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Old 01-23-2007, 08:07 AM   #1
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hmmmmmmmm......

Let's see (guessing here)-

FL
CA
OH
TX

maybe not that order, but I bet they are the top four. Look at the ROAR website and see what states/regions have the highest membership.
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Sorry, I just assumed he meant states that have entered the 21st century
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The RAMS of Northern California gets 40 to 60 entries on each race day. Gas only 1/8th-1/10th scalers race twice a month (large 1/8th scale turn-out). We have 100 members and race on a temporary track in a parking lot. Great club - the track is okay. The traction is always high. Extremely high caliber of racer - you can have a great race no matter which main you are in. I have watched and thoroughly enjoyed some great D main races!
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The RAMS of Northern California gets 40 to 60 entries on each race day. Gas only 1/8th-1/10th scalers race twice a month (large 1/8th scale turn-out). We have 100 members and race on a temporary track in a parking lot. Great club - the track is okay. The traction is always high. Extremely high caliber of racer - you can have a great race no matter which main you are in. I have watched and thoroughly enjoyed some great D main races!
Not to change the subject here, but my question is to you... what are using for the track setup for 1/8 onroad. We are doing races at Bass Pro in the parking lot using a temporary track, but 1/8 onroad, is so fast that I'm concerned that the 4" PVC pipe for the outside and the 2" for the inside is not enough to hold them. I would hate for someone to get hurt with these 1/8 cars...
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Not to change the subject here, but my question is to you... what are using for the track setup for 1/8 onroad. We are doing races at Bass Pro in the parking lot using a temporary track, but 1/8 onroad, is so fast that I'm concerned that the 4" PVC pipe for the outside and the 2" for the inside is not enough to hold them. I would hate for someone to get hurt with these 1/8 cars...
I would say your concerns are real. Just about any runaway 1/8 or 1/10 car is easily capable of submarineing under 4" PVC pipe. I believe ROAR rules stipulate at least using 2x8 boards for the perimeter of 1/8 on road tracks.
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Not to change the subject here, but my question is to you... what are using for the track setup for 1/8 onroad. We are doing races at Bass Pro in the parking lot using a temporary track, but 1/8 onroad, is so fast that I'm concerned that the 4" PVC pipe for the outside and the 2" for the inside is not enough to hold them. I would hate for someone to get hurt with these 1/8 cars...
ROAR does have specific guidelines for barriers:
http://www.roarracing.com/downloads/2007rulebook.pdf

section 2.1.5


Here are photo's of our typical track construction:

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http://www.tiny.cc/9P9Rn
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that looks like a nice track. How long does it take to set something like that up?
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that looks like a nice track. How long does it take to set something like that up?
It takes 15 guys about 90 minutes to set-up - includes spraying VHT. Track set up starts at 7:15 we are usually on the track by 8:45 - 9:00 - the race program starts at 10:15.
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Rich:

How big/tall is your drivers stand. That track looks big... just like everyone says.
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Moved out here a year ago & I think no other state has as much racing as fla
Forgass state series 100+ entries
fseara electric state series 60-100
off road 120+
oval races I hear is real big out here as well
regular club race on avrg 120 entries & there is so many track outhere that you can practically race every weekend elec,nitro onroad or offroad year round
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How big/tall is your drivers stand. That track looks big... just like everyone says.
The "trailer" can handle 10 drivers -
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ROAR does have specific guidelines for barriers:
http://www.roarracing.com/downloads/2007rulebook.pdf

section 2.1.5


Here are photo's of our typical track construction:

http://www.tiny.cc/J7byx
http://www.tiny.cc/9P9Rn
I really like the way the outside border boards are secured. Concrete block, a board mounted at 90 degrees to the border board and a big clamp. Great idea!
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