UNITING THE R/C DIRT OVAL COMMUNITY
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Rob Cutman  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, August 1, 2018 6:41:14 PM(UTC)
Rob Cutman

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Please share your favorite stories and pictures of Roy or your times spent racing at Moody's Raceway.
If you do not know who Roy was please take the time to visit his profile on our Legends Page.
Mark Faron  
#2 Posted : Thursday, August 2, 2018 12:12:54 PM(UTC)
Mark Faron

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Joined: 7/31/2018(UTC)
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Wow you are really trying to get a little sentimental with me here. I started racing at Monee when i was about 12 years old in 1993. May be off a year or so on the actual year. I raced there continually until I moved to the east coast in 2005. I had been racing a few years earlier but we didnt know anything about Roys track. So most of my child hood into becoming an adult I was there. To me Roy was a very soft spoken Man. But when he talked I listened. Just like a lot of people, it wasn't until I got older I wish I would have talked to him more about his story. One thing that i remember was wanting Roy to change his rule on battery MAH. We were losing to Chad Smith and others and the rule was 2000Mah max 6 cell. Mine were already about a year old and my dad came up with some money to get us a new pack. 2400Mah were the new thing and our local hobbyshop, Leisure Hours, didnt have any 2000's left. Next week i went to Roy and told him that and he gave me the "Too Bad Faron", that i can still hear to this day if i think about it! So the following week went back to race and I tried again. This time I got a couple of other guys to come with me. He said Fine,but. I thought o here we go. He then said with all of this extra capacity you "WILL" run 5 minute mains. I cannot emphasize the "Will" enough .We thought that was great and that was that. Later on after I moved out here to the east coast I raced a few Nitro Tour races in Pennsylvania. I remember hearing the complaints about the 5 minute mains and like the story goes about Craig Frase starting the tour and and Monee being his home track I think I had something to do with that. Only to laugh how Roy would have handled that.

Mark Faron
Rob Cutman  
#3 Posted : Thursday, August 2, 2018 1:39:48 PM(UTC)
Rob Cutman

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Great stories Mark. I remember hearing the famous "well, as they say in russia...tough shitzky"
Doug Carter  
#4 Posted : Sunday, August 19, 2018 11:31:20 AM(UTC)
Doug Carter

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Joined: 8/19/2018(UTC)
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I still have Roy's e-mail address and phone number in my contacts in my phone. I won't ever remove it.
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