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Old 06-03-2008, 11:13 AM
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A small number of us are trying to get a Vintage Trans Am [ http://www.usvintagetransam.com/ ] off the ground here in Indianapolis at Indy Slots RC Track. We are racing on Friday nights for now, but we could also race Wednesday nights or Saturday afternoons if there was enough interest.

Here are a few pictures from last Friday night:




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These cars look awesome driving around the track. I had so much fun I am focusing most of my RC attention to getting this class advanced/promoted and dialing in my car.

There's another Indianapolis location for racing VTA as well: Bob, the RC guy at HobbyTown on the north side of Indy, has started this thread: http://www.hobbytalk.com/bbs1/showthread.php?t=220941 They have a great selection of the parts needed for VTA racing.

And if you want to watch a video of a VTA race (ignore that the cameraman focused on the last place car), go here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfpH5z330z0

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Old 06-05-2008, 12:10 PM
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Looks like another hot day tomorrow with chance of thunderstorms late.

Hope to have at least 4 VTA racers at Slots this Friday as well as the usual Mini-Cooper crowd.
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4 confirmed Vintage Trans Am tonight and hope to see a 5th.
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Old 06-10-2008, 09:52 AM
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Had a good showing last Friday with 5 cars. Expect to see at least 5 this week as well. If you haven't had a chance to check out racing at Indy Slots, come by this Friday.
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Another rainy Friday (the 13th) in Indianapolis....so come inside and race at Indy Slots. Should be getting 1 or 2 more new Vintage Trans Am racers.

See you at the track.
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Old 06-17-2008, 06:49 PM
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What is the most popular class at indy slots for onroad, whats the typical turnout? Im looking for a place to race in the evenings during the week, I live on the NW side of town.
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Old 06-18-2008, 08:44 AM
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I've heard that there is usually a decent turnout of 1/12 pan cars on Wednesday night (not sure). I've only been racing on Friday nights. The 2 classes that have been showing up lately are Tamiya Mini-Coopers and 1/10 touring cars running USVTA rules (see here for USVTA information - http://www.usvintagetransam.com/). They also get guys running 1/18 4wd trucks on the road course. Not sure what rules they are running.

I suggest that you swing by to check out some of the racing or call Indy Slots at 317-787-7568 (http://www.indyslots.com/). Check out their website for their racing calendar.

Last week we had 7 cars in the Vintage Trans Am class. Expect to have another good showing this week. Also, if you can't make it to slots during the week, there will be parking lot road course racing at Hobbytown USA North located just east of Castleton Square mall.
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Old 06-18-2008, 03:21 PM
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Kewl, Ill take a ride out there next week and see. thanks
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Old 06-19-2008, 07:13 AM
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I've heard/read online that there should be at least 5 people running Vintage Trans Am at slots tomorrow. One more racer just needs to paint a body, but I expect him to be there too.

Friday racing is 2 heats and a main, plenty of practice time between heats. See everyone at the track.
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Figured I'd bump this thread up a bit.

We've had enough Vintage Touring class cars this summer so far to have a heat every Friday night. Should be the same again this Friday. Many of us have been running Lipo/21.5 combo which seems to be fast without being too fast at Indy Slots. I actually dropped a few teeth on Friday to see if my laps times would improve.

Changing from 4-cell/stock has required me to rethink my driving at Slots. I certainly miss the drag break I was getting with my stock motor/speedo combo. However it forced me to work on my setup which is never a bad thing.

If you haven't had a chance to check out why this class is so fun, come out and watch this Friday.
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Old 07-11-2008, 01:14 PM
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Looking forward to good racing tonight. Here is a picture of all the bodies I painted so far for this class. Just painted the Green 'Cuda for myself and the Camaro for another racer.
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Old 07-12-2008, 07:31 AM
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Ill check out the VTA racing next friday, sounds like alot of fun. What is the most popular chassis? Im an AE guy so I am leaning towards a TC5
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Old 07-12-2008, 11:54 AM
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I know a few guys are racing TC5's. Just barely beat a TC5 last night with my old HPI RS4 2. If you decided to run a TC5, the r/c parts manager at Hobbytown North just bought one and first time out had a car that was fast enough to beat me.
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My daughter and I stopped by the track tonight to check out the place, she likes the minis, so ill break out the old mini t for her next time. Nice facility.
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Old 07-23-2008, 10:56 PM
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Here is a photo of the line-up from last week's main. Hope to see everyone at the track this Friday.
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