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Old 04-27-2013, 07:17 AM
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Cool Hobby Haven 2013 Off-Road Shootout



Online registration at RCSignUp.com: http://events.rcsignup.com/events/di...nt.cfm?ID=3282

Official flyer: http://forums.radiocontrolzone.com/f...tout2013v5.pdf

Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/492723290776962/


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The 14th Annual Hobby Haven Shootout is just over 4 months away and I'm happy to announce that JConcepts is our title sponsor for the 5th year in a row! This is Iowa's biggest off-road race and along with JConcepts we have 55 other great sponsors including 12 that are brand new to the Shootout. And speaking of sponsors, X Factory and Tekno RC are back as class sponsors for this year's Shootout.

In the Stock 2WD Buggy class X Factory will award a FREE CF X - 6 Cubed conversion kit to the highest finishing driver who is not already sponsored. And Tekno RC is sponsoring both the Modified 4WD Short Course Truck and 1/8 Electric Buggy classes. They will award a sponsorship to the highest finishing driver in the Modified 4WD Short Course Truck class who is not already sponsored, and in the 1/8 Electric Buggy class a FREE Tekno RC conversion kit will be given away at random to one lucky A Main finalist.

JConcepts will be providing each racer a FREE JConcepts event t-shirt (while supplies last). Hobby Haven will also be giving away a FREE official Shootout pit towel to every racer (while supplies last), and if you pre-pay by August 23rd your towel is guaranteed (limit one towel per driver). So this year's Shootout promises to be better than ever!

Total entries will be limited to 250 this year so get signed up soon at the store or at RCSignUp.com. Help spread the word and I hope to see you at this year's Shootout!

What:

Hobby Haven 2013 Off-Road Shootout

Where:

Hobby Haven
2575 86th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322
(515)276-8785
http://www.hobbyhaven.com

When:
  • Friday 8/30 – Controlled practice from 10am - 7pm
  • Saturday 8/31 – 8:30am driver's meeting | 9am 3 rounds of IFMAR qualifying begin
  • Sunday 9/1 – 8:30am door prizes followed by all mains

Classes:
  • Novice
  • Stock 2WD SCT
  • Stock 2WD Buggy (Sponsored by X Factory)
  • Stock Stadium Truck
  • Mod 2WD SCT
  • Mod 2WD Buggy
  • Mod Stadium Truck
  • Mod 4WD Buggy
  • Mod 4WD SCT (Sponsored by Tekno RC)
  • 1/8 Electric Buggy (Sponsored by Tekno RC)

NOTE: Minimum of 7 entries required to run a class on race day.

Race Rules/Format:
  • 5 minute qualifiers
  • 10 minute AAA mains for 1/8 Electric Buggy
  • Single 5 minute A Main for Novice
  • 5 minute AAA mains all other classes
  • IFMAR qualifying = best 2 out of 3 rounds
  • All stock classes must use ESCs in blinky mode; Trinity D3.5 17.5 is allowed
  • RVs, campers, and trailers are NOT allowed in the parking lot
  • House transponders, water, and power available

Cost/Registration:
  • $25 1st entry
  • $15 each additional entry
  • $15 for Novice (Doesn’t count as 1st entry when running multiple classes)

Pre-register online at RCSignup.com: http://events.rcsignup.com/events/di...nt.cfm?ID=3282

Registrations also accepted at Hobby Haven. All refunds for pre-paid race entries must be submitted by end of the business day on 8/28/13.

Hotel Info:

Super 8 Clive / West Des Moines
11414 Forest Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50325
(515)226-0414
Distance: 3.2 miles from track
Mention Hobby Haven Shootout for 2 queen bed rooms for $79 + 12% tax = $88.48/night
Must reserve by 7/30 or rooms may be reassigned


Below are links to the 2012 entry flyer, race day pictures, and videos from last year:

Practice Friday: http://tinyurl.com/2012ShootoutFriday

Saturday qualifiers: http://tinyurl.com/2012ShootoutSaturday

Finals on Sunday: http://tinyurl.com/2012ShootoutSunday

Videos: http://tinyurl.com/2012ShootoutVideos

We also had the Shootout featured in 2 newspaper articles before the event started:

CityView: http://www.dmcityview.com/2012/08/23/arts/locker.html

dmJuice: http://dmjuice.desmoinesregister.com...UICE/308290028

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Online registration has been open for 2 weeks now and we are up to 86 entries. Entries taken at the store will be added to the online registration site as well so once we hit 250 we will close online registration and start a waiting list. So make sure to get signed up soon!

Also, door prizes are starting to arrive now so look for teaser pictures in a few weeks.

And again as a friendly reminder, a free Shootout pit towel is guaranteed to each racer with a pre-paid entry submitted by August 23rd. (Limit one towel per driver). So to make sure to pay early to reserve your towel.
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Wooooo wooooo woooooooooo eeeeaaaaahhhhhaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait!!!
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X Factory is the official sponsor of the 2WD Stock Buggy class and will give away a FREE CF X - 6 Cubed conversion kit to the highest finishing unsponsored driver in this class. Today they released some images of what the final production kit will look like and you can check it out here:

http://www.rccaraction.com/?p=240053

It should be a competitive class that weekend since right now it has the most entries with 21.
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Is there a hobby shop close? How far is it from omaha?
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Is there a hobby shop close? How far is it from omaha?
It's at a hobby shop. It's a suburb of Des Moines, so about 2 hours away.
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Originally Posted by PnchoPwr View Post
It's at a hobby shop. It's a suburb of Des Moines, so about 2 hours away.
Sweet! I am going to try and go. What hotel is close? Thanks for the Facebook message joel.
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Originally Posted by egobrkr View Post
Is there a hobby shop close? How far is it from omaha?
Yep like PnchoPwr said Urbandale is basically 2 hours East of Omaha. Hobby Haven is the hobby shop and we race right outside of it.

On the signup site we have 1 hotel listed that we blocked rooms off for, but otherwise you can just search for hotels in the area since they are quite a few to choose from. Here is the link to the signup site:

http://events.rcsignup.com/events/di...nt.cfm?ID=3282
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Just over 3 weeks in and we now have 127 entries. Once online registration is full we'll start a waiting list, so make sure you get signed up soon!
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97 days till the 2013 Shootout and we have 144 entries now. Look for prize teasers soon and everyone have a great Memorial Day weekend!
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90 days to go and we are up to 177 entries now. If you haven't signed up yet I would recommend you do it soon!

Also, look for prize teasers starting next week!
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Since 2010 we have used RCSignup.com for online registration for the Shootout. Last year we saw 111 entries listed online which is the most we have ever had.

We are now 85 days away from the Shootout and we already have 193 entries online which exceeds our expectations! Of those 193 entries only 17 have actually paid, and this site doesn't even factor in the paid entries that are taken at the store. So we will be hitting our 250 entry limit very soon.

We want to avoid placing racers who are ready to pay for entry fees now on a waiting list, so we have contacted RCSignup.com for a solution. We are going to modify the online registration so that when you sign up you need to pay right away. RCSignup said this is the most effective way to keep tabs on the actual entry count, and they will be adding paid entries that were taken at the store to the online site too.

We have never required that you to pay when you signed up online, but clearly this race is getting more popular each year so we will use this registration format going forward.

These changes will go into effect today for new registrations. If you have already registered online AND paid your race fees then you don't need to do anything.

But if you haven't paid for race fees yet, then we will give you till 6/19/13 before we will remove your online registration.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but we think this is the most fair way to keep track of racers that are committed to attending the Shootout this year. If we reach 250 paid entries then we start a waiting list.

If something comes up and you can't make the Shootout after you had already paid your race fees, please notify us by 8/28/13 end of the business day for a full refund. And if we get rained out before the Shootout even begins then we will gladly refund your race fees.
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As promised here are some sneak peeks at some of the door prizes that will be given away at this year's Shootout.



Racers Edge has donated a couple of their short course bags and pit mats. Here is one assembled for reference.



One of our new sponsors is WD-40 and they sent us a couple cans of spray and matching decals.





Like in previous years we have a plethora of hats and shirts.



Lots of smaller items like body reamers, scissors, drivers, etc.





Finally, Tekno RC is our official class sponsor for the 1/8 Electric Buggy class. One lucky A Main finalist in that class will win this V4 brushless conversion kit for the RC8B.
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I love to look at the prizes for this race every year and make plans for all of the items if I were to win them lol ))
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I have a RV I normally take to out of town races. Where is the closet place I could park my RV?
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