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  • 7th Annual Toys for Tots


    Its that Time of year again........Save the Date Dec 3rd 2011
  • Just got word from the Host Hotel Fairfied Inn by Marriott will be offering a special racer rate of $69.00 for this event.
    When booking please ask for Robert @ 760-341-9100 and let them know your attending Toys for Tots @ Palm Desert R/C Raceway
  • Excellent hotel rate!

    I will be out there next week and will be practicing at your track for the next trip out there in Dec. for the tft race.
  • Sweet. Look forward to meeting you
  • I will probably be practicing on friday evening.
  • We are just a few weeks away from the 7th annual Toys for Tots. Track rebuild will be starting this weekend.

    Hope to see you all out Dec 3rd
  • What is the dirt like now? Looking to plan my tire selection for 1/8th scale buggy.
  • We just brought in 2 more truckloads of the magic soil We are a fully Clay surface Similar to Thunder Alley... The track will be run wet. The new layout is almost done and we will post some pics as soon as its finished....
  • Quote: We just brought in 2 more truckloads of the magic soil We are a fully Clay surface Similar to Thunder Alley... The track will be run wet. The new layout is almost done and we will post some pics as soon as its finished....
    Hmm, Tires Tires Tires.. which tires to choose
  • Here is a teaser of the layout for Toys for tots

    http://youtu.be/eQCgivMZPM0
  • Practice Friday 1pm to 7pm $10.00
    Gates open Sat @ 6am
    Practice 7 to 8am
    Racing 9am


  • Layout looks like will be flowing fun do small pins lke gridiron work good there on the wet like at thubder alley or do need to go med. Pin
  • Yes they do...but a med pin might be the better choice...


  • Palm Desert R/C Raceway Hosted The 7th Annual Toys for Tots Sat Dec 3rd. 133 racers were in attendance this year with Jimmy Babcock at the helm race directing. The Day started off in fine fashion with local Boy Scout Troop 277 and the Marine Corps from 29 Palms Marine Base doing a presentation of colors with the National Anthem.



    12 different classes made up the event with everything from 1/8th buggy and truck to Short Course. Again this year was the ever popular 12 and Under Class for both Electric and Nitro with the parents of the drivers having to do the turn marshaling…

    Chris Marrale of Palm Desert R/C Raceway designed a great track that was both fast, technical, and fun for both 1/8th and Electric classes. The new soil that was brought in earlier this summer saw its real first punishment by the 133 racers and held up great with the days racing providing a surface that had very little tire wear. The almost 40ft triple in the back provided big airtime that the spectators really enjoyed.

    Some notables were Robert Black the owner of OCRC taking the win in the 40+ Class, Ryan Pavidis the son of Mark Pavidis taking the win in 12 and Under Nitro. Paul King –Cody Kings dad and Pit man running in the Truggy Class.


    Chris Marrale, Mom Donna and Steve Burgess would like to thank all the people who helped with this years event and big thanks to all the sponsors (PROLINE RACING, AKA, UNCLE DONS HOBBIES, GROUND CONTROL HOBBIES, TEAM LOSI –TLR, TEAM ASSOCIATED, TRAXXAS, HPI-HOTBODIES, COMPETITION HEAT, CASTLE CREATIONS, RUGSPIN GRAPHIX, MARRIOTT FAIRFIELD INN, RADIO POST, UPGRADE RC) The donated product raised an additional
    $ 1290.00 in proceeds along with about 5 50 gallon buckets of toys donated by the racers.

    Hope to see everyone next year Dec 1st 2012
















    1/8th Truggy Sportsman A-Main
    1st Fred Steele
    2nd Troy Sears
    3rd Brian Casillas



    1/8th Buggy Sportsman A-Main
    1st Brandon Fiege
    2nd Brian Casillas
    3rd Mike Heiman



    1/8th Buggy Intermediate A-Main
    1st Kellen Freeman
    2nd Sean Gaffney
    3rd Dylan Elliott



    1/8th 40+
    1st Robert Black
    2nd Rich Panganiban
    3rd Dave Wilson



    2wd Short Course 17.5
    1st Dillon Hoffman
    2nd Mike Heiman
    3rd Aaron Wilming



    2wd Short Course Unlimited
    1st Tanner Stees
    2nd Gerardo Gonzales
    3rd Aaron Willming



    4wd Short Course Unlimited
    1st Joe Chatigny
    2nd Gerardo Gonzales
    3rd Pete Negrete



    12& Under Electric
    1st Cole Jenson
    2nd Ryan Panganiban
    3rd Jermaine Robinson



    12& Under Nitro
    1st Ryan Pavidis
    2nd Cole Jenson



    1/8th Truggy Pro
    1st Mark Pavidis
    2nd Cody King
    3rd Brent Fiege



    1/8th Buggy Pro
    1st Cody King
    2nd Mark Pavidis
    3rd Jimmy Pierce


    Pictures Courtesy of
    Brian Cross Photography www.briancrossphotography.com
    Rugspin Graphix www.rugspingraphix.smugmug.com
  • Tanner and I had a great time at T4T 2011. This is a great event for a great cause. The track improvements were an added bonus and made racing close and competetive all day. PDRCR is really a great place for an event. Keep it going.

    Tanner getting the win in SC Pro2 for the second year in a row was a big confidence booster for him.

    Congrats to all the winners and we will see you in Dec 2012 for the 8th annual.