View Full Version : 2018 Namba Lone Star Nationals - Oct. 20th to Oct. 27th

12-30-2017, 05:43 PM
The 2018 NAMBA Lone Star Nationals will be hosted by the Dallas RC Thunderboats from Oct. 20th to Oct. 27th! We have a great race site at McInnish Park in Carrollton, TX. This Nationals event will follow the previous year's format by offering gas, nitro and electric classes.

Our race site is located approx. 15 miles from Dallas Love Field airport and 13 miles from DFW airport. Six Flags, ATT stadium and downtown Dallas are all within 25 miles, downtown Ft. Worth is approx 35 miles and Winstar Casino is 65 miles. The Texas State Fair will also be open until Oct. 21st and there is a DART train station located 3 miles that will drop you off right at the entrance gates.

Since we are located in a city park, the City will be allowing us to use 2 large parking lots for RV's, but you must be self contained. For those that are not self contained, Sandy Lake RV park is within 1 mile of the park.

Three of the fastest growing classes in District 7 will also be offered as exhibition classes, Sportsman Mono, Gas Outboard Tunnel and LoneStar Enduro. Electric 1/8th Scale Unlimited Hydroplane is also a fast growing class and will be offered following NAMBA rules.

Link to the Rules for the 3 exhibition classes... Exibition Class Rules (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1eEjm-vVplqrX2xaMxhVWIizsybDNFyO3)

Heat racing format for sorting of heats will be done following the format used at our District 7 races.

Round 1 is preset
Round 2 will be set by how you finished in round 1
Round 3 will be set by how you finished in round 2
Round 4 will be set by how you finished in round 3
Heats will be set by how you placed in the previous round.
Heats will be kept as even as possible.

Hilton Garden Inn Dallas Lewisville will be the host hotel and also the location of the banquet on Sat. Oct. 27th. The room rate will be $99 for a single king or double queen room. This rate will include a full cooked breakfast for up to 3 people per room per day. There is a cash only bar onsite and restaurants within walking distance.

Hilton Garden Inn Dallas Lewisville
785 State Highway 121,
Lewisville, Texas, 75067

Banquet/party prices will be provided on the entry form.

Camping and RV's will be allowed at the race site. For those not self contained or want to stay close, Sandy Lake RV park is within 1 mile of the
park. They stay full so book early. We will also be able to dump holding tanks for $15.

Sandy Lake RV
Rate: $52 - 58 per day

Updates will be provided at 2018nambanats.com and our sticky post on jrcbd, offshoreelectrics and intlwaters in the race events section. We look forward to seeing new faces this year!


The 2018 National Entry (https://drive.google.com/file/d/18TPVGlc0FRo7PaqawRydgkCkf8dx2Ha8/view) form must be completed and postmarked on or before September 9, 2018.

Www.racemastersevents.com (http://www.racemastersevents.com) will be used to track class entries to allow for instant visibility to participants and boat counts.

If you enter your classes on RaCEMastersEvents, you must still mail or email (dallasrcthunderboats@gmail.com) your entry form in to allow for selection of items outside the class entries (extra banquet/t-shirts/paddleboat/etc). Payment may be made via Paypal (as FRIENDS/FAMILY to dallasrcthunderboats@gmail.com) or mailed in within 2 weeks of your entry.

If you do not enter on RaCEMastersEvents a paper entry form must be mailed with payment (check/cash/MO) or Paypal (as FRIENDS/FAMILY to dallasrcthunderboats@gmail.com) by the entry deadline.

Any changes to your entry data must be made in writing and postmarked by the entry deadline. No changes will be allowed after the entry deadline.

Classes not on the entry form can be requested by email to dallasrcthunderboats@gmail.com. An additional race waiting list will be on RaCEMasterEvents. These entries MUST be paid via paypal. A date will be provided and when 6 paid entries have been made the class will be moved to the main race list.

Please call or text if you have any question
Contest Director: Oscar Love 214-690-1003 olove2@juno.com
Assistant and Race Director: John Borden 817-939-1220 jborden@lonestarco.com


Sat. 20th
GX-1 Crackerbox
P-Limited OPC
A Mono
A OPC Tunnel

Sun. 21st
LoneStar Enduro
Jersey Skiff
P-Limited Outrigger
B Mono
A Hydro

Mon. 22nd
GX-2 Crackerbox
G-1 Mono
P Catamaran
C Mono
B Hydro
B OPC Tunnel
Welcome Party at the Pond

Tues. 23rd
GX-2 Catamaran
Sportsman Mono
P-Limited Catamaran
P Mono
C Hydro
B Mod Tunnel

Wed. 24th
GX-2 Mono
Gas Outboard Tunnel
G-1 Outrigger
P-Limited Sport
A Mod Tunnel
X Hydro

Thurs. 25th
G-1 Catamaran
GX-2 Sport Hydro
GasTeam Marathon
Elec 1/8 Scale Unlimited
P Sport Hydro
X Mono

Fri. 26th
G-1 Sport Hydro
GX-2 Outrigger
Gas/Nitro Twin Rigger
Sport 40
Sport 20
Paddle Boat Race
Friday Night Dinner at the Pond. ALL Thunder Boats and Scale Boats with your photo must be at dinner.

Sat. 27th
Classic Thunderboat
Gas Scale Unlimited
P-Limited Mono
Q Sport Hydro
Scale Unlimited (Nitro)
Awards Banquet

02-01-2018, 11:57 PM
Post 1 has been updated

04-25-2018, 04:10 PM

View of our site for those that have not been here before.

06-01-2018, 01:15 AM
8 days of racing and 11 FE classes?? WOW this really makes me want to go to this event!!!!! WTF really????? this really steams me!!! I went to the FE nats for 8 years in a row and raced lots of boats in 3-4 days, REALLY 8 DAYS!!! 11 CLASSES thats 1 class a day for 5 days and 2 classes for 3 days. WOW THIS IS REALLY FAIR!!!! If I want to race this even I have to take off from work for 10-11 days to run a CRAP schedule. NAMBA is choking FE racing on a national level. And this "COMBINED SUPERNATS FORMULA" proves it. It's just so rediculous. All things equal, I would rather race a club event than go to this, I would race more in 1 day than I would in 6 days at the nats!!! And probably against better competition. This is a disgrace.

06-01-2018, 09:03 PM

View of our site for those that have not been here before.

Hey Oscar .. couldn’t tell in video.. is there a raised drivers stand??

06-01-2018, 10:19 PM
Hey Oscar .. couldn’t tell in video.. is there a raised drivers stand??

Hey Ray, yes there's a raised drivers stand. I'll see if I can find a picture of it.

06-02-2018, 07:55 PM

06-04-2018, 06:19 PM
Ray, here's a view from the water.


06-11-2018, 01:25 AM
1/8th scale electric will be held as an exhibition class. Rules for 1/8th Scale Electric Limited Hydroplane can be found here (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1eEjm-vVplqrX2xaMxhVWIizsybDNFyO3) along with our other exhibition classes. Sorry for any inconviences this may cause.

06-11-2018, 01:46 AM
Thx for update.. nice talking to u today john

07-08-2018, 01:37 PM
Nationals are just over 3 months out. Please get your entries in and make sure to reserve a room! Also, don’t forget the rules on G1 and stock motors. There were a few last year that had illegal GZ4/5 motors. We will be checking! And for electric P Limited classes, the rules for specific motors is still in place. Make sure you’re legal.

Link to Hotel Reservations (https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/gi/reservation/book.htm?inputModule=HOTEL&ctyhocn=DALLEGI&spec_plan=DRC&arrival=20181019&departure=20181028&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT)

07-18-2018, 10:48 PM
P-Limited update:

The Pro Marine RC motor model PMRC3656 is an approved motor for electric P-Limited classes for the Nationals. The motor has been verified with NAMBA to meet the requirements of section 28 D.1.d.iii. The race forms have been updated to reflect this addition.

If you have any questions, please PM or email me.

07-24-2018, 09:41 PM
Host hotel deadline is Aug 1st. Price as of today without discount is $151.

September 9th is the entry cutoff. Please get your entries in!

07-24-2018, 09:43 PM
I've had a request for allowing the Proboat/Dynamite DYNM3831 A3650-2000Kv. This motor also fits into the requirements of section 28 D.1.d.iii and I was able to get it approved by NAMBA as well. The entry form has been updated.

08-11-2018, 11:09 AM
We’re less than 4 weeks from close of registration and just over 2 months till racing starts. Please get your entries in if you plan on coming.

Thanks everyone that’s signed up, we’re currently at 315 boats with more verbal committed to come. I’m excited to see 3 current IMPBA title holders signed up to join us, should be some very competitive racing!

08-22-2018, 09:06 AM
2 1/2 weeks left for entries, deadline is Sept 9th. Current count is 377 boats.

We will be changing T-Offshore to T-Mono. All entries received so far are all mono’s and the drivers have been contacted. The entry form has been updated.

09-05-2018, 08:36 PM
The entry deadline is coming up quick, make sure to get signed up by Sept. 9th at racemastersevents.com and mail your entry in by that date as well. We’re currently at 75 racers and 463 boats! Don’t miss out on the fun!

For those arriving early, Thursday Oct. 18th will be the earliest to arrive and start setting up. RV and car parking will be located at the front parking lot. Please check with a Dallas club member before setting up. If you have any questions or special requests, please contact myself or John Borden.

Open water:
– Available starting on Thursday.
– Starting Sat. Oct 20th, open water will be limited to the next day's classes until 7pm
– After 7pm all boats are allowed
– Up to 8am race mornings, classes racing that day only
– There is no set end time to open water.
– No retrieve boat driver provided

The Welcome party on Monday Oct 22 will be catered by Babe's Chicken and the BBQ on Friday Oct. 26th will be from Dickies. Please let us know of special food needs. The Welcome party and BBQ/Paddle boat racing will be held at the race site. We will also have DJ'd music both nights.

A few changes have been made from the original schedule.

1. Electric 1/8th scale has been moved to an exhibition class with modified rule
a) Motors allowed - Any motor 860kv unloaded or lower.
b) Batteries - 8S configured Lithium Polymer (LiPo) batteries with a max of 4.2v per cell.
c) Capacity will be NAMBA specified limit of 12,000mah.
d) Speed Controller - Any speed controller may be used.
e) 4 rounds heat racing, 5 laps per heat.

2. P-Limited classes - 2 additional motors have been allowed
a) Pro Marine RC – PMRC3656 2030kv Motor
b) Proboat/Dynamite DYNM3831 A3650-2000Kv

3. T-Offshore has been changed to T-Mono.

Tim Martin has been going strong with raffle prizes! He's been able to get some great boating and non-boating donations! He's posted some sneak peeks on JRCBD, take a look!

Make sure you have a valid NAMBA membership. If you need a single event membership, please visit NAMBA.com and use the NAMBA Membership Portal. This must be done before attending, registrations will NOT be taken at the Nationals.

I wanted to send a special thanks to everyone that has donated to the Nationals, those that have helped putting it together, and those that will support during the Nationals. Without your support this event would not be possible.

We are looking forward to some great racing and meeting some new friends! If there are any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 214-690-1003, John Borden at 817-939-1220 or visit 2018nambanats.com.

See y'all in Carrollton!

09-10-2018, 09:30 AM
Thanks to everyone that's entered. Please check over your entry on racemastersevents.com for accuracy. If you need to make changes, please call, PM or email me or John Borden.


09-17-2018, 08:05 AM
Again, thanks to all that have entered. This has turned into the biggest Nationals in recent years with 513 boats currently entered! Thanks to Tim Martin for his hard work on sponsorships all classes except x-hydro will run.

Kid-R-Boaters we currently have no one entered but it will be left open until Oct. 12th. The only requirement is they have to have NAMBA insurance. If their only entry is for Kid-R-Boaters, we’ll also waive their banquet fee.

See everyone next month!

09-17-2018, 08:31 AM
Sport 20 also did not make.

09-30-2018, 08:47 PM
Just under 3 weeks! Those that still have not paid by, your entry is subject to removal at any point. Make sure you have your NAMBA numbers on your boat per the rule book.

G1 motors, make sure you’re legal as well as they will be checked. I know there were a couple GZ4 motors found last year.

The earliest to arrive is Thursday morning 8am. There will be a tent behind the drivers stand for you to check in. Please see one of the Dallas club members before parking your trailers.

If you have any questions, please call or email me or John Borden.
Thanks everyone and see you soon!

10-12-2018, 10:08 AM
One week to go!

Make sure to keep an eye on the weather! It’s supposed to be cool, bring warm clothes.

Your entry forms and dinner tickets will be provided when you check in. Please check these items for accuracy.

The drivers meeting will be at 8:30am and racing at 9am daily.
The Welcome Party and Paddle Boat BBQ (at pond) and the Banquet (at host hotel) will all be at 7pm.

I’ve had a few questions about the NAMBA number on your back, name tags will be provided to satisfy the rule. The tag will be in your entry packet.

There are a couple rules I’d like to point out. We’re all here to have fun but safety should be our number 1 priority.

1. Every driver must have a pit person at all times, whether in practice or during a contest, who is also a NAMBA member and who is aware of all course conditions and NAMBA regulations. R/C Combat ships do not require a pit person or separate observer. 

2. Only NAMBA members are allowed in the hot pit area. No persons other than those running a boat, those assisting with the running of a boat, or contest officials will be permitted in the pit area. 

3. At NAMBA events, no smoking will be allowed in the drivers stand area or hot pit area. The hot pit area is defined as the area where boats are started and launched. 

4. Consumption of or being under the influence of alcohol, marijuana or illegal drugs is not permitted while operating or assisting in the operation of a model boat, whether it be in practice or during a contest. The same applies to contest officials while a contest is taking place. 

Please be safe traveling and lets all have a great time, this only happens once a year!

10-26-2018, 01:26 PM
Lots of BUZZZZ about this race???? Any? none? Heard they only ran 5 laps for scale??? thats a disgrace. This whole format is a disgrace. NAMBA is a disgrace. No one will probably even read this post because nobody cares about this race. There was a whole big post on what to do while at the Nats............ I want to RACE when I'm at the Nats!!!!! I'm not there to sightsee, go to a state fair, or god for bid go to a Dallas Cowboys game????? WTF???? When I go to a NATS I want to be at the lake from sun up till sun down RACING!!!!

10-26-2018, 03:40 PM
Really? Good for you some of us have wives and friends that like to do something else after races and on off days. I guess you have boats entered every day.

10-26-2018, 07:55 PM
A NAMBA Nationals is about pleasing the racers, not about what a few might want. I guess if someone is not willing to adapt to change and rants about it, then perhaps they are in the wrong hobby.... :sad:


10-27-2018, 04:51 PM
Jay maybe you're right, but you gotta admit that 10FE classes in 8 days is a little rediculous? Pescador, they're shouldn't be OFF days at the NATS thats what I'm trying to say.racing 1 boat a day at the nats is a waste of time. All the time, travel, hotel, entrance fee etc.... just not enough racing.

10-27-2018, 05:53 PM
All the classes are spread out throughout the fuel types mike.. not just fe..u just can’t run all the classes for every fuel type it would take 3 weeks... this is first time in a while I have seen t mono make a nats or have enough boats to make a class..all in all it was a great event.. minus the weather.. but it was fun and a new format with heats for most.. thanks to the Dallas rc thunderbolts club and whoever else help out on this years Namba nats.. they are a huge undertaking..