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Old 02-25-2010, 04:16 PM   #8356
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Guys, there was a bit of distress last year with some of the driving at the nationals. The Hurricane series one way rule was a direct result of this.

Eric, the facility owner, has asked that one ways not be used, and I concur with his decision for this race. The Hurricane races all had a ton of close racing. I think that with the amount of lead time, setups can be altered to work with a diff or spool if you currently run a one way. I know some guys are very partial to the one way, and I have had success on certain tracks with the one way myself. To be honest, though, most of the time a spool works best at The Track anyway.
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I'm all for keeping the racing tighter and more competitive. God knows I'd rather have fun racing and managing races than deal with upset drivers. In my own experience one ways have never suited my driving style. I therefore raise my white flag to you !! Maybe at some point decisions like this one have to be made for the benefit of all. "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few" should cover it. Thanks for the discussion guys.
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Old 02-25-2010, 04:45 PM   #8358
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I have a spool-car to run, it's just green.
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qcrc- you have it absolutely correct. Last years race was, in my opinion, plagued by a number of on track incidents that would, could and should have been avoided had the cars invloved been equipped with 4 wheel braking.

There, as you know, were way to many "sorry dude, no brakes" comments from the result of a one-way.

My family and I want to provide the best possible event for you, the racers, who choose to attend this year's event without any "black cloud" on-track incidents.

Just to clarify and earlier comment from rced1, The Track at Harbor Hobbies has followed USVTA rules from the inception of the organization, at our Club level events.

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Thanks for the reply Eric. If you are allowing one-ways at club events then my apologies.

If a track is using USVTA rules with additions or exceptions, then they are not USVTA rules. It has just became track rules based off the official rules.

It is the same for IFMAR, ROAR, FEMCA, DODC, BRL, and EFRA rules.
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I think this matter is settled. Let's get ready for the race
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I did not do the flyer. Sorry about the fonts- I will get things corrected so everybody can read them.

Anyway, here is the rundown:

USVTA SCALE CHAMPIONSHIPS
May 1 & 2 2010 Sat-Trans Am & RCGT, Sun- Mini and F1
Doors open 7am, Race 10am each day
The Track @ Harbor Hobby, Winthrop Harbor, IL
(Indoor Carpet track-Hobby shop on site)

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USVTA will be the CURRENT rules on the website with the following
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17.5 motor / ESC as above
Only HPI part #4495 26mm Pro-compound Belted tires with Stock inserts allowed
Rob, a few additional questions......

a) Is the driver figure required as the current USVTA rules state? ("All cars must include a driver figure consisting of at least a head and shoulders.")

b) The original flyer listed three tire part numbers/compounds for RCGT. Is there now only one spec tire as indicated above for RCGT? (one tire is a good thing)

I will only have one day to practice before this race comes up and I want to make the most of it.

Thanks Rob.............
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Rob, a few additional questions......

a) Is the driver figure required as the current USVTA rules state? ("All cars must include a driver figure consisting of at least a head and shoulders.")

b) The original flyer listed three tire part numbers/compounds for RCGT. Is there now only one spec tire as indicated above for RCGT? (one tire is a good thing)

I will only have one day to practice before this race comes up and I want to make the most of it.

Thanks Rob.............
The single tire will be in effect for RCGT, as it is the best one for carpet anyway. The original flyer info should be considered void.

I have an alternative for those who don't want to put a driver in your car...but I don't know if you'll like it
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I have an alternative for those who don't want to put a driver in your car...but I don't know if you'll like it
Forget it, I can't concentrate for 8 minutes with a bra on my head. Ordering a little Head & Shoulders right now......
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better get them head and shoulders....

we should use them in RCGT too..as well as F1 and mini...what the only cars ppl really drive is VTA...lol
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You know most of the interior pans I have seen lately have been right hand drive. I think we need a refresher on where to get those. Rob didnt you have a friend that made helmet heads that were really well detailed?
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are we having a concourse as well for Scale Champs?
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are we having a concourse as well for Scale Champs?
...........of course, all 4 classes will have concourse judging
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You know most of the interior pans I have seen lately have been right hand drive. I think we need a refresher on where to get those. Rob didnt you have a friend that made helmet heads that were really well detailed?
That was a Grasshopper/Hornet driver that he painted for me..I provided it, but he painted it.

this link
http://www.usvintagetransam.com/rules/2010rules.pdf
has part #'s for AE and McAllister driver parts
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