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Palm Desert RC Raceway has been serving racers since 2002 formerly Hobby Town Raceway. During the 2005-2007 Seasons the track hosted many of the top race events such as. Toys for Tots , Best of the West, West Coast Shootout, JBRL Nitro Series. In 2008 Hobby Town closed its doors and abandoned the track. For 2 years the track sat vacant until 2009 when Chris Marrale decided he wanted a place to race locally again. Despite being only 14 years old at the time Chris Marrale was instrumental in bringing Palm Desert RC Raceway back to life. The city of Palm Desert said no, but it didn’t realize that teenager Chris Marrale doesn’t take no for an answer. Seven months after that first defeat, Chris, had the yes he was seeking and Palm Desert RC Raceway was open for business in 2010. Chris Says” In the beginning I was just bored and looking for a place where my friends and I could run our remote control cars, my mom had decided we’d played enough video games for the summer and we had to find something to do”. Palm Desert officials, though, had requirements and procedures that would have stopped most people from pursuing the use of this land. Chris was told the lot needed wheel chair ramps and the electricity had to be brought up to code, among other obstacles. During the Summer of 2012 PDRCR brought in all new Clay from the Beaumont area which has given us a surface that rivals many of the other outdoor tracks.

Since the Re-Opening Palm Desert RC Raceway in 2010 it has once again become one of the favorite outdoor tracks in SoCal hosting many of the top events.

In 2014 Chris set off for College and sold the track to Ken Tucker one of the local racers. Ken has followed in the tradition of keeping a fun facility for everyone to enjoy.

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