R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-24-2008, 07:28 AM   #1141
Tech Elite
 
HarshGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Roseville, CA
Posts: 3,379
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by schurcr View Post
Congrats to all of our winners, Justin, Kyle, Josh Nueman, Josh Cyrul and Paul and thanks to everone that participated.
What about Ritchie???
__________________
http://www.arroyoc.com
http://www.gearchart.com
http://www.weracemountainbikes.com
HarshGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2008, 07:56 AM   #1142
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Chandler, Arizona
Posts: 3,273
Send a message via AIM to Dawn Sanchez
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by schurcr View Post
John ...... thanks for the help. We got off to a bit of a ruff start. Adam and Canyon got up late we didn't get on the road untill 3:45, we took two wrong roads out of town and didn't make it to 49 out of town untill 3:55. Needless to say I put the pedal to the metal and we made it to the airport in Little Rock with a gas stop at 5:45 .....
is that 3:45 A.M.?????? Are you kidding me? I'm firing our travel agent...!! LOL

And.. no way... the trophy girl in the picture above is way better looking than me any day..... WAY BETTER...... stick with the younger girls - better in the photographs.





I would like to comment about the behavior I heard about after the trophy ceremony..... I realize plaques might not be what everybody wants as a trophies but I do want to stress that SOMEBODY does design these, pay for these and has pride in the awards being given out... tossing them like frisbees and using them to remove bark from trees is simply disrespectful. If you don't want the trophy for whatever reason.. probably because your ticked at where you finished.... then toss it away OUTSIDE of the view of others and especially the sanctioning body representatives that worked very hard to get them at the event.

I thought this was a professional racing event...and from what I am hearing about the behavior on many levels, I would swear it was my nephews kindergarten classroom just before nap time.
Dawn Sanchez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2008, 08:58 AM   #1143
Tech Fanatic
 
ChestyV32's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 897
Trader Rating: 32 (100%+)
Default

Hey Q thanks for an awesome week of racing, the facility is top notch and i cant wait to come back again. Sorry for being their to early lol and annoying the hell out of you but we were soooo bored in the roach motel of ours lol.

Hey Q I hope to see my East coast West coast race idea come into affect in the near future I think ur facility would be perfect for it.

Thanks
Cheston VanAlstyne
__________________
SXT Tire Additive
www.SuperiorHobbies.com
ChestyV32 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2008, 09:45 AM   #1144
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 109
Default

Hey Q...You and Vic did a great job. This is one of the best I've ever attended, and it's all due to the effort you put in. Everything from the pit area to the food...No complaints from me or Paul on anything, we'll be back...Jim Dieter
JtDieter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2008, 09:49 AM   #1145
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 109
Default

Oh.....ROAR as well, every race gets better, and it looks like that trend will continue.
JtDieter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2008, 09:50 AM   #1146
Tech Champion
 
abailey21's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: SoCal
Posts: 5,224
Trader Rating: 36 (100%+)
Default

It wasn't a "roach motel" per say, more like a spider pit that mysteriously resembled a dungeon

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChestyV32 View Post
Hey Q thanks for an awesome week of racing, the facility is top notch and i cant wait to come back again. Sorry for being their to early lol and annoying the hell out of you but we were soooo bored in the roach motel of ours lol.

Hey Q I hope to see my East coast West coast race idea come into affect in the near future I think ur facility would be perfect for it.

Thanks
Cheston VanAlstyne
__________________
K.C.C.O.
abailey21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2008, 10:06 AM   #1147
Tech Champion
 
skypilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 9,524
Trader Rating: 14 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by HarshGuy View Post
Maybe there should have been an optional party at chuck-e-cheese for those that couldn't handle it.

come on guys, be nice, some guys especially guys with daughters aren't into it

however i have the coolest lady, who told me, take this bottle of black velvet, go hang with the boys and call me to come get you when your done. i had my old ass back in the room at 930 or so.
__________________
semi retired..
skypilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2008, 10:13 AM   #1148
Tech Champion
 
skypilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 9,524
Trader Rating: 14 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dawn Sanchez View Post
is that 3:45 A.M.?????? Are you kidding me? I'm firing our travel agent...!! LOL

And.. no way... the trophy girl in the picture above is way better looking than me any day..... WAY BETTER...... stick with the younger girls - better in the photographs.





I would like to comment about the behavior I heard about after the trophy ceremony..... I realize plaques might not be what everybody wants as a trophies but I do want to stress that SOMEBODY does design these, pay for these and has pride in the awards being given out... tossing them like frisbees and using them to remove bark from trees is simply disrespectful. If you don't want the trophy for whatever reason.. probably because your ticked at where you finished.... then toss it away OUTSIDE of the view of others and especially the sanctioning body representatives that worked very hard to get them at the event.



any stuff you Pros don't want, sign it, and send it to SEATTLE INDOOR RACEWAY to be auctioned off at thier Race for Grace charitiy race.

BTW Dawn, whos the Kid, is that dakota?
__________________
semi retired..
skypilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2008, 10:15 AM   #1149
Tech Elite
 
Maybell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Seattle
Posts: 2,109
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

CONGRATS RITCHIE!!!!

Damb, the NW has fast geezers!
__________________
Sean Maybell - Team Associated Region 11 Administrator

AE - Reedy - LRP - Hobby Velocity - XP Digital - JConcepts
Maybell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2008, 10:21 AM   #1150
Tech Elite
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Chandler, Arizona
Posts: 3,273
Send a message via AIM to Dawn Sanchez
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by skypilot View Post
BTW Dawn, whos the Kid, is that dakota?

The kid.. one of my locals.. I took that picture. (not Dakotah)

It was supposed to be in silouhette but the trophy company kinda screwed things up...

we will have something beyond amazing in awards next year.. this year, we had to complete the stock of purchased plaques from last year, which is why we are giving what we are giving.......

Dawn Sanchez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2008, 10:28 AM   #1151
Tech Champion
 
abailey21's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: SoCal
Posts: 5,224
Trader Rating: 36 (100%+)
Default

I tried to steal your video camera but i got drunk instead, great hiding place

Quote:
Originally Posted by skypilot View Post
come on guys, be nice, some guys especially guys with daughters aren't into it

however i have the coolest lady, who told me, take this bottle of black velvet, go hang with the boys and call me to come get you when your done. i had my old ass back in the room at 930 or so.
__________________
K.C.C.O.
abailey21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2008, 10:45 AM   #1152
Tech Champion
 
skypilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 9,524
Trader Rating: 14 (100%+)
Default

oh that bottle, that wasn't wiskey, didn't you notice the 'twang' it had
__________________
semi retired..
skypilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2008, 10:57 AM   #1153
Regional Moderator
 
mrrcguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Jonesboro Akansas
Posts: 3,157
Trader Rating: 25 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by YmeBP View Post
Dude i'd show up just for the trophy girls they are hot ... they look like they smell pretty .
Quote:
Originally Posted by TeamB&B View Post
Randy and I got back home to Maryland safely after 17 hours on the road. The whole weekend in Arkansas was worth every minute of it. We met some great new friends and was able to match some great RC racing names to the faces. Special thanks to Quinn and the RC Hobbies crew for putting on a great show. The ROAR staff present worked relentlessly for 4 - 12 hour days to support all the racers and spectators there while keeping schedule.

We look forward to next years ROAR On-Road race.
Quote:
Originally Posted by abailey21 View Post
Q I'll call u this afternoon, but thank you to you and your entire crew for a great week
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChestyV32 View Post
Hey Q thanks for an awesome week of racing, the facility is top notch and i cant wait to come back again. Sorry for being their to early lol and annoying the hell out of you but we were soooo bored in the roach motel of ours lol.

Hey Q I hope to see my East coast West coast race idea come into affect in the near future I think ur facility would be perfect for it.

Thanks
Cheston VanAlstyne
Quote:
Originally Posted by JtDieter View Post
Hey Q...You and Vic did a great job. This is one of the best I've ever attended, and it's all due to the effort you put in. Everything from the pit area to the food...No complaints from me or Paul on anything, we'll be back...Jim Dieter
Quote:
Originally Posted by JtDieter View Post
Oh.....ROAR as well, every race gets better, and it looks like that trend will continue.
Thanks so much for the support.

Many people have been asking me if I would do another one. I keep telling them to ask again in a few weeks when I have had time to recover and think about all sides. Seeing the positive coments outweigh the bad sure does help.

Thanks again.
mrrcguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2008, 10:58 AM   #1154
Tech Elite
 
Johnny Wishbone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,419
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

I have one question about races in general.

When do they get soo big on entries that they become un-manageable? Sure its nice to see large entries, but, unless the host track is relying on the entry fees for a income, I really don't see why you need 300+ entries at a National event. Something like 120-150 is much more manageable, and your day doesn't drag out into a 24 hour marathon, where there is a good chance your heat runs around 2am. The racers don't like the hours and the support crew still has to be there, which I'm sure they'd rather be in bed as well. At least then if you got finished at 6pm you could have a actual social event.

Maybe this is something ROAR should consider. Have some way of qualifying to be eligible to run at the Nats and have a actual cutoff of the entries for the Nats. (There used to be a cutoff for the Worlds and then a waitlist for those that could attend that didn't qualify thru the Regional Championships.)

The Winners of the Nats get a automatic seat to the Worlds, Mod would have all race fees paid for. The winner of the Stock Nats gets a factory sponsorship for mod equipment, but also cannot run in the Stock Nats for 2 years after winning.

I also checked the RCLive website and didn't read anywhere that they would guarantee live race coverage, so you pretty much take what you can get, and I think they did all they could with what facilities where available to them. How this means its ROARs fault totally mystifies me.
Johnny Wishbone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2008, 11:11 AM   #1155
Regional Moderator
 
mrrcguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Jonesboro Akansas
Posts: 3,157
Trader Rating: 25 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnny Wishbone View Post
I have one question about races in general.

When do they get soo big on entries that they become un-manageable? Sure its nice to see large entries, but, unless the host track is relying on the entry fees for a income, I really don't see why you need 300+ entries at a National event. Something like 120-150 is much more manageable, and your day doesn't drag out into a 24 hour marathon, where there is a good chance your heat runs around 2am. The racers don't like the hours and the support crew still has to be there, which I'm sure they'd rather be in bed as well. At least then if you got finished at 6pm you could have a actual social event.

Maybe this is something ROAR should consider. Have some way of qualifying to be eligible to run at the Nats and have a actual cutoff of the entries for the Nats. (There used to be a cutoff for the Worlds and then a waitlist for those that could attend that didn't qualify thru the Regional Championships.)

The Winners of the Nats get a automatic seat to the Worlds, Mod would have all race fees paid for. The winner of the Stock Nats gets a factory sponsorship for mod equipment, but also cannot run in the Stock Nats for 2 years after winning.

I also checked the RCLive website and didn't read anywhere that they would guarantee live race coverage, so you pretty much take what you can get, and I think they did all they could with what facilities where available to them. How this means its ROARs fault totally mystifies me.

I am all for getting back to using the Regional Qual system and limiting the entries.
mrrcguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2008 US RC Drift Nationals - August (16-17, 2008) airborneranger Racing Forum 3 07-16-2008 11:12 AM
2008 R.O.A.R. On-Road Asphalt Nats! -Official Thread- (early info release) mrrcguy Electric On-Road 688 04-18-2008 09:30 AM
Updated kits for worlds 2008? sjenkins97 Nitro Off-Road 13 09-08-2007 05:04 AM
2007 ROAR on-road asphalt nationals TL_XXX-S_racer Electric On-Road 254 05-17-2007 06:13 PM
Pictures/Info on Permanent Asphalt Tracks TheBarber Electric On-Road 7 04-10-2003 08:55 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 07:26 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net