2016 RCHR Polar Express Trophy Race

2016_polar_express_flyerHey Guys, I hope you all can make it out to join us for our 3rd Annual Polar Express Trophy Race on Sunday Dec 18th!

This is our annual Chrismas party race and every year has been a great time so I hope you all can make it out to celebrate the holidays with all of us at RCHR!

New Turf Racing Surface At RCHR

RCHR_ARENAHey guys, I wanted to take a minute to provide an update about our indoor track.

As many of you I’m sure know or have heard a rumor already, I have decided to install a new turf surface
indoors at RCHR.

This decision did not come lightly, as it’s a big risk to do anything with a tracks racing surface.  Especially
one that generally is good.  As good as it has been, it is also inconsistent at times.  While it is good
in the fall and early winter when there is a lot of moisture it gets very dusty in the early spring.  In the
summer, its dusty and very abrasive causing tire ware complaints.  No amount of water seems to help
during these times.  I was really torn on the decision of which way to go until I paid a visit to Hobby
Hangout and RC Madness to try it out.  Both John Gallagher, and Chris Marcy were very hospitable and I
would like to thank them both for letting me stop by, run many laps and ask probably too many
questions lol.  Although I didn’t get to meet and talk with Greg Vogel while I was there, I did chat with
him online and discussed getting together to talk at some point soon.  My hope is that we can all work
together this coming fall season to get some racing organized.  As you all know I am very willing to work
with other tracks to put together events.

So after trying the turf I was sold, to me, it is a win win for everyone.  Turf offers a consistent very high
traction surface that will help promote serious competitive racing.  As the old saying goes, “everyone’s
got to race on the same track”, well the turf brings that to a whole other level.  Now everyone races the
same track and the track is always the same, lap after lap, race after race.  The only difference being a
new layout configuration that can now be put down in a matter of hours instead of days (or in my case
weeks lol).  This means RCHR will always be open with super high traction and constant fresh layouts…
that is a big win for the racers!  It offers the least amount of risk in
changing the surface which is a huge undertaking and investment.  The elimination of down time will no doubt be an improvement to our
bottom line this year and is a big win for RCHR.

I promise to all of you that we will do the best job possible for our facility.  I purchased very high quality
material for both the track surface and the features (the picture is of the actual material).  The turf is a
true indoor/outdoor type with a permeable rubber bottom.  The material for the jump features is a little
different.  It is a green needle punch boat carpet.  Both offer outstanding traction and will look
awesome.  The turf will be professionally installed and properly seamed.  I purchased a new roll of nice
yellow pipe for the perimeter of the track and we will be using 2in pvc for the infield.  I feel strongly that
building high quality features is essential to the look and feel I am after.  We will be building high quality
features similar to the ones seen at Hudy and Yatabe arena.  These features will insure a good flow and
make for good racing tracks.  My vision for RCHR is to offer a racing environment very similar to (or as
close as I can possibly get to) the European and Japanese tracks you have all seen on YouTube such as
the EOS racing series, Hudy Arena and Yatabe.  I feel that this is the future of indoor RC racing, an
opinion I believe I share with many manufactures as well.

So, when’s it going to be ready!

The turf material is due to be delivered tomorrow.  Once the turf is installed, we will start building the
features.  I feel we can open the track for practice some time during the week next week.  I want to be
race ready for club racing next Saturday 7/16.  Doing this work inside has been pretty disruptive to
racing and business so it will be good to get back on track as soon as possible.

What about Outdoors?

The outdoor track has held up very well and is a lot of fun.  Racing under the lights in the summer is a
blast and we will be maintaining the outdoor track.  That being said, it does need some maintenance.
Once the indoor track is up and running we will run a few races indoors so we can spend some time
working on the outdoor track.  I will come up with a schedule for both.  We will run outdoors on
Saturday’s weather permitting for as long as we get support.

What about the Trophy Race this weekend?

The Fire Cracker 500 this weekend is canceled, we will have club racing Saturday.  To make an omelet
you need to break a few eggs….So I’m sorry about this guys, but there is just no way I can host a trophy
race with all the work going on inside right now.

Upcoming Races!!

RCHR & Gallimod’s

RCHR & Gallimod’s have agreed to host race together outside this summer!
The date for the race will be Sunday Aug 14th and will be the Old School Outdoor Summer Slam!  This
was originally planned for our track but we will be promoting and running the race at Gallimod’s
raceway instead so look for a race flyer soon!

RCHR & Cruizin With R/C’s

Race 3 of the NEXT series is coming up on 7/24 at Cruizin With R/C’s in Waldwick NJ.  There have been
great turnouts for this series so I hope to see you all come out and support the hardest working men in
RC Steve and Ronny!

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE!

Guys I realize this is a big change and I thank all of you who have shown interest and support.  I feel this
is extremely positive move for RCHR and racing in the area.  If you are still not sure if you are for it, all I
ask is that you give it a shot!  My job is to make RCHR as good as it can possibly be, I feel strongly that it will be awesome!

If you don’t want to wait for us to finish,  go try it out at the Hobby Hangout in New Milford and R/C Madness in Enfield!

That’s all for now guys, I’ll have some pics up this weekend

REMINDER: WE ARE RACING OUTSIDE THIS SATURDAY @ 5PM

If you like what we are doing please come out and support RCHR!

2016 Old School Outdoor Opener – 6/12/2016 – Results

 

 

2016 Old School Outdoor Opener Results 6/12/2016

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I’d like to thank everyone for coming out to race today and hanging tough with all the wind…holy cow it was windy!  There were some great battles in all the mains today.  Even with all the wind I had a great time racing with everyone!  As always, thanks to all of the RCHR club members for all of their help and support!  Finally, special thanks to Ron Bosco and Steve Charles and all of the Cruizin With R/C’s racers who cam up to race with us.  Always a pleasure to race with you guys! See you all at the next one!

Congratulations to Today’s Race Winners!

2wd Stock Buggy Jared Phair
4wd Modified Buggy Jared Phair
2wd Stock Short Course Johnny
4wd Modified Short Course Reinaldo Vega
Modified Stadium Truck Reinaldo Vega
2wd Modified Buggy Steve Charles
2wd Modified Short Course Steve Charles

 

Round M Race 1 :: 2wd Stock Buggy (B Main)

 

Driver Finish Overall Result Fast Lap Avg Lap Top 5 Avg Top 10 Avg Top 15 Avg
Ninja 1 1 23/6:08.024 15.706 16.677 15.793 15.948 16.067
Rob B 2 2 21/6:01.074 15.875 17.974 16.477 16.846 17.204
Zachary Ribera 3 3 20/6:01.365 15.929 18.899 16.528 16.907 17.601
Paul Eppley 4 4 20/6:07.631 16.873 19.245 17.223 17.615 18.448
Moe 5 5 20/6:14.227 16.167 19.546 16.865 17.555 18.470

 

Round M Race 10 :: 2wd Modified Short Course (A Main)

 

Driver Finish Overall Result Fast Lap Avg Lap Top 5 Avg Top 10 Avg Top 15 Avg
Steve Charles [TQ] 1 1 31/8:04.701 14.635 16.116 14.910 15.132 15.363
Sam Eppley 2 2 29/8:03.391 15.299 17.201 15.460 15.654 15.925
Johnny 3 3 29/8:10.240 15.200 17.426 15.348 15.651 15.895
Ninja 4 4 29/8:14.854 15.348 17.609 12.667 14.625 15.516
Rusty 5 5 28/8:13.973 16.156 18.194 16.497 16.863 17.157
Danny L 6 6 26/7:21.671 15.834 17.581 15.956 16.187 16.433
The Savage (USA) 7 7 24/8:06.556 16.749 21.029 17.204 17.934 18.601
Paul Eppley 8 8 24/8:15.861 17.429 21.430 18.226 18.926 19.811

 

Round M Race 11 :: 4wd Modified Buggy (A Main)

 

Driver Finish Overall Result Fast Lap Avg Lap Top 5 Avg Top 10 Avg Top 15 Avg
Jared Phair 1 1 35/8:05.712 13.039 14.241 13.099 13.196 13.296
Reinaldo Vega (USA) 2 2 34/8:00.130 13.677 14.490 13.810 13.958 14.065
Steve Jean-Charles [TQ] 3 3 34/8:15.097 13.144 14.967 13.382 13.490 13.603
Chris B 4 4 33/8:17.759 13.419 15.487 13.768 14.058 14.320
Chopsticks 5 5 33/8:18.860 13.360 15.515 13.810 14.032 14.180
Max 6 6 32/8:09.834 13.512 15.747 13.767 13.947 14.105
Sam Eppley 7 7 30/8:00.919 14.077 16.480 14.219 14.526 14.813
Ryan Tani 8 8 28/8:17.065 13.361 18.304 13.555 14.003 14.723
Paul Tani 9 9 4/50.794 15.308 16.067 0.000 0.000 0.000

 

Round M Race 12 :: 4wd Modified Short Course (A Main)

 

Driver Finish Overall Result Fast Lap Avg Lap Top 5 Avg Top 10 Avg Top 15 Avg
Reinaldo Vega (USA) 1 1 35/8:09.000 13.610 14.333 13.701 13.814 13.907
Jared Phair [TQ] 2 2 35/8:10.533 13.256 14.386 13.290 13.472 13.595
Ron Bosco 3 3 34/8:10.418 13.830 14.774 14.008 14.141 14.249
Will Blanck (USA) 4 4 33/8:04.397 13.729 15.077 13.841 13.965 14.091
Sam Eppley 5 5 32/8:11.989 13.576 15.800 14.120 14.377 14.611
Jim Tani 6 6 30/8:01.885 13.854 16.527 14.171 14.475 14.838

 

Round M Race 2 :: 2wd Modified Buggy (B Main)

 

Driver Finish Overall Result Fast Lap Avg Lap Top 5 Avg Top 10 Avg Top 15 Avg
Chopsticks 1 1 24/6:00.008 14.398 15.580 14.634 14.886 15.132
Michael Vena (ITA) 2 2 24/6:10.141 14.459 15.999 14.776 14.977 15.162
Rob Denhardt 3 3 24/6:12.147 13.941 16.088 14.437 14.816 15.156
Will Blanck (USA) 4 4 24/6:17.600 14.408 16.355 14.808 15.012 15.301
Rusty 5 5 23/6:17.011 15.805 17.017 16.014 16.200 16.433
Sam Eppley 6 6 22/6:13.494 14.271 16.757 14.768 15.121 15.569
The Savage (USA) 7 7 20/6:04.306 15.695 19.018 16.418 16.736 17.395

 

Round M Race 3 :: Modified Stadium Truck (B Main)

 

Driver Finish Overall Result Fast Lap Avg Lap Top 5 Avg Top 10 Avg Top 15 Avg
Michael Vena (ITA) 1 1 24/6:07.702 14.692 15.257 11.870 13.582 14.242
Ninja 2 2 23/6:05.431 14.411 16.543 15.055 15.418 15.676
Johnny 3 3 23/6:07.823 15.095 16.637 15.303 15.538 15.791
Rusty 4 4 22/6:10.755 15.993 17.543 16.111 16.294 16.559
Rob B 5 5 21/6:08.728 14.956 18.322 15.815 16.297 17.058
Stephen Rich 6 6 19/6:25.841 16.944 21.278 17.746 18.943 20.259

 

Round M Race 4 :: 4wd Modified Buggy (B Main)

 

Driver Finish Overall Result Fast Lap Avg Lap Top 5 Avg Top 10 Avg Top 15 Avg
Dakota Brooks 1 1 24/6:01.480 13.826 15.655 14.133 14.259 14.463
Keith Turner 2 2 24/6:07.273 14.317 15.892 14.761 14.951 15.066
Sam Eppley 3 3 24/6:14.188 13.697 15.487 14.238 14.384 14.495
Michael Kroher 4 4 23/6:08.820 14.367 16.666 14.684 14.881 15.052
Jim Canollo 5 5 21/6:14.875 15.259 18.573 15.730 16.476 17.207
Rob B 6 6 21/6:16.408 15.586 18.648 16.469 17.113 17.888
Gold Member 7 7 1/3.339 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

 

Round M Race 5 :: 4wd Modified Short Course (B Main)

 

Driver Finish Overall Result Fast Lap Avg Lap Top 5 Avg Top 10 Avg Top 15 Avg
Ron Bosco 1 1 25/6:08.469 14.232 15.243 14.393 14.539 14.740
Gold Member 2 2 23/6:05.786 15.168 16.331 9.259 12.557 13.856
Larry Drapp (USA) 3 3 23/6:07.935 14.571 16.658 14.704 14.908 15.288
Rusty 4 4 23/6:10.025 14.995 16.708 15.231 15.613 16.010
Jim Canollo 5 5 21/6:01.228 15.795 17.960 16.231 16.760 17.290
Aiden Bus 6 6 18/6:04.664 16.277 21.321 18.469 19.686 20.526

 

Round M Race 6 :: 2wd Stock Buggy (A Main)

 

Driver Finish Overall Result Fast Lap Avg Lap Top 5 Avg Top 10 Avg Top 15 Avg
Jared Phair [TQ] 1 1 34/8:03.374 13.835 14.179 11.131 12.582 13.113
Steve Charles 2 2 34/8:15.465 14.204 14.971 14.299 14.454 14.529
Reinaldo Vega (USA) 3 3 33/8:08.675 14.111 15.215 14.453 14.531 14.665
Ninja 4 4 30/8:04.951 14.804 16.637 15.290 15.533 15.695
Sam Eppley 5 5 30/8:06.648 14.915 16.710 15.256 15.453 15.655
Michael Kroher 6 6 30/8:11.072 14.763 16.846 15.010 15.239 15.474
Keith Turner 7 7 29/8:10.748 14.538 17.446 14.914 15.221 15.498

 

Round M Race 7 :: 2wd Stock Short Course (A Main)

 

Driver Finish Overall Result Fast Lap Avg Lap Top 5 Avg Top 10 Avg Top 15 Avg
Johnny [TQ] 1 1 30/8:04.768 15.142 16.658 15.234 15.369 15.557
Tim Spence 2 2 30/8:06.218 15.513 16.699 15.643 15.760 15.882
Larry Drapp (USA) 3 3 28/8:07.120 16.297 17.958 16.541 16.740 16.987
Jimmy Mahon 4 4 21/8:11.981 12.905 24.456 19.809 21.534 22.970

 

Round M Race 8 :: 2wd Modified Buggy (A Main)

 

Driver Finish Overall Result Fast Lap Avg Lap Top 5 Avg Top 10 Avg Top 15 Avg
Steve Charles 1 1 33/8:01.908 14.007 14.991 14.207 14.356 14.452
Reinaldo Vega (USA) [TQ] 2 2 33/8:02.138 14.166 15.018 14.331 14.484 14.572
Luke Bus 3 3 32/8:12.277 14.638 15.818 14.811 14.925 15.011
Chopsticks 4 4 31/8:04.245 14.470 16.033 14.767 14.939 15.049
Dakota Brooks 5 5 31/8:11.470 14.419 16.294 14.687 14.943 15.166
Paul Tani 6 6 31/8:14.932 14.712 16.399 14.942 15.182 15.358
Chris B 7 7 30/8:04.475 14.753 16.626 14.995 15.204 15.439
Max 8 8 25/6:42.853 14.349 16.711 14.552 14.858 15.369

 

Round M Race 9 :: Modified Stadium Truck (A Main)

 

Driver Finish Overall Result Fast Lap Avg Lap Top 5 Avg Top 10 Avg Top 15 Avg
Reinaldo Vega (USA) 1 1 33/8:06.564 14.284 15.133 14.471 14.581 14.688
Steve Charles [TQ] 2 2 32/8:00.575 14.262 15.460 14.443 14.617 14.768
Chopsticks 3 3 32/8:13.187 14.469 15.842 14.569 14.681 14.838
Will Blanck (USA) 4 4 31/8:01.904 14.267 16.006 14.552 14.745 14.894
Michael Vena (ITA) 5 5 30/8:04.099 14.737 16.593 14.902 15.014 15.277
Sam Eppley 6 6 30/8:04.270 14.544 16.605 14.852 15.102 15.361
Keith Turner 7 7 30/8:11.187 14.805 16.852 15.031 15.264 15.565

Result Files

 

2016 RCHR Old School Dirt Showdown

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Hey Guys, I hope you all can make it down to RCHR on Sunday June 5th for our outdoor opener trophy race!  The layout is great and it should be a exciting day of racing!  Leave the slicks at home and get ready to bust out those outdoor tires!  Traction is awesome on outdoor tires like Holeshots, DoubleDees and Blockades!! This track is perfect for Vintage cars and we are inviting Vintage 2wd Buggy and Truck out to compete for this one!  Also, we will be hosting a BBQ for the racers with Burgers & Dogs and a guest appearance by our friend Chef Sal Imperiale! Hope to see you all next Sunday!!

2016 Spring Indoor Showdown Results

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2016 Spring Indoor Shootout

rchr_logo_trans_shadowHey guys, this one has been on our calendar for a while but I was slow to get out the flyer but here it is!  Hope to see all of our 1/10 scale racers this Sunday for our final trophy race of the indoor season.  We will be having a challenge raffle for a new kit and other prizes.  The layout is a lot of fun, the traction is great so I hope you all can join us for some racing action one last time before we head outdoors!

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RCHR 2016 Spring Schedule Update

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Hey guys just want to take a minute and update everyone on the upcoming schedule.

We had originally scheduled a layout change for the week of April 10th..But this layout has been down for a while and a window has opened up for us to move the layout build up about 3 weeks and start it this Wednesday Night after we are done with racing.

Since there is a lot of racing going on the weekend of April 3rd, We have decided to cancel the trophy race and instead have club racing on Saturday April 2nd on the brand new layout.

To help kick off racing on the new layout we will have a Club Race Challenge that night and a raffle off a Brand New Kit!!!

Everyone who races will be automatically entered and the winners for each qualifier and main will earn some extra tickets for an even better chance to win! Stay tuned for the details!

I would also like to remind everyone that the Following Saturday April 9th is the King’s of CT finale!!! There has been some great racing and big turnouts for this entire series and we will be looking to continue that trend and cap it off with some racing action on the new layout!

Our next trophy race will be:

RCHR Spring Indoor Champs Trophy Race
on Sunday May 1st

I would like to announce that we WILL be building an outdoor track this year!!! And it will be old school…Authentic offroad style made for offroad tires!

Our outdoor opener will be:

1st Annual RCHR Old School Outdoor Dirt Showdown
on Sunday June 5th

We will be racing outdoors for the summer trophy races and on Saturdays only. Wednesday nights we will race indoors unless otherwise posted. There are no rainouts at RCHR so this year we will be maintaining our indoor track and building a new indoor layout for the summer months at the end of June. Weather we are indoors or out, we will have the best possible racing surface for everyone to run on!

We have the schedule for the entire year posted up on RCHR.BIZ so please check it out!!!!!

Also we are hammering out the details for some other big summer series announcements…so please stay tuned!

Saturday Showdown 3.5.2016 Results

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Kings Of CT – Round 6 2/27/2015 Results @ RCHR

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Wednesday Night Worlds Results 2/24/2016

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