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Old 10-18-2006, 11:49 AM   #1
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Arrow Bolink legend thread

Jus got a track close by and their running legends, so i got my old car out, and am getting ready to race...needs:
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wanna hear about yours(if u still have it)
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Old 10-18-2006, 12:25 PM   #2
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This is a fun class i cut my teeth in this class alot of fun

we had a spec class

stock spur with 21 or 22 steal pinion

paradox stock motor and sanyo 1400 red cell 4 cell packs then to 1600 4 cell spec pack ans monsterstock handouts recently

very close racing
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Bolink I haven't heard that manufacture mentioned in years. Are they still around?
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Old 10-18-2006, 08:39 PM   #4
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Bolink I haven't heard that manufacture mentioned in years. Are they still around?
http://www.bolink.com/
The new owners released the Legends chassis and bodies(still thin near the side body post areas), and are working to release the Sprint car chassis as well.
The Legends are the largest class at our club track, and is growing again this year.
Here is the body for mine for this season.
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Old 10-18-2006, 08:42 PM   #5
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Where's Bill Fraden?

He's the Bolink Legends guru in Florida.
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Old 10-23-2006, 12:56 PM   #6
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We're running Legends at His & Hers Hobbies in Kenosha, WI.

Bearings allowed
Stock Spur w/21 or 22 tooth pinion
27 turn stock motor OR Novak 13.5 brushless
4-cell batteries w/4300mah limit
Any manufacturer green or blue foams
Aftermarker steering linkage allowed

Other than that, the basic Legends rules are followed. This is a great class for newbie and experienced alike. Some of the most fun racing I've ever had.
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Just wanted to bump up an old thread for a class that is coming back here in the carolinas.

We're running mostly spec with a few allowences on a banked tri-oval. Basically 4-cell nicd packs (trinity spec), Trinity spec 21T motor (although we are considering a "mod" class as well), 81T spur and 23T pinion on BSR cap tires. Bearings allowed. The biggest equalizer is the spur/pinion and motor...chassis setup is not really enforced to allow for some tweak factors on a large open track.

I actually have my 5 year old son running with us and he does quite well. This really is a class that anyone can get introduced to oval/road course racing with. You can find RTR's used for around $100-150 with everything you need to hit the track and have fun. You only need to keep about 3 parts on hand for spares...almost everything else is bulletproof.
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Good luck I can't get anything going down here.I even made the rules easier for them and I can only get two guys to show up.
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Good luck I can't get anything going down here.I even made the rules easier for them and I can only get two guys to show up.
Well, that's where we took matters into our own hands...Between 2 of us, we have 8 cars RTR at any given time. It started with me, my son and one other racer (3 to run a class at our track) and within 2 weeks we have 5-6 regulars guaranteed and 2 cars that are avaialble to loan out to other racers who are curious about the class.

Having the loaners lead to other racers buying or wanting to buy their own. There were 2 out of town guys last week that I'm hoping will show up again this Friday. If that happens, we could actually be looking at a full 10 car A-Main with the 2 dedicated loaners running.

I think it depends on your track turnout. We have anywhere from 50-80 racers at any given time. Some of us split between oval and off-road while others are dedicated to one or the other. Since the turnout is usually that high, people who have down time between classes are interested in trying new things...some like it, some don't.
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I would love to see this take off down here in south Florida.....it would be perfect for new guys, like me, and also my 10 yr old daughter. I am beginning to think that it will take someone to just buy the cars and get people to race...and maybe they will buy their own. Hhmmmmm...I hope I didn't just volunteer......
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I would love to see this take off down here in south Florida.....it would be perfect for new guys, like me, and also my 10 yr old daughter. I am beginning to think that it will take someone to just buy the cars and get people to race...and maybe they will buy their own. Hhmmmmm...I hope I didn't just volunteer......
I moved from south florida last year and was pretty depressed at the lack of tracks down there.

Sometimes that's what it takes to get a class started though is to just put a remote in someone's hands and let them figure out that it's fun on their own rather than talking them into buying a car for a class that they don't know yet.

I've been reading that there are pockets around the country still doing oval and touring with legends. Mostly carpet but a few like us are running outdoors. I don't see them ever becoming hugely popular again, but aside from 1/18, they are about the most novice friendly cars you can start with and they really develop driving skill with the lack of suspension.
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