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Old 03-21-2005, 10:46 AM   #601
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Remember that ROAR is a at the present a volunteer organization and that it is your ROAR as much as anyone else's.

Ok with that being said why should "we" not be questioning the way the race was ran and the problems that came up?

My biggest jaw dropper was the no spectators! I live about 8 hrs from this race and started to drive up to watch and hang out with friends that were there racing. Boy am I glad I didn't. I think I would have had to be taken away by the "Boys in Blue"!

How is this hobby supposed to draw new ppl if the only ones that can watch are the ones that already know about the hobby??
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Does anybody know how the "A" mains finished up???
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Old 03-21-2005, 10:50 AM   #603
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So, was there any Spektrums to be found at the nats? Did any of the factory guys have them in their cars and were there any problems?
Not sure if this will help you but I wrote a simple review from a user's perspective. You can read it here (you need to log-in though ... sorry).

Basically when I first used it earlier this month during the UK BRCA Nationals race, I thought I experienced some "lag" but I did more testing this past weekend and it seems there are no issues.
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Old 03-21-2005, 10:54 AM   #604
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Bob, I wouldn't worry about the off-road Nats. Chris at madness is one of the best in the business at hosting large races. It will be a great event. At the same time everyone in New England knew that the Carpet National would be a joke. How they got the nationals was beyond me. How can you exspect them to handle 300 entries when the biggest race they ever had was only 30-35 entries.
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I can't stress enough how well I'm sure the Offroad Nats will be handled. Chris runs a show worthy of IFMAR races. Anyone who has been discouraged about coming to Madness please know that I wouldn't put my own reputation on Chris at Madness' ability to run a great race if I didn't truely believe it myself.
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PS. there were something like 20 Spektrums at the Nats. John Adams from Horizon was on hand to make sure they were supported and even had a VERY prototype version of the telemetry system to measure signal strength of the spektrum units (thats also one of the features).
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Old 03-21-2005, 11:04 AM   #606
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how about we quit ROAR....and call up Donald Trump and NBC and see if the apprentice contestants can run an RC race as one of there job challenges....that way it would be run right...and we would get results on TV....lol
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I've been around the sport of rc for almost 15 years and I have always looked at the Nats as the pinical of what we do. I really don't think that what happened at this years Nats has ever happened before. I could be wrong. Unfortunately it takes events like this to reevaluate the current procedures which I think (hope) will be done.

I would hope that everyone that attened the event and comes on here will post what they saw as a problem and sends the same info to the ROAR officals. Particularly all of them. It seams as of late ROAR has become very nitro and offroad oriented and this is reflected in how the electric rules and classes have gone.

Also what exactly does the president do other then sign membership cards and get paid $60,000 a year to do so?

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Old 03-21-2005, 11:09 AM   #608
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Im not going to dispute Chris's ability to run program but In my opinion if you could ruin the nats at the tiltyard then no one is safe. Homers crew is known for running a top notch show and that track is one of the most dialed around. Makes me really wonder if its worth it. And with no controll tire that just added another few hundred onto the total trip.

I'm sorry dude, but in no way was mod nats ruined by ROAR. I was there as well. I also wasn't happy that David Lee forced us to have painted wings. Poor interpretation of the rules, imo. But to say that the event was ruined by David Lee's actions is absolutely ludicrous. If that event was "ruined" as you say, I suggest no longer racing at any big events. Because you'll never be satisfied.
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Hello,
Although this sounds as if it did not go to well for many, please don't let that reflect on the entire CT racing scene.

At R/C Madness we ALWAYS welcome spectators and have a reputation for running GREAT races.

If you come to the 1/18 Nats in April or the ROAR Off Road Mod Nats in July You will see a well run race that allows spectators.

Again, sorry if you had a bad time but PLEASE don't let this reflect on the CT racing scene.

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Chris at RC madness is awesome. he runs a great show. I've attended some of the big races there and they all went smooth.
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My choice of words might have been wrong, the only point I was trying to make is that it seems like anything ROAR is involved with always turns to S%&t. Sorry just my opinion. I would rather run Homer's RC nation thing.
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Also what exactly does the president do other then sign membership cards and get paid $60,000 a year to do so?

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He is not paid.
Then where does our membership money go? I guess that is the 25,000 dollar question.
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It mostly goes to insurance, second is the publication and postage for the Rev-Ups that no one seems to get.
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