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CLASSES, CLUBS & WORKSHOPS

Tracks would like to see everyone get the most out of the hobby, so we are excited to offer classes and workshops to help you do just that!  Call Tracks Hobbies @ (608) 416-5629 to register for one today!  NOTE: Waiver required for Raceway admission. 

PRESCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS (2-5 years of age)

*MINI RACER CLUB This drop-in program is for our youngest of racers (2-5 years old). Looking for something fun to do on a Wednesday morning? Join other kids for some fun Tamiya racing at Tracks Hobbies!   
Before heading into the Raceway, stop by to see the Tracks Turtles and ring the train bell. Once in the raceway, enjoy running your Tamiya car (or a Tracks loaner) on the 3-lane Tamiya Track. Then, when your ready for a racing break, enjoy a simple car/race-themed craft.
     Getting Started:
New to Tracks and just want to see how things go? No problem. You can use a Tracks Loaner car the first time you visit the Raceway. If your mini racer wants to become a regular, you can purchase (1) a kit to assemble at home or (2) a pre-assembled car to run in the Raceway right away! Prices range from $15-$35, depending on model and assembly status! 
 
DATE:  February 7th and February 21st (runs the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month)
TIME: 10:15am - 11:15am
TAMIYA CAR KIT FEE:  $15-$35, depending on model and assembly status  
WEEKLY FEE: $3 per child, adult chaperones are free
 
Tracks Staff will be available to assist Mini Racers on the Track (as needed), but adults will be required to chaperone at all times and assist with the craft.
 
 

YOUTH PROGRAMS (6-10 years of age)

*BOX STOCK TAMIYA MINI-4WD BUILD CLASS:  Are you ready to build your first Tamiya Mini-4WD car? With over 40 different parts in the kit, the task might seem daunting. But, with a little help from a Tracks Crew Member, you will have fun building your model car and seeing it zoom around the track in no time! Using a partially assembled kit, a Crew Member will introduce you to the process of building by teaching you how to: follow and read the instruction manual, identify parts of the model, identify proper building tools and how they are used, as well as guiding the assembly and adding the finishing touches.
 
AGE: 8-10 years old (other ages welcome)
COST: $35 
 
REGISTRATION INCLUDES:
     ♦  Your pick of a MS or MA Chassis Mini-4WD vehicle kit to build and keep.
     ♦  Instruction and materials.
     ♦  Two ‘Track Passes’ to come back and run your car (Public Raceway hours only).
     ♦  Box Stock Registration for the Tamiya Mini-4WD Race on April 21st.
 
SPRING BREAK CLASS DATE: Wednesday, March 28th 
TIME: 10:15am-12:15pm
 
REGISTRATION:
Call Tracks at (608) 416-5629 to inquire about Spring Break availablity!   
 
 
*SUPER STOCK TAMIYA BUILD CLASS:  Interested in building a Tamiya Mini-4WD vehicle that can successfully compete in the Super Stock class? JOIN THE CLUB! A Tracks Hobbies crew member will guide you though the build and give you expert tips on tuning and upgrading your vehicle during this 3-week class!  It's all about having fun with friends, while you exploring STEM concepts that help you increase speed and performance. For more information, see details listed under the Tween Program
 
*R/C YOUTH CLUB:  Excited to get in the Raceway with other kids your age? Join us for the R/C Youth Club on Saturday afternoons. During this two-hour time frame, the Raceway is all about you! That's right, no adult drivers allowed (unless they are mentoring)!  Tracks Crew will be available to provide racing tips and technical help as you develop your driving skills.  See the calendar for youth-only times.   
 
 

TWEEN PROGRAMS (10-13 years of age)

*SUPER STOCK TAMIYA BUILD CLASS:  Interested in building a Tamiya Mini-4WD vehicle that can successfully compete in the Super Stock class? JOIN THE CLUB! A Tracks Hobbies crew member will guide you though the build and give you expert tips on tuning and upgrading your vehicle during this 3-day spring break class!  It's all about having fun with friends, while you exploring STEM concepts that help you increase speed and performance.
 
AGE: 9-13 years old
COST: $85 
 
REGISTRATION INCLUDES:
     ♦  Your pick of selected MS or MA Chassis Mini-4WD vehicle kits to build and upgrade throughout the class.
     ♦  An upgrade kit to transform to Super Stock!  Kit includes: FRP plates, mass dampers, and rollers.
     ♦  An allowance to purchase additional upgrade parts to create your personalized Super Stock Vehicle (i.e., motors, plates, bearings, rollers, brakes, etc.).
     ♦  Tamiya Track access for the month, during all Public Raceway hours.
     ♦  Super Stock Registration for the Tracks Tamiya Mini-4WD Race on April 21st.
 
WEEKLY AGENDA:
     DAY 1:  Building your Box Stock Car.  
     DAY 2:  Advanced Upgrading, Tuning & Practicing.
     DAY 3:  Installing your Super Stock Upgrade Kit (FRP plates, mass dampers, and rollers).
 
SPRING BREAK CLASS DATES: March 28th - March 30th (Wednesday-Friday) 
TIME: 10:15am - 12:15pm
 
REGISTRATION:
Call Tracks at (608) 416-5629 to inquire about Spring Break availablity!
 
 
*AMP CAMP:  The AMP CAMP will take new hobbyists through the process of assembling, configuring, and installing the necessary components to create a fully-functioning, hobby-grade, remote control (R/C) AMP MT vehicle. Attendees will explore ‘best practices’ for building, testing, and operating their vehicle in a safe and effective manner. Participants will also be provided expert tips and techniques in maintaining their vehicle to maximize the potential for years of R/C fun and enjoyment.
 
RECOMENDED AGE: 10-14 years old (other ages welcome with Instructor approval)
COST: $275 
 
REGISTRATION INCLUDES:
     ♦  AMP Monster Truck (MT) Kit
     ♦  Instruction and materials
     ♦ AMP Camp T-Shirt
 
INSTRUCTIONAL TOPICS:
     ♦  Building the Steering Electronics
     ♦  Building the Front Suspension
     ♦  Building the Front Steering
     ♦  Building the Rear Suspension
     ♦  Building the Drivetrain 
     ♦  Finishing the Suspension
     ♦  Building the Chassis Attachments
     ♦  Building the Power Electronics
     ♦  Building the Rear Suspension
     ♦  Finishing the Kit
     ♦  Finishing the Body Shell
     ♦  Configuring the Remote Control (R/C) System
     ♦  Testing the R/C Vehicle Operation
 
COURSE REQUIREMENTS:
Participants must be able to attend all Class Sessions. In the event of an unexpected absence, participants are encouraged to complete the missed assignments prior to attending the next Class. Although participants will be required to complete missed tasks independently, Tracks Crew will provide in-house assistance as needed.
 
CLASS DATES (4 Sessions):  Spring Dates TBD
TIME: TBD
 
REGISTRATION:
Call Tracks at (608) 416-5629 to reserve your AMP MT vehicle and ask about the next class!  
 
 
*R/C YOUTH CLUB:  Excited to get in the Raceway with other kids your age? Join us for the R/C Youth Club on Saturday afternoons. During this two-hour time frame, the Raceway is all about you! That's right, no adult drivers allowed (unless they are mentoring)!  Tracks Crew will be available to provide racing tips and technical help as you develop your driving skills.  See the calendar for youth-only times.   
 
 

TEEN PROGRAMS (13-17 years of age)

*AMP CAMP:  The AMP CAMP will take new hobbyists through the process of assembling, configuring, and installing the necessary components to create a fully-functioning, hobby-grade, remote control (R/C) AMP MT vehicle. Attendees will explore ‘best practices’ for building, testing, and operating their vehicle in a safe and effective manner. Participants will also be provided expert tips and techniques in maintaining their vehicle to maximize the potential for years of R/C fun and enjoyment.  For more information, see details listed under the Tween Program

 *R/C YOUTH CLUB:  Excited to get in the Raceway with other kids your age? Join us for the R/C Youth Club on Saturday afternoons. During this two-hour time frame, the Raceway is all about you! That's right, no adult drivers allowed (unless they are mentoring)!  Tracks Crew will be available to provide racing tips and technical help as you develop your driving skills.  See the calendar for youth-only times.   

FREE WORKSHOPS (All Ages)

*R/C CARS & TRUCKS - GETTING STARTED:  If you just purchased your first hobby-grade R/C Car or Truck and would like to learn more about the basics (i.e., binding, charging batteries, etc.), we invite you to join us for the next Getting Started workshop.  
DATE: TBD
TIME:  TBD