Tea's Hobby Shop, Rochester, MN

Just a couple items for the Nationals

Have had a couple items brought up that I want to make sure everyone knows about.

!st Mod Sprint.  We will not be allowing the Fishy tires to be ran.  Those are the BSR, CW silvers.  Like some tracks and the simple fact they are hard to find we will not be allowing racers to use those tires.

2nd All racers.  My rules state a battery temp of no more then 10 Deg above control pack.  I’m going a step further and telling people the use of Lipo Warmers, Heating Pads ect will not be allowed.  Tech will be discussed on Friday and Saturday.

3rd, Format for the race will be “Rocket Round style” Single best run over all, we will not be using the Qual point system.

2017 Winter Natioanls March31-April2

We are pleased to announce the 9th 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 31st- Sunday April2nd

Classes being ran: Super Stock (house rules) Sportsman Late Model (house rules, per race director) 13.5 EDM (BSR Spec Tire), 13.5 Late Model (BSR Spec Tire), 13.5 Sprint (BSR Spec Tire), 13.5 Mid West Mod (UDO rules and specs), Mod Sprint (6” Top wing and small front wing open tire). 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 classes use the ROAR approved 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.

Parking: We have plenty of parking and also have room for trailers. Please contact me if you plan on bringing a trailer before March 15th so we can set up arrangements in advance for those trailers.


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

Bathrooms: Yep Men’s and Women’s

Entry Fees and Registration: First entry fee is $40.00 (includes a work bench item everyone will be able to use), Second Entry $25.00, Third Entry or more $20.00 each. To guarantee a pit spot you must be one of the first 86 to register with a paid in full 1st entry. You may cancel from the event with complete refund of entry fees up to Friday March 24th. After that there will be no refunds. This event will run regardless of weather conditions. Walk ins are welcome the first day of the race if we have pit space. If you cannot make the first day of the race you still must be signed in by March 31st at 11am with paid entry fee. 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 Wednesday  March 1st at 12 noon and you can call any day after this from noon to 5pm.

Max Entry’s: We really don’t have a limit on the number of cars we can run. We do have a limit to how many pit stalls we have or will be able to come up with. We have at all times 86 2′x4′ stalls with tops and power at each stall. Each person will be provided one pit stall regardless of how many cars that person is running. The first 86 singed up with paid entry fee will be guaranteed one pit stall. After that you will go on a waiting list for cancellations or as we make more temp pit stalls available.

Weekend Agenda

Friday March 31st: Track opens 8am, open practice till 12 noon, 12 noon controlled practice (we group time by class and have the track open to those classes for a period of time. Once the group slows down for people on the track we will move onto the next group. There will be three groups in total. Group one will be Super Stock and Sportsman Late Model, Group two will be all 13.5 classes and group three will be mod classes.) Track closes at 6pm, building closes at 7pm (this means you have to leave)

Saturday April 1st: Track opens 8 am, open practice till 9 am, 9am controlled practice (we group time by class and have the track open to those classes for a period of time. Once the group slows down for people on the track we will move onto the next group. There will be three groups in total. Group one will be Super Stock and Rookie Foam, Group two will be all 13.5 classes and group three will be mod classes.) 11am drivers meeting followed by three rounds  of qualifying. There will be a short break after each round while we resort the field and do any track maintenance we feel necessary.

Sunday April 2nd: Track opens at 8am, open practice till 9am. 9am we will have the drivers meeting along with the concourse photo and line up. Plaque boards for the top 7 (Super Stock and SP LM top 6)in each class A Main along with photos will be done at the completion of the race. Track will be closed after the final race.

*** 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

AFX Fabrication

Sippel Speed Shop

BSR Racing

Team GFRP Hyperdrive

The Dude Designs

Murf Dogg

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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