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Old 02-08-2004, 01:50 PM
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2 questions, ignore me if these were answered anywhere on the first 15 pages.

1. single or triple a-mains? (assuming by results single).

2. how clean were the mains? i noticed sedan mod a was over a lap off tq, and 12th scale was 2+ laps (about 25 seconds) off tq which is huge.
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someone posted earlier that said the carpet was breaking down and times where suffering


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The track is disintegrating and it wreaked havoc with the 12th scale cars. If you look in the results file, it shows that Blackstock missed a lap -- he hit a bump heading on to the straightaway and literally did a wheelie the entire way down, causing his transpondor to miss the loop. It is nuts.

Single mains at the Snowbirds. If they ran triples, we'd be here for another week!
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And on the Sportsman/Expert 19T classes: it's really an odd division, because *most* of the guys running stock run sportsman, with a few running expert. Meanwhile, all of the pro mod guys run 19T expert as a second class. You can't really fault anyone from stock for running sportsman 19, as a lot of the faster guys were running it.
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Just got a second look at the results and a BIG salute to our fair leader futureal! 5th place in the B not bad amigo, not bad at all. how was the race for ya?
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Whats up btwn Kinwald and Baker, at the end of the 1/12 mod a-main Baker seemed pretty mad, and it Baker break kinwald intentionally or by accident?
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he got hit in cleveland by aushie (spelling) and was really mad also his carpet this year has been a bad experence it seems to me


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Whats up btwn Kinwald and Baker, at the end of the 1/12 mod a-main Baker seemed pretty mad, and it Baker break kinwald intentionally or by accident?
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Originally posted by trackdesigner71
Just got a second look at the results and a BIG salute to our fair leader futureal! 5th place in the B not bad amigo, not bad at all. how was the race for ya?
I had a good start but on the second lap Stephen and I were going side by side through the bumpy section of the track (see above about the track falling apart) and he bounced into me and I got hung up on a board, I think we were like 3-4 at the time. I lost about half a lap waiting for a marshal, so that was really the end of my contention. I kept it going well for awhile but I barely touched a board later on (my own dumb mistake) and my left front suspension ended up in the back of the car. I was 4th at the time.

Overall I am pretty embarrassed by my racing performance lately, there was no reason I couldn't have been way further up in stock and in the show in 19T. My car was super fast in practice and I just let fatigue and apathy take over near the end and pretty much stopped working on the car. Oh well. I'll try harder at the ROAR nats.

Thanks again for all the support of R/C Tech, everybody!
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Originally posted by trackdesigner71
Just got a second look at the results and a BIG salute to our fair leader futureal! 5th place in the B not bad amigo, not bad at all. how was the race for ya?
heck you can't be mad at that great job Shane. and to think he did that with a world of racers wanting info from him 24/7. you must be very tired
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Yea, I've been told I look not-so-good right now. I'm not feeling too hot either. haha

I should have mentioned before that I think Lemieux had the run of the day by far. He went from 10th to 1st in the Mod A main and it looked like Burch just out motored him at the end. Neither one made any major mistakes, and Burch made a clean pass and then gained in the straightaway. But watching Paul get up there was great, he had an awesome run.
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Shane, I dont think you answered my question about bodies. I know the Protoform Speed 12 was there but what was popular in the onroad classes? Oval pretty much boils down to a small scale version of Dodge vs. Pontiac vs Chevy vs Ford
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In touring it was all about the Parma Alfa, although there was at least one of everything everywhere. Plenty of Protoform and Losi Alfas, the Protoform Mazda 6, Losi Skodas, and of course plenty of Stratuses. But the Parma Alfa probably was the "it" body.

I couldn't tell you about oval bodies. Hopefully someone will come on soon who raced it and knows more than I do.
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Originally posted by futureal
In touring it was all about the Parma Alfa, although there was at least one of everything everywhere. Plenty of Protoform and Losi Alfas, the Protoform Mazda 6, Losi Skodas, and of course plenty of Stratuses. But the Parma Alfa probably was the "it" body.

I couldn't tell you about oval bodies. Hopefully someone will come on soon who raced it and knows more than I do.
Good stuff. so I take it you dont know much about the 1/12 "body wars" I think I listed a bunch earlier in the thread (Ascari, CEFX LMP, Trinity LMP, Protoform Speed 12, Protoform Speed 8, Trinity Speed 9, etc.)
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are they running Amains first or last
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Originally posted by STLNLST
Sportsman classes are suppose to be for the novice to average type racers. It wouldn't be fair to have fully sponsored drivers signed up in a sportsman class. If I ever saw Alex Lopez in a sportsman class at a race I'd protest. These guys normally run expert stock and make the main on a national level so for them to be in sportsman wouldn't be fair to some. Just my $0.02
I know Brad is usully at the front too. I was just wondering if there was any real criteria for making the choice.

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