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Bots @ Bristol V5RC Signature Event @ Bristol Motor Speedway

High School

7-Feb-2025 - 8-Feb-2025 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
VEXNet Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
18-Oct-2024 12:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
1-Nov-2024 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
24-Jan-2025 12:00 EST
Payment Deadline
2-Feb-2024 18:00 EST

A maximum of 50% of team registrations can be from any one event region

Region Maximum % # Spots Allowed # Spots Remaining
Tennessee 50% 42 42
This event is closed to registration because:
  • Registration opens at a future date.

General Info

Bots at Bristol will be held at the Bristol Motor Speedway home of the Fastest Half Mile. Eighty four teams will compete at the last great colossuem for a spot at the VEX Robotics World Championship in Dallas, TX. Will your team be one of the final gladiators standing? 


151 Speedway Blvd, Bristol, TN 37620

We will contact you closer to the event with more details including directions, facility maps, times, and food ordering information. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please email [email protected]. Participants will be required to submit the Participant Release Form through


All competition fields will be raised.


In person physical journals will be required at this event. 

All interviews will be in person. 

Event Shirts:

Event shirts will be available for PRE- ORDER ONLY!! Orders must be received by 01-22-2024. We prefer bulk orders with one payment if at all possible. Please use this link to preorder shirts.


Lunch options will be available the day of the event. 

We're looking forward to a great tournament!

Event flier:

Live Stream:

Day One: 

Day Two: 




Grade Level: High School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 7-Feb-2025 - 8-Feb-2025

Bristol Motor Speedway
151 Speedway Boulevard
Bristol, Tennessee 37620
United States

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High School 84 teams

Friday 02-07-2025


  • Doors open at 8:00AM

  • Inspection 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Lunch 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    • Switch skills to high school during lunch 

  • Skills 12:00 PM - End of quals day two

  • Judging 

    • Notebooks begin being scored once final deliberations are done for middle school 

    • Initial interviews begin finals and awards for middle school

  • Opening Ceremony 3:30PM - 3:45PM

  • Drivers Meeting 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

  • Quals 4:30 PM - 6:30PM

    • Skills line closes at 6:00PM


Saturday 02-08-2025

  • Doors open 7:30AM

  • Quals 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Rotate skills refs for lunch starting at 11:30 - 1:30 ~ run two refs instead of 4 during this time

  • Judging will begin @ 8:30 AM and continue throughout the day

  • Skills open 8:00 AM until last match played

    • Rotate skills refs for lunch starting at 11:30 - 1:30 ~ run two refs instead of 4 during this time

    • Judging will begin @ 8:30 AM and continue throughout the day

  • Lunch 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    • Judges eat from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Quals 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Alliance Selection 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

  • Finals 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM 

  • Awards 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Volunteers are needed to host this signature event. If you are interested in filling a role please sign up using this link:

Order Volunteer Shirts using this link:


Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

In the event of bad weather, updates will be made by email.

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event: 

Refunds will only be made if the event is cancelled by the Event Partner (Margaret Trent). Refunds will not include the $5 processing fee assessed by Robot Events for processing.

If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event then chooses to withdraw or not attend:

Registrations will not be refunded for teams that register but choose not to come.  Registrations will not be refunded once the event closes on Robot Events.


Day One:

Day Two:

Judging Format

All In-Person Judging - The Team Interviews and Engineering Notebooks will be judged in-person the day of the event. Teams should bring a physical copy of their notebook to submit to the judges.



Teams who have not paid by the payment deadline of February 2, 2025 will be moved to the waitlist.

No refunds will be provided to payments already processed.


Signature Event Early Bird Policy

  • All Signature Events will have a specific Early Bird Registration that is independent of all local/regional Early Bird systems
    • Each team starts the season with three (3) opportunities to register during the Signature Event Early-Bird period
      • An opportunity is taken away each time the team registers for a Signature Event, whether during the Signature Event Early-Bird period or Standard period
      • A Signature Event Early-Bird opportunity is not taken away if a team registers for a tournament hosted by their school or organization (where the team’s coach is the Event Partner)
    • Early Bird Registration will open 16 weeks before the event at 12:00PM EST
      • Note: Modifications to this may be made for events in August and September
    • Standard Registration will open 14 weeks before the event at 12:00PM EST
    • An Event Partner may register their own teams to their Signature Event during Signature Event Early Bird Registration no matter how many other Signature Events they are already registered for  
      • The Event Partner must be the Primary Contact for the teams they are registering