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Old 10-25-2009, 08:15 PM   #1
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Default Sharing some racing from the Niagara Region- CAN AM Challenge!

Greetings RC Techers.

I want to share some info about a race we had this weekend!

As some of you know, I am from a part of the country that doesn not have its own track. Buffalo, NY. Fortunately, just over the boarder- in St Catherines Ontario, Canada- there is a club that I have been racing with for going on 12 years. (on and off)

I have called this my home track for years- and every once and a while, they put on a killer race.

This year, Mark Frechette and company (list is just too long to post), organized a full on 3 day event- in the middle of a shopping mall in Welland, Ontario. The temporary track was set up in the center court (centre- as Canadians would spell it ) and was roughly 70x50.

There were around 145 entries and we pit in vacant store fronts!

There was a Celebrity race and everything! Some of the event sponsors who have never raced an RC Car were given a tamiya mini and thrown on the track for 10 min! ONE of the participants was our very own Dale Epp, from Protoform race bodies.
Believe it or not- Dale has been in this industry for like 20 years- and before today- NEVER drove an RC car for any negligible amount of time.

Martin Crisp was super fast- I think he Won both rubber classes... Joe Glover was fast-- Steve Bortolotti was fast... Martin Pilmajier did well.. I ended up 5th in both rubber classes.

Jason Cramer (KRAMER) TQed foam 17.5 and won- good to see him win his first race...


Anyway- I think this is going to be a yearly event- in one form or another. There is already talk of another version of the race being run in the spring, in another- much larger mall. People were FLOORED by the event. MOST people- think this just started last week! They HAVE NO IDEA that this is even out there. No idea that this club has been running for over a decade.

It just goes to show you that if one of us stands up= and STEPS up.. BRING our hobby to the public- it CAN grow. The on site hobby shop= which was two 4x8 tables set up kiddie corner-- I think i heard they sold two kits this weekend to passers by. Which- if you think about it- is actually impressive as these passers by did not leave the house to go to the LHS and buy a kit.

the crowd watching the event all weekend made this a very exciting event.

Lets give a HUGE round of applause to Mark Frechette and his crew!

hats off-


KB

here are pics.. All taken by K&D Action Photo-- our local RC Photo Guru












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Looks like a blast. I hope to attend the next one as i will be moving into the area shortly.

I was actually wondering what there is near Toronto, for sedan racing indoors during the winter. I'm gonna need my fix
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Old 10-25-2009, 08:58 PM   #3
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Looks like a blast. I hope to attend the next one as i will be moving into the area shortly.

I was actually wondering what there is near Toronto, for sedan racing indoors during the winter. I'm gonna need my fix
Where are you moving to exactly?

Toronto-- is the home of one of the best facilities in North America= Fastcats.

www.fastcats.ca

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Where are you moving to exactly?

Toronto-- is the home of one of the best facilities in North America= Fastcats.

www.fastcats.ca

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Haven't decided yet. What's up with the schedule at fastcats? Is it 2 weeks of offroad then 2 weeks of onroad type of thing?
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Something like that.

St Catherines runs sundays.. they are about 10 min from the Lewiston NY Bridge.


Are you moving to this area in USA- or Canada?
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Old 11-01-2009, 11:14 PM   #7
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Hey Everyone,

The results for the 2009 Can-Am RC Challenge are up. I just finished putting up the Celebrity race and the mains. They're on the main page ( www.canamrcchallenge.com ) on the right.
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