Crash'n Bash Hobbies 4601 6th Street SW, Suite B Cedar Rapids, IA 319-377-1567

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Welcome to Trackside at Crash’n Bash Hobbies where we provide a family friendly environment for carpet racing and indoor crawling. Our track is 80’ x 48’ and the layout changes weekly with On-Road, Off-Road, and Oval classes. The crawler course is almost always available for use with monthly competition events. Well worth the drive, come check us out across from Hawkeye Downs in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

General Information:

The main race day each week will be Saturday. Track layout is changed to the next racing type after the race Saturday, or on Sunday. This allows everyone time to come in for practice on the race layout during the week leading up to the Saturday race. The track is available for practice during business hours on all days without a race.

Click HERE for a current calendar schedule

The track and shop will open at 10am on race day. Practice is 10am until racing starts. ($10 to practice all day, any other day of the week). Racing begins at noon. This may be adjusted to an earlier time as participation increases. Any changes will be announced via our facebook group: Trackside @ Crash'n Bash.

Shorter weeknight programs may be added as participation increases. Classes and rules are posted in another section below.

Trackside Races cost $15-$10-$5. The first class will be $15, the second $10, the third $5, etc.

Racing entry fees will be paid at the front counter of the retail shop. After paying, you’ll take your receipt to the race director to get signed up for your specific classes. Race director will not accept payment for racing.

Novice class or Box Stock classes will be $10. Racers above novice level are asked not to enter the Novice class, so the racing can be more enjoyable.

Racing entry fees will be paid at the front counter of the retail shop. After paying, you’ll take your receipt to the race director to get signed up for your specific classes. Race director will not accept payment for racing.

The track is available for practice during business hours on all days without a race. Since the layout type is changed weekly, you’ll have the week leading up to the race for practice. The price to practice is $10 for the day, or you can purchase a 10-punch card for $75. Entry to the carpet track also includes access to the crawler track.

We have MyLaps RC4 with the legacy software version 4.4. (that’s fancy talk for - works with the cheap transponders!). Crash'n Bash Hobbies sells MRT transponders (Kyosho Easlylap for Mini-Z ET001X).

This table shows the compatible transponders

On and Off the Track

  • 1. Follow all rules posted.
  • 2. Always treat each other, and the facility with respect.
  • 3. Be respectful of the other tenants in the building.
  • 4. No inappropriate language - keep it PG.
  • 5. No smoking or alcohol in the building
  • 6. Remember - this is a family friendly environment.
  • 7. Driver’s stand is reserved for racers-only on race days (Be respectful if someone uses it by accident because they aren’t aware).
  • 8. Crawler course will be open all day during race days.
  • 9. Race entry fee also includes use of the crawler course all day. (So bring your crawler!)
  • 10. Pit spaces will be shared between carpet racers and crawler drivers.
  • 11. Pit mats required at all spaces.
  • 12. Only approved vehicles on the carpet track:
    • a. No crawlers, 1/8th scale anything, 4wd monster trucks.
    • b. Ask before putting down a remote control vehicle on the carpet.
    • c. You are welcome to try driving your carpet cars on the crawler course.
    • d. Make sure to clean your tires after.
  • 13. No burnouts on the carpet. The carpet will melt and be ruined in that spot
  • 14. Only 2 tire compounds allowed - SXT black label, and Scuff Racing Awesome Sauce.
  • 15. Clean off your footwear before entering the carpet track! PLEASE!
  • 16. Drivers are required to corner marshal after their race. There will be a 2-lap penalty off the BEST ROUND QUALIFYING for each round skipped.
  • 17. Only drivers are allowed to corner marshal. If you need to find someone to marshal for you, they need to be a registered driver attending the current event. Non-participants are not allowed to corner marshal at any time UNLESS expressly decided by the race director/track owner.
  • 18. Physical violence (in all cases) either threatened or acted on is NEVER allowed. Participants will be asked to leave without refund.
  • 19. If you choose to leave an event, you are doing so on your own accord. There will be no refunds.
  • 20. The race director is the judge on any disputes.
  • 21. The owners reserve the right to allow or disallow anyone on the property as they see fit.

On the Track

  • 1. No burnouts on the carpet. The carpet will melt and be ruined in that spot
  • 2. No rough driving.
  • 3. No wet tires - remove traction compound at your pit 10 minutes before driving.
  • 4. Drivers are to pull their cars when they are individually called “done” in a race, UNLESS doing so would impede a driver still on the clock.
  • 5. Marshals are to stay in their positions until all cars are shut down.
  • 6. Drivers and marshals are expected to do everything they can to keep themselves and their equipment safe. As a marshal, always have your head “on a swivel”. Off the clock racers are expected to be mindful of marshals that may be out of their position.
  • 7. Slower drivers are expected to move over for faster cars. The rule of thumb is “Two Corners”. When a faster car is within a corner from your position, please move over within the next 2 corners.
  • 8. Mains:
    • a. The race director has full control over restarts.
    • b. You’re allowed to hold your position if it's for track position, you're being lapped for the first time, #4 under qualifiying applies past these circumstances.
    • c. In the event of a crash, drivers are expected to allow traffic to pass and only re-enter the race in a way that’s safe and does not impede other drivers.

Racing etiquette is on and off the track...PLEASE READ (as written by Matt Murphy)

I'm going to step onto the soap box that is social media, in an effort to address something that I feel has become a major issue in our sport of RC Racing. Now this problem is something that I have noticed across the board, at the local, regional, and national level. Now what could possibly be so bad that I feel the need to step up and be the one to address it? Driver Etiquette or the lack thereof. You could also call it courtesy, class, sportsmanship or numerous other things. You might wonder what I am getting at... well read on.

Driver Etiquette - This describes HOW you race with others. Etiquette isn't talent based. You can be less talented than other racers, yet exhibit driver etiquette. Etiquette is more directly related to your racing IQ, as well as your attitude.

Respect - This is earned, not given. How you race others will ultimately figure into the respect you have earned, and the respect you are shown on and off of the track. Respect from your peers is one of the greatest accomplishments you can achieve in any part of life, especially in racing.

Courtesy - Some days, you are the fast guy. Other days, you are in the way. Courtesy in racing is when you race according to your potential performance on any given day. Courtesy is when you race your fellow racers the way you would like to be raced.

Sportsmanship - Competing to the best of your ability, while racing clean and handling both victory and defeat with grace, style, and dignity.

What I have seen is a complete lack of Sportsmanship. Racers who blast through a competitor on the track without passing clean. And then you hear the obligatory "Sorry Man!" while they keep on racing around the track with zero consequence for their poor sportsmanship. Well, frankly, I call bullshit! If you were sorry, you would pull your car over out of the race line, and wait for the driver you just took out to get going. Whether that ends up being a self imposed 2 second or 20 second penalty... if you are truly sorry, and have any bit of class, PULL OVER. This is part of driver etiquette. Etiquette or the lack theoreof however isn't exactly the fault of today's racer. Etiquette is not taught the way it used to be. Track owners simply do not teach etiquette like they did in the old days. Why? Track owners are now afraid of running customers off, so they do not make rough driving calls.

Racers who have earned and race with respect know that when it's not their day to be the fast guy out front, that you give up the preferred line when faster cars approach. That courtesy goes a long way to earn the respect of the top racers. That respect will then be repaid on a day in which you are the fast guy passing slower cars. A little bit of give and take goes a long way for everyone.

If you are faster than another racer, give them a few corners to have a reasonable opportunity to give up the preferred line. If they don't make an effort to move, you now have a choice to make. Pass clean, or move them out of the way. I'm old school, I will make you earn a pass for position. However if I am getting lapped, especially if it's not the first time in a particular race, I will move. I have spent the last 19 years trying to earn the respect of the fastest racers in the country. I take pride in my ability to give and take while losing the least amount of time possible. It is becoming a lost art in my opinion. Knowing when, where, and how to pull over with minimal loss of time is an invaluable skill.

So what do I propose to fix this problem? Simple..... I call out the veteran racers. I ask you to take 2 newer racers under your wing, and teach them how to race with etiquette. Teach them how to earn respect. Teach them how to race with Sportsmanship.

Lastly, I call out all of you reading this. Next time you run someone over on the race track, pull over and wait for them. Show them that your apology is real. Show them you want to race with class, and that winning is less important than competing with good sportsmanship. Changing the RC racing culture starts with each and every one of us admitting that there is a problem, and making an effort to correct the problem.

Thank you all for taking the time to read this, and I hope that together we can make a difference in the quality of rc racing. Make RC Racing Great Again!

Matt "The MurfDogg" Murphy

Race Classes:

VTA (Vintage Trans AM)

  • Club Rules PDF: HERE
  • VTA tires only
  • ROAR Approved 25.5 Motor
  • 2 cell battery – charged to 8.40v max
  • 6000 mah battery max
  • 5mm minimum ride height
  • Minimum weight of 1425g
  • Rule changes for CnB Carpet Racing: Driver figure not required

USGT

  • Club Rules PDF: HERE
  • Gravity RC pre-mounted tires #GRC124B or #GRC124W
  • USGT Spec motor #GRC2000
  • 2 cell battery – charged to 8.40v max
  • 5mm minimum ride height
  • Minimum weight of 1350g

21.5 Stock Touring

  • Club Rules PDF: Page 1 - Page 2 - Page 3
  • Gravity RC Tires Type-C #GRC132
  • ROAR Approved 21.5 Motor
  • 2 cell battery – charged to 8.40v max
  • 5mm minimum ride height
  • Minimum weight of 1320g

Stock 1/12th 17.5

  • Club Rules PDF: HERE
  • Foam Wheels BSR/CRC Purple Stripe
  • ROAR approved 17.5 brushless motor
  • 1 cell battery – charged to 4.20v max
  • 3mm minimum ride height
  • Minimum weight of 730g

Tamiya Euro Truck

  • Club Rules PDF: HERE
  • Tamiya TT-01 chassis with Euro Truck body shell
  • Stock Motor and ESC
  • 2 cell battery – charged to 8.40v max
  • 5mm minimum ride height

Traxxas 4-TEC Box Stock

  • Club Rules PDF: HERE
  • No part upgrades or modifications allowed (trimming body, shock limiters, etc).
  • Stock gearing, suspension springs, radio, and tires.
  • Traxxas 2 cell 5800mah lipo battery required (part # TRA2843x).
  • All cars run in forward-only mode (ESC profile 2)
  • 4-tec 3.0’s will be allowed to race also, but they will not be as competitive due to the length and size differences

Traxxas 4-TEC 2.0 Spec Sportsman

  • Club Rules PDF: HERE
  • Gravity RC USGT rubber tires can be used.
  • All cars run in forward-only mode (ESC profile 2)
  • 2 cell battery – charged to 8.40v max
  • Opening Gearing
  • Stock Servo TRA2075 or TRA2075X
  • Traxxas parts only except tires and body
  • Alternative transmitter is allowed

Traxxas 4-TEC 2.0 Spec PRO

  • Club Rules PDF: HERE
  • Gravity RC pre-mounted tires #GRC123 or #GRC124
  • All cars run in forward-only mode (ESC profile 2)
  • 2 cell battery – charged to 8.40v max
  • Option Parts Are Allowed
  • Any Servo
  • Any Radio
  • 5mm minimum ride height

Traxxas Slash 2WD Box Stock

  • Club Rules PDF: HERE
  • Brushed Slash 2WD (LCG Allowed)
  • Stock Gearing 16T/90T
  • Stock Servo TRA2075 or TRA2075X
  • Any 2s LiPo Charged to 8.4v Max or 7-Cell NiMh
  • Stock Traxxas SCT Tires and Wheels
  • All cars run in forward-only mode (ESC profile 2)

2WD 17.5 Blinky Buggy

  • Club Rules PDF: HERE
  • Chassis Protector and Shock Protectors Required
  • 2WD Buggy Foams or Non-Aggressive 2WD Buggy Rubber Tire
  • Blinky Mode ESC
  • ROAR Approved 17.5 Brushless Motor (Timed or Adjustable)
  • HV 2s Batteries Allowed

2WD 21.5 Blinky Buggy

  • Club Rules PDF: HERE
  • Chassis Protector and Shock Protectors Required
  • 2WD Buggy Foams or Non-Aggressive 2WD Buggy Rubber Tire
  • Blinky Mode ESC
  • ROAR Approved 21.5 Brushless Motor (Timed or Adjustable)
  • 2 cell battery – charged to 8.40v max

2WD Mod Buggy

  • Club Rules PDF: HERE
  • Chassis Protector and Shock Protectors Required
  • 2WD Buggy Foams or Non-Aggressive 2WD Buggy Rubber Tire
  • Any 1/10 Scale ESC (Open Timing Allowed)
  • Any 1/10 Motor (Timed or Adjustable)
  • HV 2s Batteries Allowed

2wd Short Course Truck

  • Club Rules PDF: HERE
  • Chassis Protector Required
  • Any 2WD SCT Foam or Non-Aggressive 2.2/3.0 Rubber Tire
  • Any 1/10 Scale ESC (Open Timing Allowed)
  • Any 1/10 Motor (Timed or Adjustable)
  • HV 2s Batteries Allowed

2wd Stadium Truck

  • Club Rules PDF: HERE
  • Chassis Protector Required
  • Any 2WD Stadium Truck Foam or Non-Aggressive Rubber Tire
  • Any 1/10 Scale ESC (Open Timing Allowed)
  • Any 1/10 Motor (Timed or Adjustable)
  • HV 2s Batteries Allowed

1/10th 4wd Truggy

  • Club Rules PDF: HERE
  • Chassis Protector Required
  • Any 2WD Stadium Truck Foam or Non-Aggressive Rubber Tire
  • Any 1/10 Scale ESC (Open Timing Allowed)
  • Any 1/10 Motor (Timed or Adjustable)
  • HV 2s Batteries Allowed

1/10th 4wd Buggy

  • Club Rules PDF: HERE
  • Chassis Protector and Shock Protectors Required
  • 4WD Buggy Foams or Non-Aggressive 4WD Buggy Rubber Tire
  • Any 1/10 Scale ESC (Open Timing Allowed)
  • Any 1/10 Motor (Timed or Adjustable)
  • HV 2s Batteries Allowed

Mini-B/Mini-T

  • Club Rules PDF: HERE
  • Chassis Protector and Shock Protectors Required
  • Any Foam or Non-Aggressive Rubber Tire Allowed

Slash Brushed 2WD

  • Club Rules PDF: HERE
  • Stock Brushed Slash (Low-CG Allowed)
  • Chassis Protector Required (Duck Tape for non-LCG)
  • Stock XL-5 ESC
  • Stock Titan 12T Brushed (NO Mods)
  • 2 cell battery – charged to 8.40v max

RJ Speed Legends (Classic)

  • Club Rules PDF: HERE
  • Must remain box stock with NO modificaitons
  • Dynamite 20T Motor (DYN1171)
  • 4-Cell NiMh 2000mah max
  • Stock Legends Body Only
  • Gearing Stock 81T Spur - 21T, 22T, 23T Pinion (48p)

RJ Speed Legends (2S Lipo)

  • Club Rules PDF: HERE
  • Must remain box stock with NO modificaitons
  • Dynamite 20T Motor
  • 2 cell battery – charged to 8.40v max
  • Stock Legends Body Only
  • Gearing Stock 81T Spur - 14T, 15T, 16T Pinion (48p)

Hobby Stock Bandit

  • Club Rules PDF: HERE
  • Based on Stock Traxxas Bandit
  • Stock Traxxas 12T Brushed Motor
  • 2S 5200mah 50c Lipo Battery - Charged to 8.40v Max
  • Indoor Foam Tires- Gone Bananas or BSR
  • Bearings are allowed

Street Stock

  • 2WD 1/10 Buggy Based Chassis
  • Club Rules PDF: HERE
  • Carpet 2WD Buggy Rubber Tires
  • ROAR Approved 21.5 Brushless Motor, NO 4-Pole Motors
  • 2 cell battery – charged to 8.40v max
  • Wide body to cover tires preferred/recommended.

Midwest Modifieds

  • Club Rules PDF: HERE
  • 1/10 2WD Buggy Based Chassis
  • ROAR Approved 17.5 Brushless Motor
  • 2 cell battery – charged to 8.40v max
  • Foam Tires. Fronts must be on the front and rear on the rear
  • USMTS or IMCA Style Modified Body

SC Late Model

  • Club Rules PDF: HERE
  • Traxxas Slash 2WD with low-cg chassis
  • Traxxas 12T Titan Motor only
  • Battery must be 2 cell Lipo charged to 8.40V max up to 5200MAH/50C
  • Traxxas Anaconda tires 2.8 or foam front and rear
  • Molded (1)- piece Late Model Bodies only

Mud Boss

  • Club Rules PDF: HERE
  • Any short course 2-wheel-drive truck tub chassis only.
  • Hobbywing 13.5 Locked Timing Motor Only
  • 2 cell battery – charged to 8.40v max
  • Traxxas Anaconda or Jayco Foams
  • IMCA style Modified bodies and Mudboss bodies can be run.

Crate Late Model

  • Club Rules PDF: HERE
  • Gravity RC pre-mounted tires #GRC124B or #GRC124W
  • Hobbywing 17.5 Locked Timing Motor Only
  • 2 cell battery – charged to 8.40v max
  • Hobbywing Justock XR10
  • Molded one (1) piece Late Model bodies only.
  • Rear spoiler 2.5" max from deck.
  • Must run 1/10th scale foam tires and wheels.

Spec 10

  • Club Rules PDF: HERE
  • RJ Speed Spec 10 or TK Racing Godfather chassis only
  • 92 tooth spur only and 46 or 47 tooth pinion only. (64 Pitch gears only.)
  • RJ Speed bomber body or McAllister 181 or 182
  • 4mm ride height minimum
  • CRC rubber carpet tires only. #2314
  • Hobby Wing Justock with booster or any 1S ESC in Blinky
  • Any ROAR approved 1S LIPO approved battery

17.5 Stock (Foam)

  • Club Rules PDF: HERE
  • John's BSR World GT Foams
  • Protoform Gen3 Body
  • ROAR approved 1-cell battery
  • Tekin TT2762 - 17.5T SPEC-R GEN
  • ROAR Sportsman Class Approved ESC

17.5 Stock RTC

  • Club Rules PDF: HERE
  • Protoform RTC body
  • CRC Rubber Tires
  • ROAR approved 1-cell battery,
  • Tekin TT2762 - 17.5T SPEC-R GEN
  • ROAR Sportsman Class Approved ESC
  • Minimum weight of 1092g
  • 5mm minimum ride height

17.5 Pro RTC

  • Club Rules PDF: HERE
  • Protoform RTC body
  • ROAR legal 17.5 motor
  • Any 2-cell “Shorty Battery” charged to 8.40v max
  • CRC Rubber Tires
  • Minimum weight of 1092g
  • 5mm minimum ride height

21.5 Sportsman (NasTruck)

  • Club Rules PDF: HERE
  • NAS-Truck style body
  • MOTIV TOUR 21.5 motor (Part #GRC2010)
  • ROAR approved 1-cell battery
  • BSR World GT Foams
  • ROAR Sportsman Class Approved ESC

Pan Car Busch

  • Club Rules PDF: HERE
  • World GT Purple Stripe Foams
  • See Rules for Body Choices
  • 2S Lipo Under $40 charged to 8.40v max
  • Must use 48 pitch 81 tooth spur and 20 – 26 pinion.
  • Must use Dynamite 20T brushed motor.
  • 36 ounces race ready. 4mm ride height.

Traxxas Sprint Car

  • Club Rules PDF: HERE
  • Traxxas Slash 2wd (LCG Chassis Allowed)
  • Traxxas 12T Titan (NO Mods)
  • 2 cell Lipo charged to 8.44V max up to 5200MAH/50C
  • Traxxas Anaconda Tires ONLY
  • Open Gearing
  • Stock servo (2075) or the Savox servo (0252)

RJ Speed Modifieds

  • Club Rules PDF: HERE
  • RJSpeed modified chassis only.
  • Dynamite or Traxxas 20T brushed motor
  • Up to 2400 MAH 5 cell NiMH battery (Bullring)
  • Spec yellow stripe tires ONLY

RJ Speed USAC Midgets

  • Club Rules PDF: HERE
  • RJSpeed midget chassis only.
  • Hobbywing locked timing 25.5
  • 2 cell Lipo charged to 8.40V max up to 5200MAH/50C
  • Spec yellow stripe tires ONLY

SK Pro

  • Club Rules PDF: HERE
  • Any SK MFG Chassis Available
  • Cannot be a Pan car chassis with a SK body
  • Any SK Body Available and being sold on the market as a SK body
  • Cars must weigh in at 2.30lbs RACE READY (W/Transponder)
  • Stock 17.5 ROAR Brushless Motors / 4 Cell

SK Sportsman

  • Club Rules PDF: HERE
  • Any SK MFG Chassis Available
  • Cannot be a Pan car chassis with a SK body
  • Any SK Body Available and being sold on the market as a SK body
  • Cars must weigh in at 2.30lbs RACE READY (W/Transponder)
  • Hobbywing 25.5 ROAR Brushless Motor (Locked Timing)
  • Hobbywing Juststock ESC

Mini-Z 2WD Stock

  • Club Rules PDF: HERE
  • Kyosho Mini-Z MR01, MR015, MR02 and MR03 only.
  • No modifications except tire and body
  • AAA NiMh 900mah Max

Mini-Z 2WD Sportsman

  • Club Rules PDF: HERE
  • Kyosho Mini-Z MR01, MR015, MR02 and MR03 only.
  • Must use Stock Motor
  • AAA NiMh 900mah Max
  • Kyosho Mini-Z Parts Only

Mini-Z 2WD Pro Series

  • Club Rules PDF: HERE
  • Kyosho Mini-Z MR01, MR015, MR02 and MR03 (Evo kits allowed).
  • Open Motor
  • AAA NiMh 900mah Max
  • Drivers may use any Kyosho or after market parts available.

1RC Stock Class

  • Club Rules PDF: HERE
  • Cars must be complete cars with all bodywork, faux engine, driver figure and the like.
  • Must run stock 5-Cell NiMh
  • Stock Radio, ESC, and Servo
  • Motor 8700kv w/10T Pinion
  • No option parts except tires

1RC Pro Class

  • Club Rules PDF: HERE
  • Cars must be complete cars with all bodywork, faux engine, driver figure and the like.
  • Battery 2s Lipo - ProTek PTK5185
  • Any 1RC Option Part
  • Any Radio
  • Motor 10000kv