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Old 05-28-2007, 10:01 AM   #541
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I think it says its time to do away with foam tires
Not the precious foams!!
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Old 05-28-2007, 10:02 AM   #542
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Wow. Those international drivers spanked everyone here on our own soil. What does that say for the U.S. drivers?
I think it says it's time for some of our best drivers to put away the spec motors.
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Old 05-28-2007, 10:02 AM   #543
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lets get some videos posted!!!!
I have quite a few videos - I have A1 & A3 videos for both mod and Spec - my battery died in the middle of Spec A2.

I also have about 8 or so Invite races....

i will try to get the posted up in the next few days.....
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I think that's the main reason why Type R far from the top because the car is designed more for indoor carpet...
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Not the precious foams!!
yeah let's see an asphalt snowbirds or indoor champs,lol!
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Old 05-28-2007, 10:09 AM   #546
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blashpheme... so your the type that wants to put rubber tyres on 12th scale also eh. more to europe then. plus rubber tyres will kill a carpet track in a year were foam is easier on the carpet. and we all know that foam is faster then rubber. why would I want to go slower?
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Old 05-28-2007, 10:21 AM   #547
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blashpheme... so your the type that wants to put rubber tyres on 12th scale also eh. more to europe then. plus rubber tyres will kill a carpet track in a year were foam is easier on the carpet. and we all know that foam is faster then rubber. why would I want to go slower?
Who says you fast to begin with?! J/K buddy
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Not to mention, Rubber tires are often .3 faster in the first run. Which makes for very expensive weekends.
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Old 05-28-2007, 10:52 AM   #549
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I am not fast I am just saying I need all the help I can get. and what about the wear and tear on a spool and the front end of a rubber tyre setup. you get a plastic spool or aluminum one and wear it out in half a season. as I believe has been posted on rc tech before if you get into a battle on the rubber foam fight if you are a rubber fanatic your going to lose the race.
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Old 05-28-2007, 10:58 AM   #550
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Wow! What a weekend.

I just woke up like half an hour ago and my head is still kinda fuzzy so please bear with me on this one. I'm leaving out a lot of stuff but I'll add those later if/when they come back to me.

The Reedy Race was awesome and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the people and racers who make this one of the greatest shows on Earth. The weather couldn't have been better, it was simply georgous out and made the weekend very comfortable.

Congratulations to Corey and Marc for the wins. I know Corey has put in a lot of his time and stayed off the radar for a bit but it certainly payed dividends when it all went down. Awesome job Corey, now you know how it feels to win a big cup like mine lol Pretty sweet huh? The rest of the Tamiya team had a great time with a lot of smiles going around, which is what racing toy cars is all about.

Once again, thanks to EVERYONE: racers, event staff, sponsors, spectators, computer gurus, etc). It was a great way to finish the Reedy Race at the Tamiya USA track.
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I don't think the US drivers would be making excuses, so there is no reason why anyone should feel the need to defend their performance. The Euro drivers that race at the Snowbirds do very well on foam tires also, so so much for any "home field advantage" there.

I too would have loved to have seen better results for our US drivers. I really expected Lemieux (who I consider to be our best ATM) to place in the top 5 but he seemed to be struggling all weekend long with his setup. His car never looked completely hooked up and he was using all of his talent to defend his position rather then being able to attack. Josh Numan was probably the fastest from the US at the Reedy and he would have been top 5 had he not had such bad luck during some of the races.

After watching all the races from trackside, I have new found respect for Victor Wilk, Ronald Volker Juhu Levanen and Hubert Hoenigl. They were consistantly some of the fastest cars on the track and even if they lost positions at the start, they would always be able to claw their way back to the top passing some of the best in the world to do it. The race where Ronald Volker was inches away from Marc Rheinards rear bumper for 4 full minutes was incredible.

So 'nuf respect to all the top Euro racers, we definately need to step it up to compete at their level.
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I am not fast I am just saying I need all the help I can get. and what about the wear and tear on a spool and the front end of a rubber tyre setup. you get a plastic spool or aluminum one and wear it out in half a season. as I believe has been posted on rc tech before if you get into a battle on the rubber foam fight if you are a rubber fanatic your going to lose the race.
When implemented correctly (tire qty limits), rubber tires are less expensive, pure and simple.

There is a problem with the stat of U.S. TC racing when 3 of the top 4 US drivers include two guys who have been racing forever and a guy who races once a year. And the guys who consistenly when the Open class are part time TC drivers.

Only when the U.S. organizers decide to return to rubber tires and qual points will you see competitive U.S drivers emerge. It will also help if sponsors push their drivers to the top rather than holding them back in the amateur classes.
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b4maz blackstock runs for corally now.

as for USA vs everybody else. remember that the USA drivers run foam 6 months out of the year. where the setup is vastly different then rubber. everybody else runs rubber tyres even if on carpet. and the top cars are tamiya and HB and the TC5 which have been designed for rubber not foam. plus I think blackstock did well to make top 10. it's a hard race format to do well. you try running 8 mains with the best in the world and have them all good. plus do we get to count hara since he lives in cali now?
I don't see Blackstock in this picture.



Any official results posted somewhere?
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Old 05-28-2007, 11:18 AM   #555
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Wow What a great weekend! The weather was AWESOME and the racing was even better! I am still in the hotel so I am limited with my resources for working on my pictures. I will do something with them when I get home.

It was nice to have BK at the track all weekend. It was good seeing him hanging out with the guys.

More to come when I get home

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