We are 1 week away from the start of the 2014 Shootout, and for the racers that are new to this event I wanted to explain how the parking situation will work again this year. Hobby Haven shares the strip mall's parking lot with other businesses so during the Shootout we will have some signs posted to help inform you where you can park at.
If you look at the map the green zones are ok to park in all weekend long.
The yellow zone is off limits only on Friday.
The red zone is off limits all weekend long.
The blue area is where we pit. So drop your cars off and then move your vehicle so the next racer can drop off their gear too. Since we are pitting outside in the parking lot here is a list of recommended items:
Tire wash bucket
There will be additional parking by Sunday as most of the other businesses are closed in the strip mall near Ted's Coney Island West, but our main concern are the 2 businesses located right next to the Haven in the red and yellow zones.
EcoPower (http://www.amain.com/Search?s=ecopower) is a new sponsor for this year's Shootout, and they are giving away one of their Eco Power LiPo packs plus a "Hummingbird" Micro Ready-To-Fly Quad-Copter!
A new sponsor to this year's Shootout is FactoryRC (http://factory-rc.com), and they are giving away bottles of their Mo-Grip tire sauce, jars of O-Slip lubricant, and some of their patented GoPro camera mounting plates for the TLR TEN SCTe!
A first time sponsor to the Shootout is ORCA (http://www.orcarc.com/en/index.asp). They are the official sponsors of the Mod 2WD Buggy class and they will be giving away one of their Vritra VXX Competition ESCs and a LiPo battery!
All A Main finalists that aren't currently sponsored in either category are eligible to win both of these great prizes. If no one in the A Main group qualifies then we will move on to the lower mains until we find our winners.
Plus, all drivers in the A and B mains will be eligible for a possible ORCA sponsorship!
Back for this year's Shootout is the "Quest For The Red Plate. Thanks to FactoryOne 9http://www.factoryone-rc.com), racers who TQ their class will receive a white number 1 sticker with a red background. Positions 2-10 will run stickers with black numbers and a white background. These will only be used for the Mains.
The “Red Plate” in motocross and supercross designates the current leader in points, and we thought it would be cool to add this element to our race program. This will help to recognize the TQ's achievement and for race fans to identify the cars better since they can see the numbers.
Again these numbers will only be used in the Mains and we will also hand out sponsor sheets for all A Main finalists too.
Another new sponsor to the Shootout this year is Matrix Concepts (http://www.matrixracingproducts.com). They offer a variety of accessories for motorcycles and bicycles, plus some great cleaning products under their 1.7 brand. Lucky racers will receive a gift certificate good for 40% off any order on their website!
They are also the parent company of Atlas Brace Technologies (http://www.atlasbrace.com) so you can also redeem your promo code on an order there too!!
Viper R/C (http://www.viper-rc.com) is back as a sponsor for this year's race, and they are hooking racers up with t-shirts, brushless motors, and gift certificates good for $40 off your favorite Viper product over at http://www.shopviperrc.com !
Team Losi Racing is our official Gold Sponsor for this year's race. Not only are they sending Dustin Evans to the Shootout, but they are also donating some awesome door prizes like a TLR 22 2.0 kit, shock pliers, yoga style pit mats, and much, much more!
NOTE: This kit is also now the 2014 ROAR Champion too.
One of our newest sponsors this year is Hy-Vee Gas (http://www.hy-vee.com). They have donated some coupons good for $.10 off a gallon of gas plus a FREE 22oz pop of your choice, plus 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, but only during the weekend of the Shootout.
Since the forecast for this weekend changes each day we have decided to extend the cut off date for a full refund to 7pm this Thursday (28th). Hopefully by giving everyone another 24 hours they can determine if they still want to attend the race or not. Since this is an outdoor track there is always a chance of poor weather conditions, so we will leave up to the racers to decide if they want still attend of not.
Once we get past the cut off date there will be no refunds, even in the unlikely event that the race is completely washed out. If we experience some minor weather delays then we will adjust the race program as needed, so that means we might have to drop a qualifier, run double or single A Mains, etc.
Thanks for your cooperation and I hope to see you all this weekend at the Shootout!