R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > North American Regional Forums > Ohio Racing

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread
Old 09-12-2013, 02:03 PM   #1
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,287
Trader Rating: 19 (100%+)
Default Sparks Park Rc Raceway

Newly remodeled and bigger indoor off road electric racing venue. Check out the new website for more info and check the calendar for racing dates!!!

www.sparksparkrcraceway.com
__________________
www.crcrc.com
www.oeoss.com
nitro0619 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2013, 08:52 PM   #2
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 79
Trader Rating: 19 (100%+)
Default

Trophy race coming up next Saturday, track was in great shape today for club racing with tons of traction and a really fun layout. Come out and have some fun next weekend.

Glenn has done a good job of turning the place around since he has owned it.

Between The Loft and Sparks, it should be a fun winter for those around Columbus.

Last edited by ONE1FIVE; 09-16-2013 at 02:19 PM.
ONE1FIVE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2014, 01:02 PM   #3
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 158
Default Traction

Sparks Park is more of a novice or basher track the traction is only good in practice but fades away quickly to no bite at all for qualifying and mains, for mid motor not a place me. The loft or the factory has the traction to support what racers are looking for plus the tracks are more 10th scale friendly.
rracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2014, 05:51 AM   #4
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 158
Default traction

Sorry sparks i went to your track again and the traction was awesome and the racing was good i could run my mid motor car and it was dialed, had a great time top notch place.
rracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2014, 11:19 AM   #5
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 275
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rracer View Post
Sparks Park is more of a novice or basher track the traction is only good in practice but fades away quickly to no bite at all for qualifying and mains, for mid motor not a place me. The loft or the factory has the traction to support what racers are looking for plus the tracks are more 10th scale friendly.
This post could not be more wrong. Maybe you need to learn some throttle control...
james633 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2014, 07:16 AM   #6
Suspended
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,450
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

off road racing isn't on road racing. some of us like to slip and slide and use throttle/brake control. it levels the playing field. and the same tire that worked the day before may not work today. that's the fun part of it. you never know....
mtpocketsracing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2014, 04:47 PM   #7
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Twinsburg, Ohio
Posts: 153
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Default

This forum page is rarely visited I see, but I'll just re-enforce that Sparks RC Park is one of the nicest indoor rc facilities i've ever been to in my 24 years of racing.

The past two years they've been involved with hosting the WRL point series, that is a columbus area point series. Each race is limited to to 200 entries, as at several points last year we were 250+ entries. It has housed some of the best competition you can expect to find. I highly recommend that if you haven't checked out Sparks yet, you're missing out.
icameron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2015, 04:45 PM   #8
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 67
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

Sparks is great, Glenn has put a ton of time into it from when it was EN hobbies, its come along way! Definitely worth checking out.
briarcliff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2015, 05:02 PM   #9
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 27
Default

Admittedly I don't have much to compare it to, however I have to say I'm extremely pleased and very impressed with Sparks. Nice pit areas, lots of room and a challenging track to master. I have not raced their yet, but two friends and I (all over 40) have gone weekly for the Wed-Thur open practice nights. Being new to SCT (not RC), I have some driving skills to hone before even thinking about racing competitively, but I do plan on it when that time comes.

Some of the most fun I've had in a long time. I look forward to practice nights every week. I would highly recommend it to anyone to check out.
Sir_CrashAlot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2015, 10:50 AM   #10
Tech Addict
 
ohiostatechamp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 701
Trader Rating: 48 (100%+)
Default

Could someone recommend a tire for 2wd buggy?
__________________
Team Durango, Viper R/C Solutions, Trakpower,
Maxy fuel, Panther Tires, DE Racing, B-Fast
ohiostatechamp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2015, 11:16 AM   #11
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Dublin, Ohio
Posts: 1,095
Trader Rating: 15 (100%+)
Default

MC electrons.
Clay Chainlinks.
__________________
Website: http://michaelsasher.com
masher81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2015, 04:13 AM   #12
Tech Regular
 
Braxamus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 469
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

What would be a good tire for a T5M going to be running mod. Also I am going to be running the SMC ESC and 8.5 motor as far as the tranny goes what would be best to go with 3-gear or 4-gear.
__________________
Team Raw Speed
Associated SC5M / B6 Club Racer
Hobbywing 120A ESC / 8.5T Motor / SMC 4400 shorty Batteries

Last edited by Braxamus; 08-24-2015 at 05:06 AM.
Braxamus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2015, 03:44 AM   #13
Tech Regular
 
Braxamus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 469
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

wow this area of the forum does not seem to be very busy
__________________
Team Raw Speed
Associated SC5M / B6 Club Racer
Hobbywing 120A ESC / 8.5T Motor / SMC 4400 shorty Batteries
Braxamus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2015, 10:30 AM   #14
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Mars, PA
Posts: 1,027
Trader Rating: 75 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Braxamus View Post
What would be a good tire for a T5M going to be running mod. Also I am going to be running the SMC ESC and 8.5 motor as far as the tranny goes what would be best to go with 3-gear or 4-gear.
For Sparks Clay Electrons, Gold or Silver DirtWebs (if they ever come off back-order from JConcepts) and Clay Chainlinks. Although the Chainlinks work better after they've been sanded down a bit.

A lot of people on the forums are saying the 3-gear transmission in the T5M is the hot set-up. I didn't like the 3-gear in my B5M so I put it in my T5M but haven't run it yet.
__________________
Associated (2x)B6D, B64D, T5M, SC5M
TLR 22-4 2.0, SCTE 3.0
Mugen Seiki MBX7R Eco, MBX7R Nitro, MBX7T Eco, MBX7TR Nitro
XRAY 17 XB4
Yokomo YZ-2 CA
Wease is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2015, 03:46 PM   #15
Tech Adept
 
jmooney13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 128
Trader Rating: 17 (100%+)
Default

Keeping this section alive! I run here quite often. Always have a good time and Sparks runs a great program. Nov 7th is the next big points race!
__________________
Durango DEX8 ~ DEX410v4
G planesElectrostik
Hubsan X4 ~ Dromida QCopter
F-27C Stryker
Eflite Splendor Carbon Z
jmooney13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 07:43 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net