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Old 10-21-2021, 02:52 AM
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I have a question for all those who have been to major and international RC races. Where does the term "it's in the books" or something like that come from? (And how is it really called correctly?).
I read it from time to time in some race reports, but I can't find anything about it in an internet search engine from 1:1 racing, nor anything in any wiki entries.
Is it a metaphor, a saying...? I just can't find anything.

I am grateful for any help
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Old 10-21-2021, 03:47 AM
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Old 10-21-2021, 03:49 AM
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Thank you, unfortunately I have not found such a reference / explanation.
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Old 10-21-2021, 06:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Elektroman99 View Post
I have a question for all those who have been to major and international RC races. Where does the term "it's in the books" or something like that come from? (And how is it really called correctly?).
I read it from time to time in some race reports, but I can't find anything about it in an internet search engine from 1:1 racing, nor anything in any wiki entries.
Is it a metaphor, a saying...? I just can't find anything.

I am grateful for any help
Someone read Elliot Boots' post on FB about REDS GP it seems haha.
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its in the books is a term used when a race is complete.so its in the books is there a book maybe..
or can be a reference to the rules. they are in the book
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Originally Posted by Elektroman99 View Post
I have a question for all those who have been to major and international RC races. Where does the term "it's in the books" or something like that come from? (And how is it really called correctly?).
I read it from time to time in some race reports, but I can't find anything about it in an internet search engine from 1:1 racing, nor anything in any wiki entries.
Is it a metaphor, a saying...? I just can't find anything.

I am grateful for any help
My grass track race from last March "in the books". It's pretty much a catch all phrase from back in the days when records of races and many other events were maintained manually with pen and paper. Or in my case, pencil and paper. "In the books" additionally means it is an official record. I still use it as a back-up to my desktop spreadsheet. Fun question. Hope this helps you visualize it. Cheers. 'AC'


race record manually recorded, e.g. "in the books"

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