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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!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The return of the stadium truck!

Hot Rod Hobbies is trying to single-handedly kick off a stadium truck renaissance, by offering FREE stadium truck entries with your first full-price class entry! The action we witnessed in the stadium truck class at the Reedy Truck Race Of Champions reminded everyone of how fun this class can break out those stadium trucks and come race them for FREE, here at Hot Rod Hobbies!

The 2014 Reedy Truck Race Of Champions results!

It has been another great season of R/C racing, here at Hot Rod Hobbies...and as we knew it would, the Reedy Truck Race of Champions delivered the stiff competition and smooth racing program that our racers expect! With the year slowly winding to a close, we want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for coming out and making this event the success that it was. Without further ado, here are the 2014 Reedy Truck Race Champions! (For a PDF of all main event race results, click here.)

Sportsman Stock Stadium Truck: Chris Van Air
Sportsman Stock Short Course: Randy Brown
Sportsman 4wd Short Course: Kyle Hidalgo
Super Stock Stadium Truck: Zachary Rogers
Super Stock Short Course: Tyler Fenster
Pro-2 Short Course: Cody Turner
Pro-4 Short Course: Rudy Rico
Modified Stadium Truck: Steven Hartson
Rookie Stadium Truck: Nathan Genda
2wd Rookie Short Course: Nathan Genda

Monday, August 18, 2014

The 2014 Sidewinder Nitro Explosion flyer!

This year's Sidewinder Nitro Explosion is being held at the Heritage R/C Park in Chula Vista, CA. This annual event is a must-attend for serious Nitro racers! It's a two-day event, taking place on September 6th & 7th, with Friday the 5th being a practice day. Classes encompass Sportsman, Intermediate and Expert classes in Nitro Buggy and Truggy, as well as Electric 8th Scale.

Click this link for the printable PDF file and get signed up!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

This Friday (August 1st) is Racer Appreciation Night!

This Friday, August 1st, we will be having our monthly Racer Appreciation Night, here at the World Famous Hot Rod Hobbies! We will take $5 off each entry fee and free pizza will be provided to all of our drivers. We will also be giving away prizes, as usual. Come experience the difference that blue groove, high-traction racing makes on your lap times, as we're still running the track dry in the wake of the Shootout! Racing kicks off at 6:30pm, so come out and feel appreciated!

Friday, July 25, 2014

The 2014 Off-Road Shootout Results!

Every summer, racers from all over the country endure the sweltering Santa Clarita Valley heat to test their mettle at the world famous Hot Rod Hobbies off-road track, during the Shootout...but this year, mother nature relented and the weather was actually tolerable!

Things were every bit as heated as past years on the track, though...and we are happy to announce the new champions we've crowned for the 2014 Shootout. Congratulations to everyone who participated! For a complete breakdown of all main event results, click this link for a PDF file.

2wd Rookie: Dro Mousheghian (Podium Photo)
Sportsman Stock Short Course: Martin Johnson (Podium Photo)
Sportsman Stock Truck: Tyler Sweany (Podium Photo)
Sportsman Stock Buggy: Dayton Brown (Podium Photo)
Sportsman 4wd Short Course: Brian Sweany (Podium Photo)
Super Stock Short Course: Chad Nelson (Podium Photo)
Super Stock Truck: Wayne Wyrick (Podium Photo)
Super Stock Buggy: Zachary Rogers (Podium Photo)
Pro-2 Short Course: Jared Tebo (Podium Photo)
Pro-4 Short Course: David Jenson (Podium Photo)
2wd Modified Truck: Ryan Cavalieri (Podium Photo)
2wd Modified Buggy: Jared Tebo (Podium Photo)
4wd Modified Buggy: Ty Tessman (Podium Photo)
8th Scale Electric: David Jenson (Podium Photo)

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Summer is heating up, at Hot Rod Hobbies!

The new layout is in and we are now running dry track, blue groove racing on it! This Saturday is our monthly Racer Appreciation Night, where you can come out and get $5 off your entry fees and enjoy the customary perks of free food and prizes, along with the new layout and dry conditions. Tired of struggling to find traction in the wet? This is for you!

The Hot Rod Hobbies Off-Road Shootout is just weeks away! July 19th and 20th, racers will converge on our blue groove masterpiece from all over the nation and even the globe. It will be a test of grit and driving skill, where the best off-road racers will attempt to place themselves amongst the pantheon of past Shootout legends. All skill levels are welcome to sign up to race and there will be something for everyone, so click the image above to download the flyer and get signed up!

The world famous Hot Rod Hobbies continues to find new ways to add excitement to club racing, with the introduction of the "Local Hero" series! Every two month club series will now have its own sponsors, who have agreed to donate prize giveaways and offer discounts to the winners of every class (those who complete the required five races in a series)! We'll also be giving away a new type of ABS sub-surface printed award plaque to series winners, courtesy of Upgrade RC.

"Local Hero" begins with the start of the July/August series. Click the image above to view the full series flyer!