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Old 09-17-2008, 11:17 AM   #121
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Sounds like a good size group of cheese heads coming.....glad to hear it! This year ROAR allows 13.5 and 10.5 BL as Super Stock. Next year it is changing and 10.5 will be part of the mod class.
Thanks for the info. we'll be there Friday mid-day.
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If your on the fence about coming to this event, come! It will be a great time. A ton of stuff to win and great people to hang out with.
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cant wait till next week! should be alot of fun
whats the tire wear like on the outdoor track?
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Old 09-18-2008, 09:24 PM   #124
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cant wait till next week! should be alot of fun
whats the tire wear like on the outdoor track?
To early to tell. Just resurfaced and a scheduled layout change.
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Old 09-19-2008, 06:06 AM   #125
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To early to tell. Just resurfaced and a scheduled layout change.
Tuesday September 23rd we are scheduled to change the layout of the track so when everyone gets there Friday, it will be new for everyone. The clay/sand mix we are using packs nice and hard, but holds water great. This makes for a very fast high traction surface. If it stays the way it has been much of this year, you can get about a month on a new set of tires (maybe more). So you most likely wont need a new set of tires in the course of this coming weekend.
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Tuesday September 23rd we are scheduled to change the layout of the track so when everyone gets there Friday, it will be new for everyone. The clay/sand mix we are using packs nice and hard, but holds water great. This makes for a very fast high traction surface. If it stays the way it has been much of this year, you can get about a month on a new set of tires (maybe more). So you most likely wont need a new set of tires in the course of this coming weekend.

This is great. I very much admire a track that takes this effort to ensure a level playing field especialy for those who drive long distances to attend a race.
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Old 09-19-2008, 07:25 AM   #127
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This is great. I very much admire a track that takes this effort to ensure a level playing field especialy for those who drive long distances to attend a race.
Thanks Dustin. We are hosting this race mostly to have fun and race with guys we may otherwise never run into. Its been a ton of work to get ready for this race, but its all worth it. In addition to the changes that are being made on the outdoor track on Tuesday, tomorrow I will be at the track adding a 16' X 40' section of brand new off-road to the indoor track. If for some reason we cant race on the outdoor track, we will have an ALL NEW layout for the indoor track also. No matter what, indoor or outdoor, we will all be racing on something that will be brand new for everyone.
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ONE WEEK AWAY!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait, ROAD TRIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Any of you guys from Wisconsin bringing up a motor home or are all of you staying at the hotel?
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A bunch of us will be staying at the Days Inn. (FREE BREAKFAST)
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Old 09-19-2008, 02:09 PM   #131
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Hello Everyone,

We wanted to give you the latest information on the upcoming ROAR Region #5 Off-Road Electric race. As of today the weather report for the next 10 days is the same thing, mid 70ís mostly sunny, and mid 50ís at night with a less than 20% chance of rain on any day. Looks like perfect weather for this coming weekend, but we know how quick that can change. Lets hope for once that they weather report is correct and we get that wonderful weekend. If the weather holds out we will be racing on our outdoor track. This track has been completely resurfaced with a 4-inch think layer of fresh clay/sand mix. New features have been added throughout the track also. On Tuesday September 23 we will be changing the layout of the track so come Friday September 26 it will be a fresh new layout for everyone (no home field advantage). If for some reason the weather turns bad on us, we will be racing on our indoor off-road track. I will be at the track tomorrow adding a 20í X 40í new section to the track and also reworking the current track so if we do race indoors we will all be on a new layout there as well. The clay inside and outside is the same, both tracks are a 80/20 clay/sand mix. Itís all hard packed and holds water great. Tire choice should still be: Holeshots, Green Goosebumps, Green Double Dís, and Panther Clay Soft or Super Softs (IFMAR Pins have also been used with some success).

One of our local hobby shops, Sidetrax Hobbies, will have a booth at the track with all sorts of parts, tires, wheels, etc. for sale. So if you forget something, or break something you should be able to get most parts at the track. Fantom Racing will have a booth at the track to help with setups, tips, products, etc. Our sponsors, Fantom Racing, Team Orion, Panther, HPI, Great Planes, Novak, Tower Hobbies and Pro-Line Racing have all stepped up big time and we have a good deal of prizes to give away. Not only that, but many of our local businesses have thrown in a variety of gifts for us to give away also. These items range from $50 gas cards to Dremel Power tools and everything in between. These items will be given away in a few raffles, but most of the items will be door prizes that will be given out throughout the event.

ROAR memberships will be available at the track if you need to sign up. Our regional director, Terry Rott, will be at the event for the weekend. Word on the street is he might throw down with us and race even. If you have not met him make sure you take a minute and say hi and thank him for allowing us to have events like this.

As stated before, pit space inside the building is limited; it will be on a first come first serve basis. There will be one set of tables that will be reserved for drivers from our sponsors. Other than that, plan on having tables, chairs, pop-ups and your own power supply if you donít get a pit space inside the building.

For those of you coming from other tracks, if you think of it grab a flier for your home track and bring it with you. I would like to hang up all the fliers for other tracks so people can see where you race. Many of the guys at Battle Front like road trips to race at other tracks. Never know, we might all come and visit you some day soon.

Friday September 26 is our practice day at the track. We will open the doors at noon for free practice to anyone who is registered for the ROAR event. Practice will run from noon Ė 8:00PM. Both the outdoor and indoor tracks will be available to practice on. At 8:00PM we will run our Friday night under the lights races. Anyone who wants to continue to practice must move to the indoor track, all races will be conducted on the outdoor track. Races will run from 8:00PM to midnight (or whenever the races finish). The owner has reduced the fees for racing Friday night. It will be $10 for the first class and $5 for each additional class of racing.

If anyone needs help with anything, or you need something when you get to the track, ask for Revo (Keith) or ask for a member of the Fatal Impact Racing Club. Any of our members will be happy to help you out. We are expecting a large crowd for this event, so please make every effort to show up early so we can complete the registration and computer entry process as quickly as possible. We want to make sure to do our best to start racing promptly at 9:00AM. Thanks everyone, have a safe trip over and a good weekend of racing.
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Rev, Can you take some pics of the track when done?
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Rev, Can you take some pics of the track when done?
I will try to remember to bring a camera down there and get some pictures for you.
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Will the hobby shop booth have Kyosho parts by chance?
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Will the hobby shop booth have Kyosho parts by chance?
I wouldn't plan on it.
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