The final video of the 2014 Pro-Line Racing and 5150 Productions theme of “bucket list races”, has been released and they are going full throttle at the 2014 “Pro-Line Cactus Classic” located in Scottsdale Arizona. The video is narrated by Adam Drake with Dakotah Phend & Ty Tessmann featured as they try to tame a very difficult Sugar track.
This was a terrific series with a great up close and personal look at the RC world, I hope they decide to do another run next year.
Have you ever heard of Marty McDaniels? I hadn’t until I read his story. Marty is a resident of Homewood, a small neighborhood located in Pittsburg PA. Homewood has a high unemployment rate, a reputation for violence and is a place trying to put its gang problems in the past. Marty McDaniels is like many of us in respect to his passion for building and racing RC’s. Marty also sees RC’s as an alternative to the hardships and temptations that surround him and his community.
Marty has built and maintained a Backyard Track from items he has found discarded in his neighborhood. He wants the track to be a place where kids and adults can race free from fear and intolerance. Marty McDaniels spends his spare money on car parts and track maintenance and was recently awarded the $1,000 Awesome Pittsburgh Grant. He plans to use the money to clean up the lot, buy some landscaping tools, install some professional track tubing and buy professional grade dirt to give the track a clean surface.
Marty McDaniels Vision: “The vision is big, but we have to start small. By creating a fun, positive, racing environment that is accessible to everyone, we can raise awareness for the sport of RC racing and the positive effects it can have on urban youth and adults. Many people want to race but there simply isn’t a place within the city limits. My goal is community awareness and involvement by creating a Pittsburgh RC track that everyone can be proud of.”
In addition to the grant, Mr McDaniels was the recent subject of a documentary done by Daliborka Films, a small Pittsburgh-based film production company, owned and operated by Keith Reimink. You can follow the progress of the film and find out how you can help with Marty’s project by contacting Keith through his website or Facebook page.
We have reached out to Keith to get some more information and we will update when we have it to pass along.
This is a great project that we support. RC’s help bring together so many families and thus communities, why wouldn’t it work Homewood. We applaud Mr McDaniels and wish him success in achieving his vision. Something like this will take a lot of help and hopefully once some more people and some of the RC companies see his story they can figure out a way to help Mr McDaniels.
This episode of Come Drive with Us not only features The Reedy Race, but they also feature Ty Tessmann, one of the Worlds top Off-Road drivers. In case you didn’t know, the Reedy Race is so prestigious that a lottery drawing is conducted for participation in the open class. Only 200 racers are given the honor of competing in the event.
Grab some popcorn and check out the madness
Come Drive With Us an RC Documentary series that focuses on the world of competitive RC Car Racing. The first in the series features action from the WCICS (Western Canadian Indoor Carpet Series). In future episodes Cory Drachenberg and his crew will head to the US and feature The Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions, “The Dirt” Nitro Challenge and the 28th Annual Pro-Line Cactus Classic!
The documentary is getting great reviews, Cory and his team have done an amazing job and have put together a top notch production, I look forward to future episodes.
You can check out the trailer below or you can watch the full first episode “Come Drive With Us – WCICS” by clicking on Vimeo or YouTube
Love this buggy! The story part 3.