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Old 08-16-2016, 09:48 PM
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TCS Speed Week is upon us. As stated in the Driver’s Manual and Official Schedule, the Tamiya Track will be open for practice on Thursday and Friday from 8:00am to 5:00 pm.
RC Scoring Pro has been the software we have been using since 2004. They are about to release their all new scoring software, RC Scoring Pro 2! The new software is not quite ready for the TCS Finals to be used to run the race, but we will be using it for practice on Thursday and Friday. You will be able to track your practice runs throughout both days. Just make sure we have the correct transponder for you.
It will be easy for you to check your times. Simply go to http://rcscoringpro.com/ Click the ALL TRACKS tab. Scroll until you see the famous TAMIYA logo. From there you will be able to see your runs, you average times, and your fastest time. Best of all you can do all of this on your mobile device. There is no need to look at print outs or come to the Timing and Scoring Computer to see your times.
You can check out the previous race run at the Tamiya track to get a feel for what the website looks like.
You will be able to track the race on Saturday and Sunday online on LiveRC http://www.liverc.com/ Just go to the “LIVE” tab. Click on “View Live Broadcast” and select the Tamiya USA track on the right where you see “tracks”.
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good luck to everyone this weekend

someday, i'll make it out for this race
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Big thank you to Fred Medel and the Tamiya staff for another great TCS Nationals and to Max and the "locals" track crew for providing excellent grip over the four days, even when track temps hit the 140F range. Program went smooth, saw some and participated in some great battles and program ended Sunday by 5:00 pm. Excellent race weekend.

Also want to thank my team mates Bill Jeric, Tyree Phillips and Steven Jackson for making these last four days fun and entertaining. Congratulations to Bill for his 2016 Formula 1 TCS National Championship and Tyree taking the win in Pro Spec GT !

Congrats got out to the other trip winners Tim Valles in GT-1 (now a 2 time National Champ), Toby Zhang in GT-2 and Jason Smith in Mini. Have fun along with Bill in Japan and enjoy your reward for your hard work. Congrats also to a good friend Alex Tomolosoff for his win in GT-3. Welcome to GT-2 Alex.

Looking forward to the 2017 season and glad to hear 702 Raceway in Las Vegas and their indoor carpet track will be added to the schedule. What a great location fro a ROAD TRIP !

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Another GREAT TCS nationals in the books. Fun weekend as usual. Good to see new faces participating. Good to see Past Champs participating.

Thanks to the Tamiya Crew for another awesome event with GoodGrip on track, EXCELLENT Awards/Prizes as well as keeping the TCS Series going through the year...

Looking forward to next TamiyaChapionshipSeries season and being able to play with my toy-cars on such a nice race course that TAMIYA provides for TCS and other Race Events..

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Anyone have any Videos available yet???
Congrats to Everyone!!!
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Anyone have abreakdown of what cars were in the top 3 of gt2/gt1 at Nats? Bodies? I am going to build a TCS specific cars for next season. Also can you run 2 classes at regional events? I realize only 1 for Nats. Any help is appreciated!
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Originally Posted by KA2AEV
Anyone have any Videos available yet???
Congrats to Everyone!!!
I recorded all the A mains for GT2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auN-dArOEzI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GY1jzsn3-uk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xyZGZ7sM_k
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Originally Posted by racenut123
Anyone have abreakdown of what cars were in the top 3 of gt2/gt1 at Nats? Bodies? I am going to build a TCS specific cars for next season. Also can you run 2 classes at regional events? I realize only 1 for Nats. Any help is appreciated!
It was a BRZ fest except for my lone SC430 LW. Like we sad before, do not stress over which body to use. Most of the bodies based on racing cars from Tamiya will work well with chassis tuning. Yes each body will have it's strengths and weaknesses but nothing some tuning and getting used to can't solve.

Have fun racing TCS. It is a great racing series.
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Congrats Toby!!! 2016 GT2 national champ!!

Top 3 cars were TA05 and the TA07's behind it. There were at least 3 total TA05's if I recall correctly and the rest were 07's in the A main. Two Lexus, two NSX GT's, and the rest were BRZ's.

Thank you Tamiya crew, and a special thanks to Toby, Maxepower, and M. Allen for the past few weekends of speed training leading up to the finals!!
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Originally Posted by racenut123
Anyone have abreakdown of what cars were in the top 3 of gt2/gt1 at Nats? Bodies? I am going to build a TCS specific cars for next season. Also can you run 2 classes at regional events? I realize only 1 for Nats. Any help is appreciated!
At regional races you are allowed to run three classes. I'm not sure that the limit on number of classes is different at Nats, but you are only allowed to run a single "trip" class (more complicated for past champs).
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Here are the videos for F1 A-Mains

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4MyGC2RFrw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iA9xeL2U3Mw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1q9JE3PzhE
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Thumbs up Congrats Toby!

Congrats Toby! your car seems to handle well.
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Thumbs up Congrats Bill!

Congrats Bill! have fun in Japan
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Cool The North American Finals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Originally Posted by greenpea76
Congrats Toby!!! 2016 GT2 national champ!!

Top 3 cars were TA05 and the TA07's behind it. There were at least 3 total TA05's if I recall correctly and the rest were 07's in the A main. Two Lexus, two NSX GT's, and the rest were BRZ's.

Thank you Tamiya crew, and a special thanks to Toby, Maxepower, and M. Allen for the past few weekends of speed training leading up to the finals!!
Congrats to Toby this was your year!
The 07's just came out and already these chassis were blazing fast
I believe the 07 is faster than the 05 as long as Tamiya continues to support the chassis for years to come.
The finals this past week the 07 was 2 tenths quicker than the 05 in both low and high grip conditions. I have both the blue Edition and the Gold Edition 05 and will retire them both from racing. I do this reluctantly because of the years of racing I've won and lost competing with full race composite chassis of all brands and showing how well this car can perform.
Yes, an 05 won the National championship but only because of reasons I can't get into, the 07 was the clearly the chassis to beat in GT-2!
Thanks for all the help and incourageing words from Matt, Walter and Toby to help me get to 3rd place qualifier but I let myself down in the mains! Well, there is always next year!
Oh, and good luck to all the winners including Bill, Jason, Toby and of coarse my son Timmy! This is his second go round in Japan, all I can say is start saving your money dude!
Thanks to all the Tamiya staff in providing a great venue and atmosphere including Cortney Day at Tamiya and last great job to our Race Director Fred Medal.
Just my 2$

Just my 2$
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Originally Posted by maxepower
Congrats to Toby this was your year!
The 07's just came out and already these chassis were blazing fast
I believe the 07 is faster than the 05 as long as Tamiya continues to support the chassis for years to come.
The finals this past week the 07 was 2 tenths quicker than the 05 in both low and high grip conditions. I have both the blue Edition and the Gold Edition 05 and will retire them both from racing. I do this reluctantly because of the years of racing I've won and lost competing with full race composite chassis of all brands and showing how well this car can perform.
Yes, an 05 won the National championship but only because of reasons I can't get into, the 07 was the clearly the chassis to beat in GT-2!
Thanks for all the help and incourageing words from Matt, Walter and Toby to help me get to 3rd place qualifier but I let myself down in the mains! Well, there is always next year!
Oh, and good luck to all the winners including Bill, Jason, Toby and of coarse my son Timmy! This is his second go round in Japan, all I can say is start saving your money dude!
Thanks to all the Tamiya staff in providing a great venue and atmosphere including Cortney Day at Tamiya and last great job to our Race Director Fred Medal.
Just my 2$

Just my 2$
Thanks Max!

TA07 is definietly the chassis to use for Tamiya America. The only way for me to achieve fast pace with TA05v2 is to make it twitchy and hard to drive, which I suffered a great deal from this weekend. I had to use the very hard carbon reinforced chassis that is not ideal for the bumpy track even though the traction was very good. TA07 seemed to be able to achieve pace while being still forgiving and easier to drive. And yes I definitely was lucky this year.

Next year I'm up for hire as pit mechanics if you are interested Max
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