Congress of Gamers. CoG is a fun little convention near where I live. I went last year for the first time and brought CFR then too.
The CFR race will be at 10:30 AM Saturday September 24th. CoG is a great deal if you pre-register you can go both days for $20. Kids 16 or under are just $5.
I'll be bringing the big 1/64th scale tracks. We'll use the core rules, and the race will qualify for driver rankings, BUT very rookie friendly. Get there a little before 10:30 and I'll teach you to play. Sit near me during the race and I'll help you out during the race as well.