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Old 12-13-2010, 02:32 AM   #1
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Default Spec gt/ rc gt for beginners??

Is spec gt for beginners?? the 17.5 class where you have to run x patterns. some of these rules might change between clubs
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Old 12-14-2010, 02:44 AM   #2
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bump anyone??
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yes charlie b runs a great program.
http://calraceway.com/
http://socal.rcracing.com/
rcgt/gt10, 17.5 no boost, spoked wheels, non-race type/protoform body.
rcgt is xpatterns
gt10 is open tire, but many like me, run solaris hards.

charlie b has rookie class too, but if you can stay on track ok, you can join us in rcgt/gt10
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I race rcgt already and there are a couple guys that race always top in a main and im not the best driver (only been running onroad for 2+ months) and they get all pissy when im all over the track!! so i was wondering if i had a leg to stand on if i told them sorry atleast im in the right class....
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Bog, Next time that you see them ask them for some setup help. When I started racing last winter my cars were the same way. When all the other racers were running off road I stayed inside on the carpet with a few of the fast drivers. I spent all summer working on getting my cars setup, honing my driving skills, and making some new friends in the process.

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they u got one of the guys to help me with my set up... I think you guys are not giving me enough credit, i am only a lap behind maybe 1.5 laps but then i let them pass or i screw up and they get all pissy. I would never ask them for help, one of them is test for a magazine and gets a lot of his stuff FREE. It seems like this class is for beginners and these guys are not novice drivers!!
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I feel for u man! We all had to start somewhere. Ask to see if yur race club is willing to open a novice class up if not then the spec class would be the next logical class. But keep in mind spec class is open to any racer as long as they follow the rules. It's main purpose is to keep the cost down and the competition close but also an easy way for beginners to enter the racing scene! For me I practiced more than raced when I first started out. Now I just run once just before the races just to get timing down. Check out the forum link for your particular car and see how they are setting them up and see what works for u!
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let the race organizer know how they are being jerks if it continues to happen. IMO< that is the main reason why on-road is dead.
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In our area, VTA is more of the beginner class, since they run 25.5 brushless motors.

If these are more experienced drivers, just hold your line and let them find a way around you. If that doesn't work, go wide in one of the slower turns and they can cut underneath you. Swerving off line unexpectedly in uncommon spots to let them by is bad for everyone.
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Try TQ RC Racing in Chino, CA, if you're nearby. The Cirtix Spec Class is a good starting point for beginners/intermediate drivers.

The shop owner Sean is extremely helpful. He helped setup my car to drive well within a matter of minutes.
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Try TQ RC Racing in Chino, CA, if you're nearby. The Cirtix Spec Class is a good starting point for beginners/intermediate drivers.

The shop owner Sean is extremely helpful. He helped setup my car to drive well within a matter of minutes.
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West Coast RC also has a healthy class for RCGT, with some very helpful folks.
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