The 2012 KDOC is in the books and all I can say is what a weekend. Donna and I would like to thank everyone that participated or just stopped by to watch this years event. With our support of local racers and a large contingent of DODC traveling racers we set a new track record of 171 entries. We would like to congratulate all the winners and hope that everyone had a FUN time. It was a very trying weekend for me with the loss of my dad and I want to thank all of you for helping me get through it. It shows that we are a very caring group of individuals.
A big thank you goes out to all that helped make this race a huge success. Josh for all the hours you spend helping, Pat and Clint for keeping the show running, Chris for taking care of tech and Elmo for taking care of the track. Raymond and Jason the videos are awesome that you took the time to film and Chris K. for covering the event for RC Driver. Nick Sherman thank you for the flyover. I had numerous comments on how it was a nice touch. To Donna and Patty in the cafe, thank you for keeping us all fed. You both worked your butts off the days preceeding and during the race . I will be working on a solution to cool the cafe more. I’m sure there are folks that I left off and I apoligize for it, but if you helped in anyway Thank You.
I want to congratulate C A Parmalee and Chris Flower on there inductions into the Kansas Dirt Slingers Hall Of Fame. You both are vital members of the club and great friends to all of us.
I would also like to thank Arnie, Nathan and Custom Works for the setup seminar they put on Friday. Hopefully it will be beneficial for all of those that attended.
To all of our sponsors we thank you for everything. With your great support we were able to keep all the racers hydrated and provide every racer with a door prize. Here is a list of all of them. Freedom Electric, Culligan of Greater Kansas City, Country Inn and Suites, Boca Bearings, Kicker Audio, Heartland Chevrolet, Mc Allister, Croft Rental, Custom Works, Murfdogg Racing, Horizon Hobbies, Hooters, Team Associated, Matt Gorman Farm Bureau, Kipps Hobbies, TempGun, McDowell Vintage Racing, Full Force RC, Castle Creations, AKA, Stalker, RC Driver, J Concepts, Chunky’s RC Bodies, Hobbytown USA, Midwest RC, Dirt Oval. Com, Heartland RC, Eagle Racing, Richards Motorsports and Mills Trophies. Remember to support these great companies whenever you can. I ask you to please drop them a email and thank them for your prize and supporting Checkered Flag Raceway.
As with any big race the KDOC didn’t happen without some issues. I can assure you that I do take notes and will work to make sure they don’t happen again.
To all the club members I thank you for all your support and continuing efforts to bring new racers into our hobby. I think we showed all of our guests just how strong the Kansas Dirt Slingers RC Club is. To all the traveling racers we hope you all had a great time. It was nice to see some old friends and have the chance to make some new ones. We hope you all will come back and race with us again.
Remember to keep in touch with Checkered Flag Raceway at: http://www.checkeredflagrcraceway.com
In closing I would once again like to thank you all for helping turn my passion for the hobby I love into reality every time we all get together. We all want to be competitive but the main goal is we all have FUN doing it.