Online registration: http://events.rcsignup.com/events/di...nt.cfm?ID=2658
Official flyer: http://www.iowarctracks.com/uploads/...2012-Final.pdf
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/377235539001760
The biggest off-road race in Iowa is just over 3 months away and I'm happy to announce that JConcepts is our title sponsor for the 4th year in a row! Along with JConcepts we have 42 other great sponsors which is up 9 from the previous year. So this year's Shootout will be bigger than ever!
Last year was the 1st time we have gone to an all electric event, and even with the threat of rain we still smashed previous year's attendance numbers as we saw a record 225 entries! Just for comparisons sake, the 2011 Futaba Electric Challenge in IL had 104 entries, Round 2 of the Short Course Showdown at Trackside in WI had 165 entries, and the Short Course Nationals in CT had 220 entries. So the Shootout’s race numbers are pretty good considering all of those events got more publicity than this one. And this race is becoming a regional event as it fielded drivers from Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, South Dakota, Illinois, and Ohio.
This year will also feature more class sponsors. As they did last year, X Factory will give away a free X - 6 Squared conversion kit to the highest finishing driver in the Stock 2WD Buggy class who is not already sponsored. And our newest class sponsor is Tekno RC. They will award a sponsorship to the highest finishing driver in the 1/8 Electric Buggy class who is not already sponsored.
There is a free pit towel guaranteed to each racer with a pre-paid entry submitted by August 24th. (Limit one towel per driver). Flyers will be available at Hobby Haven around 5pm tonight. So spread the word and I hope to see you at the Shootout!
Hobby Haven 2012 Off-Road Shootout
2575 86th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322
Friday 8/31 – Controlled practice from 10am-7pm
Saturday 9/1 – Driver meeting at 8:30am, 9am 2 rounds of IFMAR qualifying begin
Sunday 9/2 – Driver meeting at 8:30am, 9am 3rd round of IFMAR qualifying with all mains to follow
Monday 9/3 - Rainout date with a condensed program if needed
Stock 2WD Buggy
Modified 2WD Buggy
Modified 2WD Stadium Truck
Modified 4WD Buggy
1/8 Electric Buggy
Stock 2WD Short Course Truck
Modified 2WD Short Course Truck
Modified 4WD Short Course Truck
NOTE: Minimum of 7 entries required to run a class on race day.
5 minute qualifiers
10 minute AAA mains for 1/8 Electric Buggy
Single 5 Minute A Main for Novice
5 minute AAA mains all other classes
Qualifying points for best 2 of 3 rounds
Stock classes = 17.5 brushless / 27t brushed only. No boost or electronic timing in the ESC.
House transponders, water, and power available
ROAR rules observed.
$25 1st entry
$15 each additional entry
$15 for Novice (Doesn’t count as 1st entry when running multiple classes)
Pre-register online at RCSignup.com: http://events.rcsignup.com/events/di...nt.cfm?ID=2658
Registrations also accepted at Hobby Haven or in person on race day
Free pit towel guaranteed to each racer with a pre-paid entry submitted by August 24th. (Limit one towel per driver)
5291 Stoney Creek Court
Johnston, IA 50131-1799
(800)659-2220 or (515)334-9000
8711 Plum Drive
Urbandale, IA 50322
(800)771-7171 or (515)727-5424
Hilton Garden Inn
8600 Northpark Drive
Johnston, Iowa, 50131
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Below are links to the 2011 entry flyer, race day pictures, and videos from last year:
Practice Friday: http://tinyurl.com/2011ShootoutFriday
Saturday at Hobby Haven: http://tinyurl.com/2011ShootoutSaturdayHaven
Saturday at the Electric Pit: http://tinyurl.com/2011ShootoutSaturdayPit
Finals on Sunday: http://tinyurl.com/2011ShootoutSundayPit