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Old 02-14-2023, 06:27 PM
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Can we get a sticky for this?

Coming up the 2nd weekend in March. ROAR is under new presidency and several positions have changed. Come to the on road nats and see what all the talk is about. The President will be there helping run the show, something racers have asked for for years.

APEX Raceway and Hobbies is the host in Murfreesboro TN.


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Old 02-15-2023, 07:05 AM
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Old 02-16-2023, 08:57 AM
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So we have a new President who will be the race director, choosing to not race to ensure its ran awesome. We have a new wing chord rule, so Craig Xavier wont choke someone in tech. We have a new motor tech procedure ran by the world famous Kallen Stallworth, of snowbirds tech fame, that will be super smooth! We have new body rules so you dont need to worry about if your body is legal or not since they all are now. We have the largest pit spots of just about any track around, huge shop will race equipment in it, TV's everywhere including new ones each side of the drivers stand. Plus lets not forget the best BBQ and beans anywhere around. If we can get to 200 entries I am using Marc Livermore's money plus a lot of mine, to get some brisket this year too!
The only thing standing in the way of making this the best nationals in years is YOU!



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Hey is there a quick and dirty write up on the rules for the Exhibition classes? GT12 for me.
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Someone put them in the GT12 thread
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Originally Posted by Carnage9270
Hey is there a quick and dirty write up on the rules for the Exhibition classes? GT12 for me.
Same as all the big races. Rubber tires, one set for the weekend, USGT Motors, open gear, 1S.

up to 162 entries as of today!

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2 days left for the pre-entry. After the 22nd if you are not registered for a class you will have to sign up at the event and there will be a 20.00 late fee. You will not be able to register online after the 22nd. We are at 194 entries as of last night. Can we hit the full mark of 225? That something that hasnt been done in a long time!!!

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201 paid entries!
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First real "big race" I have been to in 5 years and one of the best I have ever been to now in my 32nd year since I started RC Racing. EA, Kemp and crew are most gracious hosts and the facility is one of the best I have been to as far as having what you need for a big race. Was great to see everyone again and scratched my itch for a bit, but made me want to race again next week too. I also was tired and felt old by Sunday. Not used to 5 16 hour days at the track anymore. Congrats to the winners, the Andersons worked us over. Trandell's program in 13.5 is strong right now. Keven get's his first ROAR Mod TC National Championship and it was well deserved and long overdue. And a big shout out to Shawn Rayfield on his 12th scale win, he drove great all weekend and the car was just as good. Sam was missing, but he would of had a hell of a time beating Kemp in Mod 12th scale had he been there. Pretty sure we'll be seeing that friendly rivalry for the next decade or more. First time I have ever been to a race where someone showed up to the track for the first time of the day at 2pm with a fresh mullet cut and seemingly proud of it. To quote Mangler "You paid for that?". The biggest loser of the weekend was the second Stall on the right. If you know you know. Thanks again Andersons that was great.
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Originally Posted by L.Fairtrace
First real "big race" I have been to in 5 years and one of the best I have ever been to now in my 32nd year since I started RC Racing. EA, Kemp and crew are most gracious hosts and the facility is one of the best I have been to as far as having what you need for a big race. Was great to see everyone again and scratched my itch for a bit, but made me want to race again next week too. I also was tired and felt old by Sunday. Not used to 5 16 hour days at the track anymore. Congrats to the winners, the Andersons worked us over. Trandell's program in 13.5 is strong right now. Keven get's his first ROAR Mod TC National Championship and it was well deserved and long overdue. And a big shout out to Shawn Rayfield on his 12th scale win, he drove great all weekend and the car was just as good. Sam was missing, but he would of had a hell of a time beating Kemp in Mod 12th scale had he been there. Pretty sure we'll be seeing that friendly rivalry for the next decade or more. First time I have ever been to a race where someone showed up to the track for the first time of the day at 2pm with a fresh mullet cut and seemingly proud of it. To quote Mangler "You paid for that?". The biggest loser of the weekend was the second Stall on the right. If you know you know. Thanks again Andersons that was great.
Thanks Larry for coming! It was a great event and ran AWESOMELY by ROAR! Tech was great, stop and goes were called, the schedule was right on time and we finished before stated time each day due to ROAR's diligence in getting us through on time. Live RC was actually pretty great for the guys not at the race. Interviews, even though I hate doing them, were GREAT for the guys at home! Head shots and pictures of drivers during the race were so over the top professional it wasn't even close to what the norm is we have come accustomed to. Thank you ROAR and LiveRC for going above and beyond.

Yea 2nd stall on the right was a trooper last week!

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I've seen a lot of comments that "tech was better." Can anybody expand on that? What was done that improved the process?
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I've seen a lot of comments that "tech was better." Can anybody expand on that? What was done that improved the process?
Now that all current bodies are approved you didn't have to get them stickered, I don't think you had to get packs stickered as well. They did do spot checks on batteries, to make sure they were on the approved list. We were also all encouraged to go up to tech and ask if ours was approved.

Motor tech for the stock guys was super easy, just run it through on the insteck meter, and a motorlyser run or 2. If it was fishy it didn't pass or was asked to be torn down. Way easier than previous years.

Wing cord was changed, so that it matched the stock cut lines of my wings. I had to trim just a tiny bit where I didn't do a great job cutting out the wing, it took me 20 seconds to trim it and run it back through.

Standard body height test, and wing placement test. Weight and voltage, blinky for stock. Ride height of course, I think the 12th scales were subject to a width check.

I didn't see a line at tech very often, and when it was it was only a couple of people. It allowed use to not wait for 45 minutes to go through a tech line to go race. I race mod so a bit easier for me, but seemed strict enough to catch any shenanigans, but chill enough that once you got your stuff marked/set it was easy. Very similar to tech at Indoor champs, or snowbrids, from what I remember.

That being said there were a few motors that didn't pass tech. I am sure there were also some people not happy with x y or z about tech, but that is how it is at every race. For me personally, it was a breeze, but again I run mod.
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So they did not have to tear down the motors to go thru tech? Will that be standard for other Nationals?
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