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Old 07-27-2010, 04:50 AM   #16
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A 24hr 1/5 baja race i can see possible(As its already been done)......A 24hr buggy race....I dunno....seems a little too pricey when you factor everything in and really are you going to find another 8-10 teams even willing to attempt something like this to make it remotely Worth it ?

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I'll share my thoughts and view points.

I would think you would want to do 4 man teams with a $400 entry fee for a enduro event. This way each member could pay $100 and split the cost up on entry and equipment. The track should do this for fun and do a "winner takes all" so that a event like this is worth it for the drivers. Have 10-12 teams and your looking at $4000 for the winner.

To make this be somewhat affordable without getting crazy you have to set some rules. It's a enduro for one car, not a enduro for you to switch a car to a new one 3-4 times. In my opinion you have to run one car. You don't want to run everyone off with all the talk of 4 cars, 6 engines, etc. Make it fun. Here is what I think:


One main cair has to be used.

each team can have one extra radio tray built, after that you have to switch servos or build them into original tray.

Each team can use a maximum of 3 sets of tires for the entire event.

Each team is allowed the use of only TWO engines for the duration.

Each team must supply one corner marshal at all times.

No "pre-built" front or rear ends allowed, each team must replace faulty part only. If arm breaks you have to replace arm. If pinion goes you have to replace pinion.

If rules like this are put in place then teams can actually afford it and hard work will win, instead of a new car every few hours. It's a enduro and it's about one car finishing a long race.

Hope this helps!
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Old 07-27-2010, 07:14 AM   #17
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I'll share my thoughts and view points.

I would think you would want to do 4 man teams with a $400 entry fee for a enduro event. This way each member could pay $100 and split the cost up on entry and equipment. The track should do this for fun and do a "winner takes all" so that a event like this is worth it for the drivers. Have 10-12 teams and your looking at $4000 for the winner.

To make this be somewhat affordable without getting crazy you have to set some rules. It's a enduro for one car, not a enduro for you to switch a car to a new one 3-4 times. In my opinion you have to run one car. You don't want to run everyone off with all the talk of 4 cars, 6 engines, etc. Make it fun. Here is what I think:


One main cair has to be used.

each team can have one extra radio tray built, after that you have to switch servos or build them into original tray.

Each team can use a maximum of 3 sets of tires for the entire event.

Each team is allowed the use of only TWO engines for the duration.

Each team must supply one corner marshal at all times.

No "pre-built" front or rear ends allowed, each team must replace faulty part only. If arm breaks you have to replace arm. If pinion goes you have to replace pinion.

If rules like this are put in place then teams can actually afford it and hard work will win, instead of a new car every few hours. It's a enduro and it's about one car finishing a long race.

Hope this helps!
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Old 07-27-2010, 07:37 AM   #18
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Much better Alan.
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I'll share my thoughts and view points.

I would think you would want to do 4 man teams with a $400 entry fee for a enduro event. This way each member could pay $100 and split the cost up on entry and equipment. The track should do this for fun and do a "winner takes all" so that a event like this is worth it for the drivers. Have 10-12 teams and your looking at $4000 for the winner.

To make this be somewhat affordable without getting crazy you have to set some rules. It's a enduro for one car, not a enduro for you to switch a car to a new one 3-4 times. In my opinion you have to run one car. You don't want to run everyone off with all the talk of 4 cars, 6 engines, etc. Make it fun. Here is what I think:


One main cair has to be used.

each team can have one extra radio tray built, after that you have to switch servos or build them into original tray.

Each team can use a maximum of 3 sets of tires for the entire event.

Each team is allowed the use of only TWO engines for the duration.

Each team must supply one corner marshal at all times.

No "pre-built" front or rear ends allowed, each team must replace faulty part only. If arm breaks you have to replace arm. If pinion goes you have to replace pinion.

If rules like this are put in place then teams can actually afford it and hard work will win, instead of a new car every few hours. It's a enduro and it's about one car finishing a long race.

Hope this helps!
This sounds like a much better (and seemingly rational) proposition given that it's an endurance race, but I wonder about the practicality of it.

From what I've seen, one hour of racing is usually hard enough on a car, and I can't help but wonder if maybe half of those 24 hours won't be spent with the car on the wrenching table. In fact, it wouldn't be such a stretch to conceive of periods of time towards the end of the 24 hours where there are no cars actually on the track, but all on the bench as crews work furiously to get the buggy race-worthy. Either way, I've never seen anyone try to go this long a stretch, so it'll definitely be an interesting first
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Old 07-27-2010, 11:01 AM   #20
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This is a good video to watch is a 1/5 scale 24hrs. Endurance race. Just an Idea what you are up to,
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I agree with AB. We did a few GMK supply enduro races and they were a blast! 3hr race only the chassis has to stay the same but we were allowed to replace anything on the car just not the chassis, so clips were allowed. that way if you and a teammate own the same car you can prep for the race that way. 3 drivers, 1 drives, 1 pits, and 1 marshals, rotating as needed. I think many would be surprised how long our cars can run without a hiccup.

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Old 07-27-2010, 12:06 PM   #22
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I would think you need a team of 6 at least to keep everyone alert and safe. ina 24 hr race. The total $$ could get high for the win. Unless you have a list of sponsors.:Kit/parts/engines/bearings....., fuel and so on nod:
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a 24hr rc race world b sick
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I've heard of electric guys doing enduro 24hrs, bring it on for the nitro buggies i say!
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24 hours of solid running is more time then i put on my car in at least a year.

hope you win more then 50-100 bucks for winning
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I think a 24 hour race would be sort of like driving from florida to california. Sounds like a fun experience but once you get to Louisiana the fun sort of wears off... 6 hour would be cool though, I have the attention span for that.
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i figured there r 24 hr races for 8th scale nitro so its a bit of a shock to read that no ones tried it, since its not happened b4 maybe we can theoredically lay down some rules incase someone reads this n wants to hold such n event. i would start by a couple of structure rules:

4 drivers max

2 hours max behind the wheel (1 driving 1 pitting 1 marshall 1 asleep)

3 engines

incase of a blown diff or diff housing damage or broken arm u can use a spare front end or rear end to keep time down but u have to refix the broken parts n finish with original front or rear end. under no other circumstances can u switch front or rear ends!

team entry is 150$ and top 2 will split winnings and hopefully we could get sponsors to help throw in some cool winning prizes like n engine.

feel free to add to the rules!
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I think if you ran really slow you would win. You wouldnt break parts and engines would last a hell of a lot longer. Tune them at about 200 degrees and run about half speed. Sounds like a winning plan to me.
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