Critter Hobbies and Raceway of Fairfield, New Jersey held its first trophy race of the 2017 season this past weekend, the 2017 Hangover Race. With around 80 entries, the most popular classes included 2WD Stock and Modified 2WD and 4WD Buggy. A new Track layout finished up Thursday evening, giving a pretty level playing field for most, on Saturday Morning. 3 Rounds of qualifying and Main events. $400 Dollars of cash Raffle prizes ! 4WD Buggy saw Duane Karlovsky (Dak) score Top Qualifier honors and taking the win. Ian Kiss (Critters Team) would take 2nd and Rich Mann (Power Hobby, Maclan Racing) rounding out the Podium.

2WD Mod Buggy saw Steve Maizer (PowerHobby) set TQ for the event. The main saw a great battle with Duane Karlovsky , with Duane Karlovsky eventually stealing the show. Maizer would settle for 2nd and Roger Bustos for 3rd.

Stock Buggy saw Ian Kiss TQ’ing the class. Scotty Neary ran most of the race on Kiss’s bumper to take the win after a mistake by Kiss in the closing 2 laps. Ian settle for 2nd and Paul Cranmer would finish 3rd.



In 4WD Short Course, Roger “Whip it” Bustos would steal TQ from local favorite Mike ‘Hulk’ Costa. Roger would lead from start to finish. Cameron Windslow would finish 2nd and Vin Manchanda rounding off the podium.

2WD Short Course saw TQ Mike Furnari have technical issues retiring early. Ian Kiss would inherit the lead and take the win. John Marcotte would finish 2nd and Paul Cranmer for 3rd.

2WD Stadium Truck saw TQ John Marcotte lead from the buzzer to take the win. Scott Neary would finish 2nd and Toby Hamson (Team Critters, Kyosho, Tekin, AKA) would finish 3rd.

Lastly but not least, we had an impromptu Sportsman class. Dylan (TQ) would lead from start to finish. Followed by Aydan and Colton rounding out the Podium.

Thanks to Toby Hamson for the report.