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Old 07-06-2012, 10:30 PM   #16
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The Cog in the gears of UF1

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Imagine that. A Honda 'commercial'.
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:41 PM   #17
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You're right T

This is probably more Lightfoot style

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Old 07-06-2012, 10:44 PM   #18
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Kinda forgot another key ingredient in UF1's success while running at TQ, West Coast and Tamiya under the direction of Johnny 55 whom we groomed perfectly IMHO . (of course his natural race calling intensity must not be overlooked either, guy is excitement at the mike and that's fun for everyone!)
That extra ingredient was "seeding" which was pretty much spot on even before qualifying started.
The quick guys were together etc.
It took extra effort of course to seed the heats but when someone had been paying attention to current races, those top drivers, and most of the others, were easy to group together, even if a few had off days we knew where they belonged.

I'm repeating what we already know but the success of UF1 is due to the unique format, plain and simple and when it's not run according to the plan it can be a mess.

I do hope it will continue and gets to run as Charles has envisioned.

Some of the things I know he wanted to encorporate into next season:

1. All UF1 only events, no merging with club events. 25+ racers once in a while should make most onroad tracks happy to host.
2. Our own Superdirector Johnny 55 crackin the whip and keepin us in line as well as setting up the programs.
3. 15 minute mains with 3 pit stops, one stop in each 5 minute period.
There's more so let's stay positive and keep our fingers crossed.
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Keep your head up. You have come up with one of the coolest things I have seen in Rc. I wish I lived in California so I could race with the series.

It probably seems like you're putting up with a lot of crap for not a lot of reward, but your example is spawning new groups of racers and is known all over the world. That's pretty cool.

Believe me, I know what your going through.
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:51 PM   #20
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I cant believe it! As im back on the fence for a V2 tamiya, the man responsible for my F1 attraction and involvement is looking to call it. Lightfoot you have been Deemed the Godfather of F1 and it is you I cred for my return to On road. Please dont let the negative nancy's get to you, you have plenty of supporters and followers for your series to make it.
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OMG Singapore is hard... Brazil not to bad...
i hope i get an invite
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:45 PM   #23
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Don't give up Charles. I enjoy the new friends and old friends I have found running this series . I always look forward to the next one. You can't make everyone happy all of the time. Keep doing what you do . You have my support and everyone else that enjoy this series.
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:16 AM   #24
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I appreciate all the kind words guys... The series just got too big for me but I am working on having it continue in some form after this season... I just need to step out of it completely and just be a racer , I'm no race director I can't handle the heat so I'm getting out of the kitchen...

Great racing tonight... My connection wasn't that great and I could hear everyone but I couldn't talk so I just unplugged my head phones so Atsuko could here you guys talk... apparently the conversation wasn't that exciting cause she fell asleep

I switched to the prime tire for the start of the 2nd race , then went to the option for the end... It was close racing with philathropy, he was catching up to me at the end , I was also running out of fuel for the last few turns...

off to bed......
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God knows hardly anybody in your neighborhood is gonna look at you like a hero just because you win a RC car race.
Seriously, i never look at this guy as a hero!

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Seriously, i never look at this guy as a hero!

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HEYYYYYYY !!!! Damn it....where's that "middle finger" smiley?
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UF1 New Jersey is now being organized.

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Thank you Calvin Lee for all the hard work that went into building this car....
http://uf1series.com/_gallery/Cars_3.html
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Thank you Calvin Lee for all the hard work that went into building this car....
http://uf1series.com/_gallery/Cars_3.html
wow! nice work.now if only it can be made available to the public.
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Thank you Calvin Lee for all the hard work that went into building this car....
http://uf1series.com/_gallery/Cars_3.html

oh my.
I feel faint.
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