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Old 01-24-2017, 08:05 PM   #16
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Im surprised they did it the same weekend as Super Bowl this year.
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Im surprised they did it the same weekend as Super Bowl this year.
Its usually always the same weekend as the Superbowl as the hotel bar has a nice superbowl party! All the racers hang out, eat, drink and watch the game. I can only remember a couple of years where it didnt fall on the super bowl weekend.

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Thanks for the tip. Can't wait.
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Old 02-06-2017, 12:27 PM   #19
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So was this race a success?
Classes?
Layout?
Traction?
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Old 02-06-2017, 01:09 PM   #20
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Easy answer is YES to all, track also had the Lyons curbs which I think helped. I enjoyed the competition and atmosphere, ready to sign up for next year.
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Old 02-06-2017, 01:35 PM   #21
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Prefer one sauce next year so its not so greasy. Less curbs and more technical layout but that is what I am used to.
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I agree with chris. The track lyons were nice in some spots not so much in others. Id prefer those over the dots though.
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Prefer one sauce next year so its not so greasy. Less curbs and more technical layout but that is what I am used to.
I do agree with the one sauce just for simplicity and consistency.
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As you know, I didn't attend this year, for several reasons that I won't get into. But, I'll offer my opinions anyway.
1. Classes- too many TC classes. Just Stock, Super Stock and Mod. Amateur needs to go away, with only 16 entries it's a dead horse. USGT could go away as well, leave that to the "scale" racing guys.
2. The layout looked fun, like last year.
3. Traction? I now it had to be good.

Like I said, just my opinions.
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As you know, I didn't attend this year, for several reasons that I won't get into. But, I'll offer my opinions anyway.
1. Classes- too many TC classes. Just Stock, Super Stock and Mod. Amateur needs to go away, with only 16 entries it's a dead horse. USGT could go away as well, leave that to the "scale" racing guys.
2. The layout looked fun, like last year.
3. Traction? I now it had to be good.

Like I said, just my opinions.
I will disagree in a way 25.5 amateur should be kept but maybe as USVTA if so, there were plenty of 21.5 or even 17.5 drivers that would had a good time in 25.5 amateur, maybe a little ego not sure, but at a race of that size an amateur class should be appealing not sure why it wasn't. Next year I'll run 21.5 for sure, the progression from class to class is a good option in my opinion. No real thoughts on USGT other than I like the bodies.

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The track was awesome. The experience is like no other. The layout was great. Yes there's a lot of classes but they run the program very efficiently. Keep in mind they are running oval too.. Racing and practice all day n night.

Amateur attracts new people to the hobby who are newish to TC like me. It's a chance to get the experience at a big race and to also meet people you simply read about , hear about etc.

25.5 is a great class to learn on, it teaches how to maximize everything you got, how to optimize your setup and and forces you to drive the best line to achieve the best time.

It seems the VTA class is dead, that was what initially attracted me to onroad.

Even in 25.5 the top drivers were very serious about winning, it wasn't like it was a bunch of clowns that never driven an rc car before.

The 21.5 class is chock full of Pro level drivers , there's a big jump in competition.
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Old 02-06-2017, 03:30 PM   #27
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Had a good time at the birds. Traction for me in my classes WGT-R and F1 was very good and had no problems, Wished they add GT17.5 foam class.
Even had a good time at the end - Raffle! Now I've gotten rid of all my old oval cars and now getting back in. Can't wait to try the new Pembreton oval car and building a Bush car.
I did notice they were missing some of the oval guys I 've seen over the years. It was also great seeing most of my sponsors and friends I've communicated with on the internet and never seen (Wayne Gerber). Wayne has helped me in my oval car set-up and helped me again with some Fenix diff parts.
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Exactly I've been back into rc for 5 months or so and 25.5 was perfect for me to determine my commitment level as well as what I need to work on. At a race of this size, nerves and preparation are definite factors amateur class was/is perfect for that.
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Nerves tell me about it. When they had that technical issue and we had to wait on the driver's stand for like 10 minutes but it seemed like 10 hours lol
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Prefer one sauce next year so its not so greasy. Less curbs and more technical layout but that is what I am used to.
I'm thinking the curbs really helped the avg Joe's to have cleaner races and tighned up the top drivers times . I know I was approached by 5 guys to comment on the use of the curbs have saved them 2-3 bodies over the week . I can say Matt and I agree both of us came with 3 bodies from each car and only used 1 of each all week.
Also btw the "cow bells" were not our product .
And I will also comment that a few curbs needed to be in different areas .
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