Race Report: Wednesday May 29th, 2019 Club Race
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