VALKARIA RC -- WCM ICE BREAKER WINTER NATIONALS
First and most importantly we thank ALL our sponsors for supporting this Race, and most of ALL our hobby. Without them we would not be able to race or enjoy the sport we all participate in.
So let me first thank Mark Hogue, from WCM for all he does to support the Quarter Scale Industry, and Race events across the country. WCM was the headline sponsor of the Ice Breaker Winter Nationals, WCM donated cash and prizes well over $1,000.
Next, a BIG SHOUT OUT goes to Lou Cicconi, for his generous donation to the event, for some of the added incentives to the racers.
Thank you Lou for being a part of what we enjoy doing most, Racing model cars.
Thank you QSAC for providing us with a set of rules to help guide us while we grow and race our cars. The rules QSAC provides, and has been providing for the last 20 plus years has withstood the test of time, which in turn helped shape our sport.
Thank you Boca Bearings for you donation, support, and for supplying the RC industry with Great Bearings.
Last but not least, THANK YOU TO ALL that came, and supported the return of the Ice Breaker Winter Nations.
Now on to Speed week in the Sunshine State!!!!
The BIG winner this week was Mother Nature!!!!
We all know it is not nice to fool Mother Nature!!!
With the BAD weather through out the entire country, Florida was no exception!!
The weather was in the mid 70's to mid 80's till Speed week, when the temps dropped down to the mid 40's at night, and 60's during the day.
It seemed like we were dodging rain all week!!! Every time we got the track clear, and started running the sky would open up again!!! NOT GOOD!!!
The Track Crew worked Hard ALL week getting the track ready, for racing, and keeping it as dry as possible, which was a never ending task!!!
Thank you goes out to the entire Pepe Family, Doug, and Tom Catron, and everyone else who provided help throughout the week.
We were able to get in plenty of practice, but it would have been nice to have had more, and some sun!!!
Thursday, and Friday were 20% chance of rain for both days with no rain on the radar, Yeah right!!!! Weatherman is the only profession in the world where you can be wrong 90% of the time, and not lose your job.
Saturday showed 70-80% chance of rain, and yet everyone stayed to tough it out, and see if we could get the race in.
We were able to get the Sportsman heat race in with Randy Delapp winning it. the Limited Sportsman race was down to the last 10 laps, when the sky opened up for the last time, and ended any chance of getting the track dry, or completing the race day.
Marty Freedle won the concourse award for ECM, and Jerry Evans won it for Sportsman.
For anyone wanting to see more photos of the week please check out Facebook.
1/4 scale bench talkhttps://www.facebook.com/search/str/wcm%20icebreaker%20winter%20nationals/keywords_tophttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1533225423561639/1593010377583143/?notif_t=group_activity
We plan to have the Ice Breaker again next year, and hope to see you ALL.
Thank you ALL again for your support, and see you at the first NCS Race at LPR in April.