Phil Hurd Raceway, located in Savannah’s Lake Mayer Community Park was created by U.S. Army Colonel Phillip S. Hurd. His love for Remote Controlled Cars inspired him to build a race track in 1987 and became the founding member and first President of our R/C Club Savannah Chatham Offroad Racing Enthusiasts (SCORE). Today, Phil Hurd Raceway is one of the oldest R/C racing facilities in the United States and has been host to multiple ROAR National Races in 1991, 1992, and 1995. R.O.A.R. (Remotely Operated Auto Racers) is the National non-profit corporation organized to promote the sport of radio controlled model car racing. ROAR was originally organized in 1967, and has steadily grown and evolved as the sport has grown. The facility itself has been through many different layouts. One of the earliest layouts was formed using nothing more than old automobile tires that were either donated by auto garages and dealerships or just simply found on the side of the road. The layouts over the years have been as simple as a dirt oval, but sometimes as technical as a roller-coaster ride. But no matter the layout, the facility has always provided a good show for spectators and racers alike.
Lake Mayer Raceway was re-named Phil Hurd Raceway, in honor of the Colonel after he lost his life from lung cancer in 1999. SCORE over the years has continued to provide a family-oriented environment for racers and spectators alike for 30 years. Although the some of the faces have changed, the love for the sport is still as strong as ever.