May 26th will mark the first Night Race of the season at GRC. Ron Ayers’ Motorsports will be having its Open House event Saturday morning which could cause conflicts with parking for the racers.
In order to avoid issues the track decided to move back the times to 4pm for the start of practice and a 7pm Start time for the racing. The staff at Ron Ayers Motorsports invites the racers to come early if interested as there will be a Trials show on hand along with Food and Drinks for guests.
As part of the “Memorial Meltdown”, GRC will be honoring active and retired duty military by giving them free entries for the weekends races.
The racing will consist of 2 rounds of qualifying heats along with the main events.
- 1/8 E-Buggy
- 1/8 Nitro Buggy
- 1/8 E-Truggy
- 1/8 Nitro Truggy
- 4wd SCT
- 2wd SCT
Article by :Josh Parrish
-Greenville, NC –
GRC is a relatively new off-road track in North Carolina, formally known as “Ron Ayers’ RC Park” and is located in Greenville, NC. The track is now ran by Ryan Caudle who also manages the Hobby Shop that is on site. GRC has hosted 4 races so far in 2018 including the “Race for the Crazies” in February and the “PNB Warm-Up race” in March, along with their monthly club races.
At the most recent race (April 28th), the track announced that on July 27th & 28th it would be hosting their first annual “Bash 4 Cash” race. The “Bash 4 Cash” will pay out the Top 3 finishers in the 1/8 Nitro Buggy and 1/8 E-Buggy classes. Caudle said that 100% of the entry fees will go towards the winners payouts. The Entry fee for both classes will be $35 while the Trophy Classes will be $25. Classes such as 2wd SCT, 2wd Buggy and 4wd Buggy will be a $10 Entry fee, but will not receive awards at this event.
All classes will consist of 2 Rounds of qualifying. The Nitro Buggy and Truggy classes will be running a 45 minute A-Main. E-Buggy will be running Triple A-Mains while the rest of the electric classes will be running Double A-Mains.
GRC’s next event will be held on May 26th featuring the normal club race format.
The track is located at 1929 N. Memorial Drive in Greenville, NC 27834. For more info about this event and any questions you may have, please visit their facebook page HERE.
Wilson, NC- Coming in to Round 1 of the Super Seven Series at Thunder Alley, HB Racing drivers Griffin Hanna and John Mcginty were the favorites to win in the Pro Nitro Buggy class. Griffin would go on to take TQ while Colby Bush would qualify 2nd followed by Mcginty in 3rd.
“The nitro main was fun to watch. Griff got out to a good start but snagged the pipe early and teammate John Michael Mcginty III took the lead. They would run 1&2 for a few laps. John was trying to go 10 minutes on a fuel run but ran out.Griff would regain the lead and take the win. These new Tekin Servos are we are running in the 1/8 cars are absolutely awesome. Highly recommend checking them out.”, said Eric Hanna (Griffin’s father)
Griffin would go on to win the event and Take home the Gold and the Cash Prize for 1st. Colby Bush finished 2nd with Christian PaHud in 3rd. Full Results Below…
Speed RC, host of numerous east coast off-road events including the JConcepts Indoor National Series, closed its existing location with plans to re-open in a new facility known as Speed RC 2.0. A shocking announcement has been made this afternoon via the Speed RC Facebook page from owners Scott Speed and TJ Bell thanking the R/C community for the past three years, and sadly announcing that the facility will not be re-opening after all.
“It is with great sadness that we announce that Speed RC will not be re-opening. We’ve truly enjoyed the last three years and hope to continue to see you all at races in the area. After all, the entire reason we opened Speed RC in the first place was for our love of RC racing!”
“Unfortunately (and fortunately) the RC industry has become an industry where most racers are able to gain sponsorship. It becomes very difficult for hobby shops to actually sell parts & tires since everyone is already buying them at a discount through their sponsorships. Due to this, we have lost money for three years in a row now. We’ve also unfortunately been seeing a lot of theft in our hobby shop to go with the downward struggle we were already on. Even with the headcounts we have been able to bring in for races, we just haven’t been able to make ends meet. After much debate, we have come to the conclusion that it is time to close the doors to Speed RC. We apologize greatly to all of our loyal customers and hope you understand our decision. Thank you for being with us the last three years!”
-Scott Speed and TJ Bell