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2013 Goshen Stampede Race For A Cure — Pin Shop Hobbies


How often do you get to race in front of a real audience? Odds are it’s not very often. How often do your racing efforts do something as worthy as help the fight against cancer? How often can you leave the pits and go for a spin on Gravitron? How about enjoy live music while you race? Watch rodeo pros? A demo derby? Truck pulls?  The answer would be yes to all of the above if you attend Pin Shop Hobbies’ annual Race for a Cure held at the Goshen Stampede in Goshen, CT over Father’s Day weekend.


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Now in its fourth year, the Race for a Cure takes place right in the middle of the Goshen Stampede, which is a full-on country fair with all of the fixin’s–rides, animals, games, fair food, music, etc., etc. The RC trophy race consists of all the hot classes, and this year there were 17.5-short course, 4WD short course, truggy, nitro 1/8-scale buggy, electric 1/8-buggy and more. There was a lot of race action.


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Mother Nature, in the form of flooding rain amounts, tried to put a major wrench in the action, but the Pin Shop Hobbies crew and their supports pressed on and got the track built–albeit slightly smaller than desired–in time to get an entire two-day race program in.


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Pin Shop Hobbies is owned and operated by Pat Bovat and Steve and Mandi Palmer. The shop features an indoor oval track and outdoor off-road track. They race regularly on Saturdays and are located in Oakville, CT. In addition to hosting races for all skill levels, they offer birthday parties.





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