Well, nitro is in the air and everyone is getting the itchy trigger finger. Lansdowne is opening up hopfully this weekend for some racing action. It is only gonig to be set up for practicing, but I am sure we will have some good laps going.
Track will be set up at 5pm(so please, we need all the help setting up and tearing down guys)
We are located in Lansdowne Mall on the opossite side of No. 3 Rd so start driving towards the sound of our motors reving...
Please check in with Indy Hobbies(Ken 604-233-0362) for updates on whether they will be running this weekend. The proposed times are Tuesday and Saturday, 5 till when it is too dark to see. There will be a charge of 30 bucks to people that want to come out a practice all summer because we had to pork out $900 for insurance. Just call for details. Of course weather permitting.
Hope to see everyone out there, it is surely going to be a challenging year.
Renton is just around the corner, so for those of you that is planning on going down to Renton for some nitro action, we will be setting up the track like Renton on a scaled down size for some healthy practice.
The track is usually blown down with the leaf blower we have after we set up the track. We found that after we sweep it down after the first day, every day after that, the big pebbles don't really come back. It is just the sand and leaves we have to get rid of after. So yes, we do blow the track every time we run. As for bumps and sewer hazards, those things are inevitable. We try our best to lay out the track around these obstacles , but we are bound to come to a few we just have to dodge. Nothing too serious though, as it is a pretty good parking lot.
This year we are going to try and have a more organized structure for practicing. We found it doesn't totally make sense that stock electric run with nitro 1/10 at the same time as you can see the possible problems with that. Especially the fact that we want to promote the sport to as many people as possible to keep this hobby as strong as possible. We don't want to deter the newbies into giving this a go. We are probably going to run a 10 minute schedule for each type/class of car to keep it a little bit more wholesome and limit the things that get broken.
Once again, we want to keep this place as long as possible so the courtesy excercised in the public eye is very important. We would also like to have people helping with the track stuff...so it takes 10 minutes rather than 3 hours.
Keep posted for some future possiblities.