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Old 05-28-2012, 11:25 AM   #1
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In your opinion, what are the best classes to use to start on-road club racing? On-road around here isn't what it used to be, but we have a great spot to race on concrete. We hope to have touring, vta, and stadium classes (with wood jumps). If you were to break it down more then that, what classes would you have?
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Yall know I was smiling....hard...IMO the best option for any track looking to stay in or get going...hope it all works out and add to the US VTA Family


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VTA is great for starting up a race. Another one to consider is Mini. Even with the silver can they can be a blast and really inexpensive to get started with...if you can find tires.
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I think theses classes would be a good starting point:
Mini
Novice sedan
Stock 17.5 sedan no boost
Mod sedan
Gearbox class (st, mt, 2wd buggy,4wd buggy, SC, ect)
When u get more entires, then u can separate the gearbox class into specific categories, then maybe add VTA, GT10, GT8(if large track), 1/12, 1/18, F1.
Basically keep the rules simple as possible so it's easy for people to join in!
Good luck with your race program!
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To start off you should just run whatever turns up, and from that work out what the new racers want to run. No point deciding you are going to run VTA if no one shows any interest in buying all the VTA specific equipment to run the touring cars they already have. If a load of newbies turn up with basic RTR cars then you've just created the class for them, no point forcing them to buy extra equipment just to allow them to run.

Then once you are up and running and you can talk to your new racers, then you can decide what classes to run. Asking people on here what their favourite classes or what's popular at their local club is not necessarily what's going to be popular in your neighbourhood.
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VTA is great for starting up a race. Another one to consider is Mini. Even with the silver can they can be a blast and really inexpensive to get started with...if you can find tires.
I agree with this completely. You need some kind of intro class and Mini is great for that... Set up is not too complicated for new racers, the cars are very durable and the class is fun too!

If folks are leaning towards a brushless class, it is hard to beat VTA. Great looking bodies, very even racing and relatively low cost [no racing class is really inexpensive]. Of course chassis tuning can be steep learning curve to climb for some one new racers[voice of experience speaking here, 'cause I am still climbing].

The guys that run touring cars probably already know about setup and will hopefully help the new racers get up to speed.
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Everywhere that onroad looks like it is dead, VTA has the tendency to bring it back. Thats just my observation.
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Yeah I agree, I think VTA will have the best luck. Also looking at getting some HPI Sprint 2's to offer as rentals.
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VTA is great for starting up a race. Another one to consider is Mini. Even with the silver can they can be a blast and really inexpensive to get started with...if you can find tires.
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These are our most favorite and most attended classes at our track. 1/12th scale is good for the guys who want to go reeeaalllly fast

Jr Mini is a good class to have for kids too.
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Our local track is starting with the FWD and F1 cars. So far from what I have been told there is already enough FWDs for two heats. The FWD cars are the ABC Grids and the F1s are the F104s. Also they are going to have Touring 17.5 blinky and Mod.
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