View Full Version : Kyosho Mini-z launch party at the Orland Park Hobbytown, Saturday Oct. 9th

2010.09.27, 11:57 PM
Hobbytown Orland Park will be carrying Kyosho Mini-Z 1:28 scale R/C cars and we’re having FREE races with prizes to introduce them!
Stop by Saturday Oct. 9th from 11am to 6pm to try your hand at racing the new cars!

Over 40 cars are on there way in! All the different chassis configurations will be available, MR-015, MR-02, MR-03, and the all wheel drive MA-010 for some drift action.

• Dedicated RCP track specifically designed for mini and micro racing.
• Lap counters installed in all the cars to track your fastest race and lap times.

Try the cars out all day long, Prize races every 30 minutes!

• Each race will have a prize for a $5 coupon off your next purchase (limit 1 $5 coupon per person)
• Fastest racers of the day in each of the groups below will win a $10 HobbyTown gift card!

Fastest 10 year old and under
Fastest 11-18 year old
Fastest 19 and older
Fastest family (fastest child time and fastest parent time averaged together)

Once the inventory arrives, we'll be getting the pictures of the shelves up!

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2010.09.29, 01:54 PM
Flyers are being printed up. Please stop by if you are in the area. I feel it is really important to get more folks into this awesome hobby. So even if they have no previous R/C experience, send your friends the invite as well. The racing is FREE.



2010.10.07, 10:13 AM
In my visit to the store last weekend, it is clear that the AWD mini-z with drift tires was very popular. I was thinking we should have a drift competition along with the race prizes.

Any suggestions on how we can score or judge this? One thought was setting up cones or gates on the track. Perhaps fastest lap time with a penalty for not going sideways through the zone?

Or perhaps 10 laps with scoring rings. You get higher points for drifting closer to the cones.

Or the fastest to drift 10 turns?

Anyone have thoughts on this?

2010.10.08, 04:16 PM
Reminder, FREE Kyosho Mini-z racing all day tomorrow (Sat 9th) at HobbyTown USA in Orland Park, IL.

Fastest times posted to the leaderboard.
$10 gift card prizes for each of 4 brackets.

Fastest 10 and under
Fastest 11-18
Fastest 19 and up

And my favorite. Fastest Family!
The best average from one child and one parent in the family are averaged together.

If you haven't tried racing Mini-z, you really need to check it out! We'll have a varity of cars, chassis, and motors so you can get a taste of the different performance levels.

See you there. If you can RSVP on f******k, it'll help with planning. http://www.f******k.com/#!/event.php?eid=131225023593812

2010.10.12, 01:35 PM
Congrats to our winners. Please call the store and ask for Steve to redeem your $10 gift cards.

Jeff Stevens won 19+ with 33 laps @ 3:05
Chris Pearson Jr. won 10 and under with 17 laps @ 3:00
Pearson Family won Fastest Family with an average of 17.5 laps.
Zack D. won ages 11-18 with 27 laps @ 3:06