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Old 11-23-2018, 10:50 AM
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How is this class doing at everyone's local track?
I know turnout at IIC was low, but only six entries in this class is extremely low. Does that point to waning interest in this class?
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Old 11-23-2018, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by biz77
How is this class doing at everyone's local track?
I know turnout at IIC was low, but only six entries in this class is extremely low. Does that point to waning interest in this class?
Interest in WGT-R/T has always been stronger in the East than the West. But, IIC numbers were mainly down because US Champs is in Cleveland this week with 35+ WGT-R/T entries. Westgate Hotel in Vegas moved Scotty's IIC/IOCC events to November which lessened on-road IIC entries who opted to go to Cleveland; but, increased off-road IOCC entries who did not have conflicts. Regardless, the IIC is still my favorite event of the year.

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Old 11-27-2018, 05:35 AM
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That schedule move impacted both races in that class and F1 I feel. WGT-R is stronger than ever at our local track but I am in Ohio.
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Originally Posted by fat man donvito
Is there any plans to put the bitty design venom gt body on the approved list?
The P Zero didn't make it because it is not in the spirit of the class so I guess that the Venom won't. I agree they are both cool bodies.
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Old 11-27-2018, 12:47 PM
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Dead over here, thinking about selling my WGT-R car.
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Old 11-28-2018, 05:28 AM
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It has become our starter class all the way to pro. We just make sure that heats are setup on ability.
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Originally Posted by old_dude
It has become our starter class all the way to pro. We just make sure that heats are setup on ability.
It is a fantastic starter class. My nine year old son is doing great in his first year. Durable, easy for him to drive and learn with. Easy maintenance for dad. We race in Bay City Michigan and usually have one or two heats of WGTR.
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Old 11-28-2018, 08:43 PM
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Yep, itís dead in So Cal...it had a strong showing at Roadrunners...then faded. I would like it back, really enjoyed the realism of the class...
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What picked our group up was going to spec motors and gearing. It made for closer racing and that is more fun.
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Originally Posted by old_dude
What picked our group up was going to spec motors and gearing. It made for closer racing and that is more fun.
Smart! We should have tried that at this year's IIC.
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Old 11-29-2018, 11:25 AM
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WGT-R is a perfect 2nd class, especially for a 1/12th scale guy. The bigger car is way less fussy and much easier to drive. Besides that, the rubber tires and even the bigger bodies seem to last almost indefinitely. And most of the parts interchange from 1/12th to WGT, especially if one runs CRC. Sadly, the class died off in NC where I live. Itís hard to understand why because WGT-Rs are about the cheapest easiest thing going.
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Just a note: We are running the Can Am motors. If you haven't visited that thread you should do so. At the USIC I tested about 9 of the WGT-R motors and found them to be very close in Kv and amp draw. On the track I didn't see one pass or even much speed difference on the sraights. Now several local tracks have adapted those motor rules. It ticks some people off because they spent $$$ on motors and gained an advantage that way. The motors are around $65 new and are set to a spec then sealed at the manufacturer.
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We tried the spec gear and tire rules when we ran Spec17.5 This was just before WGT-R came out. it died and our WGT-R is dying again with our guys puting LMP bodies - foam tires and 13.5 motors. The only time our racers will race when they get ready for the birds(maybe).
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Racer attitude has a lot to do with it. Our guys would rather have a close race. The rules make that happen. We also follow the WGT-R rules to the "T" with the exception of the motor/gear rule. Anyone found cheating will be beaten repeatedly on social media. We have fun and that is the bottom line.
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The few that switch over to the lmp class wanted to go faster but they (most) cant handle the speed again. We were always there to help each other.
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