Venom is back as a sponsor for the 2014 Shootout, and once again they are hooking up racers with awesome prizes like a Medion dual 10A battery charger with built in speakers, a Stronghold 25A battery charger with a built in safety containment box, decals, and even some LiPo packs!
JMC Carbon Products (http://www.jmccarbon.com) is a new sponsor to the Shootout, and they have donated some decals and TLR 22SCT battery straps! These unique straps allow you to also mount your ESC to it when running a mid-motor configuration in your 22SCT.
Also new to this year's Shootout is INTECH Racing (http://www.vpprousa.com/intech), and they are stepping it up already by giving away a NEW ER-12 Pro 1/10 2WD Off-Road Buggy kit which is valued at $300!
Revolution Design Racing Products (http://www.revolution-rc.com) is also one of our new sponsors for this year's Shootout, and they have donated a ton of nice tools like a body reamer, height & camber gauges, shock pliers, and more!
Just wanted to share this cool video that a local racer put together for us. This is NOT a video of the 2014 Shootout layout, just simply some video of the Hobby Haven store and the current layout for club racing.
I'm happy to announce that we have added two more sponsors to this year's Shootout! This brings our total sponsor count to 75, and 27 of these sponsors are 1st time sponsors for our race!
Hy-Vee Gas (http://www.hy-vee.com) has signed on to support the Shootout this year! They will be donating some coupons good for $.10 off a gallon of gas plus a FREE 22oz pop of your choice. And they will also be donating some coupons good for $.15 off a gallon of gas plus a FREE 32oz pop. Along with those great prizes they will also have a representative at the track during the Shootout handing out some discount meal vouchers. One voucher will allow you to purchase 2 roller grill items and a 32oz pop for only $2, and the other voucher will enable you to purchase 2 slices of pizza and a 32oz pop for only $3. All of these vouchers and coupons can redeemed at their Urbandale store located at Douglas and 86th street which is about 1.2 miles from Hobby Haven.
Legit Lidz RC Designs has also signed up to help sponsor the Shootout this year! Local RC racer and painter Paul Edenburn is the man behind this new company, and he is donating 2 gift certificates redeemable for a FREE paint job of your favorite 1/10 off-road body. Many local racers are currently running bodies that are a result of his great work, but you can check out more examples on his official FaceBook page with this link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Legit-Lidz/711645978884807
R17 Racing is back as a sponsor again for this year's Shootout! You will see their popular chassis protectors on many racer's vehicles in our area and they are one of the best protectors available today.
But hey, you don't have to take my word for it, take Jason Snyder's instead! Check out this nice product review video to see which chassis protector he recommends.
After crunching all the numbers, adding some late entries at the store, and changing classes for some racers, we have determined that we have 6 entries still available for the Shootout in the following classes:
Right now we have 143 different racers signed up for a total of 267 entries. This is a lot of people in one area and that doesn't even include, friends, parents, spectators, etc. that will also be in attendance that weekend.
So if you want to sign up for one of the remaining entry spots listed above you can stop in at Hobby Haven, or call them at (515)276-8785 and pay over the phone. Or you can use PayPal and send payments to iowarctracks(at)gmail dot com. The cost for entry fees are:
1st class: $35
Each additional class: $20
If you want to sign up for a class that is full, you can do so and we will put you on the waiting list found on RCSignUp.com. You need to pay for your entry fees first to get on this list, and if we can't get you in then we will give you a full refund. If an entry opens up then we will grab the 1st racer on that class waiting list and plug them in.
Finally, for those racers who are signed up already, just a friendly reminder that you have till 7pm on 8/27 to ask for a full refund in case something comes up or you are worried about the weather and don't want to make the trip to Des Moines.
One of our newest sponsors this year is REDS Racing USA (http://www.reds-racing-usa.com). REDS is probably know more for their nitro products, but recently they have expanded into the brushless motor market. They are giving away a VX 540 brushless motor this year along with some t-shirts!
They are also the official sponsor of the Stock 2WD SCT class which is our 3rd biggest class this year with 31 entries! They will award a partial sponsorship to the highest finishing unsponsored driver in this class PLUS a REDS VX 540 17.5 brushless motor!
LeadFinger RC (http://www.leadfingerrc.com) is also a new sponsor to the 2014 Shootout. They offer some unique products for your vehicle and tools for maintenance, and they have donated some of them to this year's door prize giveaway!