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Old 06-05-2009, 09:08 AM   #16
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I think we race this way because of run times allowed by our batteries. Its easier to say run 5 mins knowing everyone will last that long. It would be much harder to divide that 5 mins of good run time by the average lap times to get the laps for a race.

It also provides a standard for all tracks. Like NASCAR uses miles, RC can use mins of race time.
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Old 06-05-2009, 11:05 AM   #17
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Interesting topic. On the second part, I agree. Why does qualifying take so much longer (when you add the qualifying heats together) than the main, which is the most important? If running a 3 qualifier, 1 main system, I'd rather run 1 qualifier and 3 mains. It makes the runs count more. Otherwise, we're bashing the crap out of our cars for three runs for what, a few feet of advantage? (assuming you're in the same main...multiple mains would be different I guess)

Simple answer? It's easier.

Oh, to partially answer perhaps why we don't do the fastest lap thing. A lot of software I've seen only counts to the tenth of a second. I suppose it would require a simple software change though. The other answers are good too.
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1 qualify and 3 mains with points does sound a lot better. You could win an even with out ever finishing first.

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Fastest lap doesn't really work for offroad because people can skip the track by accident etc.
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ok so we tried 20lap qualifers friday night for our pro trans am race. so a guy in the first heat got 20 laps in 6:45 and a guy in the second heat got 19 laps in 5:45 we were turning 13 to 16 second lap spread. so you can't have the slow guys in a resort as they can get 20 laps just not as quick at the fast guys but if your using laps to figure it all out you can't have a heat of slow guys and fast guys because 20 laps will always out qualify 19 if the driver that got 19 did it in a heat that had a driver got 20 before he was able to get his last lap. but you can still do laps for the mains which is what I did 25 lapper for the "B" and 50 lapper for the "A"
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I used to race in a Winston Cup Oval series for RC where we raced laps instead of time. We would have a 1 minute qualifier for 1 car at a time, and seed the qualifiers (2 or more of them) by that time. Then we would run 2 qualifiers for 50 laps with the results from both of those seeding the mains. The mains were 100 laps with one manditory pit stop for battery change. For the final race we had 2 100 lap qualifiers with a 500 lap A-main and 250 lap B-main and 100 lap c on down. It was alot of fun and the great part was the scoring software supported this style of racing and even a points system like Nascars.
We even tried rolling starts, but were more of a headache than they were worth.
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ok so we tried 20lap qualifers friday night for our pro trans am race. so a guy in the first heat got 20 laps in 6:45 and a guy in the second heat got 19 laps in 5:45 we were turning 13 to 16 second lap spread. so you can't have the slow guys in a resort as they can get 20 laps just not as quick at the fast guys but if your using laps to figure it all out you can't have a heat of slow guys and fast guys because 20 laps will always out qualify 19 if the driver that got 19 did it in a heat that had a driver got 20 before he was able to get his last lap. but you can still do laps for the mains which is what I did 25 lapper for the "B" and 50 lapper for the "A"
dang, that's a pretty good reason right there to stick with the way we do it.
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