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Old 07-23-2016, 09:09 PM
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Had a good time. Definitely need the track rail. Lots of car out of the park. Good grip the no pipes thing was different but that is what it is.
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Old 07-24-2016, 09:42 AM
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A very nice second outing at the Seatac R/C Raceway saw an even 50 entries, a shakedown of a new layout, a test of corner-defense discs, and the delightful peals of young laughter from the stand.

First, the track looks even better with the infields painted. Thatís done. Next time out, racers can expect the perimeter hoop to be installed, so weíll have track containment dialed in. I must call out Mike Crosier for his help on this. He has procured the steel; cut, slugged, and drilled the pipe sections; and will be delivering it to the galvanizer next week. Mike led construction of the Fantasy World bus several years ago, and he shows again that he is happy to donate his time, energy, and skills to support racing in the northwest. Thank you Mike! Alex will bend the corners, and I will complete the installation. Itís going to be really nice when itís done and will see through the track concept to reality. This time next year, when the grass is grown in, the minor problem of off-tracked cars bringing gravel onto the pad will be completely solved. There will be fewer cars off track; thatís solved immediately by the hoop. With the grass, neither cars nor their marshals will be bringing debris with them when they are placed back on the track.

We ran the full 3 quals and a main program, with 2 out of 3 quals setting the grid, saving a single bump spot from the Bs. Qual points is the way outdoors, as the track changes throughout the day, and every round matters. One thing I will not be looking to ďsolve,Ē now or ever, is the play of sun and shadow across the track surface through the day. Thatís part of the beautiful challenge of outdoor racing, and itís the point to our gloriously sophisticated touring cars that they can master the variable conditions and deliver the power to the track.

The racing itself was fantastic throughout the day. As a rule drivers minded the track limits and drove with their heads on straight. We donít have pipes, so drivers have to be mindful of what theyíre doing. There are accidents on every track, but I can say for dead certain that weíre breaking fewer parts out there with our softer design. Going forward, and as people go out to practice on days off, ďfour tires on the greenĒ will draw a stop-and-go that ends your chances. A distinction will be made between evasive action that sends a car onto the infield (thatís the point to our design after all), but forcing the issue only to back out at the last minute to avoid a crash while still maintaining your position is not the same thing. I issued one early, it was painful for the racer, but it set the tone.

One final thing: the peals of laughter from the stand as Mattís daughter mowed through a row of cones set everything else to right. It was marvelous. We will always find and make time for young racers in our program, no matter their overall ambition for the sport. If for no other reason than their dads get their race day ticket punched at home if they take the kid, children are welcome at the Seattle RC Racers events now and always.

Next time out weíre doing a double-header. Thatís right, itís not a two-day race, itís two race days back to back: August 13 and 14.

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Old 07-24-2016, 12:20 PM
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Some Race Videos from our 2nd Club race at the Seatac Onroad track - July 23 2016

( sorry, I didn't rig up the camera sooner, so its only the Mod, Stock, F1 and Novice A mains )

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...rF8SnfaZG0c_84

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Old 07-25-2016, 07:51 PM
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Default SUMMER SIZZLER !!! August 13-14

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Going to SeaTac for laps Thursday 7/28.about 1030 am.
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Originally Posted by RC GB View Post
Going to SeaTac for laps Thursday 7/28.about 1030 am.
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Old 07-29-2016, 03:36 PM
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Cool SEATAC 17.5 TC GEARING

Does anyone have thoughts on where to start for a final Gear ratio? I was running a 4.1 in the carpet, and like a 3.3 down in battleground. So I was going to start at like a 3.7???

Trying to get Team Lence out to the Summer Sizzle ( - MAX, as he will be out of town )

PS, I am also looking for the perfect R11 setup for both the road and the carpet.

Hope to see you all then.

PS, Will we have any SEATAC love in Sept, or is it just get your game ready for Carpet month?

Also always say your daily thanks to Todd for building Disney Land.

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I ran 3.88 (96 spur 47 pinion) with my r1 v7.

Originally Posted by Lence View Post
Does anyone have thoughts on where to start for a final Gear ratio? I was running a 4.1 in the carpet, and like a 3.3 down in battleground. So I was going to start at like a 3.7???

Trying to get Team Lence out to the Summer Sizzle ( - MAX, as he will be out of town )

PS, I am also looking for the perfect R11 setup for both the road and the carpet.

Hope to see you all then.

PS, Will we have any SEATAC love in Sept, or is it just get your game ready for Carpet month?

Also always say your daily thanks to Todd for building Disney Land.

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Originally Posted by malkiy View Post
I ran 3.88 (96 spur 47 pinion) with my r1 v7.
How did you have your V7 timed? I was sitting 3.76 with my R1 V11 at 55 degrees.
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Originally Posted by JPG333 View Post
How did you have your V7 timed? I was sitting 3.76 with my R1 V11 at 55 degrees.
I dont have a motolyser anymore so not sure what the total timing is. It's 22 degrees on the can.

Surprised you're geard 1-2 teeth higher than I am. Your car looked like it had a lot more rip out of the cornered. Overall your car looked faster than mine.
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Is this open to public to practice? or theirs an entrance fee to drive around?
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Originally Posted by gkaiser View Post
Is this open to public to practice? or theirs an entrance fee to drive around?
It's a public track. You're free to practice anytime there isn't a race. Races are on the weekends. Next scheduled race will be Aug 13-14.
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