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Old 12-05-2011, 01:24 PM   #44
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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
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Steve Burgess
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