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Old 06-17-2014, 07:29 PM   #1
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OK guys this is part two of the change happening with the USVTA.

The main idea behind all of this is to allow us racers a chance to really race against each other with out having to really travel the map.

The points system we will use has been in-use by R/C Air Plane racing for well over 35+ years....so the Point system does work. Check out http://www.nmpra.org/raceresults.htm for more info on what they are doing and how long this has been around. The basics are that racers will get points awarded to them based of the number of entries that are at a given race. The more entries = more points that will be at stake with a minimum of 5 racers needed for the points to count. The races that count are any race that follows USVTA/USGT rules. It can be a club race, regional or national event. It doesn't matter- you just need to have 5 entries and follow the USVTA/USGT class rules. Only your 12 best results over the year will count for the National Points. We went with 12 races because we figure that people can try to make 1 race a month and still have a chance to be in the points. Really the way this is structured you can race as many times as you can in a year as long as they are following USVTA/USGT rules at the races. Now we know that some club racing is a little relaxed with the rules and we understand this and accept that not all club racing will be 100% USVTA/USGT rules...ie driver figure or other local rule adjustments to promote racing. However the core rules need to be followed Weight, Motor, ESC, Battery limit, Tires and Bodies.

Here comes the "BUT"--For larger events that offer these classes, they need to follow the rules 100%. So for example, if a race, like say the ROAR nationals, that would not count in the points. As they use their own rules. However a race like the Snowbirds Nationals that does follow USVTA rules that would count and you can see how this is going.

The full rules are on our Google site for anyone to see and download
https://sites.google.com/site/nationalusvtapoints/


Please feel free to ask any questions most everything is covered on the website but we will be on here to help answer anything that pops up.

We will open enrollment on July 1st and the races will count after August 1st.

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I want to join now lol TQ membership
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I want to join now lol TQ membership
LOL...Maybe we should do something special for July 1st and give some kind of TQ award to first one to join....
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The points series is an excellent way to encourage the use of a single rule set.

Even better, it's a tremendous impetus for experienced drivers to bring new people into the hobby: the more newbies you race with, the more points you can accumulate-- assuming that you finish in front of them, of course!
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LOL...Maybe we should do something special for July 1st and give some kind of TQ award to first one to join....
SOOoooooo what time should this july 1st membership be opening up
maybe we can get a count down timer lol

what are the car numbers gonna look like
what are the member numbers gonna start like or start with
sorry just a lil bit excited to start this off
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SOOoooooo what time should this july 1st membership be opening up
maybe we can get a count down timer lol

what are the car numbers gonna look like
what are the member numbers gonna start like or start with
sorry just a lil bit excited to start this off
It will open at midnight(central time) July 1st...lol

The car numbers will be 3 digits I will see if I can get a proof and share it with everyone. The numbers will start at 100 and count up based on when you enter what number you will get.
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It will open at midnight(central time) July 1st...lol

The car numbers will be 3 digits I will see if I can get a proof and share it with everyone. The numbers will start at 100 and count up based on when you enter what number you will get.
I wonder what time I should enter to get 112.......
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I wonder what time I should enter to get 112.......
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The numbers will look like this....

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So those would take the place of the current 'meatball' decals most of us are using? Would it still be 4 per car or just the doors? They look cool.
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You can do it however you like. Really 1 on the hood would be good if you have another number as part of your paint scheme but if you want to use this as your number that's fine.

You'll get one set of stickers when you join, and reprints will be available if you want them.
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You can count me in. Can't wait to sign up, and I will bring this to the attention of our local club as we already use rules in both classes!
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As far as the sticker goes, I will just start painting minus the meatball and use the sticker instead. As a racer I am intrigued. As a person who can potentially be a race director, I am a bit apprehensive. I'm sure that will pass as we all get more familiar with how this is done. Also as a person who has been described as a "lexan whore", you can go ahead and sign me up for multiple sets of stickers. Both USVTA and USGT.
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As far as the sticker goes, I will just start painting minus the meatball and use the sticker instead. As a racer I am intrigued. As a person who can potentially be a race director, I am a bit apprehensive. I'm sure that will pass as we all get more familiar with how this is done. Also as a person who has been described as a "lexan whore", you can go ahead and sign me up for multiple sets of stickers. Both USVTA and USGT.
No need to be apprehensive Kent.

All we as RD's need to do in RC Scoring Pro is click the driver's name, click edit, add their 3 digit number, save. End of race day, export and save final result file as a pdf and send it to the gmail address or give the driver a hard copy and they send it in
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