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Old 08-05-2015, 11:58 AM
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Exclamation 2015 BGRC Summer Smackdown



Online registration at RCSignUp.com: http://events.rcsignup.com/events/di...nt.cfm?ID=4530

Official flyer: http://i.imgur.com/HC1oUi6.jpg

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1106531279361282


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Registration for the inaugural BGRC Summer Smackdown is now online and this event is shaping up to be a great event with 27 confirmed sponsors already!

JConcepts is the Platinum sponsor for this inaugural race. They will be flying in Dave Duncan from Florida to provide product support during this event, plus they are donating door prizes, & providing each racer with a FREE JConcepts event t-shirt (while supplies last).

MB2 Raceway Iowa is the Gold sponsor of this year's race. The 2nd place finisher in all the A Mains will win 2 FREE race passes. During all 4 rounds of qualifying, the 2nd place overall qualifier in each class will also receive 1 FREE race pass. Along with that, the first 50 paid entries will receive a Buy One Get One race voucher, plus ALL paid racers for this event will receive a $5 off race coupon.

X Factory is the official sponsor of the Stock 2WD Buggy & Stadium Truck classes. The highest finishing unsponsored drivers in both classes will receive a FREE Infinity carbon fiber chassis for the Team Associated B5M or T5M, which is a $99 value each.

Just A Print Promotions is the official sponsor of the Mod 2WD Buggy class. They will award 1st place with $50, 2nd place $30, & 3rd place will take home $20 in cash. You can reach them at (712)592-1519 or JustAPrintPromo(at)loganet.net to find out the great print services they offer.

R17 Racing is the official sponsor of the Mod 4WD Buggy class. They will be donating some great door prizes, plus if the winner of the Mod 4WD Buggy class is using one of their popular chassis protectors then that driver will take home $50 cash

CowRC is giving away a special Sportsmanship award for this race, plus some great door prizes. The award is a custom Cow RC jumbo (24" x 30") magnetic pit with matching vinyl valued at approximately $125. To earn this award a racer must go above & beyond at this year's Summer Smackdown, & the winner will be determined by the BGRC crew that weekend.

Too many other great sponsors to list here so please visit RCSignUp.com for all the details! This race is limited to 215 entries so get signed up soon. Help spread the word and I hope to see you at this year's Smackdown!

What:

2015 BGRC Summer Smackdown

Where:

2700 University Ave
Suite 100
West Des Moines, IA 50266
(515)287-9091
http://www.bluegroovehobbies.com

When:
  • Friday 9/4 – Controlled practice from 11am - 9pm
  • Saturday 9/5 – 9am 3 rounds of IFMAR qualifying
  • Sunday 9/6 – 9am last chance qualifier, door prizes, all mains

Classes:
  • Novice
  • Stock 2WD Buggy (Sponsored by X Factory)
  • Stock Stadium Truck (Sponsored by X Factory)
  • Stock 2WD SCT
  • 13.5 4WD Buggy
  • Mod 2WD Buggy (Sponsored by Just A Print Promotions)
  • Mod Stadium Truck
  • Mod 2WD SCT
  • Mod 4WD Buggy (Sponsored by R17 Racing)
  • 1:8 Electric Buggy

Race Rules/Format:
  • 5 minute qualifiers
  • The A Mains will consist of 8 cars + 2 bumps from lower mains. Each A main is 8 minutes & all lower mains are 5 minutes.
  • All classes will receive awards for TQ and top 10 in the A Mains.
  • IFMAR qualifying = best 2 out of 4 rounds
  • All stock entries must use an ESC in blinky mode. The Trinity D3.5 17.5 & 13.5 is not allowed.

Cost/Registration:
  • $30 1st entry
  • $20 each additional entry

Pre-register online at RCSignup.com: http://events.rcsignup.com/events/di...nt.cfm?ID=4530

Registrations also accepted at Bluegroove Hobbies.

Hotel Info:

Best Western Plus Des Moines West Inn & Suites
1450 NW 118th Street
Clive, IA 50325
Phone: (515)221-2345
Website: http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwest...selectedHotels

Mention Bluegroove Hobbies to book a room with 1 king size bed or 2 queen beds for only $82 /night + taxes.

If you haven't visited Bluegroove Hobbies before, then please use the link below to view my race coverage of their annual Spring Classic race:

Car Action online race coverage: http://forum.rccaraction.com/showthr...Spring-Classic

Videos: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...xW_9L5Ur9avUOw

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We are now 24 days away from the start of the 2015 BGRC Summer Smackdown and door prizes are starting to roll in from the race's sponsors! We'll start releasing images of some of this awesome gear later this week!



Each registered driver will receive one raffle ticket that weekend so that your chances to win are all the same.



If we go through all the tickets and still have prizes to hand out then we'll throw all the tickets back into the box and draw again!
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For this year's event, Castle Creations Inc. has donated some of their brand new Mamba Monster X 1:8 ESCs, plus they are also giving away two 10A BECs and some vouchers for 30% or 50% off of retail purchases on their website!
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Another sponsor for this year's race is Legit Lidz. They will be hooking up two racers with a FREE paint job for any 1/10 or 1/8 body!



Speaking of sponsors, we have confirmed another one for this year's event! Look for the official announcement of the Smackdown's 28th sponsor later this week!
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Radio Control Car Action Magazine is the official media sponsor of this year's race and I'll be at the track that weekend covering this event, plus handing out some Car Action gear and magazines.
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Pledge is a sponsor for this year's race and they have provided us some vouchers good for 1 FREE can of Pledge like the one pictured. Prior to the event I'll cash them in for the actual product, so all you need to do is be a lucky winner that weekend to receive your FREE can of Pledge!
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We have added a new sponsor for this year's race. AKA is the 28th official sponsor of the Summer Smackdown and they will be hooking racers up with some great prizes at this year's event!
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Our title sponsor for this year's race is JConcepts, and they will be flying in Dave Duncan from Florida to race with us. He will be providing on-site support for all of their products, plus throwing down some fast laps that weekend. Make sure to stop by and say hi to Dave and check out the latest gear from JConcepts!
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JConcepts Inc will also be donating some great door prizes that weekend too!



All paid drivers have a chance to win some tires, wheels, accessories, and $25 gift certificates that can be redeemed on http://www.jconcepts.net !!

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Here is a sneak peek at the JConcepts Events t-shirts that every paid racer will receive for FREE at the Summer Smackdown (while supplies last) courtesy of JConcepts.



Make sure to get signed up soon at Bluegroove or online --> http://events.rcsignup.com/events/di...nt.cfm?ID=4530
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Venom is an official sponsor of the Smackdown, and they have donated a 100c LiPo pack, a LiPo charger, and two LiPo safety sacks!
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Just to let everyone know, the way I understand it the track will be open for racing and practice until Friday night, after which it will be closed from Saturday until the following Friday morning when practice will begin for the showdown. We will be doing a full rebuild including tilling the dirt for a full fresh surface and design for the race. So Tuesday and Friday night will be the only racing until the Smackdown, no racing Saturday or the following Tuesday night. Of course Friday night novice and normal Saturday racing labor day weekend will not happen because of the big race going on. I would encourage everybody to get signed up as soon as possible on Rcsignup.com(link is above) or in person at the hobby shop(including the novice racers, there is a class for them at the Smackdown and it is really a good experience) to guarantee a good pit spot and to help us get spots marked out where you will be pitting ahead of time.

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Maxima Racing Oils is an official sponsor of the Summer Smackdown and they are hooking racers up with cans of their SC1 Clear Coat! This product was designed for dirt bikes & ATVs, but it is also great to use with RC vehicles. The SC1 will help to keep your full scale or RC ride clean of dirt, is water resistant, and it leaves a long lasting luster and shine!!
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Time for another door prize update but this time from Schelle Racing Innovations! They have donated some nice gear to be given away this year like Nova spur gears, aluminum shock standoffs, carbon fiber battery straps, chassis protectors, and more!! Check out their great line of products over at http://www.schelleracing.com
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We have worked out the final details with our official host hotel today. The Best Western Plus Des Moines West Inn & Suites will be this year's official destination stop, and when you book a room make sure to mention Bluegroove Hobbies.



That way you can reserve a room with either 1 king size bed or 2 queen beds for only $82 /night + taxes.



The room price also includes a complimentary breakfast, access to the indoor pool, hot tub, and exercise facility.



They are located at 1450 NW 118th Street in Clive and you can contact them at (515)221-2345 or visit their corporate website: http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwest...electedHotels=
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