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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Sidewinder Nitro Explosion in Las Vegas

It's that time again! Click here for the official flyer for the 13th Annual Sidewinder Nitro Explosion in Vegas, baby! This year’s event will once again be a two day event, with three qualifying rounds on Saturday and long mains on Sunday. This year’s event will be brought to you by Pro-Line, Upgrade R/C, Absolute Hobbyz and the JBRL! The track will be run wet. You can sign up by mailing in a check with the cut-off entry form from the flyer, call Hot Rod Hobbies and pay over the phone via credit card, or use PayPal. There will be one day of practice prior to the start of the event, and Friday practice is included with your paid entry fee. Sponsorship opportunities are still available, so feel free to e-mail!

July 30-31, 2016 (2 day event) - Practice Friday July 29th

Friday (7/29) = Practice 10am – 7pm (free practice with paid entry)
Saturday (7/30) = Practice 6am – 8am, Racing @ 8:30am, 3 Rounds
Sunday (7/31) = Practice 6am – 8am, Racing @ 8:30am, Mains

  • Qual points will be used, best 2 out of 3 quals count
  • Entry fee: $50 first class, $40 each additional class
  • Free t-shirt to all paid participants (1 shirt per driver)
  • Free quart of Sidewinder Fuel to all paid participants (1 quart per driver)
  • 13 car mains, 3 bump ups
  • No entry limit, entries open until race day!
  • JBRL rules apply
  • No chassis sponsored drivers of any percentage allowed in sportsman classes

Track location:
R/C Tracks of Las Vegas
121 E. Sunset Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119

1:8 Sportsman Nitro Buggy
1:8 Intermediate Nitro Buggy
1:8 Expert Nitro Buggy
1:8 40+ Nitro Buggy
1:8 Sportsman Nitro Truggy
1:8 Intermediate Nitro Truggy
1:8 Expert Nitro Truggy
1:8 Electric

For more information:
Jimmy Babcock (661) 645-1652

Send entries to and make checks payable to: Hot Rod Hobbies 25845 Railroad Ave. #21 Saugus, CA 91350

PayPal entries to: (make sure you include all sign up info in the “notes” section – name, e-mail, address, phone number, class, frequency & transponder number)

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Summer hours for the Saturday club racing series!

It's getting hot out there, and we're not talking about the intensity of competition on-track! Saugus is known for its heat during the summer months, so in an effort to keep our loyal club racers from burning up, every summer we move the start time forward two hours. So starting with the currently-running series, the start time for Saturday club racing now moves from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Stay cool out there!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Official Hot Rod Hobbies Shootout flyer!

Summer is fast approaching, and that means it's almost time for a Hot Rod Hobbies off-road racing institution: The 19th Annual Hot Rod Hobbies Shootout! One of our most popular events every year, the Shootout has something for everybody...including a special treat for the rookies, in an R/C Pro-Am where a pro driver will pit with you, help you with setup, coach you on driving, and help you take your skills to the next level. There's plenty here for experienced racers too, though - every major racing class, in a variety of skill levels.

Download a copy of the flyer by clicking the image above, and be sure to get your entries in early!

Monday, April 4, 2016

New SIK track layout installed!

Thanks to the always on-point work of SIK Track Designs, and the help of some dedicated Hot Rod Hobbies locals, the new layout is in...and the Tuesday Night Nationals crowd will be breaking it in for us, tomorrow night! Thanks to everyone who helped, and we hope to see you out there on the track!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Flyers for the 2016 JBRL Series

The 2016 racing season is upon us! Hot Rod Hobbies is proud to unveil the schedules for the 2016 JBRL Electric and Nitro racing series. Giving series racers a taste of the best Southern California has to offer, these two racing series will test your driving skills across a variety of track layouts, sizes, and dirt types. You will compete against some of the best drivers out there. Click the images below to download the printable PDF file, and we look forward to seeing you at the track!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Top Notch Series Coming to Hot Rod Hobbies!

For the first time ever, the Top Notch Series will visit to Hot Rod Hobbies! Round #2 of the series will be taking place this Saturday, January 2nd. Everyone is welcome to participate, whether you plan to take part in the entire series or not! The gates open at 7:00am, with racing beginning at 9:30am. Please not that because of this event, we will not be having our regular Saturday night club racing.

There will be practice on Friday January 1, 2016 from 10:00am to 9:00pm, for a $15 practice fee. We hope to see you all on Saturday!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Protek RC Crosstown Challenge 1

The local racers have asked, and we have heard you!

This will be a fun filled weekend of racing held at both Hot Rod Hobbies and SCVRC! January 9th at HRH and January 10th at SCVRC! Two qualifiers and a main at each venue with total points to determine the overall winner in each class.

Prizes and awards will be given out for top 3 in each class, courtesy of Protek RC and Upgrade RC!

Clean, fun, and friendly racing in Santa Clarita, California, the mecca of indoor and outdoor off-road RC racing!

Only $20 for each venue, this event will focus on fun and giving back to our valued racers!

Click the image above to download the flyer!