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Old 08-22-2009, 05:14 PM   #31
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Default Sunday, 8/23/09

Six races to go this season. I'm cutting off the outdoor season at the end of September. My feeling as a racer is that people in Indiana, including me, prefer to go inside into October. It's warmer and not wet every time.
So come on out and get ya some. The track we've been laying out has been 96'X48". 13.5 Pro Stock cars pull 12 second laps, VTA, 13 seconds. Nice size and not too curvy, not too straight with wide lanes.BC

Indy RC Racer:
Extended forecast is calling for a pleasant sunny day on Sunday! Temps should be in the low 70's!! I'll be there with my EZ-UP with extra space.

Should be the good turn-outs in VTA, Mini-Cooper, and Rubber TC classes. If you have another r/c car and want to practice, bring it out. If you want to race, we will find a class to put you in.

See everyone at the track on Sunday.

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Parking Lot [email protected] Indy N.


Sunday, Sunday, Sunday
08/23/2009


Classes include...
Novice, Mini Coopers, Vintage Trans Am, 13.5 Rubber TC,
Slash/Monster Trucks,Nitro TC


Racing starts at 12:00 PM. Parking lot track open at 10:00 AM.
Volunteers welcome to help with track setup starting at 9:00 AM.

1st entry/class per racer - $10..
2nd entry/class per racer - $5....
3rd entry/class per racer - FREE
(Limit 3 entries/classes per racer)

Hobbytown Indy is open M-F 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12-5pm.

Hobbytown Indy North
(317)845-4106
8326 Castleton Corner Drive,
Indianapolis, IN 46250
(http://www.mapquest.com/maps?address...&zipcode=46250)

Projected roll call for Sunday 08/23/2009:

Novice Class: (Run what you brung)
Projected 3??

1/18 & 1/16 Scale Vehicles: (1 raced last week)
Projected ??

Slash/Monster Truck: (3 raced last week)
Projected ??

Mini Coopers: (7 cars last week)
Projected 8+

VTA: (8 cars last week)
Projected 8+

13.5 Rubber TC (2 cars last week)
Projected 4+

1/10 Nitro TC
Projected ??

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Old 08-23-2009, 06:48 PM   #32
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Default Recap 8/23/09 Indy RC Racer

I didn't get the VTA B-main results and posted from memory. I will update when I get a chance.

Was a great day of racing. Weather was overcast and in the low 70's which had a few drivers searching for setup. By the mains, most drivers had their cars working well which gave the all of the specatators plenty of great battles to watch on the track.

The first main was the VTA B-main. TQ AJ Heck had his own personal fan club today which was awesome to see. AJ got out to the early lead and looked like he was going to take the win. 2nd place Cody Arms had some problems early but had a fast car and made up a lot of time on the track. With about 1 lap to go Cody made the pass for the lead and drove on to take the win. AJ came in a fairly close 2nd.

Next up was the Mini Cooper main. Top 3 cars swapped leads a few times during the main. TQ Brian Smith got off to a slow start and fell back in the field. Brian settled into a groove to drive a consistant race to work his way to the front to take the win (in his pink Cooper-S). Mike Harper was near the front the whole main, but had a few slow laps late to finish 2nd in his mini late model. Kyle Jarboe had a good car but clipped corner discs one too many times and finished 3rd in his Rover Cooper.

In the Touring Pro Stock main, TQ Greg Hallenbeck led from start to finish to take the win. 2nd place Brian Smith had his FT TC4 working decent today, but it looks like it is time to replace the Ford GT body (he purchased a new one today). Greg Cobb was fighting handling issues today, but was able to bring his car home 3rd.

The last main of the day was VTA A-main. Top 4 cars all looked evenly matched and 1st-4th were qualified within 2 seconds of each other. The main started off with a 2 lap rolling start. TQ Bob Cordell was able to maintain the lead early, with Brian Smith close on his rear bumper. It looked like Brian was going to give Bob a fight for the win, but Bob's consistant racing made Brian push his car too hard. Brian lost too much time clipped corner discs and fell back. Greg Cobb was able to take advantage of Brian's last mistake to take 2nd. Brian finished 3rd.
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Old 08-23-2009, 06:49 PM   #33
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Default Results 8/23/09

Here are the Race results for Sunday 08/23/2009

Novice - Main (4 minute race)
Pos.Car..Laps..........Time..Name
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Not enough entries (2 raced in Coopers)

Mini Cooper - A Main
Pos.Car..Laps..........Time..Name
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....1....1....17...5m12.687..Brian Smith
....2....4....16...5m06.375..Mike Harper
....3....3....15...5m04.625..Kyle Jarboe
....4....6....15...5m16.375..Jeremy Baker
....5....5....14...5m12.750..Mika Woodward
....6....2....12...4m04.000..Rockie Piccione
....7....7....06...5m04.687..Steve Harper
....8....8....03...3m52.500..Taylor Baker

Monster Truck/Slash Main
Pos.Car..Laps..........Time..Name
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No entries

1/18th & 1/16th Vehicles
Pos.Car..Laps..........Time..Name
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Not enough entries (2 raced with Mini Coopers)

Vintage Trans Am - B Main
Pos.Car..Laps..........Time..Name
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....1....2....xx...xmxx.xxx..Cody Arms(bump to A-main)
....2....1....xx...xmxx.xxx..AJ Heck
....3....x....xx...xmxx.xxx..Tomy Campbell
....4....x....xx...xmxx.xxx..??

Vintage Trans Am - A Main
Pos.Car..Laps..........Time..Name
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....1....1....33...8m03.287..Bob Cordell
....2....4....33...8m10.797..Greg Cobb
....3....2....33...8m13.860..Brian Smith
....4....3....31...8m02.235..Charlie Arterburn
....5....5....31...8m15.047..Steve Martin
....6....6....30...8m10.110..Brandon Scobel
....7....7....26...8m00.485..Jordan Wahl
....8....8....13...3m38.360..Cody Arms

Touring Pro Stock Main (13.5/Lipo/Rubber Tire)
Pos.Car..Laps..........Time..Name
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....1....1....28...6m08.094..Greg Hallenbeck
....2....2....27...6m10.219..Brian Smith
....3....3....25...6m07.719..Greg Cobb
....4....4....24...6m13.094..Charlie Arterburn
....5....6....20...6m08.781..Chris Leach
....6....5....08...2m19.594..Steve Martin

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Old 08-23-2009, 06:51 PM   #34
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Default Sunday, 8/23/09

It was a very pleasant day to be racing. The track layout was unusual to say the least. I would have to say that it was the slowest track we could possibly make and still have some fast and some slow parts.
The rolling start came off well. It was my first time pacing the field. I definately think the roll helped it to not be a cluster in the first turn. Brian had a faster car than I did in some parts of the track, but his desire for a close line was his undoing. I certainly got quite a bit of pressure from him, but held my line and didn't become overwhelmed from it.
Six races to go in this season, weather permitting. We've only been rained out once, still getting two of the rounds in that day.

Some have asked to run an oval layout sometime soon. My ears are open to what my drivers may have to say.

I want to thank everyone who came and also a special thanks to those who helped tear-down. And congratulations to all the winners!

See ya next Sunday.
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:00 PM   #35
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Default How do I get started??

Hi, me and some friends came by and watched last week and thought it would be cool to join. Its always been a hobby of mine but never could find other people to race with. I used to race cars in my back yard which is fully concrete, so I have some older traxxas 4-tec electric cars but they are nasty and wouldn't mind buying a newer model. If its at a reasonable price.

Anyway so to give you some info on what I have. I am a very novice R/C person so excuses some of my terminology. Like I said I have 2 probable 8 year old cars and mostly still stock, the controllers you can take the chip out to change the frequency, and a 15 min charger.

What I would like to know is a ballpark on price it would cost to get into the novice class or even the vintage or mini cooper class. Would some of my older technology transfer over. Possible just buy a car that my controllers would work with. This would be strictly for fun and don't want to go to the extreme. So if anyone can provide some info it would be great.
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Old 09-14-2009, 03:51 PM   #36
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Default Asphalt Attack Trophy Race

We just had our first annual "Asphaly Attack" trophy race. Great weather, great people, real good racin'. Here's what you may have missed:

Here are the Race results for Hobbytown's "Asphalt Attack" Trophy Race
Sunday Sept 13, 2009

1/18th & 1/16 Vehicles - Main
Pos.Car..Laps..........Time..Name
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....1....1....18...5m13.066..Scott Rance
....2....2....17...5m18.120..Mika Woodward
....3....3....12...5m00.757..Jon Isenhower

Mini Cooper - A Main
Pos.Car..Laps..........Time..Name
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....1....1....19...5m00.056..Mark Lyons
....2....3....18...5m05.475..Chuck Ray
....3....4....18...5m06.231..Cody Woods
....4....5....17...5m18.711..Kyle Jarboe
....5....8....15...5m13.052..Mika Woodward
....6....9....14...5m09.625..Dave Hambrock
....7....6....13...3m52.625..Doug James
....8....7....12...3m44.166..Scott Rance
....9....2....00...0m00.000..Brock Lyons (DNS)
...10...10....00...0m00.000..Craig Barrett (DNS)

Vintage Trans Am - B Main
Pos.Car..Laps..........Time..Name
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....1....x....xx...xmxx.xxx..Bob Cordell
....2....x....xx...xmxx.xxx..Charlie Arterburn
Misplaced Results - will post when I get another copy
(10 car main)

Vintage Trans Am - A Main
Pos.Car..Laps..........Time..Name
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....1....1....36...8m10.768..Greg Hallenbeck
....2....2....36...8m11.173..Chris Poloncak
....3....6....35...8m07.562..Bob Peterson
....4....3....34...8m02.331..Cody Woods
....5....9....34...8m09.988..Ken Miller
....6....8....34...8m12.432..Greg Cobb
....7....5....34...8m12.951..Scott Sanders
....8....4....13...2m58.658..Brian Smith
....9...10....13...3m41.696..Steve Martin
...10....7....00...0m00.000..Mark Lyons (DNS)

RCGT Main (17.4/Lipo/HPI X-Pattern)
Pos.Car..Laps..........Time..Name
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....1....3....33...7m09.166..Scott Sanders
....2....2....31...7m09.484..Cody Woods
....3....4....29...7m05.249..Steve Martin
....4....6....26...7m10.787..Bob Peterson
....5....1....02...0m25.288..Chris Polocak
....6....5....00...0m00.000..Mark Lyons (DNS)
....7....7....00...0m00.000..Brock Lyons (DNS)
....8....8....00...0m00.000..Craig Barrett (DNS)

Touring Pro Stock Main (13.5/Lipo/Rubber Tire)
Pos.Car..Laps..........Time..Name
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....1....1....29...6m10.668..Andrew Knapp
....2....3....28...6m05.585..Greg Hallenbeck
....3....2....28...6m06.925..Mike Slaughter
....4....5....27...6m06.403..Neil Pestka
....5....6....25...6m07.918..Bill Deruiter
....6....8....23...6m04.296..Jordan Wahl
....7...10....13...5m18.039..Rockie Piccione
....8....7....03...0m51.930..Greg Cobb
....9....4....02...0m30.614..Ken Miller
...10....9....00...0m00.000..Charlie Arterburn (DNS?)

We'll do it again next year. My plan is every year, the first Sunday after Labor Day. 2 more Sundays to go in this season.
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