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Old 10-18-2006, 11:07 PM   #46
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Owning br00d is not conflict......products have approval processes that go through the entire EXcomm....I think there needs to be STRICTER rules on approvals and notice to the members.....

And please keep in mind, br00d is an OEM company.....other than a few tools (last I checked these don't fall under ROAR), we don't make anything. We buy it from trinity, smc, reedy, orion, checkpoint, etc....


From my understanding, Mike Queller is a distributor and Carl supposedly is (I may be wrong on this, but thats what I was told.).....a distributor can basically control a product more than I can.......look no further than Great Planes with OS Engines, Futaba, or Checkpoint......or Horizon with Losi......regardless of which of us wins, you are going to have someone from the business side of the industry.....please also keep in mind, that the ROAR glory days were during the time when Mike Reedy was president......it worked before, would work again.

I rarely ever build a motor or anything for my company.....I do some ordering and bring in new products.....and handle the money.....the rest is done by my employees. I am also hiring Mike Dumas to come up an assist with the day to day operations. I only build motors at the big races......and if I am there doing that, suddenly your ROAR president is at the big events.


As for my positions.....well, I have been on the ONROAD Comittee for over a year......as well as almost a year as regional director. I have been racing for over 15 years. My day job has me working for a non-profit with over 550 employees. One that I took over as CEO in 2000 with revenues around 5.5 million and have increased to over 20 million a year not counting the casino, which pushes them over 65 million....yeah, I think I have the qualifications.


The regional race system will work......the World trips was more of show of how the TCS system works. I think the awards should be done at regionals for both privateers and pros.....sending our champs to these races is hardly a waste though, winning a world championship for your IFMAR block can be used a big tool in advertising and prestige to the organization. Ask any college football recruiter.....any team winning from their confrence helps in recruiting for ALL the schools.....people want to play with the champs.......in this case, they will get to race with them.

As for the National Qualifying system......we will have to have a waiver system....just like they use at Worlds, but however in the end, people who qualified will have first shot, but I am pretty sure this will rarely happen. This also plays more into having minor races sanctioned......so we can develop a point system, as another means to qualify for regionals.

National Tracks is an idea that will work. Clubs all over the country have managed to scrap up volunteers off limited funds....ROAR stepping in and buying a piece of property for a track will work......and if it doesn't, land holds value and can be sold as an asset if the plan doesn't work.

I would hope people are voting for me because of my ideas and experience, not because of my popularity.....all I know, you see some pretty heavy hitters already posting they are voting for me......ones with a lot to lose if I do a bad job.....that should say something to a lot of you.


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But I want to know if the ROAR president actually has the power to make any significant changes.Correct me if I am wrong,but as I understand it the ExCom has ALL the power(not elected postitions),and the elected positions have NO power.If the presidency would give you the ability to make real changes I'll join ROAR again just to vote for you-if not then maybe you should consider putting your efforts into creating your own sanctioning body.
As indicated in a post on another thread this appears to be so true (unfortunately)... ROAR is need of a serious overhaul - and yes, I do remember the days when winning a ROAR event actually meant something.
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would there be seperate rule for the national track on the oval side??? We as oval racer's run on different types of tracks.. you have both banked and flat carpet, as well as concrete and asphalt banked outdoor tracks..there is to many different type of tracks... i know the oval side seems to have alot of seperate rules from onroad.. I do not disagre with this.. there very different..

Also very few tracks that hold an oval nationals walk away with a profit.. Ive seen two at our local track, and there was a loss each year.. we could most likely get the bid for the paved nats every other year, but it isnt cost efective as far as our club goes....I stil thinkall tracks should bid for the races.. Thisnot only helps everyone out at some point as far as travel and expenses. I live 3 min from one of the best paved ovals in the world..

My opinion is if a track pays to be associated with roar, they should have the option to host a nats..Otherwise why be a part of the organisation if your never given the chance to be a real part of it??
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Old 10-19-2006, 12:37 AM   #49
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I 100% agree with still allowing hosts to to bid on ROAR nationals, but the long and the short of it....very few tracks manage to make any money.

I am not sure about offroad, but this year for onroad....we had 1 bid for paved nationals and 3 bids intially, with two additional late arriving bids, for carpet nats....

Nobody bid on Offroad stock nats last year.....I ended up with the race at ended up losing a bundle mainly because numerous people chose not to attend the race because of the Personal Transponder requirement as required by ROAR....

We would have to prioritize the purchases based on popularity.....I would imagine onroad and offroad would be among the first.....the good thing about Onroad is that tracks can be built to host both oval and onroad.....multi complexs would save even more money.


I think the advantage of national tracks is that we will always have them in case of no bids or unacceptable bids (like the east cost getting carpet nats 3 years in a row or something to that matter).....a track of each type on the west and east coasts, with one set in the middle would go a long way in establishing a strong orginazing body.

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Old 10-19-2006, 12:42 AM   #50
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Go EddieO !!!

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when you win ?


Fix that stupid required Pt rule will yeah !!
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Old 10-19-2006, 06:28 AM   #51
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It's nice to see my old ideas surfacing again ( national tracks). The glory years ended when the colonel died .Eddie I also ended up supporting the bb in the stock motors.After 15 years as a region director I'm out in two months.The internet has been both a great tool and a great distruction to racing.In the last few months I've just read the posts and not reacted. Good luck with your trying to straighten up ROAR . As up until know was this is the first I heard of you running. Could be as you have always signed Eddie O. My vote and others (majority in Florida will be with Carl).In january I can speak my mind after 27 years of racing ROAR events and not have someone stab me in the back.
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Eddie,

will you focus any attention on the off-road classes or the nitro classes, or make an effort to reach out to racers that don't read the "electric on-road" forum in Rctech? Do you have intrest in all the various racing types, or is your intention just to organize on-road racing? I visit many different r/c sites everyday and this is the only location where i've seen anything about your run for presidency which would lead me to believe that electric on-road is going to be your primary focus as ROAR president, which wouldn't be of benefit to me as a ROAR member because I race electric off-road.
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I would vote for Ernie if he was running instead of Eddie. Ernie tried a few years back but the Rule to get into the Prez office suddenly got changed to prevent people from running for Prez unless they have been a Region Director for 2 years....Which Eddie gladly stepped up and did!!

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Sorry, but need to correct an internet legend here:

The rule was NOT changed the year Ernie ran for president. The rule was changed after that because of someone else who was running for president that had no experience with RC. And the rule says you need one year of experience as a committee member or Regional Director, not 2.
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Eddie, the problems with the stock motor class are much deeper than just not having bearings. If people want to run a spec motor with ball bearings, run 19 turn.
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Sorry, but need to correct an internet legend here:

The rule was NOT changed the year Ernie ran for president. The rule was changed after that because of someone else who was running for president that had no experience with RC. And the rule says you need one year of experience as a committee member or Regional Director, not 2.
You can say what you want and believe what you want.....

Thats all I am saying about it.

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You can say what you want and believe what you want.....

Thats all I am saying about it.

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He is right. Ernie ran and lost to Rick Wilson.

Manufacturers or manufacturers reps are the best qualified to run for ROAR office. They have the most experience in the R/C industry and take the greatest interest in the continued health of the hobby.

There is not much, if anything, a single manufacturer in a ROAR position could do to further his own agenda.
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He is right. Ernie ran and lost to Rick Wilson.

Manufacturers or manufacturers reps are the best qualified to run for ROAR office. They have the most experience in the R/C industry and take the greatest interest in the continued health of the hobby.

There is not much, if anything, a single manufacturer in a ROAR position could do to further his own agenda.

My appologies then...I stand corrected.

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Eddie,

will you focus any attention on the off-road classes or the nitro classes, or make an effort to reach out to racers that don't read the "electric on-road" forum in Rctech? Do you have intrest in all the various racing types, or is your intention just to organize on-road racing? I visit many different r/c sites everyday and this is the only location where i've seen anything about your run for presidency which would lead me to believe that electric on-road is going to be your primary focus as ROAR president, which wouldn't be of benefit to me as a ROAR member because I race electric off-road.
Not to speak for Eddie, but he just hosted the Off-Road Stock Nationals (he supports all racing). Unfortunately it seems the on-road forums are the most vocal and attract the most attention.

btw...Your current prez only supports nitro, which it doesn't seem you approve of by looking at your avatar
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Eddie,

Great ideas. If the current membership votes you in I'll rejoin and even offer to help if the help is wanted.

I'm personally not a ROAR member because they would never send me a rev-up so I could participate. I stopped getting the REV Ups right when I showed support for Ernie online when he ran. I think I was taken off the list so it would be impossible for me to vote. However I have no proof of that. Maybe the remainder of the year they all just got lost in the mail?
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...I would hope people are voting for me because of my ideas and experience, not because of my popularity...
I'll be voting for you for the following two reasons:

1. I like the vision and purpose evident in your post. The details of how it becomes reality will be hard work, but I believe it to be feasible in some form/fashion and well worth it.
2. I'd rather vote for someone who makes decisions, is vocal about them, and takes action. Mistakes are a given for everyone and I won't expect you to be perfect or right everytime. Just remind yourself of the vision and purpose.

It all boils down to vision, commitment, work ethic and integrity. All of which, IMO, Eddie has demonstrated to me (one who watches from the sidelines).
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