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Old 01-14-2003, 03:40 PM   #1
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Default 4hr Enduro Race (Feb 15) at Tamiya HQ

There is a Tamiya 4hr Enduro Race tentatively scheduled for the 15th of February to be held at Tamiya's Test Track in Aliso Viejo, CA. It is a great opportunity for everyone who wants to experience a long race. For the moment this are some of the rules:
Must run a Tamiya Touring Car
Tamiya Body
4 person team minimum
4 hours
Any Batteries
Any Tires
Any Legal Motor
Fred M. of Tamiya is expectedly handing out flyers this coming Saturday (1/18). I will post a PDF copy as soon as we get it.
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Old 01-15-2003, 08:33 PM   #2
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Default The Rules are Out!

I was at TA this morning and Fred said that he had the rules for the enduro completed. I think he was actually copying a sheet for me to share with you guys but I forgot to recieve it from him! Doh! Also, I've heard of a rumor that there may be an instoppable team that's forming for us to compete against. In any event, our team look forward to the challenge.
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Rod, when you get a chance, post it here!
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Here's the scoop on the 4hour race. Also attached is a zip file containing the rules and signup form in word doc format.


2003 4 Hours of Tamiya Enduro

So you think you and some brave friends have what it takes to survive? Well, Tamiya America is proud to host the first of many new exciting race formats that will test your RC driving skills. On February 15, 2003, four long hours of driving and RC machine survival will be pitted together for a bid for the 2003 enduro crown.

Race Format

4-hour endurance race.
Qualifying will be run in the following way.
Teams must have an AMB personal transponder in the car to enter. Public transponders will not last 4 hours.
Team members are responsible for their own turn marshalling duties. There will be no turn marshals to watch the event.

Qualifying format

We will be running 2 (5-minute) rounds of IFMAR style qualifying. The fastest single lap will put the team in a respective main. The top ten times will fill the 4 -hour main Enduro. The rest of the teams will fall into a hour B main enduro.

Rules

1.Tamiya sedan chassis only.
2.Tamiya sedan or sports car bodies only.
3.Any 7.2 six-cell battery packs. All packs may use any type of connector. The battery pack must have at least 1 inch of wire coming out of the battery.
4.No custom quick release systems on the chassis that have battery terminal contacts. All battery changes must involve plugging and unplugging the battery from the speed control.
5.All sedan tire makes are legal.
6.Non-Tamiya option parts are allowed. I.E. wheels, inserts, body posts, gears and out-drives etc.
7.Teams must consist of at least 4 drivers. More than 4 drivers per team is permitted.
8.Any motor is allowed. (Brush-less systems are permitted)
9.Tire, motor and speedo changes are allowed.
10.Qualifying chassis and body must race the main enduro.
11.Primary car must finish the race. I.E. In the case of mechanical failure, the car may be repaired, but a back-up car is not permitted.
12.The motor used for qualifying does not need to be used for the main enduro.
13.No team may recruit more than two Factory PRO drivers from the RC industry. (This is the anti Dream Team rule)

All team entries must be received by February 10, 2003. Due to the complexity of the qualifying format we cannot accept entries past this date.

Enduro Time Table and schedule


Track opens at 7:00 am.
Qualifying will start promptly at 9:00 a.m.
B main enduro will start at 11:30 am.
4-Hour Main Enduro will start at 12:30 p.m. (We strongly suggest you start charging batteries ASAP)

Power will be supplied.
Bring your own pit tables and chairs.
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Default Rules and Signup Form Docs

I didn't attach it in the previous post so here it is:
Attached Files
File Type: zip 20034hoursoftamiyaenduro.zip (8.7 KB, 43 views)
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Holly cow! Brushless, here we come!
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Brushless: I have a feeling Novak is gonna open a big big can of whoop-A$$
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Old 01-17-2003, 10:58 AM   #8
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Default Brushless at 4hr Enduro...yaaaah!

I think this is why they allowed brushless to be Legal so that Novak can push the Brushless deal. I think it's all good it will be a good test run for this stuff to see how far it could go. My team will also be running a brushless set-up (Lehner) and I'm excited to see how it comes together.
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It appeared that a few people were testing for the event today at TA. From the team and drivers showing up this should be quite an event!
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Sounds great.. Please Keep us posted on the results. Also if you can please include any Info on what cars are running and what gear they are using.

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Default Enduro testing

highlight of Sat. testing was watching Tyree (Novak team) consistanly run his car for 12+mins w/3300.

This car seemed to be about as fast as a car equiped with an 11 turn

Impressive stuff!

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I take it that was with their brusless system??

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Talking this event is getting serious!

I have had some recent info. regarding the race and it appears that a few companies/teams are really pushing for bragging rights on the 1st 4hr of Tamiya Enduro.

Both Novak and Orion will have their teams using the soon to be released brushless systems which should make for some interesting tactics during the 4 hour period.

I believe so far teams will include:

Tamiya, 2 Teams
Orion/Peak 2 teams
Novak 2 teams
Losi 1 team
Speedtech R/C 1 team
Ofna 1 team

As for the locals look for at least 3 to 5 more teams trying to make the show (A main races 4 hrs only)

Look for more teams to test this up coming weekend




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is kinwald going to be there?
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Kinwald is rumored to b running with david Jun!
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