Grayek wins Nitro Buggy Purse at LCRC Raceway’s 2018 The Big One presented by Picco

Oakland Mills, PA – Over the past weekend, LCRC Raceway located in Central Pennsylvania was able to finally avoid rain to complete the reschedule “The Big One” Race. The race, which had been previously schedule for May 18th – 20th, was combined with the schedule “Picco North East Showdown” to become TBO presented by Picco. The rescheduled event was originally to be completed as a three day event, but due to more rain in Sunday’s forecast, race officials were able to complete the race program on Saturday alone.

The LCRC staff quickly got racing under way on schedule in the morning, allowing for 2 rounds of qualifying and mains to be completed around 11:00pm. Along with all the great racing, the LCRC crew was able to hand out great product giveaways to racers thanks to the generosity of sponsors Picco, Absolute Hobbyz, Tekno, JConcepts, Mugen Seiki, KO Pro Po, Pro Line, & Savox.

Picco generously provided a 3518 V1 DLC Engine to be given away to one lucky participant at the event. Each racers name was entered into the drawing one, and Cody Saner walked away with the prize!   Local Short Course racer Donny Bollinger was the lucky winner of $100 Tekno Gift Certificate, courtesy of Tekno. Joey Finan, Rob Allen, Jay Zellner, and are all proud new owners of a Novarossi engines, so very generously provided by Absolute Hobbyz.  The generosity of the RC Companies that provide giveaways creates such excitement for all the racers that attend. LCRC is grateful for the continued support from Picco, Absolute Hobbyz, Tekno, JConcepts, Mugen, KO Pro Po, Proline, and Savox.

Racing started with the Short Course classes, including a continued grudge match between local racers and friends Bollinger and Isenberg. Bollinger was able to come out victorious again, also earning the TQ.

2WD Mod SCT A-Main
1.)    Donny Bollinger
2.)    Andy Isenberg
3.)    Dawson Somogyi
4.)    Shane Nipple

The LCRC SCT Lites class is comprised of new racers to the Short Course class, and is mostly comprised of kids new to the hobby. Congratulations to all the racers for their great efforts!

SCT Lites A-Main
1.)    Jairemiee Kipp
2.)    Colton Furnari

Due to the popularity of the +40 Nitro class earlier this season, racers were again given an opportunity to add +40 Nitro Buggy as well as a +40 Electric Buggy Class. Serpent’s Brian Roeder was victorious over Schumann and Wallace.

+40 Electric Buggy A Main

1.)    Brian Roeder
2.)    Rod Schumann
3.)    Chad Wallace (TQ)
4.)    Dan Hamberger
5.)    Kevin Mummah

LCRC’s 1:8 Novice class is comprised of new 1:8 Buggy and Truggy racers. These new racers are encouraged to use this class to feel more comfortable on the track and with their cars before moving up into their perspective classes. Congratulations to our winner, Andy Isenberg, who was able to overcome the efforts of young Aiden Cisney for the win.

1:8 Novice A Main
1.)    Andy Isenberg
2.)    Aiden Cisney
3.)    Todd Willow
4.)    Colton Furnari
5.)    Gavin Nipple

The 4WD Short Course class turned out to be a battle between friends. Groff was able to come out with the win over Houseman and Grove.

4WD Mod SCT A-Main
1.)    Jamie Groff
2.)    Jason Houseman
3.)    Donald Grove
4.)    Donny Bollinger
5.)    Colton Furnari
6.)    Ethan Housemen

The +40 Nitro Buggy class has some fun racing between Gereshenski, Lovell, and Wallace.

+40 Nitro Buggy A Main
1.)    Ron Gereshenski
2.)    CR Lovell
3.)    Chad Wallace
4.)    Kevin Mummah
5.)    Joey Finan

LCRC offered $1,000 purse to the 1:8 Nitro Buggy class for TBO presented by Picco, which encouraged some tight battles throughout the race day. After a hard battle, Team Associated’s Jamie Grayek came out victorious over Mugen’s Ethan Mackanick, and Serpent’s Adam Johnson.

1:8 Nitro Buggy A Main
1.)    Jamie Grayek
2.)    Ethan Mackanick
3.)    Adam Johnson
4.)    Paul Ciccarello
5.)    Cowboy Risser

James Henry was able to conquer the competition to win the E Truggy Class, especially Schumann who was having a fantastic race weekend at TBO. Also notably, 12 year old Alex Burns was able to earn the 4th position over the competition.
1:8 Electric Truggy
1.)    James Henry
2.)    Rod Schumann
3.)    Dan Hamberger
4.)    Alex Burns
5.)    Jason Mackanick

In addition to the Nitro Buggy final, Jamie Grayek was also able to dominate the Nitro Truggy A Main. Team AE driver Grayek beat out Mugen’s Geresinski and Maize.

1:8 Nitro Truggy A Main
1.)    Jamie Grayek
2.)    Ron Gereshenski
3.)    Ian Maize
4.)    Kyle Barton
5.)    Cowboy Risser

The 1:8 Electric Buggy class proved to have some great battles between Serpent teammates Adam Johnson and Paul Ciccarello. After a highly contested main event, Johnson was able to take the win for Team Serpent.

Electric Buggy A-Main
1.)    Adam Johnson
2.)    Paul Ciccarello
3.)    Josh Smeltzer
4.)    Brian Roeder
5.)    Rod Schmann

The success of the event would not have been possible without the fantastic group of racers that gathered together to enjoy the hobby, and the extremely generous sponsors Picco, Absolute Hobbyz, Tekno, JConcepts, Mugen Seiki, KO Pro Po, Pro Line, & Savox.

Over 200 Racers Compete in LCRC Raceway’s 2018 Flash Point Season Opener

Oakland Mills, PA – Over the weekend, LCRC Raceway located in Central Pennsylvania hosted 232 Entries for their 2018 Flash Point Season Opener held on Saturday, April 14th. Racers from Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Ohio, and more traveled to LCRC to enjoy the beautiful 80 degree temperatures Mother Nature provided the area for both the Friday practice, as well as Saturday’s racing.

The LCRC staff quickly got racing under way on schedule in the morning, allowing for 2 rounds of qualifying and mains to be completed around 11:00pm. Along with all the great racing, the LCRC crew was able to hand out great product giveaways to racers thanks to the generosity of sponsors Flash Point, Absolute Hobbyz, Mugen Seiki Racing, KO Propo, Tekno RC, Hobbico, Pro-Line Racing, and JConcepts Inc.

The 1:8 Electric Buggy class was the largest of the event with 67 entries. Racers competed in A through F mains, with Team Associated driver Jamie Grayek earning the win.

Electric Buggy A-Main

1.)    Jamie Grayek
2.)    Gunnar Rieck
3.)    Hunter Waters
4.)    Anthony Mazzara
5.)    Jason Schreffler

Hot Bodies driver Jason Schreffler came out on top of the 1:8 Nitro Buggy class over the 46 competitors. Schreffler and Spencer Heckert finished the 25 minute main only 4 seconds apart, Heckert taking the second place spot.

1:8 Nitro Buggy A Main

1.)    Jason Schreffler
2.)    Spencer Heckert
3.)    Jamie Grayek
4.)    Gunnar Rieck
5.)    Adam Johnson

Long time Team Losi Racing driver Anthony Mazzara picked up the win in the 1:8 Electric Truggy A-main, almost 15 seconds ahead of the field of 28 racers in the class.

1:8 Electric Truggy

1.)    Anthony Mazzara
2.)    Tristan Beiter
3.)    Matt Willard
4.)    Scott Hartman
5.)    Joey Bourdon

Duane Karlovsky came out victorious over the field of 26 in the 25 minute 1:8 Nitro Truggy A Main. Racers Karlovsky, Joshuah James, Cody Saner, and Ron Gereshenski all finished within 6 second of each other.

1:8 Nitro Truggy A Main

1.)    Duane Karlovsky
2.)    Joshuah James
3.)    Cody Saner
4.)    Ron Gereshenski
5.)    Reid McMichael

LCRC’s 1:8 Novice class is comprised of new 1:8 Buggy and Truggy racers, and at this event hosted 21 Entries. These new racers are encouraged to use this class to feel more comfortable on the track and with their cars before moving up into their perspective classes. Congratulations to our winner, Justin Witczak.

1:8 Novice A Main

1.)    Justin Witczak
2.)    Andy Isenberg
3.)    JT Masessa
4.)    Donny Bollinger
5.)    Eli Kratzer

Racers were given an opportunity to add +40 Nitro Buggy to the classes that were previously advertised available for this event. Over 20 racers joined the class, with Serpent’s Paul Ciccarello winning over Karlovsky and Gereshenski.

+40 Nitro Buggy A Main

1.)    Paul Ciccarello
2.)    Duane Karlovsky
3.)    Ron Gereshenski
4.)    Johnny Drakeford
5.)    CR Lovell

Will Alameida took the win in the 4WD Mod SCT class, and local racer Donny Bollinger won the grudge match over locals Isenberg and Delancey in the 2WD Mod SCT Class.

2WD Mod SCT A-Main

1.)    Donny Bollinger
2.)    Andy Isenberg
3.)    Dane Delancey
4.)    Brandon Clark
5.)    Eli Kratzer

4WD Mod SCT A-Main

1.)    Will Alameida
2.)    Jack Wicker
3.)    Cam Romberger
4.)    Jamie Groff
5.)    Jason Houseman

The LCRC SCT Lites class is comprised of new racers to the Short Course class, and is mostly comprised of kids new to the hobby. Winner AJ Capobianko was able to take home with win over competition Star Roberts and Gabe Clark. Congratulations to all the racers for their great efforts!

SCT Lites A-Main
1.)    AJ Capobianko
2.)    Star Roberts
3.)    Gabe Clark
4.)    Shylynn Hile
5.)    Jumper

The success of the event would not have been possible without the fantastic group of racers that gathered together to enjoy the hobby, and the extremely generous sponsors; Flash Point, Absolute Hobbyz, Mugen Seiki Racing, KO Propo, Tekno RC, Hobbico, Pro-Line Racing, and JConcepts Inc.Over 200 Racers Compete in LCRC Raceway’s 2018 Flash Point Season Opener

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