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Old 12-10-2007, 06:39 PM   #16
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very impressing speeds with those 17.5!! are they geared to the moon??
Marcos, NO The MOON would be where we geared the 21.5 motors...the 17.5's are only in a shallow orbit in comparison.

I ran a 76/63 on the 21.5 car, we're only 76/58 on the 17.5s
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We also offer what I call the "STUPID FAST MOD" class which is ANY Legal 1/10th scale Electric Motor (Brushed or Brushless) with a 2c LIPO upto 4800 mah. NOT VERY OFTEN DO WE HAVE ENOUGH BRAVE SOLES TO RUN THAT CLASS...it's Very HAIRY.
Thats exaxtly what I was talking about, I would imagine it would be hard. Do you have any vids of this, this kind of thing would attract poeple to oval more than anything else.
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I'm putting a little video together of one of our guys test run for his INSANE SPEED run car..if I can get his permission to post it I will.

I also have a photo of the current RECORD Holding VELO SPEED RUN car from an event held a couple weeks ago in JAPAN on their VELO (Their track is SO awesome compared to ours)



And here's a couple links to the videos

JAPANESE VELODROME SPEED RUN

SAME RUN - Different Camera Angle

The FASTEST BRUSHED MOTOR RUN

This ones so hot - it catches FIRE!
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It may not seem that exciting to some of you watching the videos but it truely is. I'm a road course racer myself and don't much like oval racing...but I went to one in California about 15 years ago and it is an experience I'll never forget. 1 screw up at those speeds and you'll have more parts then the car oriignally started with. I'm not sure what the size or banking difference is between this track and the velodrome I ran at. Back then the stock class was averaging a little over 60mph while the mod class was in the high 60mph range. You ask why don't they use the track more like NASCAR...well I think a lot has to do with the banking...velodromes have a good deal more angle to their embankment then a full sized car track does. When I raced most of the cars could not get enough traction to hold a low line like in the video...mine and a few others were able to though...and now I see it is looking more like the norm now that tire technology has evolved some. Much faster then that and the cars really start to hit that point where they are uncontrollable. I remember watching the insane speed runs and at just 10mph more then what we were running in mod the cars were wandering all over the track. The ones that got up into the 80's were all over the place.
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If you didn't race at the track in ENCINO Ca, then you probably ran at the larger Dominguez Hills Velodrome that use to be in CARSON



The Dominguez Hills track was so much nicer and smoother than the Encino track, plus it was 333 meters (1092 ft.) vs the 250 meters of Encino (820 ft.)

The Dom. Hills record set by Cliff Lett in '97 was recorded at 94.22 MPH, but it was a bit overinflated due to the track length being incorrect that was used for calculations. (I believe the length used to the speed was set at 1250 ft.)


Cliff Lett and his INSANE Car from 1997
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