A year ago I came to the Dominican Republic for the first time. At that time, I had only known that they race RC on the DR for about a year, as someone had bought a car from me, and that then turned into me having a distributor on the island. RC racing is in it’s infancy on the DR compared to most of the places I have visited, and when I first visited I ended up convincing, and helping the local RC pioneers register in FAMAR, and then convinced the racers that they should go to the worlds. 1 more country successfully added to the RC Racing scene.
1 year later, I go back, and they have a permanent track built next to two 5 a side football fields, next to a big mall, in Santo Domingo, the capital. That means, they have plenty of potential new RC enthusiasts pass by daily. Location is everything. Not only that, these guys had fireworks, flame throwers, live music, sponsorship from Chevy, Redbull, local harware store, local paint store, etc.
Jurassic Park. For once my lame comment was actually accurate, as part of JP was filmed on the DR.
What I am trying to say is, if they can do this in the Dominican Republic, then there really is no excuse elsewhere. Yes, it can of course be easier in a country like the DR, due to the demographic of RC racers, compared to a European country, but the key is still the passion, regardless of social or economical stature.
Now for some pics from the event.
Truck Podium: 1st JQ, 2nd, Luis Garcia, 3rd Francisco Ortiz
Nitro Podium. 1st JQ, 2nd Carlos Sikora, 3rd Luis Jose
eBuggy Podium 1st JQ, 2nd Luis Garcia, 3rd Carlos Sikora
Dulce Weiss, 11 years old and 4th place in Nitro Buggy. The Dulcenator was impressive. DR’s Jessica Pålsson.
Driving down the motorway, we saw this guy going the same direction, but on the other side, against traffic…
Fuck iiiiit! This is the DR!
Semi drive through in the mountains. This guy’s light switch was a live wire that he pushed in a socket. #healthandsafety
My office. Getting work done, so I can chill. #liveyourlife