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This thread will be dedicated to information about the RRR/CCC club off road track in Dilworth, MN.

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Club Membership Information:

- Dues are $50/year

Benefits
- 10% discount on purchases at Hobby Hut. Some exclusions apply.
- All racing classes will be $5 for members per class.
* For those with children under 18 and spouse, this also applies.
- Non-members will pay $10 for their first class and $5 for each additional classes.
- One vote per membership.

Track / Race Specifics:

- The track will be open for practice any time that we aren't holding a race.
- Track is for electric vehicles only
- There will be a minimum of 5 to run a class.
- Reverse is not allowed during races.
- If Race turnout is low we will run that day as a practice day

Monday Night Buggy Fights
- Races will start at 6:30.
- Classes include:
* 1/10 2wd Buggy 17.5 Blinky
* 1/10 4wd Buggy Open
* 1/14 Mini Open
* Sportsman

Thursday Night Truck Fights
- Races will start at 6:30.
- Classes include:
* Stock Slash
* 2wd SCT Open
* 4wd SCT Open
* 2wd Stadium Truck Open
* Sportsman

Saturday Races
- Races ran 1 day a month
- We will run all classes
- Track opens at 8am
- Races will start at 10am.


Details on Classes:

1/10 2wd 17.5 Blinky Buggy
- ROAR rules for chassis dimensions
- 17.5 motor
- Blinky speed control(no timing)
- 2s lipo maximum

1/10 4wd Open Buggy
- ROAR rules for chassis dimensions
- No motor limits (13.5 recommended for beginners)
- 2s Lipo maximum

Mini Open
- Vehicles must be classified as a Mini scale vehicle
* examples: LC Racing 1/14 EMB1-T, Losi Mini-8ight, etc
- No motor limit
- 2s Lipo maximum

Spec 1/10 2wd Slash
- This will be a box stock truck, model #58024.
- All trucks must use a "Slash" specific body.
- Body Holes can be cut to allow for airflow over jumps.

- Chassis:
* RPM Nerf Bars may be installed.
* Weights may be added.

- Suspension:
* Shock Oil may be changed.
* Shock Position may be changed.
* Preload spacers may be used / removed.

- Electronics:
1. Motor
* Tuning, tweaking, or modifying the stock 12T Titan 550 brushed motor in any way is not allowed.
* The outer metal sleeve on the motor is considered part of the motor and must be installed as is from the factory.
* The stock (bullet) connectors from the motor to the ESC must also be used and are not allowed to be soldered together.

2. Battery
* NIMH 7 cell Battery or 2S Lipo Battery only.

3. Radio
* Any radio and receiver may be used

4. Servo
* Can run Traxxas 2075X, or install the Savox SAV-SG-SC0251MG or Traxxas 2072X metal gear kits in the stock 2075 model servo.

- Wheels and Tires:
* Original Traxxas Slash 2.2 wheel only
* Traxxas Slash Spec, Kumho Venture, and BF Goodrich treads only allowed. No S1 compound tires allowed.

- Driveline
* Any of the 4 Traxxas spur gears (4676, 4683, 4686, or 4690) are permitted.
* Any pinion gear that mounts without modifications needed may be used.

1/10 2wd Stadium Truck
- ROAR rules for chassis dimensions
- No motor limits (17.5 recommended for beginners)
- 2s Lipo maximum

1/10 2wd Open Short Course Truck (Pro 2)
- ROAR rules for chassis dimensions
- No motor limits (17.5 recommended for beginners)
- 2s Lipo maximum

4wd Open Short Course Truck(Pro 4)
- ROAR rules for chassis dimensions
- 550 sized motor limit
- 2s Lipo maximum

Sportsman
- This is a class for the beginners only.
- Those running this class may not enter another class
- This is a run what you brung class as long as the chassis in general fits the other classes being ran. Any exceptions need to be approved by the club membership.


Racing/Track Etiquette

- Club Members are representatives of the club, and need to act as such
- Hacking, Rough driving, Retaliation, etc will not be tolerated

Marshall Duties:
* All racers are expected to Marshall
* Wear proper shoes
* When marshaling, keep an eye on your area of the track
* For safety, drivers are required to bring there vehicles to a complete stop before being marshalled

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This thread is for information concerning the Fargo / Moorhead Area Radio Control club and the various club activities that will be taking place in the area.

Race Dates!

Initial Race Dates are as follows:

Weekday races start May 14th and follow the Monday and Thursday Formats

Saturday Races will be as follows:

May 26th
June 23rd
July 28th
August 18th
Sept 29th


Regular updates can be seen here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/755337474585723/

Race Results can be seen here:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6...TRqR3hBVjAzTEE

Some items of note as they become available:

Club Membership Information:

- Dues are $50/year

Benefits
* 10% discount on purchases at both hobby stores. Some exclusions.
* All racing classes will be $5 for members per class. For those with children under 18 and spouse, this also applies.
* Non-members will pay $10 for their first class and $5 for each additional classes.
* Access to track for practice on non-race days via membership key
* One vote per membership.

Track / Race Specifics:
- North Dakota First and Only Turf Track!
- The track will be open for practice any time that we aren't holding a race.
- Track will be electric only. There will be a minimum of 5 to run a class.
- Reverse is not allowed.

Track Etiquette
- Sportsmanship is strictly enforced, repeated violations will cause you to be asked to leave.
- Marshalls are not required to flip your vehicle until it has come to a complete stop.
- It is your duty when racing to either marshall or have someone else marshall for you that you identify prior to the start of racing.
- Wear proper shoes. No sandals or flip flops.
- When marshaling, keep an eye on your area of the track.

Lap Counting Software
- The clubs lap counting system is an AMB system.
- The club will have a few available for rent on race days.
- You want transponders that are compatible with RC4 decoding software as shown on this chart:



Race Times

NOTE: If Race turnout is low we will run that day as a practice day

PLEASE SEE THE WIKI FOR FULL CLASS INFORMATION

Monday Night Open Wheel Wars!
* Races will start at 6:30
- 2wd Buggy 17.5 Blinky
- 4wd Buggy Open
- 2wd Stadium Truck Open
- Sportsman

Thursday Night Truck Fights!
* Races will start at 6:30
- 2WD Truck Open (SCTs and Stadiums)
- 4wd SCT
- Stock Slash
- Sportsman
- Mini if enough able to run

- Saturday Races
* Ran one Saturday a Month
* We will run all classes.
* Track opens at 8am
* Races will start at 10am.

The track built in 2017 is located in the former Dilworth BMX track location across from the Dilworth Community Center on the corner of Cty Rd 9 and 1st Ave NW
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Thanks Cain for starting a thread on this new track, I for one can't wait to come and play, just hoping its big enough for the E Truggy
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They are looking to orient it for 1/10 scale sized vehicles including SCTs (which to me would mean we could see 1/8 e buggies), however, will see how it goes

after racing on the tracks Jon came up with, this should be a real treat!
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Based on some discussions with various interested people I thought this could be some general useful information for those looking to join in the RC scene who want to start with a 2wd Ready to Run (RTR) Short Course Truck.

These are some options that come to mind that can most likely be purchased locally as well as have parts purchased locally from either hobbyshop in the area. So without further adieu here we go:

Traxxas Slash 2wd Short Course Truck

Model Price Range: $200 - $270

https://traxxas.com/products/showroo...eld_type%3A249

Interesting Notes:
* Options available for both a brushed or brushless motor setup
* Audio equipped option available
* Pink Body Option available
* Charger (D/C, need adapter for A/C) and Battery (7 cell NIMH) equipped option available
* Stability Control Available
* Waterproof Electronic setup Available
* Training Mode





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Team Associated SC10 Short Course Truck

Model Price Range: $200 - $340

https://www.teamassociated.com/cars_and_trucks/SC10/

Interesting Notes:
* Championship Racing Lineage
* Options available for both a brushed or brushless motor setup
* Water resistant electronic setups available
* Wall Charger and Battery (6 cell NIMH or 2S Lipo) equipped option available
* Several versions include a very nice set of racing dirt tires





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Team Losi XXX-SCT Short Course Truck

Model Price Range: $350

http://www.losi.com/Products/Default...rodID=LOS03002

Interesting Notes:
* Championship Racing Lineage
* Lipo battery and brushless motor equipped
* Dirt Racing quality tires included
* Lipo charger included (2 amp)





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Someone mentioned that the racers at there track pretty much uses this stuff exclusively as a chassis protector. I gave it a try at the past race and it held up quite well.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/2-in-x-50...3550/100179778

Trim to suit your vehicle and your all set!


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Hey Marco how's the feel for a 4x4 buggy class locally? Has it been fair for warren?
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I would say that their is enough guys around the Warren area to have a summer race with, as for the FM area, at best 2-3 wheelers as I have one but its for the carpet track at warren or other carpet tracks
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Hey Marco how's the feel for a 4x4 buggy class locally? Has it been fair for warren?
Warren has a very nice turn out of 4x4 buggys like Troubles Dad says. Its almost like a Hot Bodies D413 spec class at times since the vehicles work well and can be had pretty cheap. But we do get a variety at the track there From AE, Losi, Hot Bodies, Durango and Xray.

As for FM area, not sure yet, I believe Jon Carlson has one on the way and of course I have one and my daughter runs one as well.

A lot of it I think will depend on what the locals get started with and are willing to go with (assuming they don't have 1/10 4wd buggies). I think it has helped a lot in the warren area that the class has approachable and the vehicles are pretty durable at these speeds (13.5 to 10.5 motors are common). Its become one of my daughters favorite classes.

With the Track looking to be oriented towards a 1/10 scale size, they may help in turnout for that class as well.
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Hey thanks guys! Has Jon said anything about imposing motor limits on 2wd and 4x4 buggy? I'm curious for my racing as well as keeping our tracks (pingree and jamestown) on the same playing field when it comes to this topic.

Good to see another option closer to home for running.
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Stock buggy 17.5 class is pretty big in Warren, then pro4 & pro2 along with the 4x4 buggies, I have not seen anything different out of the guys that are new to the racing scene on different cars, so I would guess that this track will be looking at other tracks in the area to get a feel for what should happen, but talking with Jon at the last Warren race, it sounded like a short course truck day race and a possible Saturday all classes race day, but any track will tell you that you need to limit classes to get enough entries, or put a minimum entry number for the classes, so if you have any ideas, please post them up

I did ask Jon about running E truggy and E buggy on the track and no definitive answer was given as it depends on if the vehicles tear up the track of not, but I will have mine with
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Just bought Kohlton a wheeler to play with in Warren and We will be making the trips to Fargo as well. Hoping you Pingree guys get enough wheelers to run with there as well. I will also be getting an ebuggy and a stock buggy for Kohlton.
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Originally Posted by ROSCOE View Post
Hey thanks guys! Has Jon said anything about imposing motor limits on 2wd and 4x4 buggy? I'm curious for my racing as well as keeping our tracks (pingree and jamestown) on the same playing field when it comes to this topic.

Good to see another option closer to home for running.
I think right now other than the Slash Spec classes that have been talked about, it may be that it will depend on what people show up with initially. Personally whatever helps the track grow I am game to run with and make the classes in question approachable to people.
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Hey guys, I thought I was subscribed to this thread. Guess not.

At this time I don't think there will be motor limits, except for the stock slash class. If we get a strong majority of racers asking for a 2wd buggy stock class, it's always an option.

My current thought is to have racing on Thursday nights be 2wd stock slash class, open 2wd and open 4wd short course.

Saturday morning races will be 2wd buggy, 4wd buggy, stadium truck, stock slash, 2wd and 4wd short course. 1/8 e buggy is also a thought, depending on the track.


Again, these are my ideas and it depends on what people show up with.
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Sounds good Will you have a sportsman class on any of those nights or both (newbie drivers, any vehicle that falls within the allowed other classes, within reason)?


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well, I'm in the market for a slash! I don't know why but the idea of racing a spec slash sounds like fun to me. I think ill try and rock the brushed setup at first with a 2s lipo.
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