2012 USVTA+ Southern Nationals in Music City, USA will be the 2nd year for this event. Last year the event pulled in over 90 entries,over 20 sponsors, and racers from over 10 different states. We are on track to surpass those numbers already. This event is listed by RCtech as one of the top tier on-road events. Is is also one of the largest USVTA events in the country, and maybe even in the world.
The track is Thunder RC Raceway, owned by Robert Dirla(Nashrcracer). The track has had some major updates since last years event. We have added very smooth sub-floor. The carpet itself is less than a year old. The track layout will be Vegas style, that will be put down that Wed and Thurs with closed doors, so no homefield advantage. We also just added fans on the drivers stand.
Friday Sept 21st
track opens at 10am for setup,sign-up and practice
closes at 11pm
Saturday Sept 22nd
track opens 7am for practice
11am concourse, pictures, and drivers meeting
12 noon starts races
all prizes will be given out all day
Sunday Sept 23rd
track opens 7am for practice
8am starts LCQ followed by mains
Winners circle pics and trophy give-a-way
Rooms will be $49.99 per night, thats a double Queen or 1 King, your choice. And if need extra bed at no cost( I think its a roll-out, not sure)...When you call the hotel, tell them you are coming for the Southern Nationals...If not you will be charged regular rate $89.99...
Call in and reserve you room .....they will go fast...this hotel did a face-lft last year and Im happy that they are one of our sponsors again.
Sleep Inn (TN464)
3200 Dickerson Pk., Nashville, TN, US, 37207
Phone: (615) 227-8686
Fax: (615) 227-8894
OTHER HOTEL INFO:
Comfort Inn Opryland Area
2516 Music Valley Dr., Nashville, TN
(615) 889-0086 - - 3.7 mi NE
Best Western Suites Near Opryland
201 Music City Circle, Nashville, TN
(615) 902-9940 - - 3.6 mi NE
211 Music City Cir, Nashville, TN
(615) 872-8939 - - 3.6 mi NE
Red Roof Inn-Nashville Music
2460 Music Valley Dr, Nashville, TN
(615) 889-0090 - - 3.6 mi E
La Quinta Inn
2001 Metrocenter Blvd, Nashville, TN
(615) 259-2130 - 1 review - 2.7 mi SW
$50 CASH and a new VTA/GT style body to the VTA/USGT concourse winner...and yes you do have to run it in the main...
Event shirts are $20 for small-XL, add $5 for plus sizes to 5XL...you have choice of red,blue and grey shirts...The shirts will have all the sponsors logos on the back of them.
We are taking pre-orders now till Aug 31st, you can still get shirts at the event, but like last year, we ran out really quick...
You can send your size and color with check or money order to:
PO Box 70779
or post it here and I can add you, you can pay for your shirt at the event as well....but it will be for sale like the rest of them...
SXT 3.0 is the OFFICIAL tire compound for the event. We will have it for sale at the track $10 each...you may bring your own, but please no mixing...it will get you a DQ
Hobby Lobby Int-Matt
Touring car will be run on Jaco Blues. We do have them for sale at the track for $30 for a set of 4. You can bring your own NIP, and we will tech them.
FULL USVTA AND USGT
1st Qualifier will be 1 min of open track for VTA....best time in that 60 seconds determines starting order. All qual will be heads up. Thats 5 qual for VTA. A-main will be triple mains points style.
NO ADVANCED time on the Novak Ballastic motors past the last notch on the sticker
Motor tech for every VTA 25.5, motors will be broke down and resealed like Snowbirds.VTA tire tread is a must...visible tread in order to pass tech
GT style bodies ONLY, No LMR or any similar types( no big 12th scale bodies ), NO SLICKS. IFMAR starts for qual, and 8 min A-main. Tires must mantain tread for every race.
USVTA and USGT
Amain- National title trophy,TQ,1st-10th
Amain-National title trophy,1st-10th
TC 17.5 and 12th scale
Every paid entry will recieve FREE plate and drink, from Dominos,Uptown Grill, and Nashrcracer. And for those that need extra, Eboney will be serving pulled pork,sausage,hotdogs,dip, and fries.
All paid entries will get a ticket. Your ticket number will be posted on the board with a prize already attached.
1st class $35
2nd class $15
Jr VTA $10
If you made the top 50 VTA racers by Aug 1st and paid by pay pal, you will be given your $10 at the track. Or you paid for a Jr VTA on RCsignups at $15your $5 will be given back as well at the track.
If you have a reserved pit space at Thunder RC (you paid for your table). You must have your entry paid by Sept 11th to secure your spot. If not your spot will become 1st come , 1st serve. If you want to give your spot to someone else, they also will need to have their entry paid by Sept 11. We only have 75 pit spots inside the building. I have considered renting a portable or trailer if needed.
All cars will be tech all day and at random in the pits. As I will be roaming around checking in the pits. VTA motors will be teched ie Birds style, for stator,rotor, and cans.
RACERS (entered as of 08/08/2012):
Anthony Scott Meeks
thanks to the guys sending in the entries...
Event Shirt Info:
if you would like an event shirt...please pm,call,text,email, or fax me(lol)
will go fast...I will order extras, but not sure about sizes or colors.
Get your order in so you dont get left out.
are only $20 with choice of colors, red, blue, gray...
Order your event shirt today...1st orders will go in mid August
Event Shirt orders:
Gary Forbes XL-blue
Evan Leonard S-blue
Freddy Angel XL-red
Tommy Ussery XL-red
Will Zink XL-red
AJ Wilusz L-blue
Bill Wilusz 2XL-red
Donald Martin XL-red
William Moncief XL-blue
Chuck Macklin 2XL-blue
Kent Ball XL-blue
Peter Pepe 2XL-red,S-red,2XL-gray,L-gray
Darrell Moncief 2XL-blue
Josh Butt (2)XL-blue
Chuck Moores (2)S-blue,S-red,L-gray,XL-gray
Chris Carter 5XL-blue
Robert Dirla (2)2XL-blue/gray
Billy Trask 3XL-gray
Chris Henthorne L-blue
Scott Meeks XL-blue
Evan Williams XL-red
Marqus Bryant 5XL-blue
Christan Damian XL-blue
Sam Bailey (3)XL-blue,gray,red
Will Anderson XL-blue
Richard Devoeg 2XL-blue
Steve Rossi 2XL-gray
Eric Gillispie XL-gray
Frank Johntson 5XL-red
Scott Pincher 2XL-red
Eric Whiteside 2XL-blue
Chad Sharp 2XL-blue
RJ Whiteside 2XL-blue
Kevin Mathews 2XL-blue
Brad Norris XL-blue
Hayden Pierre L-blue
Eric Anderson 2XL-blue
Von Perry 2XL-blue
Mike Jones XL-red
Justin Oliver 2XL-blue
Tony Williams 2XL-red
Clavin Rogers L-blue
Kenny Rogers XL-blue
TC 17.5 will run on Jaco Blues, we do have them at the track for sale
SXT is the only traction compound allowed, we have it at the track for sale as well.
whew...lol...did I miss anything?...
I would like to say that Im very happy how this event is coming together...Thank the sponsors, the racers, and my family for the great support...without all of you this isnt possible.
I hope I've made it affordable and exciting enough that it lives up to all the hype. I hope everybody comes and truly enjoy themself.
Get signed up today....with RCsignups or mail an entry form in. Dont forget to send you shirt money in asap, and get ready for the event that is being called