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Old 11-28-2010, 08:38 AM   #1
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I was looking to try out some on road this winter but the local tracks to me offer no rookie or beginner class.I don't want to name the tracks I have visited ( don't want to create any issues) -but it seems that pro level and sponcered drivers have invaded everything from stock touring to f1.do I just need to deal with this or should tracks be doing a better job weeding out these "fast guys" from the lower level classes.One of the classes I was looking to run was f1 but the local drivers were complaining about a few professional drivers jumping into the class.I don't want to be In the way.
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Old 11-28-2010, 09:16 AM   #2
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F1 is a cheaper class, if they're running the silver can brushed motors. My suggestion is to make friends with some of the divers there. It will brake the ice, and make it easier getting into the class.
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yeah it's true. we need a "true" novice class, I was going to get my son racing but the level of the drivers in the so called "novice" class were not novice.. so local tracks around the world lets help the beginners and give them a class they can learn in and not be in the way.
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At our club we run a novice "run what you brung" class with no restrictions.

We put all new drivers into that class.

We run a winter and summer championship series and at the end of each series the committee reviews the results and times and determine who should be moved out of the class.

Our novice class has really blossomed since we introduced this format.
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Old 11-28-2010, 08:15 PM   #5
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Sounds like a good plan.
I have a few buds that would like to race too.

Being that I am the one with a little experience with
rc racing already I decided to scope out some places to
run indoor before I commit my time and hard earned $$ .
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At our club we run a novice "run what you brung" class with no restrictions.

We put all new drivers into that class.

We run a winter and summer championship series and at the end of each series the committee reviews the results and times and determine who should be moved out of the class.

Our novice class has really blossomed since we introduced this format.
That's a great way to organize the classes. Very fair to all drivers. I am trying to start an onroad club for next year and since it will be mostly newbies I really need to cater to them and make sure the club is fun but not overly competitive. I was planning on the same thing as your club has done, open RCGT points series. Glad to hear it's working out well, hopefully I can get similar results.
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