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2012 ROAR Fuel Off-Road National Championships – LCRC Raceway – Oakland Mills, PA

Cody and Paul King Talk 2012 Nationals, Past Success

July 9th, 2012 by Aaron Waldron

This years ROAR National was in Pennsylvania, and having never been there, it was a nice change of pace. We didn’t run the warm-up race so we felt a little behind the curve. No excuses, but it’s always a good idea to run at the facility at least once before a big race, to get […]

Austin Blair's 2012 ROAR Nationals Review

July 6th, 2012 by Austin Blair

This was my second year attending the ROAR 1/8 Scale Fuel Off-Road Nationals, held this year at LCRC in Oakland Mills, PA. This race is one to remember with Ty Tessman’s last corner pass to be crowned our 2012 national champion in both Nitro truggy and Nitro buggy divisions. On Wednesday, my dad and I […]

Donnie Rodriguez Talks About the 2012 Nationals

July 3rd, 2012 by Dylan Rodriguez

This year the Nats were held in Oakland Mills, Pennsylvania, a small town with spectacular scenery.  The three of us, including pit mom Janet (affectionately named MJ in the pits), arrived around midnight, got our rental car, and headed to our hotel near the track.  By the time we arrived at the hotel and got […]

RC History and Evolution by Marty Korn

July 2nd, 2012 by Marty Korn

As with anything competitive, RC racing has seen big changes in nearly every way. The rate at which it evolves speeds up with each passing year. From its humble beginnings as a tinkerers hobby to full on advertising, factory teams, and rapid product development. I would have to say I began racing seriously in 1995. […]

Tyler Vik Talks About The 2012 ROAR Off Road Fuel Nationals

July 2nd, 2012 by Tyler Vik

This year’s ROAR Nationals brought us to the village of Oakland Mills, PA. No really, “village,” that’s what the sign said. I got to the event a whole day early as I got my new D8 12 that night, and still needed to put the thing together. So I spent the day wrenching at the […]

Curtis Door on the 2012 ROAR Fuel Off-Road Nationals

July 2nd, 2012 by Curtis Door

This year’s ROAR 1:8th Scale Off-Road Fuel Nationals, held at LCRC in Oakland Mills, PA, was only the third time I’ve been to a 1:8th scale nationals.  It got off to a bad start as I was sick through qualifying and Aaron Waldron missed his flight due to car problems.  The whole A Main Hobbies […]

Matt Gosch on the 2012 ROAR Nationals

June 29th, 2012 by Matt Gosch

This year I made the 850-something mile drive to LCRC Raceway in Oakland Mills, Pennsylvania. The track had to be one of the toughest tracks I have raced on in a while. Everything being on a hill made depth perception hard in certain areas of the track, depending on where you got pushed to on […]

John McGinty's 2012 ROAR 1/8 Fuel Off-Road Nationals Report

June 28th, 2012 by John McGinty

My wife son and I left North Carolina on Wednesday at 8:00 AM. We arrived at LCRC around 5:00 PM and started to get setup. We left our trailer at LCRC after the warm-up race in late April so we would have a place to get out of the heat once in a while. We set up tables […]

Marty Korn Reports on the 2012 ROAR Fuel Nationals

June 27th, 2012 by Marty Korn

This year’s ROAR Nationals were hosted by LCRC in Pennsylvania. I arrived along with the A Main Hobbies team at the track on Thursday morning ready to get a good look at the layout. When I saw the track I knew right away that a clean run would be difficult to say the least. Kevin […]

Chad Bradley and the Young Guns at the 2012 ROAR 1/8 Fuel Off Road Nationals

June 27th, 2012 by Chad Bradley

The 16th annual ROAR 1/8-Scale Fuel Off Road National Championships was held at Lost Creek Raceway in rural Oakland Mills, PA last weekend. The Lost Creek track was one of the largest I’ve seen in the U.S., and the layout had everything that a racer could wish for: extremely high speed sections, huge berms and jumps, off […]

Always a Bridesmaid – Five Years of Nationals Runners-Up

June 20th, 2012 by Aaron Waldron

With just one day to go until the start of competition at the 2012 ROAR Fuel Off-Road Nationals, let’s look for patterns in the last five years of drivers who have finished one spot short of the national championship in the classes recognized at this weekend’s race, and where they finished the following year: 2007 […]

A Main Hobbies Team Drivers Delayed Going To Pennsylvania

June 20th, 2012 by Marty Korn

Let me just start by saying our luck ran out before we ever got started. Barry, Chad, and I are sitting in Cleveland on a 3 hour delay. Apparently there is no flight crew on hand. As if that wasn’t enough of an inconvenience, Aaron’s truck decided to blow up on his way to the […]

2012 ROAR Fuel Off-Road Nationals Preview

June 18th, 2012 by Aaron Waldron

In just a couple of days, Oakland Mills, PA will nearly quadruple in size (a quick, haphazard Google search netted this fun fact: the 2000 census indicated a population of 119) as hundreds of the fastest R/C racers in America will make the pilgrimage (pun intended) to the small rural town for the 2012 ROAR […]