Remote control car racers prepare their cars for the Tekno Winter Series Final Race at HobbyTown HobbyPlex in Omaha, NE on March 13th, 2021.

Remote control cars became popular once again throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Koby Bennett was involved in the hobby growing up until around age 16. It wasn’t until his friends began purchasing remote control cars at the start of COVID-19, that he decided to finally come back to his childhood hobby.

Daniel Schmidt, the Lincoln HobbyTown franchise owner, noticed a large increase in the demand for remote control cars since the start of COVID-19. While the store normally carries around 75 to 100 remote control cars, the demand caused them to run completely out one weekend.

Tyler Burkle is a senior Broadcasting Production major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. After graduating in the spring of 2021, he plans to pursue a career in real estate.