August kicks off Kootenai RC Racing’s big event

KRCR Racing cars at the track.  Photo by Brian Baxter, The Montanian

By Brian Baxter


Scheer Bros. Hobbies of Libby are holding their 7th Annual Hot August Showdown during the first weekend in August. Steve Sheer owns and operates his hobby shop at 410 Mineral Avenue in downtown Libby. The shop is headquarters for the Kootenai RC Racers and the club hopes you will all come out to race and watch the biggest race of its kind in Northwest Montana.

Scheer Brothers sponsors this event along with Venom Power; Boca Bearing Company; Castle Creations Inc.; Exotech Racing; Hitec/Multiple USA; Maclan Racing; and Savox U.S.A.. The club was founded on April 25, 2013 and their mission is to have fun in a positive RC racing environment, further the RC racing community, build a solid race series, work with local government on the ROAR compliant race track, work with private track owners to keep tracks operating and within KRCR guidelines, and to foster positive relationships with other community organizations. Steve Scheer is always smiling and willing to answer any questions you may have. The shop is constantly growing and adding interesting new features. Cruise on by the shop and find out more about the hobbies store and the Hot August Showdown.

This event will take place the first weekend in August and the site will be open early for folks to set up their camps. The track is located at 2405 Snowshoe Road on private property, and there will be signs posted from Pizza Hut leading you all the way up to the track. For Directions call 293-9362. You can also visit www.kootenaircrac or email for more information.

This will be the 7th year of the Annual Hot August Showdown The classes offered for the events are: 1/10 2 WD buggy; 1/10 Stadium truck; 1/10 Short coarse truck; and 1/8 E-Buggy. The club is expecting this to be the largest event to date. The event is open to the public for spectators and the group welcomes folks with RC cars who want to try their hand at racing to come on out.

The group actually races year round with racing events occurring at the VFW Post # 1548 on a carpet track during winter months. In spring the group transitions from carpet to dirt and will have a track setup at Big Sky Lumber, where they will be racing 1/10 Semi-trucks. For next year, the club has been working with the county and Port Authority to put in a new home track for KRCR. The complex will allow the group to grow their Hot August Showdown event even larger and bring in new members to the racing community.