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Sprint Points Season Recap

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 9:05 AM

With the complete schedule for the 2014 Spring Points Series at Big Dog R/C in the books, R/OC Racing is proud to announce that several of our drivers were able to successfully bring home some impressive hardware when awards were handed out.

Most notably, David Snyder, the most recent 2WD Stock Slash Champion at Riverside Raceway, was able to capture another points title as he took home first place honors in the 2WD Pro Mod Oval class. Although he struggled often towards the end of the season, he was able to run consistently enough to bring home a championship. He also was able to get a podium finish in the points standing for the 2WD Spec Oval class, after tying with fellow R/OC racer and wife, Sam Snyder.

Sam Snyder also had two strong series finishes to feel good about, as she was able to place 4th in the 2WD Sportsman Oval and as mentioned, tied for 3rd in 2WD Spec Oval with David.

Continuing the trend of at least one podium finish in the points standings, Mark McMillen took home 2nd place in 2WD Spec Oval and 3rd place in 2WD Pro Mod Oval, which was very impressive for a driver who's legally blind, and has trouble seeing his truck each and every week.

Although he missed a week or two, Rod McMillen was still able to make enough races to have his points tallied into the final totals and he brought home a pair of 4th place points finishes in the Open Sprint class and 2WD Spec Oval class respectully.

Other notes worth mentioning, although Charie Morris and Jamie McMillen were unable to make enough weeks for their point totals to actually count, had they been able to make more weeks, we may have been talking about the possibility of another champion coming from the R/OC stable. Charlie only entered 5 of the 8 possible races and had as many points as the winner of the 2WD Spec Class. If he would've entered one more night of racing, he would've been crowned the points champion. As for Jamie, he was able to match Rod McMillen's point totals for 4th in the 2WD Spec class, after only entering 3 of the 8 races. Three more weeks of racing entered in for Jamie would've made the rest of the points standings very interesting.

As of right now, R/OC Racing has no immediate or set in stone plans on their upcoming schedule other than August 7th at Venango County Fair when there will be a newly constructed dirt oval and off road course to race on as an exhibition to spread the word about radio control racing and expose how much it can be for people of all ages. If you're interested in coming to cheer us on or even entering yourself, contact one of our members for more information. If you participate in the races, you get free admission into the fair, and there is no entry fee to race either. We hope to see as many fans as possible when we make the trip! When other dates are confirmed, they will be made available on the website, so please check back with us often.

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Reply Sam
10:58 AM on June 16, 2014 
We were at Big Dog on June 14th for the Guinness Book of World Records attempt and The Race For The Missing events. Keep and eye on John's posts in HobbyTalk and Josh's YouTube for videos of the World record attempt along with some racing action.
The most exciting part of the day was Savannah Wining 5 of her 6 races. She brought her slash home 1st in her 1st heat and the B-main but really started tongues wagging in the pits by winning both heats and the Sprint main. Race like a girl!