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Old 01-19-2008, 08:41 PM
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Originally Posted by rcgen
FSEARA first race of the year with our Nastalgia Class. Check out the video of the 2nd qualifer of heat #2.

We had 4wd touring cars with vintage bodies, hpi tires/rims with 5.0 FDR. Also raced along with pan cars with Vintage bodies and a wide pan car.
Sweet, it looks like I missed out, but I will be running with you guys soon!
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Old 01-21-2008, 09:57 AM
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Back a'cha, Allan.


BTW guys, the website has been updated with Trackside Trans Am photos from Big Daddy Boomer. Some great shots, for sure.

If you have photos from your local track, please send them along. We'll post them on the website.



Also, who else is planning on running the Michiana race next Sunday with Trans Am?



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Some Pics from our Trans Am Class

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Originally Posted by ApexSpeed

Also, who else is planning on running the Michiana race next Sunday with Trans Am?

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I'd just thought I'd post a few things about this race for you guys traveling...

to help save a couple bucks...
We're providing breakfast (doughnuts, coffee, juice....)
We're providing lunch (pizza, wings, bread sticks, beverages)

ya know...MAN FOOD!

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Originally Posted by acyrier
I'd just thought I'd post a few things about this race for you guys traveling...

to help save a couple bucks...
We're providing breakfast (doughnuts, coffee, juice....)
We're providing lunch (pizza, wings, bread sticks, beverages)

ya know...MAN FOOD!
Lol, you guy's just like to spoil us. Race and a meal, how cool is that?
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Just a quick update, we added a new track to our participating tracks list:

The Track
16806 Oakmont Avenue
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877
301-417-9630
[email protected]

Trans Am races are Sundays, races beginning at 1:00pm.
See website for detailed schedule dates and hours.




Remember, if your track or club is going to be running this class in your weekly races, let us know so we can add you to the list. Even if you have varied your rules slightly, we can post that in the listing to make sure everyone knows that the rules are different.
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2008 ROAR Carpet On-Road Nationals host HobbyPlex in Omaha, Ne is running a Trans-Am class using the rules you have set out. We may be experimenting with some weight "rewards" but other than that we have allowed some other motor combos while people get their cars set up, but those are just short term exceptions for now (lipos with Stinger motors). Running both Sundays and Wednesday evenings. We are up to 8 cars with more on the way!!

HobbyTown USA HobbyPlex
10020 Scott Circle
Omaha, NE 68122-3053
(402) 498-8888
www.hobbyplexraceway.com
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Excellent! Glad to see more tracks coming on board daily now!

I'll add your info to the website today.
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Absolutely perfect T/A car on the Classifieds right now for any of you looking... maybe willing to deal?
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Default 4 Cell 27T roll-out

Hi,

I apologize if this has been covered already. I'm looking for a ballpark rollout for four cell and brushed 27T. On six cells, the correct rollout is somewhere around 27-28mm (so I'm hoping there's a rule-of-thumb amount of rollout to add to the six cell number). This is for a medium size carpet track. Thanks.

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Originally Posted by vtl1180ny




This class run locally would probably get me back into 10th scale TC...

Poughkeepsie local enough? Every Saturday.

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Originally Posted by adavid
Hi,

I apologize if this has been covered already. I'm looking for a ballpark rollout for four cell and brushed 27T. On six cells, the correct rollout is somewhere around 27-28mm (so I'm hoping there's a rule-of-thumb amount of rollout to add to the six cell number). This is for a medium size carpet track. Thanks.

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Indoor carpet track...27T brushed with rubber tires, 4 cells...it was 6.0 final drive. I don't use rollout....
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Originally Posted by adavid
I apologize if this has been covered already. I'm looking for a ballpark rollout for four cell and brushed 27T. On six cells, the correct rollout is somewhere around 27-28mm (so I'm hoping there's a rule-of-thumb amount of rollout to add to the six cell number). This is for a medium size carpet track. Thanks.
Don't bother with calculating rollout—the tires are all the same for everyone. Final drive ratio for 4-cell brushed motors is right in the area of 6.0 to be in the ballpark. I found my car worked the best in the area of 5.9 FDR, but you really need to be smooth with the momentum of the car. 6.0 to 6.1 FDR give you a little more off the bottom if you have a lot of slow corners.
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Originally Posted by Solara
Indoor carpet track...27T brushed with rubber tires, 4 cells...it was 6.0 final drive. I don't use rollout....
Thanks! That will move me from a 7.1 FDR to a 6.0 FDR. Definitely sounds like a good starting point.

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