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Old 10-01-2013, 10:23 AM   #46
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Flights Booked!!

See you guys in Sunny Florida come January, God Willing
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Flights Booked!!

See you guys in Sunny Florida come January, God Willing
That's awesome Tony! We are very glad to have you returning to race with us again in January.

It looks like we will have a lot of racers representing from the great state of Texas!
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I've raced there and would love to do it again, but it's just too spendy when you live in the west to get there for all the national events that get scheduled there. (notice next years national schedule)
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I've raced there and would love to do it again, but it's just too spendy when you live in the west to get there for all the national events that get scheduled there. (notice next years national schedule)
Sorry you can't make the event. Hopefully you can come back and race with us at Homestead in the future.
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Pan American Intíl 1/8 GT Grand Prix Rules
Homestead RC Raceway
January 17, 18, 19, 2014

CATEGORY GT 1/8 Pro:
1. - GENERAL
Participation in this category is for eighth and seventh scale with shaft drive transmission, with a front and rear geared differential that is manufactured or a conversion based on an off road buggy platform. Belt drive transmission models may not participate in this category.
1.1-Overall Dimensions:
Maximum length (includes Body): 730mm.
Wheelbase: From 270mm to 361mm.
Width to outside of wheels: 310mm.
Maximum height: 300mm measured from the floor (with the suspension fully
compressed) to the highest point (excluding the receiving antenna of the radio).
Minimum weight: 3500grs. (Including battery and transponder, without fuel)
1.2-It is the responsibility of the drivers to make sure the car is
within specified regulations throughout the race event. The race organization can check any car for compliance with the rules at any time during the event.
1.3-If a car exceeds the limits of dimensions after a race, the driver may be disqualified for that race.
2.-Body:
2.1-The body must be a closed body, commercially available type GT or Sedan. (An exception is allowed Ipanema body used in the
Championship 2010)
2.2-The body must be cut on the manufacturer's trim line.
2.3-Front side windows may be cut out. (If sedan, ie
4-door only will be able to cut only the front side windows)
2.4-A circular hole (constant radius) not greater in
100mm diameter may be cut, between the front windshield and roof for fuel tank opening.
2.5-Rear windshield may be totally cut out.
2.6-A circular hole not greater than 35mm may be cut for glow plug access.
2.7-A circular hole not greater than 10mm may be cut for antenna exit.
2.8-Rear wing must be attached to the body and not the
chassis.
2.8.1- Rear wing cannot be higher than highest point of roof line.
2.9-No other parts may be added to the body to give cooling, aerodynamic or change the original dimension of the body.
2.10-The cylinder head will not protrude from the body.
2.11-Car tires must not protrude from the body as seen from above
3.-Chassis:
3.1-Kick up or flat chassis allowed.
4.- Engine:
4.1-.21 ci engine (3.5cc) to .28 ci (4.6cc) allowed.
4.2-Engine must be single-cylinder, two stroke,
normally aspirated, air-cooled, with glow plug ignition,
using Standard or Turbo (conical) glow plugs.
4.3-Not allowed forced extraction systems, liquid cooling or carburetor pressurization systems (other
than via the exhaust pressure applied directly to
the tank of the vehicle).
4.4-Any carburetor can be used.
4.5-Except for bearings, the use of ceramic material for
any part of the engine is not allowed.
4.6.-Induction Noise Silencer Box (INS Box) required.
5.- Transmission:
5.1 A maximum of 2 speed transmission may be used.
6.- Electronics not allowed:
6.1-D-Box or Drift Box not allowed.
6.2-Electronic gyroscopes not allowed.
6.3-Active telemetry use during race not allowed.
7.-Brakes:
7.1-Brakes must be on the axis of the transmission.
8.-Differential:
8.1-Standard type of crown and satellites only.
8.2-Central-type differential, Thorsen, TCD and One Way in either are not allowed on either axis.
9.-Clutches:
9.1-Centrifugal clutches using 2, 3, 4, shoes only.
9.2-Coaxial, Push type (Centax) clutches are not allowed.
10. - Fuel Tank:
10.1-Maximum fuel tank capacity including filter and hoses is 150cc.
11. - Muffler Pipe and Manifold:
11.1-A muffler pipe and manifold is required at all times
11.2-Any 2 chamber or more muffler pipe and manifold to .21 or .28 engines will be allowed.
12. -Tires and Rims:
12.1-Only the use of rubber tires and rims that have been manufactured specifically for GT and or Rally Game 1/8 or 1/7 can be used.
12.2-Rubber tires only, both natural and synthetic.
It is expressly forbidden to use foam tires.
12.3-All tires must be black with the exception of
sidewall letters, which can be colored.
12.4-The maximum width of the tire and rim is 45 mm.
12.5-The minimum diameter of the rim is 75mm the maximum is 85mm.
12.6-The minimum diameter of the rim and tire assembly is 85mm the maximum is 110mm.
13. - Fuel:
13.1-Nitro, oil and methanol percentage is open.
13.2-The following additives are strictly prohibited: Hydrazine
(8N2H4), Hydrogen Peroxide, Toluene Propylene Oxide.

CATEGORY GT 1/8 SPORTSMAN:

14.-The GT 1/8 Sportsman Spec Class will follow all General Pro Rules with the following added requirements.
15.- Carburetor Sportsman Spec Class
15.1-Any open engine with a maximum carburetor opening of 7 mm. Restrictor may be used to reduce opening to 7 mm.
15.2-Any engines as found in ready to run cars with functional pull start or roto start can be used without 7 mm carburetor opening restriction.
16.- Driver Eligibility Sportsman Class
16.1-Pro Drivers are not allowed. Pro drivers are defined as drivers that have finished 1st, 2nd or 3rd at any large open GT race or who are fully sponsored.
17.-Spec Tire Sportsman Class
17.1- The race organizer has the option to designate a spec tire.
17.2- The race organizer has the option to designate the number of sets of spec tires that may be used for the race event.
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Old 10-08-2013, 07:11 PM   #51
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Just like last year, you will submit your entries and payments online.

You get 1 pit space and chair with your entry. If you enter 2 classes you will get 2 pit spaces and 2 chairs. If you need extra pit space you can order extra spaces on the entry form.

You will be able to pre order event t-shirts by sizes to insure you are not left out of the size that you want.

We will have all this set up in a few days and we will post the link when it is up and running.
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Old 10-20-2013, 06:17 PM   #52
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Some on road motors for sale if anyone is interested
, tends to get lost in the shuffle in the for sale area

http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...l#post12628530
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Old 10-21-2013, 01:47 PM   #53
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Found these pics on Facebook, thought it might help you undecided few "see" this facility. Its crew, club and race Director "Doug" make the RACES held here so Awesome and is why so many of us travel to go there.
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:44 PM   #54
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Tony, thanks a million for posting all those great photos. The Pan American International 1/8 GT Grand Prix is going to be one of the premiere events for 2014. We look forward to having you and all the great racers from Texas coming to race with us again!
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:48 PM   #55
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Online Registration is now open for the Pan American International 1/8 GT Grand Prix. Click on PA Int'l 1/8 GT Grand Prix for online entry, info and details.
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Online Registration is now open for the Pan American International 1/8 GT Grand Prix. Click on PA Int'l 1/8 GT Grand Prix for online entry, info and details.
Wow! Racers have already started to enter!

Congratulations to Courtney Townend who is the 1st entry for the Pan American International 1/8 GT Grand Prix. We will come up with some kind of prize or surprise for you Courtney!

Already we have entries from New York, Texas, Florida, New Jersey and Brazil. You can see a list of the drivers entered and class by following the PA Int'l 1/8 GT Grand Prix link.

Keep those entries coming!
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Thanks Doug, this Event is the one I look forward to the most. Last year was great and it will only get better as more racers are planning to make the trip. Looking forward to see old friends and new. Let's get it on!!!!!
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Wow! Racers have already started to enter!

Congratulations to Courtney Townend who is the 1st entry for the Pan American International 1/8 GT Grand Prix. We will come up with some kind of prize or surprise for you Courtney!

Already we have entries from New York, Texas, Florida, New Jersey and Brazil. You can see a list of the drivers entered and class by following the PA Int'l 1/8 GT Grand Prix link.

Keep those entries coming!
I signed up all ready...
Hopefully i get my cake friday lol
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Very tempted to head down from Atlanta but.. can you provide more info about how such an event works.. I'm familiar with off road racing but never raced on road so I would go for Sportsman class : Been 'playing' on an abandoned () track here in Atl with a DM-1 setup with my 1 season old off road werks B6 (have B5 and fresh B6 too)
Questions :
How long are the mains and the qual ? qual points or rocket round ? How long are the mains ? A ? B ? How many per main ? Any bumps ? Easy to find "volunteer" pit help ? Limit to nitro% ?
Finally, there is mention about a spec tire and number of set for Sportman. Any decision about that ?

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Very tempted to head down from Atlanta but.. can you provide more info about how such an event works.. I'm familiar with off road racing but never raced on road so I would go for Sportsman class : Been 'playing' on an abandoned () track here in Atl with a DM-1 setup with my 1 season old off road werks B6 (have B5 and fresh B6 too)
Questions :
How long are the mains and the qual ? qual points or rocket round ? How long are the mains ? A ? B ? How many per main ? Any bumps ? Easy to find "volunteer" pit help ? Limit to nitro% ?
Finally, there is mention about a spec tire and number of set for Sportman. Any decision about that ?

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Hope you can come race with us.

Lower mains are scheduled for 20 minutes, Semi half finals are 30 minutes, Grand Final 60 minutes. Qualifiers will be 5 to 7 minutes depending on the amount of entries.

Rocket round qualifying.

3 bump ups from finals.

You will need to make friends to help you with fueling and pitting your car. The GT racers are great people so you should not have a problem getting help but of course you must offer help in return.

Nitro % is open,

There will not be a spec tire or limit to the number of sets at this event.

Make your plans to attend and enter the Sportsman class. You will have a great time with a fantastic group of people and learn so much in a short period of time!
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