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Old 10-17-2008, 07:08 PM
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im loving the prices im seeing on these spec tires..
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Old 10-18-2008, 03:04 AM
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What shore rating are these spec tires?
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Old 10-18-2008, 09:27 AM
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What shore rating are these spec tires?
The Jaco's are 37's so softer than Gray and about the same duro as the Magenta, but the foam in the white/gray density.
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i have to say that the GT 10 class so far has been a blast. we run a spec (cheep) 3700 4 cell and any 13.5 motor on carpet and these cars are so much fun to drive. they are fast enough but not out of control and the racing has been pretty close.
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Old 10-21-2008, 05:10 AM
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Now its stories like this that I find encouraging (not all this talk of how no one wants to use NiMH anymore or the varying assortment of topics that have come up RE: this class)...At the end of the day lets just go out and give this thing a shot. This should be a class that anyone can run, be competitive in and have fun...not about speed or getting that last little advantage and seeing how one can bend the rules. If I can find some time today I'll draft some sort of rulesheet and pass it along
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Old 10-24-2008, 11:00 AM
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Thanks for the link timmay (Im rattling an idea around in my head for a World GT sort of event in the next year or so)
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As I said in my last message I have been rattling an idea around in my head for a World GT event (GT1 and GT2 classes) and I'll be working some stuff out while I keep an eye on the GT racing scene
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Old 10-25-2008, 08:05 PM
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Now don't go messing with those rules or bending them. That GT2 class sounds suspiciously just like that. Just kidding. Rules should adapt to suit the racers.
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Originally Posted by John Stranahan View Post
Now don't go messing with those rules or bending them. That GT2 class sounds suspiciously just like that. Just kidding. Rules should adapt to suit the racers.
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I gotcha John...that is why Im gonna keep an eye on things in the meanwhile. I figured a gt2 class would consider a LiPo option but again I think stickign with the 4 cell 13.5 might be best right now...Id like to see some enduros for WGT (like they have in FIA GT)
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Old 10-26-2008, 03:42 PM
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Just so you know my crew is running 13.5 LiPo 1/10 pan on the oval right now. I much prefer it to four cell. It adds a little visible zip on corner exit. Would be a great GT2 class. The cars are certainly capable of running at this speed. I ran it on our long 1/8 scale track and there were no problems except that my oval car does not turn right very well. The 4 cell GTB works fine with LiPo 13.5. It does not overheat. You gear about 2 (64 pitch) teeth less on the pinion to keep from overheating the motor on a long run (10 minute).

No trouble intended just a summary of experiments ongoing.
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Old 10-27-2008, 08:21 AM
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No worries my friend. I figure GT2 would be a good class for the Ford Mustang, BMW M3 and some of the other GT spec bodies and leave GT1/WGT for the supercars (like you see in FIA GT)
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I like the idea of having two 10th scale pan car classes. Maybe GT1 could run the current configuration but with prototype bodies and GT2 could run some slower combination with the current bodies. I am hearing that some folks think the current combination is "too fast" to attract new people and get the class growing.

At any rate we need to get participation up in the current class before we add a new class. But I like the idea.

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Old 10-28-2008, 03:48 PM
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I like the idea of having two 10th scale pan car classes. Maybe GT1 could run the current configuration but with prototype bodies and GT2 could run some slower combination with the current bodies. I am hearing that some folks think the current combination is "too fast" to attract new people and get the class growing.

At any rate we need to get participation up in the current class before we add a new class. But I like the idea.
We just completed the first annual BBR Le Mans Cup series at the ROAR Region 12 championships held at the Ripon Raceway in Ripon, California. The BBR Le Mans Cup is a series created by Ken Jones, owner of Black Box Racing (BBR) and pitted both GT cars and Prototype GTP, Group C and Can Am cars on the track at the same time competing for two different champion ships. The series visited eight different tracks throughout Northern California which made for a Varity of course designs and surfaces. Just like real racing!!!

Here are the winners of both classes.

Prototype GTP, Group C & Can Am:

First Place Steve Ashby driving a Lola CRC GenX 10 200mm
Second Place William Brown driving a Nissan HPI Roadstar 235mm
Third Place Tim Copp driving a Lotec Associated 10L2 235mm

GT:

First Place Jim Rose driving a Corvette Associated 10L3T 200mm
Second Place Michael O’Donnell driving an Alfa Romeo Sophia Associated 10L3T 200mm
Third Place K. J. Jones driving a Callaway Corvette 200mm

It was great seeing so many different cars and body styles on the track at the same time. We are planning some rules adjustments for the 2009 season.
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