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Old 03-01-2004, 10:08 AM   #1786
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but it was driven by on of the best drivers around , he could of won it driving any other car out there!...
Exactly! Which basically means every car is as good as any other car right now. Just because you can drive a 710 better than an R40 just means it's better FOR YOU. There is no "BEST CAR." There is only "BEST-FOR-YOU CAR"
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Did any of the HPI team drivers go to the WinterNats with the r40?

I didn't think they did but I could be wrong........
i didnt see any either i was hoping to ,to see how the car will perform, maybe they attended the pre-worlds in Brazil.
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Exactly! Which basically means every car is as good as any other car right now. Just because you can drive a 710 better than an R40 just means it's better FOR YOU. There is no "BEST CAR." There is only "BEST-FOR-YOU CAR"
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Old 03-01-2004, 10:18 AM   #1789
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results from the pre-worlds in Brazil. Hey treky11, I dont see the HPI team there either.
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Pre- Worlds Jundiai-Brasil Finals (60 minutes)

1.Francesco Tironi 181/ 01:00:17.026 Kyosho FW-05R/ Sirio IT
2.Gabriel Brito 164/ 01:00:07.730 Mugen MTX-3/ Novarossi BRA
3.Chung Min Hsu 155/ 01:00:11.896 Mugen MTX-3/ NovaMega BRA
4.Takuya Ito 153/ 01:00:07.942 Kyosho FW-05R/ Sirio JPN
5.Massami Hirosaka 128/ 00:42:22.701 Yokomo GT6/ Novarossi JPN
6.Paolo Morganti 128/ 00:49:17.011 Serpent 710/ Novamega VEN
7.Fernando Gasparetto 89/ 00:32:16.949 Schumacher/ Novarosi BRA
8.Rene Cornella 76/ 00:28:26.896 Serpent 710/ Novamega GER
9.Darin Ishitani 74/ 00:29:04.262 Asso NTC3/ Picco USA
10.Barry Baker 39/ 00:14:03.276 Asso NTC3/ ???? USA
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Old 03-01-2004, 10:20 AM   #1790
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i didnt see any either i was hoping to ,to see how the car will perform, maybe they attended the pre-worlds in Brazil.
well if you didnt see any there, why would ask if they tq'd or placed in the top 3?????????
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Will that be any HPI CHALLENGE in USA this year? Since Frank is gone, I cannot believe HPI USA does not even want to find someone to pick up this event....

HPI challenge is one of the reason I have the R40.............
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Will that be any HPI CHALLENGE in USA this year? Since Frank is gone, I cannot believe HPI USA does not even want to find someone to pick up this event....

HPI challenge is one of the reason I have the R40.............
My understanding is that there will in fact be a US based Challenge series. I asked some friends at HPI and was told yes. That could change but senior management wants one. It won't be Frank but someone will do it.

Besides, not to minimize HPI's effort to host it, but a lot of the work is also done by the club/shop that hosts the event.
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I don't think finding a LHS to help hosting any HPI challenge race is a challenge............after 4-5 years of hosting this event, I think they will come up a standard guide book about the HPI race.

From what I see on the site.......the first race of HPI usually start as early as NOW (MARCH)....but usually, April and MAY...

But for now, we haven't seen any update on their site, that explained to me that there will not be one this year.
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results from the pre-worlds in Brazil. Hey treky11, I dont see the HPI team there either.
What's the point. HPI didn't go. They didn't go there or the winternats. so you have no comparison. Besides the 710 isn't in the top 3 in Brazil.

I don't understand what your trying to get at?
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I don't think finding a LHS to help hosting any HPI challenge race is a challenge............after 4-5 years of hosting this event, I think they will come up a standard guide book about the HPI race.

From what I see on the site.......the first race of HPI usually start as early as NOW (MARCH)....but usually, April and MAY...

But for now, we haven't seen any update on their site, that explained to me that there will not be one this year.
Here's the answer direct from HPI "

Thanks for the question. We've been doing the standard HPI Challenge series for several years now and everyone's had a great time. In order to keep getting the race coverage in the magazines we need the series to evolve to keep up with the hot trends in the industry. So this year we will shift our focus a little to emphasize the Savage trucks.

We're planning two Savage Slam events that will be fun events like the one we did last year... racing, Savage Bowling, concours, long jump contests, barbeque, prizes etc. The idea is to get together for a fun truckin' event with friends and family. We're shooting for one event on the west coast and one event on the east coast, both in the Summer so that the whole family can attend.

For the HPI Challenge, we're planning one event with the format basically the same as in previous years (nitro and electric sedans), with selected winners getting a free trip to the HPI Challenge World Finals in Europe. The race will probably be in the Summer, somewhere in the middle of America.

We'll be announcing the dates and locations as soon as we know the exact details. We're still looking for clubs to host the events, so if you have the facilities, experience and want to host an event, start a thread here in the forum with your contact information and we'll get in touch with you.

The main things that we look for are:

1. A good location with maximum exposure to the public (county fairs, car events, high traffic venues).

2. An established and organized racing club (with facilities, equipment, and experience running races).

3. A location with a good amount of local racers, 200 racers is our target for each event. "

Well this BLOWS!!!
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Did any of the HPI team drivers go to the WinterNats with the r40?

I didn't think they did but I could be wrong........
i wasnt trying to prove a point i was just answering this question that you posted
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Here's the answer direct from HPI "

For the HPI Challenge, we're planning one event with the format basically the same as in previous years (nitro and electric sedans), with selected winners getting a free trip to the HPI Challenge World Finals in Europe. The race will probably be in the Summer, somewhere in the middle of America.
Am I reading this correctly, "ONE" event for sedans in the middle of the county somewhere. If this is the case, this STINKS!!!!
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Am I reading this correctly, "ONE" event for sedans in the middle of the county somewhere. If this is the case, this STINKS!!!!
Yep, & I couldn't agree with you more. IT SUCKS IT SUCKS
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The club I race with has hosted HPI events in the past with great turnouts. We have a huge facility with a permanent track.

HPI didn't think it was ideally located for public exposure, so they didn't come back. The following year they held the HPI challenge about 2 hours north of us. Many racers were very disappointed to discover we were not holding the race as they saw the photos from the previous year and high expectations. When they showed up at a parking lot track with little electric and had to park far from the track, they were not too impressed. Many people travel long distance to participate in these events. Only to be shown a lousy track that is more public. As if the event is more for spectators than the racers and owners of HPI cars.

Bummer.
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I have started a thread in the racing forum regarding the lack of a real US HPI Challenge. I encourage you all to go and voice your opinions there. Since this is the r40 thread lets keep it about the r40 since not all r40 owners care about the challenge.
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