Tea's Hobby Shop, Rochester, MN

10th Annual Outlaw Winter Nationals

We are pleased to announce the 10th Annual Midwest Outlaw R/C Winternationals here at Tea’s Hobby Shop and R/C Raceway Park aka “The Rock”.

1177 Chester Ave Se
Rochester, MN 55904
507-289-7733 or 800-503-8327

We are located on the east side Rochester, MN on Hwy 14 that runs between Rochester, MN and Winona, MN. Interstate 90 is only a short distance from our location, Interstate 35 is 45 miles west. Aprox. drive times from Chicago, IL 6 hours, Des Moines, IA 3 hours, Omaha NE 5 hours, Kansas City, MO 5.5 hours, Kalamazoo, MI 9-10 hours, Harrisburg, PA 18 hours, St.Paul, MN 1 hour, Indianapolis, IN 9 hours
Rochester also has an International Airport for those that may need to fly.

When: Friday March 23rd – 25th

Classes being ran: Super Stock, Midwest Mod,  Sportsman Late Model, 13.5 EDM, 305 Sprint, 360 Sprint and 410 Sprint.  Please check out our House and Class rules page at http://www.teashobbyshop.com for complete listing of specific class rules.
All classes except Mod classes follow the ROAR non-timing ESC list.  All 13.5 and 17.5 classes use the ROAR approved motor list.
Food: No outside food or beverage is allowed. We have a professional catering service that sets up and provides some of the best track food and services at very reasonable prices. Soda’s, energy drinks, water and coffee are also available.

Rochester has several hotels in the area.  Here are a couple:

Econo Lodge (my favorite for the buck) 507-282-9905

Super 8 Fairgrounds 507-288-8288

Quality Inn and Suites 507-282-8091

Entry Fees and Registration: First entry fee is $35.00, Each additional entry is $20.00. To guarantee a pit spot you must be one of the first 86 to register with a paid in full first entry. You may cancel from the event with complete refund of entry fees up to Monday March 19th.

Why preregister??? While we have never had to turn people away we do only have 86 pit stalls and when they are gone they are gone.  Second we do our best to bunch racers together by who they would like to sit by and still respect our local guys that come every week and the spots they usually sit in.  Preregistering allows us to arrange pit spots to accommodate almost everyone.

To register you must contact me by phone or in person at the shop. We will not be doing e-mail or pm registrations. Shop phone number is 507-289-7733 or 800-503-8327. Sign up opens on Friday Feb 20th at 12 noon

Weekend Agenda

Friday March 23rd: Track opens 8am, till 7pm for practice.  Track is limited to 6 cars on the track at a time and as the day goes on we will break up groups if necessary and run a 4 minute clock.  At 7pm I will start on track prep shutting down the track, please be off to dinner or nightly activities by 8pm.

Saturday March 24th: Track opens 8 am, open practice till 9 am, 9am controlled practice by line up.  We will run a complete run through by heats on a 2 minute clock.  This will give every racer a run on the track with the group they will be running their first round with.  Drivers meeting to cover any questions and go over expectations will follow the controlled practice run aprox 11-11:30.  We plan on being on the tone racing by 12pm.

Sunday March 25th: Track opens at 8am, open practice till 9am. 9am we will have the drivers meeting along with the concourse photo and line up. Track will be closed after the final race.  Awards and pictures will follow.

*** In an effort to offer the best racing surface we can for the weekend we will be doing allot more track work this year.  At the end of each night of racing the track will close at the times posted above.  Track work will be done overnight so that each morning when we open the track is prepped and ready to race on. ***

Sponsored By:
Custom Works RC
BSR Racing
Team GFRP Hyperdrive

Fantom Racing

Left Hander RC

The Dude Designs

RC 4 Less

Hobbywing USA

Strider Bikes hit Tea’s with the new 2016 line up!

Stop in and talk with Charlie as he has some great spring pricing and combo deals going on.  Prices even the big box stores can’t match with free set up for pick up or free shipping to your door step for those not near Rochester.

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The STRIDER’s simple, no-pedal design builds confidence and eliminates fear by allowing kids to have their feet on the ground and progress at their own pace. This unique design teaches young children balance on two wheels right from the start, avoiding developmental delays typical with tricycles and training-wheel bikes.

Genuine STRIDER balance bikes are the lightest balance bikes in their category, have the lowest seat height (for the youngest starting age), and are tested to the most stringent safety standards. Frame-integrated footrests, proprietary components, and the ability to easily adjust to a growing child, make the STRIDER the only bike your child needs to develop their riding skills and successfully transfer onto their first pedal bike without training wheels.

Welcome to Tea’s Hobby Shop!

We want to sell and keep in stock the best products at a fair and competitive price so we can keep you on the race track.

As a manufacturer in a sport/hobby business, we have been able to see the good and bad practices in wholesale/retail relationships and feel we can help the hobby world grow.

We believe in honesty, knowledge, and experience. Enjoy our web sites, stop by the shop, ask questions, and don't be afraid to tell us how we are doing.

The Ashtons, Charlie and Tom

Contact Us

1177 Chester Ave SE
Rochester, MN 55904 (map)
(507) 289-7733
(800) 503-TEAS

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