National Records at the U.S. Super Nationals Laid Down on the Lone Star RC Dragway

Despite high winds and hot temperatures, record-setting runs were laid down at the Texas Motor Speedway RCDRL Lone Star RC Dragway.

Record runs were set in the 21 car Dragrace Concepts Electric Top Fuel field by many drivers but in the end, Wilfredo Perez of Puerto Rico set the new national record with a blistering 1.183 in round 2 of eliminations, his 1% back up run came in the second round of qualifying with a 1.188.






In the 16 car Summit Racing Equipment Traxxas Pro Funny Car field, Heather Bowman of Irving Texas with her Bowman Powered Funny Car blazed to a record 2.091 in the semi-finals vs Paxton Pfeil. In the finals, Bowman lowered the boom running a brilliant 2.090 for the win and the new National record over Scott Davis of SDR! The 2.091 will serve as the back up 1% run.

In Rudis Motorsports Pro Stock class, the record was reset many times, but at the end of the day, it was the 1.538 by Dennis Guzman of Puerto Rico that walked away with the new national record. His round one, 1.552 will serve as his 1% back up run.

In Pro Mod, Johnell J. Torres Ramos of Puerto Rico took his hotrod to record numbers running a lighting fast 1.341 in Q2! Torres backed up his record within 1% with a 1.348 during Q1.





In Nitro Top Fuel, Raymond Blanchard of Greenville Texas laid down a 1.555 to grab the record in what was a fun class to watch!






Record Number 230 Entries at the 2018 RCDRL 6th Annual ROCKSTAR POWDER COAT SUPERNATIONALS

With high winds and temperatures hitting 104 degrees, it was a record-setting weekend at the RCDRL Lone Star RC Dragway June 22-24.

Here are just some of the awesome memories created from the 2018 RCDRL 6th Annual RockStar Powder Coat US Supernationals!

Special thanks to our incredible RCDRL staff: Officials-

Robert St. Pierre, Donnie Johnson, Stephen Burden, Jeff Chambers, Steve Nigri, Carl Russell, Mikey Alsobrooks, Eric Bowman, and Scott Davis.

Stat girls: Kelly Mercadel, Tessa Pfeil, and Regina Alsobrooks.

Event commentators: Michael Mercadel, Jerry Lumar, Jacquelyn Mares, and Annalisa Poddighe.

Event Special Services: Mike Pfeil, Tommie Garca, Heather Bowman, Jayme Bates, Dawn Williford, Dr. Patrick Collins and Randy Mayhew.

To our RCDRL event sponsors, a BIG THANK YOU!

Title Sponsor: 

RockStar Powder Coat and the Howard family

Class Sponsors:

Taylor Home Theater- Young Gunners Bracket

DragRace Concepts-Electric Top Fuel 

J & S Racing- Nitro Top Fuel 

Mike Smith RC Drag Racing Tires- 1/10 Electric Funny Car

Ed Stern Plastic- Electric Pro Mod

Summit Racing Equipment- Traxxas Pro Funny Car Quick 16 Bracket

Paul Miller Custom Pools- Street Eliminator 

Rudis Motorsports- Pro Stock 

Summit Racing Equipment- Traxxas Sportsman Funny Car

Reddy Ice- 2.50 Index

Gawne Racing- Quarter Scale 

Paul Miller Custom Pools- All Run Bracket 


RCDRL signs Taylor Home Theater as the Young Gunners Class Sponsor at the Supers!

Good evening RCDRL Nation, we have landed a Young Gunners class sponsor!


Please help me welcome “Taylor Home Theater” to the 2018 RockStar Powder Coat US Supernationals!

Taylor Home Theater ( is family owned and operated. They have been in the Home Theater industry since 2004 and the electronics industry since 1993.

Taylor Home Theater specializes in home theater design and installation, home theater installers, media room design, and installation. Also, plasma, LCD, LED tv installation, home theater seating, home theater systems, surround sound setup, custom home theater installation, flat screen tv mounting, whole house audio and more in many North Texas cities.

“We always treat all of our customers and your homes with respect and professionalism.”- Mike and Tanya Taylor

For Professional Home Theater Installations in Fort Worth and the surrounding cities, Call 817-594-4787 / Visit:

Summit Racing Equipment to Sponsor Pro and Sportsman Funny Car Classes at the Supers-Picks Pro Stock & Funny Car RC Driver During RCDRL Competition

Summit Racing Equipment is pleased to announce it involvement with the North Texas based “Radio Controlled Drag Racing League.” Summit Racing has picked up the Traxxas Funny Car remaining classes both in Pro and Sportsman and one title event later this year.
Summit Racing is also pleased to announce  it has chosen and will be the primary sponsor for veteran Pro Stock RC racer Robert St. Pierre.  The Denton, Texas-based driver will be at the controls of his Summit Racing Rudis Motorsports ’64 Dodge 440 during the BIG GO of RC Drag Racing.
St. Pierre will make his Summit Racing debut at the 2018 ROCKSTAR POWDER COAT US SUPER NATIONALS at the Texas Motor Speedway June 22nd-24th. He will also compete and represent Summit Racing at the Summit Racing Equipment RC Fall Nationals October 13, 2018, during the RCDRL Countdown to the Championship Playoffs. We hope in 2019, Summit Racing Equipment extends their offer for a full season. Congratulations Robert!
Summit Racing will also field a Traxxas Funny Car. A driver will be chosen and announced soon.

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 or via Facebook to help service your motor.

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