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July and August Race Schedule

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July and August Race Schedule

Here are our race dates

$10 Tuesday Night Racing starts at 7PM (1 five minute heat and 1 seven minute main)

$15 Friday Night Racing starts at 6:30PM (2 five minute heats and 1 seven minute main)

July 15th (7PM)

July 25th (6:30PM)

July 29th (7PM)

August 8th (6:30PM)

August 12th (7PM)

August 22nd (6:30PM) ** Canceled due to race at Rain-Mans

August 26th (7PM)

 

About Exeter Hobbies and Exeter Raceway

Exeter Hobbies is a full service Hobby Store  spanning over a 15,000 square foot facility servicing the Visalia and Tulare area. We offer R/C Cars, Trucks, Planes, Helicopters, Toys and More. Exeter Raceway is an indoor off-road clay track taking up over 4,000 square foot. We have weekly racing, $5 track practice all week, $10 rental race trucks and many affordable Birthday Party and private party options available including team building exercises. Exeter Hobbies is only 10 miles east of Visalia Ca and we are open extended hours for those traveling from Fresno, Bakersfield, Tulare, Lemoore, Hanford, Lindsay, Porterville, Madera and other surrounding communities.

Posted in Upcoming Races

All new expanded and improved track for 2014

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All new layout for July 2014

We worked hard for more than 2 weeks to bring this new expanded (over 700sqft of more track) and improved track.

Come check out Tulare Counties only INDOOR Radio Control Race Track. A short drive for hobbyist from Visalia, Tulare, Porterville and other locations in our valley. Come rent our race trucks or bring your own, you are sure to have fun!

Posted in Track Work

Track Closed – June 9th – 23rd

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Major Rebuild and Expansion going on at Exeter Hobbies

 

We still have our Rock Crawler Course and AirSoft Rentals available.

Come see us after the 23rd to see what we completed! You will love it!

Posted in Track Work

Customer Appreciation – Youth Fundraiser Race – May 31st

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Customer Appreciation Day – Youth Fundraiser Race

 

Come out on May 31st for all kinds of family fun!

Super Product Sales and Specials!

All day racing to help raise money for Youth Summer Camp

Early Morning Swap Meet – No Charge – All hobby products welcome

Free Try-Me Track outside – Street is closed so come out and run our trucks for free

BBQ – Come hungry

Demos all day – Drones, Large Scales and so much more!

Posted in Special Events, Upcoming Races

May and June Events – Check it out

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Lots going on at Exeter Hobbies

 

We will post more as we have details for you but please save these dates.

 

May 2nd – Friday Night Racing

May 13th – $10 Tuesday Night Race

May 16th – Meet and Greet Sherif Mike Boudreaux

May 17th – Downtown Visalia Car Show Race

May 23rd- Friday Night Racing

May 31st- Customer Appreciation Day / Fundraiser Race

June 9th-23rd – Track closed for major rebuild and expansion

Posted in Special Events, Track Work

Tuesday Night Points Series – April

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April brings Tuesday Night Racing to Exeter

 

Hello Racers

We have been asked a lot about trying to bring back some Tuesday Night Racing here in Exeter. We are also asked about a points series a lot so I have come up with a way to fill both of these requests at one time. Without messing with our every other Friday racing. So here are the details.

Tuesday Night Points Series
April 15th – 22nd – 29th
Racing starts at 7:00PM
$10 entry for first class and $5 for second
1 HEAT and 1 MAIN only
Dinner available at 6pm

We hope to get out of here by 9PM for those with work and/or school. So come early, get your car ready and be prepared to move quickly on and off the track.

So there it is! It’s Tuesday night, its a series, its cheap and it’s quick program to get in and out and still have fun. I hope to see a great turnout on this series guys!

Posted in Special Events, Tuesday Night Points Series, Upcoming Races

Live Music coming to Exeter Hobbies

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Live Music at Exeter Hobbies.

Thanks to Neil’s Guitar Pickin’ Studio of Exeter. Check out the details below and consider coming to this special up close and personal concert you will surely not forget.

Neil’s Guitar Pickin’ Studio & Exeter Hobbies present National Fingerstyle Guitar Champion Richard Smith live on Friday, April 11, 2014.

Where: Exeter Hobbies

130 E Maple St, Exeter, CA 93221

When: Friday, April 11, 2014

Time: 6:30-8:45 pm
Doors open at 6:30 pm. Concert 7:00-8:45 pm (with 15 minute intermission)
Tickets: $15 presale / $20 Door
RSVPs requested – to purchase tickets please call Neil at (562) 810-2501 or email info@neilsguitarstudio.com

 
Methods of payment for presale tickets include PayPal, and Chase QuickPay. To get your presale tickets using these methods, hit reply & I will send you a payment link. 

“The most amazing guy I know on the guitar. He can play anything I know, only better.”
Chet Atkins, CGP (music legend)

“If you like my playing, you should hear Richard Smith! The world champion!”
Tommy Emmanuel AM, CGP (two-time Grammy nominee)
 
Some video teasers: 
 
Posted in Special Events

Ways to save $$$$ at Exeter Hobbies Raceway

Discount Options Track Use

 

Indoor Radio Control Racing in Tulare County – Save Cash!

 

Exeter Hobbies & Raceway is open 7 Days a Week for shopping and racing. Our track is open from 8am-6:30 M-F and Sat & Sun 10-5. Track use for all day is $10 and includes full access to the track, driver stand, pit tables, set-Up Station and Tire Cleaning area, power strips and the rock crawling course. Our facility when needed is swamp cooled in the summer and heated in the winter.

There are several discount option to help those racers interested in saving money and I will try to explain them below. They range from Frequent racer cards to VIP passes that can save current racers a LOT of money every month.

Frequent Racer Cards – Pick up this card and get it stamped out 5 times and your 6th visit is FREE! Bringing you per visit cost to $8.33 each day.

Bulk Discount Cards – Buy 5 day passes at once for $35 and now your only pay $7 per each day used.

Monthly Membership – Buy these cards for $30 an get 30 days of unlimited track and facility use for one low price of $1 per day.

VIP Monthly Membership – This is the “Racers” Card, spend $40 for a 30 day period and get full unlimited access to the track and facility but also get $5 off each and every club race entry fee here at Exeter Hobbies. This means if you race 2 classes that’s $10 off per race or $15 off if you race 3 classes!

Guys, this boils down to some great money saving options and we hope many of you will take advantage of them in some way. The way I look at it is for you frequent racers, if you practice 2 times a month and entered two classes twice a month you will already have the VIP card paid for, plus you can now come in and run just a battery or two after work and it costs you NOTHING.

For those who use our track less often there are several other options that should bring your cost down and still make our facility affordable for you.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

 

 

Posted in Other

R/C Workshop Feb. 23rd 1PM – Learn from local Pro’s

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February 23rd is our next R/C Workshop at 1pm

This month we will be using our back party room to cover shock rebuilding and set-up. All other radio control subjects will be covered that anyone would like to learn, just ask! Our local pro’s will answer any of your questions you  have about radio control cars and indoor racing.

Each and every month this year we will be offering a Free R/C Racing Workshop with the purchase of standard track use. We will have local professional racers on hand to answer any of your questions you have about racing. We can cover everything from set-up, track etiquette, turn marshaling etc.

Exeter Hobbies Hobby Shop and Raceway has racers enjoying our track 7 days a week from all over the area including Visalia, Tulare, Hanford, Lemoore, Porterville, Lindsay and all over Tulare County California. We race everything from Traxxas, Associated, Durango, Losi and so much more.

Posted in Special Events

Track Use Fee Changing 02-01-2014

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 Track Use Fee Changing 02-01-2014

Exeter Hobbies has been operating a full service hobby store and raceway now for 2 years. For those 2 years we have charged a nominal $5 fee for all day use of our entire facility. After careful consideration we have decided we must raise the one day use fee to $10. We believe that most customers can see the value in Tulare Counties only Indoor Professional R/C Race Track. With these changes comes more effort on our part to make our track even better!  We are going to increase our attention on daily track maintenance and general cleanliness and continue to make changes and improvements throughout the year.

We are also going to offer TWO cost effective solutions to track use. Discount cards and Monthly Memberships. Discount cards will be available soon that allow you to purchase 5 Track Use Days for only $35. Thats an increase of only $2 a day compared to older rates.

Monthly Memberships will be available soon as well, Standard Membership will be $30 a month for complete unlimited use of our track including the rock crawling course. This will be a smart option for those using our track 3 or more times a month.

A VIP membership will be available for $40 a month and this gives you unlimited track use for practice and also gets you $5 off each class entry on club race days. So Practice twice and race two cars two times and its PAID for!

Exeter Hobbies and our entire staff would like to thank you all for your support over the last two years. We really do appreciate you all and we thank you for your excitement and devotion to our awesome hobby. We hope our racers find these options worth considering and we look forward to our best year ever in 2014!

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