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Old 09-10-2008, 04:12 PM   #2341
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Mark your Calenders....www.summitraceway.com.....Ft.Wayne,Indiana

Roadcourse news -
Sunday On-road race September 21, 2008.
On-road regular season begins in October. Racing every Sunday and Tuesday.

2008 ROAR Region 5 On-road Championships -
Get the race results by clicking HERE
Check the Roadcourse page for pictures

Watch for these big races this season:
Vintage Trans-Am Midwest Series Race in December 2008
ROAR Region 5 On-road Championships returning to Summit Raceway in February 2009
Spring Fling On-Road Race in March 2009
Watch the website for more details.
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Question for you guys. Just picked up a cheap TT01 for my son to start racing USVTA.

It already had bearing and alum shaft. Anything else you think will be needed?

Keep in mind he's only 6, so I'm kind of thinking that it's good enough.

I guess I need advice, never tried to teach someone this young to drive.

It has diffs in both ends, not sure if I should start him with a one way.
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Leave it the way it is, until he can get it around the track. You need durability, not speed
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Working on getting an RDX to run Vintage with. Any real difference in the handling of the allowed bodies? Raced my dad's RDX with a Camaro body this past weekend it and was pretty dialed and fast, for a Vintage car. I'm guessing that these things just dont generate the speeds where the downforce, or lack thereof, from these bodies matters much, if the carpet traction is good.
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Some are more durable than others, but they all handle relatively the same.
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I guess I need advice, never tried to teach someone this young to drive.
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When my youngest first started, at age 4, I taped a piece of foam rubber onto his radio so he couldn't mash the trigger very fast, or to full throttle. This helped immensely. We kept it on for about a month of racing once a week.
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Reeeaaallly looking forward to this class for next outdoor season!! Has there been any updates on an AMC body being made?
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Reeeaaallly looking forward to this class for next outdoor season!! Has there been any updates on an AMC body being made?
As far as I know, there is no such body being worked on (Javelin) by any company yet, so there would be no updates available.
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Very minor edits/updates made to the USVTA rules today on the website, FWIW.

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Need to update the PDF version
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As far as I know, there is no such body being worked on (Javelin) by any company yet, so there would be no updates available.
Thanks for the reply. Hopefully someone will come up with another body choice.
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Need to update the PDF version
Whoops, forgot to upload the new PDF. Should be all set now. Thanks for the reminder.
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Pure speculation, but I think HPI is interested in a Javelin. It just depends on resources, licensing and all that. I know that they would make everything we want if it was easy.
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The deal for the RDX fell through, someone else sent the seller the money while I was waiting for a PM reply. Dunno if I'll put together a vintage car now or not. Have to find a cheap used quality TC, or commit to buying a cheap new TC like the Cyclone S, and hope it holds up. And preferably sell of either my Slash or RC18T to help pay for a new TC setup.
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A Cyclone S is plenty for USVTA. An RDX is way more than a cheap used quality TC.
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A Cyclone S is plenty for USVTA. An RDX is way more than a cheap used quality TC.
+1. IMO a Tamiya tub car such as a TB02 (what I run), TT01, or a TA05 is ideal. Cheap, effective, and nearly indestructible at USVTA speeds.
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