Originally Posted by santinuchi
What that says to me is that you have a core group of guys that have pretty equal tuning and driving skills.....now with those things aside what else is there for you? what would make you go to a track that is foreign to you and keep you going back competition aside because ultimately there is more that just the competition in my mind.....when it comes to supporting places aside from your own.....what i'm trying to get out of this conversation is tips, advice and so on that would help the hobby as a whole.....
Yeah I am lucky like that, we have 5-9 guys that can show up on any given day and be SUPER FAST. But we are lucky if we get all of us at the track at the same time.... This track has a small following, but the "Core" group of guys there are ALL GREAT. I know some of us have given things away to the "new" guy that shows up and doesn't have the things he needs.. Batteries, motors, dischargers, tires you name it it has prob. been given away. LOL
I have seen some of the guys actually take the new racers car home for the week and Completely rebuild it for them, because they had it so far out of whack or that something on the car just needed some TLC.
Well I travel ALOT for RC. So here is what I look for when I go somewhere "NEW" in no particular order:
How does the facility look, is it taken care of!
Is the the track area clean and well laid out.
Is the track well lit, are there poles in the way on the driverstand (so that you have ONE spot you can see from and 9 others you are looking around a pole)
Are the Pits clean.
Is the Hobby shop well stocked.
Are the races ran well.
When they say 10 min. breaks is it 10 mins or 30 mins.
Does the race director actually call races or just sit there and say go and Done!
Are the racers friendly. Can you ask them for advice, can you joke with them. This Makes the day alot more enjoyable.
Are the locals friendly on the track? They maybe nice in the pits, but on the track not so much. I would not travel to far if the racing wasn't all that clean....
Is there competiton there, I wouldn't drive 1-3 hrs if the competiton wasn't there.
Does the track owner actually LISTEN to the racers!!!!
These are just a few of the things "I" look for when going to a new place.