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Old 07-27-2017, 10:35 PM
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I just saw what people went through at TZ.... and I just set up my TC6/Exotek and had to add 70ish. Let's face it... no one is seriously sticking to "old school".... I say an even 1400...
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I stand corrected, Todd has informed me team powers will be the spec tc tires for this event, please purchase from the club

Scale spec and f1 I'm still here




Looking forward to the summer sizzler race weekend coming up.
That being said I am taking a poll on who needs tires.
Solaris 32/36 tc tires
Gravity rc scAle spec tires
F1 tires etc.
just don't want to over stock on tires for the last trophy race of the summer.

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Old 07-30-2017, 11:51 PM
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The Seattle RC Racers closed out July with an excellent outing at the Seatac RC Raceway; we were 48 entries strong and had full heats in Stock and Modified TC, Scale Spec, and Formula 1. The layout was a variation on one of last year's Sizzler circuits, in reverse. With dual straights, it seemed like it might be one of our faster options, but it turned out to be a technical trial, albeit one with a nice flow. Dual straights meant two big braking zones, and the pass through the chicane required a soft touch.

I will note it was nice to see Wiley Chow, an old racer from SIR. It has been years since I had seen him. Coming along were a duo from TRCR, Dave and John, taking a break from the clay to have a crack at the outdoor onroad thing. I remember Dave running a few times at SIR, and he is fast still, while John was a new face who promises to bring some nice speed to our track in the park. While he has raced with us from time to time, it has been awhile, so when I saw Patrick roll up, I was happy. He had not brought a car, and was only there to check out the scene, but Scott Heywood had a hookup, and before he knew it, Patrick was entered into Scale Spec and getting his race on. Our lone Novice, Marco, put in four clean runs, and provided he shows with the right set up, this will be the last time he runs the class, as he is clearly a capable driver who belongs in Scale Spec.

A few words are in order about our rules and racing etiquette. We all work hard for our race days, and it's a fair expectation that we follow the rules, both the letter and spirit, when we put a car on track in an organized event. It's also fair to expect that we take our drubbings standing up, without accusing our fellow racers of employing unfair means without evidence to back it up. On the last point, it's true we've been working to lift the venue and program off the ground, and putting together a tech station with scale and meter has been hanging out there, yet to check off. With a little help, I have a scheme to build a durable tech station on the east side of the stand. I'm aiming to have it in place for the Sizzler. That will make it convenient to tech in before races, so if there is a question, a racer has the opportunity to validate his or her equipment with the same tools available to everyone else.

We will all have occasion to feel abused on track, and if we're decent people, we will admit to those times when we've gone for the gap that does not exist and brought another racer's day to an untimely end. As between the two, I've found the second is the more mortifying and harder to forget. There are no particular wise policies to deploy that will ensure everyone gets in a clean race on a given day. Competitive moments have a way of revealing people's tendencies, and those tendencies are seldom perfectly consistent or pretty, even in the best of us. I will say that I admire those who demonstrate patience and restraint, even when they have the superior turn of speed. Perhaps especially when they have it.

The Summer Sizzler is in two weeks: back-to-back race days, each day a complete event on a unique layout, with trophies for the combined results of both days. It will reward racers who can quickly and confidently adapt to conditions and get on with it.

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Old 07-31-2017, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by PutAwayWet View Post
It's not my plan to break out Masters for regular club races; racers with 13.5s have been very much on pace and not rolling road blocks in our modified field.

I will be happy to sort out the 13.5s into a dedicated heat for the first round, but after that, I will let the re-sort have it's effect, whatever that may be.

For both days of the Sizzler, Masters 40+ will be its own class and field.

FWIW, I plan to race Masters at the Sizzler and will have a 13.5/blinky in for this coming Saturday. Rolling out at 4.1-4.2 with a Fantom D4.


I wasn't asking about masters class, it was a 13.5 class, but to be clear
I think you said, if 5 or more 13.5's show up, they will NOT be given their own class, but instead will be put in MOD.
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We ran in mod... it would have been cool just to keep us in the 13.5 group so we didn't have to pull over as much in the main. Great power for that track for sure. Only 1 novice showed up and ran so maybe it's just 1 or more...
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We ran in mod... it would have been cool just to keep us in the 13.5 group so we didn't have to pull over as much in the main. Great power for that track for sure. Only 1 novice showed up and ran so maybe it's just 1 or more...
so.. on pace, and pulling over all at the same time lol.

think I'll buy a F-1 instead of the 13.5 I need to build something anyway.
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Old 07-31-2017, 08:44 PM
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We will be separate for the sizzler... I will pull over for you... maybe. ��
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I am interested in running Scale Spec....anyone know where I can get the Gravity tires locally?
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I am interested in running Scale Spec....anyone know where I can get the Gravity tires locally?
Alex from gripworksrc will be coming down from Canada for the sizzler, and you can buy some from him. https://gripworksrc.com/collections/touring-car-rubber/products/usgt-pre-glued-tires-gt-wheel-white


If you needed to get some before the sizzler, send me a PM, and I might be able to help you out.
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Here is a sample of this year's trophies. I think they look great. Thanks to Jeff Glossip and Tyson Blood for putting them together.

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Old 08-03-2017, 02:04 PM
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Those look great!
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Old 08-03-2017, 02:11 PM
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Do they weigh 40 pounds like a Scotty Ernst trophy?
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I was really hoping for something more like this.....
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Going to be Sunday only for me... . Working an all nighter on Friday and Saturday... Going to be awesome none the less...
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Going to be Sunday only for me... . Working an all nighter on Friday and Saturday... Going to be awesome none the less...
For sure!
On Sunday, like last year, will there be a guy in turn 2 making chain saw art sculptures from ice? P.s. Remember, I'm afraid of clowns, Last year I just about lost it in Q3 when they arrived.

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