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Monday, March 16, 2015

Saturday club racing start time change

Just an update for our weekend warriors! We will be changing our Saturday night club racing start time to 6:00pm beginning this Saturday, March 21st. As we head into the summer months, the later start time should help our loyal racers beat the heat while they race.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Dry track on the dirt oval this Friday, come support the new program!

With warm temperatures forecasted all week in Santa Clarita, and a high temperature expected to reach the high 80s, this Friday will be our first attempt at running the oval dry. We will of course have a hose at the ready, in case water is needed, along with brooms to sweep up any dust. This will be our first time letting the track go dry, but we need to see how this dirt reacts to dry conditions as the warmer months grow closer. Hot laps will begin at 5:00pm sharp, with racing starting at 7:00pm. We hope to see you all out there this Friday and as always, spectating is free! So come see what all the excitement is about, with the new dirt oval program here at Hot Rod Hobbies!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Yes, we are open today! And a reminder about Dirt Oval...

Just a heads-up that Hot Rod Hobbies is indeed open today...January 1st, 2015, ready to help you ring in the new year with brand new R/C gear! Both the shop and our two tracks willbe open from 10:00am to 7:00pm, so come by for deals in the hobby store or to play on one of our two race tracks! Hot Rod Hobbies would like to wish everyone a safe and prosperous New Year and we hope you share part of it with us!

We also wanted to remind all of you about our new Dirt Oval program. We start racing on the oval this Friday, January 2, 2015 at 7:00pm. The entry fee will be $20 for the first entry and $10 for each additional entry. Matt will be putting in a lot of work for each club race and any and all help each Friday race day would be greatly appreciated! Tomorrow night is the first round of our points series, so dress warm and bring those heaters as it will be a little chilly! The schedule for the series and the first four months of Dirt Oval racing is listed below, so we hope to see you all Friday night!

2015 Jan-Apr Series Race Schedule

  • January 2nd
  • January 23rd
  • February 6th
  • February 27th
  • March 13th
  • April 3rd
  • April 17th

Saturday, December 27, 2014

First Dirt Oval Race, January 2nd!

It's official! Our first dirt oval club racing event will be held on Friday, January 2nd, with hot laps starting at 6:00pm sharp. Yes, it's true...track #2 has been converted into a dirt oval and we've been running it in with practice days, tweaking it and getting it ready for full-blown racing. We're offering a variety of classes that will enable just about anyone with an off-road R/C car to get in on the action; whether you're just in it for fun, or are an expert oval racer. For more info, check out the updated Racing Page here on the site.

Below is our Winter/Spring club racing schedule:

  • January 2nd
  • January 23rd
  • February 6th
  • February 27th
  • March 13th
  • April 3rd
  • April 17th

We hope to see you out there!

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!