Fastlane Raceway in Blue Springs, MO will again host the opening round of the Heart of America Series for asphalt on road R/C racing in 2009. In a major departure from previous years, Fastlane has made arrangements to hold this year’s event at Kansas Speedway
in conjunction with the Indy Racing League and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series weekend on April 25th and 26th. This change gives HOA racers the opportunity to compete in front of thousands of race fans dramatically increasing exposure for the HOA Series and for the R/C racing hobby.
Fastlane will construct an 85 foot by 200 foot temporary track in the souvenir trailer area to the south of the main entrance to the Speedway. The asphalt surface in that area is excellent with only a few longitudinal seams. The area is pitched to provide drainage but is otherwise flat. A smaller 30 foot by 60 foot oval track is also planned where spectators will be given a chance to try their hand at racing Mini Late Models.
The Speedway will allow racers to set up pits and pit trailers in a grass area bordering the west side of the R/C track and will provide racers with parking for tow vehicles in a nearby hospitality area (separated from the R/C track and pits by an entrance walk way to the track) which is otherwise not used on that weekend.
Further details on the race weekend will be announced shortly. But racers should be prepared for earlier starts than normal on Saturday and Sunday in order to allow most R/C racing to be completed before the Truck and Indy Car races each day. Pre- registration may also be required in order to allow us to provide parking passes to get access to the areas which the Speedway has reserved for us.
We're hoping for a great turnout and to make this the most memorable R/C racing event in the Midwest in years! Come on out and join in on the racing action. In addition to the normal Nitro action from the HOA series we expect to add extra classes. Stay tuned.....