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Old 03-23-2009, 11:16 AM   #121
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Its hard to say it depends on turn out if we spilt the groups into an A and B group. If there isnt enough people then it will be a battle royal everyman for himself format....lol.
So not sure if you would say where the cutoff would be but say 50 show and you decide to "battle royal". Would you add 3 heads up rounds to take the place of the qualifying (best 7 of 9 perhaps)? Or maybe add a couple more "mains" at the end.. say with 50 people a 35 lap 15 car "C", 40 lap 15 car "B", and 50 lap 20 car "A". Just keep the racer in mind and don't do the same old thing. Make it unique! Whatever you choose to do I'm still going to have a great time and can't wait to get on the road!

Maybe a little more banter here will get some guys off the fence and into the race!!
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Well.....here is some banter....not what we wanted but it might help with the turn-out.

We...(Rob King, Eric Whitside(The Track) and myself) have decided to make a change to the format for the 2009 USVTA Nationals. We will now be running the entire race on Saturday the 4th. Do to the lack of entries and these hard economic times we are now making this change. Also the entry fee will be 35.00 dollars and everyone that has paid the full 50.00 entry fee will get a 15.00 dollar refund at the race. We will have T-shirts for the first 50 entries that show up….this will be included in the in the 35.00 dollar fee….even if you missed the first T-shirt cut off. Each entry will still get the sticker sheet with 2009 USVTA national number plates with each entry.

We know this change is sudden and it might cause some changes to your travel plans but we feel this is the best for the race. A two day event with 40 or 50 people isn't warranted. With this reduced cost and time maybe this will allow for more people to show up. So if you were on the fence about coming to the race and it being 2 days it will now be all held on 1 day.

We will adjust the race program to fit the time depending on the turn out.
There will only be pit setup on Friday….not track time to USVTA cars.
Saturday the track will open at 7am….Tire tech and all tech will be open at this time.
Practice will be run until 11am
Drivers meeting and pictures at 11:15am
5 rounds of racing to stat at 11:30am…..Best 4 point totals count.

If the turn out is large enough will have a 1 hour live track practice/qualifying session. The track will be live from 10am to 11am and we will have groups of 8 cars at time for 2 minute sessions. We will then group everyone based off of your 5 fastest laps into the A and B groups. You can run as many times as you want in that 1 hour window as long as everyone gets a session.

We are going to forgo the team competition this time around.

We will still have the super main after its all over for the top 10 in each group or the top 20 if there is only a single group.

We know this will be a long day and we hope everyone will understand the situation we are in. This might work out better for all of us this way as well.

There might be more news and updates that pop up this week but this schedule is set now.

If anyone has any question feel free to ask them.....Rob King, Eric Whitside or myself will be able to answer them for you.
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:40 PM   #123
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Probably a wise choice.... hope it doesn't cause anyone too much problems.
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Old 03-23-2009, 01:22 PM   #124
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2 days event is great...however, giving the SUNDAY back to the wife and kids, definitely will extend my already very short RC season (summer) a little....CREDIT...
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oouuuch!!!!...that hurts...2 days was great for me....

drive to Chi-town Friday get setup..check into hotel

get up Saturday and be at the track at 6am..lol..race all day..make her watch

get up Sunday and send her to the mall and go race all day..hopefully win something...she picks me up and drive all the way home smiling cause I got to race against the best in Trans-am..and talk her to death all the way home

.....you going to make me go shopping with her aint you....?
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oouuuch!!!!...that hurts...2 days was great for me....

drive to Chi-town Friday get setup..check into hotel

get up Saturday and be at the track at 6am..lol..race all day..make her watch

get up Sunday and send her to the mall and go race all day..hopefully win something...she picks me up and drive all the way home smiling cause I got to race against the best in Trans-am..and talk her to death all the way home

.....you going to make me go shopping with her aint you....?
(i'm honestly not laughing AT you)

but think of all the "honey-do" brownie points you'll earn by doing this..

Plus you can still talk her to death on the ride home The race memories just won't be as 'fresh'
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:56 AM   #127
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yes you are...lol...its okay...she is sponsoring the whole trip...the new TC5..all new electronics, bodies, tires the whole get up incl hotel,driving,...even take her Jag...so I guess I should just be thankful that Im even going....

she is the best!

....back to racing...what is the total entries so far?
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Entries I think are in the 45 to 50ish range from all the Pm's that I have received and people that I have talked to....but only time will tell when the 4th gets here in a couple weeks who is MAN enough to show up....

Also we will be adding another 20 car Super main after the first Top 20 or 10A/10B if we split the class they will have their 50 lap race then the next 20 will have a 40 lapper of their own as well.
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Entries I think are in the 45 to 50ish range from all the Pm's that I have received and people that I have talked to....but only time will tell when the 4th gets here in a couple weeks who is MAN enough to show up....

Also we will be adding another 20 car Super main after the first Top 20 or 10A/10B if we split the class they will have their 50 lap race then the next 20 will have a 40 lapper of their own as well.
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Old 03-24-2009, 06:10 PM   #130
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I feel like im counting down till Xmas LOL, Cant wait for this, My first Real race event
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We have a racing conflict and cannot make the race. But we do have the winning car available for sale.

Seriously, this thing is fast and has outstanding handling.

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Tamiya TB Evolution V USVTA Spec Trans Am Car

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I feel like im counting down till Xmas LOL, Cant wait for this, My first Real race event
I know how you feel...Im looking forward to this like Im 10 years old again and I knew my dad had that Tamiya Grasshopper in the back of his closet.. i just cant wait...

also if any of you are going to be in the TN area this weekend..we are having our On-road Finale race Sunday...Im using it as a good warm up race for the USVTA NATS...our track is 90x50...and most of us will be running VTA...we have guys coming from every direction to race here this Sunday so the comp should be good....also new layout is being done as of right now..no home field advantage...

here is the link...

http://www.nashrcracer.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3485
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hell yea on home field avantage that is right now if EA has my new speedo i am set watch out batman robin is comein 4 you driver seat . lol
i have a gay lookin body instore it came out lighter than i was intisipating. but i do like hot pink (was suposto be magenta)
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glad to see you try again..Robin...and Im pretty sure EA will have you covered ....be nice if he was to run Dirla car again..lol...j/k...really EA j/k...oh sorry to post so late...


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...this just in....Best Body Contest....

TA,TC,12th....will all be CASH..got a donor this morning..lol..

judges will be the oldest racer and youngest racer at the event ...

sorry short notice and good luck
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Team Associated has the edge on numbers of entries so far (off the presign list).

Here's the breakdown

13 - AE - unlucky thirteen.
7 - Tamiya
6 - Xray
5 - Corally
3 - Schumacher
2 - Losi
1 - TM

And yes I'm bored. Still more than a week before I leave and I'm already not able to get any work done.
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