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Old 05-31-2017, 11:09 PM
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... What's the current transponder of choice (if there is a choice)? ...
You can get an MRT clone of your AMBrc transponder at a very reasonable price, even lower now with fall of the British pound. The MRT clone works everywhere that the AMBrc transponder works, like the current AMB "hybrid" transponder but much cheaper. The MRT allows replacement of the power wire if it breaks or you need a longer one. The cloning process does involve sending in your AMBrc transponder, so wait until the outdoor season is over.
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Old 06-03-2017, 01:09 AM
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What time is everyone meeting at SEATAC tomorrow?
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What is the preferred 'or' recommended F1 tire?
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What is the preferred 'or' recommended F1 tire?
The go to tire setup has been tamiya f104 kit(51399) fronts with tcs (same as shimizu 572 & crc rt1) rears. When mounting the tires use the foam wheels for the rear tires and the rubber wheels for the front. The tamiya branded foam wheels are better than most of the others in their price range.

There are other tires setups that work in varying conditions but the setup above is stable and quick.
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Old 06-04-2017, 08:39 PM
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While I expected a post-Reedy lull, and indeed we were missing most of the guys who traveled to Aliso Viejo over Memorial Day weekend, yesterday's racing was full strength and exceeded my expectations. We had 42 entries, with a B main in Scale Spec. We did a tree removal and trim last week, so the grounds were improved, particularly in Cherry Tree corner and on the back straight--where we have had some troublesome shadows, the view is now more open. I think we will also find that the track stays cleaner.

Writing of Scale Spec reminds me to thank Mike Boyle for his morning efforts to blow and spray the track (we could, were we so inclined, make jokes at Mike's expense about blowing and spraying, but why would we go there?) It's actually a big deal, especially this time of year with the cottonwoods snowing down in big fluffy drifts. It was no easy task. So, thanks to Mike--once you get past the deranged, ear-bleed paddock chatter, he's a really a big, cuddly community-oriented guy. He also put on his Gimp suit (he keeps a Gimp suit in his trunk) and dominated Scale Spec. The rest of the field begged for mercy, but he offered none. After two straight victory dashes for Jesse, he had to settle for second, and Mark took third driving a FWD car with a proper top heavy hot hatch lid.

Modified Touring was light in numbers, but it wasn't light in speed. Korey rallied to our cause and made it to the track for the full day of festivity. Last weekend Korey made the A in Mod at Reedy, claiming 7th overall against a superb stacked field. No surprise then that he took the TQ and win yesterday. Behind Korey, Sam and Stuart battled for second. Sam was the better qualifier, though only just, but Stuart got past and rolled in to take the runner-up behind Harbuckle in the main. Sam put on all kinds of pressure, but Stuart did not yield.

Formula Un, pronounced with the appropriate French nasal Un!, was a full heat. Y'know, it must be said that the F1 crew is nothing if not committed and loyal. Thanks to all of you for continuing to show up. I think our outdoor track is the best possible venue for your cars, and I hope you are enjoying them. Mark T. was in attendance, running I think two of what must be something like 40 of his cars he keeps at home? Anyway, he won, as is the usual when he shows.

Stock Touring was the Sam show all day long. He was TQ and didn't flinch come main time, with a win from tone to tone. Behind, it looked like Ryan might bring some heat, but he was sidelined in the first half by a detached fan unit. The best race for position was between George and Ron. For Ron it was his first time out to Seatac, and he enjoyed it.

Modified 1/12th added a driver. Jeff Glossip threw down and has begun the sorting-out process. He looked racey at times, so I am confident he is on the right track and can put together a good car given some modest effort. Stuart won again, and his pursuit of the fastest car of the day prize inched closer to reality. While he is in the hunt against the Mod TC guys, I will say it's a hard ask, but he is determined to make it happen. Given the challenges in this pollen and cottonwood season, he's doing well to make it close. As the track grips up later in the summer, I think he will be able to get it done.

We're back in two weeks. So far, so good this season. While we've had a rain delay, we have not lost a race day. And the good weather is still ahead of us!

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Old 06-04-2017, 09:48 PM
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I gave it the ol' "College Try", but an old fashioned ass-whoopin' is a good thing every now and then . Without guys like Mike showing up, how would we ever know where we really stack up? Mike's the benchmark, and now I have a laundry-list of crap to work on!

This track is so bitchin'. I had an awesome time bench racing in the pits, and the racing on track was amazing as always. Thanks to everyone involved that make these Saturdays so good!
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Was fun for sure. Gearing and timing for the infield is where it was at on saturday. Experimented a little with gearing and timing it taller for a little more speed, but the infield held it all back. All about that power band...and corner speed

Best comment of the day happened in the main. "Mike's coming up on Jerry, wonder if he'll give him room to get by. Oh he did! Maybe Jerry can give Stuart a ride home tonight."
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Tangential to this thread, I just noticed that the ROAR website can now handle renewals, using PayPal. Renew on Thursday, have immediate "temporary card", and have a real card on Monday.

There is still a lot not to like about ROAR, but at least they've made renewals nicer.

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Was out at the track today and burned a few packs for practice. Blew off the track and it was in great shape for temp and traction. Nice to have a place to practice.


Downside was that someone before I got there used paper/plastic plates for markers on the track and the wind had blown them all over the place.


Gotta clean up or the parks dept. will be on our asses, and it's the right thing to do.
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Originally Posted by boylrmakr View Post
Downside was that someone before I got there used paper/plastic plates for markers on the track and the wind had blown them all over the place.


Gotta clean up or the parks dept. will be on our asses, and it's the right thing to do.
You kinda gotta wonder what that person was thinking. The club designed the track to have highly visible islands. Putting down paper plates, would do nothing to obstruct mistakes and besides, its practice. Who cares if your practicing with a buddy and someone corner cuts by a bobble. I am missing something as to what that person was thinking by putting down the paper plates?
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Maybe the paper plates actually blew onto the track from someone's picnic and appeared to be placed... then continued to blow all over the place. Were they platter size or round?
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Old 06-06-2017, 09:19 AM
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They were little round ones (not big enough for your picnic dish ), and a lot of them were still in place. No biggie though, they've been cleaned up so, I just wanted to remind everyone about clean up after they use our nice facility.
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Probably a cake only party if they were that size...
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Probably a cake only party if they were that size...
Nah, I licked all of 'em, and no cake. Did have a funny taste though. You don't suppose they were serving up a big pile of BS do yah? I'm going down there again today, maybe I give them a re-taste.
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There was a lot of BS in the pits on Saturday, wouldn't surprise me.


Speaking of, wasn't Franko wandering the grounds on race day?


Just kidding Franko, we love ya... kinda.
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