RC Short Course Nationals @ RC Madness in CT

Aug 26, 2011 No Comments by

As though the RC Short Course Nationals isn’t an exciting enough race on its own, the state of Connecticut has played host to not only its first earthquake in hundreds of years, but also its first hurricane schedule to make landfall later this weekend.  No matter, as the Short Course Nationals charges on, with the RC Car Action editors on the scene.

This race draws large crowds, with over 220 entries this year, many of whom are professional drivers like Durango’s Billy Fischer, TLR’s Kieth Whisler and Ryan Dunford, and Associated’s Scott Brown.  The track at RC Madness is a large 1/8-scale size track with a loose top layer, a heavily rutted and rocky surface, and a fun and challenging layout.

Today (Friday) was practice, with many drivers spending time learning the track.

Due to the impending doom on the horizon with hurricane Irene charging into town late Saturday and Sunday, the format for the race has been altered.  The event will be condensed into a single day tomorrow, Saturday, with two rounds of qualifying and mains, assuming the weather holds out!  Stay tuned here for more updates, lots of photos and several new videos of all the racing action.

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Pro-Line's Gerardo Gonzalez is on-site providing support and tire advice; here he wonders how it got so hot today.

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Executive Editor I jumped into R/C back in 1987, when mechanical speed controllers and hard rubber tires were all the rage. Since then, I’ve experienced R/C in almost every state in the USA. I've built and raced every type of RC vehicle created, and traveled throughout the country (and world) to attend and cover more R/C events than I can remember. But what a fun ride it's been! I'm fortunate to live in Southern California, and I take advantage of my location by enjoying R/C outdoors year ‘round. Club racing is the future for R/C growth, and I’m always looking to bring new people into the hobby, whether it’s through backyard bashing or organized racing.
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