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2016 Northwest Carpet Off-Road Invitational @ NW Hobbies - October 22nd-23rd!

2016 Northwest Carpet Off-Road Invitational @ NW Hobbies - October 22nd-23rd!

Old 08-24-2016, 02:58 PM
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Default 2016 Northwest Carpet Off-Road Invitational @ NW Hobbies - October 22nd-23rd!

With the huge success from last years Northwest Astro Invitational, Casey Vitale of Northwest Hobbies and Myself have brought it back for 2016...this time on carpet! The 2016 Northwest Carpet Off-Road Invitational will be held at the newly renovated Northwest Hobbies in Albany, Oregon...October 22nd-23rd!

This two day event will consist of 4 5-minute qualifiers on Saturday and 5-minute Triple A-Main Events on Sunday. The qual points format will be used with each drivers 2 best rounds out of 4 to decide the overall qualifying order for each class. The top 8 drivers in each class will go straight into the A-Mains, followed by a 2 car lower main bump ups for 8-minutes making a full 10 car field.

Race Schedule:
Thursday, October 20th: Open Practice 12:00pm - 6:45pm (Practice Fee $10.00) / Club Racing at 7:00pm (2 Quals & 1 Main / Race Fee $15.00) *(If you are going to club race, you wont need to pay to Practice)
Friday, October 21st: Open Practice 12:00pm - 8:00pm (Practice Fee $10.00) *Team Orion Hot Lap Challenge will be back starting at 8:00pm directly after practice!
Saturday, October 22nd: 4 Rounds of Qualifying & 5 Rounds of Invitational Starting at 9:00am (Doors open at 7:00am/track is open from 7:30am-8:30am for practice)
Sunday, October 23rd: AAA-Main Events & 3 Rounds of Invitational Starting at 9:00am (Gates open at 7:00am/track is open from 7:30am-8:30am for practice)

Hotel Information:
La Quinta Inn - Albany
251 Airport Road Southeast
Albany, OR. 97321
Phone # (541) 928-0921
Group Code Name: Northwest Hobbies
$89.99 per night

Phoenix Inn Suites - Albany
3410 Spicer Drive Southeast
Albany, OR. 97322
Phone # (541) 926-5696
Group Code Name: Northwest Hobbies
$89.99 per night

Race Entry: $20.00 per class

Classes:
1. Novice
2. Stock Buggy (17.5 motor/no timing & no boost)
3. Pro Stock Buggy (17.5 motor/no timing & no boost)
4. Super Stock Truck (13.5 motor/no timing & no boost)
5. Invitational 2wd Modified Buggy (Race in Reedy Race Format/Open to anyone)
6. 2wd Modified Buggy
7. Modified 4wd Buggy
*Awards will be given out to the Top 5 in each class!

Invitational 2wd Modified Buggy:
The premier 2wd Modified Buggy class is once again open for any driver to enter. The entry fee for this class will be $40.00 and will include a free set of handout tires. We are very excited to have JConcepts on-board as our official Spec Tire for this class. We will use the JConcepts Swagger Tires (#3137) for the Front and JConcepts Pin Down Tires (#3136) Tires with the standard Gray Foam for the Rear. All JConcepts Tires for racing must be purchased at Northwest Hobbies at the race special price and to ensure they are from the same batch. Since newer tires work better and create faster lap times, we are limiting the number of sets of tires to 3 complete sets of front & rears for racing. The idea is if racers would like to use there free set of tires they get with there entry for Friday Practice, then only buy 1 or 2 new sets for racing to keep the total cost down. The extra tires will be sold at a race special discounted price. From our experience, 1 set of tires will easily go 5-10 runs. It will be up to the driver if they want to purchase the extra sets.

The decision to choose a controlled tire was made to keep the playing field as even as possible. The handout tires will be given out Friday morning so everyone can get them mounted for practice. Drivers in this class will compete in the Invitational style format. Five 5-minute rounds of heads up racing will be ran on Saturday and Three 5-minute rounds on Sunday. Each driver will be allowed 2 drops, so 6 will count. Tie Breakers will be determined by the number of 1st place finishes, 2nd place finishes, and so on with the 6 counted points. If still a tie, the drivers 2 fastest used times will be added together. Throw outs are just that, thrown out and wont be used in any way. This is the same system used at the Reedy Race. All heats for every round will be completely random and 8-10 drivers will be in each heat.

For the 2wd Invitational Class, all drivers must check-in on Friday, November 20th before 5pm. If you will not be there before then, please message me to let me know you are still attending. At 5pm, we will do our first day heat drawings at the track. If I don't hear from you and you are not checked in, you will not be entered in the race.

For the Invitational Class, we will be doing a Cash Payout to the Top 3!
4th - 10th will receive awards!

1st $1000.00
2nd $500.00
3rd $250.00

2016 Invitational 2wd Modified Buggy Confirmed Drivers:
1. Ryan Cavalieri
2. Dustin Evans
3. Tanner Day
4. Casey Vitale
5. Joe Pillars
6. John Walentia
7. Harley Yoshii
8. Brad Borneill
9. Mike Andrade
10. Colin Branch
11. Travis Harker
12. Justin Hall
13. Jack Leighan
14. Keith Hadley
15. Travis Kendall
16. Tyler Wilbur
17. Carson Phipps
18. Brett Wilson
19. Chuck Foote
20. Brandon Foote
21. Kevin Focht
22. Aiden Focht
23. Brandon Dyche
24. Mike Dana
25. Austin Hudson
26. Kevin Gray
27. Chris Green
28. Brian Magee III
29. George Cherry
30. Shannon Houfek
31. Greg Borden
32. Robert Bakoczy
33. Chris Gould
34. Lyle Parsons
35. James Johnson
36. Shane Borden
37. Douglas Hobbs
38. Tyler Miller
39. Nate Tunnel
40. Richard Tunnel
41. Dave Ehrlich
42. Mike Hudson
43. Ryan Chew
44. Spencer Rivkin
45. Dan Schellenberg
46. Keith Myers
47. Mark Frauley
48. Ryan Reavis
49. Jamie Hanlon

For this years 2wd Modified Buggy Invitational class, I am looking to limit this to 40 drivers. This would give us 5 heats of 8 drivers.

If you are planning on attending and want to race in the Invitational Class, please email me direct at [email protected]

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Going to be another great event! Special thanks to Joe pullers with kyosho/orion for stepping up to help keep rc booming in the north west!
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Can't wait for the big race on the new carpet. The mod class has been extremely fast and fun. Getting to see 40 of the best mod guys in the area battle on this surface is going to be a treat. Hope I can keep up!
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The Invitational 2wd Modified Buggy class has just been updated today.

Please remember that this year we are taking 24 drivers in this class.

If you are attending and would like to race in this fun and exciting race format, please message me ASAP to get on the list.
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Team Associated/Team Orion/AKA's Ryan Cavalieri is CONFIRMED!
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Look for this to be the largest race in oregons history!
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...and Oregon's history as well.

Hope I can come out of my work related retirement to make it.
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Stoked Cav's coming back!
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Some more BIG news coming soon!
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Man I am really hoping to make this event! What tires do you guys run?

Thanks Joe for taking this on!!! Can't wait.
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Will there be a super stock buggy (13.5 no timming/no boost) class ?
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Originally Posted by Allen Drebi View Post
Will there be a super stock buggy (13.5 no timming/no boost) class ?
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No, but there will be a 17.5 Pro Stock Class.
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TLR/Team Orion/J-Concepts Dustin Evans is CONFIRMED!
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The 2wd Modified Buggy Invitational class is really started to take shape. The list above has just been updated.
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Updated Information!
Invitational 2wd Modified Buggy:
The premier 2wd Modified Buggy class is once again open for any driver to enter. The entry fee for this class will be $40.00 and will include a free set of handout tires. We are very excited to have JConcepts on-board as our official Spec Tire for this class. We will use the JConcepts Swagger Tires (#3137) for the Front and JConcepts Pin Down Tires (#3136) Tires with the standard Gray Foam for the Rear. All JConcepts Tires for racing must be purchased at Northwest Hobbies at the race special price and to ensure they are from the same batch. Since newer tires work better and create faster lap times, we are limiting the number of sets of tires to 3 complete sets of front & rears for racing. The idea is if racers would like to use there free set of tires they get with there entry for Friday Practice, then only buy 1 or 2 new sets for racing to keep the total cost down. The extra tires will be sold at a race special discounted price. From our experience, 1 set of tires will easily go 5-10 runs. It will be up to the driver if they want to purchase the extra sets.
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