Group gathers at North Jefferson City track for radio-controlled fun
Monday, October 17, 2011
Ryan Heislen has always been intrigued by racing, but it’s not the kind of sport you can jump into without experience or a substantial amount of money.
So about a year ago when he discovered radio controlled (R/C) racing, a version that’s more accessible and affordable than the real thing, he was hooked. “It’s a cheap way to race,” he said.
Now, Heislen joins an informal group of area residents who practice and race their R/C vehicles at a track in North Jefferson City.
The 25-year-old is expecting his first child, a son, in December. Already, he’s looking forward to bonding with his firstborn over R/C racing. “I’ve still got a kid in me even though I’ve got a kid on the way,” he said.