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Old 06-23-2008, 07:34 PM
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RC Pro uses qual points usually on 4 rounds with the best 2 out of 4 with the 3 best points as the first tie breaker and the fastest combined time of the 2 best rounds as the 2nd tie breaker.

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Old 06-23-2008, 08:00 PM
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Triple 15 minute mains would be cool... kinda like a big time 1/10 race on steroids.
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Old 06-23-2008, 10:53 PM
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It all comes down to how many people show up. That will tell how much time they have left open.
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Old 06-24-2008, 12:33 PM
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Ah, Cool thanks. Didn't think of it that way. I was more thinking that watching a race is more exciting the watching a qualifier.

I've talked a lot of folks trackside and they never really understand what is going on, even if you explain it. Just doesn't make sense, but if you say the top three transfer they get it right away.

Time is always a big problem so so sticking with that makes good sense to me.
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Old 06-27-2008, 08:22 AM
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has anything been made official
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Any news on this?
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I hear they waiting on CARLTON
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Old 07-05-2008, 03:14 AM
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Waiting on the holiday to get over with to check with Carlton.

I will be building a twin battery Novak setup in either a Kyosho 777 or a OFNA 9.5 to attend the race with. Leaning towards the Kyosho 777 that i believe has the best drive train in 1/8th scale buggy.
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Old 07-06-2008, 07:36 AM
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maybe we should go on the pro series web site.
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Old 07-06-2008, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by badassrevo View Post
Anybody want to fly me to Texas? it would be fun, but a little out of my economic reach.
Yep, my problem exactly!

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I try let you guys talk these out some before I chime in.....but I want to jump in in the beginning of this.

I have said this over and over and over....I just can't seem to get thru.... to some...
Why push it???
LONG races don't accomplish anything in electric racing. EVEN if you have the capabilities for a 20 min main or more... why bother...
VERY few races that long are decided by a photo finish.. or anything even close on ANY level. Even with the pro's. The guy who wins usually laps the field over and over and no one is close to them.
So what if we can run for 20 min.
Why run a race of attrition instead of a race of competition.
20 Min or more mains will become races of attrition and just embarrass this new class. I personally don't have ANY desire to run an electric race that long.
5,8 or 10 min qualifiers. 15 min main max. That is my vote.
Anyone who wants a longer main, in my opinion is still in the Nitro mentality. For Nitro that is great.. pit strategy, getting restarted when you flame out, tire changes... all of that is possible if you have an engine that you can restart.
But with Electric races, we are not going to start bringing soldering irons to the pit lane to try to fix something that went wrong. We don't need, and I personally don't want the hectic, frustrated scenario's in a pit lane associated with long races like the Nitro vehicles have.
With a 10, 12 or 15 min Main, you make a major mistake and you still have time to catch the field and work your way up. Even 15 min is pushing it depending on track conditions and driving style. I don't want to turn down the expo on my radio just so I can make it to the end of a long race. I want to run full bore for a reasonable time and use EVERYTHING my vehicle has to offer to win a race.
I don't want to do a battery change. I want to race with what I have. Especially with the example that example KVRC made and the increase in possible error and hazards.
4S packs are pretty much the standard. Good size that helps keep the car balanced. I have no problem with run what you brung...If someone wants to come with a 12S BRICK in their car and not charge all day long that is up to them.
My vote is this.
7 or 8 min qualifiers
10 min lower mains
15 Minute A Main

My track opens in early November. I would not be able to make it.

But like LXMUFF said. Thanks for trying to get this going. The class is getting a LOT of exposure. RC DRIVER is the magazine that was mentioned.

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I have seen races won in the last lap after 30 min. The reason for longer main is because of frist lap or turn hacking. Just like this weekend I TQed and got drove all over in first corner then got beat to death trying to get back to front. I won it on last lap it was a fifteen min race. I do believe 15 min is long enough .
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Originally Posted by xxxtruck View Post
I have seen races won in the last lap after 30 min. The reason for longer main is because of frist lap or turn hacking. Just like this weekend I TQed and got drove all over in first corner then got beat to death trying to get back to front. I won it on last lap it was a fifteen min race. I do believe 15 min is long enough .
Been there before!!
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looks like this is going to happen.
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