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Old 03-05-2011, 06:45 PM   #5191
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He is right about the GT class dead in So Ca.
I had a DM1 that was a rocket, with a modified Pico 21 engine, and some other upgrades, but because the class died out here, I sold it to a guy in New York who has told me that my old DM1 is tearing up the tracks on the east coast
I wish I would have kept the car even with that class dead in my area, as I had more enjoyment driving that car that my 1/8th on-road cars.
I had driven the Kyosho, and hands down, my DM1 out performed the Kyosho in every aspect.
If I were to buy another GT car, it would for sure be another Ofna DM1.
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Old 03-05-2011, 07:04 PM   #5192
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GT racing flourishes in areas where itís supported by manufacturers, hobby shops, track owners, race organizers and the GT car owners themselves.
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Old 03-05-2011, 07:30 PM   #5193
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He is right about the GT class dead in So Ca.
I had a DM1 that was a rocket, with a modified Pico 21 engine, and some other upgrades, but because the class died out here, I sold it to a guy in New York who has told me that my old DM1 is tearing up the tracks on the east coast
I wish I would have kept the car even with that class dead in my area, as I had more enjoyment driving that car that my 1/8th on-road cars.
I had driven the Kyosho, and hands down, my DM1 out performed the Kyosho in every aspect.
If I were to buy another GT car, it would for sure be another Ofna DM1.
same here in florida you go to a club race NOT ONE to a state race NOT ONE i had one and thire was just tooooo much of you can't do this or you can't have that so i got rid of it. fun car to drive fire that bad boy up and go but things got ugly and the class fell off if they go to a stock class and a open any thing gose class i just may come back
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Old 03-05-2011, 07:36 PM   #5194
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Randy, whatís up Bro, hope all is well.
There were some growing pains back then, but things are doing well now.
Check it out here.
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Its nice to see that it does flourish in those pockets in North and South America which is why this thread is still alive. However in Southern California, this class is almost non-existant. There was some interested in electric GT primarily through efforts of the OFNA guys promoting their GTP2e but turnouts for that has also been spotty at the club level.
I sell to a huge group in the San Fran area. I will try to get some info on where they race exactly.
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Old 03-05-2011, 07:45 PM   #5196
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Randy, whatís up Bro, hope all is well.
There were some growing pains back then, but things are doing well now.
Check it out here.
NICE!!!
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Old 03-05-2011, 07:53 PM   #5197
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I thought you'd like the new direction.
Now lets try to get the old Florida GT crew back together.
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Old 03-05-2011, 08:35 PM   #5199
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GT8 is alive and growing in Austin, Texas. So if any1 is in the neighborhood come out and join us.
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GT8 is alive and growing in Austin, Texas. So if any1 is in the neighborhood come out and join us.
Hey, when and where do you guys race?
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We race every sat.at Austin Hobbytown North store location. We set it up starting at 9:00a.m. and racing starts at 1:00p.m. weather permitting.
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Old 03-06-2011, 06:54 PM   #5202
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GT8 is alive and growing in Austin, Texas. So if any1 is in the neighborhood come out and join us.
Same here in Puerto Rico, it is growing. I think that it is up to all of us GT racers to help grow the class. I have noticed that in on road racing many people don't help out the new guys and most of the time those new guys get tired of getting their a$$ kicked and eventually get out. What we try here to do is help out anyone that wants to improve. We share setup advice with anyone and even give out our used tires (please not worn out tires) to help out the new guys.

It is great news that Serpent is comming out with the Cobra GT.
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It is great news that Serpent is coming out with the Cobra GT.
I hope other companies will follow very soon!
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Old 03-06-2011, 10:42 PM   #5204
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Same here in Puerto Rico, it is growing. I think that it is up to all of us GT racers to help grow the class. I have noticed that in on road racing many people don't help out the new guys and most of the time those new guys get tired of getting their a$$ kicked and eventually get out. What we try here to do is help out anyone that wants to improve. We share setup advice with anyone and even give out our used tires (please not worn out tires) to help out the new guys.

It is great news that Serpent is comming out with the Cobra GT.
Having a permant track like this helps your GT class' growth too!
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Old 03-07-2011, 04:56 AM   #5205
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WOW!! Looks great hope GT can get back on track in Fla. was loads of fun,nice move Jeff & everyone in GT bring it back home
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