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Old 06-10-2018, 07:23 PM
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Last weekend I ran my 1/12th at ASR with a 13.5 on 2s in Blinky. Power wise it seemed similar to another racers 6.5 on 1s in Blinky. With the right tires I had good consistent grip for all 8-minutes. While the car was quick, I wouldn't have minded a touch more speed down the main straight. So, next time out I plan to experiment with some Turbo, and further dial in which tire compounds work the best. At this point rears are either Pink or Orange. On the front I'm still undecided, but Magenta's were consistent through a whole run.

In the future I'd love to give Hobby Town a try, but not if they still force the use of tire compounds that don't work.

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Old 06-10-2018, 11:14 PM
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my last 6 sets of 1/12th tires, current set of USGT, and VTA bought at HT have no HT stickers inside them. HT carries pink. purple spec, and XX pink rears, i asked owner months back about checking BSR about red and orange rears, have not seen him since, not a slam on him, i live about 70 miles SE of Tucson. at the time did not need or bother asking about XX pink or magenta fronts

last sorta big race HT did on 21 April they called States Race, alot of the out of town TC drivers were using various brands of TC tires not sold at HT, no issues were made of it

current layout has two short straights, we had a racer try 6.5 1S, using yokomo double pink foam fronts and BSR pink rears in a race (prepped track) mixed with 17.5 1S, 13.5 1S and 25.5 2S to get a good comparison, it was deemed too much for that layout by the driver. HT track is smaller than ASR track, along with different ideas on layouts, on flowing vs technical which was hashed on something called facebook?

i talked to DesertRat abit last year, i told him i knew them, yeah i can imagine the Banta group not wanting to drive a 1/12th scale in T-Jet mode
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Old 10-17-2018, 02:04 PM
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Sorry if it's already in this long thread somewhere, but what's the surface of the offroad track? Indoor or outdoor? Is it open any time the store is open? We're planning a road trip to Tucson this Winter, and might want to bring our cars to play.
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Old 10-17-2018, 02:15 PM
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Originally Posted by BugleBoy10 View Post
Sorry if it's already in this long thread somewhere, but what's the surface of the offroad track? Indoor or outdoor? Is it open any time the store is open? We're planning a road trip to Tucson this Winter, and might want to bring our cars to play.
It is outdoor astro turf and honestly wouldn't even bother. Hardly anybody runs on it lately and its in dire need of some maintenance. But yes, its open when the shop is and I believe practice is $8 for the day.
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Old 01-03-2019, 07:30 AM
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Looks like they are shutting their doors on the 26th.
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Old 01-31-2019, 05:15 PM
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is RC dead in Tucson now?!?!? I grew up racing there and im coming home and was looking to possibly race but all the offroad tracks seem to be shut down.
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Old 02-05-2019, 03:50 PM
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Your best bet is to travel to Phoenix to HobbyAction or 1/8 at The Compound
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Old 06-02-2019, 12:44 PM
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How about the quarter scale oval mentioned in another thread? I’d surely get Involved in a big scale electric for some nascar style fun (think traxxas EX or Xrays new car).

It’s Sad that hobby town closed....seems the hobby is all but dead for the time being.
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Old 06-13-2021, 10:27 PM
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Make Tucson great again... Anything R/C racing happening other than 1/4 scale? (Too expensive for my blood)
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Originally Posted by antivert View Post
Make Tucson great again... Anything R/C racing happening other than 1/4 scale? (Too expensive for my blood)

Have (6) races scheduled for the Tucson Quarter Midget track between Aug 14th and July 2022.

1/10th Scale Oval Stuff - mostly buggy or sc based classes, but a little bit of everything, including pan car.

We are The Big O R/C Speedway on facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/thebigorcspeedway
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Old 07-27-2021, 09:00 PM
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ASR indoor Onroad now running every Saturday in East Mesa. It's at the Superstition Springs Mall at P&F hobbies
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