Tea's Hobby Shop, Rochester, MN

In the swing of oval racing

With a great weekend of oval racing we officially are rolling indoors.

This week starts off the TNT racing.  Track opens at 4pm, at racing starts at 6pm.

On Saturday will be the 2nd race of the short 6 pack series.  With a great turn out the first week I expect this to be even bigger.  Track opens at 11am , time trials start at 1:30 and racing action starts at 3pm.

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

New class for 2014-15 indoor racing!

RC 1/10 scale Midwest Foam Tire Modified

Chassis specs:

Car width: 9.5″ max

Wheelbase: 11.75”-12.25”

Battery location: Right side of battery must be on centerline of car. Must run a conventional brick style battery.

Transmission: Molded 3 gear transmission case only. (No machined cases or Direct Drives). Motor plate must be mounted on the right side of transmission.

Arms: Arms must be non-adjustable molded plastic, composite and or machined plastic. Arms must be the same length from side to side. No offsetting of arms is allowed.

Hub Carriers: Only non-adjustable rear hub carriers are allowed and they must be zero degree hubs.

Rear Toe: Rear toe is only to be adjustable via toe blocks. Toe is limited from 0-3 degrees in. Toe out or split of any kind is not permitted.

Front Suspension Mounts: No Off Set Bulkheads or Off setting of suspension mounts. They must be equal distance apart from centerline of the chassis. Bulkheads and Suspension mounts may be as narrow or as wide as you want but car must maintain a max width of 9.5”.

Driveline: Steel Outdrives, Steel CVD kits only. No lightweight parts and no cut gears.

Chassis requirements: Chassis can be made from Fiberglass or Carbon Fiber. The max width of the chassis at any point is 5”. From center line no wider than 2.5” left or right of center line. Pockets/cutouts in the chassis to put machined weights ect in chassis is not allowed. Weights maybe be bolted to top side of chassis. No Tungsten, brass or Magnesium alloys allowed anywhere in chassis design or use of the chassis.

**A Cad file is available for designers that will index where the body posts should be to line up with the spec body’s**

Min Weight: 59oz (Any additional weight must added to top of chassis)

Max Weight: 64oz

Tires: BSR Spec foam tires. (Fronts: C1017S Rears: C1018S)

Electronic locations: Motor must be mounted in standard location. ESC and receiver must be mounted to the right side of the battery. Servo may be mounted anywhere on the front half of the chassis.

Body: Spec Bodies: Sippel Speed Shop’s Part #FT-MWM AFX Fab Part #F-01 From the bottom of the chassis, front of deck 3”min-3.5 max, rear deck 3.5”min-4”max. Deck must measure the same on both sides of car. Tilting the deck is not allowed.  Body must be centered on chassis, may not be cantered in anyway. From center of rear axle to rear quarter panel 5”min-5.5”max.  Rear Spoiler: maximum chord from body deck including any wickerbills .75”  An under body support may be used to brace each rear quarter panel, but must hold it in a vertical position, cannot be flared out.

Front bumper: Must use bumpers supplied with body kits.

Motor and ESC is up to track or series. They may choose to spec these or use ROAR approved equipment. Using at least a 13.5 motor is highly advised. This class is intended to promote good racing and not be wide open racing.

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.

Super Stock!!!!!

OK while I don’t feel that we make many changes to a class once a season starts the following change to what we call Limited Late Model I feel is a good direction for the class to take and brought up by racers in the class with full support from those currently running the class. It also puts the class more in line with what other tracks are doing around the county. We would like to see all racers into the Super Stock Body’s by the Holiday 100 at the end of the year/start of 2014. If a racer has any issues with making the change please talk with me!!!!!!

Changes as follows on the body’s only:

-Only body’s allowed in Super Stock are the following McAllister Racing body’s
B125 Buick Regel SS
B134 Barracuda
B136 Boss Mustang
B264 Camaro
B268 Monte Carlo
B290 Dodge Charger
B292 59 Plymouth
General Body rules:
-Cannot remove or cut any of the widows.
-Trimming of the body for wheel clearance is allowed
-On the front and rear you may cut up to the bottom of the bumpers but not past the bumper or you can leave any addition material you would like as long as it does not hit the track. Putting extra holes in the front or rear is not allowed.
-Rear spoiler is allowed and restricted to the following dimensions. Max width 8”, Max height measured front deck 1” cord measurement including any wicker bills, NO end caps or bends allowed.

Rent a Ride

Don’t have a RC car to race yet?   What to try it before you buy it?  Tea’s now offers a Rent a Ride truck for both the off road and oval.  Truck can also be rented for a practice as well.  Complete details can be found here

Great promo Video, Are you in it?

Big thanks for Josh for all the time put in this video!

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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