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Old 08-06-2009, 08:53 PM   #1021
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Unfortunately Scotty and Jamie don't have final control over the website, meaning they don't know how to work the 1's and 0's enough to update it. I'm sure if tennis new how to do more then turn on his laptop, and surf for porn, he'd have it updated. Posts from Jamie and Scotty are official though and I'm sure having it here is better then not having....... But then again.... You can't please everyone.

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Old 08-07-2009, 08:31 AM   #1022
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Im thinking about attending this race this year but had a couple of questions for those who have raced this race before.
I know the class im gonna race, I am going to probably be in the bottom 10. I want to go for fun, if I do better than that I would be extremely happy.

How good should you be to race in this race? I dont want to embarass myself or damage faster drivers cars due to a mistake on my end. I can drive pretty good and am not a hack, but far from a top driver. I believe I race with good etiquette and can drive clean lines.

I want to try to make a vacation out of this as well as participate in the race. I have friends and family in Vegas and local to it. Im looking at this as an opportunity to spend time with them as well as buddies from our local track(to which there are number attending) .
Will there be a lot of off time to do other things ? Or is one gonna be in there a min of 8 plus hours a day ? I plan on running one class - 17.5 Amateur Rubber.

Any info is appreciated.
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Old 08-07-2009, 08:41 AM   #1023
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Im thinking about attending this race this year but had a couple of questions for those who have raced this race before.
I know the class im gonna race, I am going to probably be in the bottom 10. I want to go for fun, if I do better than that I would be extremely happy.

How good should you be to race in this race? I dont want to embarass myself or damage faster drivers cars due to a mistake on my end. I can drive pretty good and am not a hack, but far from a top driver. I believe I race with good etiquette and can drive clean lines.

I want to try to make a vacation out of this as well as participate in the race. I have friends and family in Vegas and local to it. Im looking at this as an opportunity to spend time with them as well as buddies from our local track(to which there are number attending) .
Will there be a lot of off time to do other things ? Or is one gonna be in there a min of 8 plus hours a day ? I plan on running one class - 17.5 Amateur Rubber.

Any info is appreciated.

it is one of the best races to attend. and now that scotty has amatuer class, there is a race for everyone. the racers are sorted by speed. i believe that there is a resort after round 2 and round 3 of the qualifiers. so by the end of the first day, you should be racing with guys about the same speed as you.

I would encourage you to come race the IIC, you will be surprised at how much you learn going ourside your comfort level. and also outside the same group that you race with. The big races are fun to watch the big dogs, but it give everyone a chance to improve their own skills. also most of the big dogs are more then happy to help a club racer out. just be sure to pick the right time. lol
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Old 08-07-2009, 09:12 AM   #1024
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it is one of the best races to attend. and now that scotty has amatuer class, there is a race for everyone. the racers are sorted by speed. i believe that there is a resort after round 2 and round 3 of the qualifiers. so by the end of the first day, you should be racing with guys about the same speed as you.

I would encourage you to come race the IIC, you will be surprised at how much you learn going ourside your comfort level. and also outside the same group that you race with. The big races are fun to watch the big dogs, but it give everyone a chance to improve their own skills. also most of the big dogs are more then happy to help a club racer out. just be sure to pick the right time. lol
I'll second that. I ran for the first time last year. My goal was to not be in bottom main. I made that goal but just barely and I'm comming back for more.
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Old 08-07-2009, 09:33 AM   #1025
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Im thinking about attending this race this year but had a couple of questions for those who have raced this race before.
I know the class im gonna race, I am going to probably be in the bottom 10. I want to go for fun, if I do better than that I would be extremely happy.

How good should you be to race in this race? I dont want to embarass myself or damage faster drivers cars due to a mistake on my end. I can drive pretty good and am not a hack, but far from a top driver. I believe I race with good etiquette and can drive clean lines.

I want to try to make a vacation out of this as well as participate in the race. I have friends and family in Vegas and local to it. Im looking at this as an opportunity to spend time with them as well as buddies from our local track(to which there are number attending) .
Will there be a lot of off time to do other things ? Or is one gonna be in there a min of 8 plus hours a day ? I plan on running one class - 17.5 Amateur Rubber.

Any info is appreciated.
Dude, if I'm racing you have nothing to worry about in regards to embarrassing yourself.

Look into the AMA class unless your sponsored
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Old 08-07-2009, 10:05 AM   #1026
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Just go in with no great expectations if you don't normally run carpet and just have fun with it. You will be in the amatuer class so you will be with people of your own ability. Don't be afraid to ask the track crew or other racers for help if you need it. Team guys are generally willing to help out as well as long as they are not having a bad day also. It is a great event to attend and I have attended all of them.
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Old 08-07-2009, 10:22 AM   #1027
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Thanks for the replies.

I was wondering about the time as well. I heard they are run on time and quickly. Am I going to have time to see my friends and family or is it so busy i wont be able to do much other than be at the track. I want to work on my car, race, hang out with some buddies and watch them, maybe catch some of the big boys racing and then see some of my friends etc...realistically i dont see this taking more than 4 hours. I dont want to tell my friends to see me in Vegas , then i dont have any spare time.
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Old 08-07-2009, 10:43 AM   #1028
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The schedule actually make's it pretty easy to schedule "outside" activities. You'll know almost exactly when you need to be back in the pits to get ready to run. You'll very likely have a "few" hours between you different track times if you're running One Class.

The only guys that get stuck at the track are the ones that run a bunch of classes.
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Old 08-07-2009, 12:17 PM   #1029
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GREAT replies.

Perfect attitude to carry into your first big race.

It is a 'near' garauntee that you will have some 'pit time' as you work on your car, but there is plenty of time to get out and enjoy ESPECIALLY if you are running 1 class.
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Old 08-07-2009, 12:18 PM   #1030
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HI guys,

When we started the IIC, we wanted to have the best event possible. Not designed or geared around the Pro's but for the masses. Whether you are a novice or expert driver we wanted you to feel welcome to the IIC. I have learned much through the years of this event and saw the need for the Amateur class. After last years success of it, the IIC is now really for all abilities and skill levels.

I cant say anything but thank you to
THEISGROUP, HB MOOSE, ABAILEY, YETI. For you comments and you did a great job of expressing why the IIC is for everyone.

You do learn so much rubbing elbows and chatting with the pros and how cool is it if you have a question about your car you can walk over 2 rows and talk to the designers or the team manager or some of the top 10 drivers in the world. And they will help you, heck some of them will even set your car up for you. But they all know they are there to help you guys, their customers. And never forget. They were once in your shoes!

So the guys are all correct. You don't have to feel intimidated or embarrassed to race with us in the IIC. We ensure that each and every racer has a great time. Gets tons of free stuff from our great sponsors, Eats way to much in the drivers meeting buffet on Tuesday and you witness some of the best racing in the world.

So to all of you, remember IN VEGAS....... AMATEURS ARE WELCOME!

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Old 08-07-2009, 12:44 PM   #1031
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Thanks for all the support and info. I have decided to attend and will be entering online shortly.

How is it for spectators? my brother and his kids will be coming in from California and im sure they would want to see some racing....spectators get in for free or is there some charge?

How about personal videotaping? is there an area designated for people wanting to record the races ?

thanks again.
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We dont race carpet here on maui. We dont race rubber tires either. My question is is the only difference between say 13.5 rubber and foam just the tires or does the car have to be setup differently? I am thinking if it is the same maybe I could enter the foam classes and just change the tires. I am entered in the rubber 17.5 and 13.5 becouse they are the largest classes. I am bringing 2 more oblivious to indoor carpet racers from maui with me and we all race the losi type r. Is there any losi team/racer that could help us in vegas?


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And don't think any of us are to good to help you out either, especially when there's a yard of margarita in said pit space (not mentioning my own name)
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We dont race carpet here on maui. We dont race rubber tires either. My question is is the only difference between say 13.5 rubber and foam just the tires or does the car have to be setup differently? I am thinking if it is the same maybe I could enter the foam classes and just change the tires. I am entered in the rubber 17.5 and 13.5 becouse they are the largest classes. I am bringing 2 more oblivious to indoor carpet racers from maui with me and we all race the losi type r. Is there any losi team/racer that could help us in vegas?


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setups are definately between foam and rubber beacuse of the amount of traction you get with the foam tires
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Big difference between foam and rubber.You will need two completely different setups. The Type R thread had some good tips on there.
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