Monday, July 22, 2013

Ho-b RC Park Brings Large-Scale Model Car Racing to Durham

Race over to Northgate Mall to witness the some high-octane, remote control fun in Durham.

Northgate Mall is pleased to announce the opening of Ho-b RC Park, Saturday July 27, 2013 with a FREE GRAND OPENING weekend of racing fun, a one-of-a-kind 20,000 square foot remote control model car racing/recreational facility for ages eight to eighty in Suite 235 next to Sears at Northgate Mall.

”This unique indoor space is truly like no other for enthusiasts and model car hobbyists. There is nothing like this in the Southeast. We are dedicating thousands of square feet to four colossal racing tracks for the public to enjoy whether they own a model racing car or not,” said owner/operator Ivan Maresca.

The Ho-b RC Park features three racing tracks (off-road, on-road, beginner) as well as a full hobby shop with model car accessories and expert repair service. In addition, birthday party rentals will also be on tap for groups of ten or more featuring racing, full service catering and socializing. Corporate events are also available to liven up business occasions with racing fun and full service catering.

After opening weekend, unlimited Ho-b RC Park track access day passes are available for $10 weekdays; $15 weekends. Car rentals are available for 30-60 minutes from $12-$25. Unlimited monthly memberships for $50 per month.

Model car racing classes led by national champion Justin Sweet will also be part of the Park’s activities for both novices and experts to hone their racing skills. Class schedules will be regularly updated online.

Italian-born owner Ivan Maresca opened his model car operation Ho-b Max at Northgate as a kiosk April 2011 then as an in-line store in March 2012 and is a seller of battery-operated, electronic hobby crafts including airplanes, cars, boats, helicopters, rockets, tanks, trains and more for ages 8-80. Ho-b Max has mall locations in Hanes Mall in Winston-Salem and Northgate Mall, Durham. Maresca’s concept for Ho-b RC Park is to bring enthusiasts and newcomers from across the Southeast together for fun, competition—a racing experience they can’t get anywhere else.


  1. AWESOME place. I am there quite often and enjoy the friendlt atmosphere. The guy's are nice smart and know what they are talking about. If the part isn't on the shelf, they can order it in. They are my new and full time supplyers for my RC needs.I have found that they're prices are very comperable to internet prices , just no shipping costs. Great place to go ,,,,,,,

  2. Sells cheap plastic toys for inflated prices. Then sells you a better part which shows they have a mechanical flaw. No reasonable warranty period. Uses ridiculous analogy of being the same as if you bought a Ferrari. If I have a steering linkage break on a new Ferrari the would certainly fix it for free.