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Old 07-17-2003, 10:59 PM   #1
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Hey, I'm new to this rc stuff and I was trying to get off the road and onto the track. I have a few questions:

What is the best track to drive your electric car on? (carpet or pave)

Are the tracks good for beginnners or are they just for experts?

Do you have to pay to attend a race?if so, around how much?

Are there any prizes?

I found out there was an indoor carpet track near me for electric cars. I think there is also an outdoor track for electrics.

help is well appreciated...

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Old 07-18-2003, 01:23 AM   #2
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hi... where r u from?
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Old 07-18-2003, 02:02 AM   #3
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------What is the best track to drive your electric car on? (carpet or pave)

Its down to personal preference. Carpet is expensive to buy, but is less hard on your car. Tarmac paving is as cheap as borrowing a parking lot.

Carpet usually means indoors (think hall rental costs), tarmac would be outdoors (think weather).


------Are the tracks good for beginnners or are they just for experts?

All the experts have had to start sometime!!!


------Do you have to pay to attend a race?if so, around how much?

Ask at your local club/s.

Most charge a small fee for racing... clubs gotta cover their expenses even though most of the workers are volunteers. Usually its about $5 per class if you're a club member, or $10 if you're a visitor.


------Are there any prizes?

Why?

Sometimes yes, usually no. Unless the club has mega sponsors, who's gonna stump up the prizes?? Yeah sure, you can make everyone pay $50 per race, that'll pay for some decent trophies... but ppl rather save their $$ for cheaper race entry fees.



------I found out there was an indoor carpet track near me for electric cars. I think there is also an outdoor track for electrics.

There ya go.
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I found out there was an indoor carpet track near me for electric cars. I think there is also an outdoor track for electrics.

help is well appreciated...

thanx
Just pack your stuff in your car and go. Ask questions once you're there. Try both kind of tracks, that way you can decide what you prefer (carpet or pavement). Don't worry about being a beginner and ask questions, the people that opened those clubs did it to promote the hobby and to help beginners so don't be shy. Be polite, don't cuss, let the faster guys pass you by pulling to the side, don't get mad when things don't go your way and keep a good attitude. You'll make new friends in no time and meet a bunch of interesting people.

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-hi... where r u from?

I'm from Ontario, Canada

And thanx for all the info, I'm checking out both tracks as soon as possible.
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Im new to the racing scene as well I have only raced about 5 times and will probably be bumped up(to sportsman) in a couple of weeks. I'm really excited the kid who usually TQ's and wins in rookie is only 6! And his dad is in sportsman. I am 13 and the other racers in rookie are probly in their mid 20's Im having alot of fun and all you have to do is get involved you'll learn alot just by going and hanging out at the track or hobby shop. Thats what I do and I've become quite good friends with one of the guys who works at the hobby shop who I also race with. Ill be racing again tomorrow. I can't wat Its even more fun than paintballing! (my previous interest)
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Where in Ontario?

Im in Ottawa and we have a new indoor carpet track. There is also offroad in the area and nitro

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