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Old 06-16-2005, 04:09 AM
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Originally Posted by A-Ko
oops I mean

Last year I think they had 1 sliver can handout for GT2. If you ran GT1 last year you could buy 2 bushing rebuildable 23t mods.

Tires usually B (good luck) or B3s. If the track is really cool usually pre-9am "As" can work. Inserts for GT2 are probably different than what GT1 is. I would guess med to med hard... depending on the time of day.
Thanks. I will start looking for the B and B3's.
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I think last year in GT2 they allowed you to purchase up to 3 silver can motors (Mini was the only class with a free handout motor; we didn't get them until Saturday morning and we had to turn them in Saturday night). You HAD to qualify and run your Main/s with a purchased motor. For practice, you can use your own silver cans- that way you can save your race motors.

As far as tires go, I saw guys running Tamiya blue inserts in the back & blacks in the front, or HPI Orange rear and HPI Green front. Like Jeff said, A's can work well if you have an early morning or late evening heat or Main and it's cool.

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Old 06-20-2005, 05:45 PM
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Last year you could buy two johnsons..total cost $30. No lathes no springs no brushes. That was about the cheapest part of the whole budget. Oh yea the entry fee was cheaper .


New finals info is posted. http://tamiyausa.com/articles/featur...article-id=117

Just need to know what motors and if there will be a spec tire. Bring on the B2's
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"F-1 class announcement:
The F-1 class has been eliminated from Tamiya World Competition and therefore the winning driver will run GT-1 or GT-2 at the Tamiya World Championships."


I wonder if this is the death nail for F1?

I do like the controlled practice Thursday/Friday thing although it makes it a little more stressfull in getting all the testing in. I think the past few years with Friday's controlled practice it was painfully slow, like 3 or 4 rounds.

I just hope they control the sessions better. It is easy to loop a 5 minute clock and have it play all day. With announcing of each heat and kicking off the drivers on the stand who like to run for 10 or more minutes. Although I would like a 6 minute clock that way it give you a full run and you can use the 30 sec to wind down 1 race and 30 sec to wind back into another... FM?

Then Tamiya does not have to send a babysitter all day. Just let the 10 guys waiting give the 5 min guys some guff to get off the stand.

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Old 06-21-2005, 12:35 PM
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OH-yeah-I like the idea of track being closed early in the week. Definately going to save me a lot of money. I ordered some B3's yesterday. Is the chance of finding NIP B's truly impossible? I dont know where to look to be honest.

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Originally Posted by A-Ko
"F-1 class announcement:
The F-1 class has been eliminated from Tamiya World Competition and therefore the winning driver will run GT-1 or GT-2 at the Tamiya World Championships."


I wonder if this is the death nail for F1?
I hope not...I just recently got an F1 and want to eventually make it out to Cali to run it
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Yeah-I ve got a killer F1 car too-was hoping to race it again next year at the regional and the Nats.

OH-can someone tell me what the most likely motor will be for GT1?

Thanks again,
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Originally Posted by rayhuang
OH-yeah-I like the idea of track being closed early in the week. Definately going to save me a lot of money. I ordered some B3's yesterday. Is the chance of finding NIP B's truly impossible? I dont know where to look to be honest.

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Sometimes Ebay - of which I have not seen in a while.

Othertimes you might get lucky searching a Japanese or Chinese RC site.
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Originally Posted by rayhuang
Yeah-I ve got a killer F1 car too-was hoping to race it again next year at the regional and the Nats.

OH-can someone tell me what the most likely motor will be for GT1?

Thanks again,
Ray "aka newbie" Huang

2003 it was Tamiya Super Stock Type RR Motor (Gun Metal Case)##49288

2004 It was Tamiya Super Stock Type RZ Motor #53697

My guess would be the 2004 motor or a newer 23T, laydown, bushing, locked at 20deg, Tamiya Spec Motor... for GT1.
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Originally Posted by rayhuang
OH-yeah-I like the idea of track being closed early in the week. Definately going to save me a lot of money. I ordered some B3's yesterday. Is the chance of finding NIP B's truly impossible? I dont know where to look to be honest.

Ray
Ray, contact Hibeiki...I read a post where he said he had a ton of them
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Yup... you can start falling in line... there's like 30 other TAOB guys in line to get Bs from Hebiki...
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I thought the B3's worked pretty well at the Regional race a few weeks ago. So you think the Bs are better?
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About .3 tenths better... And this is from experience... so be afraid of Hebiki 'coz by mid race, he'll be lapping the field already... Jas kidding... Honestly... I HAVE NO CLUE...
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The Bs tend to blister easier than the B3s. The B3 is supposed to be a higher temp tire. Traction seemed about the same.
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Old 06-21-2005, 10:47 PM
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The Reedy Race practice format, now that will definatly favor the locals.
With 4, 5min runs, IFMAR starts? you dont have time to change settings or tire/insert combo's. At the Reedy the sessions turned into Qual races.
At least the tires were the same for all, taking them out of the equation.
The local racers can try all the diff tire/insert combos and track temp variants during the open Sat trac days. Will they share this info? Not likely.

Also a little late notice to racers/families that have already made vacation plans to spend the week.
Not being one of the fast guys (yet) the extra days helped in finding progress.
Equal it out in the 2 sedan classes with handout tire sets, 4 for qual and race, Tamiya tires seem to be in short supply anyway, but then what about F1 and Mini?

Just my $1000. worth. (race cost for me and my son inc travel from Seattle)
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