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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Episode #32 of the RCDRL Podcast Show!


In episode #32 of the RCDRL Podcast Show, Host Heather Bowman and Michael Mercadel, chat it up about the Denton Tattoo Company Summer Nationals, and the RLC Super Nationals with first-time guest David Garnier and Adrian Schexnayder. We will cover the Louisiana Team victory, and the November 4th Louisiana hosted “Louisiana vs The World Choot-Out.” We have lots going on here today folks, so sit back relax and enjoy today’s show!

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Episode #31 of the RCDRL Podcast Show… “The Eve of The Countdown”

The Boys Are Back! JD Crow and The Mighty Merc take over Studio B for a Fast, Furious, Family and Fun Show. The Boys talk about the RLC Super Nationals and other HOT Topics! The upcoming Summer swing for Texas, Hot New Products, and more importantly the Hottest topic on the horizon in Texas, The Eve of The Countdown. We are approaching Moving Day 2017 as many contenders are looking to make a run for the Platinum Merc. The Who’s Safely In and Who are on the outside ready to break in for the ultimate competition…The Countdown to the Championship Playoffs!

We’ve got The Podcast Deep Staged. Kick up your heels, tighten your belts, turn up the volume, and enjoy Episode 31……Drivers Watch the Lights!

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Episode #30 of the RCDRL Podcast Show- Post Super Nationals Recap!


In episode #30 of the RCDRL Podcast Show, Host Heather Bowman and Michael Mercadel, chat it up about the record-breaking RLC Super Nationals, the Louisiana Team victory, all the records that fell, and a whole lot more! Somehow even Randy Mayhew snuck into the studio late in the show. We have lots going on here today folks, so sit back relax and enjoy today’s post recap of the 2017 RLC Performance Engineering Super Nationals show!

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The 2017 RECORD BREAKING RLC Super Nationals!



2017 RLC Super Nationals Recap!


Despite the threat of severe weather and a seven-hour rain-delayed event, Congratulations RLC Super National attendees, we broke the world RC drag racing attendance record with 226 entries!
Wow! What can we say…an incredible weekend of racing with some very awesome people. Let me start off first and foremost by saying thank you to my incredible staff, {in no particular order} Michael & Kelly Mercadel, Mike & Tessa Pfeil, Jerry Lumar, Stephen Burden, Donnie Johnson, Robert St Pierre, Steve Nigri, Dawn Williford, Scott Davis, Seth Herring, Eric & Heather Bowman, Kellie & Chris Bach, Jd Crow, Jeff Chambers, Carl C.m. Russell, Randy Mayhew, Mikey Alsobrooks, Stuart Montgomery, The Garca Motorsports Cafe, and David Mares!

This absolutely could not have done without you guys. We hope we didn’t miss anyone, if we have, please accept our apologies.

Thanks to Richard Cole of RLC Performance Engineering for coming on board as our title sponsor. It was great to see you walking around engaging with our racers, even helping a few of them out.
Big shout out to our class sponsors, Rockstar Welding, Rudis Motorsports, Traxxas, JConcepts, Urban Assault Racing, Merc Motorsports, Air Excellence AC and Heating, Max Amps, Rust-Oleum, Mike Smith Tires, Assassin Media, DragRace Concepts, Home Depot, Yourbatterybuddy and HobbyTown USA… you all made this event even bigger, better and definitely sweeter for our class winners!

Despite over a 7-hour rain delay and because of our incredible staff and communication we were able to complete this event basically on time. Of course, we could not have done this without the cooperation of each and every participant. So hats off to you as well and for all of out of town racers!
We extremely proud and humbled at the sheer number of racers that had come from all over the country to this RCDRL record breaking event!

The Super Nationals is special and unique in and on so many levels. It brings all 3 of our divisions together to race and battle for Team Championships and personal accolades. We want to take another moment to congratulate “Team Louisiana” for winning the team competition! Hats off to Dennis Forbes, Stuart Montgomery, Mikey and Regina Alsobrooks, Hunter Baham, Adrian Schexnayder, David Granier and Marc Davidson. You guys truly did a great job.
To our backbone crew (Setup and Tear Down) I can’t begin to put into words how thankful and proud I am for your unselfish help.

BIG SHOUTOUT to the many RECORD BREAKING RUNS from Jim Schauer, Marc Davidson, Stuart Montgomery, Scott Davis, and Kenneth Lupi!
Rebekah and Gabrielle Mercadel thank you for a wonderful rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner our National Anthem to start the elimination rounds at this year’s Super Nationals. Even the schedule adjustment that we had to make due to the rain delay pushing up our Sunday worship service an hour didn’t stop racers from joining in. We want to thank Rebekah Mercadel and Rev. Chad Howard for delivering a powerful and heartfelt message. It was truly an incredible weekend.

Yes, it was a lot of work and planning and putting it all together, but it was all worth it! Once again, hats off to Dawn Williford for working behind the scenes for your first Super Nationals.
To Heather and Kellie, you two did an incredible job raising much-needed funds for “Families for Effective Autism Treatment North Texas”, “FEAT-NT”… so very proud of you and all those that donated for some very cool prizes.
To the Texas Motor Speedway themselves, we thank you for providing us with the place and space for us to flex our muscles on the Lone Star RC Drag Way. The fellowship and camaraderie amongst the many racers and teams were second to none!

To the Holiday Inn Express North Lake, and Motel 6, thank you for providing our out of town guest with impeccable service and overnight accommodations at an affordable price.
I’m excited about the future of the Radio Controlled Drag Racing League. Here are some random shots throughout the weekend. We will have more to say on Episode #30 of the RCDRL Podcast Show!
What can I say other than… Let’s do it again next year! We’ll start our planning committee in about 30 days!

For a complete detailed race recap vist: http://dragtrac.com/index.php?e=116

(Photo Credit: Dawn Williford and Michael Moore)


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