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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Rain update!

As most of you probably already know, we were supposed to install a brand new layout on January 13th, but unfortunately the track was still too wet for the build. The guys were able to pull the old pipe off the track on Saturday. We have since moved the build back a couple weeks and we are going to try to do it on Saturday, January 26th. We have had rain all week, dumping 5+ inches of rain on the track. After this rain, it will take a week to pump and dry the track...meaning that the off-road track will be closed for a couple of weeks. We hope to have it open with a special track break-in practice day on Sunday, January 27th. This means no Tuesday night or Saturday night racing, this week or next.

Once the track is ready we will have a brand new layout and great weather! We apologize for the inconvenience, but we hope everyone uses the time off to rebuild those cars and get ready for a great year at Hot Rod Hobbies! The hobby shop will be open as usual during this time so stop by and grab some parts or just to say hello!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Broken Baby shoots music video at HRH!

Back in early June, we had a production crew on the track here at Hot Rod Hobbies, shooting a music video for a band called Broken Baby and their song, "Hello From The Other Side Of Hell No." A few of our locals pitched in to help out by turning in some skillful (and not so skillful) laps! The music video has officially been released for the world to enjoy, so we are presenting it here for you to check out. Notice that the guitar player is wearing a Hot Rod Hobbies/JBRL t-shirt!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

2018's Shootout champions have been crowned!

Another Hot Rod Hobbies Off-Road Shootout is in the books! We wanted to thank everyone who came out for being a part of our signature race this year, we appreciate it and hope you all had a great time. A few people had a better time than everyone else, though...and here they are. If you'd like a copy of all the results of each heat in PDF form, click this link to download it.

Congratulations, everyone...we hope to see you again soon!

2wd Rookie: Cory Belanger
2wd 13.5 Buggy: Nick Wautlet
2wd 13.5 Stadium Truck: Mason Templeman
2wd 13.5 Short Course: Nick Wautlet
2wd 17.5 Stadium Truck: Brenden Edwards
2wd 17.5 Sportsman Buggy: Steve Lemley
2wd 17.5 Expert Buggy: Chad Kimbirk
2wd 17.5 Short Course: Zach Gilmore
2wd 40+ Buggy: Evan DeHaven
2wd Open Buggy: Ryan Cavalieri
4wd 13.5 Buggy: Nick Wautlet
4wd Open Buggy: Ryan Cavalieri

Friday, September 14, 2018

Help us install the Shootout layout on September 23rd!

We will be installing a brand new layout at Hot Rod Hobbies on Sunday, September 23rd in preparation for the 21st Annual Hot Rod Hobbies Off-Road Shootout, taking place September 29th & 30th! Joey Wolters Christensen from The Dirt Racing will be here, making the magic happen...but as always, we desperately need your help with the build! For your efforts, you can choose between Shootout entries and a month of free first class club race entries, as usual! Because of the build, we will be racing at 12:00pm on Saturday the 22nd. We will need to pull the old pipe and Joey will get started on the track immediately after racing is over. Thank you so much for your support of Hot Rod Hobbies!

Monday, August 13, 2018

It's coming!

Just a reminder that the Annual Hot Rod Hobbies Off-Road Shootout is coming up, during the last weekend of September! If you haven't already signed up to race, be sure to click the image above to download a printable PDF form, and either mail it in order bring it up to the shop, when you're at the track.

Classes we'll be running include:

2WD: Rookie, Sportsman 17.5, Expert 17.5, 13.5 Buggy, 40+ "Masters" 13.5 Buggy, Open Buggy, 17.5 Stadium Truck, 13.5 Stadium Truck, 13.5 Buggy, 17.5 Short Course, 13.5 Short Course

4WD: 13.5 Buggy, Open Buggy

We look forward to seeing you out there...and Rookies, don't forget about the R/C Pro-Am, which will pair you up with a pro R/C driver for help with setup and driving tips, to take your racing to the next level!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Hot Rod Hobbies and Tim Hanson's daughters thank you for your support!

Congratulations to our Tim Hanson Memorial Club Race winners! It was a great day of racing and more importantly, generating money for Tim's girls! THANK YOU all for participating and donating to the cause!
  • 4wd Open Buggy - Tyler Fenster
  • 1/8 Nitro Truggy - Tom Soper
  • 4wd 13.5 Buggy - Justin Myerson
  • 2wd 13.5 SC - Zachary Gilmore
  • 2wd 13.5 Stadium Truck - Don Lehmkuhl
  • 2wd 17.5 Stadium Truck - Rudy Rosales
  • 4wd SC - Kyle Turner
  • Electric 1/8 - Radcliff Brill
  • Exp. 1/8 Nitro - Jake Mayo
  • Exp. 17.5 Buggy - Mason Templeman
  • Exp. 17.5 SC - Robert Miller
  • Open SC - Rick Montenegro
  • Rookie - Jack Lemley
  • Spt. 1/8 Nitro - Vincent Mendez
  • Spt. 17.5 Buggy - Kyle Hidalgo
  • Spt. 17.5 SC - Stephen Montoya

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Today, we honor the memory of Tim Hanson

It's with a heavy heart that I say goodbye to a great friend, father, brother and employee. Tim Hanson passed away yesterday morning May 29, 2018 from cancer, he was 48 years old. Tim has been a fixture here at Hot Rod Hobbies for the past 7 plus years as a employee and for over 20 plus years as a racer. He was our club race announcer and worked a few days a week in the hobby store as well. He had a wealth of R/C knowledge and a passion for our hobby that was second to none. I've enjoyed countless hours upon hours of conversation with him in our time together in the shop talking about racing, people, religion, politics and life in general. He had a great view about life and I learned a lot from our time together. He was a great friend to all here at Hot Rod Hobbies and many many more away from the shop in his personal life. He loved his girls very much and that was abundantly clear as I listened to him talk about them on numerous occasions. They were his life and he was very proud of them. He enjoyed this hobby like most of us do and dedicated a good portion of his life to racing, making friends, helping out other racers and promoting the hobby in general. He was a true ambassador to this hobby and his presence will truly be missed by all of us here at Hot Rod Hobbies and everyone else he came across within our industry. God bless you Tim as you look down upon your girls and the rest of us. I encourage everyone to take a moment and say a prayer for Tim, his girls and his entire family.

Race in peace Tim.

Jimmy Babcock
Hot Rod Hobbies