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Old 01-25-2011, 11:46 AM   #166
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thanks for setting me straight on DR.

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Good comments above..Gary, Jay to name a few friends/fellow racers who know me…

As a father of two young boys and keen RC Addict (of only just under 2 years) I'll add my rant…

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I've learn't from primarily running at Dirtrunners is that it takes more than just a track to make a successful racing facility. Its really the people and their willingness to physically want to volunteer/contribute and actually go pick up a shovel and dig some dirt, or fix a pipe, make the tea, whatever...

Whilst yeah I am sure there are complaints about Dirtrunners management, the quantity of classes etc; size of the track etc; like what has been pointed out time and time again, they get easily 150 entries every two weeks in outdoor season.
There aren't many if any established RC facilities in the NE that can boast this level of entries in Club racing. And entries is real cash money, that you can put back into the track, that just wants to make people come right back (nobody is going to get rich in this hobby).

DR's success is attributed to the family & and fun atmosphere and that 99.9% of the time, DR management don't turn people away with a class they can't run in. Which of course is the downfall, i.e if you only run 1 or 2 classes you've got a long day ahead of you, thats why I run 6 hahaha…

Anyways, I think the concept of friendly family oriented track during the daytime, and evenings for the more race orientated folks is a good one.

Keep the track 1/10 friendly i.e. not crazy big jumps akin to running 1/8 scale, but a track plenty big enough to run e1/8.

Enough space to run an Oval around the perimeter would be ideal and would bring in tons of Oval racers (..be nice Oval haters). Also, Novices find Oval a lot easier to learn on.
I don't think there is an indoor Oval dirt track anywhere in the NE. I'm probably wrong…anyways

I race both Electric and more recently Nitro, but I think Nitro is out of the question initially. Too many complications to get this off the ground from the gig.. So lets keep it simple & Electric.

Personally, I'm thrilled at the thought of another track I can race at, and more importantly practice at. So I'm game for mostly anything thats been described in terms of classes.

I'll volunteer anyway I can to help get the track up and running.
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Old 01-25-2011, 12:09 PM   #167
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thanks for setting me straight on DR.
Argh..I should have pretensed my rant with 'this is not calling out anyone' just a general statement Aldo
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cmon that pic is funny...
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Good comments above..Gary, Jay to name a few friends/fellow racers who know me…

As a father of two young boys and keen RC Addict (of only just under 2 years) I'll add my rant…

<RANT>
I've learn't from primarily running at Dirtrunners is that it takes more than just a track to make a successful racing facility. Its really the people and their willingness to physically want to volunteer/contribute and actually go pick up a shovel and dig some dirt, or fix a pipe, make the tea, whatever...

Whilst yeah I am sure there are complaints about Dirtrunners management, the quantity of classes etc; size of the track etc; like what has been pointed out time and time again, they get easily 150 entries every two weeks in outdoor season.
There aren't many if any established RC facilities in the NE that can boast this level of entries in Club racing. And entries is real cash money, that you can put back into the track, that just wants to make people come right back (nobody is going to get rich in this hobby).

DR's success is attributed to the family & and fun atmosphere and that 99.9% of the time, DR management don't turn people away with a class they can't run in. Which of course is the downfall, i.e if you only run 1 or 2 classes you've got a long day ahead of you, thats why I run 6 hahaha…

Anyways, I think the concept of friendly family oriented track during the daytime, and evenings for the more race orientated folks is a good one.

Keep the track 1/10 friendly i.e. not crazy big jumps akin to running 1/8 scale, but a track plenty big enough to run e1/8.

Enough space to run an Oval around the perimeter would be ideal and would bring in tons of Oval racers (..be nice Oval haters). Also, Novices find Oval a lot easier to learn on.
I don't think there is an indoor Oval dirt track anywhere in the NE. I'm probably wrong…anyways

I race both Electric and more recently Nitro, but I think Nitro is out of the question initially. Too many complications to get this off the ground from the gig.. So lets keep it simple & Electric.

Personally, I'm thrilled at the thought of another track I can race at, and more importantly practice at. So I'm game for mostly anything thats been described in terms of classes.

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Very nice rant. So dirt or clay?
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Very nice rant. So dirt or clay?
I'm easy..whatever works ...
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Old 01-25-2011, 01:27 PM   #174
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Very nice rant. So dirt or clay?
I'm easy too... Regarding the Dirt yeah, couldn't really care. A balance between whats good and whats cheap
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That's what I hear.
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I'm easy too... Regarding the Dirt yeah, couldn't really care. A balance between whats good and whats cheap
Ok cool. We want cheap, but we don't want crap.
Also if anyone has any contacts for good dirt or clay let us know.
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yo my dude your bodys ready.
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yo my dude your bodys ready.
SWEET..MY DUDE be by tomorrow...
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i would like to see dirt not clay
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