If that don't get people interested in RC I don't know what would. An RC car ripping it up and beating a real car? Oh...yea...it's great to see a full blown RC race car on TV. Great stuff.
I once saw a clip of an RC car with a small camera in it, with sound racing on carpet and it looked way cooler than any car race on TV. The sound of the motor and scale speed of 450mph. I would love to see a RC race with all cars installed with cameras and sound. That would get people interested in watching RC on TV, I'm sure of it.