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Old 01-12-2009, 10:56 AM
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first I would like to point out that we only have 4 track rental transponders as the order has not come in from europe yet. so it would be in your intrest to beg borrow or steal a personal transponder for the Thunder Jam race Sunday. I'm going to work another angle but I don't have it worked out yet. I have heard from Memphis, Hotlanta and the Carolinas even trying to get some interest from Illinois. So it should be BIG. with all this I am going to

open at 9am and we are racing at noon.

I know this is going to put out a few guys but if everybody comes it's going to be a late day if I don't move it up. Also we are weighting the top 4 in all classes this Sunday.

trans AM 4cell/21.5lipo is 1450 6cell/lipo 27t/17.5 is 1531 grams
TC foam is 1418 TC Rubber 1525 12th scale is 865

All qualifing will be Ifmar
TA qualifing 5 minutes with 8 minute mains.
TC classes 6 minutes heats and mains
12th scale 8 munutes heats and mains

I will be laying out the grid this week to fit 10 cars better on the straight.
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extra practice saturday noon to 7ish
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just a quick post with thanks to everybody that came from out of town. 52 entrees was great to see some new faces and old faces from the region.

results are posted to the internet
http://results.rc50.com/Thunder_RC_N...le/01-18-2009/

I'll post up my race report in the following days with pictures and video
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THANK YOU, THANK YOU, ...THANK YOU

What can we do next?....I hope everyone that came by Thunder RC Raceway today took something home with them...we really tried to give the onroad rc scene another look for those that gave up on TC,TA, or 12th

Im very happy with the turn out and competition....but more importantly the friends and family that made this Sunday a day to remember.....

Thanks goes to everyone from the outta towners, our local racers, Mike Skeen, Robert Dirla , Tim Moore, and Autum Moore....

and a really special Thanks to Donald "TQ" Martin for being the brain child of this event....very happy to call you my friend....thanks very much

I also would like to add that this could and should be an annual event for a SNOWBIRDS warm-up race....something to think about

THUNDER JAM 2009.....2010?
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Saturday Offroad results
http://results.rc50.com/Thunder_RC_N...le/02-07-2009/
video
http://www.selfcast.com/nashrcracer/recording/5270

Sunday Onroad results
http://results.rc50.com/Thunder_RC_N...le/02-08-2009/
video here
http://www.selfcast.com/nashrcracer/recording/5293
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Thunder Onroad Season Finale Sunday March 29th

open at 9am racing at noon yes noon
entree $20 with $5 going to pot for payout in all classes

classes
Novice TA
Pro TA
13.5 Foam
17.5 12th

trans AM 17.5-27t 4cell/21.5lipo is 1450 6cell/lipo 27t/17.5 is 1531 grams
TC foam is 1418 TC Rubber 1525 12th scale is 865 even if your running a 13.5 1cell lipo, it has been proven that 13.5 is .2 per lap faster at 720g if we get enough 1cell lipo we'll run them separate if you don't want to go with the weight ruling

All qualifing will be Ifmar
TA qualifing 5 minutes with 8 minute mains.
TC classes 6 minutes heats and mains
12th scale 8 munutes heats and mains
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First things first. I have taken off complete control of Thunder RC. Michael Skeen has relinquished all control of the track to me. I have a lease for another year and have some ideas for some cool things to try. I donít have the hobby shop stock right now but I am working on things to fix that.

Watch the forum http://www.nashrcracer.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=23 and the website http://thunder.rc50.com/ for more info

I have updated the calendar for the summer schedule. http://thunder.rc50.com/calendar/month.php we are racing Friday night alternating onroad and offroad through the summer to allow the local outdoor tracks to race. Plus itís cooler in the track at night in the summer.

Points series starts in May for both onroad and offroad. One week a month counts so you have to run at least once a month to stay in the points.

Last I would like to thank everybody that came out for the Onroad Season Finale results are posted here http://results.rc50.com/Thunder_RC_N...le/03-29-2009/ results for the last Winter season offroad race are here http://results.rc50.com/Thunder_RC_N...le/03-28-2009/

Thanks to everyone for your support over the year I hope to keep up and improve your levels of expectation in racing at Thunder.

Robert Dirla
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Default CASHVILLE 24HR SCALE TRANS-AM ENDURO

CASHVILLE 24HR SCALE TRANS-AM ENDURO

SATURDAY AUGUST 29, 2009 @ THUNDER RC RACEWAY

http://thunder.rc50.com/vtaenduro.pdf

$500 CASH MONEY AND 24 HOUR SCALE(2.4 HOURS) OF NON-STOP TRANS-AM RACING

MIN 18 ENTRANTS...3 MAN TEAMS..MARSHALL,DRIVE,PIT

EVERY TEAM MEMBER CAN USE THEIR OWN CAR

NEW TIRES ARE ENCOURAGED, THREAD PATTERN MUST BE VISIBLE AT THE START OF THE RACE

LAPS WILL BE ADDED UP FOR EACH TEAM TO DETERMINE THE WINNERS

YOU CAN WORK ON YOUR CAR(TEAM CARS) AS LONG AS ONE OF YOUR TEAM MEMBERS ARE MARSHALLING

ALL CARS WILL BE TECH DURING THE RACE

ALL TEAM MEMBERS MUST PIT TOGETHER

ALL TEAM MEMBERS MUST RUN SIMILAR PAINT SCHEMES AND SAME BODIES

USVTA AND TMPL RULES APPLY

http://www.usvintagetransam.com/

http://coolspringsracing.com/Home_Page.html

YOUR TEAM MAY RUN EITHER SET OF RULES

ONE QUALIFYING ROUND FOR DRIVERSTAND AND PITLANE POSITION, STARTING AT NOON

1ST PLACE $200
2ND PLACE $120
3RD PLACE $90
4TH PLACE $60
5TH PLACE $30

SIGN-UPS ARE DUE IN BY AUGUST 15TH

ENTRY FEE WILL BE ONLY $30 PER TEAM

a regular club race that Friday nite @7pm...for those who want more track time before the enduro....It will be a totally new layout with a pit row

GOTO THUNDER.RC50.COM FOR MORE INFO

sponsored by KRC,Risk Sciences,Nashrcracer.com,Slot Spot

PM ME YOUR TEAM NAME AND MEMBERS

just a couple of notes about the race...

1. its at Thunder RC in Nashville,TN
2. all entries goto the track
3. the payout is from the sponsors
4. you must have visible tire thread on tires to start
5. sign ups are due around the 15th, it doesnt have to be paid, but this way we can judge the crowd
6. a Team Concoures contest will be judged, trophy to the team members
7. yes you can run the new hpi Vette....but be warned...3 teams have picked that body as well...
8.doors open at 9am for practice
9.qualifiers at 12 noon
10.race at 2pm
11.done by 6pm
12.any vintage American Muscle car..Vettes,Novas,Chevelles,Chargers..ect
13.all drivers will be required to race for at least 40 mins...thats roughly 4x's at 10 min a turn..
14.personal transponders are required
15.6-10 teams are expected...

here is some updated info on teams and rules..check edited post

TEAM DARK MONEY-HPI 68 CAMARO
Donald Martin
Myron Kinnard
Dan Reino

TEAM HOBBY LOBBY-HPI 67 VETTE
Robert Harrington
Neal Davis
Bobby Mills

TOP TEAM-HPI 67 VETTE
Justin Lyons
Cliffton Dodds
Quinton Robbins

TEAM AMBUSH-HPI 70 CUDA
Rick Hess
Brandon Black
Joe Marshall

TEAM JMC RACING
Mike Blick
Jackie Woodard
Clint Sweat

TEAM ABM-HPI 68 CAMARO
Robert Dirla
Brad Norris
Darryl Bingner

TEAM N. GEORGIA-HPI 67 VETTE
Chad Sharp
Joe Sessum

TEAM NO NAME-HPI 68 CAMARO
Jesse Carnell
Joe Murphy
Ben W.

starting this weekend we will be taking entry fees from TEAMS that want to secure their spot in the Enduro. You can send your $30.00 money order or check to po box 70779 Nashville,TN 37207...and you will be able to pay with Paypal as well..the act info will be available soon. We just want to insure the early birds a spot in this race. The list of teams seem to grow every week, and not to say everyone will or wont show, but things happen.

Like I mention before Robert/Nash/Thunder RC only benifits from the entry..its pays for the use of the track...all the payout is done by sponsors...its paid out regardless of turn-out....

paypal
[email protected]

it's $31.5 if they paypal $1.50 for paypal fees

they send money though paypal using [email protected] for $31.50 and I get it they need to put there team name and 3 transponders in the comments section

also alot of ?????? have been answered about the race on the Memphis thread, such as bodies, rotation, and wings..goto...

http://www.rctech.net/forum/msra-mem...o-sign-up.html

to get the 411...that keeps me from posting twice..thanks for you time and hope to cya soon...

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REMINDER!

THIS SATURDAY WILL START THE COUNT DOWN TO .......

THE 24 HOUR SCALE TRANS-AM ENDURANCE TEAM RACE ON SATURDAY AUGUST 29, 2009 AT 12 NOON FOR QUALIFIERS....

OVER 10 TEAMS ARE PLANNING TO ATTEND!!!!!!

CONCOURSE TROPHIES TO THE TEAM WITH THE BEST PAINT SCHEMES!!!!!

HOURS OF TRACK TIME!!!!!!

REGULAR CLUB RACE THAT FRIDAY NITE!!!!!

ALL NEW LAYOUT WITH PIT-LANE!!!!!!

ALL CASH PAYOUT TOTAL OF $500.00!!!!!!!!!!!

STILL TAKING EARLY SIGN-UPS BY PAYPAL OR MAIL!!!!!!

COME GET INTO ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING RACES FOR TRANS-AM EVER!!!

AND STILL ONLY $30 PER TEAM..THATS $10 A PERSON!!!!!!!!!

CYA SOON

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THIS SATURDAY AUGUST 29TH IN NASHVILLE,TN AT THUNDER RC RACEWAY

CASHVILLE 24HR SCALE TRANS-AM ENDURO
the countdown has started....


several teams of 3 will compete in a 24 hour scale Trans-am race.

Teams from 4 states and over 10 different cities.

These teams are going for a $500 cash payout and team concourse trophy contest.

Look for some surprises from "un-known" teams and last minute entries.

Sign-ups are still being accepted.

Friday night club/points race on the new layout at 7pm.

You still have time to get a team together or join a team needing an extra member.

contact me at 615-851-1876 or email or pm if needing any help at all.

CYA SOON AND GOOD LUCK!!!!!!
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we will finish all track work and clean-up tonight....

NOTE:
items to bring

chair/stool
fan
extra parts
great attitude

drinks and snacks will be at the track

still have the two loaners...I'll call you Brad.....2 days away guys...

Team Bread Crew
Cornbread
Eddie
Hayden

still waiting on a couple of local teams from Coolsprings and Franklin area
come on guys this is a great chance to get alot of track time w/o calling any races..hint hint...lol...come join us...cya

its looking like a wet weekend so come on inside and get some track time!
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OH BOY!...lets see where to start... Ive been trying to word this without taking 3 pages...lol..oh well...

First I would like to put the spotlight on the people that made this very very possible,

Robert Dirla for the use of Thunder Rc Raceway
Tim Moore for the AMB and donations to the track
Tommy at Slot Spot for his donation
Collin at HPI for his donation
Mark for calling the races
Mr. Gaines for the discount on the trophies
James and Henslo for taking the Saturday to tech for us
Snoopy for coming from GA to take pics and video
Donald for getting his friend to take some pics as well
Darryl Bingner for helping start this class to begin with
all the guest that stopped by to check it out, hope the bug bites hard

Now for the RACING!!!!!

We had expected 6-15 teams to show and did alot of prep to make sure we had space and time to put on one of the BEST "SPECIAL" races ever. We knew that with all races you dont know who is coming or not until the day of or in this case, last chance qualifiers..lol We got 8 teams...

TEAM T.O.P.-HPI 67 VETTE
Justin Lyons
Cliffton Dodds
Quinton Robbins

TEAM ABM-HPI 68 CAMARO
Robert Dirla
Brad Norris
Darryl Bingner

TEAM DARK MONEY-HPI 68 CAMARO
Donald Martin
Myron Kinnard
Dan Reino

TEAM AMBUSH-HPI 70 CUDA
Rick Hess
Brandon Black
Joe Marshall

TEAM BREAD CREW-HPI MIX
Cornbread
Eddie
Hayden

TEAM HOBBY LOBBY-HPI 67 VETTE
Robert Harrington
Neal Davis
Bobby Mills

TEAM SMOKEY AND THE BANDITS-HPI 68 CAMARO
Jesse Carnell
Joe Murphy
Ben W.

TEAM LAST MINUTE-HPI MIX
Jackie Woodard
Brad Dyer
marshall

we started off drawing numbers to assign pit spaces. First in the door got to pick 1st. That didnt mean it made your pit space closer to pit row.
Once that was taking care of, it was time to do some qualifing. Each team member got set into a heat to see the best average for the team. The qual was a one time deal to see what spot on the stand and marshall and pit-row spot your team would get. Having a member not to finish was a sure way to end up at the bottom of the list...

after some great heats ..Team ABM finished in the TQ spot which gave them choice on the stand..this also gave them the #1 spot for marshalling and pit-row...2nd -8th took turns picking as well....

Next we took some time for pics and the all important concourse contest that was judged by our volunteer techs...all the team cars looked great but it was Team Hobby Lobby that took home the three 1st place trophies ...Great Job on those Vettes guys

The start had one speed bump..after the first 8 members took positions for the Le-mans start....the horn sounded and we were off to the 2.4hr enduro..or so we thought. About 7 mins in the system stopped counting. We then realized we had to change it into a lap race....500 sounds good..this got ppl even more excited. so after a quick vote we started back up...and let it all hang out for 500 magical laps....cant give a real play-by-play due to so much going on....but I can say that it was anybodies race to win. With lead changes all over and position spots changing it was a true team effort to get all the laps you could get.

for all the cars on the track the driving and racing was very clean, no penalties were given to any teams and no complaints.

here are some numbers....
23 total drivers
I drove 28mins on one SMC 4000 28c pack..at one time(no pit)
3 lead changes
several position changes
Dark Money held the lead for aprox. 45mins
7 out of the 8 teams finished
$500 dollars was paid out to the teams..CASH!!
1 lap separated 1st and 2nd
Thunder lead 5 different times for a total of 154 leading laps
T.O.P. stayed in the top 3 the entire 500 laps except once

I hope everyone really enjoyed themselves on this special event. I hope ppl talk about the race for months to come. I hope it sparked more intrest in the on-road scene and gives new drivers a chance to really have some hobby fun.

thank you all for attending this child hood dream of a race for me..it really made me feel good. And to those who missed it...lets just say the talk around the water cooler is buuzzzing something in the very near future.....

Cya for the largest Trans-am race in the country...THE MUSIC CITY CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!....COME GET SOME

Myron"BATTMAN"Kinnard

http://results.rc50.com/Thunder_RC_N...le/08-29-2009/
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I would like to invite you guys to.....

Thunder Raceway presents....
2009-2010 THUNDER TRANS-AM SERIES

format:
-1 race per month will be a "MSR" (Myron Stupid Race)
-This race will be a money,trophy, or prize race
-You are given points at this race for the series
-Your points will be added up and awards will be given at the On-road Finale
-You have to attend one other race per month to be eligible for points

rules for classes:
http://coolspringsracing.com/Rules.html
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http://www.usvintagetransam.com/rules/index.html
-Each MSR will be different
-Points will be awarded as followed:
100 for 1st, 99 for 2nd, 98 for 3rd and so on, 1 extra for TQ or concourse

dates:
RD 1-Oct 25th-Halloween Cash 4 Dash
RD 2-Nov 22nd-Turkey Tag Race
RD 3-Dec 27th-Christmas Enduro
RD 4-Jan 17th-Thunder Jam Championship 2
RD 5-Feb 27 0r 28th-Trans-am Rally 1000
FINAL RD-Mar 21st-On-road Finale

-Touring car and 12th scale are welcome on these MSR races as well.
-all TA classes can run if enough show to run, incl: expert,sportsman,rookie, and Jr.

Sponsored by KRC,HPI,USVTA

NOTE: we will have club/points races all winter long. Check the calendar at

http://www.thunderRCraceway.com/
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Hope everyone had a wonderful racing weekend running TA...just like to remind everyone that....

THUNDER TRANS-AM SERIES PRESENTS...ROUND 1
SUNDAY OCT [email protected] THUNDER RC RACEWAY

HALLOWEEN CASH FOR DASH

Race Specification:
- 5 minute qualifiers(3 each)
- 8 minute mains(3 each)
- Mains to be added up to determine winner
- Classes will include TA and Jr TA
- Sportsman and rookie classes if enough show(5 or more)
- for each paid entry, $5 will go into the pot per class (example 20 entries=$100)
- 50% for 1st
- 35% for 2nd
- 15% for 3rd
- RULES for the event
http://www.usvintagetransam.com/rules/index.html
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http://coolspringsracing.com/Rules.html

Touring Car and 12th Scale are welcome to run on this day as well....

SPONSORED BY KRC
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Is there any indoor nitro off road up there for this winter?
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