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Old 06-24-2013, 05:14 AM
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We still don't have any trouble running 1/12 or WGT and all oval classes on asphalt.

BTW, I just got 2nd in my ROAR Regionals (4) on asphalt in WGT and I ran my carpet setup and one set of WGT spec tires all weekend.
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:32 AM
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Originally Posted by 2wdrive
I also notice that back in the day they didn't have any problems running 1/12 on asphalt..
I ran 1/12 on asphalt back in 2006-2007 in San Antonio, good times. It was nice not being trapped in a room with everyone saucing their tires.
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:25 AM
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I agree it is no problem, I drive pancar on asphalt.

Last year I visited the WC 1/12 as a spectator and after some houres I got a splitting headache that lasted a few days. I prefer to drive outside.
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:47 AM
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It's too bad modern modified is so fast. Even with nearly unlimited access to a track our racers lose interest.
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If mod is to fast just keep driving the class your comforteble in.
I like driving mod and find it a pitty I waited so long to drive mod,
The first times it is a handfull but you get us to it.
Now my 10year old son started to drive a mod car to practise.
17.5 is just boring him.
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Old 06-24-2013, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by syndr0me
It's too bad modern modified is so fast. Even with nearly unlimited access to a track our racers lose interest.


I race at a carpet track and our top class for sedan is 13.5 with 17.5 geared towards sportsman... The fast guys from sportsman get moved up to 13.5 at the end of the season... I guess it's a bit of a compromise but having 13.5 helps move some guys along to at least run mod...

I'm not even sure if the new modern mod is too fast because mod is about making choices on what motor you can handle. Mod seems to be popular in Europe and Asia so I think it has more to do with the structure of racing in the U.S.
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by robk
4 cell cars in 2006
+ YouTube Video
ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.
This looks a whole lot like 13.5 blinky/Superstock does now, in regards to outright speed....
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by JamesL_71
This looks a whole lot like 13.5 blinky/Superstock does now, in regards to outright speed....
Yes. It would be interesting to know how many entries there were for modified 1/12 that year and the mod to stock ratio.
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I wish we could see crowds like that today to watch a "A" main.
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:01 PM
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And look how narrow that track is
Made for 12th scale
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:39 AM
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There's more track space taken up by the boards than the racing line.
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Originally Posted by robk

Even more to the point, this is not going to change back to what it was. Ever. Period.
Nice, simple. Its so far beyond "what it was" at this point anyway.
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Originally Posted by syndr0me
There's more track space taken up by the boards than the racing line.
As it was meant to be

3ft lanes, 4cell fun stuff back in the day
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:03 AM
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That sounds awful.
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by RedBullFiXX
And look how narrow that track is
Made for 12th scale
Touring cars ran on it as well, not 1/12th specific. Plenty wide enough to race on.
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