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Old 10-13-2012, 02:46 PM   #1066
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Well considering the real cars of the bodies that were used...when they are raced...are raced on slicks not on treads tires then slicks really are more realistic. But more realistic rims would be nice. I remember a few years back someone was making some really nice stickers for dish wheels that made them look like spoke wheels. Might be a nice option to have. Not that I run the class...just a suggestion. Personally I'll keep running pan cars
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:46 PM   #1067
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Does anyone outside the US actually run USVTA?
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Mindboggling that no one posted this up from the LRP race in Germany. Granted there were running 17.5 in the cars

The Classic Challenge is a very popular class too. Its retro look body shells give the cars their special appearance, while the speed in this class is moderate. Racing is nice to look at and exciting.
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Two B-final and three A-final heats were on schedule. Dominating driver of the B-final was Jens Phetchumsaeng with two victories. The A-main was won by Niklas Engelmann ahead of Frank Schmitz and Matthias Poggensee.

Now if we can just get them to put the 25.5 in







more pictures of the TC and F1 here

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Well, that answers that question. Kind of. As the post says, they're running 17.5, not 25.5. So, technically it's not USVTA. Just a very close cousin.

I've talked to Scotty several times about USVTA and the IIC and it's always the same thing. He's afraid of a low turnout for that class. If the organizers behind the USVTA would commit to a minimum number of entries and agree to pay a penalty for each car under that minimum number, then maybe we'll finally see this class at the IIC. It's no different than the contract Scotty signs with the Riviera.
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Well, that answers that question. Kind of. As the post says, they're running 17.5, not 25.5. So, technically it's not USVTA. Just a very close cousin.

I've talked to Scotty several times about USVTA and the IIC and it's always the same thing. He's afraid of a low turnout for that class. If the organizers behind the USVTA would commit to a minimum number of entries and agree to pay a penalty for each car under that minimum number, then maybe we'll finally see this class at the IIC. It's no different than the contract Scotty signs with the Riviera.
also just Friday, September 7, 2012
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seems Hpi is wiling to push the Classic Challenge Class that's who you need to talk to to get a VTA type class in vegas
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Old 10-14-2012, 04:39 AM   #1070
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That class seems to be only driven during that event. Personaly I haven't read about it on German forums outside the HPI/LRP sponsord event. They have to use the LRP and HPI cars S10, strada etc and HPI bodies together with a lrp esc and motor.

Might be simillar with the F1 180mm rubber class that is driven during the ETS. When looking at the clublevel everyone drives F1 with 200mm and foam overhere.
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Sam had the Amateur field covered all week! Decided I wanted to see what this guy was all about. After meeting him I discovered he was a very nice humble guy! I have no problem getting smoked by a guy like that! I will have to try to catch him next year!
it was a great race in the main..yes in qualifying sam had the field covered, but it goes to show how close racing actually was..one small mistake and dave capitalized..mad props to both...as for my two cents..im down for vta..i ran spec gt this year, i think usvta would be a bigger turnout..but i also enjoyed spec gt..either way team az will be back at iic again next year
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Well, that answers that question. Kind of. As the post says, they're running 17.5, not 25.5. So, technically it's not USVTA. Just a very close cousin.
It's not much like the USVTA, the only similarity is the use of muscle car bodies and HPI vintage tyres. The Classic Challenge is just at the annual LRP Challenge event and not raced anywhere else.

Chassis limited to LRP S10, HPI Sprint2, Maverick Strada or HPI Cup Racer. All must use the kit plastic shocks and must be built as kit instructions. No other chassis allowed at all.
Electrics limited to LRP 17.5T motor, LRP ESC and LRP 4600mah lipo battery.
Tyres are HPI vintage tyres, with only LRP tyre additive allowed.
Bodies limited to HPIs muscle cars, HPI Cup Racer bodies and Retro Racings Escort, Manta and BMW bodies.

USVTA isn't raced anywhere in Europe.
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It's not much like the USVTA, the only similarity is the use of muscle car bodies and HPI vintage tyres. The Classic Challenge is just at the annual LRP Challenge event and not raced anywhere else.

Chassis limited to LRP S10, HPI Sprint2, Maverick Strada or HPI Cup Racer. All must use the kit plastic shocks and must be built as kit instructions. No other chassis allowed at all.
Electrics limited to LRP 17.5T motor, LRP ESC and LRP 4600mah lipo battery.
Tyres are HPI vintage tyres, with only LRP tyre additive allowed.
Bodies limited to HPIs muscle cars, HPI Cup Racer bodies and Retro Racings Escort, Manta and BMW bodies.

USVTA isn't raced anywhere in Europe.
Ok, so it's not a close cousin. It's more like a distant cousin. Three times removed. Which brings me back to my original point. USVTA is basically a US class.

Did I read that right? They actually allow the cup racer. If memory serves, that's not even a full size touring car. It's more like a very cool 4wd mini. How's that work?
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Did I read that right? They actually allow the cup racer. If memory serves, that's not even a full size touring car. It's more like a very cool 4wd mini. How's that work?
They have different minimum weight limits to even out the performance of all the different chassis in the series. It's also a good way of selling one of the main sponsors products
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Looking for some possibly left over CRC Chrome 1/12 fronts..... please PM if you have some you want to sell......
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it was a great race in the main..yes in qualifying sam had the field covered, but it goes to show how close racing actually was..one small mistake and dave capitalized..mad props to both...as for my two cents..im down for vta..i ran spec gt this year, i think usvta would be a bigger turnout..but i also enjoyed spec gt..either way team az will be back at iic again next year
agreed. Dave ran a very clean, smart race. Much deserved win. Also, Philippe was quite fast and I was kinda bummed to see him tap out in the main. Anyway, good times and see ya'll next year!
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Big thanks to Scotty, Jeff and the IIC crew for a simply awesome meeting.

Fran and I had the best time in Vegas, followed by sight seeing around the nearby National Parks. I know Kev C and Jane went the other direction towards the coast. Heck if we are going to fly for 10 hours then we need to make the most of it

Great to meet Brad (Mr F1 Paintlab), and getting to race with Charles + Mike in Vegas in the F1 class means I can tick one more off "the list". Thought the Pardus tyres were a step up = top job Scotty

Leaned a lot about setting up my F104 V2, and chuffed to make the A-main. Left the car as it was and kept out of trouble in the main....still buzzing over finishing 4th. Well done to Charles for the win.

My best result at ether IIC or Snowbirds, and the trophy already has pride of place.

My CEFX World GT ran sweet as a nut all week. A couple of set up changes and a lot of gearing up got me mid-B for qually, and right behind the leader mid race. Best run in this class too.

Thought Spec GT looked good - especially the cars with scale paint schemes. One of the reasons I enjoy F1

We're back to work now (boo...) and working through the jet lag. But what memories
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Well, I didn't win at racing toy cars, but laid it down on "The Family Guy" pinball machine.
It's like the 2nd or 3rd machine on the right entering the arcade.
I'm willing to take on all "Wizards" next year.
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