National RC Nitro Off Road Racing in Palm Desert
The Palm Desert RC Raceway will host Round #7 of the Jimmy Babcock Racing League Nitro Off-Road Series on Saturday, October 7th at the PDRCR Track, located at 72440 Painters Path in Palm Desert – behind the Desert Crossing Shopping Center and next to the entrance to the “Bump-n-Grind Trail.”
The JBRL Nitro Off-Road Series will bring over 130 of the top R/C nitro off-road drivers from around the country to the Coachella Valley. Practice for the race opens on Friday, October 6th from 1pm to 8pm and on Saturday, October 7th from 6am to 8am. Racing begins promptly on Saturday at 8:30am to 10pm. Food and drinks will be available all day during Saturday’s event. Locals are encouraged to come by free-of-charge to watch and cheer for their favorite R/C driver and team during both practice and race days.
The JBRL Nitro Off-Road Series is in its 12th season for 2017 and is the most popular radio control nitro car and truck racing series in the country. The series visits eight tracks from Southern California, Nevada, and Arizona to test the skills of the R/C racers over a wide range of track and weather conditions. The series features many different racing classes for the novice to the expert racer alike.
“I pulled out all the stops to hire Joey Christensen from The Dirt Racing to build a brand new track layout just for this series,” says Chris Dolan, new owner and operator of Palm Desert RC Raceway as of April 2017. Chris is a teacher with the Desert Sands Unified School District. Joey from The Dirt Racing is considered the country’s best R/C track layout and builders with more than 20 years’ experience. The buzz on the streets from racers who have already practiced on the new track layout are saying it’s the best track layout they’ve seen in years.