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Old 10-12-2005, 12:39 PM
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I never raced there but I remember seeing magazine articles 12 years ago about the Insane Speed Runs being done at the "Thunderdome." Anyone remeber that? I don't even know where it was but I remember reading about speed runs in the 80mph range with brushless motors back then.
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Old 10-12-2005, 04:52 PM
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Back in 1988 we race carpet oval at Stout Field in Indianapolis...On Friday Nights it was usual to have around 100 racers and getting done around 2:00am in the morning..sometimes they would so a roadcourse layout...They ran there for alot of years as the last race was held back in 1999-2000 season... Time as went and gone and I'm proud to say they just reopened it this Last saturday night for oval and man did it bring back some great memories..So you want to see great action next time your thru Indy... stop on out and see a great place to race... Peace out!!!! The DR.
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Old 10-28-2005, 12:41 PM
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i started racing at Antioch R/C Raceway in 1988 the one next to the small airport on lone tree way, not the new one on the county fair grounds on 10th. i think they built a bunch of houses out there now
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Originally Posted by Jon Kerr
I never raced there but I remember seeing magazine articles 12 years ago about the Insane Speed Runs being done at the "Thunderdome." Anyone remeber that? I don't even know where it was but I remember reading about speed runs in the 80mph range with brushless motors back then.
. i think it was eitehr cliff lett, or kent clausen or was it Steve Pond.. and the car was either painted black like dale e, or like a tide car.. i dont remember.. LOL.. but i used to have that RC-CarAction issue.

i think
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Originally Posted by RCMits
. i think it was eitehr cliff lett, or kent clausen or was it Steve Pond.. and the car was either painted black like dale e, or like a tide car.. i dont remember.. LOL.. but i used to have that RC-CarAction issue.

i think

It was Kent Clausen at the Domiguez Hill Velodrome in Carson Ca. I just remember thinking how cool it was they were running on the banked track.

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Queens off roaders.. ahhh yes.. what happened to the asian brothers that owned it?


I started racing R/C at BIR hobby in Union NJ... I think BOB sold the shop to work for Trinity in Linden at the time..
I had a gold tub RC10 with the gearbox turned around for carpet oval racing. 1700SCE's, Novak T-4 ESC, Mcallester racing conversion kit...
the pizza store next to the shop had the best slices ever!
everyone had huge black Plano tool boxes!
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John Lee was the owner of Queens Off Roaders. Haven't seen him in years.

I remember BIR! RC10's slammed to the ground with foam tires and 7 cells.

Speaking of Queens, how about RC World?
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Originally Posted by RCMits
. i think it was eitehr cliff lett, or kent clausen or was it Steve Pond.. and the car was either painted black like dale e, or like a tide car.. i dont remember.. LOL.. but i used to have that RC-CarAction issue.

i think
It was a red, yellow and white car and it wasn't a stock car body.
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if memory serves me right, it went 98mph....with 24 cells or something.
orange white tide looking body.. i think i have that issue somewhere.
what happened to Lavaco? (sp?)
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in Los Alamitos. I think it may have closed in 92 or 93, maybe even later. Anyway, it was a sweet indoor banked oval. I remember seeing Jay Halsey run a RC10L back when he ran electric.
Come to think of it, Eric "Iceman" S. (can't spell his last name) and Brian Blaser ran there, and I've seen them still run oval on tuesday oval nights @ Socal.
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Old 10-30-2005, 03:40 PM
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I think that track was One Stop Raceway?? It was first a dirt oval, with on offroad track inside. We ran Blackfoot and Monster buggies there. Also Frogs!! Then came the RC10!! It was a great place to race!! They paved the Oval and everyone had RC10L!! It was quite sweet!!
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Off Road Headquarters in Greenbelt, Maryland. Where I first started racing. Jeff and Debbie kind of backed into success since they were pretty much the only really pro level track in town at that time, but man, going in there in 1988 on Sundays for dirt oval racing was the schnizz. They also hosted the 1989 ROAR Off Road Regionals before they split up the region and it was...huge. Something like 400 racers. Absolutely unreal.

Let's not forget Hobby Hangar Speedway in Chantilly VA. Started as a flat carpet track but Kwong Ko put in the smoothest most incredible banked carpet oval you can imagine. This was during the recession in the early 90's and urban legend had it that a master carpenter who previously built circular stairways put it together. Torn down just after the Trinity race in 1995. Wonderful track and neat people. We miss it.

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I started racing RC at AJB in Covina, Ca. It was behind the burger king off vincent and san bernardino. Once the owners decided to sell it, the new owners called it Covina Racing Company (CRC).
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hey dickem down was it eric solderquest. ( sp)
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Originally Posted by JasonC
hey dickem down was it eric solderquest. ( sp)
what's up, jason. good to see you the other night.

actually, it was eric "steen hoven" (sp?) - kmr batt. guy.
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