Originally posted by Rookie Solara
I don't think finding a LHS to help hosting any HPI challenge race is a challenge............after 4-5 years of hosting this event, I think they will come up a standard guide book about the HPI race.
From what I see on the site.......the first race of HPI usually start as early as NOW (MARCH)....but usually, April and MAY...
But for now, we haven't seen any update on their site, that explained to me that there will not be one this year.
Here's the answer direct from HPI "
Thanks for the question. We've been doing the standard HPI Challenge series for several years now and everyone's had a great time. In order to keep getting the race coverage in the magazines we need the series to evolve to keep up with the hot trends in the industry. So this year we will shift our focus a little to emphasize the Savage trucks.
We're planning two Savage Slam events that will be fun events like the one we did last year... racing, Savage Bowling, concours, long jump contests, barbeque, prizes etc. The idea is to get together for a fun truckin' event with friends and family. We're shooting for one event on the west coast and one event on the east coast, both in the Summer so that the whole family can attend.
For the HPI Challenge, we're planning one event with the format basically the same as in previous years (nitro and electric sedans), with selected winners getting a free trip to the HPI Challenge World Finals in Europe. The race will probably be in the Summer, somewhere in the middle of America.
We'll be announcing the dates and locations as soon as we know the exact details. We're still looking for clubs to host the events, so if you have the facilities, experience and want to host an event, start a thread here in the forum with your contact information and we'll get in touch with you.
The main things that we look for are:
1. A good location with maximum exposure to the public (county fairs, car events, high traffic venues).
2. An established and organized racing club (with facilities, equipment, and experience running races).
3. A location with a good amount of local racers, 200 racers is our target for each event. "
Well this BLOWS!!!