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Kootenai RC Racers host Hot August Showdown

by SCOTT SHINDLEDECKER
The Western News | August 12, 2022 7:00 AM

There is little doubt that the competitors at the Hot August Showdown at the Cabinet Mountain Speedway had a great time with a full weekend of qualifying and racing finals.

The Kootenai RC Racers welcomed champion RC racing power duo Adam and Ronda Drake for the 10th annual event.

Founded in 2013, the Kootenai RC Racers are northwest Montana's oldest, continuously running RC racing club.

The Hot August Showdown continues to be one of the longest-running RC dirt track races in Montana.

Moving to its new home at Cabinet Mountain RC Raceway in 2020, the event continues to draw in racers from across the U.S.

“Partnering with Lincoln County and the Port Authority to get this track built has been great. They’re awesome,” said Rhonda Miller, race director.

Here are the race results:

Mini Truggy

  1. Wolfgang Mccann; 2. Saylor St. Marie; 3. Isaiah Furrow; 4. John Hibbs; 5. Katelyn Bartlett.

1/8th Nitro Truggy

  1. Brenden Bartlett; 2. Ronda Drake; 3. McCoy Starkey; 4. Carl Vucinich; 5. Robert Bartlett.

1/8th eBuggy

  1. Adam Drake; 2. Steve Harris; 3. McCoy Starkey; 4. Brenden Bartlett; Gage Tweedie.

1/8th Nitro Buggy

  1. Steve Harris; 2. Adam Drake; 3. Brenden Bartlett; 4. McCoy Starkey; 5. Ronda Drake

4WD Short Course Truck

  1. Wolfgang Mccann; 2. Mat Permann; 3. Jerad Snell; 4. Gage Tweedie; 5. Fred Ham.

4WD Buggy

  1. John Barber; 2. Axel Furrow; 3. Michael Grimes; 4. Jerad Fuhlendorf; 5. Adam Kirschenmann.

2WD Short Course Truck

  1. Wolfgang Mccann; 2. Mat Permann; 3. Conner Warren; 4. Wes Henning.

2WD Buggy/Stadium

  1. Steve Harris; 2. Isaiah Furrow; 3. Desiree Daley; 4. Jared Snell; 5. Michael Grimes.

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A remote control racer sits on a rail before a race at the Kootenai RC Racers Hot August Showdown on Sunday, Aug. 7 at the Cabinet Mountain RC Raceway. (Scott Shindledecker/The Western News)

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Operators pilot their remote control racers at the Kootenai RC Racers Hot August Showdown on Sunday, Aug. 7 at the Cabinet Mountain RC Raceway. (Scott Shindledecker/The Western News)

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A sense of humor, with a South Park reference, was on display at the Kootenai RC Racers Hot August Showdown on Sunday, Aug. 7 at the Cabinet Mountain RC Raceway. (Scott Shindledecker/The Western News)

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A marshal works to right a remote control racer at the Hot August Showdown on Sunday, Aug. 7 at the Cabinet Mountain RC Raceway. (Scott Shindledecker/The Western News)