This weeks Featured Track is Palm Desert RC Raceway located in Palm Desert, Ca. This track was formerly Hobby Town Raceway which closed it doors in 2008. You can see from the picture and video that the track is up and running again, but what makes this place special is the story behind it.
“In 2008 Hobby Town closed its doors and abandoned the track. For 2 years the track sat vacant until 2009 when Chris Marrale decided he wanted a place to race locally again. Despite being only 14 years old at the time Chris Marrale was instrumental in bringing Palm Desert RC Raceway back to life. The city of Palm Desert said no, but it didn’t realize that teenager Chris Marrale doesn’t take no for an answer. Seven months after that first defeat, Chris, had the yes he was seeking and Palm Desert RC Raceway was open for business in 2010.”
This is a great story about a young person having a positive influence in his community and we wanted to acknowledge all of his time and effort. Great job Chris.
You can read the rest of the story HERE.
For complete track details check out PalmDesertRcRaceway.com