Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Shaun Duffy.
Pit Stop Hobbies Summer BBQ Shootout – June 13th 2015
It rained nearly every day before the race. The track crew had their work cut out for them to get the track surface ready for the big race. They eventually had to put down wood chips to help dry up the track which worked wonderfully.
The threat of rain throughout the day probably kept the faint of heart from coming out however there were 57 dedicated racers that braved the elements to take part in this event. We did get a brief 10 minute shower during the second qualifying round however the track soaked it up quickly and we were back in action 15 minutes afterwards.
For this event there were 3 rounds of qualifying and single Mains. We had Mike the race director calling the races and the program went off without a hitch. The food staff were hard at work keeping up with the line waiting for all the good BBQ eats. Everyone kept stopping by the display tables to check out the trophies and door prizes.
Thanks to our generous event sponsors we had nearly $2000 worth of door prizes to give out. The staff stuffed several bags full of items and the remaining items were placed out on the table for the winner to choose from. We would like to especially thank (in no particular order) Proline, JConcepts, RPM, RC Driver, SMC Racing, Boca Bearing Company, Castle Creations, Gravity RC, Tekno RC, Team Associated and Reedy, Schelle Racing Innovations, Tower Hobbies, Hitec, ServoCity, MIP, Carpys, Dollar Hobbyz, and Danny B RC.
Without the support of companies we would not be able to put together events like this and continue to grow the hobby.
We hope to see everyone come out again to Pit Stop Hobbies for the next Saturday race, Summer Extravaganza Race, on August 15th . Of course we’re also racing on Fridays under the lights every Friday. Check the website calendar for more details http://www.pitstophobbies.net/calendar/
The podium winners of the Summer BBQ Shootout: