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2014 Carpet Showdown at One Lug Raceway

Old 02-21-2014, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by bhambrent View Post
I got a text from him the others night. He still hurting and did not say anything about making the race on the 15th.

Buy still have a little time before the race so we'll see. I hope he can make it.
Thanks for the news Brent. It would be great to see him at this event.
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Old 02-22-2014, 10:56 AM
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I'm myself am running a USVTA legal car and I really don't see an advantage to bigger batteries on this track and the same for motors. I could be wrong but hey I coming up to have some fun and feed my addiction!
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Old 02-22-2014, 03:02 PM
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The gaping problem with ROAR VTA is that NO 25.5 motors have been approved. This essentially makes ANY 25.5 with ANY rotor and ANY wire thickness LEGAL!!! Not exactly the best thing for spec class racing. I'm not even sure if manufacturers are planning to send 25.5 motors to ROAR for approval. It may be up to the clubs themselves to test different 25.5 motors and make their own list of what's LEGAL if they choose to expand beyond the Novak-only rule.

Just my opinion. I don't run the class. But I would like to see the number of racers in VTA increase this year. It's a great class that's not too fast for newcomers to jump right into and not feel like rolling chicanes.

17.5 TC on tight carpet tracks can be tough.

Looking forward to seeing a crowd at the Showdown.
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:50 AM
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Hay guys I'm still recovering and doing good. My goal was to make this race and I may. But if I don't I will be down to hang out and help with motors. This has been a long road but The Lord has got me and my family through it. And a big thanks to my racing family you guys have supported me from day one!!!
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Good to here you are doing good,can't wait until your back at the track.

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Old 02-27-2014, 04:14 PM
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Hay guys I'm still recovering and doing good. My goal was to make this race and I may. But if I don't I will be down to hang out and help with motors. This has been a long road but The Lord has got me and my family through it. And a big thanks to my racing family you guys have supported me from day one!!!
Great to hear it Chris. Hope you're able to race, but if not it will be awesome just having you trackside dude.
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I got me a new toy so I can come in style!!! Lol
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Old 02-28-2014, 05:37 AM
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your wife going to let you drive her car? Glad to see you are doing better Chris.
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Old 03-01-2014, 09:52 PM
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Here's a shot of the layout for the Carpet Showdown.
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The layout is nice and actually pretty challenging. There are a couple point that if you get wrong you lose a lot of time or if you get it really wrong you end up flying eye level to the driver stand. It grooved in pretty good by the end of it, even with low car count yesterday. The showdown should be excellent!

Preliminary fast lap times

TC - 8.01 by Shaun, 8.4+ for the rest of us

1/12 - 7.8's

VTA - 9.5's
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What kind of gear ratio is being run in VTA and 12th?
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I was at 3.72 in VTA and 81-83mm in 1/12
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cool...thanks also for the info
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Brent, shoot me directions from b'ham in a pm please
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