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Old 12-16-2010, 05:29 AM
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If "Johnson tweakers" can't be curtailed enough and they cause a detriment to the spirit of the series.
Agreed. Like 'em or hate 'em, rules are rules. Please see below.

YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE. Paying for a tuned 540-J is ABSOLUTLEY ridiculous.
Yes, I know who I am. And I'm very proud of what we've done at Red Dot over the last couple of years. In the Bad Old Days, certain guys would come to the track (not just Aliso, but, well, everywhere) with silver can horsepower that simply could not be overcome by excellent driving and setup skills. We changed that by making consistent horsepower at that level available to EVERYONE, not just the guys who knew the secrets or had a buddy who did a motor for them.

Sure, they cost more than an out of the box motor, but just ask Granpa or anybody else who really knows what they're doing what it costs to acquire the kind of equipment it takes to makes these little monsters sing and do it reliably. Short version is, this ain't paying the mortgage, and USA sales represent only a fraction of Red Dot's total output.

Receipe for TCS silver can racing in 2011: remove from box, install, race.
Works for me.
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Old 12-16-2010, 05:54 AM
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All of my prayers have been answered.. Welcome back GT1, how was your vacation?

Way to go Fred and Tamiya... The most interesting year of TCS racing to date is upon us. Should be some very HOT racing heats this season..

I actually had to "sleep on it" to decide which fun class to run..
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Old 12-16-2010, 09:32 AM
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All of these silvercan classes look tasty.

Are 2 classes still the maximum for Regionals?

I see 3 I'd like to do and bet I could pull it off.

F1, FF03 and Mini would be a blast.

Would that overload the entry list?

3 x $ for spec stuff = Tamiya happy, no?
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I too like to race 3 classes...however, consider that this will increase the number of HEATS created....at some location, is only a 1 day event. The last thing I want to see is the qualifiers round cutted from 3 to 2.

Back at Trackside when they are racing carpet, is a 2 days event and still cannot be able to run 3 rounds of qualifier due to the 100 plus ppl racing.

Rally was the only unofficial 3rd class that ppl can add....keep it this way please.
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Old 12-16-2010, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by F N CUDA
All of these silvercan classes look tasty.

Are 2 classes still the maximum for Regionals?

I see 3 I'd like to do and bet I could pull it off.

F1, FF03 and Mini would be a blast.

Would that overload the entry list?

3 x $ for spec stuff = Tamiya happy, no?
CUDA, don't do it - that means your gonna have to bitch x3!
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Old 12-16-2010, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Solara
The last thing I want to see is the qualifiers round cutted from 3 to 2.
Three rounds of racing is pretty rare in TCS. Usually organizers will look at number of people and after two rounds where they stand time wise. I would have welcomed 3 at Trackside but it was not to be unless you like racing till midnight.

The AL's race that I went to did 3 rounds. They never would have finished if it was not for the rain. My calculations was racing past sunset, which for an outdoor race was not good. I don't see an extra 3rd round will make a difference, especially if you are on top of your game.

If 3 classes were allowed, it would just mean fuller qualifying heats.
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Old 12-16-2010, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by F N CUDA
All of these silvercan classes look tasty.

Are 2 classes still the maximum for Regionals?

I see 3 I'd like to do and bet I could pull it off.

F1, FF03 and Mini would be a blast.

Would that overload the entry list?

3 x $ for spec stuff = Tamiya happy, no?
Same here, but I want to run GT-1 on top of all that as well! 17.5/zero is a great TC speed and a tub car can completely hang.
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:08 AM
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Off Topic, but to anyone interested, I'll have my motor tester set up. If anyone wants me to check out their Silvercans, I'll be happy to do it for you.
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:14 AM
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Rules looks good Good luck to all running TCS this year.

.....why does FWD all of the sudden looks attractive again...

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Old 12-16-2010, 06:48 PM
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I like that I can run any class with the junk (opps, fine electronics) that I already own. Set up and driving skill will prevail in the totally spec FF-03 class. Looks like fun boys and girls.
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Old 12-16-2010, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by izzyracer
CUDA, don't do it - that means your gonna have to bitch x3!
IZZY, you of all um, people can't be serious!
Don't even need to ask around on that one. Check yourself ok?
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Questions?? Bodies for FF03 and GT-2

So, all you FF-03 racers know what the FWD body of choice is going to be best used based on the motor speed of the silvercan? Inquiring minds want to know!
GT-2 racers what is your body of choice. Is it the new Raybrig or the wanna be Ebro body, the name escapes me. How about the Corolla Axio?
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Old 12-16-2010, 08:26 PM
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I may just run the GTI on my FF03. It's been hooked up for me on the asphalt up here, but I've never run it on the Tamiya track so who knows. Seems like it hasn't worked very well down there from what I've heard.

The Beams Integra and the JAS Motorsport Civic both look great, but I don't know if I'll be able to come up with either before Jan. 16.
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Old 12-16-2010, 09:09 PM
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Can't wait for TCS!!! GT1!!!!!!
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