CLOSED on Labor Day

Fastlane Raceway will be closed to observe the Labor Day holiday on September 3rd. We will re-open at our normal hours on Tuesday, September 4th.

(sticky) Sep 2nd, 2018 (2:01 PM)

UPDATED RULES SUMMARY

RULES UPDATE – please disregard the rules posted in the Rules & Classes section of the website. Here is a quick summary of the most popular racing classes run at the various tracks at Fastlane.

Indoor Off-Road (10th scale)

Stock 2WD Buggy
Any ROAR approved 17.5T brushless motor
Any ROAR approved ESC set in no timing or blinky mode
Any ROAR approved 2 cell Lipo battery (or 6 cell NIMH)
Minimum weight: 1499gm

Super Stock 2WD Buggy
Any ROAR approved 13.5T brushless motor
Any ROAR approved ESC set in no timing or blinky mode
Any ROAR approved 2 cell Lipo battery (or 6 cell NIMH)
17.5T motor may be run with ESC timing
Minimum weight: 1499gm

Mod 2WD Buggy
Any ROAR approved 540 (05) brushless motor
Any ROAR approved 2 cell Lipo battery (or 6 cell NIMH)
Minimum weight: 1499gm

Mod 2WD Stadium Truck
Any ROAR approved 540 (05) brushless motor
Any ROAR approved 2 cell Lipo battery (or 6 cell NIMH)
Minimum weight: 60oz

13.5 4wd Buggy
Any ROAR approved 13.5T brushless motor
Any ROAR approved ESC set in no timing or blinky mode
Any ROAR approved 2 cell Lipo battery (or 6 cell NIMH)
17.5T motor may be run with ESC timing
Minimum weight: 1613gm

Mod 4WD Buggy
Any ROAR approved 540 (05) brushless motor
Any ROAR approved 2 cell Lipo battery (or 6 cell NIMH)
Minimum weight: 1613gm

Mod 2WD Short Course Truck
Any ROAR approved 540 (05) brushless motor
Any ROAR approved 2 cell Lipo battery (or 6 cell NIMH)
Minimum weight: 2098gm

Mod 4WD Short Course Truck
Any ROAR approved 540 / 550 brushless motor
Any ROAR approved 2 cell Lipo battery (or 6 cell NIMH)
Minimum weight: 2505gm

Stock Spec Traxxas Slash
Traxxas 12T Titan motor and XL5 ESC
Any 2 cell ROAR approved Lipo battery (Traxxas 7 cell 3000 MAH NIMH allowed)
Stock tires, shock bodies, suspension geometry. Very limited modifications allowed. Ask before you mod.



OUTDOOR OFFROAD (ROAR rules apply)

All 10th scale indoor offroad classes welcome.

Nitro 8th scale Buggy
4WD buggy
.21 max engine size
3200gm minimum weight

Electric 8th scale buggy
4WD buggy
Nominal 14.8v battery maximum
3200gm minimum weight

Nitro 8th scale Truggy
4WD truggy
.28 max engine size
3900gm minimum weight

Electric 8th scale buggy
4WD buggy
Nominal 14.8v battery maximum
3200gm minimum weight

Electric 8th scale Truggy
4WD truggy
Nominal 14.8v battery maximum
3900gm minimum weight



Carpet Onroad

STOCK 4WD SEDAN
ROAR Approved 17.5T brushless motors
ROAR approved ESC in Sportsman or blinky mode
ROAR Approved 7.4v LiPo
Rubber Tires
1350gm Minimum Weight

USGT SEDAN - full rules @ http://www.usvintagetransam.com/rules/USGTClassRules2-25-2017.pdf
ROAR Approved 21.5T brushless motors
ROAR approved ESC in Sportsman or blinky mode
ROAR Approved 7.4v LiPo
RIDE RIE24025 Rubber Tires
1380gm Minimum Weight

1/12th STOCK
ROAR Approved 17.5T brushless motors
ROAR approved ESC in Sportsman or blinky mode
ROAR Approved 3.7v LiPo
730gm minimum weight

Vintage TransAm – full rules@ http://www.usvintagetransam.com/rules/TransAmClassRules3-1-2017.pdf
4WD TC chassis
ROAR Approved 25.5T brushless motors
ROAR approved ESC in Sportsman or blinky mode
ROAR Approved 7.4v LiPo, 6000 MAH max
HPI Vintage treaded tires and vintage wheels
1450g minimum weight

Porsche Cup
Tamiya 47321 kit only
Only changes from kit are substituting ball bearings for bushings and Dean's plug for Tamiya plug
Single color paint schemes or simple racing / rocker stripes
Peak 00571 4200 MAH battery only
Any radio / servo


Carpet Oval

BRL 17.5 Truck
Pan Car chassis
SMC 4325 spec 1 cell
Purple strip foam spec tires
ROAR Approved 17.5T brushless motors
NASCAR TRUCK bodies (Protoform or McAllister)

SPEC MOD
RJ Speed Spec Mod kit, bearings and turnbuckles allowed
SMC 4325 spec 1 cell
Yellow or purple stripe foam spec tires
Hobbywing Justock 21.5T motor and Justock ESC

LEGENDS
RJ Speed or Bolink Legends kit, bearings and turnbuckles allowed
SMC 4325 spec 1 cell
Yellow or purple stripe foam spec tires
Hobbywing Justock 21.5T motor and Justock ESC

Stock Spec Slash
IMCA, USMTS, UMP appearing bodies preferred, SC truck bodies allowed.
Traxxas 12T Titan motor and XL5 ESC
Any 2 cell ROAR approved Lipo battery (Traxxas 7 cell 3000 MAH NIMH allowed)
Stock shock bodies, suspension geometry. Very limited modifications allowed. Ask before you mod.
Dynamite Antic foam tires required.



Dirt Oval

Stock Spec Slash
IMCA, USMTS, UMP appearing bodies preferred, SC truck bodies allowed.
Traxxas 12T Titan motor and XL5 ESC
Any 2 cell ROAR approved Lipo battery (Traxxas 7 cell 3000 MAH NIMH allowed)
Stock tires, shock bodies, suspension geometry. Very limited modifications allowed. Ask before you mod.

Open Sprint Car
DODC rules
Open tire

Open Late Model
DODC rules
Open tire

Open SC Mod
Chili Bowl Jr rules
IMCA, USMTS, UMP appearing bodies required
Open tire

Street Stock
ROAR approved 21.5 motor and ESC in blinky mode
Open tire
Factory 2wd buggy chassis only (mid or rear motor). factory arms only.



Note
Only the most popular classes are listed above. We'll race almost any class as long as three people show up. Racers will often discuss what class they want to run in our forum prior to race days, so you can check there for more information.

(sticky) Mar 19th, 2017 (2:00 PM)

SCHEDULE CHANGES due to Trophy Races

For the next few weeks our normal schedule is going to be impacted by the JConcepts Winter Indoor Shootout & Invitational offroad race (November 11-13) and the Hyperdrive 375 carpet oval race (November 18-20).

We will be rebuilding the indoor offroad track beginning Sunday, November 6th. There will be no indoor offroad practice from that Sunday (November 6th) until Monday, November 14th. We do plan to race offroad on Wednesday, November 9th assuming the rebuild is done.

The carpet track will be closed from November 9th through November 14th. Instead of onroad racing we will race carpet oval on Tuesday, November 15th. The track will then be closed except for activities related to the BRL Hyperdrive 375 carpet oval race on November 18,19 & 20. There will be no offroad racing on Saturday, November 19th.

We will also race carpet oval on Tuesday night, November 22nd. We will return to carpet onroad racing on Sunday, November 27th and follow our normal schedule from that point.

(sticky) Nov 3rd, 2016 (4:55 PM)

INDOOR OFFROAD TRACK REBUILD

The indoor offroad track will be closed from October 6 through October 10th for a complete rebuild. There will be no indoor racing or practice during that time.

(sticky) Oct 5th, 2016 (3:17 PM)

REVISED SCHEDULE FOR MARCH 13

Just wanted to let everyone know that open practice on the indoor offroad track will end a little earlier than normal on Sunday, March 13th.

Open practice for the public will end at 4 PM. The shop will remain open to it's normal closing time, 6 PM.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

(sticky) Mar 9th, 2016 (6:46 PM)

2016 VENOM OFFROAD JAM & TRACK REBUILD

The 2016 Venom Off-road Jam is approaching fast and that means some schedule adjustments at Fastlane.

We will begin a new layout build after racing on Saturday, Jan 23rd. As a result of the track build and the Venom Jam, there will be no open practice time on the off-road track from Saturday night until Monday, Feb 1st when practice will resume at our normal 4PM opening time.

We will have our normal Wednesday night racing program on January 27.

There will be no carpet racing on Thursday, Jan 28th or Sunday, Jan 31st as we will be using the carpet track room for additional pit space for the Jam.

The hobby shop will be open on our normal schedule during the track build.

(sticky) Jan 23rd, 2016 (7:18 PM)

Fastlane Hosts Castle Creations 300 on Dec 12 & 13

Thought I'd provide an update on activities this weekend at Fastlane.

We will be hosting the Castle Creations 300 carpet oval event as part of the Johns's BSR Tires Brushless Oval Tour on Saturday and Sunday. The John's BSR Tires Brushless Oval Tour is a traveling series of 7 races in 6 states that runs from October through March.

As a result of hosting this event, there will be no offroad racing this weekend. The indoor offroad track will be closed to racing and practice on Saturday. It will open for practice at 3 PM on Sunday. There will be no carpet onroad racing on Sunday.

The hobby shop will be open our normal hours; Saturday from 10:30 to 7 PM and Sunday 10:30 to 6 PM. In addition, the shop will be open from 6:30 to 9:00 PM on Friday night.

(sticky) Dec 10th, 2015 (9:15 AM)

FASTLANE RACEWAY WINTER OFFROAD POINTS SERIES

FASTLANE RACEWAY WINTER OFFROAD POINTS SERIES

Because of the late start this year to our indoor season we will not be splitting the indoor season into fall and winter points series as we have done in the past. There will be one points series for Wednesday nights and a separate points series for Saturdays. Because of special events on weekends, the Saturday series will have fewer dates and will not start until after the first of the year.

Our Wednesday night points series will consist of 9 race nights with a racer's best 7 finishes counting towards points. In the event of a tie we will look to a racer's 8th and 9th finishes to break the tie. Race dates are:

December 2, 12, 30
January 13, 27
February 10, 24
March 9, 23

The Saturday series will consist of 6 race days with a racer's best 5 finishes counting, In the event of a tie a racers 6th finish will be used. Race dates are:

January 9, 23
February 6, 20
March 5, 19

This is probably a good time to make sure our offroad racers know that there will be no offroad racing or practice on Saturday, December 12th. Offroad practice on Sunday, December 13th will not start until 3 PM. We will be hosting the Castle Creations 300 as part of the John's BSR Tires Brushless Racing Tour that weekend. This is the 10th season for the Johns BSR Tires Brushless Racing Tour making it the longest running brushless motor carpet oval series in the country.

(sticky) Nov 25th, 2015 (8:52 AM)

FASTLANE RACEWAY WILL BE CLOSED on Sunday, October 18th

FASTLANE RACEWAY WILL BE CLOSED on Sunday, October 18th. Sorry for the late notice but I keep forgetting to post.

(sticky) Oct 15th, 2015 (1:01 PM)

OFFROAD TRACK REBUILDS

I want to provide an update on the schedule for our offroad tracks for the next couple of weeks at Fastlane.

We will be changing the layout of our outdoor offroad track in order to get ready for the ROAR Region 8 10th Scale Offroad Championship Final on October 2nd & 3rd. The work on the new layout will begin after racing Saturday, September 26th. As a result, the offroad track will be closed beginning Sunday until the rebuild is complete. We hope to be able to race on it on Wednesday, September 30. There will be no practice on the outdoor track on Thursday, October 1st. As noted, we will be hosting the ROAR Regional on October 2nd & 3rd.

We also need to do some work on the back wall of the indoor track. After several years it is showing signs of rot from the constant contact with wet dirt. The plan is to replace the wood wall with concrete block. We will begin this work following the Regional race and the indoor track will be closed during the work. Right now I expect to close the indoor track on or about September 30th and expect to reopen the track around October 19th. As a result, we will continue racing offroad outdoors through October 17th. While the indoor track is closed; we will turn on the lights at night for those who want to practice on the outdoor track.

We are certainly open to having help with the rebuild of the back wall, especially if any of our racers have experience working with concrete block. I’ll provide more detail on the work schedule later.

(sticky) Sep 24th, 2015 (8:21 PM)

2015 FASTLANE SUMMER SHOWDOWN - RESCHEDULED

Fastlane Raceway's 2015 Summer Showdown has been rescheduled to June 26 & 27th due to rain on our originally scheduled weekend. After searching through the race calendar here in the Midwest this appears to be the date which will have the fewest conflicts with other trophy events / series.

This will be our first trophy event combining 8th scale and 10th scale race classes on our outdoor offroad track and our first trophy event of the 2015 season. Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each class as well as the Top Qualifier in each class.

We will run 3 rounds of qualifying and mains on Saturday with plenty of practice time on Friday. We will schedule separate practice sessions alternating between 10th scale cars and 8th scale cars with the exact schedule to be determined by the number of entries.

Schedule:

Friday
11 am – Doors open
12 am – Practice starts
9 pm - Practice ends

Saturday
7:30 am – Doors open
8:00 am – Practice starts
9:30 am – Practice ends
10:00 am – Qualifiers start
6:00 pm – Mains start

Classes:
EIGHTH SCALE
- Sportsman Nitro Buggy
- Expert Nitro Buggy
- Sportsman Nitro Truggy
- Expert Nitro Truggy
- E Buggy
- E Truggy

TENTH SCALE
- Stadium Truck (nitro and electric)
- 2WD Stock Buggy (17.5 – blinky)
- 2WD Mod Buggy
- 4WD Mod Buggy
- 2WD Open Short Course
- 4WD Open Short Course
- Stock Spec Slash

Entry fees: $25 first entry; $15 second entry; $10 additional entries

Signups are open at:

http://events.rcsignup.com/events/di...nt.cfm?ID=4402

(sticky) Jun 6th, 2015 (12:02 PM)

2015 Fastlane Summer Showdown POSTPONED

2015 Fastlane Summer Showdown POSTPONED

Well it looks like we are going to have to re-schedule a trophy race for the first time since we built the outdoor offroad track in 2012. We've had a run of good luck until now but Spencer and I agree there is no way we're going to take the track and have it suitable for a trophy race this Saturday (even if we skip Friday practice). So I am very reluctantly postponing the event.

No one wants to run this race more than I do ( I have bills to pay ) but even if we get no more rain today it would be mid-day tomorrow at the earliest before we could get any kind of equipment on the track to finish the build. And, even in that best case scenario, it would probably be mid-day Saturday before we could run on the track. More importantly, the forecast (even Accuweather if you look close) is forecasting a greater than 50% probability of thunderstorms over night and some time tomorrow. I'd rate the chances of being able to run a show on Saturday with 3 Q's and Mains at less than 20%.
We will announce a new date for the event as soon as possible. It's going to be tough to find anything soon that doesn't conflict with events or points series at other tracks nearby. But we will try to avoid these other events if at all possible.

We appreciate the offers of help from racers, the kind words about our efforts and the interest from folks in this event. Weather permitting, we will be working on the track tomorrow afternoon (today is a washout). We will get it in race shape as soon as Mother Nature gives us a break.

We will revert to our normal club race program for this Saturday with racing starting at 4:30 PM and hope to see quite a few more racers there than we had last night. Still have those bills to pay (LOL).

(sticky) Jun 4th, 2015 (4:34 PM)

2015 Fastlane Summer Showdown

Fastlane Raceway will host the 2015 Summer Showdown on June 5th and 6th.

This will be our first trophy event combining 8th scale and 10th scale race classes on our outdoor offroad track and our first trophy event of the 2015 season. Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each class as well as the Top Qualifier in each class.

We will run 3 rounds of qualifying and mains on Saturday with plenty of practice time on Friday. We will schedule separate practice sessions alternating between 10th scale cars and 8th scale cars with the exact schedule to be determined by the number of entries.

Schedule:
Friday
11 am – Doors open
12 am – Practice starts
9 pm - Practice ends

Saturday
7:30 am – Doors open
8:00 am – Practice starts
9:30 am – Practice ends
10:00 am – Qualifiers start
6:00 pm – Mains start

Classes:
EIGHTH SCALE
- Sportsman Nitro Buggy
- Expert Nitro Buggy
- Sportsman Nitro Truggy
- Expert Nitro Truggy
- E Buggy
- E Truggy
TENTH SCALE
- Stadium Truck (nitro and electric)
- 2WD Stock Buggy (17.5 – blinky)
- 2WD Mod Buggy
- 4WD Mod Buggy
- 2WD Open Short Course
- 4WD Open Short Course
- Stock Spec Slash

Entry fees: $25 first entry; $15 second entry; $10 additional entries

Signups are open at:

http://events.rcsignup.com/events/displayEvent.cfm?ID=4402

(sticky) May 7th, 2015 (9:45 AM)

2015 Dirt Oval Season

We will start our 2015 dirt oval with a club race on Tuesday, May 12th. Doors open at 4 PM, racing starts at 7.

We are going to have an 8 race early summer series and an 8 race late summer series with a month long break in between. Each series will be based on a racer's best 6 of 8 races. The 1st tie breaker will be a racer's 7th finish, 2nd tie breaker will be a racer's 8th finish and the 3rd tie breaker will be a racer's finishing position on the final date of the respective series.


Trophies will be awarded in each series for the top 3 finishers in every class that averages at least 4 entries.

Dates are:

Early Summer Series
May 19
May 26
June 2
June 9
June 16
June 23
June 30
July 7

Late summer series
August 11
August 18
August 25
September 1
September 8
September 15
September 22
September 29

(sticky) May 7th, 2015 (9:43 AM)

Outdoor Offroad Track Opening

We’re on track for our first day of outdoor racing; Saturday, April 25th. Anthony, Arlynn and I had another productive afternoon (those guys did most of the actual work) raking rocks and dragging / packing the track. We plan at least one more round of drag and pack then we’ll put the pipe down to create pit lane and we should be good to go for Saturday.

A couple of reminders. We’ll switch to our summer schedule this Saturday. We will still open at 10:30 AM but racing will not start until 4:30. We will continue to be closed on Friday’s except for special events. If we are rained out on the outdoor track we will race all the electric classes indoors with the same starting time.

We will run all 10th scale and 8th scale classes on the outdoor track, weather permitting. The only time we will race on the indoor track will be when we are rained out on the outdoor track.

(sticky) Apr 21st, 2015 (5:57 PM)

2015 Venom Offroad Jam

The 3rd Annual Venom Offroad Jam is only a couple of weeks away. Presented by Boomrc Graphics and Design and hosted by Fastlane Raceway, the annual Offroad JAM event gathers some the best racers in the midwest to duel on the track, and party in the pits!

What better way to kick off the new year than with an R/C JAM! Join in for one of the fastest growing events in the midwest for an action packed weekend of great racing and FUN!

Friday, Jan 30 - Doors open at 10 AM. Practice from 11AM to 8 PM

Saturday, Jan 31 - Doors open at 7:30AM. Last chance practice from 8 to 9. Qualifying starts at 9:30

Sunday, Feb 1st - Doors open at 8 AM; Mains start at 9 AM.

Entry fee: $30 1st class, $20 each additional classes

Classes:

2WD Stock Buggy
2WD Super Stock Buggy
2WD Mod Buggy
Mod 4WD Buggy
Old Guys (50+) 4WD Buggy
Mod Stadium Truck
Open 2WD Short Course
Open 4WD Short Course
Stock Spec Slash

Entries are open at RCSignup:

http://events.rcsignup.com/events/di...nt.cfm?ID=4132

(sticky) Jan 25th, 2015 (9:04 AM)

Fastlane Fall & Winter Offroad Points Series

Time flies by quickly and it is already time for our annual indoor offroad points series for the fall and winter. As we have in the past, we will run separate points series for Wednesday night and Saturday afternoon racing. Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each class which averages at least 4 entries in the separate series and a racer's best 4 of 6 races will count. Ties will be broken by the finishes in the 5th & 6th events.

Racers will receive 1 entry in our end of points season raffle for each class entry. We will again give away a $100, a $75 and a $50 Fastlane Gift Certificate for each series. Racers must be present at the series final in order to be eligible for the drawing for the certificates.

Planned Classes will be:

Novice or Beginner
2WD Stock Buggy (17.5 blinky)
2WD Super Stock Buggy (13.5 blinky or 17.5 boosted)
2WD Mod Buggy
4WD Mod Buggy
2WD Mod Stadium Truck
Stock Spec Slash
2WD Open SC
4WD Open SC

Fall Series Race Dates:

Wednesdays: Oct 1, Oct 15, Oct 29, Nov 12, Nov 26, & Dec 10
Saturdays: Oct 11, Oct 25, Nov 8, Nov 22, Dec 6, & Dec 20

Winter Series Race Dates:

Wednesdays: Jan 14, Jan 28, Feb 11, Feb 25, Mar 11 & Mar 25th
Saturdays: Jan 10, Jan 24, Feb 7, Feb 21, Mar 7 & Mar 21

I apologize for the last minute notice on the start of the Wednesday series for the Fall but these are pretty much the only dates available if we stick with the every other week format and want to miss our big races.

See ya at the races.......

(sticky) Sep 27th, 2014 (2:34 PM)

ROAR REGION 8 10th Scale Championships

Fastlane Raceway will host the 2014 10th Scale ROAR Region 8 Offroad Championships on September 19, 20 and 21.

We are going to do something a little different this year and hold the event on our 85' x 200' outdoor track. We will build a special layout for the event with 10th scale cars and trucks in mind.

We will follow the "normal" 3 day race format with practice on Friday, September 19th; qualifying on Saturday September 20th and Mains (including triple A Mains) on Sunday, September 21st. Hours will be:

Friday, September 19th - Doors open at noon; practice from 1 PM to 9 PM.

Saturday, September 20th - Doors open at 8 AM; last chance practice from 8:30 to 9:30; qualifying begins at 10 AM; best 2 of 4 rounds.

Sunday, September 21st - Doors open at 9 AM; Mains start at 10 AM.


Classes (ROAR rules apply in all classes):

Stock 2WD Buggy - 17.5 motors with ROAR approved ESC's in sportsman (blinky) mode
Super Stock 2WD Buggy - 13.5 motors with ROAR approved ESC's in sportsman (blinky) mode or 17.5 motors with timing in the ESC
Mod 2WD Buggy - any wind ROAR approved motor
Stock Stadium Truck - same motor / ESC rules as stock buggy
Mod Stadium Truck - any wind ROAR approved motor
Mod 4WD Buggy - any wind ROAR approved motor
Stock 2WD Short Course Truck - same motor / ESC rules as stock buggy
Mod 2WD Short Course Truck - any wind ROAR approved motor
Mod 4WD Short Course Truck - any wind ROAR approved motor

Entry Fees:
1st class: $30
2nd class: $15
3rd class: $10

ROAR membership required. Single event and annual memberships available at Fastlane.

Signups now open at RCSIGNUP.COM at http://events.rcsignup.com/events/di...nt.cfm?ID=3944

(sticky) Aug 25th, 2014 (4:50 PM)

Awesome August Trophy Race

When we first posted our summer schedule it included a To Be Announced special 8th scale event on the first weekend of August. That weekend falls in between the Futaba race and the Region 8 8th scale race in Omaha. Every other weekend in August is already booked so if we have an event it will conflict with something. The lesser of the many "evils" seems to be the last weekend in August which conflicts with the Hobby Haven Shootout for 10th scale cars in Iowa.

So we're announcing our Awesome August Trophy Race for 8th scale and 10th scale 4WD SC on our outdoor track for August 29 & 30. This will be another 2 day event with practice on Friday, August 29th and all Qualifiers and Mains on Saturday, August 30th.

Friday practice (Noon to 9:00 PM), qualifiers and mains on Saturday (practice from 8 - 11 AM open to everyone entered, Qualifiers start at 11:30 AM, Mains follow). Trophies for top 3 in each class and TQ.

Shop opens at 11 AM on Friday and at 7:30 AM on Saturday.

Scheduled classes are:

1/8 Sportsman Nitro Buggy
1/8 Expert Nitro Buggy
1/8 Sportsman Nitro Truggy
1/8 Expert Nitro Truggy
1/10 Race Truck (nitro and gas combined)
1/8 E Buggy (we will split into Sportsman and Expert if we have enough entries)
1/8 E Truggy
1/10 4WD Short Course

1st Entry: $25
2nd Entry $15
3rd or more: $10


Signups are open at: http://events.rcsignup.com/events/di...nt.cfm?ID=3959

(sticky) Aug 25th, 2014 (4:46 PM)

Kansas City Offroad Shootout 2014

For the first time ever, KCRC Raceway and Fastlane Raceway are teaming up to provide offroad racers in the Kansas City area with an opportunity to see who has what it takes to be the best in the area. Sponsored by Hobbytown USA, the first Kansas City Offroad Shootout Series will be a 6 race points series with 3 races at each track. The series will begin at KCRC Raceway and end at Fastlane Raceway. A racer's best 4 out of a possible 6 finishes will determine their ranking at the end of the series with a racer's 5th finish being used as a tie breaker.

This is a great opportunity to experience competition at two premiere indoor facilities.

Series dates are:

KCRC - August 3rd
Fastlane - August 9th
KCRC - August 17th
Fastlane - August 23
KCRC - August 31st
Fastlane - September 6th

Each track
Classes:
Beginner
Stock Spec Slash
Stock 2WD Buggy
Super Stock 2WD Buggy
Mod 2WD Buggy
Mod Stadium Truck
Mod 4WD Buggy
Open 2WD Short Course Truck
Open 4WD Short Course Truck

Race Fees: $20 first class, $5 additional classes

Trophies and Hobbytown gift cards will be awarded to the top 3 in each class that averages at least 4 entries. Raffle prizes will be provided by Hobbytown USA and Fastlane Raceway. A drawing for these prizes will be held at the final event and all those who have entered at least 4 of the events will be entered in the raffle (must be present to win).

(sticky) Jul 24th, 2014 (4:51 PM)

Fastlane Tuesday Night Dirt Oval Points Series

We will begin our 2014 Tuesday night dirt oval points series on July 22nd. We will continue to race every Tuesday night but every other Tuesday will count towards the points. A racer’s best 5 of 6 finishes will determine their final position in the points series. A racer’s 6th finish will be the first tie breaker. Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 in each class which averages at least 4 entries on points nights.

Points dates are: July 22nd, August 5th, August 19th, September 2nd, September 16th, and September 30th.

Classes are:

Street Stock – 21.5T ROAR approved motors and ESC’s in zero timing mode (blinky)
Stock Slash Modifieds – Fastlane Spec Slash rules
Open 2WD SC Modifieds – Any ROAR approved motor and ESC
13.5 Late Model – 13.5T ROAR approved motors and ESC’s in zero timing mode (blinky)
13.5 Sprint – 13.5T ROAR approved motors and ESC’s in zero timing mode (blinky)
Open Sprint – Any ROAR approved motor and ESC

(sticky) Jul 15th, 2014 (3:28 PM)

Independence Day Holiday Schedule

Fastlane will be closed on Friday, July 4th so that we may celebrate Independence Day with family and friends.

We will be open Saturday, July 5th for indoor offroad, outdoor offroad and outdoor dirt oval racing on our normal schedule. Doors open at 10:30 AM; indoor racing starts at 1 PM; outdoor offroad starts at 1:30 PM and outdoor oval starts at 2 PM.

(sticky) Jun 27th, 2014 (3:08 PM)

Schedule Revisions

We need to make some adjustments to our schedule for the months of June and July. This has become necessary due to staffing issues and conflicts with other events.


The biggest change will be in our Saturday dirt oval program. We were scheduled to run dirt oval on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month beginning this Saturday, June 7th.

We need to cancel dirt oval for this Saturday due to some manpower issues here at Fastlane and there is an MDRA race at Polecat Raceway on June 21st (which would have been our next scheduled Saturday). As a result, we will not run dirt oval on Saturdays during June and will begin our summer Saturday dirt oval program on July 5th. On that date, the doors will open at 10:30 AM and dirt oval racing will begin at 2 PM.

We also need to make a couple of revisions to our Friday night offroad program. Because we are hosting an MDRA Dirt Oval Points Race on Friday, June 20th; we will not have Friday night offroad on that date. We will also not have Friday night Offroad on Friday night, July 4th.

We will add a Saturday offroad race on June 21st which means we will run 3 Saturdays in a row, June 14th, June 21st and June 28th,

Our schedule for indoor offroad (every Wednesday and Saturday) and Wednesday night outdoor offroad (every Wednesday night) will not change.

We apologize for any inconvenience created by these schedule revisions and hope to see everybody at a race day at Fastlane soon.

(sticky) Jun 3rd, 2014 (4:56 PM)

Outdoor Track Rebuild

In preparation for the Spring Trophy Race on May 30th & 31st we will be doing a significant track rebuild beginning on May 26th. As a result there will be no practice or racing on the outdoor offroad track Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. May 26th through May 29th. All other tracks will operate on their normal schedule through that time period.

(sticky) May 23rd, 2014 (5:27 PM)

CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Fastlane Raceway will be closed on Saturday, May 24th and Sunday, May 25th as our staff celebrates Memorial Day. We will hold our regular Friday night Outdoor Offroad Race program on May 23rd and we will be open for practice and sales on Monday, May 26 at 5 PM (1 hour later than normal).

(sticky) May 20th, 2014 (11:10 PM)

Spring Trophy Event

Please excuse the late notice. We will be having our first trophy race of the season on the outdoor offroad track on May 30th & 31st. No catchy title, just Spring Trophy Race at Fastlane Raceway.

Friday practice (Noon to 8:30 PM), qualifiers and mains on Saturday (practice from 8 - 11 AM open to everyone entered, Qualifiers start at 11:30 AM, Mains follow). Trophies for top 3 in each class and TQ.

Shop opens at 11 AM on Friday and at 7:30 AM on Saturday.

Scheduled classes are:

1/8 Sportsman Nitro Buggy
1/8 Expert Nitro Buggy
1/8 Sportsman Nitro Truggy
1/8 Expert Nitro Truggy

1/10 Race Truck (nitro and gas combined)

1/8 E Buggy (we will split into Sportsman and Expert if we have enough entries)
1/8 E Truggy
1/10 4WD Short Course

1st Entry: $25
2nd Entry $15
3rd or more: $10


Signups are open at: http://events.rcsignup.com/events/di...nt.cfm?ID=3870

(sticky) May 12th, 2014 (4:01 PM)

OUTDOOR OFFROAD RACING UPDATE

Just finishing up a great weekend of outdoor offroad racing. We had 50 cars split among 5 classes racing on Friday night and 30 cars split among 4 classes on Saturday for our first points event of the season. The track was in great shape both days. I need to thank Chad Parks, Brian Stiffler, Nick Gibson, Jeremy Cathlina and probably a few others for their hard work on getting the track race ready on race day. Of course, thanks to all who came out and raced and marshalled on both days.

However, we are facing a bit of problem. We've received some complaints about the noise; especially when we run past 11 PM. If we're going to stay out of trouble with the county and our neighbors we're going to have to make some adjustments. We're going to attack the problem in 2 ways and we're going to need some help from our racers to be successful.

First, we need to make some adjustments in the race program. We need to speed up the race program especially when we run at night. It often takes an average of 80 - 90 minutes to run a round which only has 25 or 30 minutes of actual racing.

A lot of that time is spent waiting on racers and marshalls. We need your help in getting back on the track quickly to marshall after your heat. We also need to eliminate "racer minutes" during qualifying rounds. As soon as we have marshalls and the warm up period has expired; we need to start the race whether an individual racer is ready or not.

Another reason for the long average time per round is the time spent watering the track. We've ordered some different equipment to speed up watering (new fire hoses, piping, pump and related equipment). But it's going to take a couple of weeks to get that all set up. In the meantime, we may need to limit how long and how often we take a break to water.

We will also run all nitro heats first on Wednesday and Friday nights. That will allow us to complete the loudest portion of the program earlier.


The second approach to the problem will be some revisions in the PA system. We purchased a sound level meter and I spent a good bit of time on Saturday taking baseline measurements. Unfortunately the county ordinances related to noise don't give a specific decibel level and only refer to unusually loud noise (leaving it open to interpretation). But the sound level meter will let us see how some planned changes affect noise levels on and off the property (it already confirms that Sam is louder than Chris when announcing and we know Garrison would peg the meter). We've already ordered some different types of speakers to try to limit the range of the broadcast and we'll try some different placements on speakers.

You'll notice I mentioned several times purchases we've already made or planned. We will obviously need your continued support of Fastlane through racing and parts purchases in order to pay for those purchases. It's going to take some investment by us, cooperation from our racers and support of our business by the RC community but I think we can successfully deal with the noise issue and continue the night time outdoor racing programs at Fastlane.

(sticky) May 11th, 2014 (10:38 AM)

Summer Racing Schedule


Indoor Off Road Racing
- Every Wednesday night. Doors open at 4 PM; racing starts at 7 PM. (2 Qualifiers & Mains)
- Every Saturday afternoon. Doors open at 10:30 AM; racing starts at 1 PM. (3 Q’s & Mains)
- Classes (any 3 similar cars make a class): 2WD Buggy (Stock, Super Stock & Mod), 4WD Mod Buggy, Stock Slash, Mod Stadium Truck, 4WD Mod SCT, and 2WD Mod SCT depending on turnout.

Outdoor Off Road Racing
- Every Wednesday night from Apr 30th through Oct 1st; Doors open at 4 PM; racing at 7 PM
- Every Friday night from Apr 25th through Oct 3rd. Doors open at 4 PM; racing at 6:30 PM
- Points Series racing on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month May through September. Doors open at 10:30 AM. Racing starts at 1:30 PM. (3 Qualifiers & Mains). Best 6 of 10 races count towards point’s championship. Tie breaker will be a racer’s 7th, 8th, etc race. Special pricing for racers doing Friday night / Saturday double header (see below)
- Special events being planned for May 30th & 31st, August 1st & 2nd
and Sept 5th, 6th and 7th. Details to be confirmed shortly.
- Classes (any 3 similar cars make a class) 1/8 Electric Buggy & Truggy, 1/8 Nitro Buggy & Truggy, 4WD SCT, Monster Mash. Separate Sportsman and Expert classes will be run depending on turnout.

Outdoor Dirt Oval Racing
- Every Tuesday night from April 29th to Sept 30th. Doors open at 4 PM; racing starts at 7 PM. NASCAR style fast lap qualifying to seed heat 1. 2 Heats of heads up racing using qual points to set Mains. 1 round of Mains.
- 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month June 7th through October 4th.
- Expected Classes (depends on turnout): Street Stock – buggy chassis & shocks, any 21.5 motor with blinky ESC; Slash Spec Modified – complete rules posted at Fastlane Facebook group. Please check these rules carefully. They closely follow the rules from AllensRCcars.com and limit the use of aftermarket parts in some areas where other rules do not; Open Sprint – DODC rules; Limited Sprint – DODC rules except must use any 13.5 motor currently approved by
ROAR and ROAR approved ESC in blinky mode. Open Late Model – DODC rules; 13.5 Late Model – DODC rules except must use any 13.5 motor currently approved by ROAR and ROAR approved ESC in blinky mode.

Carpet Racing
- Oval Racing every Thursday (doors open at 4 PM; racing at 7 PM)
- On Road Racing every Tuesday (doors open at 4 PM; racing at 7 PM)
- On Road Racing every Sunday (Open at 10:30; racing at 7 PM) unless posted otherwise.

Entry Fees: $15 flat fee for unlimited class entries by a single racer except for special events.
Friday / Saturday double header pricing: $25 for both days if paid on Friday night.

(sticky) Apr 21st, 2014 (8:50 PM)

Schedule for March Mayhem Week - March 15 - 23

Here is our schedule ahead of next weekends March Mayhem event:

Saturday, March 15 - normal schedule. Doors open at 10:30 AM, offroad racing begins at 1 PM. This is the last race on the current layout and the final race in the Winter Saturday Points series. We will give away gift certificates ($100, $75 and $50) and trophies at the conclusion of racing. Track rebuild will begin following racing.

Sunday, March 16th - No indoor offroad practice due to track rebuild. Carpet Oval racing Sunday. Doors open at 10:30 AM, racing starts at 1 PM.

Monday, March 17th - No indoor offroad practice due to track rebuild. Carpet onroad practice. Open from 4 Pm to 10 PM.

Tuesday, March 18th - No indoor offroad practice due to track rebuild. Carpet onroad racing begins at 7 PM. Open from 4 PM to 10 PM.

Wednesday, March 19th - Doors open at 4 PM. Offroad racing begins at 7 PM on new layout. Last race in the Winter Wednesday Points Series. We will give away gift certificates ($100, $75, $50) and trophies at the conclusion of racing.

Thursday, March 20th - Doors open at 4 PM. Carpet oval racing begins at 7 PM. No offroad practice. Preparation for 3rd Annual March Mayhem presented by Castle Creations.

Friday, March 21st - Doors open at 9 AM. Practice for March Mayhem entries begins at 10 AM. First round of qualifying begins at 7 PM. Track closes 30 minutes after conclusion of last qualifying heat.

Saturday, March 22nd - Doors open at 7:30 AM. Last chance practice for those unable to run on Friday night from 8 - 9 AM. Round 2 of qualifying begins at 9:30 AM. We will run a total of 3 or 4 rounds of qualifying depending on turnout. Best 2 rounds of qualifying will determine position in Mains. Mains will follow last round of qualifying and conclude on Saturday night.

Sunday, March 23rd - Open from 10:30 AM to 6 PM. Offroad track open for practice. Please call to see if we are carpet racing. It will depend on how much extra pit space we need for the March Mayhem event.

(sticky) Mar 14th, 2014 (9:44 AM)

Winter 2014 Off Road Points Series

It's a new year and time for new points series for our off road racers. We'll be having separate points series for Wednesday and Saturday race days.

Saturday points dates are Jan 4th & 18th, Feb 1st & 15th and Mar 1st and 15th. Wednesday points dates are Jan 8th & 22nd, Feb 5th & 19th, and Mar 5th & 19th. Best 4 of 6 races count towards your points with the 5th & 6th finish used as tie breaker.

There will be trophies for the top 3 in each class for each series. There will also be an end of season drawing for each series for 3 gift certificates to Fastlane ($100, $75 and $50). Each time you enter an event you will get an entry into the drawing.

(sticky) Jan 7th, 2014 (11:17 AM)

Fastlane Raceway Holiday Schedule

Happy Holidays to everyone from Fastlane Raceway. Here is our schedule over the Christmas and New Years period.

We will observe our normal hours and race schedule except:

- We will be closed on Dec 24th, Dec 25th and Dec 31st.

- We will race on Wednesday, Jan 1, 2014. Wednesday is our normal race night so what better way to start the new year than with some RC racing. We will open at 3:30 PM and start racing at 6 PM, an hour earlier than normal. That should allow us to wrap up at a reasonable hour before folks head back to work after the New Year's Day holiday.

Once again, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Fastlane Raceway.

(sticky) Dec 16th, 2013 (7:10 PM)

Thanksgiving Week Schedule

We will be closed on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, and Friday. We will follow our normal schedule otherwise. Off road points races on Wednesday and Saturday. Carpet on road on Tuesday and Sunday.

We want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and to let you know we are thankful for your support of Fastlane.

(sticky) Nov 25th, 2013 (4:37 PM)

Fall 2013 Off Road Points Series

As we did last year, we'll be having separate points series for Wednesday and Saturday race days. Because we're getting a later start, every Wednesday and Saturday from Nov 6th until Dec 21st will be a points race. That will give us 7 points dates for each series. We'll count a racers best 5 finishes from those 7 dates towards the points championship. Finishes 6 & 7 will be used as tie breakers if needed.

There will be trophies for the top 3 in each class. There will also be an end of season drawing for 3 gift certificates to Fastlane ($100, $75 and $50). Each time you enter an event you will get an entry into the drawing.

The points series sparked a lot of interest last year and some close competition. It should add a little "spice" to race days this fall as well.

(sticky) Nov 9th, 2013 (4:38 PM)

2013-2014 Carpet Oval Points Series

We will be having a Sunday Carpet Oval Points Series consisting of the following dates: Nov 10, Dec 8, Jan 5, Feb 9th, Mar 16th and April 13th. A racer's best 4 finishes will count towards the points championship with the 5th and 6th finish counting as the tie breaker if needed.

Expected classes will be:

BRL 17.5 Truck (we will use the BRL handout motors for the points series)
BRL 13.5 Stock Spec ( we will use the BRL handout motors for this class as well).
Breakout oval - laps below 5.000 sec will not count
Stock Slash Modified - same rules as we used outdoors, stock Slash tires
Street Stock - MDRA rules except must use ROAR legal motor and foam tires. Must use buggy shocks, may use any springs.
13.5 Late Model - MDRA rules except foam tires
Open Sprint - MDRA rules except foam tires

All wings and spoilers must have radiused corners to prevent digging into the carpet. Any exposed shock towers on Sprint cars must have mounting nuts on back side so there is no forward facing screw end to dig into carpet.

As always, 3 cars make a class. Trophies will be awarded in all classes where we have a minimum of 3 entries for 4 or more races.

(sticky) Nov 9th, 2013 (4:37 PM)

2013 / 2014 On Road Points Series

We will start our annual Winter Carpet On Road Series for 2012-2013 on Sunday, November 24th. The other series dates will be Dec 22nd, Jan 12th, Feb 2, Mar 9, and April 6th.

We'll count the best 4 of 6 finishes with a racers 5th and 6th finish used as a tie breaker if needed.

We hope to see turnout in the following classes:

- Mini, VTA, 13.5 12th scale, USGT, UF1, 17.5 TC and Breakout. To make it easy on folks who are also trying to run the HobbyPlex series we'll follow the same rules which can be found here: http://www.hobbyplexraceway.com/onroad_info.html

We will award trophies to the top 3 in each class where we get a minimum of 3 entries on 4 race dates.

(sticky) Nov 9th, 2013 (4:35 PM)

JConcepts Winter Indoor Shootout and Invitational, Nov 1, 2 &3

Just a week to go until the JConcepts Winter Indoor Shootout and Invitational at Fastlane. This Saturday (October 26th) will be the last time we run on the existing indoor offroad layout. Spencer will begin building a new track layout after we finish Saturday night. As always ahead of a big race, there will be no practice on the indoor offroad track on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday or Thursday. We will race on the new layout Wednesday night to check it out.

(sticky) Oct 25th, 2013 (4:00 PM)

Schedule for the week ahead of the ROAR Region 8 10th Scale Championship

Schedule update ahead of the ROAR 10th scale off road Regionals

Next weekend, Fastlane will be hosting the Region 8 ROAR Offroad Championships. As is always the case before a big event, Spencer will be working his majic and performing a track rebuild. That means a change in our normal schedule.

There will be no indoor offroad practice on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday.

We expect to hold our normal "club" race on Wednesday night to shake down the new layout.

There will be no indoor offroad practice on Thursday night.

The schedule for the weekend:

Friday, Oct 11 - doors open at 11 AM, practice from NOON to 9 PM.
Saturday, Oct 12 - doors open at 8 AM, last chance practice at 8:30 AM, drivers meeting at 9:30 AM, qualifiers (best 2 of 4 rounds) begin at 10 AM.
Sunday, Oct 13 - Doors open at 9 AM, Mains begin at 10 AM.

There will be no carpet racing on Sunday, Oct 13th.

(sticky) Oct 2nd, 2013 (3:41 PM)

Tuesday Night Oval Rained Out

Looks like we're rained out for dirt oval tonight (Sept 17). Rain's still coming down and there isn't enough sun forecast for any time today to dry it out. Doesn't look like there is any way to get the track ready for racing tonight. That's a real bummer, I was looking forward to another great night of dirt oval racing.....

We are scheduled for dirt oval this Saturday (racing starts at 1 PM). Hopefully many of you will be able to make it and get some testing and tuning done before next weekend's MDRA finals.

(sticky) Sep 17th, 2013 (3:29 PM)

Fastlane at the Blue Springs Fall Fun Fest

Next weekend, Sept 13, 14 & 15 will be a busy one for Fastlane. In addition to hosting the RC Pro Series Missouri State Championship Finals, we will be participating in the annual Blue Springs Fall Fun Festival. We will be operating a track for kids of all ages to try their hand at driving a Traxxas Slash. If you have friends that have always wanted to try driving an RC car tell them about this opportunity to drive for free. We'll be setting up 5 lap races around a pretty simple course throughout the 3 days of the festival.

(sticky) Sep 5th, 2013 (3:49 PM)

Outdoor Off Road Schedule ahead of RC PRO State Championship Race

The RC Pro Series Missouri State Finals are less than a week away. As we always do for big races, Spencer will be making track revisions for this race. Because many of our 1/8th scale racers will be in Omaha for the Byron's race this weekend, we've decided to start the track rebuild earlier than normal on Friday. As a result there will be no outdoor offroad racing on Saturday and there will be no outdoor offroad practice on Saturday, Sunday, Monday or Tuesday of next week as Spencer does his track work. We expect to be racing outdoors next Wednesday night to shake down the new layout.

(sticky) Sep 5th, 2013 (3:40 PM)

CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY

Fastlane Raceway will be closed on Monday, Sept 2nd in order to celebrate the Labor Day holiday. We will be open on Saturday, Aug 31 and Sunday Sept 1. We wish everyone a happy holiday weekend.

(sticky) Aug 31st, 2013 (11:17 AM)

Schedule ahead of ROAR Region 8 Championship

Sorry folks, I should have posted earlier that the outdoor offroad track will be closed on Monday and Tuesday nights, no practice those nights. Spencer is making some changes for this weekend's ROAR Regional race. We're not changing a lot so there is a good chance we'll be able to race on the revised layout on Wednesday night. That will be a test of the changes and give us time on Thursday to make changes if needed.

Otherwise we'll follow our normal schedule through Thursday:

Monday - practice on all tracks except outdoor offroad.
Tuesday - carpet onroad and dirt oval racing. Practice on indoor offroad track.
Wednesday - indoor offroad racing, possibly outdoor as well.
Thursday - carpet oval racing, indoor offroad practice. No outdoor practice.
Friday - practice for ROAR Regional. Doors open at 11AM; practice from noon to 9 PM. ROAR membership required.
Saturday - Qualifying for ROAR Region 8 Championship. No other racing. Doors open at 8 AM; last chance practice from 8:30 to 9:30; qualifying begins at 10 AM.
Sunday - Mains for ROAR Region 8 Championship. No other racing. Doors open at 9 AM. Lower mains begin at 10 AM.

(sticky) Aug 19th, 2013 (3:26 PM)

Transponder Compatibility at Fastlane

Many racers are aware that MyLaps (formerly AMB) has a virtual monopoly on RC scoring systems and transponders. Their only real competition has been a small company in England, MRT, which made transponders which were compatible with the MyLaps scoring systems.

MyLaps recently introduced a new, upgraded scoring decoder system and transponder. In part to try to push MRT out of the RC timing business, the newest MyLaps decoder system will not count existing MRT transponders. To force tracks to upgrade to their newest decoder systems they have also made it so that older MyLaps and AMB scoring decoder systems will not count the newest MyLaps RC4 transponder (easily identified because it has 3 wires instead of 2 as the older ones did). They are also discontinuing support for their older scoring systems.

This puts tracks and racers in a bind. As more and more racers purchase the newest RC4 transponder we will have problems with our older systems not being able to count these transponders. On the other hand, if we upgrade our systems, racers who are using existing MRT transponders won't be counted by the new system. MyLaps does offer a trade in program where MRT users can get a new RC4 transponder (3 wire type) at a heavily discounted price. But if your track hasn't upgraded then the RC4 won't count either.

MRT has already redesigned their transponders and they offer a new transponder which is compatible with the new MyLaps system as well as older MyLaps and AMB systems. They are also offering a trade-in program which requires the return of your existing MRT transponder but allows you to obtain a new MRT transponder at a significant discount.

Fastlane has decided we must upgrade our systems so that we are able to get service and support in the event we have a problem in the future and to be able to count the new MyLaps transponders. We are fortunate to have multiple systems so we will upgrade in steps which will allow us to continue to count existing MRT's for some time. But eventually all of our scoring systems will be updated to the new MyLaps system. When this upgrade is finished, older MRT transponders won't count on our new systems. But all MyLaps (or AMB) transponders will work with these new systems as will the new MRT transponder (PTXNS).

To help racers with this transition we have made arrangements with MRT to do the exchange program locally. Racers can exchange their existing MRT transponders for one of the new MRT transponders which are compatible with the new MyLaps systems here at Fastlane for $40. These transponders will be compatible with old and new MyLaps (AMB) scoring systems so they should work at all tracks using MyLaps (AMB) scoring systems. The new MRT (PTXNS) transponder will also be available for $85 w/o exchange. We expect our first shipment of these new MRT transponders to arrive very soon.

Racers have the following options:

1. Racers with red personal transponders with only 2 wires exiting the transponder do not need to do anything. Your transponders are either AMB or older MyLaps transponders and should work fine on both old and new timing decoder boxes.

2. Racers with red personal transponders with 3 wires have the new RC4 MyLaps transponder and this will work only at tracks who have updated their timing decoder box.

3. Racers with black transponders or other original MRT transponders must upgrade in order to have the transponder count at tracks with the upgraded MyLaps system. You can do this a number of ways:

a. Ship your MRT transponder to MRT in England for an updated MRT which works with old and new decoders and pay $32 plus $15 in return freight and freight to get it there.

b. Trade in your MRT transponder at Fastlane for $40 plus tax.

c. Trade in your MRT transponder to MyLaps and pay $82.46 plus shipping for an RC4 Hybrid which will work on old and new decoders.

d. Trade in your MRT transponder to MyLaps and pay $35.98 for an RC4 transponder (3 wire type) which will only work at tracks with an upgraded decoder.

We apologize for the inconvenience, confusion and expense created by MyLaps business policies. In the end, tracks will have little choice except to upgrade or they won't be able to count the many racers buying the new MyLaps RC4 transponder. This creates an expense for tracks and racers alike which benefits no one but MyLaps.

(sticky) Aug 7th, 2013 (3:24 PM)

ROAR Region 8 Outdoor Offroad Championships

Fastlane is hosting the ROAR Region 8 Offroad Championships for 8th scale nitro and electric buggy and truggy as well as 10th scale 4WD Short Course Trucks on August 23rd, 24th and 25th.

For ROAR Championships, all cars of a given type (example; nitro 8th scale buggy) typically run in a single class without being split into groups like Sportsman, Expert, etc. To provide recognition to driver's of various skill levels, Fastlane will be awarding trophies to the top 5 finishers in each Main. So even if you can't make the A Main against the top competition you'll have a chance to race for trophies against other racers who've qualified at a similar speed. We will seed the initial qualifying heats based on practice times and resort after the 2nd round of qualifying.

We've kept entry fees low for this 3 day event to encourage participation and partly offset the cost of ROAR membership which is required for this event. Weekend and annual memberships will be available at the track.

The event is available for signup now at www.rcsignup.com.

Classes:

1/8th Scale Nitro Buggy
1/8th Scale Nitro Truggy
1/8th Scale Electric Buggy
1/8th Scale Electric Truggy
1/10th Scale 4WD Short Course

Schedule:

Friday, August 23rd - Shop opens at 11 AM. Practice from Noon to 9 PM.
Saturday, August 24th - Shop opens at 8 AM. Last chance practice from 8:30 to 9:30. Qualifying (best 2 of 4 rounds) begins at 10 AM.
Sunday, August 25th - Shop opens at 9 AM. Mains begin at 10 AM.

Entry Fees:
1st Class - $25
Additional Classes - $15
No discounts cards accepted for this event.

(sticky) Jul 17th, 2013 (12:30 PM)

Fastlane will be closed on July 14th & 15th

Fastlane Raceway will be closed Sunday & Monday; July 14th & 15th for family reasons.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We will resume our normal hours on Tuesday, July 16th.

(sticky) Jul 8th, 2013 (4:30 PM)

Reminder - Indoor Track Rebuild

Just a reminder that the indoor offroad track is being rebuilt this week. As a result there will be no indoor practice on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday; June 23, 24 & 25. We will be racing on a new Spencer Whited designed and built course on Wednesday, June 26th.

(sticky) Jun 23rd, 2013 (8:38 AM)

This week at Fastlane - June 17th - 23rd

Looks like we'll have a good track for dirt oval tonight. It is drying nicely. We'll do a little drag and roll this afternoon and be good to go. Let's see if we can top last week's 28 car entry. We'll also tweak the program a little to get done earlier.

The schedule for the rest of the week will be:
Wednesday - Indoor & outdoor off road racing.
Thursday - Carpet oval - indoor off road practice - outdoor offroad closed for track work
Friday - Closed
Saturday - triple header Saturday at Fastlane. Indoor offroad and outdoor dirt oval starting at 1 PM. Outdoor Off road starting at 5 PM. Weather forecast looks good.
Sunday - Carpet onroad racing. Indoor offroad closed for track rebuild. Outdoor offroad open for practice.

(sticky) Jun 18th, 2013 (10:48 AM)

Join our group on Facebook

Fastlane Raceway is on Facebook. Join our group by following this link and get the latest info on track conditions and schedules.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/168899238643/

(sticky) Jun 1st, 2013 (12:46 PM)

Tuesday Night Dirt Oval Cancelled - May 28th

I really wanted to race tonight especially after the slow Memorial Day weekend business wise. But Mother Nature isn't cooperating. We got a couple of inches of rain yesterday and now it's raining again. Without sunshine or high temps in the forecast for the rest of the day there's just no way we'll be able to get the track ready to race.

Hope to see the oval guys next Tuesday night. The forecast for that night looks promising at the moment.

(sticky) May 28th, 2013 (1:26 PM)

RC Pro Series Dates

Please note the date for the RC Pro Series North Division Round 2 at Fastlane has been changed to May 10,11 and 12 due to conflicts with other tracks' events. Yes, I realize it's Mother's Day but our options were limited.

The revised RC Pro North Division dates are:

Round 1 - April 5, 6, & 7, HobbyPlex, Omaha, NE

Round 2 - May 10, 11, & 12; Fastlane Raceway, Blue Springs, MO

Round 3 - June 28, 29 & 30; Fort Dodge RC Raceway, Fort Dodge, IA

Fastlane will be hosting 2 of the State Series events this year. The RC Pro Missouri State Series dates are:

Round 1 - June 7 & 8; Novelty RC Raceway

Round 2 - July 5th & 6th: Fastlane Raceway

Round 3 - August 9th & 10th; St. Louis Dirtburners

Missouri State Finals - Sept. 14th & 15th; Fastlane Raceway

(sticky) Feb 27th, 2013 (4:21 PM)

WINTER 2012 - 2013 TRACK FEES

Practice:
$5 – any track

Weeknight Racing:
$15 unlimited classes (16 and under - $10). $8 for additional family members under 16.

Saturday Racing:
$15 one class, $20 unlimited classes. 16 & under $10 one class, $15 unlimited. $8 for additional family members under 16.

Sunday Racing:
$15 unlimited classes (16 and under - $10). $8 for additional family members under 16.

Special Pricing will apply to special events.

$5 Discount on all regular race fees with completed Fastlane Customer Loyalty Card. Practice fees and special events excluded.

(sticky) Oct 16th, 2012 (3:45 PM)

JULY 4th SCHEDULE

Fastlane Raceway will be closed on Monday, July 4th so that we may celebrate America's Independence with our families. Our schedule for the weekend and the rest of the week will remain unchanged.

Jun 27th, 2011 (6:35 PM)

FASTLANE CLOSED FOR EASTER

Fastlane Raceway will be closed on Easter Sunday so that we may celebrate with our families. We will be open and racing on Saturday, April 23rd and open for practice on Monday, April 25th.

Apr 12th, 2011 (5:15 PM)

Indoor Dirt Off Road Racing Continues this summer

Although many of our off road racers switch to outdoor racing on weekends during the summer months, there are still racers who prefer the action of electric cars indoors. And on sweltering hot summer days, the air conditioning inside Fastlane is an extra bonus.

For those racers who prefer the indoor electric action, Real R-C at Fastlane Raceway will be operating during the summer months. The schedule for the 2011 Summer Indoor Season will be:

Practice every Monday from 5 PM to 9 PM.
Off Road Racing every Wednesday. Doors open at 5 PM, racing starts at 7 PM.

Saturdays (doors open at 10:30) as follows:

April 16th – Racing starts at 1 PM
April 23rd – Racing starts at 1 PM
April 30th – Indoor Off Road track closed

May 7th – Racing starts at 1 PM
May 14th – Racing starts at 1 PM
May 21st – Off Road practice day
May 28th – Closed for Memorial Day weekend
May 29th – Closed for Memorial Day weekend
May 30th – Closed for Memorial Day weekend
May 30th – Closed for Memorial Day weekend

June 4th – Racing starts at 1 PM
June 11th – Off Road practice day
June 18th – Racing starts at 1 PM
June 25th – Off Road practice day

July 2nd – Racing starts at 1 PM
July 9th – Off Road practice day
July 16th – Racing starts at 1 PM
July 23rd – Off Road practice day
July 30th – Racing starts at 1 PM

August 6th – Off Road practice day
August 13th – Racing starts at 1 PM
August 20th – Off Road practice day
August 27th – Racing starts at 1 PM

September 3rd – Off Road practice day
September 10th – Racing starts at 1 PM
September 17th – Off Road practice day
September 24th – Off Road practice day

October 1st – Racing starts at 1 PM
October 8th – Racing starts at 1 PM
October 15th – Racing starts at 1 PM

Apr 11th, 2011 (9:32 PM)

Summer Carpet Oval Sunday Series

Fastlane Raceway will be hosting a Summer Carpet Oval Sunday Series again during 2011. Race dates will be:

April 17th
May 15th
June 19th
July 24th
August 21st
September 18th

Best 4 of 6 races will count towards the points championship with trophies awarded to the top 3 finishers in each class.

Apr 11th, 2011 (8:51 PM)

MDRA Headlines 2011 Dirt Oval Season

Fastlane Raceway will host 2 events for the newly formed Midwest Dirt Racing Association as part of our 2011 dirt oval season. The MDRA has already run 3 successful events with large fields to start their 2011 season. Round 4 of the MDRA points series will be held at Fastlane on April 30th and Fastlane will also host the MDRA Finals on September 24th. Fastlane is excited to make this new series a part of our dirt oval program. Featuring a mix of nitro and electric classes, MDRA events offer exciting action for everyone.

We'll open our 2011 season with a practice day on the oval on April 16th. The track will be prepped but there will not be any timing or scoring. The complete season schedule is:


April 16th – Oval practice, no timing & scoring
April 30th – Midwest Dirt Racing Association event

May 7th - Dirt Oval Racing starts at 1 PM
May 21st – Dirt Oval Racing starts at 1 PM
May 28th – Closed for Memorial Day weekend
May 29th – Closed for Memorial Day weekend
May 30th – Closed for Memorial Day weekend

June 11th – Dirt Oval Racing starts at 1 PM
June 25th – Dirt Oval Racing starts at 1 PM

July 9th – Dirt Oval Racing starts at 1 PM
July 23rd – Dirt Oval Racing starts at 1 PM

August 6th – Dirt Oval Racing starts at 1 PM
August 20th – Dirt Oval Racing starts at 1 PM

September 3rd – Dirt Oval Racing starts at 1 PM
September 17th – Dirt Oval Racing starts at 1 PM
September 24th – Midwest Dirt Racing Assoc Finals


We will run MDRA classes as part of our regular racing program (link to their rules is: http://www.dirtoval.com/forums/showthread.php?t=58605 ) as well as classes for Stock Slash, Open 2WD Short Course Trucks and Open 4WD Short Course Trucks using the same rules we use on the dirt off road track. We will add classes depending on interest and we are always willing to make a class for any 3 cars with similar specifications.

Apr 11th, 2011 (8:46 PM)

2010 HEART OF AMERICA SERIES OPENING ROUND

The Heart of America Series opening round which will be hosted by Fastlane Raceway and held at Kansas Speedway on May 1st & 2nd, the same weekend as the IRL and NASCAR truck races.

Classes will be 1/10 .12 nitro 4wd sedan, 1/8 scale on road Sports Car and 1/8 scale IGT. We will also run electric 4wd TC (rubber tires / open motor) if we get at least 3 entries.

The track will be set up in the souvenir area in front of the track to the south of the main entrance (same area as last year). Parking will also be in the same area as last year approximately 50 yds from the track. Pits will be on the grass adjacent to the track. If you have a race trailer it can be set up in this area but tow vehicles (& motor homes) will need to be parked in the designated parking area. No overnight camping is allowed in this area. You will need to bring your own pit tables and chairs. You will also need a special pass to park in the area designated for R/C racers. Please e-mail your address to info@fastlanehobbies.com so we can mail your parking passes in advance wherever possible. We are racing outside the fenced area so a ticket to the IRL / Truck race isn't needed in order to participate in the HOA race or watch the HOA races.

There will be a guard on duty in our pit area Saturday night so anyone who wants to leave their pit trailer / pit equipment on site should be able to do so with confidence.

Track should be ready for practice by 8:00AM on both Saturday and Sunday. Because of the schedule for the “big” cars, we will run all 4 rounds of qualifying on Saturday. Please see the flyers for the provisional schedule. We may adjust these times as needed due. Personal transponders are required.

With it being a race weekend we weren’t able to get a discount established at any of the nearby hotels and most of those very near the track are sold out. However, there are lots of hotel rooms in the Kansas City, KS and Kansas City, MO area which should still be available.

Entry fee is $30 for the first class and $15 for any additional classes.

A flyer for the event can be found at any of the following links:

http://www.rctech.net/forum/kansas-missouri-racing/373633-hoa-season-opener-mark-your-calendars.html#post7267503

http://www.heartlandrc.com/showthread.php?7843-2010-HOA-SEASON-OPENER-MAY-1st-amp-2nd



See ya at the races......


Apr 14th, 2010 (6:23 PM)

SUMMER SCHEDULE POSTED

We've updated our calendar in the Racing Schedule section of our website to reflect our summer schedule with dirt oval and asphalt racing added to our racing program for the warmer months.

It'll be a busy and exciting summer as we alternate dirt off road (indoor) and dirt oval (outdoors) racing on Saturdays and a mix of asphalt on road, carpet on road and carpet oval on Sundays. Check the calendar for the complete schedule and hours of operation.

We will be closed on Easter weekend, April 3rd & 4th and again on the first weekend in May (1st & 2nd) for our second annual race at Kansas Speedway.

Our schedule during the week is unchanged from our winter schedule. The weekend summary by type of racing follows:

INDOOR DIRT OFF ROAD

April 10th & 24th
May 15th & 29th
June 12th & 26th
July 1oth & 24th
August 7th & 21st
September 4th & 18th
October 2nd & 16th with weekly off road expected to return on the 23rd.

OUTDOOR DIRT OVAL

May 8th & 22nd
June 5th & 19th
July 3rd, 17th and 31st
August 14th & 28th
September 11th
October 9th

ASPHALT ON ROAD

May 1st & 2nd - HOA Opening Round at Kansas Speedway
May 16th
June 13th & 27th
July 18th
August 15th & 29th
September 25th & 26th - HOA Final Round at Fastlane Raceway

CARPET OVAL - Sundays

April 18th
May 23rd
June 20th
July 11th
August 8th
September 12th

We will run Carpet On Road on all other Sundays except oval Sunday's including those where we indicate we'll have Asphalt On Road.

See ya at the races.....

Mar 22nd, 2010 (7:52 PM)

Winter Points Series and Holiday Schedule

Here is the schedule for our winter points series for Sundays.

Carpet Oval Sunday Series

Nov 15th
Dec 6th
Jan 3rd
Feb 7th
Mar 7th
Apr 18th

No onroad racing on these Sundays, but we invite our onroad racers to join us and try turning left only. If we get at least 3 of any onroad class we'll run that class on the oval.

Pan car rules per BRL plus 17.5 Sportsman truck per TOUR rules. Losi Slider and Losi Mini Late Model Classes per Fastlane rules.


Carpet Onroad Sunday Series

Nov 22nd
Dec 20th
Jan 10th
Feb 21st
Mar 21st
Apr 11th

Classes are 13.5 12th scale, 17.5 TC, 13.5 TC, Sportsman TC, VTA, Tamiya Mini, and 18th scale 4WD.


Trophies will be awarded in all classes (oval and onroad) where at least 4 different drivers scored points in at least 3 of the scheduled events. Points will be calculated based on a driver's best 4 finishes out of the 6 dates.

We will be closed on Friday, Christmas Day, December 25th. We will be open on Saturday, Dec 26th for off road racing and on Sunday, Dec 27th for carpet on road.

Nov 29th, 2009 (11:39 AM)

Losi Mini Late Model Class Rules Update

This is an update to reflect the evolution of this class over the last year. The intent is still to keep costs for a competitive car under control. Our "house" Late Model class is essentially a stock class allowing only normal tuning and upgrades designed to limit breakage or maintenance costs. If 3 or more racers show up with cars with more modifications we are willing to run them together in their own class.

Stock Losi Mini Late Model - run "out of the box" with the following allowable changes:

- Changes to springs / shock oil / spring spacers / internal limiters. Losi Aluminum shocks are permitted.

- Adjustments to toe & camber. If a racer wants to upgrade to the Losi titanium link set / heavy duty ball cups to minimize breakage, we permit it but don't encourage it. The use of aftermarket steering bellcranks / links is permitted.

- Any Losi tire / wheel combination made for Mini Slider or Mini Late Model

- 6 cell NiMH batteries only. Maximum 1600 mAhr

- Stock motors. Brushes & springs may be replaced. Due to the need to replace the stock motor frequently we have decided to allow the use of the Mamba 4200 KV brushless motor with the Mamba 25 or Mamba Sidewinder Micro ESC. We've tested this combination against stock motors and found the speeds to be comparable. So an upgrade to the Mamba should not be necessary in order to run competitive times.

- Stock differential (shimming allowed) or Losi Ball diff (PN LOSB1125)

- Electronics: Any brushed ESC, servo or receiver may be used. Any compatible radio may be used.

- The pinion / spur gear may be replaced to alter the gear ratio.

- Losi and McAllister Late Model bodies and McAllister COT bodies intended for use on the Losi Late Model may be used.

- Fasteners may be replaced with alternates of same size

Jul 22nd, 2009 (9:42 AM)

SUMMER IS SPECIAL AT FASTLANE

SUMMER SPECIALS at Fastlane Raceway

We’re going to try a few things this summer to stimulate interest in racing at Fastlane while also helping the racers economically. Starting right now:

- Racing on the carpet track, asphalt and soon to be completed dirt oval will be $15 for as many classes as you want to enter! Special events excluded.

- Every time you race on any track at Fastlane you’ll receive one entry into our End of Summer drawing. The more often you race, the greater your chances to win. First prize will be a $150 gift certificate for Fastlane, second prize a $100 certificate and third prize will be a $50 certificate. We’ll be working to add more prizes before the summer is over.

- We’ve started a new Customer Loyalty program. Be sure to ask for your card when you make a purchase. A completed card can be redeemed for your choice of $10 off your next purchase of $50 or more (that’s up to a 20% discount) or a $5 discount on 4 races on the carpet, asphalt or dirt oval tracks (a $20 value).


There's never been a better time to race or buy at Fastlane!

May 13th, 2009 (1:18 PM)