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Old 10-03-2009, 01:50 PM
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I think Battman is getting pretty good at doing these reports. Maybe he should become a contributing writer for an RC mag. How about that. Are you any good with a mic? I bet you could be like Scotty Earnst.
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Old 10-04-2009, 09:30 AM
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thanks...its ran a little long, but it was alot of detail I left out to try to shorten it...lol...

Ive been doing them most of the summer check it out...

http://www.nashrcracer.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3506
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Old 10-04-2009, 10:31 AM
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From the Cleveland thread.
The rules have been changed to allow only Novak SS21.5 Pro brushless motor (pn:3421)or novak Ballistic 21.5 (pn:3621)

the changes will be up on the website and here on sunday
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Old 10-04-2009, 08:18 PM
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Yes the rules have been firmed up a bit for cleveland to allow only the novak motors for cleveland along with only USVTA Bodies And Tires.


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Old 10-04-2009, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Stealth_RT
They would probably be legal for VTA at the Indoor Champs. I think the rule book only states that they have to be treaded vintage style tires. Actually, it doesn't specify HPI tires only, or min/max tire widths allowed. They dont list the legal bodies either, just 'trans am era replica type bodies' Hmm, Ford GT-40 body, anyone? Kinda sucks, they have a page and a half of rules for Concourse judging, but the bare minimum for actual class racing rules.
USVTA Rules changed for cleveland Because of the confusion the rules created you can refer to www.usvintagetransam.com for bodies,tires and motors. any questions due to the change will free to pm me here or drop me an email at [email protected] hope that clears things up a bit.
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Old 10-05-2009, 02:54 PM
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thats better..hope for a big turn-out in VTA...wish Halloween Classic had VTA
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:07 PM
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how many are you guys going to Memphis this weekend or to Cleveland for the US Champs?....both are running USVTA rules..seems to be a good chance to run VTA on a National level
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My greatest RC dream is to race Cleveland for the Indoor Champs...even though it's been "dilluted" with Touring Cars and now Vintage TA. GASP!! Yes, I said dilluted with VTA. The Cleveland Champs has been, traditionally, the premier 1/12 event in the country, maybe even the world. Were I to travel there it would be to race 1/12 and 1/12 only. As much as I love Vintage TA racing, I wish sedans weren't at the Indoor Champs.

Alas, that week of the year was ALWAYS (and I do mean ALWAYS) reserved for spending Thanksgiving at the family homestead in N. Idaho with my grandmother. Since she's passed I've lived here in BFE where airfare alone (again, major holiday weekend, busiest travel weekend of the year, NO airlines offer any deals of any kind 'cause they don't have to, etc) is right at $1000. And at 24 hours of straight travel (provided there's not weather to add to that) by car that's just not reasonable. Add to that cool grand for airfare all the other expenses of racing for the better part of a straight week, hotel, meals, etc. Hell, just like real racing the entry fees are the cheapest part of the adventure.

So, unfortunately, the Indoor Champs remain a dream...

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Originally Posted by DARKSIDE
how many are you guys going to Memphis this weekend or to Cleveland for the US Champs?....
You asked...

Thinking now that a better choice of words would have been "dilluted" rather than "polluted". I'll edit original post to reflect that more precise choice. Only two letters difference but a significant difference in meaning.

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fair enough...I would hope all VTA Lovers would try and attend any and all big events...I think it would help bring more focus on our class....the thing that has bothered me lately is the "BAD" rep. vta has got at some big races and even the VTA Nats this year....we need to have a good showing at the US Champs, Birds, and 2010 Nats to provide a different light on the class..other than what ppl think it is.

dont get me wrong, I really dont care personally what ppl think..but when we are still trying to grow a class and make it the best one out there..we need that positive light and good feed back....
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Originally Posted by DARKSIDE
fair enough...I would hope all VTA Lovers would try and attend any and all big events...I think it would help bring more focus on our class....the thing that has bothered me lately is the "BAD" rep. vta has got at some big races and even the VTA Nats this year....we need to have a good showing at the US Champs, Birds, and 2010 Nats to provide a different light on the class..other than what ppl think it is.

dont get me wrong, I really dont care personally what ppl think..but when we are still trying to grow a class and make it the best one out there..we need that positive light and good feed back....
Its the skill class. And brother, you have skills. I will probably have to wait until the kids graduate to make any long haul trips myself. The closest major race here is the Novak.
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fall-brawl_2009_6.0.pdf we are having a two day race this weekend in memphis the weather is looking pretty good for both days. we have a a big local vta group with some really good drivers. so if you want to race some vta come on out this weekend and get all you want we will have lights up on friday nite so you can practice and will have lites up sat nite as well
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Old 10-06-2009, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by liljohn1064
Its the skill class. And brother, you have skills. I will probably have to wait until the kids graduate to make any long haul trips myself. The closest major race here is the Novak.
skills eh man I shouldn't of scheduled a race this weekend at thunder.
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Old 10-06-2009, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by nashrcracer
skills eh man I shouldn't of scheduled a race this weekend at thunder.
Hey, we can practice and dream.
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