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The RC Pit hosts $10,000 race weekend

Posted: April 12, 2012 1:43 p.m.
Updated: April 13, 2012 5:00 a.m.

With Radio Control Racing (RCR) competitors coming in from as far away as California, this weekend projects to be a busy three days at the RC Pit Supercross in Lugoff.
The facility, located at 460 Highway 601 South, celebrated its grand opening in November. With this weekend’s $10,000 Mega Bucks Nitro Challenge, the park should be alive with the sounds of radio-controlled vehicles making their way around the 1,120-foot track.
Beginning with today’s practice session, which runs from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m., and closing with Sunday’s races, which hits the track at 10 a.m., some 200 entries will turn the largest track in the Southeast into the center of attention in RCR racing. Some of the cars can reach speeds of up to 50 miles per hour.
“We have racers coming in from all over the country,” said track owner Tommy Granger Jr. “We have people coming in from California, Texas, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio … they’re coming in from everywhere.”
Not to be forgotten are four local entries. Tim Keener of Camden will compete in the Pro Buggy and Open Truggy while Herbie Chappell of Elgin will race his Sportsman Buggy and E (electric) Buggy events. Lugoff’s Jay Shimburski will compete in the Pro Mod 4x4 SCT class with Granger’s son, Tommy Granger III being entered into the Sportsman Buggy and Pro Junior Buggy divisions.
In addition to the practice on Friday and the racing on Sunday, Saturday will be qualifying day with cars hitting the track at 10 a.m. and running until 10 p.m.
The entire weekend is free and open to the public.
For more information on the event, log onto the track’s Website located at www.thercpit.com.
“It should be real exciting racing,” Granger said of this weekend’s action at the RC Pit. “Some of the top racers in the country will be competing here this weekend.”

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