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Default DirtRunners R/C Car Club 2015 Season - Jefferson NJ

I am pleased to announce the race dates for the DirtRunners R/C Car Club 2015 outdoor season! This is the 28th year of racing for our club!

Our race dates for the 2015 Outdoor season are:
  • May 3, 17, 31
  • June 14, 28
  • July 12, 26
  • August 9, 23, 30
  • 28th Annual DirtRunners Challenge September 12, 13 (rain date Sun. Sept. 20)
All race days are on a Sunday except for the first half of the two day event we call the DirtRunners Challenge. There is one rain date if a Challenge day is rained out and that is also a Sunday.

On Race Day the gates are opened at about 8:00AM, registration closes at 10:30 and racing starts at 11:00AM. Track refurbishment frequently takes up some of the time between gate opening and the start of racing.

DirtRunners races Dirt Oval and Off-Road classes. The Oval is one of the largest on the east coast with a 360 Ft run line. It is a loose dirt, rubber tire track. The Off-Road track is built inside the oval and is smallish, but still fun and fast. The lanes are wide enough to allow passing in the 1/8th Truggy Class.

Last year's popular Off-Road classes (in order of participation) were:
4wd Short Course Truck Mod
1/8 Truggy
1/8 Buggy Nitro
2wd Short Course Truck Mod
1/8 Buggy Electric
Novice Off Road
1/10 2wd Mod Truck
1/10 2wd Mod Buggy
Nitro 1/8th Buggy and Electric 1/8th Buggy run separately, but in the 1/8th Truggy class, Nitro and Electric run together.


Last year's popular Oval classes (in order of participation) were:
1/10 Open Oval
Novice Oval
1/8 Electric Late Model
1/8 Nitro Late Model
1/10 Sprint Car Mod
1/8th Late Models are required to run Dirt Oval spec tires (OFNA, Losi, etc)

1/10th Open Oval is a "Run-What-Ya-Brung" breakout class with the breakout time set at 12.0 seconds. This is a little slower than what a stock 2wd Slash would do on our track. The two fastest overall times for the 2014 season were done with stock 2wd Slashes with off-road race tires. Other cars that have run in open oval are:
B4 based Street Stock
1/10th Nitro Stadium Truck
1/10th Electric Stadium Truck
Custom Works Dominator
Electric Converted CRT.5
Traxxas Rustler
Slash 4X4
2WD Off-road buggy
Home-made 4wd oval truck
The only rules for Open Oval are that the car must be 1/10th scale (or smaller) and no bigger in overall length and width than a Short Course Truck.

Rules for our Outdoor racing classes can be found here:
http://www.dirtrunners.com/outdoor-r...outdoor-rules/


This year we also expect a lot of interest in the Salvas MudBoss class - a stock Slash with an EDM body and 13.5 brushless motor in blinky mode. More info on MudBoss can be found on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/SalvasMUDboss?fref=ts Detailed rules are on this page: https://www.facebook.com/SalvasMUDbo...94585694044901

This class seems to be taking off in lots of places and we are hoping to get visitors from other tracks to come race with us. We will be following the MudBoss rules to the letter except for a change in the spec gear ratio to accommodate our longer run line.

Plus, with just a change in the throttle end-point, the MudBoss can run in the Open Oval class.

Our track is located on county park land in Jefferson Township, New Jersey. Since it is a park, there is no electrical power so people have to bring their own power source for battery charging. The club has a Porta-Potty on site and has an excellent food stand.

Check out the club web site for general info and any race-day weather updates: http://http://www.dirtrunners.com/

Directions to the track can be found here:
http://www.dirtrunners.com/outdoor-r...mapdirections/

Entry fees are the same for all classes:

For Club Members, $8/class if pre-registered, $10/class on race day
For non-Members, $12/class if pre-registered, $14/class on race day

Club membership is $20/year for an individual so if you are going to run with us frequently, it pays to become a member. Family memberships are also available.

Preregistration can be done at the Dirtrunners web site:
http://www.dirtrunners.com/outdoor-r...stration-form/
or on the DirtRunners outdoor thread on HobbyTalk:
http://www.hobbytalk.com/bbs1/showthread.php?t=430802

Preregistration closes at 10:00PM the night before a race day.

Due to the number of entries and the fact that we are in a park with no lights, we typically run one qualifier and the mains. If we get less than 70 or so entries we will often run two qualifiers. All qualifiers are 5 minutes. Oval mains are 5 minutes. Most off-road mains are 10 minutes if we run one qualifier and 5 minutes if we run two qualifiers. The Novice off-road main is always 5 minutes.

The Challenge is a two day event with two qualifiers on Saturday. On Sunday, we have Concours judging, a third qualifier and the Mains, then the awards ceremony. Entry fees are higher for the Challenge.

I saved the best for last - here is a picture of out current (2015) outdoor track layout:


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Thanks, Mark, for setting up a topic on RCTech! Hope to see some new faces out at the track this year!
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Which Proline tire would you recommend for a 1/8 Nitro Buggy?
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Which Proline tire would you recommend for a 1/8 Nitro Buggy?
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Is this class 2 or 4wd? What chassis are people using?
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Is this class 2 or 4wd? What chassis are people using?
4wd. Losi L8ight and Ofna mainly..
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Thanks, which compound?
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What would be the recommended tire size, style, and compound for a B5M? Will the 2.4" JConcepts Dirt Webs work well?

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What would be the recommended tire size, style, and compound for a B5M? Will the 2.4" JConcepts Dirt Webs work well?
Thats more of an indoor, high-bite tire. This is a sandy/clay/loose surface. It can groove up but its often a little loamy and varies from dry dusty to moist throughout the day, and gets watered pretty randomly. Small pin likely works best. I doubt 2.2 or 2.4 wheel would make much of a difference, i.e run either.

Super soft likely better at start of season in cool temps, them soft for rest of summer.
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Here's our 2015 Outdoor Season Flyer.

The car in the bottom left of the photo montage with "UAW" on the spoiler is my 1/8th Electric Late Model.

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And the car about to hit you from the inside is mine
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Default Season Opener: May 3rd 2015!

Dirtrunner Season Opener race is this Sunday, May 3rd.

We are expecting a good turnout for the new MudBoss class. Come join the fun.
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