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Old 11-19-2003, 12:53 PM   #31
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Just remember it's all about fun. The point of having a hobby is relaxing and doing something you like, so don't take it to seriously. If you break you break, if you *cause* someone else to break then do the right thing and offer to pay for the damage. Also if you cause someone to spin and it isn't just a racing accident, slow down, go wide and let them pass you on the next corner. Communication on the stand is key when racing. Saying "sorry" or "thanks" does make a difference.

Also if you meet people who are serious about racing don't judge them becuase of it. I've met some people on the stand for the first time and walked away with bad impressions of them, after a chat in the pits and a few weeks racing with them I found they were decient people.

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Old 11-19-2003, 01:07 PM   #32
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Two essential racing tips:


before the races: make sure your car works a day or so before the races. lay off aggresive driving abt. 24 hrs before the race day.

at the races: no drastic changes, if you break, fix it quick and have your car ready with time to spare, mains sneak up on you, and: if it ain't broke, Don't fix it.

good luck, and happy racing!
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Old 11-19-2003, 01:54 PM   #33
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SECRETS.....there ain't no secrets.

Here's my 2 cents on this......

Keep a small notebook. A pen or two that works.

*Look around the track. Take notice who TQ & WIN consistently.
*Ask them questions but don't be over bearing.
*" TAKE NOTES" of all the changes you make in small increments.
Example: Make toe out changes in 1-2 degrees and write
down your observation>>good or bad<<
And above all always check race results & compare yours with others on your level of driving skill.

Oh yeah.......have FUN !!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-19-2003, 03:52 PM   #34
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SpeediePHATT and FatDoggy, says it very well.
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Old 11-19-2003, 04:11 PM   #35
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If there's one thing I learned from watching races its faster isn't better. As my dad and I watched this guy race in both stock and mod classes (there weren't a lot of people and he used 2 different cars) we thought he was going so slow. But we also noticed he never crashed and he avoided getting into crashes by sometimes letting people pass him. When I took a list at the lap sheet he won both races by about 2 laps. I think that says a lot for the whole speed thing because his car was definately not the most hopped up or the fastest, just set up the best for the track and he knew how to drive it very well.


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Old 11-19-2003, 05:16 PM   #36
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Just practice lots and dont waste money on gimics (Extra Aluminum etc) I would start of using a stock 27turn motor as this is one of the slowest and would give you a good opportunity to practice driving. At the weekend i beat loads of cars with more hopups on than mine and ended up with a good finish. You cant buy driver ability remember
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Old 11-19-2003, 06:06 PM   #37
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Drive like you were in it!!!

less broken parts
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Old 11-19-2003, 06:17 PM   #38
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In Touring cars it's all about corner speed and line's(racing ones )All the practice in the world wont help if your using bad lines,One of the best tips is watch the fast stock guy's,see where they brake going into the turns,where the good passing lanes are,and practice in the areas where you have problems at.
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i sometimes have trouble going at really high speeds into corners....

like right after the straigh away..
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Old 11-19-2003, 07:21 PM   #40
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Dun all racers have that problem??
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Old 11-19-2003, 07:52 PM   #41
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watching other peoples lines isn't really a good idea. Every racer has different lines, style, and attitude(hard braking....). The whole thing about trying to be faster than a guy, is to sometimes, try a new line. My secret is to learn stuff, then try new setups, until you find one, which means to practice.
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Old 11-19-2003, 07:57 PM   #42
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HeY!!!


If you're new to this sport you don't have to get the very best stuff right away, and when it comes to race time let off a little earlier then others till you got the hang of how your car feels and handles, and try your best to stay on the black grove on the track, it's more then likely the fastest way around.
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Old 11-19-2003, 08:13 PM   #43
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that Steve Charles guy is using an old picture of my one of my cars that I painted at the Reedy 2003 race.

That's funny!
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At most tracks I have raced at their is one real fast line and one slow one,Most of the fast guy's pretty much run the same line,at the Reedy race if you watch the video the fast guy's run just about the same line's,the only time they get out of line is to make a pass(or try).Pro 3..whatever

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Old 11-19-2003, 10:36 PM   #45
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Wow thanks for all the replys guys

BendingCornerz

sorry it looked to cool hope you dont mind

the xray is going good, i was previously racing
in the 540 class but ive moved up to stock racing
now and its seems alot more competitive.

I got a whole bunch of new equipment because i was
using all crap stuff before. this includes

Novak GT7
LRP Pulsar Comp
Futaba 3PK (with servo's)
Some spares for the evo 2
A Personal transponder
2x Trinity Monster Stocks
4X Trinity GP 3300 Monster Metals

is there any other stuff that i should invest in or will
i get along fine with what ive got?

thanks guys
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