Car #: 5
Year : 92 Posts: 4
I just wanted to drop in and say hello to everyone in the local SM community.
My name is Richard Medlin and I love driving/racing just about anything from R/C cars on a national level to go-carts.
Racing background info:
I've been racing Nascar Limited Latemodel Stockcars now for going on 5 years. Up until earlier this year left turns were all that I knew as a right turn was a bad idea. I was able to run in one of the Lemons race's at CMP and must say that I was quite supprised. Following that I rode up to VIR to help out during a race a month or so ago and I knew right then that the next time I showed up at a road course I wouldn't be just watching. I plan to learn alot from the few guys that I have had the opprotunity to meet.( Chris Gilder, Nash Lawson, Matt Mcbride, and Tony Temple ) and hopefully be up to speed towards the end of the season next year as I get more comfortable in the Miata. I look forward to going wheel to wheel with you guys soon.
Andrew, may I remind you of the VIR race a couple of years ago when I had Cheatin Chip on one side and Demolition Derek on the other. I felt like a piece of thin cut ham between two pieces of thick cut whole grain. Thank goodness Toni came to my rescue. They were both afraid of her!
Let me know when you want to go short trackin again. I'll get you a Pro Cup ride-- 680 HP, 3200 lbs cars at Bristol running average speed of 130 MPH on 1/2 mile track. Talk about a trip!
-------------------- Jim Creighton SARRC Administrator
Region: Great Lakes/Detroit
Car #: 51
Year : 1994 Miata Posts: 401
Did you race onroad or offroad in R/C. I raced from age 12 for about 20 years. National level, sponsors, the whole deal. Another world level R/Cer now in Spec Miata is Dave Heckler. He was a factory driver for Team Trinity and qualified for worlds in 1/12th scale a number of times.
Don't forget all the things you learned about car set ups while racing R/C. It all transfers over and will be a huge advantage to you.