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Old 08-01-2006, 09:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Hebiki
steve it should be real fun. i had lots of fun racing against you up in seattle! btw..when do you guys arrive?

so who's keeping a countdown?!?!?! how many days left?
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Bruce and I will be there for practice on Thursday and Friday 8/17 & 8/18.
The 18 wheeler Transport Trucks left from the East Coast today to get their in CA by race time for the Hickman Bros. "Staging Area"
I am looking forward to race with you and Kevin and Serle Vander Hinkley in GT2, Mr. Hinkley has been practicing every Sat @ Tamiya for months to get ready for this race!!! He has a very wide car and will be very difficult to pass!! and he got major Horsepower!!
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Old 08-01-2006, 10:15 PM
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People at the Tamiya track are already playing with dry ice methods for before and after runs. Its pretty cool trick, but seems to work well. Fred said he is going to decide this weekend if it will be legal to do.
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If I remember I think a few years ago that issue came up and they did not allow it. Mostly due to safety because people would leave dryice on their motors and spec-taters or marshals could pick them up and get burned.

I am looking forward to seeing what happens in GT2 and mini. It will remove any advantage the locals have. . . unless my setup really sucks stinkbugs. . .

Countdown... well.. 9 days till I arrive. . .

oh and Fred is doing a fine fine job... someone has to poke fun at him. . .
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Hi Guys,

Just want to post a quick note that we will be Open on August 12th Saturday (the weekend before TCS Nationals) in case anyone of you wants to stop it for last minute parts/bodies/tires for TCS. Also those of you that are coming from out of town, we can deliver what you need to the hotel you're staying at, and it takes one day to get there (meaning, order today, UPS deliver tomorrow)

Lastly, let me know if you guys want us to stay open later on the Thursday before the Nationals. We did it last year until around 10-11pm, it was nice for me to see a lot of the out of town folks (finally be able to put a face to the name). Let me know guys

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For me the GT2 rules are perfect, Ihave always thought that the GT classes were too close to each other. I think you will see better racing. I had more fun running GT3 at scottys this year than ever before. I still like the speed of GT1, but I think the driving is better with the closed endbell motors. Additionally I didnt have to chase the setup all weekend either
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Originally Posted by A-Ko
If I remember I think a few years ago that issue came up and they did not allow it. Mostly due to safety because people would leave dryice on their motors and spec-taters or marshals could pick them up.
Tastes like chicken too

Good luck to all the TCS National racers...I can't wait to see you all out here gunning for it.

As for past chumps, well...my car is still in pieces with half of them in a bag.
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Old 08-02-2006, 02:48 PM
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Rod you goin to be out during the week or ?? I am assuming Corey and Edgar and I know Mike Allen is going to be out who else?

I'll be in Tuesday for some relaxin in the SoCal sun.
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Hola Dan...I don't think I can swing the whole week off from work. I'll see if I can get a day and an australian lunch or two

In any event, let me know of any shinanigans that are taking place after hours...I'm always up for having a little fun.
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hey Dan....

i am gonna gather as many people as i can... and have a little poker game going. i know Troy is down to go.

Hawaiian Gardens Casino. - Wed. Aug 16th. 8pm
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Originally Posted by SpeedTech
Hi Guys,

Just want to post a quick note that we will be Open on August 12th Saturday (the weekend before TCS Nationals) in case anyone of you wants to stop it for last minute parts/bodies/tires for TCS. Also those of you that are coming from out of town, we can deliver what you need to the hotel you're staying at, and it takes one day to get there (meaning, order today, UPS deliver tomorrow)

Lastly, let me know if you guys want us to stay open later on the Thursday before the Nationals. We did it last year until around 10-11pm, it was nice for me to see a lot of the out of town folks (finally be able to put a face to the name). Let me know guys

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Steve,
Bruce and I will make down to see your new shop on Thursday if you are open late till 10pm. We fly in on Wed 8/16 and will be practicing on 8/17 & 8/18.
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For me the GT2 rules are perfect, Ihave always thought that the GT classes were too close to each other. I think you will see better racing. I had more fun running GT3 at scottys this year than ever before. I still like the speed of GT1, but I think the driving is better with the closed endbell motors. Additionally I didnt have to chase the setup all weekend either
After this year I wish I switched years ago.
My last TCS race my GT3 car never saw Sat practice, my GT2 car did. Tested 1/2 a battery on Sunday it was dialed. This was even outside with no heat in the pavement initially. At Trackside I know I had something for you guys in GT3, I had a voodoo doll disconnect the white wire on my esc causing glitching for the first 2 As. Like you said you really don't have to chase the setup. It comes down to driving and practice. Hopefully my daily practice over the past month will do me some good, so I can setup my layzeboy recliner on the pirate plank of the Tamiya TT driverstand. . .
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Originally Posted by Hebiki

i am gonna gather as many people as i can... and have a little poker game going. i know Troy is down to go.

Hawaiian Gardens Casino. - Wed. Aug 16th. 8pm
No Limit Texas Hold 'Em. $20 buy in. $1 blinds.
Dang, I don't land untill 8:45, and after finding bags and such it will prob be in the 9:30 time frame, I may stop in later to heckle for a bit.
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Originally Posted by A-Ko
After this year I wish I switched years ago.
My last TCS race my GT3 car never saw Sat practice, my GT2 car did. Tested 1/2 a battery on Sunday it was dialed. This was even outside with no heat in the pavement initially. At Trackside I know I had something for you guys in GT3, I had a voodoo doll disconnect the white wire on my esc causing glitching for the first 2 As. Like you said you really don't have to chase the setup. It comes down to driving and practice. Hopefully my daily practice over the past month will do me some good, so I can setup my layzeboy recliner on the pirate plank of the Tamiya TT driverstand. . .
I cant be that razor sharp focused for 5 minutes, I can run about 5 laps pretty quick, and then I have a slow lap and then 5 more fast ones. The other factor is that the chassis arent as expensive for gt3 and no comms to turn, damn near brushless
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hey rod,

has fred decided which motor will be used for the past chumps race?
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