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Old 10-01-2008, 10:47 AM
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Looks like we should have a good turn-out in VTA on Friday Oct 3, 2008 (this Friday). Should be 10+ and hoping to see closer to 15. Mini Coopers had 9 cars last week and we should see a good number again this week. 1/18 trucks have had regular turn-outs and as always 3 cars makes a class so come on out.
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Old 10-01-2008, 10:48 AM
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Free racing in Nashville, TN this weekend...I'm in. Hopefully there will be good weather.
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Old 10-02-2008, 07:31 AM
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weather channel calls for a perfect "10 out of 10" day...and we are looking to have the largest TA turn-out this year
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Old 10-04-2008, 08:48 AM
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1 Full heat of Minis (8), 3 heats of VTA (14),and 1 good night of racing.

Mini Cooper had another good turnout. Bob C. made his Mini debut and looked pretty good. Andre H. was also fast and showing no signs of rust. Tom J. got held up a little bit in traffic in the main, but had a fast car.

VTA B has some very evenly matched cars and saw some good racing. Good first VTA race for both Cam (Tamiya TT-01) and Miguel (Losi XXX-s). A thanks to Mike M. stopping in to race. He normally races at the big asphalt parking lot track at Strictly R/C in Chicago (good bunch of VTA racers!) and this was his first outing on a small indoor carpet.

VTA A was mistakenly set to 5 minutes. However thanks to the race director, he setup a second A main of 3 minutes which made for some nervous waiting while he setup the computer. Anyone up for triple A-mains? Close battle between the top 3 cars. Houston was the driver to beat running his TT-01. Brian S. was chasing with his TC3 most of the main and Bob C. in a TC5 was lurking in 3rd pushing Brian into making a few mistakes. Late in the 3 minute shootout, Houston go his TT-01 on 2 wheels opening the door for Brian to sneak by. In the end 1st place was determined by just over 1 second.

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Mini Cooper - A Main
Pos.Car..Laps..........Time..Name
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....1....3....27...5m07.279..Bob Cordell
....2....1....26...5m08.817..Andre Hansbrough
....3....2....25...5m02.907..Tom Johnson
....4....5....25...5m07.664..Steve Larracey
....5....4....15...5m04.779..Doug James
....6....7....11...2m56.028..Miguel Gomez
....7....8......6...1m26.163..Cam Gomez
....8....6......0...0m00.000..Chris Davis

Vintage Tran Am - B Main
Pos.Car..Laps..........Time..Name
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....1....3....28...5m07.238..Andre Handbrough
....2....2....28...5m11.069..Steve Larracey
....3....1....26...5m02.687..Cam Gomez
....4....7....25...5m11.277..Brian Shaw
....5....4....24...5m10.518..Miguel Gomez
....6....6....22...5m01.741..Bill Reynolds
....7....5....20...5m10.828..Mike Matysik

Vintage Tran Am - Combined A mains
Pos.Car..Laps..Total Time..Name
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....1....2....53...8m10.372..Brian Smith
....2....1....53...8m11.410..Houston Thomas
....3....3....51...8m07.461..Bob Cordell
....4....4....48...8m00.810..Bob Yelle
....5....5....48...8m15.092..Tom Johnson
....6....6....46...8m10.581..Cody Woods
....7....8....44...8m10.913..Steve Larracey
....8....7....10...2m17.472..Dave Kotulic
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Old 10-04-2008, 09:22 AM
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All racers that are interested in MICRO racing. The 1/14th scale Recoil cars are coming down in price greatly. I am in the process of developing a SPEC class for these cars with doug. The cost of the car race ready is going to be roughly 300.00 ready to hit the track. At this point, I plan on having this class run BRUSHED MOTORS ONLY, AND NO LIPO'S to keep it inexpensive for beginners and racers alike. The motor will likely be the fireball 370 or the xlr8 recoil modified, both sell for under 25.00 and if they are geared properly will last a few weeks of racing. Please post here if there is any interest as I am working together with Doug to get the rules set up and keep the class competitive and inexpensive. The cost vs fun level is going to be the main focus of this class as for my money the VTA class has gotten to expensive already..........


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Old 10-04-2008, 09:28 AM
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I like the idea of a class that isn't like anything we are currently running at Slots. Not sure which night you are discussing. Make sure to post on the Hobbytalk thread as well (http://www.hobbytalk.com/bbs1/showthread.php?t=211698).
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Old 10-05-2008, 06:33 AM
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Copy and paste it over there, I m not a member of that forum.

I really hope to see this class grow as the cars should handle just like tenth scale touring cars only less $$$$
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Old 10-06-2008, 04:06 PM
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Steve that sounds fun, will you and Franky be running them? they are neat looking cars.
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:56 PM
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Not sure about Mr Cascio, but I know of myself and two other off road guys that will be running them.
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:57 PM
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I am actually working on painting the bodies for them now!!
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Old 10-07-2008, 08:40 AM
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Default Thanks for the fun Friday night

Just wanted to say that I had fun racing last Friday. I plan to try and stop in anytime I am making the trip from Ohio to Chicago at the right time. Thanks to everyone for making it feel like it wasn't the first time I had been there.
Brian - Thanks for the help with the drive pin on the car.

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Old 10-07-2008, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by rcracer357 View Post
All racers that are interested in MICRO racing. The 1/14th scale Recoil cars are coming down in price greatly. I am in the process of developing a SPEC class for these cars with doug. The cost of the car race ready is going to be roughly 300.00 ready to hit the track. At this point, I plan on having this class run BRUSHED MOTORS ONLY, AND NO LIPO'S to keep it inexpensive for beginners and racers alike. The motor will likely be the fireball 370 or the xlr8 recoil modified, both sell for under 25.00 and if they are geared properly will last a few weeks of racing. Please post here if there is any interest as I am working together with Doug to get the rules set up and keep the class competitive and inexpensive. The cost vs fun level is going to be the main focus of this class as for my money the VTA class has gotten to expensive already..........


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Are you wanting to run on friday nights? Why not lipo cant you get a lipo for about $20.00 to run one of these like an 1/18th? VTA exspensive? I have never raced in a more fun or cheap class....
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I dont know what kind of stock Doug has on Recoil parts....But Horizon is shutting down sportwerks and will support the parts until 2010....Just FYI
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But I would still like to race them they look like fun
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I am aware that they are being discontinued. that is why the price is being marked down. The parts support will be there No LIpos to keep the cost down and lower the speed of the cars a bit, same for no BRUSHLESS too. If the cars are too fast then less people remain interested and most people that raced micros do not have lipo ready chargers. Also when we raced 18th scale heavily at SLOTS there were 20 stock cars and only 4 or 5 brushless lipo cars, so sticking with what worked in the past makes sense to me.

IMO VTA made a mistake by going lipo and brushless as it doubled the cost over 4c and stock motors. It also increased the speeds to where only a few are competitive....... I am not flaming the VTA CLASS, simply stating that it is not for me. I think the cars look great on the track!!! If i were to build a new VTA car today I personally would spend about 1200.00. ( new Xray, motor combo,lipo,servo,tires,reciever.)
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