2017 Tom Acosta Best In Show Award – RCDRL Texas

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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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Next up: The Garca Motorsports Fall Nationals 9-30-2017

The Garca Motorsports Fall Nationals is race #11 of 12. There will be plenty at stake on the Lone Star RC Dragway, every run is important because a slip up at this point could spell championship disaster.

The time and location is the same as all the rest, but the Fall weather change may make for high drama at an event where titles are on the line!

Drivers Alex, Manuel, Kelli, and Chief Chef Tommie Garca of the Garca Cafe have claimed the title sponsorship rights to this event during the RCDRL Texas playoffs! Come join the Fast Furious Family Fun at the Texas Motor Speedway on the RC Lone Star Dragway Saturday, September 30, 2017.

Episode #34 of RCDRL Podcast Show

The Boys are Back and they’ve added a couple of tough hombre’s from the Lone Star Dragway to Episode 34. Joining Hosts JD Crow and the Mighty Merc are Scott Davis with his shenanigans and first time guest, Norris Graves of YourBatteryBuddy.com for this Round Table discussion.

We needed 2 hours because this show is going to be packed and full of good material. So tune in as JD and Mike update RCDRL News, a recap of the 163 car count entry “Rudis Motorsports Too Hot To Handle Nationals,” heightened by a New Nationals record in PRO STOCK by Mr. Jerry Sheilds of Willis Racing! The Hosts also convinced Norris to open up about himself and YBB. There’s the new introduction of a “Member Profile Podcast Feature”, Double Tech Tip, and yes, even a little SoapBox item or two.

We’ve got This Podcast Deep Staged for big MPH. Kick up your heals, tighten your belts, turn up the volume, and enjoy Episode 34…Drivers Watch the Lights!

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An old rivalry renewed…

An old rivalry renewed… Will Manuel Garca continue to hold on to the #1 spot in Pro Funny Car or will the current or former Champion rise to the challenge? RLC driver Joshua Mercadel drew first blood two weeks ago by scoring the win at the U.S. Nationals winning round 1 of the TPFC playoffs. Will CowRC driver Scott Davis strike back? Many other drivers are also in it to win it and can not be counted out.

The bell rings for round 2 of the Texas playoffs this Saturday, August 12, 2017, at the Rudis Motorsports Too Hot To Handle Nationals! Be there to witness all 10 classes unfold as the points battle continues! See you at the Texas Motor Speedway on the Lone Star RC Dragway!

Episode #33 of the RCDRL Podcast Show

In this episode of the RCDRL Podcast Show, hosts Heather Bowman and Michael Mercadel will discuss the 145 car count at the 2017 North Carrier Automotive U.S. Nationals and welcome the Mares Boys Racing Team to the show with David, Jacquelyn, Brandon, and Colt!

Our hosts also chat it up about the pressure teams and drivers feel as the Championship starts to bear down on them. Most welcome the pressure, but some can’t handle it. Mercadel helps explain the possible consequences for those that take it too far. We have lots going on here today folks, so sit back relax and enjoy today’s show!

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