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Old 03-19-2007, 07:55 PM
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Just Curious? Who's Mike Thomaz? Seattle Driver?
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Old 03-19-2007, 08:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Leester
Just Curious? Who's Mike Thomaz? Seattle Driver?
nope, he's the canadian that beat Juan.
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Originally Posted by Difuser
At the end of the day Tamiya America is a business. I think part of actions you are seeing is that they did not look at it hard enough in the $$$ sense. For all the frowning face posts and "they better tell us all their plans" posts, that is just shortsighted. TCS is Tamiya's biggest marketing tool for the RC side. This all came down on Friday and with a substantial reduction in staff I think their is a form oc chaos around the office today. I know last night after TCS Fred had commented that he would be going to the office as soon as his flight landed.

Give TA some time and I am sure they will post what the plans for TCS etc is. For those who bought tickets etc. I guess I would be happy that they have not folded the series up and cancelled it. You can always change your flight dates and times.....
Although I did not have the luxury to have inside information at the SIR event where questions were answered. I did have to deal with many conversations about this topic, with little to no information. I don't really care about the details with what happened. I hope some of my Tamiya friends made it through ok and I do care to know what the prognosis for August is? It takes me, especially now, time & $$ to pull together a socal vacation package.

Downsizing sucks, been there a few times.

Although the funny thing you will not hear me say is; "Since the Tamiya track is closing no need for my 415 MRE, looks like I will be selling it soon." Theres dedication for ya. . . (a typical tantrum you hear on threads)

Maybe things get better and TCS Racing will have better opportunities in the near future. If not, I still have my red and blue tamiya blankie to get me through the night. . .
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Old 03-19-2007, 08:44 PM
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oh and, CONGRATS TO DOC ON ANOTHER FINE WIN!

i hope he heard me. . . .
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Originally Posted by A-Ko

Although the funny thing you will not hear me say is; "Since the Tamiya track is closing no need for my 415 MRE, looks like I will be selling it soon."

Don't sell it just yet there is a posibility of the TCS NA finals being at Trackside. So the race could be closer than you think.

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Old 03-19-2007, 09:59 PM
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Sounds like another great wekend of racing
I am planning on running the Nats no matter where they are. It would be nice to have one last hurrah at Aliso, but if it's not meant to be then so be it, it has been a god run. I will wait to buy tickets though and feel for the few that already have them in hand. All tis goings on starts to figure into why it took so long to get the info for this season. I really hope that the key folks that took care of us for so many years during Nats week make it through with their jobs intact. These are some of the nicest, most knowledgable, and most patient people I have had the pleasure of doing business with, and I hope to see them again soon.
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Nice website. Congrats to SIR nd all who participated and had FUN at another great TCS event. I'll be there next year.

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April 14th is less than a month away, and if you're planning to attend the TRF race at The Coliseum, you might want to check this out: http://www.htufrederickmd.com/TRF_Race.htm The entry form is at the bottom of the page. Click on that, print and fill out, and then mail it in. This race is FILLING UP FAST! So you might want to get this entry form in as soon as possable. Remember, The owner is giving out kits just like the TCS races do, so you don't want to miss this!
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Old 03-20-2007, 08:02 AM
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THIS JUST IN.....

I talked to Fred last night and he said there is still a chance the Nats. Will be held at Tamiya. The higher ups have told him to keep the track open until the land is sold and because of the corporate involvement with selling the land it could take a while to sell it. Meaning that Tamiya may still own the land by Nationals time and if so will hold it at the track. So cross your fingers and your toes.
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Originally Posted by A-Ko
If not, I still have my red and blue tamiya blankie to get me through the night. . .
Aww Man, where didja get the blankie from?!?!? i need one for my Tamiya collection!
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Old 03-20-2007, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by MrBlack
THIS JUST IN.....

I talked to Fred last night and he said there is still a chance the Nats. Will be held at Tamiya. The higher ups have told him to keep the track open until the land is sold and because of the corporate involvement with selling the land it could take a while to sell it. Meaning that Tamiya may still own the land by Nationals time and if so will hold it at the track. So cross your fingers and your toes.
Way to feed us the info
If this is indeed the last Nats held at Aliso (and I believe it will be) I will make the trip, camera in hand and ready to take lots of pics. It would be cheaper for me if the race did go to Trackside, but there is something about the voyage to the west coast that makes it worth it.
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Question,
Did Fred change the rule regarding gearing for the Spec Class allowing the TT01 to run a 20 tooth pinion to be at the same FDR as the TL01 (or at least closer then .4 diference when they both run the 19 tooth)? He said at Trackside that he would change that for the rest of the series this year?
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Old 03-20-2007, 10:30 AM
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I have enjoyed many years of racing at Tamiya and I am sorry to hear the news of there relocation.

I know the Tamiya facility was on it's own level but I hope that all of you Orange County locals will give Bending Corners Carpet Raceway a change and coming soon, 714 Asphalt Raceway (Permanent).

I have attached some information about our upcoming carpet series starting April 15th and I hope that our facilities will be able to assist the Tamiya family with continued R/C experience for years to come.

"Bending Corners Carpet Series"
Race # 1 April 15th 2007
** Car Kits, Trophys, CA$H prizes**
Best of 3 Races out of 4 Races with 1 throw-out Race
Round #1 – April 15th, Round #2 June 17th, Round #3 July 15th, Round #4 August 19th

Location:
Bending Corners Raceway
2190 N. Canal St Orange, CA 92865
Phone number = 714 540-5657
website = www.bcraceway.com

Yes! Southern California’s first Indoor Carpet Series is coming April 15th to Bending Corners Raceway located at 2190 N. Canal Ave Orange, CA 92685. The level of drivers will include beginners to pro's.
There is a “Driver$ Pur$e”. That’s Right! We’re giving “CASH” back to the drivers!. The top 3 drivers of each class will win some $$$$ and the Winner of each class will be Crowned the King Of Carpet!

AVAILABLE CLASSES
- Mini-Cooper Stock - 18th scale truck and cars -
- TC Novice & Sportsman 27turn Stock / Rubber - TC 19turn Mod / Rubber - TC 19turn Mod / Foam/
- TC 19turn Pro-class –
- 12th Scale Stock / Sportsman - 12th Scale 19turn / Expert
- 12th Scale 19turn Pro Class –

**Brushed and Brushless classes will run seperately and be scored seperately**

AWARDS
Awards for top 3 drivers at each event
Awards for top 5 at end of the series
Best 3 races count, 1 throw out.


EVENT INFORMATION• Racers must attend 3 of 4 events to be eligible for the end of series awards
• The 4th and Final race, August 19th of the Series will be a DOUBLE points race.
(YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS ONE)
• 2 Qualifiers- TC classes will run 5 minutes. 12th & 18th Scale classes will run 8 minutes.
• 1 Main - lengths will be the same as qualifiers.
• Practice: 11am to12:30pm, racing starts at 1:00pm
• DRIVER$ PUR$E ($5.00 of each entry goes to the Driver$ Pur$e)
• ROAR membership required and available at the track
• Traction compound – Jack the Gripper ONLY
• Vehicle Ride Heights – 12th & 18th scale 3mm, Touring Cars 5mm Minimum
• No profanity - $1.00 language fee (which will be added to the point fund)
• Pre Entries available or you can sign up at the track the day of the race
• Price -$20 for the First 1st entry, $15 each for additional classes
($5.00 of each entry goes to the Driver$ Pur$e)

BATTERIES
Lipo's and batteries up to 4300 are legal

The racer with the most points in each class, when counting the best 3 out of 4 results, at the end of the series will be crowned the 2007 BCCKing and collect the Drive$ Pur$e.

This race will prepare some of California best R/C drivers for the 2007 IIC race held in Las Vegas NV once a year, start practicing now, represent the west coast to the fullest.

send your class and entry information via email to [email protected]

Entry example:
Barry Faker
class - 12th scale 19t Pro
Transponder 2768175
Freq: DSM
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If the Nats go off as planned, wouldn't it be cool to see the past chumps run the F103GT Class? I'd love to see Hibler and Beale mix it up with F103's again! Brushless LiPo of course
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Originally Posted by MrBlack
THIS JUST IN.....

I talked to Fred last night and he said there is still a chance the Nats. Will be held at Tamiya. The higher ups have told him to keep the track open until the land is sold and because of the corporate involvement with selling the land it could take a while to sell it. Meaning that Tamiya may still own the land by Nationals time and if so will hold it at the track. So cross your fingers and your toes.
I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed, and airline reservations are still in place - luckily I used frequent flyer miles and Midwest Airlines is really good about returning the tickets back into miles ($100 fee for the two of us).
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