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Rockford, IL. Bashers? Locations?

Old 02-19-2023, 01:57 PM
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Just recently moved to Rockford IL, cant seem to find any other RC lovers here at all which is strange, no tracks or anything. Anybody out there? Know of any good spots to bash/race?
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Old 02-20-2023, 08:50 AM
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The chicagoland area has a good amount of tracks to try out. Most of the organized ones are all indoor carpet but there are a couple in southern Wisconsin that still run dirt. Hobbytown St Charles is about an hour away from Rockford and same with Parkside raceway in Arlington Heights. Hobbytown is obviously inside of a hobby store so they are typically always open but the layout varies from onroad to offroad. Parkside raceway is a biweekly astro race surface setup every other weekend by a body shop owner in Arlington Heights. I'm not too familiar though on if there's any where to race in the Rockford area. Both Hobbytown and Parkside have facebook pages to check out if you have that or you can PM me and I can share whatever more info you need. Best of luck!
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If I find somewhere, I'll let you know (assuming I don't forget). I live over on the SW side in a subdivision off Montague and we just moved 3 years ago so I am finally pulling my cars out now that life has somewhat settled back down (and I got tired of seeing all that $$$$ collecting dust).
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Originally Posted by it_rc
If I find somewhere, I'll let you know (assuming I don't forget). I live over on the SW side in a subdivision off Montague and we just moved 3 years ago so I am finally pulling my cars out now that life has somewhat settled back down (and I got tired of seeing all that $$$$ collecting dust).

haha yeah I get that
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Old 02-21-2023, 01:55 PM
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there are no tracks in rockford, everything is at least a 60 min drive

cheese city extreme rc in monroe WI is an indoor dirt off-road, indoor dirt oval and outdoor off-road
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100064240295700

there is burlington hobbies in burlington WI. indoor dirt track, little small but fun facility
https://www.facebook.com/Burlingtonhobbies

trackside in Brookfield WI, up near milwaukee
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100043551144702

track in st.charles, suburb of chicago. indoor carpet track, tiny track..... TINY
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057146631944

parkside is an indoor/outdoor turf track setup at a body shop on the weekends, never been to it
https://www.facebook.com/groups/499449514229740

thunderdome in morris IL, indoor carpet on-road/off-road. 90+ min drive south east of rockford
https://www.facebook.com/groups/623884195394058
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Hey there! Welcome to Rockford, IL! It's a bummer that you're having trouble finding fellow RC enthusiasts and tracks in the area. Have you tried searching online for RC clubs or communities in Rockford? They might have information about local spots to bash and race. You can also check out social media groups or forums dedicated to RC enthusiasts in your area. Another option is to visit nearby hobby shops or reach out to local hobbyist groups to see if they know of any hidden gems. Don't give up just yet, I'm sure there are RC lovers out there waiting to connect and have fun with you!
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There’s a 1/8 track near Rockford. Thunder Road. There used to be a 1/10 track but family got out 4-5 years ago.
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