2019 TLR Championship Series Presented by Pro-Line “TLR Fall Champs”

I have been to many tracks over the last 30+ years. While I no longer live in New England, I was lucky to, for years, have lived within easy driving distance of two of the best hobby stores and tracks in the business. One is RC Madness in Enfield, CT and the other is RC Excitement in Fitchburg, MA. The latter is hosting the upcoming 2019 TLR Championship Series Presented by Pro-Line “TLR Fall Champs,” which will take place on October 11-13, 2019.

RC Excitement is located at 208 Bemis Road in Fitchburg, MA. Their web address is www.rcexcitement.com

The title sponsor for this event is Team Losi Racing and it is presented by Pro-Line Racing. Additional event sponsors include Horizon Hobby, Spektrum, Losi and Dynamite.

I highly recommend attending any event at RC Excitement and you certainly don’t want to miss this one. If you can, in addition to your race rigs, bring a crawler and a dirt oval machine. This place has it all.

RACE DETAILS

Days:
Friday – Open practice / Timed Practice Round / Pro Driver Guided Track Walk
Saturday – Open Practice / Two rounds of qualifying / IFMAR format / Pizza Party & Seminars
Sunday – Final round of qualifying / Dash for Cash / Main events / Awards
(C-Main and lower awards and photos will be done immediately after each main race, so winners won’t have to wait.)

Times:
Thursday October 10 Doors open at 11AM Driver Check-In / Open Practice 11am – 5:30pm
Thursday Night Club Race 6:00 PM 1 qualifier and mains
Friday – Doors open at 10:00 am / Timed Practice 5:30pm / Doors close at 9:00 pm
Saturday – Doors open at 7:00 am / 2 minute shakedown practice until 8:30am / Racing starts at 9am
Sunday – Doors open at 7:00 am / Racing starts at 8am (no practice)

Schedule:
Saturday – Open practice / 1st round of Qualifying / Seminar / 2nd Qualifier / Seminar – Pizza Party
Sunday – 3rd round of qualifying / Raffle / Dash For Cash / All mains / Awards

Entry Limit: 250 entries / 28 Heats (may increase to fill classes)

Event Format:
– Three rounds of qualifying – IFMAR format (two on Saturday – one on Sunday)
– Resort each round
– Bump ups (2 bumps)
– All lower mains will be 5 minutes
– All A mains will be 10 minutes

Entry Fees: Custom Event Pit Mat and Pro-Line Gift Pack for each driver (Limit 125)
1st Class – $50.00
2nd Class – $35.00
3rd Class – $15.00
*No extra charge for Independent 17.5 Stock 2wd Buggy 40 entry limit

Classes: ROAR Rules apply
– Independent Stock 17.5 2WD Buggy (40 entry limit)
Independent means the racer has No Sponsors Each driver will receive one free pair of Pro-Line front and rear tires. Additional tires may be purchased at a discounted rate.
– Stock 17.5 2WD Buggy
– Modified 2WD Buggy
– Stock 13.5 4WD Buggy
– Modified 4WD Buggy
– 40+ Modified Buggy
– 13.5 Stadium Truck
– 13.5 Short Course
– 4wd Short Course

Traction Compound:
– SXT 3.0 is the exclusive, and only traction compound allowed at the event

Spektrum Radio Loaner Program: Try it, before you buy it!

TLR / Spektrum Contingency Program:
– $250.00 in “Horizon Bucks” if you win one of the following classes with a TLR vehicle:
– Independent Stock 17.5 2WD Buggy / Stock 17.5 2WD Buggy / Stock 13.5 4WD Buggy
– $150.00 in “Horizon Bucks” if you win one of the following classes with a Spektrum radio:
– Independent Stock 17.5 2WD Buggy / Stock 17.5 2WD Buggy / Stock 13.5 4WD Buggy
Horizon “Bucks” will be a specified amount of credit that will be award to the winners at the event.
All “Bucks” can only be used in RC Excitement’s hobby shop.

Hobbies for Good Dash for Cash:
– Three largest classes qualify
– Top five qualifiers in each class (each class has their own race)
– Inverted starting positions
– Six lap race
– Track will be run in reverse order
– No turn marshals
– All proceeds are from raffle ticket sales (50% towards Hobbies for Good / 50% towards Dash for Cash)

Racing
Each heat race will be 5 minutes, and with the up and down of the drivers, checking in of the cars, and the marshals getting on the track, it will likely be 7-8 minutes for each race (even less when things are really rolling).

Marshaling to be European style: Racers will marshal the 2nd race after theirs (if you are in race 4 you will marshal race 6) This is the most efficient, and least stressful way to keep things flowing, plus you get to go back to your pit, put your battery on charge, grab a drink, etc…

With a cap of 250 entries, (additional to fill heats) there should be no more than 28 heats, which should take between 3:15 – 3:45 hours per round, and we’ll have roughly 7-7 1/2 hours of racing on Saturday. With a 9am start time for racing we should be able to get the first 2 rounds of qualifying done by 5pm Saturday. Followed by Horizon and Pro-Line Seminars and Pizza Party.

Sunday which will include a Prize Session, Dash for Cash, and Extended Mains, should take roughly 9 hours of racing. With a 8am start time we should be doing finals awards by 5-5:30pm Sunday night. (C-Main and lower awards and photos will be done immediately after each main race, so winners won’t have to wait.)

TLR Fall Champs event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/479516449262228/

Link to the RCSignup page for the event: https://www.rcsignup.com/events/displayEvent.cfm…

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Matt Higgins About the Author: Matt has over 30 years of experience in RC and has worked professionally in media for two decades. Matt enjoys everything from racing to rock crawling to bashing, and he believes RC should be all about having fun. Matt is as at home covering a world championship in an exotic country as he is showing a new hobbyist how to set gear mesh. His desire to share the hobby with as many people as possible inspired him to create RC Truck Stop and RCTruckStop.com.

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