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Old 10-12-2014, 06:00 PM
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Also want to point out that in the last four years, Americans have won 6 IFMAR titles. Plus one Canadian. That's a pretty darn good showing of you ask me despite the complete lack of Americans in this Worlds. Also let's not forget that while Reinhard is not American, his car was built in freaking New York baby!
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Seems like there are more drivers in Europe and Asia that have full factory support.

If I could have everything I needed to race paid for, I bet I'd spend a lot more time at the track practicing.
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Old 10-12-2014, 06:03 PM
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Far too much class dilution. How many races in Europe/Asia have 10+ classes at a big race? When you have so many classes to choose from and you want to try something new odds are you'll pick another spec type class over Modified.

Tracks and racers are another problem. Instead of working together for the greater good of the hobby when a certain group doesn't like what is going on they break off and try and start something on their own or something of that sort.
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European countries have more wide open tracks to supports modified racing regardless of indoor or asphalt. For the ETS series indoor tracks are normally ran on a indoor basketball court or indoor gym and asphalts are ran 1/8 tracks
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It's a 2.5t Awesomatix, and 3.5t tc4..... I am sure I would have made the Amain at least....lol.....
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His 2.5t-powered TC3 would've made the Amain at Worlds for sure.
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Old 10-12-2014, 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by RobS View Post
Far too much class dilution. How many races in Europe/Asia have 10+ classes at a big race? When you have so many classes to choose from and you want to try something new odds are you'll pick another spec type class over Modified.

Tracks and racers are another problem. Instead of working together for the greater good of the hobby when a certain group doesn't like what is going on they break off and try and start something on their own or something of that sort.
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Old 10-12-2014, 06:17 PM
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Because you don't like to eat you carrots and vegetables like the Europeans and Asians. Hahaha... Quit eating Mc Donalds is no good for your eyes.
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Originally Posted by goin2drt View Post
Read liverc about China getting the 2016 worlds. Because other countries will spend $15 MILLION dollars on an RC facility. We have facilities that can barely pay the bills. It is truly a hobby in the States while other countries treat it as a profession. That is my $.02.
It's $15 million on a sports complex that will have an RC track, not $15 million on an RC track.
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Old 10-12-2014, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by ToysRUsKid View Post
It's $15 million on a sports complex that will have an RC track, not $15 million on an RC track.
Yeah, if that's the way they want to count it, I think Homestead cost a whole lot more than 15 mil
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Originally Posted by wingracer View Post
Yeah, if that's the way they want to count it, I think Homestead cost a whole lot more than 15 mil
I'm guessing Kissimmee and Toledo also.
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Old 10-12-2014, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by ToysRUsKid View Post
It's $15 million on a sports complex that will have an RC track, not $15 million on an RC track.
Ok since you don't get my point then where in America do we build a $15m sports complex to include anything RC? We put in skate parks.
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Originally Posted by ToysRUsKid View Post
I was expecting to get flamed but It's a relief to hear someone agree. The guy (PL) that runs the most open mod is our sole flag bearer. Everyone is coming up in 17.5 on carpet when we have paved tracks that can run 8th scale but no one will show up for open mod.

I don't get it.


Its quite sad really. what's more, any talk of some sort of "battlefield promotion", even at the club level is met with wailing and gnashing of teeth.
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Old 10-12-2014, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by goin2drt View Post
Ok since you don't get my point then where in America do we build a $15m sports complex to include anything RC? We put in skate parks.
you're right, we do put in skate parks and we have BS politicians that only care about their jobs...I get your point. No one addressed my point that we have tracks that can support full out 1/8th scale but you never hear of open mod racing at these tracks.
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Old 10-12-2014, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by trackdesigner71 View Post
Its quite sad really. what's more, any talk of some sort of "battlefield promotion", even at the club level is met with wailing and gnashing of teeth.
yeah, don't mention it in public. the dirty looks will surely follow.
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Originally Posted by goin2drt View Post
Ok since you don't get my point then where in America do we build a $15m sports complex to include anything RC? We put in skate parks.
I too get your point but I can think of at least two examples, Homestead and Cincinnati.
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