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2017 series schedule:
  1. (Updated 3/26/2017)
  2. Sun Mar 19th - Race 1 - Bumps & Jumps
  3. Sat Apr 22 - Race 2 - Adrenaline RC
  4. Sat May 6th - Race 3 - The Track
  5. Sun Jun 11th - Race 4 - Mushroom Bowl
  6. Sat Jul 15th - Race 5 - Pit Stop Hobbies

Classes:
  • 2wd Stock Short Course Truck
  • 2wd Mod Short Course Truck
  • 2wd Mod Stadium Truck
  • 2wd Stock Buggy
  • 2wd Mod Buggy
  • 4wd Short Course Truck
  • 4wd Mod Buggy
** We will run a Sportsman class if there are 5 or more registered. This will not be a series award class.

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Who’s ready for a fun and exciting 10th scale off-road series hosted some of the best 10th scale off-road tracks in the region?!

Last year we organized a race series between two tracks as an experiment to see if a 10th scale summer race series would be viable in our region and we were pleasantly surprised by the out pour of support from the industry and the attendance of the racers in our region.

With 214 entries between the 4 races we decided to forge ahead with expanding the series to other tracks.

This year we're expanding the series and aim to make it one of the premier race series in the country.

Here is the 2017 series schedule:
  1. (Updated 3/26/2017)
  2. Sun Mar 19th - Race 1 - Bumps & Jumps
  3. Sat Apr 22 - Race 2 - Adrenaline RC
  4. Sat May 6th - Race 3 - The Track
  5. Sun Jun 11th - Race 4 - Mushroom Bowl
  6. Sat Jul 15th - Race 5 - Pit Stop Hobbies

This race series has always been by racers, for racers with the emphasis on having fun.

Registration Cost:
$30 first class, $25 each additional

Awards:
Awards will be given out for the top 5 A-main finishers in each class at each race.
The overall series award will be given to the top 5 finishers in each class.
There will be one drop in the series.

Track Incentives:
  • Race #1 : Series Kickoff Bonus +10 points - Everyone that registered at this event got an additional 10 points added to their final points for this race.
  • Race #2 : Double Points Bonus - Everyone that registers will have their final points for this race doubled.
  • Race #3 : Pro-line Contingency Prize - The A-main winner of each class will receive a Pro-line gift certificate IF they come off the track using Pro-line tires. We will also be giving 5 door prize tickets with each entry at this race.
  • Race #4 : Dog Days Gift Packs - The A-main winner of each class will receive a gift pack featuring products and gift certificates from many of our series sponsors. We will also be giving 5 door prize tickets with each entry at this race.
  • Race #5 : Series Finale Bonus +10 points - Everyone that registers at this event will get an additional 10 points added to their final points for this race.

Top Dog Awards:
These awards will be given out to the top 3 racers with the most combined podium finishes in the series.
We will maintain a list throughout the series similar to how Olympic medal counts is done.

Classes:
  • 2wd Stock Short Course Truck
  • 2wd Mod Short Course Truck
  • 2wd Mod Stadium Truck
  • 2wd Stock Buggy
  • 2wd Mod Buggy
  • 4wd Short Course Truck
  • 4wd Mod Buggy
** We will run a Sportsman class if there are 5 or more registered. This will not be a series award class.

Door Prizes:
Each entry will give you 3 raffle tickets.
Additional raffle tickets can be purchased up until the race start time. The proceeds from raffle tickets go towards the shop gift certificate for the shop that the race is taking place at. Only original entry raffle tickets will be drawn for this prize.
50/50 raffle tickets can be purchased up until the start of the Mains. One ticket will be pulled from the 50/50 pool and that ticket holder will win 50% of the cash received from the 50/50 raffle sales. The other half of the proceeds will go towards shop gift certificate for the shop that the race is taking place at.

Smaller door prizes awarded throughout the day. These will be a combination of the race entry and additional purchased raffle tickets. Winners will play a chance game (ducks, cups, etc) to determine which prize box to choose from. Each winning raffle will be set aside and later added back in for the larger door prizes.

Shop Gift Certificate
We will only pull from the original entry raffle tickets for this prize.

Larger door prizes awarded at the end of the evening by raffle draw. The original entry raffle tickets will be added to the pool along with previous pulled raffle tickets.

Registration Process:
After you unload your stuff to your pit space you’ll need to go to the registration table (look for signs). Have your transponder numbers ready before you get there. I recommend writing them down or taking a pic.
Fill out the registration form and take it into the hobby shop to make payment. The hobby shop will stamp your registration form as paid and you’ll then bring it back to the registration table. You will then receive a door prize ticket for each entry. You can also purchase more door prize tickets at the registration table.
Race Program:
The number of qualifying rounds will be determined by the number of heats in the round. If there are 12 heats or more we will run 2 rounds of qualifying. If there are 11 heats or less then we will run 3 rounds of qualifying.

Only one practice lap before your race allowed.

All qualifying heats will be 5 minutes.
All lower mains & sportsman will be 6 minutes.
All A-mains will be 10 minutes.*
2 bump ups from all lower mains.

* A-mains may be cut back to 7 minutes if we're running behind. This is the race directors call. If you want to keep your 10 minute A-mains then make sure people are out to Marshal as quickly as possible to keep the program moving.

The Tracks:
Bumps & Jumps - 643 Old York Rd, Etters, PA 17319
This is an indoor clay track with weathered metal jumps. The facility has plenty of pit spaces so you don't need to bring a table with you. The tire of choice is a clay compound bar style tire (Pro-Line Electron/Microns/Positron)

Adrenaline RC - 246 Sulky Dr, Winchester, VA 22602
This is an indoor clay/soil track. The facility provides up to 50 tables and chairs although you should bring your own just in case they're all taken. The tire of choice is a super soft mini pin style tire (Pro-line Holeshot)

The Track - 16806-08 Oakmont Ave, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877
This is an indoor hard packed dirt track with a heavy blue groove. The facility provided a few tables and chairs but I would recommend you bring your own. The tire of choice is a super soft slick (Pro-line Prime) or bar style tire (Pro-Line Electron)

Mushroom Bowl - 960 W Cypress St, Kennett Square, PA
This is an outdoor dirt track with a dusty/loamy surface. You will need to bring your own table and chairs. If you have a canopy you should bring that as well. The tire of choice is a super soft mini pin style tire (Pro-Line Holeshot)

Pit Stop Hobbies - 262 W Main St, Mount Joy, PA
This is an outdoor clay track with a dusty surface. You will need to bring your own table and chairs. If you have a canopy you should bring that as well. The tire of choice is a super soft mini pin style tire (Pro-Line Holeshot)

Class Rules:
We follow the basic ROAR class rules.
You can find the latest rule guide here: http://www.roarracing.com/downloads/..._Rule_Book.pdf
To sum it up we're looking for:
All classes - 2S lipo only with maximum charge of 8.40v.
2wd Stock Short Course Truck - ROAR approved 17.5t motor and ROAR approved speed control in no-timing ("blinky") mode.
2wd Mod Short Course Truck - Open Motor and Speed Control.
2wd Mod Stadium Truck - Open Motor and Speed Control.
2wd Stock Buggy - ROAR approved 17.5t motor and ROAR approved speed control in no-timing ("blinky") mode.
2wd Mod Buggy - Open Motor and Speed Control.
4wd Short Course Truck - Open Motor and Speed Control. 1/8th scale motors not allowed.
4wd Mod Buggy - Open Motor and Speed Control.
Sportsman - Any 10th scale vehicle, open motor and speed control. The idea of sportsman class is to allow a driver to improve their driving to the point where they can race in their corresponding class. If a racer in sportsman's qualifier laps is greater than 80% (rounded up) of the top qualifier time in the corresponding class then they will be moved to that class. (For example, a sportsman racer is racing with a 4x4 SCT. The top qualifier in 4x4 SCT is 12 laps in 5:00. If the sportsman racer gets 10 or more laps then they are ready to race in the regular class and they will be bumped into the 4x4 SCT class)

Event Sponsors:
Please take a moment to check out our event sponsors for the series. Without their help we could not pull off a fun event like this.
* Race Ready Products
* Team Associated / Reedy
* Proline Racing
* Sticky Kicks RC
* JConcepts
* AKA
* Horizon Hobbies (TLR)
* Absolute Hobbies
* Max Amps
* Maclan Racing
* Xpert RC
* Boca Bearings
* Castle Creations
* Fantom Racing
* Team Scream
* Hitec
* DE Racing
* Punched RC

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Less than 2 weeks to go until the kick off race at Bumps & Jumps.
Everyone will get a bonus +10pts for attending so make sure you plan to be there.

Race Flier:
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Promo Vid:
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Pre-Order your event shirts here.
https://www.carpys.com/dogdaysofsummer
If you want to get an event t-shirt at a discounted price order now.
Pre-Order Price: $15
Order Deadline: March 10th
Production Begins: March 13th
Pick Up: March 19th @ Bumps & Jumps
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There's a lot happening... be sure to check the Facebook page out to get the latest information:
https://www.facebook.com/DogDaysOfSummerRaceSeries
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The first race of the Dog Days Race Series kicks off this weekend.

So far these (see attached image) are the door prizes for Bumps & Jumps.

There are still several packages stuck in the mail so this pile will get larger.

Each track will have a similar amount of door prizes.

Check out the promo video for the series:
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is there an open and/or start time for this sunday at bumps? thanks!
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is there an open and/or start time for this sunday at bumps? thanks!
yep, doors open at 10am, racing starts at noon.

Come hungry cuz they have some killer food coming out of their kitchen.
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yep, doors open at 10am, racing starts at noon.

Come hungry cuz they have some killer food coming out of their kitchen.
thanks!
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I can make two of these races in the series the Bowl and Pitstop the Track and the VA track is up in the air .
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I can make two of these races in the series the Bowl and Pitstop the Track and the VA track is up in the air .
So this year instead of going out and buying some boring old plastic trophy we decided to step it up a notch. We wanted to give Top 5 awards at each of the 5 races as well as Top 5 overall series awards. So we went to our friends over at Vinyl Creations and dreamed up this awards collection. The collection is a pentagon shape with the outer pieces being the race award and the center piece being the overall series award. We hope this is even more incentive to make it out to each race in the series!

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"So this year instead of going out and buying some boring old plastic trophy we decided to step it up a notch. We wanted to give Top 5 awards at each of the 5 races as well as Top 5 overall series awards. So we went to our friends over at Vinyl Creations and dreamed up this awards collection. The collection is a pentagon shape with the outer pieces being the race award and the center piece being the overall series award. We hope this is even more incentive to make it out to each race in the series!"

Good luck with this guys hope all works out well !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I know I don't have a horse in this race but top 10 would be a bigger incentive for the over all series and if you do them all well hell give a shirt

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