scott Hartwell was just seconds behind for 2nd. Phillip Kouns come in a good 3rd. The Tamyia M Chassis class saw the best race of the night. TQ Jaymz Mynes and Tim Stollings put a one heck of a driving show. Unfortunately for Jaymz a wrecked lapped car was put down right in front of him and that was all Tim needed to take the still very close win. Jaymz came in a frustrated 2nd just 3.7 seconds behind. Corey Stollings came in a close 3rd. The Mini Off-Road class was a fun race to watch. Tim Stollings jumped his mini to the win, followed by Corey Stollings and Jerry Blair. I was to thank all the racers who showed up and have a great time. Also a special thanks to CJT's and Awards 4 Everything for the great looking plaques.
TCRC had a nice turn out Sat the 17th. We will be running inside thru the end of March.
Till next time. We'll see you at the track.
We had a very nice turn out Saturday, with some very close and exciting racing. Shorty TQ'ed and lead the first 9 laps till geeting lose coming out of turn 3. That let B main winner Roger take the lead. The running order was, Roger, Bob and Shorty. Lap 26 Shorty pulled off with mechanical problems. At the buzzer it was Roger taking the win followed by Bob and Tim G. taking third. In the Mini Sprint class Tim Stollings showed his TQ ways with a win followed by Shorty in second and Cory in third. In the Pro-4 class the top three all lead at one point. The race would be decided on who would make the least amount of mistakes. With these hi powered monsters on the tight indoor track it takes a lot of skill to get around clean. TQ, Jerry Blair had some issues toward the middle of the 7 minute main and pulled off. So that left Mike Moore and Wes to see who would take the win. At the buzzer it was Mike in first, Wes in second and Jerry bringing in third. The Pro-2 class it was Rogger taking TQ and the win followed by Philip running his best race of the year for second. The HOT new Tamiya M chassis class saw 5 cars all battling for a win. Cory Stollings took off at the tone and lead the first 10 laps, but a small bobble let TQ, Jaymz by for the lead. Jaymz ran mistake free to take the win. Tim Stollings was a close second followed by Cory. In the Mini Off-road class it was TQ, Mike Moore taking the win followed by Cory in second.
Remember TCRC is having a Trophy Race next Saturday, March 10th. Track will open at 11:00 am. With racing starting at 2:00 PM sharp. We have plaques for the top 3 in the Legends, Mini Sprints, Pro-4, Pro-2, Tamiya M chassis and the Mini Off-road classes. Entry fee for this race is $20.00 for the first class $10.00 for the second class $5.00 for the third class and your fourth class is FREE. The track will be open Wed night for practice at 4:30pm till 8;00pm
Till next time. We'll see you at the track.
TCRC had a good turn out again this past Sat. As usual the Legend class had a full field. So did the Mini Sprint class, so did the Pro2 and Pro4. The up and coming class, the Tamiya M chassis had 6 cars and at least 2 more coming. What a great class. The Mini Off-Road class had a good turn out.
TCRC is happy to announce we are having a Trophy race March 10th. Plaques for the top 3 in each class. Plus TQ's all get a free hotdog and pop. Entry fee for this race will be $20.00 for the first class. $10.00 for the second class. $5.00 for the third class. 4th class is free. Race times will be the same with racing starting at 2:00 pm sharp. Doors will open up at 11:00 for this race.
We had a great turn out Sat.
The mains started with the Legend "B" main. Mike Vititoe was the winner in the "B" and bumped up the the main. The Legend "A" main had TQ Roger Lovett having to leave early so that left 2nd and 3rd qualifiers Shorty and Tim Gray to battle for the win. Shorty tock off at the buzzer and lead for the first 31 laps. Shorty got tangled with some lap traffic and Tim G. got by. At the end of the 5 minutes it was Tim G. with the win and Shorty just 3 seconds behind for 2nd. 3rd went to Bob Hatfield.
With 7 SCT Pro 4 trucks it was a full track. TQ was Jerry Blair and Jerry showed why he won TQ. At the Buzzer he took off and never looked back. Up for grabs was 2nd, 3rd and 4th. After 7 minutes of close racing Daniel Martin got thru traffic just a little better and was 2nd. Shorty just 2 seconds behind got the 3rd spot. 2nd, 3rd and 4th all ended up with 31 laps.
The SCT Pro 2 had 5 trucks all looking to take the win. TQ Scott Hartwell lead from start to finish. Jaymz Mynes was 2in qualifying and was close to Scott till lapped traffic took him out. that left Brandon Davis taking 2nd and Phillip Kouns taking 3rd.
1/10 Sprint cars Had Tim Gray taking the win. With TQ Mike Moore getting 2nd and Brad Parks taking 3rd. All 3 were with in a lap of each other. This is a great class.
In the Mini Slider class we had a full heat of these cheap little cars and had some great racing. Tim Stollings TQ'd and took home the win. Harold Leasure was 2nd and Mike Moore was 3rd. Cory Stollings easily won the Mini Late Model class.
The Tamiya M chassis class. Tim Stollings TQ'd and won and very close 2nd was Cory Stollings. This is a great spec class and very affordable.
The Mini Off-road class saw Daniel Martin take his new Losi mini 1/14 8ight to victory. TQ, Tim Stollings had a great race with just 3 wheels after an early crash and still came out 2nd. Phillip Kouns came in a close 3rd.
Thanks o all the racers for putting on a great show.
We had a pretty good turn out Saturday. Unfortunately we had a lot of computer and house transponder issues so the day went a little long. Everyone was great about some of the delays. The delays didn't slow down the racing though. In the Legend Oval class TQ, Roger Lovett and Shorty put on quite a show. After the 5 minute main Shorty just edged out Roger for the win. With new comer to the Legend class Tim Gray coming in third. The 2 new classes running this weekend were the 1/18 Mini Sliders and the Tamiya M Chassis class. Both were great to watch and a very affordable way to get into racing. I know there are more then a few racers already putting their order in for theses two new classes.
I want to remind everyone that starting in 2013 personal transponders will be MANDATORY, for both indoor and outdoor tracks.
I also want to congratulate Jerry Blair, Daniel Martin, Wes Mills and Daniel Holloway for finishing 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the 4wd SCT class at the KY State. Also to Jaymz Mynes for winning the Sportsman Buggy class at the KY State race. Way to make us TCRC racers look good.