RC Across America - Season 1 - Charlie Barnes of Cal Raceway | CompetitionX
Thursday , 2 December 2021

RC Across America – Season 1 – Charlie Barnes of Cal Raceway | CompetitionX

RC Across America - Season 1 - Charlie Barnes of Cal Raceway | CompetitionX

Welcome to Video 1 of Season 1 of our RC Across America Series. The goal of this Series is to interview industry people – drivers, shop owners, track owners, etc – and find out what made them pick the RC industry.

In this video, we sit down with Charlie Barnes, owner and operator of Cal Raceway in Orange, California. This is a permanent onroad track that features a full blown drivers stand, raised rumble corners and plenty of pit space.

Unfortunately, shortly after the taping of this interview, Charlie contracted the COVID19 virus and passed away about 2 weeks later. This has been a major blow to both myself and the industry, but with the approval of his wife and family, we thought it was important to shine a light on Charlie and what he has done for the RC industry.

He will be missed.

More info on Cal Raceway
Website: http://calraceway.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Cal-Raceway-117328194976752
RC Paint Chat: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1476256932410289

About Tony Phalen

Tony Phalen - As an avid RC enthusiast, Tony has been building, bashing and racing RC Cars for over 25 years. He has raced everything from 1:18th scale trucks to 1:5 scale motorcycles and everything in-between. He's also worked on both sides of the industry fence; working at and with many major manufacturers (as well as being a sponsored driver) to working for a high-profile industry magazine. During this time he has learned many tricks, tips and techniques and has transferred that knowledge to CompetitionX - the most informative RC website on the internet!

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One comment

  1. Great video! While I did not know Charlie Barnes his enthusiasm for the hobby is undeniable and I’m sure he’s done much to help the sport carry on. We always start with Tamiya… don’t we! Peace and blessings to his friends and family.

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