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Old 04-23-2012, 03:46 PM   #226
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What tires are you guys using for 1/12 scale and what is the stock gearing? Thank you!
There were 3 total the winner and fastest was from st. louis. one local was having trouble with the body i think, and the other was slow due to the slipper. Trial and error is probably your best bet.
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:34 PM   #227
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I've run a bit of 1/12th on asphalt. The standard place to start is Pink rears and Double Pink fronts (Jaco) or Pink/Magenta (CRC.) Cut them pretty big. 44mm to 45mm rears. Harden the rear or soften the front to your liking. You might definitely harden the rear to free up the car a little (talking shore rating, not springs.) Don't be surprised if you converge on Magenta/Magenta. Virtually everyone uses Paragon (black can) for sauce, and if it's at all dusty, coat the fronts and rears with suntan lotion about 15 minutes before your run. Wipe the tires thoroughly. Really squeeze them. Roll out at about 100mm. Season to taste.
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:32 AM   #228
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Blinky approved Speedos per ROAR...

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is there a flyer for the event
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:03 AM   #231
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is there a flyer for the event

There is not an entry form or flyer yet...as soon as it is available it will be posted on this thread....
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I've run a bit of 1/12th on asphalt. The standard place to start is Pink rears and Double Pink fronts (Jaco) or Pink/Magenta (CRC.) Cut them pretty big. 44mm to 45mm rears. Harden the rear or soften the front to your liking. You might definitely harden the rear to free up the car a little (talking shore rating, not springs.) Don't be surprised if you converge on Magenta/Magenta. Virtually everyone uses Paragon (black can) for sauce, and if it's at all dusty, coat the fronts and rears with suntan lotion about 15 minutes before your run. Wipe the tires thoroughly. Really squeeze them. Roll out at about 100mm. Season to taste.
thanks for the info!! Shaka Bra!
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:42 PM   #233
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I live in the area and have raced club for many years, but never a large race like this. So do you have to have run previous ROAR events in order to race in this? Or can I get a membership and show up for the first time and race?
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I live in the area and have raced club for many years, but never a large race like this. So do you have to have run previous ROAR events in order to race in this? Or can I get a membership and show up for the first time and race?
No prerequisites. Just have to be a member which you can usually buy at the track hosting the event. In most cases, 1 event memberships are available or you can buy a year for a little more.
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I live in the area and have raced club for many years, but never a large race like this. So do you have to have run previous ROAR events in order to race in this? Or can I get a membership and show up for the first time and race?
As it was posted above, anyone may enter. However, you do need the full membership to run in the nationals, no single event.
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Is this correct?....

At the ROAR Nationals...if you enter 17.5 (sportsman) you cannot run 13.5 or Mod....but you can run 13.5 and Mod as long as you don't want to run 17.5...

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Is this correct?....

At the ROAR Nationals...if you enter 17.5 (sportsman) you cannot run 13.5 or Mod....but you can run 13.5 and Mod as long as you don't want to run 17.5...

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At last year's paved nats, you could run 17.5 and 13.5, or 13.5 and mod, but not 17.5 and mod. I believe that rule only applies to sportsman classes, but 17.5 has not been considered sportsman for a few years now I think.
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At the ROAR Nationals...if you enter 17.5 (sportsman) you cannot run 13.5 or Mod....but you can run 13.5 and Mod as long as you don't want to run 17.5...

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Yes if ROAR actually considers 17.5t a "sportsman" class which wasn't the case at the carpet nats if I understand correctly.
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Well we really have to get this sorted out.....could someone talk to someone official at ROAR and engrave this in concrete so we know what we are doing for sure?

Thanks!!!!!
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Well we really have to get this sorted out.....could someone talk to someone official at ROAR and engrave this in concrete so we know what we are doing for sure?

Thanks!!!!!
Yes please !! I'm hoping to run VTA and 17.5 blinky TC.
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