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Old 04-03-2004, 08:12 AM
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I say take it all the way to the local level. Novice and maybe intermediate level classes run 27 turn stock, all others run 19 turn. Simple as that. ROAR etc. 19 turn only. There's not a driver at the nat's that can't handle a 19 turn so why hamper them with that much slower of a motor? I haven't put a stock motor in any of my cars in probably close to a year. It's boring to me.
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Old 04-03-2004, 08:50 AM
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i live in central jersey and at our local track we run the 19t class, and it seems almost every other track around runs stock and mod. and i think it keeps people away from our place cause they dont want to buy a new motor to run in the 19t class, i think all we the racers should kind of decide what we run, personaly i would like to see a stock class, 19t, and 10t limit mod classes everywhere to get rid of the problems of well "what do they run at the place?"

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Old 04-03-2004, 09:14 AM
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THe reason you see all these guys in stock is that now manufacturers have realized that stock wins sell cars. A couple years ago they really didn't want to sponsor stock racers except younger kids with potential. Now Xray has Schreven, Lopez etc. racing, Losi has Flack and Darroch if I'm correct. Associated I'm not sure about, but they sell a ton anyway as their car is perceived by many to be the best in stock racing.
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Old 04-03-2004, 09:16 AM
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i think stock is prob the most competative class at the Club level races, espically during the indoor season when many of the local club tracks are small and tight
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Old 04-03-2004, 11:22 AM
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Originally posted by Beeb
Oooohhh, that gives me hope.
This is nothing against you Beeb-but in general I think unless your quite certain that you can hang with the best of the best-arent immature or too cocky and can handle the pressure-the only thing sponsorship brings is pressure and resentment.

Yup-as soon as you land a big time sponsorship-unless your well grounded as a person-your gonna change somewhat and people will start to envy you and even dislike you.

Now-small sponsorships I am not talking about-I mean when you get picked up by Reedy or trinity-stuff like that.

But thats just my opnion.
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Old 04-03-2004, 01:10 PM
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How about this food for thaught.

Stock motors should be run with rubber tires,
19t spec motors should be run with foam,
Mod. motors should be run with foam.

that way you would have the following classes that can be run locally or at a National event. The classes would be as follows;

Sportsman/Novice Stock-Rubber for the true beginners
Stock-Rubber
19t Spec - Foam (takes place of Stock foam)
Mod-Foam
Brushless - Foam (could be a good new class to get brushless going)

Many people don't want to run foam but still want to go to a National event so if all the Local tracks were consistant with what they run everyone would be prepared for a National event without relearning their car.

Just my 2 cents
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Originally posted by rayhuang
This is nothing against you Beeb-but in general I think unless your quite certain that you can hang with the best of the best-arent immature or too cocky and can handle the pressure-the only thing sponsorship brings is pressure and resentment.

Yup-as soon as you land a big time sponsorship-unless your well grounded as a person-your gonna change somewhat and people will start to envy you and even dislike you.

Now-small sponsorships I am not talking about-I mean when you get picked up by Reedy or trinity-stuff like that.

But thats just my opnion.
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I just want to be more specific and say-as a Stock racer with a full ride theres gonna be resentment. I think ts a bit different when your a pro running modified at big races.
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Pressure for sure
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Old 04-03-2004, 05:59 PM
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i agree that 19 is the next spec class, but you have to have good batts & motor to compete at "stock"racing levels...
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Stock = High volt batts That most guys have no way of getting them.. But you still got to have a good set up and be able to drive.
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at my local club track we run the 19t with rubber and nobody has any traction issues

i dont like to make foams for the simple reason of cost, cutting the tires and the god awful chunk after your first run

stock/19t rubber tires and mod foam
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Old 04-04-2004, 08:33 AM
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Doug57013 you can buy the same cells that we race with from Hurricane motorsports and for stock racing it was the biggest class at the Nats it was like 125 entrys and the top 40 were very fast the top 30 all hit 24 laps at one point.....The fastest run was like a 24/5:02or03....... 99.9% is driver......
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Old 04-04-2004, 09:21 AM
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Rick James in the house ! whats up baby drew? give ne a shout if you still want one of those pit boards painted up.
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Originally posted by mkennedy
i agree that 19 is the next spec class, but you have to have good batts & motor to compete at "stock"racing levels...

MIIKKKEE...we well be coming to see you on May 2nd...HP race foo...
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Kropy you know it brother those pit boards are tricked out send me a email and let me know whut up and I'll send you a picture of my ride.............later Drew "aka Rick James"
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