This is the race that got me started back in 2011! Racing for a great cause!!! Always a great Pro-Line prescence at the race also. So if your in the region come on out. Sept 11th – 14th!!! 300+ entries. Lots of donations, lots of giveaways, and lots of fun for the whole family.
Scott and the entire crew puts on a great race!!!
Annual off road Radio Control Car Race benefiting the American Cancer Society.
Mission: “Racing for a cause…racing for a cure”
History of the East Coast Race Against Cancer… In 2001, Racer’s Against Enterprises was created by Gary Wiant, a local RC racer, husband, and father who was diagnosed with cancer. Through determination, his doctors, and God’s grace, Gary beat the disease and today walks as a cancer survivor. As a way to give back to those who helped him, Gary and Doug McCullough, owner of McCullough’s RC Raceway, teamed up to hold the first East Coast Race Against Cancer in September 2001.
The idea was noble…hold an annual charity Radio Control car race where 100% of all proceeds are donated to the American Cancer Society, thus the start of something truly special. Through the years, the race grew and so did its notoriety which brought in many professional RC racers from all over the country. Past & current pros include Jesse Robbers, Dave Montgomery, Anthony Mazzara, CJ Weaver, Jamie Grayek, Mike Truhe, Brian Handwork, Paul Ciccarello, Mo Denton, Joe Bornhorst, Brandon Marsh and many others.
The attendance and continued support of the pros have not only contributed to the RAC but have helped grow off road remote control car racing in Western Pennsylvania. In 2011, local racer Scott Siegel volunteered to lead Racers Against Cancer Enterprises to carry on the legacy of the annual Race Against Cancer. Scott’s family, like so many of others, has been devastated by the horrible disease. Similar story, just a man with a cause wanting to give back to the greater good. Scott, along with the dedicated efforts of local racer and cancer survivor Barb Rakarich, Doug McCullough and many volunteers coordinated a record breaking RAC in 2013 with almost 300 race entries raising an astounding $19,000.00 for the ACS.
So the legacy continues in a countryside setting of a Pittsburgh suburb where radio control car racers from across the country make their annual journey. After 12 years, it’s truly amazing that our event has raised over $88,000 simply by “racing for a cause…racing for a cure”.
McCullough’s Off-Road in Sarver, PA!!!