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Old 12-14-2006, 02:11 PM   #1
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Hey guys, Im possibly moving to the Dallas area in the spring. Could someone recommend an off road electric race track? I would prefer that the track observes ROAR rules, but not mandatory. Thanks.
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Old 12-14-2006, 02:27 PM   #3
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Man! thats a big track! I race on a track that is 55'x30' (I think). I wouldn't know how to race on something that big. thanks for the info.
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Man you're lucky. I lived in Dallas for quite a few years...and it's the RC mecha....
MikesHobbyshop is awesome tons of help from everyone.
electric dirt and onroad racing indoors.

T&T Hobbies has outdoor onroad racing located in Plano (city limits of Dallas)pretty easy to get to.


There are quite a few more outdoor tracks both onroad and dirt.

Can't remember the name but there is also an indoor offroad gas track in Dallas around I 75 and Main street.
there are a few 1/8 scale tracks both onroad and outdoor within a few hours of Dallas.
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Old 12-14-2006, 02:42 PM   #5
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Also Indy RC World in Garland runs dirt oval and offroad indoors. Johnny Cool Guy Raceway in Euless has a big outdoor offroad track and RCRCNT in Rendon has an 1/8 scale onroad track.
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Olhipster that was called SR Hobbies I believe. I think its www.speedrc.com but i have heard it is no longer open....not 100% sure on that though. That was a killer track.
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Yeup, Speed RC (SR Hobbies) is closed for good, thanks to the change of ownership!

But Mike's Hobby Shop is where it's at for electric offroad, Indy is cool for the bigger events, but Mike doesn't really hold anything but club races...
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What tires are they using for 2&4WD buggy at Mikes?
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In 2wd you will see the norm Associated B4, All Losi XXX stuff and the new X6.
They run mod and stock.
Beware, I have seen pro drivers go through there and not beat the locals.

In 4wd you will see Kyosho, JConcepts, Losi XX & XXX and the X5 at least.
All of these guys run open mod.

If you think for a second the guys on the offroad are to good, go try some carpet racing on the otherside of the driver's stand.

If you get the nitro itch, Indy RC World offers killer racing for 1/8 classes indoors. 145 x 90

SR did close.

Johnny Cool Guys in Euless has a rather large offroad nitro track.
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What tires are they using for 2&4WD buggy at Mikes?

The tire of choice for YEARS is the M3 Square Fuzzie with Losi PreScrub 7206 pinks or reds. But since the Square Fuzzies have seem to go on NATION WIDE backorder, a bunch of us have started to run the new X3000's in pink or red compounds.

On 4wd cars, I like the Taper pins all the way around in pink. If you like to spend the time to cut the fronts, M3 Square Fuzzies all the way around. You can also run cut BK bars for the front.

Pretty much any tire that works on a hard packed clay surface works here...
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I called Mikes earlier today. I was told about the fuzzies and hole shots. I asked about tappers, but they said no. Is this track a fast track? I race on a very small blue grove track here. We only have 8 foot lanes and are generaly very technical in layout. From the web cam, mikes track just looks huge. I won't know what it is like to not have to drive agrressive like on a short track.

Oh! what is the most popular 2&4wd buggies that run there?
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In 4wd many of us are running the Pro-Line Inside Job tires in M3 compound. The track is kept wet but still has traction. The current layout is not extremely technical, but not overly simple at the same time, it has a couple of challenging sections. Rumor has it that the layout might be changed to a more technical layout soon. As far as the most popular cars. In 2wd it's the Losi XXXcr and Associated B4 as usual. In 4wd most guys are running the Losi XX-4 or Kyosho ZX-5 with a few others thrown in here and there.
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Yeah, those are the guys in the hobby shop, one of the guys doesn't know anything, and the other just raced for the first time in years last weekend...

But yeah, mostly 2wd, and in 4wd it seems like everybody runs a different car and tire setup. But when I ran my ZX5 and XXX4, I personally like the losi pink taper pins front and rear, you didn't have to cut anything and they worked the best for me, but not too many others run them, I don't know why tho...

The layout is pretty wide open right now, and there is traction, but not blue groove, mike doesn't sell tires when the track is like that, so we don't run it like that, haha.

For the next track change we will have a more technical, fun track, but nothing like a small track, like the old Mike's before he moved.
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I ask about the 4wd because I'm getting a yokomo in a couple of weeks. I was wondering if anyone runs them their. I'll miss the blue grove. runnin slicks with wd-40, that's the way to race. I prefer pink tapers. I'll be happy to continue to run them. I would like to try carpet. I've never drivin a TC before. we'll see after I get there. Thanks guys.
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rocco, dont be commmenting on things u dont know about........like running a business or takin care of yourself, u mommas boy.........keep your mouth shut in the future.
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