R/C Tech Forums

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

View Poll Results: Whi should get choice of spot on driver stand?
Higher Qualifier gets the spot 89 55.28%
Whoever gets there first gets the spot 69 42.86%
No opinion 3 1.86%
Voters: 161. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-21-2008, 05:35 PM   #1
Tech Elite
 
Trips's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: 360 Speedway
Posts: 2,251
Trader Rating: 16 (100%+)
Default POLL: driver stand positions

Just curious... this debate came up at the track today, and I was wondering what everyone thjought... two drivers were arguing over who should get the spot oon the driver stand if both want the same spot...

Should it go to the higher qualifier, or to the drive who got there first?
__________________
MARSHAL!!

Last edited by Trips; 12-22-2008 at 11:17 PM.
Trips is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2008, 05:38 PM   #2
Tech Elite
 
KHoff7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 3,166
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

Who got there first. Who cares if your faster. Maybe they were slower because they couldn't see the sweeper because there was a pole there? Happened to me before.
__________________
Awesomatix USA / Middle River Hobbies / Sweep / Psycho Cells Racing
Karl Hoffmeister
KHoff7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2008, 05:41 PM   #3
Tech Champion
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Mongville
Posts: 6,980
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Default

At our title events, the drivers are meant to be called up onto the drivers stand in Qual order, so the positions are allocated in order.
__________________
12th Scale - The premier class (if you can make runtime)
Besercoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2008, 05:44 PM   #4
Gravity RC
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Wi
Posts: 1,147
Default

At club races it goes to who gets their first, at major races where it is a little more serious it normally goes to the faster driver (only in the Main event), in qualifying its always up for grabbs to who got their first.
Paul L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2008, 05:47 PM   #5
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Milton,Canada
Posts: 429
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Seem`s like those two guy`s were bickering like little girls.

I suggest for there little spat u punish them a little.

Kick them off the drivers stand.

lol,lol,lol
__________________
RROL and LOU`s where only real racers race.
Weapons of choice,NT1 2010 , X-Ray T3 x 2, X-Ray X10 X-Ray all the way baby.
Futaba 4pk,gq tires,jaco tyres,odonnel fuel,T-Power batteries, tekin and nova powered.
Don`t blame the car, when you know you can`t drive.
Sponsor, me , myself and I.
nitro ho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2008, 05:50 PM   #6
Tech Elite
 
RCSteve93's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 4,601
Trader Rating: 11 (100%+)
Default

Who ever gets there first. Or you do what I do, stand next to where you want to be, and rip one, so everyone moves. Seriously though. I have no preference at my local track. I can see everything due to the CRC barriers.
__________________
rm -rf /windows
RCSteve93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2008, 05:52 PM   #7
Tech Champion
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 5,360
Trader Rating: 38 (100%+)
Default

In qualifying who gets there first. In the main by qualifying position.
or8ital is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2008, 06:18 PM   #8
Tech Fanatic
 
trailranger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Springfield, MO
Posts: 946
Default

In a bigger trophy race, the picking order in the main should go by the qualification order.

During qualification or club racing. First come claims the spot.

Where you stand will affect how your driving. Including having polls or other visual obstacles in the way could make your driving worse. I normally try to stand closest to the most technical section to be able to get the most view of how close I can clip the corners for more speed. Change your view to the other side of the drives stand and your POV may trick you into thinking the technical sections are have tighter lanes than they really do.

A well laid out track and proper drivers stand will really have no bad spots to stand giving everyone an equal chance to do well.
__________________
"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough." - Mario Andretti
trailranger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2008, 06:26 PM   #9
Tech Elite
 
andrewdoherty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: ★Wylie, TX★
Posts: 3,776
Trader Rating: 47 (100%+)
Default

Our track has two poles that can hinder the view from the stand of more than one corner. We typically have two on road races in a day, both back to back. By the time you get off the stand to change cars, turn the 2nd one on and the 1st one off, scrub in everyone in the race before you gets on the stand. Would your first come first served still apply for club race qualifiers?
__________________
"Whether you think you can, or think you can't, you're right." -Henry Ford
"[Driving] Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration" -T.A. Edison
|◤Hobbywing◢|◤SpeedzoneUSA.com◢|◤Pro-One◢|
|◤ReflexRacing.net◢|◤Protoform◢|◤AVID R/C◢|
andrewdoherty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2008, 06:41 PM   #10
Tech Elite
 
L.Fairtrace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Beyond the Wall
Posts: 3,774
Trader Rating: 23 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to L.Fairtrace
Default

Whoever is bigger lol.
__________________
Awesomatix USA - EaMotorsports - RocheUSA - MonTech - Sanwa - BSR Racing Tires - TQ Wire - Solaris Racing Tires - Side Piece Racing

180 and 360 Raceway. Best on the East Coast. Take your pick
L.Fairtrace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2008, 06:46 PM   #11
Tech Elite
 
KHoff7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 3,166
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by L.Fairtrace View Post
Whoever is bigger lol.
__________________
Awesomatix USA / Middle River Hobbies / Sweep / Psycho Cells Racing
Karl Hoffmeister
KHoff7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2008, 06:48 PM   #12
Regional Moderator
 
CarbonJoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,661
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by L.Fairtrace View Post
Whoever is bigger lol.
Then guys like Chicky will always get their spots last.
__________________
*** The Gate - Celebrating 8 years at the same location ***
The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits. - Albert Einstein
Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car and oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car
CarbonJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2008, 06:52 PM   #13
Tech Elite
 
K_Spec_RC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Powder Springs, Ga
Posts: 2,734
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Send a message via MSN to K_Spec_RC
Default

I'm all for the "whoever gets there first" idea. That forces everyone to be ready so they get the spot they want and thus moves the racing along quicker. However, at a national/big race I think it should go in Qualifying order since everything is run on a strict schedule anyways.

As for the two guys... Make them drive from their pit spots instead Bet they'll never argue about it after that
__________________
HighVelocityRacing.com | TurtleTraxRaceway.com | itFitzDesign.wordpress.com | Misfitz Motorsports | Jconcepts | KO Propo | Tekin | Kyosho RB5 SP | Kyosho Ultima SC
K_Spec_RC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2008, 07:04 PM   #14
Company Representative
 
SweepRacingUSA's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: www.SweepRacingUSA.com
Posts: 1,743
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

your qualified for the grid not for the spot, especially for local racing with tech table (like an regional or trophy race) whoever went through tech first get up to the drivers stand first to choose a spot.

nobody is going to wait for the TQ who teching late.
SweepRacingUSA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2008, 07:25 PM   #15
Tech Champion
 
stiltskin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 5,368
Trader Rating: 102 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by L.Fairtrace View Post
Whoever is bigger lol.
advantage goes to Mr. Fairtrace.
__________________
Tony Rumple
Team EAM // Gravity RC
stiltskin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



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 06:58 PM.


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