It’s not about the cars, it’s about the people. Since getting into this hobby only a handful of years ago, I quickly realized that the biggest draw for me wasn’t the vehicles, but the individuals who build and care about them. Witnessing hobbyists use the R/C pastime to do good, if not great, things for causes they are connected with only adds to that appeal.
One group in particular, ASD Crawlers RC, has harnessed the power of these “tiny trucks” to raise awareness and education for autism. After launching their first Autism Awareness R/C Crawl in 2016, the event is back, in a big way, for 2017.
Taking place on Saturday, August 19 in Patterson, CA (Frank Raines OHV Park), this one-day crawl-a-thon features trails (4), hill climbs, and show & shine, raffles, prizes and more. No matter what your level of R/C crawling or trail-driving is, you’re bound to find a pathway to enjoy, not to mention plenty of fellow hobbyists to enjoy it with.
The 2017 Autism Awareness R/C Crawl Schedule:
- 7:00am Gates open.
- 8:00am Registration and raffle sales opens
- 9:30am Opening ceremony
- 9:45am Group picture.
- 10:00am-10:30am Show and Shine
- 10:00am Open trails
10am-12pm Hill Climb Challenge (Hosted by Down with the sickness RC)
- 12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch
- 1:00pm-2:00pm AMain Dust Bowl Mayhem
- 1:00pm-4:00pm Open trails
- 4:30pm Raffle
- 5:30pm-630pm Dinner
- 6:30pm-8:30pm: Open trails
- 8:30pm Rig parade
- 9:00pm-Midnight: Trail #A night crawl
For a second-year event, the support and sponsor lineup is staggering. Reading like a “who’s-who” of the radio-controlled crawling world, names like Boom Racing, Deadloc Racing, Pro-Line, AMain Performance Hobbies, RPP Hobby, Wertymade, and many, many more are lending their support to this year’s event.
Image credit: ASD Crawlers RC