Parking Lot Racing is back in San Diego! [Video][Photos]

Jun 10, 2012 1 Comment by

In the whirlwind off the Short Course and Off-Road frenzy these past few years, On-Road racing as sadly taken a backseat to its more popular off-road brother. This has been true in my local San Diego on-road parking lot racing scene, but thankfully not for much longer. The folks over at decided to change that and offered local racers a well organized race program. As for myself, it was great to race on-road again and get back to my roots where it all began for me in RC. The turnout was awesome with 81 race entries and even the “Pink Ladies” were on hand to offer BBQ for Boobies to help raise money and awareness for breast cancer. A big thanks to all the track crew and for an awesome race day and I look forward to the next race July 7th! – Joel Navarro

Race Specs

Track – Parking lot asphalt with medium-high traction.

Classes – 17.5 Sedan Open, 17.5 Sedan Stock, SC Open, SC Stock, 18R Stock, RCGT, Mini, 1/8th Scale GT

Price to race – $10 per class

Cash Payout – 1st Place – $10, 2nd Place $5, 3rd Place $2.


Video Credit – YouTube user “FangsCPO”

Sedan Stock A-Main.

This is the class I race with the AE TC6.1 (LRP SXX Stock Spec ESC, Reedy Sonic 17.5 motor, Reedy 5500 60C LiPo Battery, Protoform Mazda Speed 6 body)

Sedan Open A-Main



F1 A-Main


Novice A-Main


GT8 A-Main


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About the author

Joel Navarro fell in love with RC since the age of 11 with the Tamiya Grasshopper being his first RC car. Little did he know that the his favorite RC magazine back in 1987, RC Car Action, would be the magazine he works for now. Joel received his AA in photography and in addition to being a West Coast Editor for RC Car Action magazine, he is a professional wedding and portrait photographer in the Southern California and San Diego area. During the winter, Joel is also a snowboard instructor in Big Bear, Ca. Joel is active in the RC community and regularly races all over the SoCal area. His home tracks are SDRC Raceway, West Coast RC Raceway, OCRC Raceway, and parking lot racing in San Diego.

One Response to “Parking Lot Racing is back in San Diego! [Video][Photos]”

  1. mikey dreads says:

    Let me know where your next race will be, I need to get back on the track. Thanks.

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