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Old 08-19-2010, 10:16 PM   #16
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how u get sponsored?
Its almost like joining a gang but being a lil nicer be respect full, helpful and have good results in races and do a couple major events in the season.
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Old 08-19-2010, 10:17 PM   #17
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thats alot of running. im a full time college student right now and i cant afford buying tires so much so i dont practice much. wish i could, but i am starting too now. but your track has 4 hours of practice before a race?? thats crazy, most in my area doesnt unless you come the day before lol
our track opens at about 12 and u can practice until races start at 7 7:30 pm.
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Old 08-19-2010, 10:33 PM   #18
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our track opens at about 12 and u can practice until races start at 7 7:30 pm.
i guess mine does the same now that i think about it, i just need to go earlier i guess, but like i said i dont practice much, so i show up late lol but it seems like the more practice i get the worse i do once the race starts. its weird and people dont understand it lol
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Old 08-19-2010, 10:37 PM   #19
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i guess mine does the same now that i think about it, i just need to go earlier i guess, but like i said i dont practice much, so i show up late lol but it seems like the more practice i get the worse i do once the race starts. its weird and people dont understand it lol
Same here lol i can practice and do really good or ok but when racing sometimes i just cant get it together and kill it.Saly i havent ran buggy in awhile now and with lil to non practice im attempting to run jbrl sept 12 at my local track we will see how rusty i am lol. Leaving buggy for 3 months then coming back is like starting all over almost so im kinda worried about doin terrible lol.
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:25 PM   #20
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Same here lol i can practice and do really good or ok but when racing sometimes i just cant get it together and kill it.Saly i havent ran buggy in awhile now and with lil to non practice im attempting to run jbrl sept 12 at my local track we will see how rusty i am lol. Leaving buggy for 3 months then coming back is like starting all over almost so im kinda worried about doin terrible lol.
i just get in practice mode, in practice im just trying to hit the same line and not crash bc there is no one really cornering. then in the main i start pushing and wrecking because im not used to going fast on the track, its weird, i just like going out cold and just going all out. my first qual is always my throw out lol
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well last year 2009 i spent around about 13000NZD. 10000US

but i bought a heap of new cars. new buggy, had to get myself into this short course buzz with a sc10. a heap of radio gear. i have 12 spare servos . 21 sets of tyres(my last set of bowties on my buggy lasted approx 2 months(3 race meets)

alot of pit gear. my own table, generator. power points built into my table.
only frame part i've bought is a vppro Vwing. i havnt broken my 808 in over a year. shows xray is just great.

grabbed about 3 go engines... funny story as the first one... still is going strong on 9gallons. other 2 are still in their box.
also have a speed, werks b6.got given the b6(was new) and had the speed for ages.
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Old 08-20-2010, 12:02 AM   #22
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well last year 2009 i spent around about 13000NZD. 10000US

but i bought a heap of new cars. new buggy, had to get myself into this short course buzz with a sc10. a heap of radio gear. i have 12 spare servos . 21 sets of tyres(my last set of bowties on my buggy lasted approx 2 months(3 race meets)

alot of pit gear. my own table, generator. power points built into my table.
only frame part i've bought is a vppro Vwing. i havnt broken my 808 in over a year. shows xray is just great.

grabbed about 3 go engines... funny story as the first one... still is going strong on 9gallons. other 2 are still in their box.
also have a speed, werks b6.got given the b6(was new) and had the speed for ages.
10G us wow man but atleast u got the quality! B6 was a good buy lol how did u get a deal like that lol. Very nice stuff u got! Im thinking on gettin a go tech engine which one u runnin 3,5,or 7 port??? Im guessing 3?
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10G us wow man but atleast u got the quality! B6 was a good buy lol how did u get a deal like that lol. Very nice stuff u got! Im thinking on gettin a go tech engine which one u runnin 3,5,or 7 port??? Im guessing 3?
he has the GX-7R!...HENCE the name 808gx7r!....what do you plan on putting the Go motor in?
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What's my budget?...my next paycheck...
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Its almost like joining a gang but being a lil nicer be respect full, helpful and have good results in races and do a couple major events in the season.
I almost wish sponsors would stop sponsoring people. It carries an arrogance with it and the unsponsored guys have to try and keep up with those that are. It can drive the newbies out of racing. That said I probably wouldn't turn down a sponsor lol.

As for my budget i guess i don't really have one. However, I'm a penny pincher and only willing to spend so much on a toy car. When I first got in this i really struggled with the costs even tho the money is there. Lately i've been having so much fun with it that it hasn't mattered too much. Just take care of life's necessities first and put some in savings and whatever is left spend it on entertainment. If your paycheck to paycheck racing your priorities are probably wrong. IMHO.
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My budget comes directly from my sponcer (my wife). I get new parts when they are approved.

I buy a lot of used parts to keep costs down. But dont keep a total on what i spend, thats probably a good thing.
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I just do it. if I was to stop and think how much
I spend on these toy cars it would scare me
you can't put a price on having fun with friends
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I just do it. if I was to stop and think how much
I spend on these toy cars it would scare me
you can't put a price on having fun with friends


+1 agree with you, on that point plus just think about it this hobby/sport is way cheaper than a real suped up racecar.
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My budget comes directly from my sponcer (my wife). I get new parts when they are approved.

I buy a lot of used parts to keep costs down. But dont keep a total on what i spend, thats probably a good thing.
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Most of my gear is bought 2nd hand, from servos to engines to my latest buggy. Only thing I buy new are parts that break, tyres, plugs, filters etc.
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