Ramsin Gabriel, 1st place winner at the kick-off 2014 Regional Build Your Own PC Race presented by Lenovo at the Hoffman Estates store, shares some tips for those who will compete in this years race series – and he will be competing in Las Vegas for the 2014 National Consumer Finals…
The 2014 Regional Build Your Own PC Race presented by Lenovo kicked off on April 7, 2013 at the Hoffman Estates TigerDirect.com Retail Store for the Chicago Region. 11 racers were present and there were 4 participants from the last race held in the Chicago area.
While record times were not broken at the event, it was a heated race with lots of changes to the build, resulting in extended race times. Once the race was over, penalties were assessed and some even disqualified for breaking components in the system.
Chicago Regional Race Results
- 1st Place: Ramsin Gabriel with a time of 5:42
Charity: National Association for the Deaf ($500 donation)
- 2nd Place: Ben Kirkland with a time of 7:41
Charity: Supply Hope ($250 donation)
- 3rd Place: Bryan Gorski with a time of 8:58
Charity: Salvation Army ($100 donation)
Ramsin Gabriel will be on his way once again to the National Consumer Finals in Las Vegas in January 2014. Congrats to the winners and to all participants who went home with an exclusive limited-edition 2014 Race Series Backpack stuffed full of schwag!
Photos gallery can be viewed here.
Chicago area PC builders! This Sunday is the first Regional Build Your Own PC Race presented by Lenovo at the Hoffman Estates TigerDirect.com Retail Store. 20 racers will battle it out for the opportunity to win a trip to Las Vegas in January 2014 for the National Finals round, while scoring a TigerDirect gift card and matching donation to your charity of choice for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers.
Today the TigerDirect team is busy preparing for the race – putting together exclusive Racer schwag bags complete with the highly sought after TigerDirect t-shirts and other items from contributing sponsors. If you are a Yelper, then you already know tonight is the Yelp Elemental Experience at the Castle Nightclub – and TigerDirect will be on hand with tons of the latest in Windows 8 technology powered by Intel. Their guest list is already full, so I hope you were able to get one of the 2500 spots for tonight’s attendees.
While the signup for racers is full, there are always no-shows – and you can fill their spot by being on hand. Be sure to signup for the “standby list” when you enter the store. Racers must be present by 2:30 in order to secure their racing position, as well as standy-by attendees. The race will start at 3PM and we look forward to seeing you there!