With sincerest gratitude, the new Medina Operators would like to welcome you to Medina RC Raceway, 2013!! The new era in racing at Medina will be spearheaded by, Ninja Bob, John Donahue, Gary Johnson, Floyd Winters, Jace Layne, Jason Jennings, Josh Howell.
We have a ton of new and exciting changes for this season, and I will do my best to highlight them in this post, and update the first page here as the year goes on, to make it easy to find information.-SCHEDULE EVERY SATURDAY, and the second Friday of each month!!!!!! That’s right, we will not be closing for any other races, period, so you will have a dependable place to race EVERY weekend, with no trying to get you to travel far distances to find the action. No color coordinated calenders, no missing dates, no showing up to the track and nobody is there……you can depend on having fun every weekend
Racing Starts the first weekend in April, if the weather cooperates, and will go till the weather dictates our end sometime in October likely. This is the Earliest, and most aggressive schedule ever, as we understand that the hobby is not cheap, so to maximize your considerable investment in your equipment and in US, that we will show that same level of investment in YOU!!!Racing on Saturday will start at 1pm, with practice starting whenever you get there in the morning.
Racing Friday will start at 6pm, and consist of 2 heats and a main.
We are ditching the IFMAR FORMAT!!!!! We are focusing on FUN for 2013, so we have came up with something new and exciting, instead of the played out method.
On Saturdays, we will be running 2 qualifying heats, and 2 motocross style mains!!!!!
That’s right, less time competing for a near meaningless start on the grid, and twice the time racing for the MONEY!! First Main will be started INVERTED on the grid, and second main will be started in qualifying order. We feel that this will really make the racing more fun and challenging, and whoever wins in the point based system will have earned their finish!!!! The points will be 1 point for first, 2 points for second, ect, with the lowest accumulation of points for both mains winning. In the event of a tie, the finishing order in the second main, is the tiebreaker.
You will also be getting more track time, without much more race day time!! Electric will get 2, 7 minute mains, and nitro and gas will get 2, 15 minute mains!!!!
Whoa!! Did I say money? That right, as our thanks to your patronage, we will be paying MEDINA BUCKS to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in all mains with 8 or more drivers, in the amount of 5,3, and 2$, to be redeemable at any time during the year, at any race.
Entry fees will be 15$ for the first class, and 5$ each additional class, while novice will remain 5$.
So, not only will you be racing at one of the most affordable tracks, you can also save more money by racing more often and finishing well, so your weekly work and investment pays off!!!
Any 1/10th, 1/8th, or 1/5th scale vehicles welcome!!!
Novice-any vehicle, 5$ flat fee to race.
2wd open SCT
4wd open SCT
1/10 open buggy
1/10 open ST
1/8 scale electric and Nitro buggy and truggy
1/5th scale open gasoline-2wd or 4wd, will separate depending on turnout.
4 or more make a class, we will run them, whatever they are, if there is enough.
Nitro and electric will be separated contingent on enough to run a class of each, and the same with separating buggy and truggies.
5th scale is gas only, no electric for safety reasons. Stock or silenced pipes are highly recommended but not required at this time. Marshalling for 5th scales will be done by 5th scale racers if we have enough for 2 or more groups, which should not be an issue, so anyone uncomfortable with the idea should not have to do it.
AMBRC/Mylaps. Loan out transponders available, but personals HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Free, everyday like always, but we are also considering the idea of timed practice on a prepped track on Fridays if there is enough interest, for only 5$.
We will be running on a freshened version of the current layout for April, with the first track build the beginning of May, with subsequent builds throughout the summer. Expect some CRAZY stuff thrown into the tracks this year, as many of us come from a motocross background!!! Multiple surfaces, ramped drop offs, nothing is out of the question for this year!!
-Trophy Races and the Diabetes Race
Are currently being planned, and will be updated here.
We are also planning a spring and fall points series, with special prizes, dates TBD, and will also be posted here when available.
Also in consideration is a JOINT point series to be ran with other tracks, and be ran on SUNDAYS.
Thanks for your patronage, and looking forward to an EPIC 2013!!!!!