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Old 11-11-2006, 09:09 PM   #16
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I wasn't able to go today. Any final results? How did the losi cars do?
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Old 11-11-2006, 10:16 PM   #17
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Has anyone heard who has TQ for 1/8 scale buggy?? and what there driving??

Well it's Jared Tebo, running Taylor James back up car!!

GO JAMMIN!!!


nice to see him drive a real buggy!!
couldnt agree more... its about time Jared driving one of the best buggy...
he shud try the truggy again!
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Old 11-11-2006, 10:23 PM   #18
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With all that said... why can't an event of the epic proportions that you speak of be broadcast on the WEB somewhere? Really, great venue and charging the general public to come in and you don't even have any kind of PRESS!

Ridiculous!!!

Take a look at the some of the WORLDS largest onroad events! Plenty of PRESS!

Disclaimer... if there is such press... as there should be... please post it somewhere here on the boards for the peasants to see... and if there's not... shame on the promoters and marketing and event coordinators!

Off my box!

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Actually it seems as if they've been doing a decent job at getting local press. They were in the local newspapers, and from what I was told, they also ran a radio spot for the event. I can't complain one bit about this, as the more they get RC out to the general public, the more you'll see events such as this. I actually found out about the event through my local press ( just outside of Rockford ) FIRST before I had heard of the finals being here through my "normal" RC Channels.

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The cost of renting a facility capable of “showcasing” the “Sport” of RC racing to the “mainstream” American population is astronomical. We're talking well into 5 figures!

The intention at the RC Pro Off-Road National Championships is to attract the attention of spectators & “Corporate” America to RC racing as a viable investment and potential future advertisement medium.

The concept is to attempt to hold a world-class RC racing events in arenas with all of the creature comforts that Americans are accustomed to, not what we racers must endure & subject our loved ones to. (Read it as: Porta-lets, filthy bathrooms)
In order to grow the popularity and accessibility of RC racing to the “masses”, the Rockford Metro Centre was chosen as an ideal location.

To pay $15.00 to spend an entire day watching Nitro-Burning RC cars may seem steep for some of us racers but it’s a necessary evil if the sport is to grow into the American Sport it should be.

For those that attend the RC Pro “Finals”, thank you very much.
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Jeff,

I agree that the Metro Centre was definately a good location. I'm impressed from what I have seen thus far. I hope you guys get a good spectator turnout. I have been there browsing the pits, checking out the track and such, and it seems as if everyone is having a good time.
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Old 11-12-2006, 12:42 AM   #19
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Any results yet? Or any place to find them?
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Old 11-12-2006, 04:07 AM   #20
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Old 11-12-2006, 10:23 AM   #21
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Hay Doug, Awesome pictures!
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Old 11-12-2006, 02:08 PM   #23
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Congrats to Allen Richards for putting a Mugen MST1 in the A MAIN at the Pro-Series Finals

Great job Allen!!!!
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Old 11-12-2006, 03:13 PM   #24
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I personally don't believe that's the way to go if the goal is to help bring R/C racing into the 'mainstream'. What you're doing is to add to the outsider or novelty feeling of our sport.
An arena is great if there's already awareness of the product. The investment must be at the root level if you want to see real growth.
If I had '5 figure' $ to invest I guarantee I'd make a facility (that already exists) into a showcase of just what exactly is so great about our sport. It would be a part of our community, not a traveling sideshow, that would promote the sport and not just pat the already successful participants on the back.
I guarantee you that the restrooms would be up to 'Mom' standards, and the whole place would have a destination quality to it. The community would talk about it, and exposure would be self generating.
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Old 11-12-2006, 03:22 PM   #25
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Ok, lets put all these opinions to the side, everybody wants more mainstream coverage for rc and understand the cost incurred by the nicer venue...

Lets see about some facts, (i.e. RACE RESULTS)

You know, if anybody knows where they can be found, let me/us know, just please don't say THE GRID!
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Old 11-12-2006, 04:46 PM   #26
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1.8 Expert A Main Round# 5, Race# 13

________________________Driver___Car#____Laps____R aceTime____Fast Lap___Behind_
Jared Tebo #1 125 1:00:17.247 27.596
Adam Drake #8 125 1:00:33.411 27.497 16.164
Taylor James #3 121 1:00:12.357 27.095
Chad Bradley #12 119 1:00:07.091 28.080
Kyle Skidmore #14 119 1:00:28.350 28.110 21.259
Andy Smolnik #11 119 1:00:31.752 28.365 24.661
Matt Gosch #5 117 59:59.702 27.745
Ryan Maifield #4 116 1:00:09.519 27.315
Ryan Lutz #15 112 1:00:07.480 27.921
Allen Horne #9 112 1:00:08.515 28.520 1.035
Richard Saxton #13 108 1:00:15.014 28.407
Quincy Hughes #6 88 45:29.031 27.996
Jason Branham #7 86 44:49.726 28.406
Cody King #10 56 35:23.775 27.955
Josh Wheeler #2 2 36.740 34.747
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Old 11-13-2006, 12:14 AM   #27
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looks like the event was successful
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Old 11-13-2006, 09:21 AM   #29
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What? I paid $16 at the door. I gave a homeless guy a $10 bill. I was a popsicle by the end of the night.

But to watch Jared run that one hour A main final making only one mistake was definately worth it.
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$15 per person is crazy. There better not be a parking fee on top of that.

Paying an entry fee isn't out of the question, but $15 per is too steep - not a good way to encourage non-participants to stop by and check it out.

At the end, it's all perception. It's kind of crazy, because many of us (me included) don't bat an eye at a $40 widget for our toy cars, but $15 entry just rubs me the wrong way. Maybe it's just me.
I would have to agree that an entry fee for spectators is the worst Idea the ProSeries has had yet. If I remember the whole idea of having such a big event in that location was to bring in spectators and promote the sport. The $15 entry fee for spectators is a huge turn off for curious spectators. If you had a family of 4 that would cost you $60 just to watch something new. I think greed will kill the hopes of making this sport bigger. Keep if free for spectators and affordable for the racers. God knows we spend boat loads of cash on our R/C gear. Getting nickel and dimes to death by the event promoters will kill it for most of us.
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