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Old 09-29-2006, 08:02 PM   #31
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When I was in H.S and worked at a Hobby Shop in Chicago we had DMX and R Kelly stop in once and a while along with a bunch of other rappers that ran with them. They use to drag race nitro cars some place on the south side of Chicago for big bucks. They spared no expense when it came to RC cars. There was an episode of MTV cribs with some young rapper on there and he pulled out a duffle bag and had a Nitro 4-Tec or HPI Nitro car in there and said this is what he really races. We also had Bears and Bulls players stop in and buy planes, helicopters, boats and just about anything else. There are celebrities out there that are into this but none really that get any air play about it.

Maybe Chappelle will do something to bring some sort of exposure to RC car racing.
R Kelly was probably only there looking for young girls hangin' around the shop with their moms.
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Old 09-29-2006, 08:15 PM   #32
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all of the kottonmouth kings are in to it thay run 1/8th at kz in cali.
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Old 09-29-2006, 11:35 PM   #33
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Zach Braff and Faison Love from Scrubs were running ready to runs with some kids they new at Socal Raceway about a year and a half ago
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Old 09-30-2006, 01:28 AM   #34
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Big Pimpin Flava Flav was at the South Coast Hotel during the night of the IIC.....just gambling but he was there and some racers got pics with him! I got a spy shot!!!
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Old 09-30-2006, 02:46 AM   #35
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tony stewart isnt just an oval driver. he raced at the snowflake jmc/jaco onroad race in va last year and finished 4th in the a main (infront of paul Lemieux and 2 other factory drivers). that was his first onroad race too. i been (from someone at a nascar magizine company that i know) told that when alot of nascar drivers race each other on the weekends to past time.
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Aussie shooting gold medalist Michael Diamond comes into Kelletts Hobbies all the time and spends thousands lol

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Back in the day Tony stopped by Racers Haven in Bakersfield just to check out the paved oval racing, I think he is buddies with Gary Hamilton...I have also met Rick Mears at the same shop picking up parts for his RC plane and John Force stopped by one time just to check out the track. Man those were the days.
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I have heard Bobby LaBonte is big into RC racing.
There was Kevin Harvick special where he was playing with his RC trucks a few years back.
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All 3 of the Gramatica brothers(NFL/ex-NFL kickers) race nitro off-road around here.
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