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Remote-control car racing skids into Soda City

September 26, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Charles Dymock

Soda City RC is a nonprofit remote-control racing facility in the heart of Columbia, South Carolina that gives the sport of RC racing a place to call home. These remote-control cars may look like a child’s toy at first glance, but in actuality, these highly customizable cars pack a serious punch on the race track.  The only thing that could be more serious than the horsepower is the racers themselves as president Jimbo Massalou admits, “the competition is tough.” 

Although these racers are highly competitive with each other, that doesn’t affect their camaraderie. RC racer Ryan Evans says, “Soda City probably has some of the nicest and best racers I’ve seen.”  Massalou adds to that saying, “the friendship is like no other.”

The friendship and respect the racers have with one another is why vice president of Soda City RC, Mark Fuge, is so passionate about the facility.  He says that they’re, “continuing a legacy of a lot of years, a lot of effort, and a lot of energy for a great community.”  Hopefully, the legacy of the Soda City RC racers continues for a long time.   

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