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Old 07-10-2018, 09:59 AM
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Talking 2018 USVTA Summer Slam at The Gate - Cleveland, OH

4th Annual USVTA Summer Slam presented by NORCAR at The Gate



July 20, 21, & 22, 2018 in Brunswick, OH

UPDATE: Registration on RCSignUp will close at NOON EDT on Tuesday, July 17.
Registration is open on RCSignUp! Click HERE to register.

Download the event flyer HERE

Entry Fees:
  • First Class: $40
  • Second and third class: $25 each
  • We will be selling a limited number of event t-shirts at the track. These are not included in the entry fees.
Classes:
  • VTA
  • USGT
  • F1 25.5
  • WGT-R
  • TC 17.5
New this year will be the following “track” classes:

Each of these classes will be a $10 entry fee. While we won’t have our regular trophies for these classes, you’ll be racing for bragging rights and maybe some “special” prizes!
  • Modified TC
  • Modified 1/12 Pan Car
  • Tamiya Euro Truck
Schedule:
  • Friday 7/20:
    • Noon to 10:00PM – Open Practice
  • Saturday 7/21:
    • 8:00AM to 11:30AM – Controlled Practice
    • 12:00PM to ?? – Three rounds of qualifying
  • Sunday 7/22:
    • 8:00AM to 11:00AM – One round of qualifying
    • Noon to ?? – Mains
Rules:
  • NORCAR only supports “two wire” transponders. This includes the MyLaps RC4 Hybrid and MRT.
  • All general NORCAR club rules apply. Click HERE for details.
  • Random motor tech will be performed during the qualifiers on Saturday and Sunday and the mains on Sunday. A resistance meter will be made available during practice on Friday for racers to use to verify that their motors are compliant in advance. A list of ROAR's minimum resistance values will be available at the track as a reference.
  • VTA
    • USVTA rules apply (including driver figure, tires subject to compliance inspection)
    • Motor/Rotor: ROAR Approved 25.5T
    • ESC: Any ROAR approved non-timing ESC in its approved “Blinky” mode.
    • Battery: Any hardcase 2s LiPo with a maximum of 6000mah rating.
    • Gearing: Open
    • Tires/Rims: Protoform VTA Specific Tires (Front 10140-00, Rear 10139-00) mounted on VTA wheels. Front on front, rear on rear.
    • Body: USVTA approved, see their list.
    • Maximum Battery Voltage: 8.40
    • Minimum Ground Clearance: 5mm
    • Minimum Weight: 1450g
    • Maximum Width: 200mm
    • Minimum Body Height/Wing: Wing as included with body and mounted in designed location
  • USGT
    • USGT rules apply (tires subject to compliance inspection)
    • Motor/Rotor: ROAR approved 21.5 with ROAR approved tuning rotor
    • ESC: Any ROAR approved non-timing ESC in its approved “Blinky” mode.
    • Battery: Any hard case 2S
    • Gearing: Open
    • Tires/Rims: Ride RIE24025 tires and inserts (available through Gravity R/C or NORCAR)
    • Body: No WGT, ROAR TC2, Truck or bodies intended for oval or off-road. Bodies my completely cover the tires.
    • Maximum Battery Voltage: 8.40v
    • Minimum Ground Clearance: 5mm
    • Minimum Weight: 1380g
    • Maximum Width: 200mm
    • Minimum Body Height/Wing: Any “scale” molded wing can be used. Lexan wings are limited to a 10mm maximum height including the side dams.
  • WGT-R
    • WGT-R rules apply
    • Motor/Rotor: ROAR approved 17.5 and ROAR approved tuning rotor.
    • ESC: Any ROAR approved non-timing ESC in its approved “Blinky” mode.
    • Battery: Any hard case 1S
    • Gearing: Open
    • Tires/Rims: CRC spec or TCS tires. Fronts on front, rears on rear.
    • Body: Approved body list only bodies must not be cut lower than the trim line therefore controlling height. Bodies that look slammed will be checked.
    • Maximum Battery Voltage: 4.20v
    • Minimum Ground Clearance: 5mm
    • Minimum Weight: 1025g
  • F1 25.5
    • Motor/Rotor: ROAR approved 25.5 with ROAR approved 12.3mm rotor.
    • ESC: Any ROAR approved non-timing ESC in its approved “Blinky” mode.
    • Battery: Any hardcase 2S
    • Gearing: Open
    • Tires/Rims: CRC or TCS on UF1 style wheel (single nut retention front and rear)
    • Body: UF1 approved, Year 2000 or newer bodies
    • Maximum Battery Voltage: 8.40v
    • Minimum Ground Clearance: 3mm
    • Minimum Weight: 1050g
    • Maximum Width: 190mm
    • Minimum Body Height/Wing: Rear wing must be no higher then the body’s air “scoop”
  • 17.5 TC
    • Motor/Rotor: ROAR approved 17.5 with ROAR approved tuning rotor.
    • ESC: Any ROAR approved non-timing ESC in its approved “Blinky” mode.
    • Battery: Any hard case 2S
    • Gearing: Open.
    • Tires/Rims: Jaco Blue, Sweep QTS 32, Solaris Medium or Gravity Type C
    • Body: ROAR approved TC2
    • Maximum Battery Voltage: 8.40v
    • Minimum Ground Clearance: 5mm
    • Minimum Weight: 1380g minimum
    • Maximum Width: 190mm
    • Minimum Body Height/Wing: 130mm minimum. Sitting on 20mm blocks.
  • Tamiya Euro Truck “track class”
    • Tamiya TT-01 based Euro Semi Truck kits only
    • Must use kit supplied motor and ESC
    • Only upgrade allowed is ball bearings
    • Must use kit supplied pinion gear
    • Must use kit supplied tires and full body
    • 2S LiPo battery. Max capacity of 6,000mAh.
    • Max voltage of 8.40V
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Track is down and it is going to be a ton of fun.
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T-minus 7 days until the 2018 USVTA Summer Slam! A few quick updates:

First, we will have a limited number of event t-shirts available in limited sizes for purchase. They will be $15 by PayPal and you'll get them at the race. We'll post a picture as soon as we have the graphics back from our vendor.

Second, we will be performing random motor tech and inspections during the qualifiers and mains. A resistance meter will be available at practice on Friday for everyone to use to make sure their motor is compliant in advance. A list of ROAR's minimum resistance values will be available at the track as a reference.

Third, if you haven't signed up yet, head on over to RCSignUp to get in on the action.
https://www.rcsignup.com/events/disp...nt.cfm?ID=6489
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I can smell the BBQ already! At least ....... I think that's BBQ?
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Test runs were done this weekend with a club race. Lap times were really fast.
Time to tweak the layout . Fix a bad visibility corner that was causing crashes and fix the chicane to eliminate the cheater lap. LOL
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Registration on RCSignUp will close at NOON EDT on Tuesday, July 17. Sign up today!
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Nice event, gentlemen. Well run and good racing. For the Halloween Classic can we get a track with an actual straight away and the ability to accommodate 10 car mains?! 😂
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Nice event, gentlemen. Well run and good racing. For the Halloween Classic can we get a track with an actual straight away and the ability to accommodate 10 car mains?! 😂
As part of the build crew for the Gate we really appreciate the comments on the layout. Summer Slam is a unique event with the focus on fun and usually a layout that is a little goofy on purpose (Ring of Death). At the Halloween Classic we definitely take it a little more seriously but we still want to focus on fun. When we do the HC layout 10 car mains will be a focus as will a real straight.
I would like a opinion on the use of ice and dots on the layout though. We always have a lot of discussion about those and flapper corners when we do a design.
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Originally Posted by old_dude View Post
As part of the build crew for the Gate we really appreciate the comments on the layout. Summer Slam is a unique event with the focus on fun and usually a layout that is a little goofy on purpose (Ring of Death). At the Halloween Classic we definitely take it a little more seriously but we still want to focus on fun. When we do the HC layout 10 car mains will be a focus as will a real straight.
I would like a opinion on the use of ice and dots on the layout though. We always have a lot of discussion about those and flapper corners when we do a design.
I think this is my third (?) time attending the Summer Slam. Always a great event. I would have appreciated a larger A main field, however it's entirely my own fault for not making the show. I can certainly understand the decision to limit the mains the way you guys did and I have zero complaints.

The only complaint I do have is........ the lack of BBQ this year.
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Originally Posted by old_dude View Post
As part of the build crew for the Gate we really appreciate the comments on the layout. Summer Slam is a unique event with the focus on fun and usually a layout that is a little goofy on purpose (Ring of Death). At the Halloween Classic we definitely take it a little more seriously but we still want to focus on fun. When we do the HC layout 10 car mains will be a focus as will a real straight.
I would like a opinion on the use of ice and dots on the layout though. We always have a lot of discussion about those and flapper corners when we do a design.
Its your track and anything you put down will be the same for everyone. I plan on attending the HC regardless of layout, but I'll offer this...The Gate is a famous, iconic track and I'm glad I finally got to visit and cross "Racing at the Gate" off of my R/C bucket list. Do you want to remain iconic because of the talent level that comes to your track and the caliber of races you put-on or become known for gimmicky tracks? Using a golf analogy, you don't go to the Masters and expect a windmill with a clown's mouth to putt into.
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Originally Posted by old_dude View Post
As part of the build crew for the Gate we really appreciate the comments on the layout. Summer Slam is a unique event with the focus on fun and usually a layout that is a little goofy on purpose (Ring of Death). At the Halloween Classic we definitely take it a little more seriously but we still want to focus on fun. When we do the HC layout 10 car mains will be a focus as will a real straight.
I would like a opinion on the use of ice and dots on the layout though. We always have a lot of discussion about those and flapper corners when we do a design.
For me, the dots/ice were a much better solution for the "standard corner". This is because you can hit it, and your car gets a little wacky, and you don't break anything.

Which was really nice, I didnt have an arm pop off, or any broken parts, and I think I only saw a few breaks from some hellish crashes.

Although this allowed the racer to get a "little crazy" and go for some less than perfect on the line laps, maybe resulting in some faster laps, but none the less a great idea!

I really enjoyed attending the event this year. I would like to thank the gate for the fantastic opportunity to race there, as well as the hobby shop/concession crew for some good food.

I'm hoping to make it again next year for another great event, its always a pleasure to race on something different, and unique.
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Originally Posted by ground-round View Post
Its your track and anything you put down will be the same for everyone. I plan on attending the HC regardless of layout, but I'll offer this...The Gate is a famous, iconic track and I'm glad I finally got to visit and cross "Racing at the Gate" off of my R/C bucket list. Do you want to remain iconic because of the talent level that comes to your track and the caliber of races you put-on or become known for gimmicky tracks? Using a golf analogy, you don't go to the Masters and expect a windmill with a clown's mouth to putt into.
We are known for both

The Summer Slam is what it is... a gimmicky track and lots of fun.

The HC is known for great talent, close racing, and raceable layouts.

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I had a lot of fun this past weekend. Thanks for the extra practice on Saturday night. The food was great. I even really enjoyed the dot corner off the sweeper on driver left. The layout while challenging due to so many dots was really fun and different. The lack of barriers plus open track space made my various mistakes ultimately less costly. I'm a fan!
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