As the New Year is upon us, we are looking forward to another great year of the Short Course Showdown Nation Wide Tour. The Tour will again travel from Coast to Coast visiting great tracks and sharing in the fun and unique format of racing that we do in the Showdown. For the 2014 Season we will be making a few additions to the Tour. Over the past 2 years we have seen a huge increase in the popularity of 2wd and 4wd Buggies, during last years Showdown, we received many request from racers that said they would like to also race a buggies during the Showdown, so we have listed to the racers and we will be adding 2wd and 4wd Buggies to the Tour. The tour stops dates are all set and we are excited to be visiting some great new facilities this year.
FEB 7-10 TACOMA RC WASHINGTON STATE www.tacomarc.com
MARCH 21-23 RC EXCITEMENT MASSACHUSETTS www.rcexcitement.com
MAY 2-4 TRACKSIDE WISCONSIN www.trackside.com
JUNE 13-15 ADDICTION RC UTAH www.addictionrc.net
AUGUST 8-10 WAREHOUSE 3 ARIZONA www.w3racing.com
OCT 31, NOV 1,2 HOBBYPLEX NEBRASKA www.hobbyplexraceway.com
The schedule for each event will be. Practice on Friday, Saturday we will run 3 rounds of qualifying, Sunday if time allows, we will run an additional qualifier in the morning and then finals after that. We have great support from our industry and at each event we will have a race raffle with great prizes from our sponsors. We run bump ups in all classes so even if qualifying does not go your way, you still have a shot to make the show.
Another addition to this years tour is that we will now be keeping points and crowning overall season champions in the 3 Short Course Classes. Stock, Modified and 4wd. Many racers had asked about this over the past 2 years so we decided to add it. We will count your best 3 of 6 rounds so this way you don't need to make all the rounds if you would like to go for the championship. We have some big plans in store for the champions and more info on that will be forthcoming.
Everyone is welcome to join the Showdown even if you are just going to enter your local race and we will have awards at each event but for those who would like to attend more, we have the points championship to race for.
The Showdown focuses on the great fun we can have racing, of course it is competitive, but it is also about having fun. We have a Novice class to give all ages a chance to race in a big event and share in the fun. Another great part of the Showdown is the Spectator Raffle we have, we give away some RTR kits to spectators who come down to watch. This really makes for a great atmosphere and helps make the Showdown different than other big events.
I hope you will be able to make plans to join us for one of the tour stops as we bring the Showdown to a track near you in 2014. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to email me and I will be happy to answer them.