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Old 02-27-2012, 03:01 PM   #13876
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I am glad to see the votes on chassis and bodies. Cool! I would like if more car bodies were allowed like a 1970's camaro or trans am body. I know the closiest to the 70's camaro is from Pegasus Hobbies 70 SS 1/10 On Road Lexan Body. Well I think this is the best class thus far. I like the rules now very much. I will be at my first VTA race this weekend. This class is all about fairness. The bodies I have seen on the track are cool.
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okay Im back for rd 2....

pretty big blows are being dished out today...

well he is the answer....are you sure you want it?....nah you dont...are you sure?....okay here goes...

HPI has been making this tire for a long time...longer than VTA itself and USVTA has been up and running for about 5-6 years depending on who you ask...and this thread has been around just as long...looks like a lot of history

so am saying is that a company has took care of our tire needs as well as other needs, to help along our class that we like/love so much, for so long......and they go into a mis-mgmt situation, and we as racers are up and arms about it....doesnt sound to fair to me..

plus most of you need to see what US VTA has and is doing for onroad and RC clubs across the world...its has double since last year this time...

how many tracks do you know that run US VTA, that didnt a year or two ago...how many big races that incl US VTA now that didnt last year, but is welcome it this year.....and how about the 2011 USVTA Southern Nationals in Music City USA...it had VTA racers from everywhere....racing under one roof under one set of rules...somebody help me out here...did I miss something...

we have a very special class, that is still young compared to other classes, and we are still learning, but since Sept 2010...we are dang near perfect

and for us in the Southeast...USVTA is in almost every state...and has grown from 2 or 3 tracks to almost every track...lets see what state dosent have US VTA

we do..
TN...Thunder RC, Sir Gooney, MSRA?
KY...Coyote Hobbies
AL...One Lug
GA...Hotshots,Battlefield, and Nexus?
FL..BEAR, Snowbirds
MS...MSRA...Southaven MS new track, filling station

who else

Participating Race Tracks


Updated: September 16, 2009


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Tracks using Official U.S. Vintage Trans Am Rules




Alabama


No reported tracks currently


Alaska


No reported tracks currently


Arizona


No reported tracks currently


Arkansas


No reported tracks currently


California


Central Coast R/C Racing
Thompson Rd.
Nipomo, California 93444
[email protected]
Contact: Joe Myers

Outdoor racing on asphalt track, Sunday afternoons. We've recently adopted the USVTA class, and although we're not yet fully enforcing rules (to allow some guys to jump in with what they have) once the class gets it's own legs, it WILL use the USVTA rules.


Discount Hobby Raceway
7644 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, California 92117
858-560-9633
Contact: Eric

Outdoor racing on asphalt track, Sunday afternoons. Weight penalties enforced: 100g for 1st, 2nd and 3rd.


Freedom Park (CAM)
520 Freedom Park A
Camarillo, California 93010

Outdoor racing on asphalt track, Sunday afternoons. Silver can/6-cell while class interest is built and gauged.


Outback Raceway
424 Otterson Drive
Suite 160
Chico, California 95928
530-894-0797
Fax: 530-894-9049
[email protected]
Contact: John "JT" Taylor

Saturday indoor carpet racing.



SpeedWorld Raceway & Hobbies
90 Corporation Yard Road
Roseville, California 95678
SP[email protected]
Contact:Billy Bowerman

Racing Sunday, Wednesday, Saturday
Speedworld Raceway is the premier on-road race tracks for 1/10 scale Nitro and Electric radio control cars in California. It is dedicated to families and racers who want to compete - and have FUN (lots of it).





Colorado



CORRC
1555 Quail Street
Lakewood, Colorado 80215

Sunday and Thursday indoor carpet racing. Jack the Gripper only for traction compound.


e-Team HobbyPlex
3501 S. Mason Street
Fort Collins, Colorado 80525
970-690-5578
[email protected]

See website for detailed schedule dates and exact hours.


MHOR R/C Raceway
15540 E. Batavia Dr
Aurora, Colorado 80011
303-343-0151
Contact: Jess

Outdoor asphalt racing on Friday nights. WD-40 is only allowed traction compound.


Connecticut


No reported tracks currently


Delaware


No reported tracks currently


District of Columbia


No reported tracks currently


Florida


Brevard Electric Auto Racers
Andretti Thrill Park
3960 S. Babcock St.,
Melbourne, FL 32901

Track Phone: 321-626-2092
Track e-Mail: [email protected]
Contact Name: Dino Grissino

Race Days: Sunday
Indoor/Outdoor: Outdoors
Track Surface: Asphalt Parking Lot
Track Rules: 1st and 3rd Sunday each month. Official VTA rules No traction compounds. This is a VTA only club




*HOBBYTOWN RACEWAY MELBOURNE
4335 west new haven ave
Melbourne, FL 32904

Track Phone: 321-574-0951
Contact Name: Rob singleton

Race Days: Sunday
Indoor/Outdoor: Outdoors
Track Surface: Asphalt
Track Rules: Racing 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month
This is a NITRO & ELECTRIC
RACE TRACK MUST BE A
ROAR MEMBER TO RACE



Florida State Electric Auto Racing Association
Note: Currently offering only 13.5/6-cell/LiPo option
Statewide Florida racing series
Numerous asphalt tracks and outdoor locations
[email protected]

See website for detailed class rules, schedule, dates and exact locations of events.


Village R/C Raceway
100 Sweetbay Lane
Royal Palm Beach, Florida 33411
[email protected]
Contact Name: Tim Potter


Track is outdoor asphalt surface. Race days are Saturdays. See website for detailed schedule, dates and hours.



Hobby Central
Tradewinds Shopping Center
6601 N. Davis Hwy Suite 5,
Pensacola, FL 32504

Track Phone: 850-471-9800
Track e-Mail: [email protected]
Contact Name: Bill

Race Days: Sunday
Indoor/Outdoor: Outdoors
Track Surface: Asphalt
Track Rules: Official VTA rules

SarCar Inc
101 Orange St
Englewood, FL 34224

Track Phone: 941-416-8594


Race Days: Saturday
Indoor/Outdoor: Outdoors
Track Surface: Asphalt
Track Rules: Same Rules as USVTA just 17.5 motor and no timing Speedo


Georgia


Battlefield Road Course
638 S. Main St
Lafayette, Ga 30728

Track Phone: George Hall/Rain Out Line:706 375 4778
Track e-Mail: Kent Ball


Race Days: Saturday
Indoor/Outdoor: Outdoors
Track Surface:Asphalt


We are currently racing every other Saturday. The official starting time is 1:00 the track is available before hand for practice.


Hobby Hangout
5923 Stweart Parkway
Douglasville, Georgia 30135

Track Phone: 770-577-5399
Fax: 770-577-5316
Track e-Mail: [email protected]
Contact Name: Craig

Race Days: Friday
Indoor/Outdoor: Indoors
Track Surface: Carpet


Nexus Racing
1720 Cumberland Point Dr.
Suite 9
Marietta, Georgia 30067

Phone: 770-659-2901
Fax: 866-799-3304
Track e-Mail: [email protected]

Saturday carpet racing, indoors.




HotShotRC Raceway and Hobbystore
1050 Industrial Park Drive
Suite C
Marietta, Georgia 30062

Track Phone: 770-427-3770
Track e-Mail: [email protected]
Contact Name: Brad Galyean

Race Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Indoor/Outdoor: Indoors
Track Surface: Carpet

Note: Traction Compound SXT 3.0 only




Hawaii


No reported tracks currently


Idaho


No reported tracks currently


Illinois


Strictly R/C
7719 W Lawrence Ave
Norridge, Illinois 60706
708-456-9100
[email protected]
Contact: Kenji

Outdoor asphalt racing on Sundays


JTEC Racing
1 JTEC Dr
Tilton, Illinois 61833
217 442-7223
F: 217 442-5119
[email protected]
Contact: Don Davis

Indoor carpet racing on Sundays. Jack the Gripper is the only traction compound allowed.



The RC Shack
214 S. Lake of the Woods Road
Mahomet, Illinois 61853
217-620-6999
[email protected]
Contact: John Cole

Racing on Thursday evenings indoors on carpeting. As for traction compound, we allow any, most racers are using Paragon.


The Track at Harbor Hobbies
1225 Sheridan Road Suite H
Winthrop Harbor, Illinois 60096
847-246-1762
[email protected]

Races are Sundays, opens at 8:00am, races beginning at 1:30pm. See website for detailed schedule, dates and hours.


The Underground R/C Racetrack
40 E. 54th St.
Chicago, Illinois 60615
773-251-1200
[email protected]

Indoor Ozite carpet track. Races are Sundays. See website for contacts and more specific information.


Indiana


Indy Slots
5135 S. Emerson Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46237
317-787-7568
[email protected]

Indoor carpet racing on Friday evening. Any traction compound allowed.


Michiana R/C Raceway
2544 Miracle Lane
Mishawaka, Indiana 46545


Races are Fridays, opens at 4:30pm. See website for detailed schedule, dates and hours.


Summit R/C Raceway
4488E 610N
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46783
260-672-1229
[email protected]
Contact: Dale Monroe

Indoor carpet racing on Sunday & Tuesday


RC Hobbies Plus
1400 Teal Road
Suite 11
Lafayette, Indiana 47905
765-471-6088
Fax: 765-471-6089
[email protected]
Contact: Larry Bennett

Racing on Wednesday & Saturdays on indoor carpet track


Iowa


Twin Bridges RC
1700 Blackhawk Trail Rd.
Eldridge, Iowa 52748
Rick 563-349-0583
Jack [email protected]
Contact:Jack (email) Rick (phone)

Indoor carpet racing





Kansas


No reported tracks currently


Kentucky


Coyote Hobbies
1301 Winchster Rd
Suite 121
Lexington, Kentucky 40505
859-253-9330
Contact: Steve Monroe

Indoor carpet racing on Saturday & Sunday. No wintergreen traction compound of any type.


Louisiana


t&t speedway
7143 Manfield rd
Shreveport, Louisiana 71108
Track Phone: (318) 671-8896
Fax: 318-671-8897
[email protected]

Thursday, Saturday Racing - Indoor Asphalt
Track Rules: previous motor rules, we have not adapted new rules as we do not have a regular turnout of racers.


Maine


No reported tracks currently


Maryland


The Coliseum RC Race Track, HobbyTown USA
919C N. East Street
Frederick Maryland 21701
301-694-7395
[email protected]

See website for detailed schedule, dates and exact hours.


HobbyTown USA
Chesapeake Square Shopping Center
6714-d Gov. Ritchie Highway
Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061
410-590-4950
[email protected]

See website for race times.


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.


Massachusetts


No reported tracks currently


Michigan


Detroit Radio Control Car Club
42705 VanDyke Ave.
Sterling Heights, Michigan 48314
248-635-5715

Outdoor concrete racing on Sundays. 13.5 brushless/19T brushed motor choice or a 17.5 with a 7.4v LiPo battery combo.


Lazer Speedway
2858 N. Wilmoth
Adrian, Michigan 49221

Track Phone: 517-263-2806
Contact Name: Russ

Race Days: Sunday
Indoor/Outdoor: Outdoors
Track Surface: Asphalt


Rapid Competition R/C Raceway
972 Rogers Plaza
Wyoming, Michigan 49509

Track Phone: 616-437-7770
Track e-Mail: [email protected]
Contact Name: Fred Knapp

Race Days: Saturday
Indoor/Outdoor: Indoors
Track Surface: Carpet
Track Rules: Jack the Gripper Only



Minnesota


MMR Direct
6126 Olson Memorial Hwy
Golden Valley, Minnesota 55422
763-525-8267
[email protected]
Contact Name: Andrew

Saturday afternoon indoor racing on RCP track surface (more bite that carpet). Does not follow USVTA rules, LiPos not allowed.




Twin City On Road Club
8180 Belden Blvd
Cottage Grove, Minnesota 55416
Track Phone: 952-703-9919
Contact Name: Mike Scott

Track Surface: Indoor Carpet

Currently 1s, 17.5.
Unscented compounds only
Numbers and interior optional


Mississippi


No reported tracks currently


Missouri


No reported tracks currently


Montana



Magic City RC
1325 Broadwater Ave
Billings, Montana 59101
406-672-1551
[email protected]
Contact Name: Scott Smith

Sunday, Saturday racing, indoor carpet
Schedule on club site. Racing in basement of Shrine Auditorium on 40'x65' Ozite surface.
Tables, chairs, power all provided. Any non-wintergreen traction compound. Only deviation
from USVTA rules are ROAR "spec" approved esc's allowed in "spec" mode.





Nebraska


HobbyTown USA HobbyPlex
10020 Scott Circle
Omaha, Nebraska 68122
402-498-8888

Races are both Sundays and Wednesday evenings. See website for detailed schedule, dates and exact hours.


Nevada


No reported tracks currently


New Hampshire


No reported tracks currently


New Jersey


Jackson R/C Racing
2 Solar Ave
Jackson, New Jersey 08527
[email protected]
Contact: Greg Sharpe

Races are Sundays, outdoor on asphalt. See website for detailed schedule, dates and exact hours. Please contact Greg Sharpe directly for details on how Jackson operates, as we do not have a phone number.


South Jersey Cost Controlled Racing
25 Jackson Lane
Sicklerville, New Jersey 08081
856-889-3647
[email protected]
Contact: Ray Murray

Outdoor asphalt racing on Saturday & Sunday. They also offer a nitro Trans Am class. See website or contact Ray for rules or specifics.


New Mexico


No reported tracks currently


New York


Buddyboy's Racing
6268 STATE HWY 23
S.New Berlin, New York 13843
Track Phone: 607-859-2777
Fax: 607-859-2245
[email protected]
Contact:George

Indoor carpet racing on Sundays
Only non smelling traction compounds. Using Novak 21.5 motors

North Carolina


Carolina Touring Car Series
5101K Stoney Pond Lane
Charlotte, North Carolina 28227
980-322-5450
[email protected]
Contact: Tim Hibiuk


Outdoor asphalt racing. The Carolina Touring Car Series hosts 9 races per year. Vintage Trans Am runs under the USVTA banner.


Fayetteville Model Racing Club FMRC
5701 Yadkin Road
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28302
910-322-3103
Contact: Bob

Sunday outdoor racing on asphalt.


North Dakota


PRCP
1833 Hiway 281
Pingree, North Dakota 58476

Track Phone: 701-269-2319
Contact Name: Randy Lynn

Race Days: Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday
Indoor/Outdoor: Indoors
Track Surface: Carpet



Ohio




Classic RC Raceways and Hobbies
1994 E Waterloo RD.
Akron, Ohio 44312
330-733-6400
Fax: 330-733-6400
[email protected]
Contact: Steve Smith

Sunday and Thursday indoor carpet racing.


The Gate
21411 Southgate Park Blvd.
Maple Heights, Ohio 44137
330-819-8689
[email protected]
Contact: Paul Ciccarello

Indoor carpet racing on Saturdays. Only Corally Jack the Gripper traction compound allowed.


Tri-State Hobbies & Raceway
3379 Dixie Hwy
Fairfield, Ohio 45015
513-889-3954
Contact: John Foister

Indoor carpet racing on Sundays and Wednesday evenings. Jack the Gripper traction compound only.


Oklahoma


No reported tracks currently(none at all due to there being no onroad PERIOD in Oklahoma right now)


Oregon


No reported tracks currently


Pennsylvania



Richfield Raceway
149 Church St.
Richfield PA 17086
717-512-6167 Track
717-694-0025 Fax
Contact: Aaron Benner

Indoor Carpet
'Friday Race days
Saturday special events
Only exception is we are going to be running 21.5. All other rules are the same.



Rhode Island


No reported tracks currently


South Carolina

The Grove
939 S Anderson Rd.
Rock Hill, South Carolina 29730
803.327.4121
Contact: Myke Durham

Saturday outdoor racing on concrete surface.




Carolina RC Complex
4148 Calhoun Memorial Hwy.
Easley, South Carolina 29640
Track Phone: 864-295-1209
Fax: 864-295-0509
[email protected]
Contact: David Vinson


Outdoor asphalt racing.
Track Rules: All USVTA rules apply On site hobby shop and concessions

South Dakota


No reported tracks currently


Tennessee


Music City RC Speedway
7000 Westbelt Dr.
Nashville, Tennessee 37209

Outdoor asphalt racing on Sundays. Track runs 6-cell NiMh or 2S LiPo with 27t brushed or 17.5 brushless motors.


Thunder RC Raceway
810 Cherokee Ave
Nashville, Tennessee 37207
615-851-1876
615-499-6151
Contact: Robert Dirla or Battman

[email protected]

Full USVTA rules


Sir Goony's Speedway
10925 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, Tennessee 37934
865-297-2312
Contact: John Stoehr

Indoor/Outdoor: Outdoors
Track Surface: Concrete
Race Days: Thursday, Saturday
[email protected]

You must have fun when racing VTA at Sir Goony's Speedway.


Texas


No reported tracks currently


Utah


Intermountain RC Raceway
8481 West 2700 South
Magna, Utah 84044

Track Phone: 801-250-8303
Track e-Mail: [email protected]
Contact Name: Jeff Davis

Race Days: Thursday, Saturday
Indoor/Outdoor: Outdoors
Track Surface: Asphalt


Vermont


No reported tracks currently


Virginia


No reported tracks currently


Washington


Seattle Indoor Raceway
Note: Currently offering only silvercan/6-cell/LiPo option
7633 S. 180th St.
Kent, Washington 98032
425-251-6119
[email protected].com

Races are Saturday afternoon starting at 4:00pm, opens at 9:00am. See website for detailed rule package, schedule, dates and hours.


West Virginia


OVRCCC
1200 Plum Street
Parkersburg, West Virgina 26102
740 525 7024 leave message
Contact Name: Cliff


Race Days are Saturdays
Indoor Carpet


Wisconsin



Victory R/C Hobbies & Speedway
705 N Military Ave
Green Bay, Wisconsin 54303
Toll Free 866-231-4933
[email protected]

Race Days are Thursdays and Saturdays
See website for detailed schedule, dates and hours.


HobbyTown Oshkosh
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
920-251-5998
Davin Forsberg

Call for detailed schedule, dates and hours.

Wyoming


Wyoming Modeler's Park
2675 N. Federal Blvd
Riverton, Wyoming 82501
307-856-9835
[email protected]
Contact: Paul Branham

Sunday racing outdoors on asphalt surface.








CANADA


Lou's Speedway & Hobbies
5 Starlight Lane
Dorchester Ontario
519 202 0128
email Lou's
Web forum


Call for detailed schedule, dates and hours.



Lakehead Radio Control Car Club
Thunder Bay P7G 2H8

Race Days: Monday
Track Surface: Carpet
Track Rules: FX2 tire compound only
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We have roughly calculated that there are already 40-50 T/A cars built or being built between Trackside and The Track at Winthrop Harbor, and the number is steadily growing. Beginners and experienced racers alike, are jumping in at a very rapid rate. The following has been attributed to a very simple formula. We have competitive cars that are 9 and 10 years old, as well as relatively new cars.

Right now, we definitely DON'T want to split the cars up into fast and slow classes, as the main appeal to this class is the speeds and the ultra competitive racing that it allows for all experience levels. There are plenty of other classes to go fast in, and that's not what this class is about right now. We all firmly believe that splitting things up only dilutes the strength of the original concept, and none of us want that. There are 19T and 13.5 classes for rubber tires and foam tires that most of us race in anyway. There is no need to make other classes smaller, when they all struggle for car counts anyway. Wouldn't you rather race against 20 cars in a main than split them up into 2 classes? Most of us would.


Our only real expansion discussion taking place right now is how to adapt brushless into this class. Some of us believe that we may follow ROAR's lead in this, or just test the 17.5 ourselves, with the potential for 21.5 on Lipos. It complicates the rules a bit, and if one has a big advantage over other formulas, it either kills the class or forces guys to go buy more stuff—which is 100% against the intent of this class.

This is real grassroots R/C racing. Wheel to wheel and bumper to bumper for laps on end, with multiple cars dicing back and forth for position. It's consistently been the biggest crowd-gathering class at any track where it is raced.


We're always open to options, but all of us currently involved do agree on one thing—K.I.S.S. The more complicated the formula becomes, the less inviting it is to all racers.



doug
good read....

I think most of us should read the thread and see some of the ups and downs that got this class going and on track
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As far as the tires, I don't know what the problem is. I have just begun trying to find a date that the tires will be back again. I have seen the posts Myron has made. I am also looking into this.

As far as an alternative, I guess making the other 2 tires that are out there for the VTA rim is the option we have. There will be no rule changes, but you gotta do what you gotta do.
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This situation with the tires really doesn't have to be so bad. There are 2 other tire types available for on road VTA. The "performance" treaded and the D compound slicks. AT THE CLUB LEVEL I see no reason these tires couldn't be made available as "option" tires should there be issues. Granted, this doesn't solve the issue for National sanctioned events but isn't the larger percentage of our racing "club" level ??
Our club just adopted the Vintage Slick as an option tire at all times.The way i look at it is that we should allow our drivers to use a set of treaded tires until they're coming apart. We see no performance advantage using a slick tire so there's no real worry about using the D compound slicks. VTA folks are at least aware of the 'official" rules and nobody is tryiing to change that.
As for complaining to HPI....maybe we should spend more time complimenting them first !!! Like others have said...without them we don't exist. I, for one, can live with a little inconvenience 1 time in my 5 year involvement with VTA.
KUDOS HPI !!
That is what one of my local tracks is doing for now. The turn out is always good, and to have racers shelf their cars over a mm or two of tread is not a good idea. The show must go on.
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Just checked all the various forms of HPI vintage rubber available at Tower Hobbies...

ALL are on order/out of stock/coming March except for the Slick Fronts.

Soooo..... i think the phrase is "embarrassment of riches?"

LOTS and lots of people are getting into VTA. And that's a good thing.

The bad thing is that tires aren't available at the moment. I know that's a glass half full approach, but the opposite is most definitely worse...

Too many tires and not enough drivers!
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A 4 month VTA Enduro...hmmmmmmm
Sounds fun doesn't it. Wonder how many tires that would take? Oh wait...............
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As far as the tires, I don't know what the problem is. I have just begun trying to find a date that the tires will be back again. I have seen the posts Myron has made. I am also looking into this.

As far as an alternative, I guess making the other 2 tires that are out there for the VTA rim is the option we have. There will be no rule changes, but you gotta do what you gotta do.
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Took a quick look on Ebay. The Vintage slicks are available from a small number of dealers. 24 listings for "HPI Vintage Tire" and only 1 treaded set from a Sprint 2.
Thank goodness for small excesses !! I still have 2 more new sets in my tool box.
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There will be no rule changes, but you gotta do what you gotta do.
Is it time to revisit the "Wheels and tires designated as "front" must be used as front tires/wheels, "rear" wheels/tires must used as rear" rule?

(my favorite rule revision ever )
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Took a quick look on Ebay. The Vintage slicks are available from a small number of dealers. 24 listings for "HPI Vintage Tire" and only 1 treaded set from a Sprint 2.
Thank goodness for small excesses !! I still have 2 more new sets in my tool box.
Yeah the slicks are readily available and the treaded performance tires are out there and not too hard to find. I just got reeeeeeal lucky and found two pairs if vta fronts and four sets of rears in a hobby shop in California. Sorry guys I ordered all of the fronts and three of the rears.
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Ive been texting a couple of guys at HPI, just to make sure they know how important the US VTA class needs tires...I also emailed another contact as well...and he said it at the top of his list...

so thats 4 ppl from HPI thats aware of this situation and trying to get the ball moving a little faster...Ive invited them to come on this thread and read whats the issue as well as spoke to some of them directly

lets hope we get some results....

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Ive been texting a couple of guys at HPI, just to make sure they know how important the US VTA class needs tires...I also emailed another contact as well...and he said it at the top of his list...

so thats 4 ppl from HPI thats aware of this situation and trying to get the ball moving a little faster...Ive invited them to come on this thread and read whats the issue as well as spoke to some of them directly

lets hope we get some results....

Vette, glad you found some....cya Sat
Glad HPI seems to be interested in fixing this problem. Hopefully they will begin to participate in this thread like Novak does. It will be a welcome addition and it will be real nice to have a direct route of communication for future issues. Also glad that racers can use the alternative tires if absolutely necessary. It will go a long way to making sure we all can keep the cars on the track.

Man I'm definitely looking forward to Saturday. I haven't been able to race with you since battlefield. I'm ready for my next TN butt kicking.

I will be there hopefully with new shoes on.
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Not to interrupt the drama of tires MIA, but can some people chime with an average timing and fdr for their 25.5? I believe I am a little off the pace and would feel much better in knowing which direction I should go with my motor and gearing. I am running an fdr of 3.93 and timing one mark from being maxed out on a 96 x 40 track and it feels as if my punch is lacking and my top speed is close, but not quite there. Any advise or pointers would be great. THANKS!
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Not to interrupt the drama of tires MIA, but can some people chime with an average timing and fdr for their 25.5? I believe I am a little off the pace and would feel much better in knowing which direction I should go with my motor and gearing. I am running an fdr of 3.93 and timing one mark from being maxed out on a 96 x 40 track and it feels as if my punch is lacking and my top speed is close, but not quite there. Any advise or pointers would be great. THANKS!
Gearing sounds good to me. I'm running 3.84 right now. For the punch what are your esc settings? Are you running a spool up front? The punch control in the esc and a spool will both help with corner exit torque.
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