Mo and I have decided to start a grass roots effort to bring the fun back to rc racing in the Portland area.
With the state of RC racing in the area, we decided to try something new and free.
This is not a business venture, but a club.
The PDX Mini Z club
will be held once a month at my photo studio. The whole idea is to get some friends together to race small, cost effective rc cars in a fun and clean environment. No drugs, no fees, just fun.
We have ordered the track, and it should be here in a week or so. For those of you who don't know what Mini Z racing is, watch these two videos.
Our whole goal in this is to just have fun and see who is the fast guy or girl for the month. Nothing else.
We are still working out the rules, but our whole goal is to keep it inexpensive and fun. We will start out with everyone running RTR kits along this line http://www.kyoshoamerica.com/MINI-Z-...K_p_23425.html
There are also formula one style and also offroad, but we want to just get a group of people that want to have some old school racing fun.
Here are the rules from the Kyosho raceway for Mini Z and they seem pretty good to me
1. Be kind and courteous to your fellow racers.
2. Place all trash in the appropriate containers,
3. All children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
4. All drivers not using 2.4Ghz must use frequency clips. (Clip must be returned immediately after use).
5. Spraying of any chemicals is forbidden.
6. Rubber tires only (no foam or rubber with silicone)
6. Profanity, or pornography is forbidden.
7. Alcohol, drugs and tobacco is forbidden inside.
8. Anyone suspected of being under the influence of any substance will be told to leave.
9. Aggressive behavior toward fellow drivers is forbidden.
10. Have Fun!
Once again, this is in no way a business venture. This is just a way of getting people who just want to race without all the fuss.
Let us know if you are interested. We have a deal worked out with Tammies where we can order the car and radio set up for $140, but we need to order them as a group. That will save about $20 bucks off of full retail.
More info to come, once we get the track and some dates set up.