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Old 02-08-2002, 03:52 PM   #91
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Now who'd have guessed that FoamDonuts was a big proponent of, well, foam donuts?

We run mostly rubber out here in the midwest, mainly because of the cost issue. Most of the club guys feel that anybody who has a truer will have a serious advantage, so then they'd all have to get them, and then it wouldn't be newbie-friendly, and so on. There is also the "realism" camp who want rubber for realism.

Personally, I wouldn't mind a foam mod class, but I'd like to see stock racing stick to rubber.

Anyway, this is probably a debate for another thread, I shouldn't be diving in... heh heh
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Old 02-08-2002, 03:57 PM   #92
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hehehhehehe can someone change my thing under my Screen Name so instead of "sportsman" it says "Got Foam?" hehehehe my own little custom tag line.......I am with ya on this issue guys, rubber still has a very real place in my heart for TC racing. I just prefer to race Mod Sedan on foam, in my brain it equates to cheaper costs. Keep the updates coming guys!!!! When do we get to see more pictures?
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Old 02-08-2002, 04:32 PM   #93
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We have piles of tires around here with chunks missing....piles of foam dust...

I know for a fact that many of the fast stock(rubber) guys are on one set of tires for the duration- two sets max.
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Old 02-08-2002, 05:12 PM   #94
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Foam Donuts, put it in your signature

No, not the fact that I would need a tire truer, there is one at the track that is available for everyone to use. Just TC's are still running on rubber here, so buying foams and changing the whole setup of the car would be useless and time consuming.

Secondly, if we did run foams it is most likely that we would run it just in mod, so the setups would be completely different and I would need two cars. Yes, foams are cheaper, but I don't think they last longer, especially if you chunk them.

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Old 02-08-2002, 05:13 PM   #95
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I will place a wager for the the ROAR '02 Carpet Nats......I bet everybody will only need ONE set of tires for the entire weekend.
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Old 02-08-2002, 05:24 PM   #96
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aloco, practice and everything? I bet those CS27's wear very well? heh

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Old 02-08-2002, 05:53 PM   #97
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HMMMMMMMM where can we move this discussion to so we can continue this. I enjoy this kind of discussion. As for me and my house we choose Foam. Thats all I have to say. hehehe
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Old 02-08-2002, 07:53 PM   #98
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Old 02-08-2002, 08:43 PM   #99
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k guys here is the thread for RUBBER vs FOAM RUBBER.
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http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthre...&threadid=2946
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OK, so back to the Snowbirds talk...

Haven't heard anything from the guys on Oval results. I still need to get more pics up tonight, will try and do that a bit later.
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Old 02-08-2002, 10:23 PM   #101
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Josh,
Well....yes.....unbelievable. Not as fast as a Sorex tire on carpet. But, if one were going to run a control tire/insert/rim.....this would be the way to do it.
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UPDATE: Pictures from the last couple days have been posted to the Snowbirds page:
http://www.rctech.net/events/snowbirds2002/index.shtml

I apologize for the lack of commentary; I have been pretty busy today and haven't been able to accurately convey everything I've received. Right now I'm going to go digging around for some oval results. Wish me luck.
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Futureal- Nothing to apologize for. We appreciate the effort your doing!
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Thanks Shane, like saints1115 said. In fact I havn't found any other site with as much coverage as rctech. The guys that are taking the time to send the info should get the "Gold Battery Bar Award". It's a pretty intense weekend for them.

Aside from the rubber vs foam issue what about the oval vs sedan deal? I started oval racing in '89 and am somewhat pleased to see at Snowbirds there are more oval entries (282 vs 234). At our club oval racing just died a few years ago and shows little sign of a comeback anytime soon.

So how is it by you?

Do they race oval by you?

Did it die at some point?

If so why? It can't be the money, I spend a bucket load more on sedan racing!

Will 4cell oval bring oval back stronger than ever?

Oval racers note; you only need to answere 4 of the 5 questions, you know turn 1, turn 2, turn 3, and turn 4. If you can answere all 5 you may be able to turn right and are really a road course racer!

Anyway, have fun, race often!
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Old 02-09-2002, 11:13 AM   #105
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UPDATE: Partial results from Round 2 are online:
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