2018 ROAR Carpet Inroad Nationals – Race Footage
Event covered by Matt LeMay – RCTECH
The best drivers from all over the Nation came together to compete in the 2018 ROAR Carpet On-road Nationals, March 8-11. The event was held at APEX Raceway & Hobbies located in Murfreesboro TN. APEX is an almost 24,000 sq. ft. facility with a 96’x48′ indoor on-road carpet track, 42’x86′ off-road carpet track, slot car track, large furnished pit area, rest room facility, lounge with TV and Xbox, and a stocked hobby shop. The owner of this large facility is Eric Anderson, who took home a 2nd place overall win in 17.5 Touring Car and a 10th place overall in 13.5 1-12th Scale. Congratulations Eric for the wins as well as hosting a successful event.
You’ve likely seen a couple articles on the home page by now, covering the final results, as well as driver interviews. If you haven’t seen those articles yet, click the links below.
I was lucky enough to be able to attend the event and meet many of the drivers that were competing. There was not only fierce competition, but lots of friendly conversation. Each driver represented their teams in a positive and professional manner. These are a bunch of friendly top tier drivers who are REALLY good at what they do, competitively racing RC cars.
In this article I’ve included race footage of the 2018 ROAR carpet onroad Nationals. These A-Main races were held on Sunday, March 11, 2018. Each class had “3” A-Main event races. So each driver who made the A-main, raced in three separate A-main races for a single class. The points from the results of each A-main race, for each class, were then tallied, and a winner was recognized. In the beginning of each race, there is a screen shot of the starting positions. At the end of each race is a shot of the finishing positions, which determines who won that particular race, NOT the overall ROAR National winner of the class. Click the article link above to see the overall race results (averaged from the three A-main events A1, A2, A3, in each class).
I’d like to say congratulations to all the drivers who attended the event. Job well done gentlemen! This was a very successful ROAR National race. I’d also like to give a special thanks to not only the drivers, but also to Eric Anderson (owner of Apex Raceway & Hobbies), and all of the ROAR officials for making me feel welcome. I really appreciate all the help you extended to me. Thank you guys!