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My how time flies ....

Posted Nov-03-17 at 2:28 PM By jphadmin

My how time flies ...  Seems like only yesterday I was working on this website, but truthfully it's been awhile.  I've been surfing around here, deleting things, cleaning house so to speak, and adding current inventory items.  

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Park Track Work Party, April 22nd

Posted Mar-30-17 at 9:58 AM By jphadmin

The old saying "what have you done for me lately?" is popping up as the City of SR is wondering what's going on with the Park Track ....

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Help Wanted

Posted Mar-30-17 at 9:45 AM By jphadmin

Sonoma County’s leading Radio Controlled Hobby Shop is seeking applicants for retail sales of radio controlled hobby supplies.

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Park Track Update

Posted Mar-03-17 at 10:05 AM By jphadmin

After the major winter storms, some sunshine is a welcome change!  We know more rain is coming, but so is daylight savings and warmer weather.  The Park Track has grown a nice batch of grass with all the water, but is still seeing some use.  Expect more rc cars and trucks as the sun starts shining more often.
We're needing concrete company's to give bids for the drivers stand.  If you own, work at, or know someone who works at or owns a concrete company, PLEASE let them know we need bids.  We have the info (drawings) at the hobby shop, so anyone can stop by and take a look.  Bids need to happen asap.
Work parties should be starting up again soon.  Please keep an eye on Facebook and the Sonoma County RC Offroad group.  Listings of work party days and basic needs of the track are usually posted there for all to see.

RC Boating Returns to Rohnert Park

Posted Sep-23-15 at 3:51 PM By jphadmin

Looks like RC Boating is making a comeback in Sonoma County, with Roberts Lake in Rohnert Park again seeing RC Boating action.

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Park Track Update

Posted Aug-14-15 at 10:40 AM By jphadmin

Park Track Update #1: After almost a year and quite a few meetings, the City of Santa Rosa Park and Rec. Dept has amended the master plan for A Place to Play park

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2015 US Drone Racing Nationals

Posted Jul-18-15 at 5:19 PM By jphadmin

Held as part of the 2015 State Fair, the US Drone Racing Nationals was a major event in Quad racing. Everyone who is someone in the Quad racing world was on hand, including internet/youtube/rc forum stars, drone MFG's, and many tv stations and film crews.

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City Council and RC

Posted Jul-08-15 at 6:48 PM By jphadmin

The fact that the Council Members didn’t have much of an idea of Radio Controlled Car basics. Things like who drives them, who enjoys the hobby, this almost shot down the RC Track.

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Posted Jul-01-15 at 5:37 PM By jphadmin

So, PLEASE hit the like button every now and then. Reply to a post occasionally. Give JPH a positive review or post your latest project to our page. All these will help us stay in touch with you!

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FaceBook with us!

Posted Dec-08-13 at 2:40 PM By jphadmin

To stay in the loop, PLEASE search us out on Facebook.  We post there daily!

Happy Holidays ...

Posted Nov-26-12 at 4:25 PM By jphadmin

Happy Holidays everyone!

Axial price drop

Posted Aug-24-12 at 12:21 PM By jphadmin

Axial Exo Buggy Kits are now $199.99!!

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June Events

Posted May-29-12 at 11:58 AM By jphadmin

R/C Events in and around Sonoma County.
May 28th:  The Wine Country Flyers will be hosting another "Float Fly" at Sal Lake in Healdsburg.  More info can be found at www.wcflyers.com
June 2nd:  Night Flying with the Wine Country Flyers.  This is a first time event for the WCF Club.  More info can be found at www.wcflyers.com
June 3rd:  The Ground Pounders R/C Car Club is hosting racing at the Les Schwab Tire in Windsor.  13.5 Oval and 360 Sprint Car are the feature classes (racing for trophies).  www.thegroundpounders.com
June 9th & 10th:  It's the 36th annual Dan Sullivan Scale Contest with the Prop Busters Club in Ukiah.
June 9th:  Ever been to a "Show-N-Shine" for R/C Scale Rock Crawlers?  Well, JPH is hosting another "Scalers on Display".  Saturday evening, 3 to 5pm, at the hobby shop.  Bring your rigs down and show them off, free to enter, winner of the "Peoples Choice" award gets a $25.00 JPH Gift Card!   www.jphracing.com
June 10th:  Scaler Comp at Flat Rock.  Scale Rock Crawlers Get-Together-N-Comp style event, and spectators are welcome to join in the fun.

June 9th & 10th:  It's Peggy Sue's Hotrod weekend in Santa Rosa!  After the Scaler's on Display, we're heading downtown Santa Rosa to watch the Cruise Night!  Come join us!  http://www.peggysuescruise.com
June 16th and 17th:  Hot Air Balloon Festival (one of the coolest events to check out in Sonoma County!)  http://www.schabc.org
June 16th:  HobbyTown in Petaluma is hosting r/c car racing.
June 17th:  It's Father's Day!  (JPH Gift Cards make the perfect gift!)
June 17th:  It's time for Pylon Racing with the Wine Country Flyers!  More info can be found at www.wcflyers.com
June 23rd & 24th:  1/5th scale racing at the 101 Track and Club in Petaluma.
Wow!  That's a busy month of R/C Goodness!!  Please spread the word about (and be sure to attend) the R/C Events!!

February 2012

Posted Feb-24-12 at 6:15 PM By jphadmin

A lot of r/c events happening soon.  Indoor Flying on March 2nd.  Also in MArch, the GP Club starts racing, the WCF Club starts racing ....  Keep an eye on the calander.

This winter has been great for R/C, hope you are enjoying it!

Added new Berg and MadDog RC Light Bars to the website. 

January, 2012

Posted Jan-11-12 at 10:24 AM By jphadmin

Things are starting to calm down after the Holiday storm.  I hope everyone really enjoyed the breaks from
work and the Holiday fun!  The weather has been awesome, so driving and flying are now winter options for things to do.

January has a few r/c things going on ...
January 15th:  1/5th scale racing at the 101 Offroad Track.  Bring out your Christmas present and give it a run!  Should be a great turnout of 2wd and 4wd 1/5th gas buggies and trucks.
January 13-15th:  The Epic Freeze race at B.R.P. in Lakeport.  The first big off-road race of 2012!
January 21st:  The NBRCC Crawler Club has a comp set at Lake Folsom.  Stop by the Beeks Bight location to watch or compete.
January 22nd:  Speed Run time!  Expect to see 100mph cars doing their thing.  Part of Regional Parkway (off Airport Blvd.) will be blocked off for the event.  Hope to see a bunch of you out there!
Around the shop:
Well, we've been busy rearranging things, cleaning up from the Holidays.  The Heli section has been straightened out and we've added some Align parts!    Edge Blades are in stock for most Helis.  KBDD Blades and a few other Micro Heli parts are here for the MCPX.  Stop bye and take a look and let us know what else you would like to see added.
We've also straightened the Airplane section ...  We've added some new Planes like the E-Flite Shoestring, a new YAK from 3D Hobby Shop, the Scimitar from Parkzone, and more.  Spektrum radios are in stock, DX6i, DX7s, and DX8, plus receivers, servo extensions, etc ...
On the car side of things ...  The new Losi 1/5th scale is awesome!  We've got Axial's Wraith kits, and expect the new EXO later this month.  Losi RTR Mini Sprints are still on sale at $99.99.  In general, parts for all brands are stocked up and looking good.  Racing season is right around the corner, almost time to start getting ready!
We would like to thank everyone for their support in 2011.  We hope that 2012 is even better as we continue to bring in new and exiting products, continue to excel at customer service, and just work hard at helping you all enjoy your r/c experience.
Jake's Performance Hobbies
6650 Commerce Blvd. #21
Rohnert Park, CA  94928

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Posted Dec-08-11 at 6:44 PM By jphadmin

MCPX BNF's are been sold at $119.99, while supplies last!


December 2011

Posted Dec-02-11 at 8:52 AM By jphadmin

The holidays are quickly approaching!  Please keep Jake's Performance Hobbies in mind and tell your family and friends that we are the palce to get the presents you want.  JPH Gift Cards are a GREAT and EASY way to get / give that perfect gift!


Posted Sep-29-11 at 3:31 PM By jphadmin

What's going on in our area in October?

October 2nd:  The Ground Pounder Club will be hosting an R/C Race in Rohnert Park.  The location will be the Driven Raceway parking lot.  (The race is this Sunday.)  Asphalt oval and road course racing, for electric and nitro.  Featured Classes are Foam Tire F1 and 17.5 Oval (with a 125 lap main event!)
October 9th:  Another Side Street Speed Meet will be held in Santa Rosa.  Come out and see how fast your r/c car can go!  During the last Speed Meet, cars were hitting the mid 90's and even 100mph! 
October 9th:  The 101 Off-road R/C Track and Club will be hosting races for 1/10 and 1/8 scale (nitro and electric).
October 15th:  Hobbytown Petaluma will be hosting a parking lot race.  Electric and Nitro.
October 16th:  The Wine Country Flyers will be hosting Pylon Racing.  Only two more events for the 2011 season and both classes have ties for 1st place!  Spectators are free and welcome.  Come up and enjoy some air racing.
October 23rd:  The 101 Off-road R/C Track and Club will be hosting races for 1/5 scale(buggy and truck).
October 29th:  The Ground Pounder Club will be hosting their annual Halloween R/C Race in Santa Rosa!  The location will be Water Agency parking lot.  Asphalt oval and road course racing, for electric and nitro.  Featured Class is the Figure 8 Race! 
What's going on around the shop?
With the great flying weather, select R/C airplanes are still on sale.  Don't miss out on the great deals on kits, ARFs and  RTFs from Thunder Tiger (pylon racer P-51s, $69.99 and $89.99!), SebArt (49" Katana S $189.99!), Electrifly (Reactor $79.99!), E-Flite (P-51B  $199.99!), 3D Hobby Shop (47" Extra $139.99, 51" AJ Slick $199.99!) and MORE!!
We're getting in more cool parts for the Axial Wraiths.  STRC has a great line up of goodies that we now have in stock.
Team Losi has announced their new 1/5th scale truck, which will be 4WD!  We're looking forward to getting these, coming soon.


Posted Sep-13-11 at 6:29 PM By jphadmin

What's new around the JPH web?
Check out:  http://www.jphracing.com/Sept_11th__2011_WCF_Pylon_Report.cfm  for a report on the September pylon racing!
I'm sure you have heard about this new social network, FaceBook?  Well, Jake's Performance Hobbies is on there!  We post all kinds of cool (and not so cool) things about local events, new products, things that happen around the shop, etc ....  Search out Jake's Performance Hobbies, or just click here:  https://www.facebook.com/JakesPerformanceHobbies  Please be sure to hit the like button!  This is important if you want to be in the know.
Upcoming Local R/C Events:
September 17th:  The NBRCC Club is coming out swinging for 2011.  This will be their first rock crawler comp of the new series, and it's LOCAL!  Check them out "Under the 101".  http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/showthread.php?t=335506  Show up to watch, show up to run, just show up and support local r/c rock crawling!
September 18th:  Racing with the 101 Off-Road Track and Club.  1/10 and 1/8 scale.  This is your chance electric and nitro guys, get out there and support the track!!

September 20th:  Separate meetings will be held for the Ground Pounder Club and the Wine Country Flyers Club.
September 25th:  Speed Runs in Santa Rosa!  Get those speed demon r/c cars and trucks ready!  Find out how fast your rig really is.
September 25th:  The Larry Frank Scale Fly In at the WC Flyers field.  Lots of cool scale r/c planes will be on hand.
What's new around Jake's Performance Hobbies:
Multiplex Dogfighter airplane kits
Team Losi XXX-SCT Race Rollers
Parkzone Spitfire BNF's and PNP's
Traxxas Lipo Batteries
E-Flite Cessna 150 Aerobat ARF
and more ....

August R/C Events

Posted Aug-04-11 at 5:22 PM By jphadmin

R/C Schedule for August,
courtesy of Jake's Performance Hobbies

Spread the word and get ready for a busy month of R/C'ing!
August 6th:  1/5th scale Off-road racing in Petaluma
August 7th:  Ground Pounder Race at Les Schwab in Windsor
August 13th:  Liberty Fliers Swap meet at the H.T. in Petaluma
August 14th: Wine Country Flyers Pylon Racing.
August 14th:  R/C Drags at Sears Point
August 16th:  Ground Pounder Club meeting.
August 20th:  R/C Racing at the H.T. in Petaluma
August 20-21st:  1:1 Airshow in Santa Rosa
August 27th:  R/C Formula Off-Road at Salmon Creek
Every Wednesday evening, is for rock crawlers!  6:30pm Under the 101 is for comp practice.  7:30 till late is for the scalers at Flat Rock.  Everyone is welcome, come join the fun!
Mark down these dates:
Sept 11th:  GP Club Race
Sept 18th:  Pylon Racing
Sept 25th:  Speed Runs

July 2011

Posted Jun-28-11 at 11:10 AM By jphadmin

Upcoming R/C Events for July:  (And there's A LOT going on!)
July 4th:  "Fourth of July Float Fly"  hosted by the Wine Country Flyers at Sal Lake in Healdsburg.   www.wcflyers.com
July 9th:  R/C Swap Meet hosted by the Wine Country Flyers at the Veterans Building parking lot, Santa Rosa.   www.wcflyers.com
July 10th:  R/C Car racing hosted by the Ground Pounder Club in the parking lot of Driven Raceway (indoor kart track) in Rohnert Park.  JPH will be at the event, hope to see you there!   www.thegroundpounders.com
July 16th:  R/C Car Racing hosted by the Hobbytown of Petaluma in their parking lot.
July 17th:  Pylon Racing hosted by the Wine Country Flyers at their club field in Healdsburg.   www.wcflyers.com  JPH will be at the event, hope to see you there!
July 17th:  "Flying Circus Fun Fly" hosted by the Liberty Flyers at their club field in Petaluma.   www.libertyflyers.org
July 24th:  "Side Street Speed Meet" hosted by the ISC, Santa Rosa.  www.rc-isc.com  This is a chance to see how fast your r/c car can go!  JPH will be at the event, hope to see you there!
News at Jake's Performance Hobbies:
E-Flite UMX Sbach 342--Now in Stock!
E-Flite Blade 450 Helicopters (BNF and RTF)--Now in Stock!
Axial Wriaths--Next shipment early July!
DX6i's are Back in Stock!
Parkzone F27Q Strykers are Now in Stock!
Jake's Birthday is July 2nd, stop in and say hello!
Jake's Performance Hobbies will be closed on July 4th.  Have a safe and fun weekend!

Jake's Performance Hobbies
6650 Commerce Blvd. #21
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Join us on FaceBook: www.facebook.com/JakesPerformanceHobbies




Posted Jun-11-11 at 11:56 AM By jphadmin

R/C Events:
WCF Pylon Racing this Sunday, June 12th.  Yes, that's TOMORROW!  The Wine Country Flyers are hosting the next round in their 2011 Series, starting at 10 Am on June 12th.  The race is not on the usual 3rd Sunday of the month, so please spread the word.  JPH will be out at the event, hope to see you there!  
A report and photos from the May race is located here:  http://www.jphracing.com/May_22nd__2011__WCF_Pylon_Races.cfm
June 19th is the annual Learn to Fly Day with the Wine Country Flyers ....  If you've ever wanted to learn how to fly r/c airplanes, swing by the club field and they will teach you the basics and let you fly an r/c plane!   www.wcflyers.com
Father's Day is fast approaching.  Jake's Performance Hobbies would like to remind everyone that JPH Gift Cards make the perfect Father's Day gift!  Easy to get, easy to use, they are the easy answer to show appreciation to your Dad or for your family to show appreciation for you!
HobbyTown is hosting an R/C Car race on June 18th.  Stop bye and check it out!
The Speed Runs planned for June 12th have been rescheduled to later in July.  More info coming soon.
The Ground Pounder Race will be held on July 10th.  More info coming soon.
New at the shop:
Losi XXX-SCB:  Starting a new trend. Losi brings out the Short Course Buggies!
Hanger 9 Corsair:  50 size nitro or electric.  It's a beauty!
Another batch of Alfa Models due in next week.  Pylon racers get ready!
Traxxas launches an officially licensed Kyle Busch Truck.  Very cool.


Posted May-17-11 at 10:39 AM By jphadmin


Indoor Fly #4 is this Saturday evening, 6pm to 9pm, May 21st!

Started a new article series, on the Traxxas 4x4 Slash.  Follow along as hop-ups are added.  http://www.jphracing.com/JPH_Traxxas_4x4_Slash.cfm

End of April

Posted Apr-29-11 at 9:53 AM By jphadmin

Double header weekend, GP Club race and NBRCC Club comp on Sunday, May 1st!  Both in Santa Rosa.

The next Indoor Fly will be May 21st.  Please spread the word.

Misc ....

Posted Apr-08-11 at 9:18 AM By jphadmin

April 9th is the next Indoor FLy at UofS in Rohnert Park.

Lot's of new r/c goodies in stock (but not yet on the website):  3D Hobby Shop kits, Balsa rack, Ultracote coverings, DX3R Pro radio, Novak Crawler Motors, Hacker Motors, Thunder Power 65C batteries (at awesome prices!), all this and more!