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Old 02-22-2019, 07:24 AM
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Sucks I could not get a motor to any guarantee that any motors would be for sale anyplace so I did not make the 16hour drive on a Hope. Does anyone know what races left will be carpet races?
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Old 02-22-2019, 07:39 AM
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Hi Guys,

looks like the track is opening at 8:00am on Sunday.

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Old 02-22-2019, 09:04 AM
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Originally Posted by snopro31
Sucks I could not get a motor to any guarantee that any motors would be for sale anyplace so I did not make the 16hour drive on a Hope. Does anyone know what races left will be carpet races?
Windy City raceway March 23rd
100x48 black carpet
arlington heights, IL
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Old 02-24-2019, 10:02 PM
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Hobby Plex Omaha........great spot! Well worth the trip for the Nationals.
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Old 02-24-2019, 11:07 PM
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I posted this on the Euro truck thread also:

So the Euros have run at TCS in NJ a couple weeks ago, A, B and C mains, that's a lot of trucks on carpet.
What's the deal?
Go ok no glue?
I talked to the TCS "power that be" tonite that was at this weekends TCS and said he is not going to allow glue on the tread surface cuz he drove the trucks and did not find it necessary.
Said he could only roll it over if he drove it like a touring car and the trucks were stable enough without the extra glue.
So if you raced this week''s or last week's TCS with a Euro truck, how'd it go for you?
I ask cuz I struggled with mine on our black carpet here at TQ RC Raceway and went right to glueing the tread on my truck just like my Formula 1 car and I can drive it like a touring car.
So since the rule will stand after further review, no glue on tread surface, I've got work to do and tires to buy and start the learning curve if I'm gonna do our carpet TCS race in a couple months.
Also, how bout asphalt?
Our TCS race is here next weekend
How bout some input for tarmac?
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P.S. I've had my truck only 2 weeks, carpet only so way behind on what's up with these but I am diggin em and willing to learn and go with the flow.
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Old 02-25-2019, 08:12 AM
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In NJ a couple of weeks ago they ran fine without your on the tread.
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Old 02-25-2019, 01:40 PM
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At Hobbyplex TCS this last weekend there were very few rollovers or bouncing. Most have started to figure out how to keep them smooth and stable. The COE bodies definitely appear less stable but were still good. The new Buggyra was no question more stable and plain look better.

Just like mini, there is a slightly different driving discipline needed for euro trucks compared to a sedan.

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Old 02-25-2019, 01:52 PM
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There is a tcs race at revelations raceway this weekend. Still have not been able to get FT 21.5 reedy motors. what is Tamiya's plan for this. Will there be motors at the race?
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Old 02-25-2019, 02:26 PM
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We had 31 Euro Trucks at the TCS 180 Raceway on black carpet. Everyone was using glue. There is lot of very talented drivers there as some may know. There was no way you could get around the track with out putting some glue on the tread.
The racing field had plenty of sponsored drivers. The class was the largest by far it’s also most likely the least amount of money to run. The top three I believe had two of the older bodies & one of the new. The Euro Truck class would definitely die there without the glue.

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Originally Posted by chef88
We had 31 Euro Trucks at the TCS 180 Raceway on black carpet. Everyone was using glue. There is lot of very talented drivers there as some may know. There was no way you could get around the track with out putting some glue on the tread.
The racing field had plenty of sponsored drivers. The class was the largest by far itís also most likely the least amount of money to run. The top three I believe had two of the older bodies & one of the new. The Euro Truck class would definitely die there without the glue.
Glue on the tread or sidewall? Per current rules, glue on horizontal surfaces is not allowed...
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Old 02-25-2019, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Core Creations

Glue on the tread or sidewall? Per current rules, glue on horizontal surfaces is not allowed...
Horizontal is subject to if the truck rolls onto it's side or stays upright.
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Originally Posted by Troy Carter
Horizontal is subject to if the truck rolls onto it's side or stays upright.
?? Where does it say that?

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Core,
I think he was joking. :-)
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Originally Posted by NutDriver
Core,
I think he was joking. :-)
Ahhhh...good one!
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One of the coolest things (to me) about the Eurotruck class is watching them roll onto their sides, then having the driver turn towards the slide and punch it, bringing the truck back onto its wheels.
When I was at the TCS race in Ohio last year, there was a guy who (almost) had it nailed. There was a quick left-right section and he could get it on two wheels in the left AND the right. Lots of laughter during runs. To me, that's what keeps bringing me back. When it stops being fun, it stops being.
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