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Old 09-28-2006, 09:20 AM   #931
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I have to say how great it was that Ralph and RC America put up 2 car kits for those two winners. That was awesome of you guys.
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Old 09-28-2006, 09:44 AM   #932
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Old 09-28-2006, 10:35 AM   #933
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Wow, what a race!!! Thanks to Scotty, Boomer, all the tech guys, and everyone at the hobby shop for putting on such a great event. Hands down this is the best event i've been to in my 16 years of racing. I've never been to event with that many heats where the schedule was always accurate to the minute. The goodie bags and raffle were a nice bonus, and the awards were AWESOME.

Sure the days were long, but that just gives you tons of time to work on your stuff without missing any of the fast guys' runs. The grip felt fine to me, but I haven't been to many big carpet races, so i've never experianced black groove racing. The A/C and dry air could have been the cause of that, which would explain why my motor freezer never frosted over.

Thanks to everyone who helped me out this weekend, Bruce, OD, Reuben, Bill, Juan, John, Steve, Jim, and a HUGE thanks to EA for the mad rip in the 12th scale car.

Did anyone else get sick from the buffet? Some of the stuff there looked a bit undercooked, and I wasn't feeling too well afterwards.

All in all this race would be a bargin at twice the price, and I can't wait until next year.

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Old 09-28-2006, 10:46 AM   #934
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I felt like Hell after the buffet one day and my wife and brother in law got really sick after eating at Don Vito's. She said it was great food but something got to them both.
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Old 09-28-2006, 11:30 AM   #935
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Old 09-28-2006, 11:42 AM   #936
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I felt like Hell after the buffet one day and my wife and brother in law got really sick after eating at Don Vito's. She said it was great food but something got to them both.
I was sick most of the week after dinning at the buffet Tuesday night but... most of the guys in that where in my group ate the same things I did and they did not get sick. It cleared up by Thursday and then I drank some tap water and it started all over again. By the way, I drank a lot of tap water on Wednesday. Just now getting back to normal. A lot of times, even though the water is safe and treated, there are enough micro organisms in the water that your system is not used to that can cause dysentery. Next year, only bottled water for me.

With that being said, the race was again, outstanding. Scotty, Boomer et al, your commitment to the racers and putting on the greatest show on earth are unparalleled. Regardless of how each of us finish, it is always great fun. I cannot wait until next year!

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Old 09-28-2006, 11:44 AM   #937
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I put in a suggestion for next year, and the race would still be able to hold a large number of entries (maybe somewhere in between last year's numbers and this year).

Split the classes. For example:

The 3 rubber tire classes and 1/12 stock are in Group 1
The 3 foam classes and 1/12 mod are in Group 2

On Wednesday and Friday: Group 1 runs their 2 rounds of practice/qualifying in the morning/early afternoon. Group 2 runs theirs in the late afternoon/evening.

On Thursday and Saturday: Switch. Group 2 in the morning, Group 1 in the evening.

Sunday: mains run as usual.

Now...this isn't going to solve the 'all-day' problem for all drivers. Maybe 1/3 of them will need to be there for both sessions. But for the other 2/3, and ESPECIALLY for those only racing 1 class, they don't have to be at the track all day and can have time to go do other things.

My wife and I had to put aside several things that we wanted to do since I was at the track every day until at least 10 PM. Fortunately, we were able to sneak in a show on Sunday night.
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Old 09-28-2006, 11:45 AM   #938
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The food at the hotel wasn't great. I tried to be careful with what I ordered but the the only two good meals I had were from the steakhouse. The mexican restaurant was terrible. I feel sorry for the guys that tried to survive on buffet and snackbar food for the whole week.
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Old 09-28-2006, 11:54 AM   #939
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I put in a suggestion for next year, and the race would still be able to hold a large number of entries (maybe somewhere in between last year's numbers and this year).

Split the classes. For example:

The 3 rubber tire classes and 1/12 stock are in Group 1
The 3 foam classes and 1/12 mod are in Group 2

On Wednesday and Friday: Group 1 runs their 2 rounds of practice/qualifying in the morning/early afternoon. Group 2 runs theirs in the late afternoon/evening.

On Thursday and Saturday: Switch. Group 2 in the morning, Group 1 in the evening.

Sunday: mains run as usual.

Now...this isn't going to solve the 'all-day' problem for all drivers. Maybe 1/3 of them will need to be there for both sessions. But for the other 2/3, and ESPECIALLY for those only racing 1 class, they don't have to be at the track all day and can have time to go do other things.

My wife and I had to put aside several things that we wanted to do since I was at the track every day until at least 10 PM. Fortunately, we were able to sneak in a show on Sunday night.
Thats not a shabby idea at all-at least it is not thinking to deeply about it.
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Interesting for I thought the food was way better there then at the Stardust last year. I had no issues with any of it this year and felt way better then last year. I was of course battling a cold last year though. The water comment is funny though. I think some of that had to do with how soon your glasses came out of the washer for I could taste a soap taste one time and just water taste another. Buffet's are pretty much just fast food and you can't always expect much from them. I thought the Mexican was ok, not the greatest but I could eat it. Italian was good, only ate there one night. Steak house was so so, I have to agree with Todd Beardmore in that the steak was a litttle on the dry side. The sandwhich shop across the street was pretty good, if you did not mind walking over to get it. Hardly worth takin your car. All in all I had a much better time this year then last, be it racin or the whole food issue. I would go back to the South Coast in a heart beat but can understand the people where it was their first time there and would have liked to have been closer to the other casino's up the strip. I personally and not a gambler so it was of no issue to me. I have also been to LV numerous times as well, so if it is moved next year so be it, but be aware if you go for dinner anywhere up the strip expect a long wait to be seated. That is if you get a late start.
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:02 PM   #941
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well-I can tell you I already miss the beds and pillows from the hotel. No neck/back pain or headaches all week. My wife is already trying to fnd me a pillow that fits my description of the ones at the SC!!
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:06 PM   #942
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Thanks Scotty and Boomer,

well my first international event is in the books and all I can say is that I can't wait till next year. I can't say enough about Scotty and Boomer and all the wonderful things they did for us racers, not to mention how much they made it feel like home. I met alot of nice people over the past week and can't say enough about eveybodys generousity. I would like to espically thank two guys that made life for me at this event easier and more enjoyable. First I like to thank Eric Anderson from EAmotorsports who help me out with my motors all week,with no compliants and lots of help on how to go about gearing my motors. Second was Jeff Brown from Corally as he listen to all problems that I had with my car and was very helpful with all his solutions and suggestions. I'm a big fan of people like Eric and Jeff because its people like this that make the hobby/sport more enjoyable, and if there where more people that helped out as much as they did the hobby would be in a better place then what it already is.

Thanks to everyone again for your help and espically to Scotty and Boomer see you in 07.

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Old 09-28-2006, 12:39 PM   #943
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I would like to say that scotty put on a good race and the scoring was awesome again rc scoring pro is the best along with that doug guy LOL

Its all been pretty much said hotel was good....

days were WAY too long and scotty will fix that for next year. I don't function on a few hours sleep and it showed.

I can say that I'd like to know what happened to the traction this year.

I have had as much bite on an asphalt track as we had this year. There was no groove it was barely visible if at all. I along with many others struggled to find a setup that worked in this condition when we were expecting the bite to come up all week...

there are only a few possibilities. traction compound, carpet, the glue coming through the carpet,or maybe the ventilation/temp.

I really don't think the ventilation or temp had anything to do with it situations weren't that much different at the stardust last year.

The carpet is still CRC so I doubt thats the problem.

I know I will not be back next year right now...

If someone could determine and fix the problem with the traction I might reconsider. I didn't like the gripper last year, but at least bite did come up towards the end. We never had bite this year and I thought maybe it was just a little slower coming up than last year, but it just never happened.

Would Scotty and the guys consider paragon traction action or something else next year? I would like to attend next year, but I'm not wasting my money again I don't get paid to race so it comes out of my pocket and I won't waste my time and money to be miserable I could stay at home for that LOL

Scotty, I know you'll do your best, but do you have anything to add about the traction situation that we may not know or could be fixed for next year

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there are only a few possibilities. traction compound, carpet, the glue coming through the carpet,or maybe the ventilation/temp.

I really don't think the ventilation or temp had anything to do with it situations weren't that much different at the stardust last year.
The big difference is that the track last year was sitting on a thick carpeted floor. Boomer offered up that possibility to me when I asked him about it. Coldness coming from below the track as well as the huge vents above the track could have been drying it out. I honestly don't know.
I am not familiar with the Paragon you mentioned but if if has a smell anywhere close to the Ground Effects you won't see it at IIC. The smell or lack there of is why we used Jack. It was deffinitely a weird situation this year w/o that noticable black groove we had last year. I struggled with it as I am sure all did. I will be back just will have to figure out what to do in a low traction situation if it occurs next year.
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Old 09-28-2006, 01:06 PM   #945
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Great race Scotty! I was very impressed with the time schedule and your ability to stay strictly to it.

My main complaint is the lack of triple A mains. I know this is the norm in the U.S., but feel that to be a truly international event, and set it apart from lesser U.S. races, this should be adopted. The added benefit is that usually the first legs are the first races of the day, so you will likely see more people racing in their lower mains (for spectators' sake) as they will make it a point to be up early.
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