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Racers from across the Southwest U.S. competing remote control racing event

Posted at 1:12 PM, Jun 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-30 16:12:00-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Racers start you engines. It's one of the largest remote control car racing events in California.

Sunday is the main event day of the 22nd Shoot Out at Rain-Man’s Hobby and Raceway in Southwest Bakersfield. The three-day event started Friday June 28th with drivers having a practice day on the track. Saturday was time trials day for polling positions for Sunday's main event races.

Jimmy Babcock, promoter for the Shoot Out, said racing starts around 8:30 a.m. on Sunday and will continue until 6 p.m. at the Rain-Man's Hobby and Raceway. The event is free for spectators to come watch. Food trucks will be outside the indoor racetrack.

Babcock said racer range from beginner to professionals, 6 years old to 70 years old. You can also watch racing events at Rain-Man’s Hobby and Raceway on

For more information about learning how to become a remote control car driver, visit their Facebook page or visit their indoor track at 4615 Grissom St, Bakersfield, California 93313.