Chair Chatter: It's all good!
As you all know, we’re heading into the fourth of our 10 races on the 2021 ERCU Racing Schedule: Can it really be that we’re already almost halfway through the season?
I’ve got to say, this year has already been one of my favorite ERCU seasons – and I’ve been in the club since 2005. There’s so much positive happening, and I look forward to every race.
I just want to say thank you to everyone who has been a part of making the first one third of this season a big success. I consider you all friends, and I appreciate what’s happening within ERCU this season.
PRESIDENT’S CUP PARKING
Quick reminder about parking at Twin Lakes. We can’t just pull up to the pits and park all day at Twin Lakes like we can in other race sites. That said, the specific instructions for how to unload, park and load at the end of the day, are on the club website and can be found by clicking here.
Just a quick reminder to pre-register and pre-pay for the President’s Cup at Marysville this Sunday! If you pre-register and pre-pay your entry fees by 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 15, you’ll have a chance to win the final behind-the-gate all day parking opportunity at Twin Lakes Park! While pre-registration is not required, it is incredibly helpful and speeds up the race morning administrative work that’s necessary to put on a race.
This is set up for both 1/10-scale and 1/7-scale, so please do give us a hand if you would.
You can take care of your pre-registration now, by clicking here.
CHANGES TO THE TRIPLE CROWN
As a result of the great turnouts we’ve seen, we are back to daylong racing events. On one hand, that’s an absolute blast, and no one has had major complaints about it. On the other hand, it does make for a very long day when one has to commute between say Snohomish County and the Portland metro area, for example. As a result of feedback we’ve heard from members, the ERCU board has made a few changes to the Triple Crown. You can find all of the details by clicking here.
UP NEXT: DETROIT MEMORIAL REGATTA
You guys, the club’s newest race – the Detroit Memorial Regatta – is going to be so cool! David Newton and Brad Lewis have been busting their butts to make this one of your favorite races ever.
Make sure and attend on Saturday, June 5 as we remember three former radio control racers who made significant contributions to our hobby and have not yet been recognized with memorial races.
This race is created in the style of the Detroit Memorial from back in the day, to honor those RC racers who are no longer with us. Each year we will plan to honor different members.
This year’s Detroit Memorial Regatta will honor:
Brand new handmade perpetual trophies will be unveiled at the race. There will also be a limited number of buttons to be given away during the event. Some will be for early registrations, some raffled off or some given away through a trivia contest.
Larry and Denise Goldman will be in person to BBQ up a hot dog lunch for all participants. If you wish to bring any side dishes, please connect with David Newton (email@example.com). It will be BYOB (non-alcoholic beverages, of course).
RAFFLE RAFFLE RAFFLE!!
Raffle prizes will be given away throughout the day. So far, there are gift certificates donated from Offshore Electric and Progressive RC. There will also be other items – including three 2022 memberships with one boat registration from ERCU ($30 each value) – you will want to win for your boats, or for fun. Raffle tickets will be given away to each participant, as well as extras given out for those who can answer some trivia questions. Be ready!
We will also be taking a group photo after the drivers meeting. The drivers meeting will be extended and conducted by Brad Lewis. Bring a comfy chair and let’s share some fun stories about our fallen ERCU members! After the meeting, we’ll gather on the grass with our boats to take the group photo.
Hope to see you all there!