RCDRL Podcast Show Episode #40 “Rudis Motorsports Rainman Memorial Nationals”

On March 3rd, 2018, The RC Drag Racing community came together to celebrate the life of a true legend… Hall of Famer… Mr. Jim Schauer. AKA… Rainman. With 188 entries, it was a fun-filled, and sometimes emotional day. Today in episode #40 of the RCDRL Podcast Show, we will recap the event, and try to catch up with a member participant. Sit back and relax… It’s showtime!

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The RCDRL Welcomes JConcepts.net to the 2018 Season!

The Radio Controlled Drag Racing League would like to welcome JConcepts to the 2018 season, via the newly named… “2018 JConcepts Holeshot Award!” This award will include all RCDRL points series events in both Louisiana and Texas including the Rockstar Powder Coat US Super Nationals held in June 22-24, 2018.

Awarded at each race for all divisions, the “Hole Shot Award” is a very nice glass root beer style mug with similar artwork as the award plaques. This mug is awarded to the best “First Round Reaction Time” in each class combined on race day/weekend. In the event of a tie with drivers cutting a perfect .000 light, each driver will be awarded a mug. Any other ties will be determined by a one reaction time race tiebreaker.

Note: At the Rockstar Powder Coat US Super Nationals, each class will have a winner of a “JConcepts Holeshot Award” mug.

JConcepts is a Florida-based R/C design and manufacturing company. Owner and president, Jason Ruona, has been involved with Radio Control cars since the 1980’s. Early beginnings include building and driving such vehicles as the Tamiya Clod Buster, the Team Losi JRX-T and Associated RC10 and RC10T. The 1990’s were spent as a Team Associated travel team driver racing at events all around the world. Now, decades later, Ruona is proudly selling quality bodies, tires, wheels, and accessories to R/C racers around the world including the newly released Street Eliminator 1966 Chevy II Nova body.

Visit: http://www.jconcepts.net/

The Garca Cafe Texas Nationals


Join us at the Texas Motor Speedway for race #2 of the RCDRL Texas division points CHAMPIONSHIP series! Chef Tommie Garca and her grill skills will be heating up the return road, while we burn up the Lonestar RC Dragway with some Fast Furious Family Fun March 17, 2018 starting at 8am.

The RCDRL Podcast Show Episode #39 The Shipman Brothers Are Back Again!

The Show is back and picking up where we left off! Joining The Mighty Merc for episode 39 are Joel and Dewayne Shipman.

They came by to sign the Shipman Snack Service Nationals contract and was right on time to help kick off the 2018 RCDRL Podcast Show. Once again they bring plenty of laughs and shenanigans to the scene.

We’ve got this Podcast Staged and ready to Go! Kick up your heals, tighten your belts, turn up the volume, and enjoy Episode 39… Drivers Watch the Lights!

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If you are a current RCDRL member did you know you can pre-register for your classes online for this weekends kick-off event? No payment is taken online, it just helps you know what your total will be and helps us with the expected numbers of racers.

Simply sign into your http://dragtrac.com/memberLogin.php … “Login to My Page”, and start the process! If you need help, reach us at: http://www.rcdrl.com/contact-us

Rockstar Powder Coat named title sponsor for 2018 RCDRL US Super Nationals

Building on its successful partnership with the Radio Controlled Drag Racing League (RCDRL), Chad and Stephania Howard, owners of Rockstar Welding & Powder Coat, LLC, announces its return to the league in 2018 as title rights sponsor for the 2018 “ROCKSTAR POWDER COAT US SUPER NATIONALS”  the worlds largest RC Drag Racing event. The weekend event will be held June 22nd – June 24th, 2018, at the Texas Motor Speedway on the Lonestar RC Dragway in North Fort Worth Texas.

The ROCKSTAR POWDER COAT US SUPER NATIONALS is the BIG GO of RC Drag Racing and this year brings drivers and teams from all over the planet. Teams from Australia, Puerto Rico and coast to coast here in the US are getting set for the BIG GO!

Based on the positive response it has received as a local sponsor during the 2017 RCDRL Texas points series, Rockstar Welding & Powder Coat, LLC, is also proud to increase their commitment and renew its sponsorship for the 2018 season by sponsoring the 6th annual special 3 day RC racing event.

“The RCDRL shares our values of excellence and innovation,” said Chad Howard, he goes on to say; “We’re thrilled to build on our relationship with this outstanding organization and its teams to help showcase ROCKSTAR POWDER COAT as a leader in powder coating service. We offer a 10′ x 10′ x 30′ Oven, 12′ x 10′ x 30′ Spray Booth, Phosphate Cleaning, and in-house blasting., with a full in-house metal fabrication with pickup and delivery available nationwide… A true one-stop shop!”

Learn more about Rockstar Welding & Powder Coat, LLC visit: https://rockstarwelding.com/powder-coat/

Contact us at:
8490 S HWY 377 Pilot Point, Texas 76258
Phone: (940) 488-4144
Email; Chad.howard@rockstarwelding.com


What’s New for 2018? RCDRL Announces Changes to Quick-16, Street Eliminator and More…

For those that do not know, we do have a rules committee that takes pride in their position with the RCDRL. They take time out of their day and weekend to help shape and build this league. They’re from many different backgrounds of RC both in class categories and experience. Much is asked of them, and they are highly appreciated.

When there is a change to a rule, it is discussed and voted on after reviewing all points from each person. Structure-based racing is still based on our motto of Fast, Furious, Family, Fun. When something has structure, it sets the foundation. With a firm and strong foundation, it helps with reducing the risk of failure by having a quality-based program.

With all that said we realize we will not be able to please everyone. Some of the changes for the 2018 season will affect some of our members as it has affected me with my Losi-8 basically being ousted from Street Eliminator. However, I will support this move from the board and roll with the punches.

Here are some of the other changes you can expect in 2018 to further enhance our racing experience.

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Street Eliminator Class defined for the 2018 RCDRL Season

Street Eliminator Class defined for the 2018 RCDRL Season


  • Performance based ET for Qualifying. (Like we currently do in Quick-16)
  • 2 Wheel or 4 Wheel drive for 2018. Phasing out 4WD. Scheduled to be eliminated by the start of the 2019 season for this class.
  • Wheelbase between (11” – 14”).
  • Rubber Tires Only
  • 2s/2 Cell Lipo 8.44 Max. Charge
  • 2 Rounds of Qualifying.
  • 16 Car Field Bracket Elimination.
  • Suspension: A quarter inch movement in rear suspension mandatory. Optional for the frontend suspension.
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