Archive for April, 2007

Steel City Nationals comes to a close

Sunday, April 29th was the AAA-Main day which started at 7am. That is when the doors opened at SCH to a parking lot of R/C car racers who were up late having fun – and up early to get on with racing.


With over 84 entries at the beginning of the race, the 2 day event proved to be a fun filled weekend of R/C racing. There were 7 races for most competitors.

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Race Results: 2007 Steel City Nationals Final Standings

Race Results: 2007 SCN AAA-Main point break-down

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Jimmy Weikel and Daniel Hajnos take some of the top gifts!

Special thanks to R/C manufacturers such as Team Trinity, Team Associated, Niftech, RIP Motorsports, BSR Tires, Spec Point Batteries, Power Push, MacAllister Racing, Great PLanes, Finish Line R/C, Novak, Proline, Hyperdrive, and the Pittsburgh Steelers for all the awesome door prizes!

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Steel City Nationals – Winners

2007 Steel City Nationals winners are pictured here left to right:
Stadium Truck
1 – Jeff Strobel
2 – Janice Himes
3 – George See

1/18th Scale
1st – Butch Beebe
2nd – Tyler Beck
3rd – George See
4th – Daniel Hajnos
5th – Ben Saltzman
6th – Nick Stephens
7th – Sterling Perry

4-Cell Brushless Truck
1 – Conor Mullen
2 – Butch Beebe
3 – Jimmy Porter

4300 Pro Stock
1 – Jamie Hanson
2 – Sean Maxwall
3 – Mike Pavlick

4-Cell Stock
1 – Frank Ulbrik
2 – Jamie Hanson
3 – Matt Kirby
4 – Charlie Flanagan
5 – Dusty Dean
6 – Mike Pavlick
7 – Bob Rhodes
8 – Bill Osborn*
9 – John Zubak (right end)
10 – Mke O’Brien*
*Note – Some winners not in picture

6-Cell Stock Truck
1 – Jeff Strobel
2 – Rob Walbrown
3 – Nitro Mike Whittington

1 – Rickie Deuschle
2 – Steve Stoltenberg
3 – Ben Saltzman


Most Improved Driver: Daniel Hajnos

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SCH Nats – Racers Comments

Here are a few posts pulled from’s Steel City Nationals thread:


Steel City Nationals – 2007 – Race Day 1

Saturday, April 28th was a great start to a great annual race called the Steel City Nationals. Today’s card consisted of Oval Racing which started at 1PM. Racers as far away as Michigan added to the total entry number of 85.


Steel City Hobbies in Bridgeville PA is home to the 1st and 2nd Oval Carpet Nationals ever for the Pittsburgh area.

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Steel City also unveiled it’s plans to build one of the country’s largest permanent carpet tracks. “The new track construction will start only a few weeks after the Nationals” said owner Michael Rooney during the driver’s meeting. “The track will increase in size to 92′ x 40′ which will include a sub-floor for a very smooth surface. Also, the driver’s stand will move to the other side of the track and the Race Directors position will be moved and raised to give a birds eye view. Finally, technology such as the latest AMBrc system and other technological improvements such as race monitoring are already in the works. Currently you can watch the race computer from several locations throughout the pit area as well as the store!”
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The pits were full of great racers and some high power equipment for some of the finest R/C racing out there.

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Racing starts up again at 10am and is expected to finish around 3:30pm. The X-Race will be awesome and very exciting which will start right after the last main. Doors open at 7am.

HUGE Race this weekend!

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Good luck to those who are going to participate in this weekends Steel City Nationals – Oval Edition. We still have plenty of room so come in to sign up!

Spectators are welcome – no fee to watch!

Qualifiers start Saturday between Noon and 1PM.
Finals are on Sunday all day!