Hello RC Racing Enthusiasts!
This past wednesday was the opening round of our summer points series! Our summer points series consists of 8 Rounds of racing throughout the summer. Racers earn points based on their finish in the Main race. The racer with the most accumulated points at the end of the series wins! It's a fun way to test a racer's consistency throughout a long stretch of races. This series will include two track layout changes which will keep drivers on their toes.
On this opening round we had a great turnout of 22 drivers and 31 entries.
During this series we are racing 5 classes:
13.5 4WD Buggy
13.5 Short Course Truck
13.5 Stadium Truck
17.5 Expert 2WD Buggy
17.5 2WD Buggy
13.5 4WD Buggy Was an exciting class to watch. In the B Main Jim McCormick won 1st place and bumped into the A Main, with Jason Howes in 2nd Place and Dan White in 3rd.
In the A main race it was a contested battle for the top 3 spots between John Cravotta, Tyler McCormack, and Brian Kaye. Tyler McCormack enjoyed a pretty lengthy lead. Tyler even turned an incredible 13.847 second fast lap! The battle to watch was for 2nd between John and Brian which was close. Tyler ended up taking the Win with John Cravotta in 2nd, and Brian Kaye in 3rd.
13.5 Short Course truck was next. Mike Whitten started the race in the first grid position and he was going for his 3rd straight week of wins in this class. Jaimeson Ritter however did not let that happen. Jaimeson surpassed Mike in the early laps and ended up taking the 1st place spot. Mike Whitten took second place. The real battle on the track was for 3rd place. Ben Jamer, and Rick Shepard had a lengthy mult-lap battle. Rick overshot the turn coming down the waivy straight and rolled into the wall. That opportunity led Ben to take the 3rd spot in the final laps.
13.5 Stadium Truck was another excellent example of racing. All top 3 positions were in a highly contested battle! The final was decided in the very last lap with Dallas Menard taking 1st, Phil only a tenth of second behind for 2nd place, and Sean Lemieux in 3rd.
17.5 Expert Buggy is a very competitive class. The fastest drivers at Maximus opt to race this class to put themselves on the very limit of competition. This race ended with Tyler taking the Win, with Dan Ftizgerald in 2nd, and John Cravotta in 3rd.
17.5 Buggy is always a popular class, and was split into two heats. In the B Main, Norman Ng took the 1st place win, with Troy Higgins taking 2nd, and Ben Jamer 3rd. Norman Ng took the bump to the A Main. His grid position was #5 and he moved into 2nd place behind Jim McCormick in the opening lap. Jim McCormick would end up taking the 1st place win. Jaimeson Ritter was right on Norman's tail as he fought for the 2nd place spot. Norman and Jaimeson changed positions several times. In the end Norman was able to maintain his 2nd place finish with Jaimeson taking 3rd.
What a great start to our summer series! The top overal winners for the night were awarded newly designed trophies. Each entry tonight also earned a raffle ticket for Team Scream Batteries and Motors which will be drawn at the end of the series.
If you missed round 1, don't worry come and join us for Round 2. Casual drivers can drop in at any point and race with us!
For more information be sure to check out our Facebook Page! Round 2 is scheduled for Wednesday, June 12th at 7:00 PM
- Norman Ng
Maximus RC Raceway Board of Directors Secretary
Indoor Astro Turf Off-Road RC Racing continues it's growth in the United States! Here are Maximus RC Raceway we are proud to feature an indoor climate controlled astro turf raceway.
Astro Turf (Artifical Grass) provides just the right amount of traction, cleanliness, and consistency racers love! Combine that with our Heat in the Winter and Air Conditioning in the Summer, you and your motors will always be comfortable.
We change the track layout every month to give regular racers and trackpass members an ever-changing and challenging experience. With each layout we include jumps both big and small, speed bumps, step downs, platforms, speed checks, chicanes, and more! We can keep even the most experienced drivers on their toes!
We offer plenty of Pit Space to accommodate 80+ drivers! We even have kids activities to help keep them occupied when not racing themselves.
If you are in Northern New England, and think you may be interested in RC racing, please come and stop by during one of our club races (Wednesday and Saturday from 5PM - 930PM) and we'd be happy to show you around and talk about racing.
With a Track Pass membership you can access our track 24 hours a day/7 days a week/ 365 Day a year! I personally have spent hours and hours at the track with my membership until the late hours of the night!
I hope to see you at the track soon,
- Norman Ng, Board of Directors, Secretary
Maximus RC Raceway
Hello RC Racing Enthusiasts!
We had a very exciting club race! 18 Drivers came out and we had 3 hours of fun competition and laughs!
We raced 5 Classes tonight:
- Expert 17.5 2WD Buggy aka "The Throwdown, Grudge Match, 2 Men and a Baby"
- 17.5 2WD Buggy
- 13.5 Stadium Truck
- 13.5 Short Course Truck
- 13.5 4WD Buggy
The Expert Class Grudge Match was a fun race to watch! These guys are the fastest drivers at the club. We decided to pit the 3 of them in their own race and watch them duke it out. Almost everyone watched the race and cheered on their favorite drivers. Tyler "Boy Wonder" McCormack ended up taking the Win in the Main race with a great nose to tail battle with John "Team Scream" Cravotta.
17.5 2WD Buggy is the most popular class at Maximus. We had a field of 8 Drivers broken into 2 heats. Norman Ng had an excellent run in the B Main and ending up taking the Win and bumping into the A Main race. Ben Jamer and Norman Estes won 2nd and 3rd respectively. In A Main, a great battle for first occured between CJ Walker, Richard Thibeault, and Norman Ng. Richard ending up winning, CJ in 2nd, and Dan Stephens took 3rd with Norman Ng ending up in 4th and Dan white in 5th.
13.5 Stadium Truck is growing in popularity at Maximus. Tonight though we only had 3 drivers racing in this class. Tyler McCormack was silky smooth as usual and took 1st place. Dallas Menard won 2nd in the final laps of the race after Sean Lemieux had a crash at the "Mattress" obstacle. Dallas took that opportunity to overtake 2nd. Sean caught up in a hurry but got hung up in the "step down" and Dallas was able to secure his 2nd place finish as he raced to the finish line.
13.5 Short Course Truck was a full class! We had 7 drivers all in one A Main heat. It was a crowded track with lots of action and chaos. It was really fun to watch. Mike Whitten won the race and held 1st place from the start tone all the way to the end tone! Ben Jamer and Jaimeson Ritter had an excellent battle on the track with Ben winning 2nd place and Jaimeson in 3rd. CJ Walker was marshalling the "Time Warp" obstacle and was sprinting in every direction to marshall and correct cars as they crashed.
13.5 4WD Buggy had 3 entries. A great battle with all drivers only seconds apart. Dan Fitzgerald ended up getting the win with Brian Kaye in 2nd and John Cravotta in 3rd.
Overall a fun night of camraderie, racing, and laughs! 5 Racers stayed late until Midnight hanging out and exchanging fun stories afterwards. Ben Jamer had some issues early on with his receiver, but Tyler McCormack was there to loan him a spare. This is what makes RC Racing great and so much fun. We are competitive, but we all help each other and support each other. It really is a great community to be a part of.
We race every Wednesday and Saturday at 7PM. Doors open at 5PM. I hope you are able to join us for a race! You can come race, watch, hang out or all of the above! We are open to all drivers of every skill level. New Drivers Welcome! We would be happy to give you an introduction to the club and sport.
Come and Get Your Turf On!
- Norman Ng, Maximus RC Raceway Board of Directors Sectretary