Silver Dollar R/C Raceway
2357 Fair St.
Chico, California 95928
Situated on the famous Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, A Main Hobbies’ Silver Dollar R/C Raceway was built to be the ultimate outdoor off-road R/C racing venue and just successfully completed the 2013 IFMAR Electric Off-Road World Championships. Each part of the facility was designed with both the racer and spectator in mind, with a comfortable pit area and bleacher seating for race fans. From its professionally engineered stadium lighting system, massive drivers’ stand with integrated tech and scoring booths, and an expertly manicured track surface, Silver Dollar R/C Raceway is a destination worthy of a spot on every RC racer’s bucket list.
The 12-foot high, 55-foot long, covered driver’s stand can accommodate up to 15 drivers, and allows enthusiasts to view every inch of the impeccably groomed 200×100’ racing surface. There is an ADA compliant ramp that allows easy wheelchair access to the top of the drivers’ stand. The absolute best, local dirt A Main Hobbies could find was chosen for “blue groove” conditions when dry, yet providing a great traction surface with no tire wear when watered. The versatile soil combined with technical, yet flowing layouts provide a high-speed rush, with technical features that will test the skill of your trigger finger and your setup. The mechanics area features an elevated pit lane, shelving for tools and ample space for the mechanics themselves, providing room to wrench when things go bad. An incredible Musco lighting system keeps all the shadows off the track and the incredible PA system guarantees you will hear every word that is spoken in the timing booth.
The rest of the facility is just as impressive, with 48 permanent, covered pit spaces, each with a 3×5′ pit table and 110AC power. There is room for up to 170 additional racers in the paved and powered overflow pit area. A large wash station with water and compressed air is on hand to keep your gear clean, and a portable hand wash station is close by to keep your hands clean. Elevated seating provides a birds eye view for up to 900 spectators, as well as room for video broadcasting or other media coverage, while the room around the perimeter of the track lets you setup a BBQ, EZ up and chairs, so you can kick back with a cold one and enjoy the race.
Finally, Silver Dollar R/C offers one thing that cannot be matched by any other racing facility….A Main Hobbies! An A Main Hobbies’ retail store is located within walking distance across the street from the track, with the 40,000+ square foot warehouse/headquarters nearby, providing racers quick click access to over 50,000 R/C products. Replacement, option and boutique brand parts are no more than a click away, and can be ***picked up at the warehouse, or delivered to the retail store***, whichever works best for you. This not only makes Silver Dollar R/C a world-class facility capable of hosting world-class events, but also a facility with the potential to breed world champions.