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Old 02-23-2017, 12:24 PM
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If you are asking about the Tamiya track in SO CAL, it's only open on Saturday's to people running Tamiya products. There is a small $5 fee charged to cover cost of gas for the generator. Track only open on a Sunday where there is a scheduled race like the Reedy Race of Champions or occasionally a club race that's called Fred Tech. Follow the thread for Fred Tech races on the California thread.
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Old 02-24-2017, 12:51 AM
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Are they still running GT3 class? I was looking at a lot of the TCS venues and they don't have GT3 listed as a class, just goes from GT Spec Novice to GT2.

I'm running a TT02 modified with Type S parts, so GT Pro Spec is out of the question....not too mention having to spend another 90 bucks on a Reedy motor to compete in that class.
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Old 02-24-2017, 12:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Nortran11
Are they still running GT3 class? I was looking at a lot of the TCS venues and they don't have GT3 listed as a class, just goes from GT Spec Novice to GT2.

I'm running a TT02 modified with Type S parts, so GT Pro Spec is out of the question....not too mention having to spend another 90 bucks on a Reedy motor to compete in that class.
GT3 had been dropped
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Old 02-24-2017, 12:58 AM
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dammit.

I haven't raced since the 90's but from what I hear the spec novice class might not offer much of a challenge. The GT2 class seems like a stretch for someone 20 years out of RC racing.
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Old 02-25-2017, 11:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Nortran11
dammit.

I haven't raced since the 90's but from what I hear the spec novice class might not offer much of a challenge. The GT2 class seems like a stretch for someone 20 years out of RC racing.
I think GT2 is going to be just fine since now it is 17.5 for big tracks and 21.5 for small tracks. Actually spec novice cars are a bigger challenge given that people in that class have similar skill level as you. Recently I was helping my girl friend to start in spec novice and have found the car to be more challenging to drive cleanly than my GT2 car.....

I actually do wish Fred would consider a different tire for this class since I do see a few issue so far.

1. The tires do not have sufficient grip given the gearing limit is in the 5.7 range for torque tuned motor. The spec novice cars have very similar straight away speed as GT3 cars using the earlier generation 21.5 at Tamiya. The spec cars are more challenging to drive than a faster GT2 car on B3 tires for me at Tamiya America.

2. The stock tires do not last very well either. So far a set of tire only last two practice days before they deform and become unusable for racing.

I think it is probably for the interest of the class to introduce a low cost longer lasting and slightly better grip tire. I think it is very discouraging for new comers to drive on these tires and might become frustrated before they grow into the hobby.
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Old 02-27-2017, 10:43 AM
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FF-class is officially on the event registry for the ALISO TCS Regional..

If you overlooked it, go back and sign up...bring em out.

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Old 02-27-2017, 07:36 PM
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B3's are steeply priced and not that great IMHO. Try the Type A tires if you can find them. Grip is amazing with them.
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Old 02-27-2017, 09:40 PM
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Originally Posted by djensen623
B3's are steeply priced and not that great IMHO. Try the Type A tires if you can find them. Grip is amazing with them.
Not when track temps are 145 degrees!! No grip. Track at Tamiya in So Cal reaches temps in this range for most of the summer.
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Originally Posted by Leester
Not when track temps are 145 degrees!! No grip. Track at Tamiya in So Cal reaches temps in this range for most of the summer.
I'm going to be heading down there March 26th for TCS. What tires are you guy's using this time of year for GT2?
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Originally Posted by Leester
Not when track temps are 145 degrees!! No grip. Track at Tamiya in So Cal reaches temps in this range for most of the summer.
Type A already show sign of overheating around noon for the Fresno regional where track surface is 90+ F. Even B3 will start to over heat when track is above 130F at Tamiya if you drive hard enough
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Old 02-28-2017, 04:34 PM
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Suggestions for tires and inserts for Mini and Novice would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 03-01-2017, 11:11 AM
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Is the "Super Grip 60D Radial Tire" the appropriate tire for the mini class in Aliso?
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Old 03-01-2017, 11:22 AM
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I believe the TCS rules require a spec tire for the Mini which are premounts.
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Originally Posted by MD
I believe the TCS rules require a spec tire for the Mini which are premounts.
I have never noticed anyone checking tires at the TCS races that I have been at.
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Originally Posted by Rich Panganiban
Is the "Super Grip 60D Radial Tire" the appropriate tire for the mini class in Aliso?
Yes. Part # tam1016
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