Thumb RC Championship Points Series recap


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The 2nd Annual Thumb RC Championship Point Series continued on July 25th at Thumb RC in Gagetown, MI. The series features 1/8 to 1/18 scale electric classes for all skill level drivers. Despite a chance of showers in the afternoon, the forecast did not dampen the turnout. A record 80 entries were seeded as qualifying began. The track layout is changed for every race at Thumb RC and this layout did not disappoint. The old school dirt soil features a curving whoop section, several double jumps, a wall corner and a hill in the back of the track that offers step ups and step downs. Two rounds of qualifying were finished by 3 PM when the storms finally hit. The track received over an inch of rain. The racers would not let this ruin their day though. Nearly all of the drivers grabbed a shovel, broom or rake and started to help drain the track. By 6 PM, the program was back underway and the mains were run.

novice (1)


  1. Thomas Inches
  2. Michael Inches
  3. Trevor Francis
  4. Annabelle
  5. Joseph

4×4 Short Course B Main

  1. Steven Jensen
  2. Rabbit
  3. Mick Harding
  4. Michael Inches
  5. Trevor Francis


Unlimited Open

  1. Bradley Rippee
  2. Seth Rippee
  3. Patrick DeGuise
  4. Ben Gonzalez
  5. Nate Keller

18buggy (1)

1/8 Buggy

  1. Bradley Rippee
  2. Seth Rippee
  3. Patrick DeGuise
  4. Brian Trammel
  5. Ben Gonzalez

2wdbuggy (2)

2WD Buggy

  1. Stephen Martek
  2. Skeeter
  3. Brandon Bischer
  4. Rabbit
  5. Josh Price

4wdbuggy (1)

4WD Buggy

  1. Justin Protusiewicz
  2. Mike Royer
  3. Toecutter
  4. Jacob Dohrmann


Stadium Truck

  1. Stephen Martek
  2. Tom Claerhout
  3. Ben Gonzalez


4×4 Short Course A Main

  1. Patrick DeGuise
  2. Skeeter
  3. Ryan Burch
  4. Mike Royer
  5. Steven Jensen

2wdsc (1)

2WD Short Course

  1. 1. Skeeter
  2. 2. Jim Hard
  3. 3. Steven Jensen
  4. 4. Toecutter
  5. 5. Brandon Bischer

mini (1)

1/12 to 1/18 Mini

  1. Ryan Burch
  2. Jim Hard
  3. Justin Protusiewicz
  4. Jacob Dohrmann
  5. Trevor Francis

This race also featured the Thumb RC 4WD and 2WD Grand Championship awards. These awards were given to the best overall drivers in each division for the day. Patrick DeGuise won the 4WD award after racing in three different classes on the day. Stephen Martek was the 2WD grand champ after winning the 2wd buggy and stadium truck classes.


Thumb RC would like to thank all of the racers that come out and support the track. Track sponsors include JConcepts, Tekin, Hobby-Pro USA, Blue Fox Gifts, Panther Tires, Hobbywing, Robinson Racing, Boca Bearings, Castle, Team Associated, Tekno RC, Nankin Hobby,, Caster Racing, and RC Screwz.


The next event at Thumb RC is on August 21st and 22nd. August 21st will be a benefit night race starting at 7 PM. Round #3 of the championship series will take place on the 22nd. Visit for point standings and track details.