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Old 03-11-2017, 01:52 PM   #856
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Does anyone know what tires the sprint cars are running?
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Old 03-15-2017, 07:44 AM   #858
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in 17.5 late model blockades and holeshots in M4 compound. on rare occasions i have seen calibers (discontinued) and bowties M3. fronts most everyone runs ribs

i have seen the mod sprints run the same and at times web type rear tires. believe the 13.5 dirt mod oval with those screw bolt together bodies run the same as late model class.

there is a oval racer (all classes) that works/assists at hobbytown named steve, tonight is a race night there, and adam...owner of HT also races all three classes of oval there. if you call ask for them. oval is mostly a saturday run class
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Thank you for the info
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Over the weekend I had my first run on the astroturf at hobbytown Tucson and even though I made every mistake I could think of and then some, I approve of the turf. The cars all made grip, put power down, and for the drivers who had it all figured out it looked like a good time. The tuning of the cars is about finding speed instead of control, and they did enforce weight limits like they said they would. I think it was a great idea.
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WAS THERE AS WELL, WAS NICE TO SEE A QUICK TECH THEY DID NOT MAKE IT TAKE LONG AT ALL. TRACTION IS GREAT AS WELL I HAVE ENJOYED ALL MY TRIPS UP THERE SO FAR.
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Tech checks are not full blown, they go fast and are random. they may do a blinky check one heat, and weight check on another. minimal delay and smooth. on a track meeting weeks back they mentioned also checking ESCs with program boxes if needed, and only using ROAR listed ESCs. if you have a programmable ESC that is ROAR approved, but not commonly used at this track, i would recommend bringing your program box
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Old 04-01-2017, 10:52 PM   #863
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track layout was changed, adding about 4-5 sec per lap
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I read on facebook the layout has been changed again
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that's the nice thing about the astro, track can be changed around fast.
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new rules are now being used for Lipo/Lihv batteries at Hobbytown, batteries especially for spec classes are random teched prior to heats/mains. 8.44v is the maximum allowed. just like racers a year ago (prior to Lihv) charged certain brand Lipo's along with certain brand chargers to 8.7v (4.35v per cell), recently from what i understand some racers have figured out or been messing with Lihv's charged to 9-10v.

new track layout was done tuesday
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Jason at HT has been doing polling on the interest of racers willing to run 1/12 scales on asphalt. not sure what is being planned? if you are interested in doing this or, maybe TC do a shout out via here, FB, or when you drop by HT
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1/12TH always interests me.
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I love 12th scale
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flashback....years back, CH had ozite carpet for onroad, in 2005 at HT racers slowly spooled up to run 1/12, initially it was ran 5 min quals and 6 min mains. there was no battery war, racers were able to take two offroad packs and make three 1/12 packs with ease and everyone agreed 27T stock. Adam did say once we had 8+ drivers we would run the main 8 min (A-main only, quals still 5 min). HT actually reached 12-16 drivers in the class at the high point. some CH racers did not want to run their cars on asphalt which i fully understand myself as i built a second car for HT. cars ran at HT would not really be competitive on the ozite, along with at CH 1/12 was mod, and batteries were important at that time. so their were two groups in tucson at the time with separate levels of equipment

to now....see my previous post, i mentioned to jason, there are still serious 1/12 racers in area, i see them posting on rctech, planning trips to run in california. i brought up some of the above. i told him i have old t-bar cars i could run, not sure what others have.

we also talked options, i recommended stock 17.5 since everyone has them. but i also recommended this based on past, and various threads on what some other tracks are doing: 2 cell packs which would allow current onroad drivers a easier way into the class by using 2S packs and ESCs they already have in there cars along with a 25.5 motor possibly everyone using the same one like Hobbywing XERUN Justock 3650SD G2 Sensored Brushless Motor (25.5T) which are around $52. which could also be used in the VTA TC or F1 class should they get going. this i know may not set well with some, but a $52 motor and obtaining a 1/12th imo is cheaper than buying a 1S esc, 1S pack, and a 1/12th car. imo runtime would not be a issue either way, HT ran our 17.5 2wd buggy main on astro weeks back 12 minutes, i ran a 3900 pack (2S pack same size as a 1S) with a 1514g car, completed and cleared the jumps the entire race.
don't flame me, nothing has happened yet, and still may not or maybe? open to anything 1/12 myself no matter what is decided

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