Guys here is all the info for the race. Like I said, there will be a couple of new things. Not every thing is set in stone, but close.
Team Checkpoint Chi-Town Shootout
March 6 - 8 / Leisure Hours Raceway / Joliet, IL
Primary sponsors: Team Checkpoint / Leisure Hours / R/C Car Magazine
Secondary sponsors: (tentative list) Futaba / Duratrax / Much More / UpGrade RC / Proline / J Concepts / Associated / Kyosho / Parma / Novak / Hot Bodies / Panther / Losi
Classes: Mod Buggy (brushed or brushless – LiPo or NiMh)
- Mod Truck (brushed or brushless – LiPo or NiMh)
- Mod 4WD (brushed or brushless – LiPo or NiMh)
- Super Stock Buggy (13.5 brushless or 19T brushed – LiPo or NiMh)
- Super Stock Truck (13.5 brushless or 19T brushed – LiPo or NiMh)
- Sportsman Truck (13.5 brushless or 19T brushed – LiPo or NiMh)
- Slash (Leisure Hours Rules – 3600 NiMh stick pack)
- 5 minute qualifiers (total of 3 rounds)
- 1 “flying lap” qualifier (total of 1 round)
- Mains based on Qual points
- 6 minute mains
- 8 drivers per main
- 2 bump ups per main
Flying Lap Qualifier – this will be just like real racing where each driver will receive one warm up lap and one lap on the clock.
Dash for Cash: After all the qualifiers are finished, the top four drivers in three different classes will race the layout backwards. The start will be inverted and it’s winner take all. 100% of all money raised in the raffle will go towards winnings. Eligible classes are Mod Buggy, Mod Truck and Super Stock Truck.
Saturday Night Team Slash Bash: Limit 15 trucks. (first come, first serve – registration will not be open until noon on Saturday - $10.00 entry fee.) A team will consist of two drivers. Each driver must run at least ten minutes.
Qualifying will be a ten minute open practice. Fastest laps times will seat you for the main. The main event will be 30 minutes in length with a mandatory battery change. (Leisure Hours Slash battery rules do not apply – LiPo’s are legal)
Winning team will take the cash prize of $150.00
Team Award: A team is made up of any four drivers from any class. Each driver can only use one class per team sheet. Entry fee is $4.00 per team. Winning team takes 100% of all entries.
Tough Luck Award: The last qualifier in each class will receive a one year subscription to R/C Car Magazine.
TQ Award: The Top qualifier in each class will receive a custom Upgrade RC pit mat.
Trophies: This race has always been known for huge trophies and this year will be no different.
Event T-Shirts: All registered drivers will receive a free event shirt.
Giveaways / Raffles: Sponsors will be donating a ton of great giveaways. 100% of the money raised from raffles (3 raffle prizes) will go towards Dash for Cash.
Friday March 6 – Open practice
Saturday March 7 – 4 qualifiers / Dash for Cash / Slash Bash
Sunday March 8 – All main events w/bump ups
Entry Fee’s: First class $35.00 / Second class $30.00