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!
Chicago held it’s 1st Annual Regional Charity PC Race on December 8, 2012 at the Hoffman Estates, IL TigerDirect.com Retail Store. This event was complete with 5 tables full of racers ready to win the trip to Las Vegas as the “top builder” of the day. The first race resulted in our winner, however 2nd place had to be determined by a build-off due to close times and penalties for not completing certain tasks. The build-off of the 2 people for 2nd place resulted in a time better than our 1st place winner!
The winners of the Chicago Regional PC Race were:
1st Place: Ramsin Gabriel (with a time of 6:14)
2nd Place: Bryan Gorski (with a time of 6:05*)
*2nd place time was during a “build off” to break a 2nd place tie.
Delaware held it’s 1st Annual Regional Charity PC Race on December 1, 2012 at the Christiana, DE CompUSA/TigerDirect.com Retail Store. The event had a total of seventeen racers ready for the event, held in the tech bench area of the store.
The winners of the Delaware Regional PC Race were:
1st Place: Damian Muzzi with a time of 4 minutes, 3 seconds (a new all-time record)
2nd Place: Andrew Snyder with a time of 6 minutes, 30 seconds