2006 Snowbirds

Old 02-12-2006, 03:15 PM
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Jeeez.
Touring cars are raced on Asphalt and on Carpet. With rubber tires and with foam tires. Thatīs about that. It all count!

One thing that might scare some off, is the 1 final rule. With 2 out of 3, I think this race would be even bigger. But that wouldnīt make it Snowbirds, right?
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Old 02-12-2006, 03:22 PM
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The two manufacturers that give the most love to carpet racers (XRay and Corally) have the most winners at a big carpet race. Where's the surprise in that? Yea, Rheinhard won in Vegas... using a thick chassis other people can't buy (yet). Of course nobody is running Tamiya on carpet, they don't want to be at a disadvantage using a flexible car.

Apparently there's money to be made from the US carpet racing market. Apparently only two manufacturers (both non-US) currently get it.
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Old 02-12-2006, 03:32 PM
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Syndrome- I think Losi also gets it. They travel a good size team to all the big carpet races. But I agree with you the other manufacturers don't seem to show carpet much "love" and don't get it back from the racers. I've had 3 Xrays over the past few years and think the world of them.

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Old 02-12-2006, 03:43 PM
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i gotta say,all brands of cars looked really awesome out there.the T2 looked flawless,as did the new Mi2 EC,Tamiya,corally,TC4,all different brand 1/12th cars.todays cars i feel are really well thought out and designed to do any style racing whether its carpet or asphalt.all of these same cars looked just as good at the 05 onroad nats down here.Xray and corally do seem to have the bigger stronger teams at this time but i think the other teams are working on it.its obvious that if you have a team of 15 or 20 top level drivers running 1 type of car,they have a real good chance of getting a bunch of em in the show.when i see that different brand cars are all capable of running lap times so close together with different people driving them,it shows me that at the end of the day they are pretty damn awesome.
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Originally Posted by protc3
i gotta say,all brands of cars looked really awesome out there.the T2 looked flawless,as did the new Mi2 EC,Tamiya,corally,TC4,all different brand 1/12th cars.todays cars i feel are really well thought out and designed to do any style racing whether its carpet or asphalt.all of these same cars looked just as good at the 05 onroad nats down here.Xray and corally do seem to have the bigger stronger teams at this time but i think the other teams are working on it.its obvious that if you have a team of 15 or 20 top level drivers running 1 type of car,they have a real good chance of getting a bunch of em in the show.when i see that different brand cars are all capable of running lap times so close together with different people driving them,it shows me that at the end of the day they are pretty damn awesome.

Very well put Jason! Thanks for the info.

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I just got back from the Birds today, Jason is right, I think if you put any of the top level drivers in the current top cars out there today (Xray, Corally, HPI, Schumacher, Losi, ect.) that they would all be fast. Just look at the lap times on the results, they can all run within a tenth or two of each other. I comes down the being cosistent on carpet I think. It's a whole different animal than asphalt Still had fun though
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Old 02-12-2006, 05:17 PM
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I'd like to say again: PAUL LEMIEUX ALL UP ON YA!!!
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Old 02-12-2006, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by robk
I'd like to say again: PAUL LEMIEUX ALL UP ON YA!!!
LOL Call him Butter.... cause he is on a roll!
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I have also seen limits on how many racers a race will take.(250 I think) I don't think that there's a limit at the snowbirds because you can race 24hrs.....any of you know it all's take that into consideration? The sun isn't out 24hrs a day On asphalt I'm sure that the Reedy Race would probably be the only race that would keep up with the bigger carpet races as far as entries go.

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Old 02-12-2006, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by robk
I'd like to say again: PAUL LEMIEUX ALL UP ON YA!!!
Think he is fast now, just wait til Custom Works thru their sister company TrueSpeed gets their own mod motor done!!!!!!!!!!!! I expect he will be getting faster yet.
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hey....didn't paul win a major race with an HPI Pro4? I heard he bought it off the shelf and went to town with it. is this true? Pro4, now there's a car you don't hear much of anymore.
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Originally Posted by nomaak
hey....didn't paul win a major race with an HPI Pro4? I heard he bought it off the shelf and went to town with it. is this true? Pro4, now there's a car you don't hear much of anymore.
I think that he bought the car a week before the Novak race 2 years ago and up til the last mod round he had a chance to win. He one of the fastest cars their but didn't catch any breaks. He is just a killer wheel.
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wow! and to think....the guy lives less than an hour down the road from me.
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I would like to congratulate Paul Lemieux and Jeff Dayger for there great performances. Thanks to all drivers who used SMC/Intellect cells at this great race.
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Originally Posted by Danny/SMC
I would like to congratulate Paul Lemieux and Jeff Dayger for there great performances. Thanks to all drivers who used SMC/Intellect cells at this great race.
Good job Jeff. You are allowed to come home now
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