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Old 09-12-2014, 04:40 PM   #346
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The 'Powers that be' would be IFMAR, they are the organisation that specify rules and changes to them. Blame them if you have an issues
Thank you after 30 years you think Markus would know better.
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Old 09-12-2014, 05:32 PM   #347
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+1, this is supposed to be fun, but with almost no hype and more questions then answers, it is getting a bit frustrating.



So what about all of the other 12th scale questions?
  • Is there going to be impound for 12th scale?
  • If so, what about tire cleaning and what is approved to clean tires (as I said, I have never seen anyone clean foam tires with compound like you can do with TC tires)?
  • As others have asked, will there be tweak stations etc?
  • What about having trued tires already?
  • How many sets can be checked in?
  • Can we just get a full run down of what 12th scale tire procedures is going to look like?



So I am not planning on the 25+ sets some are, but what happens if some folks buy that many, and you run out? I would have assumed there would have been some sort of pre-order type process so that you would know how many sets you needed, but it seems like we just show up and hope there are enough...

On a personal note, I am very excited about this event. I am looking forward to meeting and being on the track with the best drivers in the world. Being able to hang out with good people, make new friends, and enjoy driving my toy car. I am disappointed in the lack of hype and communication for what is supposed to be such a big deal. The USVTA Southern Nats is next week (yes I am going) and the thread is 45 pages and growing. This thread is only 23. I know onroad is struggling in the US, but both are onroad races, and just not sure why there is such a low level of excitement for this race.
I will try to answer most but some questions I am awaiting to get more info.
1 impound is in ? For 1/12th all the answers given are still subjective so don't try to hold it accountable until it's official ok (Markus)

2 Cleaning will be a task if tires are going to impounded but cleaning will be allowed similar to how we handled it for touring tires.
It will not be allowed out of the secured area so after you Marshall you would have to hand your tires back to impound.

3 Tweak stations BYO

4 Tyres Trued no rule that I can find but we will have to hear back from Ifmar on that one.

5 Check in Tyres amount can be answered if we go to the direction of tires having to be impounded

Last ? You have all depends on the outlook on what Ifmar amends to be the new adopted rule that will take place

I am hopefull to get some answers cleared when the response is given from Ifmar
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Old 09-12-2014, 05:37 PM   #348
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Hi Matt!
I certainly know who has the power....this was meant sarcastic...as I put into question how the power is used

Why always without drivers and in most of the times against drivers choice!?
Do people that have the power really know what is going in racing? Do they care about peoples choice that entered a race?

Come on, this is not science....we live 2014 not 1980! LOL
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I'm not 100% sure but try a google search orlando translator services
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Hi George,

Thanks for the clarifications.

So, just to make sure I've got this right then:

If we pre-order tyres through Superior Hobbies, that will be tyres for the race (11 sets) plus tyres for practice, and they will ALL come from the same batch?

Just want to make sure I get that right before I advise the drivers I manage and am helping out prepare for the event.

Final question - the IFMAR rules state that the Thursday practice will be organised by the host. Can you clarify the exact timetable for Thursday - or at the very least, the number of runs each group will have. That will then allow us to plan our tyre orders accordingly.

I would strongly suggest that you work on the assumption that for the actual Worlds, no drivers will bring any tyres with them for any practice - because for all major races, drivers expect to be able to purchase their tyres at the event to ensure that they are all from the same batch. Yes, when they attend warm up races or other practice sessions prior to the event, many will bring their own tyres, but not usually for the main event itself. I am sure the tyre manufacturer would be able to work out a sale or return policy for an event on this sort of scale.....
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Hi George,

Thanks for the clarifications.

So, just to make sure I've got this right then:

If we pre-order tyres through Superior Hobbies, that will be tyres for the race (11 sets) plus tyres for practice, and they will ALL come from the same batch?

Just want to make sure I get that right before I advise the drivers I manage and am helping out prepare for the event.

Final question - the IFMAR rules state that the Thursday practice will be organised by the host. Can you clarify the exact timetable for Thursday - or at the very least, the number of runs each group will have. That will then allow us to plan our tyre orders accordingly.

I would strongly suggest that you work on the assumption that for the actual Worlds, no drivers will bring any tyres with them for any practice - because for all major races, drivers expect to be able to purchase their tyres at the event to ensure that they are all from the same batch. Yes, when they attend warm up races or other practice sessions prior to the event, many will bring their own tyres, but not usually for the main event itself. I am sure the tyre manufacturer would be able to work out a sale or return policy for an event on this sort of scale.....
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Hi George,

Thanks for the clarifications.

So, just to make sure I've got this right then:

If we pre-order tyres through Superior Hobbies, that will be tyres for the race (11 sets) plus tyres for practice, and they will ALL come from the same batch?

Just want to make sure I get that right before I advise the drivers I manage and am helping out prepare for the event.

Final question - the IFMAR rules state that the Thursday practice will be organised by the host. Can you clarify the exact timetable for Thursday - or at the very least, the number of runs each group will have. That will then allow us to plan our tyre orders accordingly.

I would strongly suggest that you work on the assumption that for the actual Worlds, no drivers will bring any tyres with them for any practice - because for all major races, drivers expect to be able to purchase their tyres at the event to ensure that they are all from the same batch. Yes, when they attend warm up races or other practice sessions prior to the event, many will bring their own tyres, but not usually for the main event itself. I am sure the tyre manufacturer would be able to work out a sale or return policy for an event on this sort of scale.....
Hi Oli
That is correct there are 2000 sets on order
FedEx to arrive this Thursday at Superior Hobbies
All tires that are Pre order 11 sets 104 drivers x 11 =1144
There will be on avg 8 additional sets available per driver we don't expect everyone to buy 8 but there should be plenty of tires ALL from the same batch.

As for the Timetable we are currently working on that for Tc but you can also plan accordingly using Ifmar timetable that is located in the rule book that also will be adjusted based on entries
My thought is with 104 drivers that will be 13 heats 8 drivers per heat will almost take 2 hrs per session possible 3 to 4 sessions for day 1 then practice session 1st of every morning that's 3 more so a total of 6 or 7 practice sets needed
The 1/12th Timetable has been sent to Ifmar & we are awaiting for approval to release the info to the public
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Just to clarify the question of the why pre order
All tires that are ordered for the worlds will be from the same batch
By pre ordering this will also help in avoiding long lines to purchase tires trackside if you did not pre order in advance
Just like the Pre worlds pre ordered tires will be by the impound area
You will be allowed to weigh your tires to match sets
you will be allowed to add a seam of glue
Then your tires will be tagged,bagged & impounded
You will not be allowed to sand or trim any excess material
Also SXT additive will be provided free during the event
We also ask that you pre order what you will need for practice the discounted price is $6 a bottle
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Just wanted to stop by and let everyone know the Stage 2 Report has been updated with a few minor things. Below you will find the updated Report. Also any drivers who have not sent me a "Headshot" Please do so ASAP. I need to get your ID cards made. The more I can make before the Race the better!


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Just wanted to stop by and let everyone know the Stage 2 Report has been updated with a few minor things. Below you will find the updated Report. Also any drivers who have not sent me a "Headshot" Please do so ASAP. I need to get your ID cards made. The more I can make before the Race the better!

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Should we have received a confirmation if our e-mail was received?
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I will go through all of the emails in the coming days and reply to then all of everyone I received. If I did not get your email it's not the end of the world. We can do your ID when you get to the track. Me doing them before hand makes it easier on me that's all. Andrew I have yours!

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