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Old 07-14-2009, 01:02 AM
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Default Norcal Hobbies Northern Ca, SF Bay Area

Website:
http://www.norcalhobbies.com/ Play. Shop. Race...

Official Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nor-C...66974219990250

Phone:
(408)-293-5555

Address
Nor-Cal Hobbies
2099 South 10th St.
San Jose, CA

Hours:
Mon-Fri 11am-7pm
Sat 9am-6pm
Sun 9am-5pm
*Open late on race nights

Race Schedule (www.nhttp://www.norcalhobbies.com/events/ or www.rcracing.com)

Status:
Indoor Off Road
Open

Outdoor On Road
Open during on road race days

Official Norcal Hobbies Forum:
http://www.norcalhobbies.com/forums/index.php

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Old 07-14-2009, 02:34 AM
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hey man! nice to meet you at the shootout! hope u had a good time

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Hey Rodney, nice to meet you @ Hot Rod. Congrats on your finish in Stock Buggy. Thanks for updating me on this new area on RCTech. Hope to see you down here some time. I'm sure you'll see familiar old faces.
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Default Norcal Hobbies presents the 2009 TOP GUN CHALLENGE

Norcal Hobbies presents the 2009 TOP GUN CHALLENGE. Sponsored by T.O.P. Racing USA and other affiliated sponsors. Aug 15th and 16th 2009. This on road race will be one to attend with all popular classes being represented. 13.5 and Mod sedan will be run in TOP GUN format while other classes will be run in the triple A main format.Lots of racing action at the Bays largest permanent racing facility. More info will be revealed shortly.Mark those calandars!

Sign Up form is at the address below.


http://www.gearchart.com/images/2009topgun.pdf

*** info from racenut @ rcracing.com
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how much does it cost to enter the first time, I also heard that you have to pay for insurance is that true.
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You need an ROAR license ($30) to race out there. You can renew it annually.

Call the shop in advance or better yet visit the shop to get the details. Gary and Eric are usually there.

Once you see the tracks, off-road, on-road and oval, you'll want to race there often.

I'm itching to try the new off-road track layout.
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Originally Posted by rcjunkie3000 View Post
You need an ROAR license ($30) to race out there. You can renew it annually.

Call the shop in advance or better yet visit the shop to get the details. Gary and Eric are usually there.

Once you see the tracks, off-road, on-road and oval, you'll want to race there often.

I'm itching to try the new off-road track layout.
what if I just want to practice is there like a time that I can do that and do I still have to get the ROAR license?
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Originally Posted by evanwest94 View Post
what if I just want to practice is there like a time that I can do that and do I still have to get the ROAR license?
I'm not sure. Just call them and ask. They're really cool there.
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You can pretty much practice there any day of the week. It is a flat rate of $10. The only time you can't practice is if they are racing on that track. So if there is an on road race, that track is off limits till the race is over. But you can still practice on the off road and oval tracks.

A roar license is pretty much a must at any track, at least it has been to the ones I have been at.

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Originally Posted by evanwest94 View Post
what if I just want to practice is there like a time that I can do that and do I still have to get the ROAR license?
I've practiced a few times there on the off road course. They have never asked me about ROAR membership. I think that is only required if you are going to race. The new layout on the off road track is really nice, much more open then the last layout. The new set up reminds me of the track at the Omaha Hobbyplex where the Nats were held this year. They haven't sugared the track in efforts to help keep tire wear to a minimum. I don't know if they plan to sugar it in the future. I was there on Friday one of the regulars was showed me how little wear he had on a set of BK bars (the current hot tire for the Nor-cal surface) after 40 minutes. It was very little if any at all. In contrast I had a set of BKs that I ran for maybe any hour on the sugared surface and I had quite a bit of noticeable wear. Once I get my buggy (XXX-CR) and my driving sorted out, I'll be running and racing there that is for sure.
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Thursday night racing tonight. Looks like the house will be packed since it will also be practice for the Saturday Sunday Norcal Top Gun Challenge this weekend.

Come on out!
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James was awesome in the 17.5 class!!!
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hey guys I just got a Xray t1 just wanted to know if it was good for racing at norcal, I also have a sprint 2 sport and my friend (James) told me that it wasn't good for racing so I am selling it but I need a 2.4ghz as I am still running with am so i kind of want to do a trade hopefully at norcal for some race stuff or a 2.4ghz transmitter for my sprint 2


http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...hopped-up.html


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Originally Posted by evanwest94 View Post
what if I just want to practice is there like a time that I can do that and do I still have to get the ROAR license?
NO, you can practice all day for $10.. oval - off road - on-road and a new carpet track.. the place is just sick!!!
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