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Old 08-22-2011, 09:31 AM   #211
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Anybody coming to the race with an extra Protoform P909 body?
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Getting on a plane tomorrow morning, man it is gonna be a long day at work today....................
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We just had an EARTHQuake on the east coast!!!

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come on 2:30...........................i need my nitro fix
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come on 2:30...........................i need my nitro fix
Man you got it bad
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We just had an EARTHQuake on the east coast!!!
get u some always taking from the west j/k
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Old 08-24-2011, 02:30 PM   #217
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Is timing and scoring/results online for this event?
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Old 08-24-2011, 02:35 PM   #218
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See everyone at the track tomorrow in the afternoon. Can not wait!

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THUNDER and Pooring rain right now....should be good for tomorrow,,
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Old 08-25-2011, 08:42 AM   #222
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This weekends race weather is going to be PERFECT!!! Low 80's with sun and a few fluffy clouds rolling by! Can't ask for anything better than that!

Let's race ladies & gentlemen!
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2011 Great Lakes Challenge – Thursday

Once again, late August means it’s time for the Great Lakes Challenge, an annual on-road fuel R/C car race held at the Toledo 1/8 Racers’ club track. This is one of the finest tracks in the USA, with an enthusiastic group of local racers who are constantly working on maintaining and improving things. The race is hosted by the One Eight Racers of Toledo.

The GLC is not a national or international points race, or any other kind of “official” championship. What it is, is a fun event where racers from all across the country to come and enjoy themselves at their hobby. The whole event is “low key”. The entry fee was only $40, there’s lots of time for practice, and there’s a total of five rounds of qualifying, plus long mains to ensure that all racers get in lots of track time.

With the event being billed as a “fun race”, there was no lack of support. Sponsors include Capricorn, Byron Fuel, Novarossi, Team Shepherd America, Kyosho, PowerMaster Fuel, Starting Grid, Mugen Seiki, CEFX, Contact Tres, Ipanema Sports, OS Engines, RC America, Skyrocket Racing, Kosmic RC Fuel, Futaba, XRAY, Tornado Fuel, Sweep, EDSTools, KO Propo, and YBSlow Inc.

The classes change over the years, depending on what racers are interested in. For 2011 there are four classes, 1/10 sedan, 1/8 Masters, 1/8 Open, and GT (1/8 off-road cars modified to race on-road). There is talk of reviving a pan-car class if enough racers are interested.

The track is a permanent track, 230 feet long by 110 feet deep, with freshly sealed asphalt occupying a corner of a large parking lot behind one of the local shopping malls. Over the years, the track has grown, and improved by adding things that racers need. There is lots of covered pit space, a large (and suitably tall) driver’s stand, boards loosely held in place, along with nylon bumpers and “flappers” (to minimize broken parts from errant race cars). There is plenty of room for pitting. The club also provides a tire-trueing area, a car-cleaning area, and a tech inspection area where racers can verify that their cars are “legal”. In addition to the typical “tent city”, the club has built some steel frame structures to pit under.

The official race schedule starts on Thursday for practice (but those who arrive earlier are welcome to practice as much as they wish). Friday morning is more practice, with two rounds of qualifying being held in the afternoon. Saturday there are three more rounds of qualifying, for a total of five rounds. The main events are held on Sunday. As of Thursday, there are 118 racers signed up for the event.

As the clock ticked down to the start of the event, an ugly hurricane was hurtling up aimed at the East coast of the USA, but is not expected to have much of an effect on the Toledo area. Several racers were glad to be out of the path of the hurricane, but still concerned with what might happen to their homes. As this is being written, the hurricane is expected to come up the Eastern coast of the USA, but nobody knows exactly where it will hit.

Thursday’s practice session got underway mid-morning. The track had been washed down the night before from a heavy rain, and it took a while to fully dry off. Ted Hammer applied the mystery goo (traction compound) to the track, and around 10am or so, cars started going out for practice. The track improved as more and more cars got to run on it. By noon, the open practice session was split into alternating sessions for each scale, 1/10, and 1/8. Around 3pm sign-up started. Transponder numbers were checked, and each racer was given a bright yellow T-Shirt. Racers who signed up early got in for the very low entrance fee. Those who waited until the last minute had to cover a late entry fee. It’s always least expensive to sign up early.

Just about all brands of cars are represented in this year’s GLC. There’s Mugen, Shepherd, Kyosho, Serpent, Motonica, Capricorn, X-Ray, and even a Delta! It’s all low-key though. The “teams” are more so just a bunch of racers with a similar car, helping each other out. As to the racers, there are lots of “hot shots” who do so well nowadays, but there’s a much larger number of ordinary hobbyists, who would normally show up only for a club race. They come to the GLC because it’s the type of event that makes everyone feel welcome!

Thursday’s practice continued into the early evening. It’s a big, wide track, with lots of room, and the driver’s stand allow for a large number of drivers to run simultaneously. Practice continues Friday morning, which is good for those racers who couldn’t arrive before then.
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:50 AM   #225
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Any Live-RC for this event?
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