Tea's Hobby Shop, Rochester, MN

Saturday!!

This Saturday will be the 2nd of the Winter Heat series.

Track opens at 11am, racing at 3pm.

UDO series and Tea’s Speedway

UDO series and Tea’s

First off as many know there is a group called the UDO (United Dirt Oval) that is promoting a series that is looking for tracks to take part in a weekly local point’s series.  The series is to get tracks from different areas in a region that run the same type of foam tire cars and get the local racers active in local racing but have them compete with other racers in a points series.  The best part for the racer is they do not travel.  This is to get racers simply involved with other racers on a weekly basis.  This is going to be great for my local racer as well as local racers at other tracks.

First the change needed to be part of the series.  They are offering 3 classes to start with in their first season.  One class we already offer as is and will require no changes and that is the MWM Foam tire class.  It was a ground up class and is being offered by many tracks.  Second will be 13.5 Sprint using the DODC specs, 6” wing, Blinky 13.5 Roar motors and will be on BSR Spec tires.  So changing to Spec tires for the season would be the only change for that class.  And the third class is Mod Sprint using DODC specs, 6” wing, open ESC and open motor and open tire.  So the change for Mod Sprint would be only allowing 6” wings.  Everything else for us in that class would stay the same.

Biggest question is why.  To be honest for the past few years I feel we have done well with decisions regarding our local program and how we have done our classes.  I have felt very good about my restructure of classes this year and see allot of positive things coming from the structure early in the season and feel it will continue.  What this series will do for you the racer is involve you with people at other tracks while encouraging not having to travel.  RC people are odd (LOL) but when there is more people they have more interest in competing. More people competing keeps the interest high.  We all know that traveling is a big expense and takes away local participation.  This will allow me to have my local racer interact with other tracks and them interacting with my local racers.  A win for racer and the tracks involved.

Here is how the UDO plans on doing the series:

The 2015 United Dirt Oval Weekly Point Championship

Points begin on January 1, 2015

Points end on March 22, 2015

The 10 top finishers in each class will receive year end awards.

Racers top 8 finishes count towards the point championship. If a racer runs 9 or more events, their lowest point nights will be dropped.

3 entries are mininum to qualify as a UDO point paying event.

UDO member tracks can only run 1 UDO point paying event per week.

Race events that pay DODC National points for any class will not award any UDO points. The UDO is a weekly point series & fully supports the DODC & their national championship point series.

What tracks are involved at this point?  UDO is trying to get 4-6 tracks for the first year.  Because everyone has slightly different rules all the tracks are willing to make changes to show a little unity and support for all the other tracks involved.  I can say at this point there are 2 in IN, 2 in IL and they would like Tea’s and one from WI to join in to make the numbers really strong.  There may be more tracks added by the time the series starts early January.  I will select dates in the time period UDO provides for the series to have paying points races in conjunction with our regular winter points series.

When will the changes take place for the two classes requiring changes??  Well we are in the middle of a short early season series now.  It ends toward the end of Nov on the 22nd.  The Long Winter points series starts Dec 6th.  That will be the day we start with the changes for 13.5 Sprint and Mod Sprint and will run those changes through the rest of the season.

New Shirts for Tea’s

Taking order for the new Tea’s Hobby Shop shirts!!!
After a couple years now thought it was time to change it up a little and love the new look!!!

This first order is on a preorder basis only.  You can place your order in the shop over the next few weeks.  I will do the first order at the end of Oct and will be in Mid Nov.

T-Shirts are a very nice heavy cotton pre shrunk shirt printed on both Front and Back.  Sizes are S-4XL, colors may vary slightly from pics but you get the idea anyways.  T-Shirts $15.00 S-XL, 2XL-4XL $17.00

Hoodies are Heavy 50/50 Blend and will shrink a little, I would recommend one size bigger then normal.  Hoodies are printed on Front and Back.  Sizes are S-4XL, colors may vary slightly from pics but you get the idea anyways.  Hoodies $25.00 S-XL, 2XL-4XL $27.00

TNT, Special Event and Saturday indoor oval schedule

Oct 17th Friday night practice, 4pm till 8pm sharp.

Oct 18th 2014-2015 indoor oval opener.  Fall 6 Pack Series race #1.  Track opens at 11am.

Oct 25th Fall 6 Pack Series race #2, Track opens at 11am

Nov 1st Fall 6 Pack Series race #3, Track opens at 11am

Nov 8th Fall 6 Pack Series race #4, Track opens at 11am

Nov 15th Fall 6 Pack Series #5, Track opens at 11am

Nov 22nd Fall 6 Pack Series #6, Track opens at 11am

Nov 29th closed for Holiday

Dec 6th Winter Heat Series race #1

Dec 13th Winter Heat Series race #2

Dec 20th Winter Heat Series race #3

Dec 27th closed for Holiday

Jan 2nd-3rd Holiday 100, Winter Heat Series race #4 Double Points race.

Jan 10th Winter Heat Series race #5

Jan 17th Winter Heat Series race #6

Jan 24th Winter Heat Series race #7

Jan 31st ???? (Parkers Birthday weekend)

Feb 7th Winter Heat Series race #8

Feb 14th Winter Heat Series race #9

Feb 21st Winter Heat Series race #10

Feb 28thTBA

Mar 7thTBA

Mar 14th Winter Heat Series race #12

Mar 21st Winter Heat Series race #13 Final night of points

Mar 27th-29th 7th Annual Midwest Outlaw R/C Nationals

Thursday Night Thunder Schedule 2014-2015

Oct 17th Flat Foot Friday Practice

Oct 23rd Thursday Night Thunder 6 Pack Series race #1

Oct 30th Thursday Night Thunder 6 Pack Series race #2

Nov 6th Thursday Night Thunder 6 Pack Series race #3

Nov 13th Thursday Night Thunder 6 Pack Series race #4

Nov 20th Thursday Night Thunder 6 Pack Series race #5

Dec 4th Thursday Night Thunder 6 Pack Series race #6

Dec 11th Thursday Night Thunder Winter Series race #1

Dec 18th Thursday Night Thunder Winter Series race #2

Jan 8th Thursday Night Thunder Winter Series race #3

Jan 15th Thursday Night Thunder Winter Series race #4

Jan 22nd Thursday Night Thunder Winter Series race #5

Jan 29th Thursday Night Thunder Winter Series race #6

Feb 5th Thursday Night Thunder Winter Series race #7

Feb 12th Thursday Night Thunder Winter Series race #8

Feb 19th Thursday Night Thunder Winter Series race #9

Feb 26th Thursday Night Thunder Winter Series race #10

Mar 5th Thursday Night Thunder Winter Series race #11

Mar 12th Thursday Night Thunder Winter Series race #12

Mar 19th Thursday Night Thunder Winter Series race #13 Last night of points

Strider Bikes hit Tea’s with the new 2014 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.

STRIDER™ balance bikes are industry-leading training bikes that help children as young as 18 months learn to ride on two wheels. STRIDER balance bikes focus on the fundamentals of balancing, leaning, and steering without the distractions and complications of pedals or training wheels.

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

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

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