The community of Crothersville has a new addition to their park system thanks to the idea and the hard work to create a new Remote Control (RC) track at the Crothersville Town Park.
The idea came from Nick Tatlock and he was accompanied by Mason Boicourt to help with the construction and make his idea a reality. Both Tatlock and Boicourt are employeed at the Wastewater and Water Departments for Crothersville.
“The idea came about when Nick heard that some of the people in Crothersville, whom he is friends with, were talking about racing their RC late model cars at an indoor track in Commiskey, named the Commiskey Dirt Bowl. He expressed interest in using some excess dirt we had on had from a sewer plant project that had happened about six years ago. He also mentioned that it would be a way for the Parks Board to generate some revenue for the parks by holding some races and charging an entry fee.” noted Mason Boicourt.
“Now that the track has been built for the most part, except for a few minor things like adding dirt to make it smoother and such and changing things that we can improve on, it’s up to the Crothersville Parks Board to decide how often they want to hold races to generate money. They must establish some rules for different classes of cars and such. They will also need to purchase a lap counter. Every driver will need to supply a transponder that works with the lap counter that they install. It basically counts the laps for each car as it crosses the start/finish line and the car with the most laps after four minutes wins,” Boicourt stated.
“I know that since the track was built there have been people who have never done it before going out and purchasing cars to have fun with and others who have been doing it for years have tried it out as well. It isn’t as perfect as some of the indoor tracks but its’ definitely fun for the new people like myself who don’t know any different,” Boicourt said.
Boicourt went on to stay, “All we ask is that people enjoy it for what it was intended for and to keep from tearing it up for everyone to enjoy.
Anyone that would be interested in racing competitively, we will be basing all race classes off of a stock TRAXXAS SLASH 2 Wheel Drive 1/10th scale truck. Basically participants start with this type of stock truck in the stock class and upgrade it as the participants race in other classes.”
This will be a nice addition for the sports enthusiasts in the area that enjoy this and maybe even draw folks into watching the races.
Story courtesy of Green Banner Publications.