By Mike Garrison
Announcement from JConcepts:
JConcepts Events is proud to present the Spring Dirt Oval Nationals. Held at the iconic HobbyTown facility in Omaha, Nebraska, the centrally located venue invites Dirt Oval racers of all skill level to race at the Plex. The indoor facility, managed by Alex Sturgeon, has a wealth of RC knowledge to go along with passion and always provides an experience like no other.
The Plex has indoor pitting to accommodate a huge group of racers and one of the largest indoor tracks in the U.S.A. The pit and race buildings are separate but attached for racer convenience. Upstairs, one of the largest hobby shops in the world caters to all things RC and specializes in all forms of racing. Racers will tune to the clay based surface and utilize a controlled tire to simplify the event experience.
HobbyTown’s track build will focus around their current Dirt Oval track, however, updates and size changes will accommodate faster speeds, better driver visibility and include an overall racers feel to the dedicated event. The class breakdown is popular, including, Sprint and Late Model in addition to the latest class introductions of Street Stock, Wingless Sprint and Short Course Modified. The docket is full of excitement, prepare for a roar of thunder set to take place squarely set in middle America.
Reserve the date, book the trip and bring a friend along to enjoy a Midwest Dirt Oval experience. Visit the JConcepts Spring Dirt Oval Nationals website location at http://www.jconcepts.net/events/spring-dirt-oval-nationals for more information. Registration will be performed by the HobbyPlex crew and will go live on April 2nd, 2019 on RCSignup.com.
Spring Dirt Oval Nationals –
Control tire – tires need to have some visual tread during pre-tech (no full or sanded slicks)
- Dirt Webs – 3077-05
- Ellipse – 3196-05
- Dirt Webs – 3080-05 (SCT)
Technical inspection will use in-house equipment and DODC rules (in-house HobbyPlex)
- ROAR approved motor list enforced
- All classes are modified motors
Chili Bowl classes and starting procedure
- Friday morning / afternoon – open practice
- Seeding – Friday evening
- Saturday – Heads-up starting qualifying using points
(Qualifying procedure, 1 minute warm-up / pit lane, roll out in number order, green flag (re-starts applicable))
- Sunday – main events, ladder system
- Late Model
- 40+ Outlaw Sprint
- Midwest Modified
- Outlaw Sprint
- Short Course B Modified
- Short Course Modified
- Street Stock
- Wingless Sprint
Sponsors – JConcepts, HobbyWing, Schuur Speed, Custom Works
Hotel information – Holiday Inn Express & Suites Cherry Hills, 6939 North 102nd Circle, Omaha, Nebraska 68122
Local airport – Omaha Eppley Airfield, 4501 Abbott Dr, Omaha, NE 68110