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Old 06-04-2015, 03:45 PM
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Ok! We start our "Rain or Shine" Series this week! B/c of the bad weather RD1 will be held at HotShots!!! Racing Starts @ 2pm!!!!! ITS A SUNDAY RACE SPREAD THE WORD!!!!
What time does the doors open? And it's this Sunday the 7th of June. Carl
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Hey Guys,
What's the status of the track these days? Classes run, regular following, layout photos, etc?
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Old 09-21-2015, 06:27 AM
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The track is still there and being run on. Shon, the track owner, is going to be out of town for a few weeks, so there won't be any racing during that time. Once he gets back he will probably start having at least one day to race/practice during the week (has been Thursday in the past). He is also having a money race The Sweetwater Slam Oct. 17th. You can signup for the race here http://events.rcsignup.com/events/di...nt.cfm?ID=4601
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Oh and the most popular classes run are 2wd and 4wd buggy, but there are some stadium trucks, short course, and 1/8th buggy every so often. If you go to that rcsignup link I posted there is a picture of the latest layout.
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Yea, I was selling off my 4wd SCT on local classifieds since its rare to see that class. Even though SCTs are more aesthetically pleasing, the buggies seem to have taken over.
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Originally Posted by nachofoot View Post
Yea, I was selling off my 4wd SCT on local classifieds since its rare to see that class. Even though SCTs are more aesthetically pleasing, the buggies seem to have taken over.
That's a bummer. I'm very partial to 2wd SC and surprised to see it doesn't get raced here. I'm getting an old school vibe from the buggies and stadium trucks which are on the race sheet, haha. Perhaps the guys should go one step further and use speed gem motors
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Originally Posted by Solidd33 View Post
That's a bummer. I'm very partial to 2wd SC and surprised to see it doesn't get raced here. I'm getting an old school vibe from the buggies and stadium trucks which are on the race sheet, haha. Perhaps the guys should go one step further and use speed gem motors
I think there's actually some that do race the 2wd SC...just not 4wd. It could be that someone just needs to spark some interest.
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What 4wd SCT needs is to allow 3s setups vs. 2s to end the frustration of puffed batteries and "flaming out" before the end of a 10min main. Question was floated around and I don't think any of the local track owners care, and no one in the southeast gives two shits about ROAR. We had a pretty good sized group about a year ago but many of those guys (including myself) switched over to etruggy for outdoors.

I'd like to get back into 4x4 SCT running indoors and smaller tracks. Was ready to get it back out but my ESC died and needs to get RMA'ed
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Are 10 min mains a bit excessive? The majority of "4wd sct main" races I see on YouTube are between 6-8 min max. Seems like race results are usually decided by that time.

Perhaps lengths could be determined by the average battery life of say... 4500-5000 mah?
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Originally Posted by nachofoot View Post
Are 10 min mains a bit excessive? The majority of "4wd sct main" races I see on YouTube are between 6-8 min max. Seems like race results are usually decided by that time.

Perhaps lengths could be determined by the average battery life of say... 4500-5000 mah?
10min mains are standard for electric races. They sometimes are made shorter for 4x4 SCT due to the amount of power required to push those heavy trucks.

Even at 2s they have plenty of power as the wheel size limits traction way before you max out power. Power is the total wattage which is voltage x amps. so a 3s with a lower Kv motor will have the same watts but less amps. Amps are what causes you to need a huge mah battery on 2s (for me it's at least 6500mah to make 10mins where a 3s would only need to be 4500-5500 to make it no sweat. Plus higher amps cause more heat, which leads to more electronic failures.
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Well, I'm taking a wild guess here that a lot of 4wd truck owners already have those 2S lipos and are geared for them since they were told 3S wasn't allowed per ROAR rules. That was the overall reasoning behind shortening it to 8 minutes. Plus, it would suck if I had to buy $60 worth in more lipos
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Is this track still open and racing it is kinda hard to find any good 1/10 scale racing within and hour or so of Hogansville..
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Yes and No. The track is currently closed for resurfacing, and Shon (the track owner has some family obligation he's taking care of which is delaying the resurface work. Follow Sweetwater on Facebook, that will be one of the first places Shon will announce that the track is ready to be run on again.
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