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6th Annual Racing Event Comes To Mercer County PA

Big Dog RC will host the 6th Annual “Show Down in the Snow” Indoor RC (remote control) Car Racing event on December 17, 2016. The event draws amateur and professional drivers from around the eastern United States and Canada who will drive their 1/10 scale cars at scale speeds of over 400 miles per hour! Drivers will showcase their talents in more than 12 different classes of RC racing on both dirt oval and off-road racing tracks.

“Last year, the event had over 230 entries,” said John Raskob, who owns Big Dog RC with his wife, Robin. “We had drivers ranging from 5 to 75 years old, with both men and women competing,” John said.

Big Dog RC hosts Indoor RC racing three times a week, year round. The Mercer County business features three indoor tracks and two outdoor tracks, as well as a fully-licensed kitchen and large hobby shop. The shop has planes, boats, cars, trucks, and drones, carrying parts and supplies as well as providing repair and warranty services.

“It’s a life-long, family-oriented hobby. We have several families who spend their Saturdays enjoying the racing action, and spectators are always free,” said Robin.

The track will open early on December 17 for the event, with racing action starting at 1 p.m. Drivers will be competing for trophies, along with many prizes and giveaways. Big Dog RC holds four large events each year, with the largest being at their Grand Opening with close to 2,000 spectators and participants. They broke the Guinness World Record for the Longest RC Car Jump, and you can see the certificate on display at the store. The track is located at 482 Stoneboro Lateral Road in Stoneboro, PA, 16153.  The phone number is 724-376-2379.

About Mercer County, PA

Located in Western Pennsylvania, Mercer County PA is home to Grove City Premium Outlets, boutiques, and unique specialty stores for shoppers. The area is also known for wine and brew tours, WaterFire Sharon, PA outdoor adventure, and outstanding golf. Golf Digest ranked Mercer County PA as one of its top golf destinations. Visitors can dine on mouthwatering cuisine at an array of fine restaurants and then stay overnight in a well-appointed hotel, a luxurious bed and breakfast, or a cozy country inn. Close to Pittsburgh, Erie, Cleveland, and southern Ontario, Canada, Mercer County PA is easily accessible via I-80 and I-79. Our County offers the perfect escape. For more information, visit


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