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Old 01-16-2014, 03:14 PM   #5956
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more laps than what you did last Sunday?
uuuhhhuuhhhgggg...YEP!!!

Im looking to be a 4 time Thunder Jam Champion
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Old 01-16-2014, 04:51 PM   #5957
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uuuhhhuuhhhgggg...YEP!!!

Im looking to be a 4 time Thunder Jam Champion

Dont hold your breathe on it sparky.....Im going to make you work for it if you do.
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Old 01-16-2014, 07:14 PM   #5958
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Bring it on "PAINTER"......
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Old 01-17-2014, 01:36 AM   #5959
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Mr.DARKSIDE.. need that cool looking GT body. A couple quick questions if I may, this will fit my Xray T4..right. And what off set rims will I be needing for the 200mm body.

racing VTA but would like to give my buddy - Texas EOS USGT Champ Mr."Amain"Brame a run for his money.

Thank so much for your time
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Old 01-17-2014, 05:31 AM   #5960
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Don't know what temps to look for, but would be looking more for a differential between the fronts/rears. Is one end getting too hot or not hot enough? That's what I'd look for.

Could the fronts be picking up a ton of lint from the track and losing grip after a few minutes?

I would like to see you run the car in practice 'til it starts to push. After it does, park it. Don't change *anything* on the car, but feel free to top off the battery. Go run the car again and does it work well or does it still push? That will be helpful information.

Personally, I think there are other questions to answer before I would make tuning changes. Right now you/we don't understand what is really causing this.
Spot on advice Tommy!
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Old 01-17-2014, 06:24 AM   #5961
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No chance of that this year, I'll be there.
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:12 PM   #5962
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Only a few hours till Thunder Jam VI at Thunder RC Raceway in Nashville, TN....if you are looking for a really good event to get in on some USVTA (or onroad racing) action, this is the place to be Saturday, doors open at 8am....and if Snowbirds is on your mind, this is as close as it gets...

Cya there...

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Any live streaming?

Man this sucks had I not been sick and out of work for 8 days earlier this month I could have pulled off the trip to this event.
Next time.
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Old 01-18-2014, 09:16 AM   #5964
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Any live streaming?

Man this sucks had I not been sick and out of work for 8 days earlier this month I could have pulled off the trip to this event.
Next time.
of course http://live.liverc.com
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Racing is about to start.

There will be a 50 lap race at the end with a 13.0 breakout. No turn marshalls. If you get turned upside down you have to talk another driver into hitting you back over. You end up off the track then you're done! Any car can race, vta, modified, 12th scale all is welcomed!

$50.00 winner takes all!
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What is everyone using for space between cars at the start? When I was in Nashville, the lines were marked on the wall and the gaps were significantly larger than what I was used to. I think this leads to better starts as the field is more spread out when they get to turn one.

I try to bring this up at my home track and people nod in agreement and then when it comes time to start the cars are placed 3' apart, and of course, there is a big pile up in the first corner.

I want them to put at least 8' between cars even if it mean wrapping around a corner. If that's a disadvantage to the people in the back, so be it, qualifying should count for something.

Same goes for USGT where I think the space between rows should be larger and the 2nd, 4th, etc... place cars should be two feet behind the inside row. But that is for a different thread.

I've put this proposal out there on our track forum but I wanted to see what other tracks do.
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Racing is about to start.

There will be a 50 lap race at the end with a 13.0 breakout. No turn marshalls. If you get turned upside down you have to talk another driver into hitting you back over. You end up off the track then you're done! Any car can race, vta, modified, 12th scale all is welcomed!

$50.00 winner takes all!
That sounds like a blast!
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What is everyone using for space between cars at the start?
Locally we haven't caught on to the on-the-wall LeMans-style starts I've seen at other clubs for VTA or GT. We start nose to tail with two walking steps in between. Some marshal's steps are larger than others, obviously, so spacing ranges anywhere from five to eight feet (relatively large asphalt weekly temporary track). When we have our more-organized races (ie. the Texas EOS), spacing is more consistent.

Heard from the driver's stand prior to the start of a VTA main, "Hey tall guy! How tall are you?" (in an effort to find a dude to get the most spacing in between cars)

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There will be a 50 lap race at the end with a 13.0 breakout. No turn marshalls.
That does sound like a blast! I'd much rather do that than race a figure eight free for all.
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What is everyone using for space between cars at the start? When I was in Nashville, the lines were marked on the wall and the gaps were significantly larger than what I was used to. I think this leads to better starts as the field is more spread out when they get to turn one.

I try to bring this up at my home track and people nod in agreement and then when it comes time to start the cars are placed 3' apart, and of course, there is a big pile up in the first corner.

I want them to put at least 8' between cars even if it mean wrapping around a corner. If that's a disadvantage to the people in the back, so be it, qualifying should count for something.

Same goes for USGT where I think the space between rows should be larger and the 2nd, 4th, etc... place cars should be two feet behind the inside row. But that is for a different thread.

I've put this proposal out there on our track forum but I wanted to see what other tracks do.
I have spaces painted at 6' intervals for grid line up whether single file or Lemans. Last week we did something different with the Lemans start and alternated outside pipe for #1 and inside pipe for #2 and so on, something different.
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