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Old 11-25-2014, 07:51 AM
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Many of you Nebraska racers have already heard of the new track but I wanted to get all the information in one spot for you to see! Our Grand Opening is THIS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH!!! What better way to take a break from hectic shopping than stopping by the new track for some racing action!

This Saturday we're running a slightly modified schedule than what is listed below. Hours for Nov. 29th are:

Doors open at 10am
Practice starts at 11am
Drivers meeting at 12:50pm
Racing at 1pm!

We'll run two quals and single mains. I'm expecting a pretty good crowd and we should have decent showings for all classes including a new one for us, 13.5t 4wd 1/10th buggy!

We're getting blasted with cold weather but things are starting to heat up at Bluegroove Hobbies & RC Raceway, Central Iowa's newest hobby shop and indoor offroad race track! The track's dimensions are 100'x50' and is home to some of the most beautiful river bottom gumbo black dirt I've ever seen. Rock free and super clean! 40+ pit spots lining the track will be open for use during normal club racing events (reserved spots already sold out for this winter season). The hobby shop will be fully stocked with all major brands of kits, parts, and tires for your racing needs! If you haven't yet, please 'like' the Bluegroove Hobbies page on facebook for the most up-to-date information on the shop and racing https://www.facebook.com/bluegroovehobbies

The normal schedule for winter racing is as follows:

Tuesday night club racing: Practice 5:00pm-6:30pm. Racing begins at 7pm. Two 5 minute qualifiers and single mains (8 cars+2 bumps)

Friday night novice night: Practice 5:00pm-6:30pm. Racing begins at 7pm. Two 5 minute qualifiers and single mains (8 cars, no bumps). Much like was ran at 80/35 Raceway, this night is aimed towards people just getting into the racing side of the hobby and newer racers alike. We will have a 'pro novice' class where more experienced racers can run. If you are an experienced racer there on novice night, be ready to answer some questions and help new racers!

Saturday club racing: Track closed till noon (shop will be open normal hours). Official practice from 2pm-3:30pm. Racing begins at 4pm. Two 5 minute qualifiers and single mains (8 cars + 2 bumps).

It's getting close, everyone... Are you ready?!

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Link to the playlist of videos on youtube that I recorded on December 27, they should all be uploaded by around midnight--

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...RqS3Y0TrMGKJy4

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could someone post an address to this place so i can find it thanks
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Can't tell you the address right off hand without looking it up, but type in "Governor Square West Des Moines" in Google and it's in Suite 100, about a half block off University Avenue. That should get you there-

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On RC-forms.com it shows the address is:
2700 University Ave Suite 100 West Des Moines, IA
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Link to my youtube playlist of videos from last Tuesday night's racing on the new track layout--

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...mg-KnyG6OuOO24

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Originally Posted by farmerphil22 View Post
Link to my youtube playlist of videos from last Tuesday night's racing on the new track layout--

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...mg-KnyG6OuOO24

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Hey Phil, any chance you have video from the mains this past Saturday?
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Originally Posted by PnchoPwr View Post
Hey Phil, any chance you have video from the mains this past Saturday?
Sorry no--Since I was running the races I didn't have time, maybe this Saturday?? Sounds like there might be a decent crowd this weekend.

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In memory of a great track and shop, Blue Groove closed last month.
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Any news on an indoor track in DSM area for this winter?
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Will be moving to the area soon. Would like to find somewhere to go during the winter any thoughts. Not a racer but still like to go out and burn though some packs.
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New track opening soon in Fort Dodge. Offroad carpet. Check out TBRL on facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/TBRL-Tony-B...8607866495253/
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[RIGHT][/RIGHT

TBRL has been open now for a few races. Tuesday night we had 60+ entries!

I can say it has been a blast! Come out and race Tuesday nights (opens 3pm, racing at 7pm). Or Saturday (Opens 9am, racing at noon)

Location: Crossroads Mall, Fort Dodge, IA

** Check the holiday schedule on Facebook.

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Is the new raceway in Iowa open for anyone to use? I'm hoping to find a track to drive my rc car just for fun, and not for competition.
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Sorry for the late response.

We do have practice days.
Thursday nights from 5 to 9 and Sundays noon to 4.
Anyone can come play for $10.




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Is the new raceway in Iowa open for anyone to use? I'm hoping to find a track to drive my rc car just for fun, and not for competition.
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