Episode #43 of the RCDRL Podcast Show

In this episode of the RCDRL Podcast Show, hosts Heather Bowman and Michael Mercadel discuss the Shipman Snack Service Nationals, the Mothers Day bonus race, and the delayed Cinco de Mayo Nationals. They also welcome the newest Young Gunner winner Colby Taylor and RCDRL official Jeff Chambers to the studio for a Q & A session. Mix in some Rockstar Powder Coat US Super Nationals talk and some important tech tips and we are on our way to episode #43! So sit back relax and enjoy today’s show!

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RCDRL LoneStar RC Dragway are Pleased to Welcome the Denton Tattoo Co. and Rudis Motorsports

The RCDRL and LoneStar RC Dragway are pleased to welcome the Denton Tattoo Company and Rudis Motorsports to its family of track sponsors and partners. The strip’s left lane will bear the Denton Tattoo Co. name, and the right lane will bear the Rudis Motorsports name. The public address announcements starting in June 2018 will refer to the right lane as the Rudis Motorsports lane and the left as the Denton Tattoo Co. lane.



“I am proud to announce our new partnership with sponsors Robert St Pierre with Denton Tattoo Co. and Tony Rudis with Rudis Motorsports. We look forward to promoting their business them both and maintaining good relationships with them throughout the 2019 season here at LoneStar RC Dragway.” – RCDRL President- Michael Mercadel.

Denton Tattoo Co. opened in 2006, they offer all kinds of piercing and have an artist for every style of tattoo, from traditional to realization and portraits!

Robert St Pierre – “Tattooing has allowed me to be myself and work anywhere in the world. Because art is a universal language it gives me to think outside the box on many different meanings of life and how precious life really is.”
We have 6 artists and do accept walk-ins and set appointments.


The Denton Tattoo Company
616 Fort Worth Dr
Denton, Texas, TX 76201
(940) 382-6175

Tony Rudis of Rudis Motorsports, officially started his business in June of 2016, after his son was born. While he stays busy as a husband and loving father of two, his love of RC started with his uncle when Tony was just 11 years old.

This home-based business in Wyckoff New Jersey has steadily been growing for the past 10 years. Rudis Motorsports specializes in electric RC cars and offers everything from rims and hubs, to chassis, motors, complete tuned up ready to race turn-key packages, and Rudis apparel.

Need some help with your RC car? Contact Tony Rudis at RudisMotorsports.com or via Facebook to help service your motor.


RCDRL Pleased to Announce New Charity Partnership with Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation

The Radio Controlled Drag Racing League is pleased to announce our new charity partnership with Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation for the 2018 Rockstar Powder Coat US Super Nationals.

The RCDRL is collecting items that can be used in our raffle during the 6th Annual 2018 Rockstar Powder Coat US Super Nationals Friday, June 22nd – Sunday, June 24th.
Proceeds from the raffle will benefit Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation

TCAF is a nonprofit compassionately dedicated in the fight against testicular cancer through awareness and outreach, promoting the importance of monthly self-exams for early detection, support and guidance to patients and families, providing a resource for the medical community, providing financial assistance to those in need and continuing to save lives.





2018 Rockstar Powder Coat US Nationals 50 Days Out!

With the start of qualifying for the 2018 Rockstar Powder Coat US Nationals just 50 days out, I wanted to welcome our first-time guest, and returning members to what is shaping up to be one of the best RC Drag Racing events in HISTORY! Out of towners like Roy AndersonJohn MullenTony Rudis, Mike Smith, Ken LupiRalph Tocco, Cisco Francisco Frontera, Martin Armstrong, Ed Stern and many, many more will descend upon North Texas and the Texas Motor Speedway for an EPIC RC Drag Racing event!
Big thanks to our title sponsor Chad & Stephania Howard of ROCKSTAR POWDERCOAT, and our early bird class sponsors…
1. NITRO TOP FUEL- John Mullen of J &S Racing
2. ELECTRIC TOP FUEL DRAGSTER- Ken Lupi of DragRace Concepts
3. ELECTRIC FUNNY CAR- Mike Smith of Mike Smith Racing Tires
4. ELECTRIC PRO MOD- Ed Stern of Ed Stern Plastics “ESP”
5. ELECTRIC PRO STOCK- Rudis Motorsports
6. YOUNG GUNNERS- HobbyTown USA- Hurst, Texas

Available Class Sponsorship

9. 1/4 SCALE Outlaw/INDEX-
10. 2.50 INDEX-

For information on sponsorship please click here: http://www.rcdrl.com/contact-us

You can find the full list of US Super Nationals classes and information at: http://www.rcdrl.com/supernationals-classes/

2018 Summer Doorslammer Instant Green Event Returns to the US Super Nationals!

Attention Pro Mod and Pro Stockers! Friday night June 22nd at the Rockstar Powder Coat U.S Super Nationals, we are doing another Instant Green Cash Shoot-out! The feedback last year was really good and drivers seemed to really enjoy it.

If you are interested let us know. It will run just like last year, after Test-N-Tune Super Friday, we will go into the Shoot-Out!

Instant green, chip draw for pairings with 1st round only call outs. $20 entry, “WINNER TAKE ALL” unless the 2 finalist decides on a split.

For any questions, please click here: http://www.rcdrl.com/contact-us/

The race will be run by The Mares Boys Racing Team, David & Jacquelyn Mares.

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/


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

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