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Old 02-04-2013, 12:15 PM   #4036
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:31 PM   #4037
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The run backwards at the 'Birds because the grip stays more consistent between the oval and onroad racing (since they alternate from oval to road during the course of the event). I have also heard that it also helps keep the carpet from wearing out before the event is over.
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The run backwards at the 'Birds because the grip stays more consistent between the oval and onroad racing (since they alternate from oval to road during the course of the event). I have also heard that it also helps keep the carpet from wearing out before the event is over.
Part of USVTA rules
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Let me clarify my post. They currently run ALL road-course races counter-clockwise at the 'Birds. Since oval in the U.S. always runs counter-clockwise due to the design of pan cars, it was easier to have the on-road cars run 'backwards'

Since the USVTA rules do allow the race director to run the mains in reverse, maybe they could have run the race clock-wise.
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Here you go, 2013 snowbirds usvta b main

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Man, that layout looked like fun!

So is everyone way over geared and burning up motors every run or what? No way those guys are running anything close to a 4.0 FDR.
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Man, that layout looked like fun!

So is everyone way over geared and burning up motors every run or what? No way those guys are running anything close to a 4.0 FDR.
I'd bet they are running 3.2-3.6. We around a 3.6 on a 36x80' track. The larger track about 1.5 hours from here, we were running 3.2-3.3.
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Man, that layout looked like fun!

So is everyone way over geared and burning up motors every run or what? No way those guys are running anything close to a 4.0 FDR.
I had 3.89 @ 40 timing, lot of the guys were runing in the 3.3 range with around 30 timing. Motor temps were fine, very little rear or none rear toe ... lots of traction on the track.
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I had a 3.96 at full timing. Could run him down in the corners but he could pull me down the straight big time, best race I've run in a while.
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This is what we do with VTA cars on oval night :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=547UwkAj5Uk
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This is what we do with VTA cars on oval night :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=547UwkAj5Uk
FUN! Do y'all run any weeknights? I'll have to stop out next time I'm in town. Not sure if I'd want to take that marshal position in the donut... I'd get DIZZY!
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That's awesome.
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hey guys dont forget that some nice events are coming up real soon that are all about USVTA racing...make sure you come out and support these and other events that fly the USVTA banner

Mar 2nd Carpet Showdown at One Lug Raceway Albertville AL
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No love for the vta carpet nationals on March 2nd at summit?

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hey guys dont forget that some nice events are coming up real soon that are all about USVTA racing...make sure you come out and support these and other events that fly the USVTA banner

Mar 2nd Carpet Showdown at One Lug Raceway Albertville AL
2013 Carpet Showdown at One Lug Raceway

Mar 9th KING OF THE ROAD at MRCR Mishawaka,Indiana
http://www.hobbytalk.com/bbs1/showthread.php?t=383981

April 12-14th U.S. VTA Scale Nationals Winthop Harbors,IL.."THE NATIONALS"
2013 USVTA Scale Nationals April 12 - 14

June 7-8th Ultimate Trans Am Championship Mike's Hobby Shop Carrollton,TX
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Sept 19-22nd U.S. VTA+ Southern Nationals in Music City, U.S.A. Thunder RC
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I'll be a spectator at the April USVTA race at The Track. Don't currently own a VTA rig but I am working on something, will hopefully know more this weekend on what my budget looks like. Next year I plan on racing in the USVTA Nationals event.
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I'm getting ready to convert my Xray T2 into a VTA car. I'll be racing on a medium sized asphalt track. What spur and pinion would you guys suggest? I had my old HPI pro 4 setup with a 52 pinion and 70 spur. It performs well, I just don't want to break it.
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