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Old 04-29-2007, 02:00 PM
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Basic Idea: Equal equipment at a price that most parents and kids could afford to participate in with an emphasis on car set up and good driving and fun.

Current League using "SPEC" chassis,motor,battery,esc,tire.
http://www.outlawracingleague.com/02main.html

Basic rules:
http://www.teamtrinity.com/TSpecRules.pdf

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Old 05-11-2007, 04:24 PM
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Sounds like it will be fun. Well at least until someone decides to kill it because they can't ram people on the prices
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Old 05-13-2007, 07:29 AM
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I miss you.

I saw kim and she said you were working hard .... huh .... I dont know a time when you werent working hard.
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Old 05-15-2007, 07:36 AM
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THIS IS THE CAR!!!!

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXNUD7&P=FR

Check out this guys car.
http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthre...ve#post3293938

Heres the advantage: If you want hop ups, they have hop ups. The body is scale looking, and this car allows you to race in the TCS series. Simple to build and maintain.

Cons: You would have to do a serious road trip to get to a TCS race.

TCS series rules:
http://www.tamiyausa.com/tcs_races/rules.php
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Old 05-17-2007, 07:21 AM
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So does this mean a new track somewere????????????
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Old 05-17-2007, 02:20 PM
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Not without transponder timing. Right now it seems to be a small handful of SORR members with itchy trigger fingers that miss the on road racing. Sometimes a church parking lot with some grape juice in the corners etc...

Nothing like the meca you guys have in Texas.... lucky.
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Old 05-17-2007, 10:34 PM
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Hey guys,
I'm moving to the area (Ruston) the first week in June and I'm looking for a new racing scene. I haven't raced onroad or carpet before but it sounds like something I could definitely get into. I'm currently in central Missouri where you can't throw a handful of corn without hitting a dirt track. My wife and I just purchased a house down there so the next item on the list is to find somewhere to play, so count me in if you get a SPEC class going.
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Old 05-18-2007, 07:19 AM
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Very good.

Check out this thread because this is the car were considering.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthre...&page=36&pp=30

Inexpensive, high performance, good cost control measures and existing rules for the spec class.
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Old 05-18-2007, 12:51 PM
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I checked into the car you are considering and it looks good to me. Do you all have an established league for other classes of racing, or maybe some sort of regular club races?
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Regular club .... umm .... Your finding us at a very interesting time. Okay we self destructed and most everyone else went to play in the dirt with the nitro guys from Hobbies X-treme. If I could afford it, I would do nitro also, those guys have alot of fun and the format is very pro. Hats off to Tom and the posse' in Bossier. Then you have the guys that wear white socks to work and have to wash their hands immediately when they get home because were painters, installers, and mechanics .... Thats us.

And dirt is so hard on your stuff, regardless of our background we want to race on road. So once we get our cars a few ..... and I mean a few, are going to meet in a parking lot with some cones and have some hot laps, BBQ and way to much fun.

If you down PM or email the kid at [email protected].

Whats in the past is in the past, were moving forward and hope you get in on the ground floor.

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Email's on the way. I'm going to keep running nitro once I get down there (just raced up here today and have the sunburn to prove it!) but I am absolutely interested in getting into onroad.
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Hey Kev,
I am curious...Why the change from the Trinity to the Tamiya? The cost seems pretty close. It looks like the biggest expense will be in the electronics and not so much with the kits.
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Check this out: Very cool.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthre...18#post2856818


The web site for these guys is slcf1.com.
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If I could design a class, seeing as how you may only have 4 or 5 competitors, I would want to see a merge of P1 and GT2 rules as follows:


LMP1or P1

190mm maximum width
2WD rear-wheel drive solid axle only.
1275g minimum weight
Any rubber TC tire on spoked or BBS rim only.
Any 540 silver can only.
Any 6-cell battery. No Lipo.
Must use Tamiya Courage body LC70 (TAM51264) built to instructions with no ventilation holes except for the natural inlet below the roll-hoop on the opposite side of the driver. Holes may not be bigger than the printed decal. Driver helmet/figure must be used and painted.


We are going to impose that the wheels may not exceed the side vertical plane of the bodies or 190mm total. Realism is heavily encouraged obviously. All tamiya decals have a part number and can be ordered through a hobby shop. A Photoshop file is available so you can make your own numbers for the event.
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