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Old 03-24-2004, 10:03 AM   #16
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RC heat is just so much farther and the parking lot isn't that bad, just worse than most.
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Old 03-24-2004, 04:25 PM   #17
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I go up to SoCal 1-2 times a week... every week. I dont care about the trip to RC Heat.
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Old 03-25-2004, 09:24 AM   #18
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I go to SoCal too. The mileage is racking up. Hobbytown is right near my house. It would be nice to have more races in town (SD).
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Old 03-25-2004, 09:48 AM   #19
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We'll have some tracks to chose from within the next year or so.
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Old 03-25-2004, 09:59 AM   #20
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BTW. When you go to SoCal, what days and what classes? I go and we might already know each other. My name is Carl and I usually race 2wd buggy (stock) and lately Sportsman. I've been racing wed lately.
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Old 03-25-2004, 12:51 PM   #21
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I go on Tues and Sat (occasionally)

I'll start going on Wed as well since I picked up a buggy. How is the turnout for pro mod 2wd on wed?
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Old 03-25-2004, 02:23 PM   #22
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Just depends on who wants to enter. With the series going on for stock, lots of guys are not doing mod. Last night there was about 7 guys.
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Old 03-25-2004, 02:47 PM   #23
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Not bad, seeing as how a lot of the pros are at the carpet nats right now..
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Old 03-25-2004, 04:46 PM   #24
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Yeah. I need to put more time On Raod now. I've always been an OffRoad guy and lately have been doing more On Road. If I could just get my fricking Yok MR4BC 4wd buggy working good. Just got it and can't seem to get it to work without breaking something. Now its a strip the rear belt issue. 3 belts in a row, with no visible signs of why.
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Hobbytown is starting racing again this Sunday the 28th.

Do any of you race at Hobby Central? It is in Poway, on Community road. Racing the first Saturday, and third Sunday of every month. Always a decent crowd.

Local San Diego racing, ad in Hobbytown and that is three weekends a month, not too bad!
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Hobbytown is starting racing again this Sunday the 28th.

Do any of you race at Hobby Central? It is in Poway, on Community road. Racing the first Saturday, and third Sunday of every month. Always a decent crowd.

Local San Diego racing, ad in Hobbytown and that is three weekends a month, not too bad!
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I racee at Hobby Central. Pretty fun. Need to get transponders though.
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Old 03-26-2004, 11:56 AM   #28
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Hobby Central needs to update their web site more often too.
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Old 03-28-2004, 04:26 PM   #29
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Well, I went to the re-opening of the Hobby Town track in Escondido today, and I can honestly say it pretty much sucked.

There is a huge bump that runs across the entire parking lot, and they made the track so that every turn crossed it and the straight crossed it twice---- lame!

Man was the track tight, 6 -180 degree hairpin turns, and a short straight. A micro track definately, 1/10 scale Nitro -- NOT.

They had some retard controlling the frequency board that made the early practice time frustrating, and confusing. His plan was that each person would write their name and frequency on a clip and clip it to that ring on the frequency board. The first person to do this got that frequency for the entire day and no one else could use it at all!--HUH?

Not to mention they started 1 1/2 hours later that they said they would, and in 100 degree heat decided to take an hour lunch break so the race director could eat a burrito and smoke 10 cigarettes.

Don't get me wrong sometimes I need a smoke and a taco, but the track was 130 degrees and there were desert scorpions dieing of heatstroke!

All in all, a disapointing first day back at Hobby Town.

I think I just race at Hobby Central in the future!
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Old 03-29-2004, 12:04 PM   #30
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I agree in some areas and disagree in others. The bump was lame, but it just made for a change in set up in shocks, etc.. A lot of tracks have bumps, including SoCal (when the banks meet the infield). Most of us just geared down, this isn't uncommon, and the track was tight, but so are a lot of other tracks; ie., SoCal, Hobby Central, etc. The lanes were too narrow though, passing was a problem; in most mains, bashing became an issue because there just weren't enough places for most to pass. I like tight, technical tracks, they just need to be wide enough in areas to pass.
The frquency issue was a nightmare, I agree, they need to figure that out. The initial idea was different. You keep your pin, then hang it onthe appropriate frequency when out on the track, similar to the way most do it, but it was changed due to the low turn out; bad idea.
It was hot, but not worse than any southern cal summer day. They just need to stay on a schedule. If they are going to have a lunch break, announce it before the event so we can plan for it. Also, staritng late sucked. In bigger events, we need to plan peak charging, tire selection, etc. When they did start, they wouldn't even wait an extra 15 seconds for Novices to get tot he starting line even when they were circling to get there and were actually oon the track. Since this is a lot of first racing experience for Novices, I would have been more leniant.
All in all, could have been a lot better, but I think since it was the first one in a while, it will get better... hopefully. I'll give it another shot, but I'm warry too.
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