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Old 05-19-2017, 08:12 AM   #10546
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The host track does not have any 25.5 TC competitors. None. Their biggest (only) classes are 17.5 TC and USVTA.
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ROAR takes most of its input from the host track. So if the host track says there's more interest in 25.5 than VTA, then that's what they're gonna run.

If you wanna run VTA, then you have to promote VTA.
The Professor, NutDriver, and I all race at the host track. We ALL race USVTA every time we're there. I even bring a loaner USVTA car every time for anyone who wants to try or race USVTA.

There has NEVER been a 25.5TC on this track. Like NutDriver said, the main classes there are 17.5TC and USVTA.

So this decision was not made with the local racers in mind.

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And speaking of promoting USVTA, I've found the loaner car is a GREAT way to get people into the class, or on-road in general.

Most of us have an old TC chassis gathering dust in the closet. Put a 25.5 motor in it, grab an 'old obsolete' 5000 mAh pack, and slap on a beat up body on it and some used tires. That's what I've done with my TC4. Novak 25.5, Novak club ESC (or any cheap ESC), some 'tired' SMC 5000 mah packs that are a couple of years old and my used VTA bodies and tires. I picked up an Futaba 3PM radio & Rx for less than $70 on Ebay to complete the package.

I provide the car, radio, and transponder, all they have to do is pay the entry fees and for any crash damage. Which hasn't been much, the TC4 is a TANK! In the last couple of seasons of doing this, we've had quite a few people try it and then become USVTA racers (or at least bought an on-road car).

I enjoy giving back and promoting the class!!

Also, I use this car as my outdoor asphalt car, and surprisingly it still is competitive, with TQ's and wins at our local outdoor track. So it does double duty.

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He77 Yeah!!!.....VTA RULES!!!!!!!!


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25.5TC is being ran instead of USVTA at the ROAR region 3 race here in South Carolina in September. I know region 3 may be large, but I don't know of any tracks in the Carolinas, Georgia, or Tennessee that run 25.5TC.

If ROAR was really about the racers, you'd think they would run a class that was already in place for most drivers instead of creating a class that doesn't really exist in the region.
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The host track does not have any 25.5 TC competitors. None. Their biggest (only) classes are 17.5 TC and USVTA.
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The Professor, NutDriver, and I all race at the host track. We ALL race USVTA every time we're there. I even bring a loaner USVTA car every time for anyone who wants to try or race USVTA.

There has NEVER been a 25.5TC on this track. Like NutDriver said, the main classes there are 17.5TC and USVTA.

So this decision was not made with the local racers in mind.

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Wait a minute! This is a regional race. Since when does ROAR decide what classes are run at a Regional? Last time I looked, 25.5 TC isn't a ROAR class.

You guys have every right to be .

What does the track owner have to say.
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Let's see if I can be politically correct for a moment....
The track owner is a laissez faire type. I believe that there is another source influencing this. (Returning stopper to my pie hole).
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Old 05-19-2017, 03:30 PM   #10552
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Typically, a host track can determine what classes it wants to run at a ROAR race. Races like nationals require certain classes (e.g. Mod sedan in a worlds qualifier year) but there is leeway for local decisions on classes.
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At carpet nats this year in my we had pro ten and f1 but 1 person signed up for pro10 and 2 for f1.
Locally there isn't a big crowd for either but f1 has picked up and grown by 2 heats in less than 2 months
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Old 05-21-2017, 08:49 PM   #10554
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some new motors have made the list

Spec 25.5 Motors
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Old 05-25-2017, 03:07 PM   #10555
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hey guys...here are some USVTA races coming up....

https://www.facebook.com/summitrcraceway/
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Final On-Road Race
Saturday June 17th
doors open at 9am, Racing at 1pm
$15 unlimited classes



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Saturday 07/01/17 Practice 8am till 10am
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Well, it happened.

And even earlier than I thought. Most of the local racers are already starting g to convert their cars to 25.5 TC for the ROAR race in SEPTEMBER. And I don t mean just the USVTA guys. I'm mean the couple hot shots that podium every race 17.5 guys. Because they are scared of sponsored guys showing up. So now they decide to sandbag the slower class too.

Thanks ROAR for effectively killing two classes simultaneously at one track.
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it will be okay...keep your VTA guys united and continue to race. If the ROAR event has decided to take in that 25.5 TC class over VTA, I would contact the ROAR officials and local track owner that you guys have a strong VTA following and would like to keep it that way
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what race in September?
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what race in September?
Roar region 3 race, of course I don't believe that for a second that 25.5 TC there has or will ruin USVTA I've raced there too and so do some friends of mine. I'll be back down there after I get my new stuff together, as long as the VTA group is loyal to the class one race or the buildup to it won't destroy anything. I'm lucky I'll race any of the TC classes against whoever hotshoe or otherwise, why, because my goal is to one of those guys, so......
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well here is what I think...if you in Reg 3?...and you race VTA GT or F1, and even 17.5 TC.....September is U.S.VTA month....

if you dont know, the ...(here it comes)....

2017 U.S.VTA+ Southern Nationals in Music City U.S.A. "CATERS" to you.

we offer the most for a $30 entry for any event going....tons of practice, and plenty of fast,slow,and average racers to go head to head with...not to mention you will have more fun in 4 days than you can imagine....racers come from all over to come join in the fun...and if the ROAR race is flipping on VTA, come race where you are wanted....

The 2017 U.S.VTA+ Southern Nationals in Music City U.S.A.
September 21-24th weekend @ Thunder RC Raceway's Super Ultra High Grip CRC Black carpet


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