Locals jump, race and slide remote-controlled cars around a dirt track
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Chance Chapel changes out his tires, charges the battery and does any needed repairs on his vehicle between races.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Chance Chapel, 16, takes his remote-controlled vehicle through a few practice jumps at Competition Hobbies last week. Chapel and many others are flocking to the hobby shop and racetrack to try their hands at racing around the courses.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, One of the entry-level vehicles known as a Ready To Run, races around the dirt track at Competition Hobbies last Friday night. Spectators and racers alike come Friday and Sunday nights to race and compete for bragging rights and possible store credit.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Competition Hobbies' dirt course covers about 6,500 square feet, offering racers jumps, dips, turns and bumps.