R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-03-2003, 07:54 AM   #1
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Texas
Posts: 35
Default ROAR 2003 On-Road Open Nats

The RCRC North Texas club is hosting this race next week at Texas Motor Speedway. This Nats is for the 'open' class of nitro cars; .15 4WD (10th scale) and .21 4WD (8th scale). Open practice starts on the 8th, controlled practice on the 9th, qualifiers on the 10th and 11th, and mains on the 12th.

For more info see their site at http://www.rcrcnt.com/2003Nats.htm
John Patterson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2003, 08:17 PM   #2
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: OKC, OK
Posts: 39
Send a message via AIM to Lythion
Default

$65?!? You have got to be kidding!! Are all ROAR events this expensive? It would cost me $125 just to get into this thing!
Lythion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2003, 09:40 PM   #3
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Texas
Posts: 35
Default

Yeah, entry fee is high this year at this particular event. It's the most we have ever paid to run at a big event. The club does give out door prizes and raffles off some items. And the club does have some big expenses such as, rental of property at Texas Motor Speedway, security, race director's fee who also brings along a motorhome and timing/scoring equipment for five days, generator rentals, port-a-potties, trophies, door prizes, etc, etc. But, the RCRCNT club puts on great events that run very smoothly with very few problems. Not looking forward to spending five days in the heat though!
John Patterson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2003, 09:55 AM   #4
Tech Addict
 
fraz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Posts: 653
Send a message via AIM to fraz
Default

Hi John,

Don't forget the portable water mister we got in 2000, that was a requirement for some. Steve and I can't make it this year (we sat next to you in Miami) so tell Michael to go kick some butt.

Lythion: this is the Nationals we are talking about. If $125 is hard for you to come up with, you might want to stay home. You will end up spending more than that on tires in one day. I have not yet been to a national event that costs less than $2000 overall once you add hotel, rental car, tires, parts, etc. Then again, if I lived as close as you do I would jump to go to this race.
fraz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2003, 10:14 AM   #5
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: OKC, OK
Posts: 39
Send a message via AIM to Lythion
Default

Fraz:
Fair enough, I haven't been doing this that long so I don't have much perspective. Thanks for the info.
Lythion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2003, 01:35 PM   #6
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Texas
Posts: 35
Default

Hello John, how are you doing? Michael will be running a Mugen MRX3 and his 835 at the nats. Sorry you and Steve can't make it over for this event.

Lythion, John is right about all the additional expenses involved in attending a nats. Come on down and run just one class. The Dallas club puts on a great event!
John Patterson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2003, 03:37 PM   #7
Tech Addict
 
fraz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Posts: 653
Send a message via AIM to fraz
Default

Yeah, they really do put on a good race! I went to the 2000 Nats at Texas Motor Speedway and it was great. The heat kinda sucked but I lived in the desert area when I was a kid so it wasn't too bad for me. The generator dying and having to rerun some quals wasn't the greatest either but oh well

John: You and Michael should make the journey out to Vegas this October for the Paris race. I still think it's one of the best races of the year. Just remember to bring your motorcycle goggles for the occasional sand drift.[hehe]
fraz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2003, 07:31 PM   #8
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Texas
Posts: 35
Default

1

Last edited by John Patterson; 08-03-2003 at 09:50 PM.
John Patterson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2003, 11:00 PM   #9
Tech Regular
 
JABRONI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: BROKE BACK WYOMING
Posts: 333
Default Congrats !!!!

Congrats to Ralph Burch on his 1/8 th Scale Gas National Championship !!!!!! SERPENT 950

[IMG][/IMG]
JABRONI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2003, 07:28 AM   #10
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Texas
Posts: 35
Default

1

Last edited by John Patterson; 08-03-2003 at 09:51 PM.
John Patterson is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2003 Roar On-Road Carpet Nats at TCHR !!!! Mark O'Brien Minnesota and North/South Dakota Racing 261 09-23-2008 02:19 PM
2003 NORRCA On-road Nats mo Electric On-Road 25 05-15-2003 10:12 AM
2003 ROAR ON-ROAD @ NC YLLIB Electric On-Road 40 03-19-2003 10:39 PM
2003 ROAR On-Road Carpet Nats at TCHR in MN Mark O'Brien Racing Forum 5 03-07-2003 12:27 AM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 04:24 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net