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Thats right, the 1st Annual Intergalactic Short Course Championships at CRC Raceway in Rome, NY.

CRC has been hosting some of the biggest Nitro off-road races in the Northeast for quite some time. Well we have decided to use all of our experience in bringing top notch Nitro events to the region, and focus that into hosting an ALL ELECTRIC event. That's right, this will be CRC's first ever all electric event on the outdoor dirt track.

Though the race is named "Short Course", this is really an all inclusive electric event. Classes will be offered for 2wd and 4wd buggies, stadium trucks, and even 8th E-buggies. There is a class for everybody.

CRC's track and facility are top notch, offering a racer all the ammenities they could need for a weekend of racing, and more.

180' x 90' well groomed and prepared racing surface including 8 sprinklers and 5 hand hoses.
Large enough driver stand to comfortably accomodate 15 drivers with ease.
A/C power provided (bring extension cords)
Over 5000 watts of lighting for when the races run into the evening hours.
Well stocked and air conditioned hobby shop
Ample space for camping trailers
Plenty of parking
3 separate wireless routers so racers in all corners of the property can get wifi
11 speaker system for race announcing, as well as broadcasting the announcer on FM radio.
BIG air compressor for blowing off cars.
Highly experienced staff that has been traveling to attend and/or host big events for decades.
Grass pit areas (no roasting on asphalt, and you can stake down your ez-ups)
Ability to race RAIN OR SHINE. (indoor dirt track is a little smaller, but still big enough to accomodate even the E-buggies.)

More info and entry form coming soon!
 

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Ok everybody, a little more info on the race:

Entry Fee will be $30 first class / $20 second class / $60 as many classes as you want.

Track closed Friday. (Hobby Store will still be open 11 am - 4 pm, but NO open track)

Practice Saturday 8am - 1:30pm. Drivers meeting 1:45. Qualifying starts at 2pm sharp.

Planned Schedule - 3 quals Saturday, 1 more and mains Sunday. 5-min qualifiers. Qual points best 2 of 4.

10 minute A mains for all but 4wd SC which is 8 minutes. B's and lower are all 6 minutes in all classes.

If we are running ahead of schedule, and can complete the 4th round on Saturday evening, we will. This will allow everyone to get an earlier start home on Sunday.
If we are waaay ahead of schedule and can even complete the mains on Saturday night, then we will do that too. The call will have to be made Saturday after we get an idea of how many entries there are and how long each round will take.

Pre-entry is not required. Sign-ups will close at 1:30. Preliminary heat board will be posted before the drivers meeting. If there are changes that need to be made, final heat board will be tweaked and posted after the drivers meeting so we can start right at 2pm.


if anybody has any questions on this or anything else pertaining to this race weekend, let us know here, or on FB, or call the shop. Lots of ways to get ahold of us!

See you all soon!
 

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i thought you only lived about 45 minutes from here geo? what would ya need a hotel for? even if it's a little farther, gas is probably still cheaper than a room for the night.

anyway, it's hard to say exactly. i do know that there are a couple handfuls of guys coming from out of state, and from WNY, and downstate. It's not going to be anything like the 200+ of the Pro Series race, but we could very well see 110 - 125, something like that. judging by our New Year Dash oval race (we run the same practice and start schedule, but only 4 minute heats) from 2 years ago, we had about 135 entries and could only get through the 3 rounds and then the 1st class of the 4th round, but not the whole round.

so hopefully, that will give you some sort of guesstimate.

john
 

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also, i had a question brought up on another board...

for anybody traveling in that plans to camp here for the weekend, you are welcome to come in friday night and setup camp and pits. There's just nobody allowed on the track Friday.


John
 
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