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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Beginning in January, we require ROAR motor compliance for club racing

This is a notice to all of our loyal Hot Rod Hobbies club racers. Starting January 1st, all 17.5 & 13.5 motors will have to be on the ROAR-approved list and must be teched and sealed by our Hot Rod Hobbies staff, before being allowed for use in competition on either the off-road or new dirt oval track. You may use any ROAR approved motor you choose. We want to ensure fair and equal competition here at Hot Rod Hobbies.

You may begin bringing motors into the store any time after Christmas, to get them checked and sealed. We will need a little time to check each motor, so please don't bring them up five minutes before your race and expect them to get done. Our race announcer will check for the seal after each main event, along with random checks throughout qualifying. Our rule here at Hot Rod Hobbies has always been that we never turn anyone away, so if a racer from out of town shows up with a motor that is not ROAR-approved, he or she will be allowed to race that night, but will receive no points for the series. Thank you, racers!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Hot Rod Hobbies Thankgiving weekend hours!

Hot Rod Hobbies will be closed on Thursday the 27th, to observe the Thanksgiving holiday. But don't worry, we will be open for our Black Friday Weekend sale Friday-Sunday...and you don't want to miss it! Club racers, please be aware that we will be racing on both Friday and Saturday nights, at our normal start times.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Club racing time change for Tuesday and Friday nights, starting January 2015

Just a heads up for all of our Tuesday and Friday night club racers - our start time will be changing! Starting in January, our start times on these two nights will move from 6:30pm to 7:00pm, to allow more folks enough time to get here after work! So stop stressing about your commute and come out to race, next year!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Bargains galore at Hot Rod Hobbies...the holidays are coming!

Black Friday weekend is going to be a great time for your holiday R/C shopping, here at Hot Rod Hobbies! We're having sales on just about everything on your wish lists. Whether they're gifts for others, or just treating yourself...there's no better time of the year for loading up on new gear!

We're also currently holding a massive sale on brand new car kits...the best prices you will find, anywhere! Upgrade R/C is throwing in free chassis skins with selected kits, as a bonus! So be sure to stop in at the shop this week and check it out!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Free club racing Tuesday for armed servicemen/women, Black Friday update

Tomorrow is Veterans Day, and Hot Rod Hobbies would like to thank all of the men and women - both past and present - for their service and sacrifice. In honor of all who have served in the US military, we are offering free club racing to all of our past and present service members on this Veterans Day, Tuesday night club race (November 11th). God bless you all and thank you!

In other holiday bargain news, Black Friday is fast approaching...and that means great deals, if you're a Hot Rod Hobbies customer! On Black Friday weekend, we are offering $10 off all motors, batteries and chargers, $20 off any car kit, and 30% off any item under $75. Don't miss out on this chance to get your holiday shopping done early!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Happy Halloween - and Saturday club race time change.

Everyone at Hot Rod Hobbies would like to wish all of you a safe and fun Halloween, this year! In observance of the holiday, we will not be holding our usual Friday night club racing go out there and round up some candy, instead!

We also want to make sure everyone is aware that now that the heat of summer is behind us and the weather is cooling off, we're going to be switching the Saturday club racing start time to 4:00pm, starting with next week's racing (November 8th).

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The JBRL Electric Series 2014 Final Race is this weekend!

At last, the finals are here! Round #9 of the JBRL Electric Off-Road series is this Saturday, October 18th, here at Hot Rod Hobbies! There will be practice time available tomorrow (Friday the 17th), from 9:00am to 6:00pm, for a $10 practice fee. Please DO NOT bring your trailers or motor homes, as Hot Rod Hobbies has a very small parking lot which is reserved for vehicles only. Additional parking can be found in the Saugus Cafe parking lot, in the coned off area. Please respect our neighbors and park in the appropriate places.

The track will be run dry/blue groove for this weekend’s event. The gates open at 6:00am on Saturday morning, for practice. We ask that all racers PLEASE stay until the very end of the trophy presentation following the last race and show some respect to our top ten drivers and champions! Pro-line X2 Suburbs are the tire of choice for blue groove, here at Hot Rod Hobbies. Additional tire information can also be acquired by calling the shop.

It's going to be a great final round of JBRL Electric racing and we really hope you will come be a part of it! Once again, we would like to give special thanks to all the folks at TLR, Proline and Upgrade R/C for their support! These fine companies make it possible for us to do what we do and put on these fantastic series events. Be sure to visit the JBRL website at and check out our long list of JBRL sponsors and the products they have to offer, and show them your support. See you all this weekend!