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Old 07-07-2013, 07:23 PM   #1
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Default Thornhill Racing Circuit - Hutto, TX

If you guys didn't know about Thornhill, you are missing out!

It is now the largest outdoor track in North America, built by Joey "The Dirt" Christensen and slated to be (and well on it's way to it) a world-class facility.

Hutto is NE of Austin, about ~3hrs from Dallas.

I just finished racing there this weekend for the grand opening (ie: break in the systems, track, program, etc) and everything went super smooth and the track was amazing!

Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/ThornhillRacingCircuit?fref=ts

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Upcoming races:

August 3rd - Practice, 4th - Club Race

August 30-September 1st - ROAR Region 9 Regionals
Classes: 1/8th Electric/Nitro and 4wd Shortcourse

October 11th-13th - VP Powermaster Challenge

Ya'll should definitely check it out!
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Great video from the opening race this weekend.

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Any word on when they will have another "big" race weekend this summer? I had to miss the opener and am still bummed. A couple of friends went and said the track was amazing.
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Awesome pics, Jeff!

I was out of town this weekend and really wished I could have made it out, too. It'll be a little while before I feel comfortable with my ebug, though.

As for the schedule, all we know of is what Jeff posted above. Probably won't be another big race weekend this summer. Races are only held once a month.
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What classes will you be running?

Right now I only run 2wd electric classes. I doubt you run that on a track this size. 4wd Short course and E-Buggy would be the two most likely choices for me. I don't have any desire to get back into nitro.
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Any word on when they will have another "big" race weekend this summer? I had to miss the opener and am still bummed. A couple of friends went and said the track was amazing.
August 3/4 they will have open practice on Saturday the 3rd (just an open practice day), and the 4th will be a regular club style race (quals/mains etc).

The weekend of August 30th will be the ROAR Region 9 race (nitro truggy/buggy, ebuggy, 4wd sc).

The weekend of October 11th will be the VP Powermaster Challenge, same classes as above, probably more skill level splits though.

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Awesome pics, Jeff!

I was out of town this weekend and really wished I could have made it out, too. It'll be a little while before I feel comfortable with my ebug, though.

As for the schedule, all we know of is what Jeff posted above. Probably won't be another big race weekend this summer. Races are only held once a month.
You should go out August 4th and race! It's an amazing place, you'll love it man.

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What classes will you be running?

Right now I only run 2wd electric classes. I doubt you run that on a track this size. 4wd Short course and E-Buggy would be the two most likely choices for me. I don't have any desire to get back into nitro.
Ebuggy or 4wd SC. While I love 2wd SC and would gladly try and run it out there, it's way too big for 2wd probably.
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Be interesting to see how many people cry about running a ROAR race on a layout that's been up for 3 months...

Track looks fun. Can't wait out get out there some time...
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I dunno if there will be any crying. Track is not open to the public at any time other than for racing and it's had one race on it.

It may be okay.
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August 3/4 they will have open practice on Saturday the 3rd (just an open practice day), and the 4th will be a regular club style race (quals/mains etc).

The weekend of August 30th will be the ROAR Region 9 race (nitro truggy/buggy, ebuggy, 4wd sc).

The weekend of October 11th will be the VP Powermaster Challenge, same classes as above, probably more skill level splits though.



You should go out August 4th and race! It's an amazing place, you'll love it man.



Ebuggy or 4wd SC. While I love 2wd SC and would gladly try and run it out there, it's way too big for 2wd probably.
Thanks for the info. I'll have to try and make that Oct. Race
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You should, it will be amazing.
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Whats the tire of choice? Nats are coming!!!!!
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Bumping this thread... indoor offroad coming to Thornhill soon!
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For 1/8 or 1/10?
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Bumping this thread... indoor offroad coming to Thornhill soon!

Whaaaaat? 1/10 I assume?
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Whaaaaat? 1/10 I assume?
Both, actually. It will be a bit bigger than the Clay Pit and they ran ebugs there. Check this thread out for further details:

http://rcfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39878
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