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:

(Photo Credit: Dawn Williford and Michael Moore)


Traxxas Vehicles with TSM

Attention in the PITS! We have been having some ongoing questions about cars having TSM and another driver assist electronics during points competition.

Effective June 1st, 2017 all TSM receivers MUST be removed from all RC racing vehicles that are competing in ANY RCDRL event. (with the Extreme Outlaw class in Louisiana being the ONLY exception.)

This was worked out with Traxxas for ACTIVE RCDRL members ONLY. You must give your membership number when ordering your replacement part.

The “Super Nationals” Presented by: RCDRL Texas and RLC Performance Engineering June 23rd -25th

PreRegistration is open !!

Follow these links for more info:
(SuperNationals is also now a permanent part of the menu at the top of every page)
AboutRegistrationSchedule of EventsClassesSponsors

Highlighted Rule Reminders:
• 5 mph return road rule
• 2-minute MAX call time to starting line
• 10 min. repair time must be declared before drivers name and class is called
• 2-minute MAX staging time
• Cars with TSM or other driver steering assist devices must be declared prior to racing. Must be removed from vehicle.
• The RCDRL employs the First or Worst Rule (Please see 2017 Rule Book)

Rock Star Welding Nationals

Saturday 4/15/17
Texas Motor Speedway


2.50 Index

Seth Herring
#8 Qualifier

Runner Up:
Randy Mayhew
#6 Qualifier
11 Total Entries
All Run Bracket

Chris Markowski
#2 Qualifier

Runner Up:
Paxton Pfeil
#1 Qualifier
31 Total Entries
Pro Mod (2s)

Ant Wren
#3 Qualifier

Runner Up:
J R Summons
#13 Qualifier
15 Total Entries
Pro Stock (1s)

Robert St. Pierre
#3 Qualifier

Runner Up:
Jerry Shields
#2 Qualifier
11 Total Entries
Quick Bracket

Justin Bach
#14 Qualifier

Runner Up:
Isai Martinez
#9 Qualifier
18 Total Entries
Street Eliminator (2s)

Clint Parker
#7 Qualifier

Runner Up:
JD Crow
#2 Qualifier
9 Total Entries
Top Fuel (3s)

David Mares
#1 Qualifier

Runner Up:
Robert St. Pierre
#2 Qualifier
8 Total Entries
Traxxas Pro Funnycar (3s)

Manuel Garca
#1 Qualifier

Runner Up:
Joshua Mercadel
#9 Qualifier
13 Total Entries
Traxxas Sportsman Funnycar (2s)

Jeff Schmidt Jr.
#8 Qualifier

Runner Up:
Scott Davis
#2 Qualifier
20 Total Entries
Young Gunners- Saturday Show

Matthew Munson
#5 Qualifier

Runner Up:
Paxton Pfeil
#1 Qualifier
12 Total Entries

Click here for complete race results

Upcoming RCDRL Texas events

GO BIG Chassis Shop 7th Annual RCDRL Super Nationals

Presented By:
ROckStar Welding and Powdercoat


2nd Annual Shipman Snack Service Nationals

Presented By:
Shipman Snack Services


Available for Sponsorship

Click here for complete RCDRL Texas schedule

RCDRL Cajun Showdown at the 2017 Keller Crawfish Krawl Festival

On April 8, 2017 the RCDRL had our largest public outreach event to date. We had hundreds of onlookers and many participants try their hand for the very first time at RC drag racing. I want to start out by saying a big thank you to all of our RCDRL Volunteers and the list is long… Jd Crow, Mike & Tessa Pfeil, Jerry Lumar, Robert St Pierre, Carl & Christian CRussell, Jeff Chambers, Scott Davis, Donnie Johnson, Randy Mayhew, Stephen Burden, Corby Burden, Jesse Hernandez, Dewayne Shipman, Clint Parker, Paxton Pfeil, and the Mckinstry family for donating part, and in most cases ALL of their Saturday to this event! We have such a great group here at the RCDRL!Here are a few pictures and a very cool video to recap!


RCDRL Super Nationals Information

FYI for the RLC Super Nationals you MUST CALL for the RCDRL discounted rate. We will also be hosting the welcome reception Thursday evening- June 22nd 5pm to 8pm at the hotel where we blocked 30 rooms.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fort Worth North – Northlake
13501 Raceway Drive
Northlake, Texas 76262
United States

Right next door we also blocked 20 rooms at the Motel 6.
13601 Raceway Drive
Roanoke, TX 76262
(817) 541-3625
Once again, you must CALL for the RCDRL discount.

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