2016 Champion Lenny Zuppardo… Gone to Soon

With a heavy heart, we regret to inform you of the passing of one of our RCDRL family members and 2016 Four Wheel Drive Champion Lenny Zuppardo of Metairie Louisiana. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Lenny, your family, and friends. Lenny, you will be greatly missed, may you Rest in Peace.

Lenard “Lenny” Karl Zuppardo, age 38, passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, in Metairie. Beloved son of Gasper Zuppardo and the late Merrilline Zuppardo. Lenny was a native and resident of Metairie, LA. He attended St. Christopher the Martyr Elementary School and graduated from Archbishop Rummel High School. He received his Associate’s degree in Graphic Arts from Louisiana Tech and was employed by Northrup Grumman and Huntington Industries as an Electrical Designer. He enjoyed building and racing remote control cars, building, flying drones, riding his motorcycle and four-wheeler. His pride and joy was his bright red Corvette.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass for Lenard and Merrilline at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Drive in Metairie, LA on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 11:00 am. Visitation will be held from 9:00 am until Mass time. Interment will follow the mass in Cypress Grove Cemetery in New Orleans, LA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jefferson SPCA at www.jeffersonspca.org.

The RCDRL Podcast Show Episode #38 “The Shipman Brothers”

The Boys are Back and they’ve added a couple of tough hombre’s from the Lone Star RC Dragway to Episode 38. Joining Hosts JD Crow and the Mighty Merc are Joel and Dewayne Shipman. It is their first time on the show and they bring plenty of laughs and shenanigans!

We need 2 hours because this show is going to be packed and full. So tune in as JD and Mike update RCDRL News, and a recap of the Louisiana Vs Texas Choot-Out.

We’ve got This Podcast Deep Staged for big MPH. Kick up your heals, tighten your belts, turn up the volume, and enjoy Episode 38…Drivers Watch the Lights!

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2017 RCDRL No Limits Championship Awards Ceremony

WOW, what an incredible night we all had at the 5th Annual No Limits RCDRL Texas Championship Awards Ceremony! The atmosphere was awesome, the food was great and plentiful. I want to thank each of you for helping make the night special. Thank you to all that attended. What a night!

Big ups to EricHeatherRussellStephen, and Misty for helping plan this special evening we all enjoyed. Here are some of the pictures taken by: Michelle Proulx from last night…



Thank you to all that attended the 2017 RCDRL Texas No Limits Championship Ceremony. What a night!

To our Specialty Category nominees and winners…Congratulations to you…

Most Improved Driver: Winner- Dallas Howard
Hole-Shot Award: Winner- Gregory P. Chapa
Tom Acosta Best In Show Award: Winner- Robert St Pierre
Hard Luck Driver of the Year: Winner- Donnie Johnson
Young Gunner Standout of the Year: Colt Mares
Crew Chief of the Year: Eric Bowman
Rookie of the Year: Heather Bowman
Driver of the Year: Darvione Huddleston

Congratulations to all of our 2017 Points Champions: Young Gunners: Colt Mares, Top Fuel: David Mares, Pro Mod: Darvione Huddleston, Pro Stock: Jerry Shields, Traxxas Pro Funny Car: Joshua Mercadel, Traxxas Sportsman Funny Car: Jd Crow, All Run Bracket & Quick-16: Chris Markowski, 2.50 Index: Eric Bowman, Street Eliminator: Paxton Pfeil

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The RCDRL Podcast Show Episode #37… “We Are Back!”

The RCDRL Podcast Show Episode #37 is back with a full line up of great show content. From the Garca Motorsports Fall Nationals to the NHRA AAA Fall Nationals at Ennis. From there, we travel to the RCDRL Your Battery Buddy Texas Finals and how it all came down to the final event of the season in 90% of the classes. It’s ALL here, We’ve got This Podcast Staged for big numbers. So tighten your belts, crank up the volume, and enjoy Episode 37!

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2017 Tom Acosta Best In Show Award – RCDRL Texas

As the season ends in each division we have year end awards. For one award we ask the public to help in our voting. This is the Tom Acosta Best In Show Award. This award is presented each year as an incentive for racers to not only build fast race cars, but to make them look good too. Please help us select this years award winner.

Cars are shown at random.

Voting is closed

RCDRL Texas Post Season Awards

The season is over! Congratulations to all the class winners!

Don’t forget we still have more winners to decide, that’s the winners of the RCDRL awards.

Nominations are ongoing. You can vote on DragTrac.com if you are a member. Just log in using the email address you have on file with us and you can submit your nominations for the post season awards.

Nominations will be open through October 15.

If you do not know the address we have on file for you in DragTrac, just contact a member of admin and we can fix you right up.

Categories are:
Rookie of the Year
Driver of the Year
Young Gunner of the Year
Crew Chief of the Year
Most Improved Driver
the Hard Luck Award

While you are logged in, submit a picture of one of your race vehicles to be considered for the Tom Acosta Best In Show Award. Voting for this will be open to members and the public at the time we open final voting for the post season awards.


What an amazing racing season the RCDRL Texas family has had. As President of the league, I want to personally thank each and every member who raced down the Lone Star RC Dragway at the Texas Motorspeedway this season. From a record-breaking regular season to the record-breaking RLC Super Nationals this past June, we truly accomplished something special and should all be proud.

To our Officials, Stat Girls, Setup Crew Members to our new Project Manager, Safety and Event Coordinator, a BIG thank you and a tip of the hat to you for going the extra mile all season long. You guys and gals ROCK! Can we get better? Sure we Can! Will we? Absolutely!


Your Texas Champions:

Young Gunners Champion: Colt Mares
Top Fuel Champion: David Mares
Pro Mod Champion: Darvione Huddleston
Pro Stock Champion: Jerry Shields
Pro Funny Car Champion: Joshua Mercadel
Sportsman Funny Car Champion: Jd Crow
Quick 16 Champion: Chris Markowski
2.50 Index Champion: Eric Bowman
Street Eliminator Champion: Paxton Pfeil
All Run Bracket Champion: Chris Markowski

RCDRL Podcast Show Episode #36… with the Munson Family!

Well folks better late than never the RCDRL Podcast Show has been on hiatus for the last few weeks due to circumstances beyond our control, but we are back baby for some Fast Furious Family Fun and excitement! So sit back relax and enjoy episode #36 with the Munson Family Racing Team. Also the recap of the Peak Performance Pray It Down Nationals brought to us by The Howard family. Todays show is hosted by Heather Bowman and Michael Mercadel.

(Quick disclaimer this show was originally recorded 9-10-2017)
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