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

Home of the 2018 RockStar Powder Coat US Supernationals Texas Motor Speedway Track Address is; 14004 Country Lane Circle Fort Worth, TX 76177.

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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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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