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M&M Hobbies 1/10th and 1/12th scale touring car track in Houston, TX

Old 05-03-2010, 11:26 PM
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Hey guys, we recently re-surfaced and re-built the On-road track at M&M Hobbies. I have attached some pictures. The Track is 60x48 and will accomodate up to 1/10th scale stock touring cars fairly well, if the program takes off, we are planning on expanding the track to a 70x100 footprint.

So far the plan is to run every Thursday night starting at 730pm. Meir has agreed to allow us to use the track past store hours so that we can get our racing program going. We will also try to hold a bi-monthly Saturday afternoon race to do a little more promo. This Thursday will be our first meeting, although racing will probably not start until next week.

So far, the classes we plan to run are:

-1/12th scale 17.5 Touring (cars such as the Fujin 211 go, Atomic VMII and HPI Cup Racer) This class has a maximum of 4200mah 35C packs and Spec- Sweep Racing Mini Racing Pre-mount Tires (any compound). Speed controllers with Turbo Function MUST HAVE IT TURNED OFF!!! This is firm as we are trying to control the cost of racing for everybody.

-1/10th 17.5 Touring

-1/18th Touring (as a beginner class, with cars such as the Vendetta Touring car and RC18R- it is a great entry class for beginners with a ready-to-run entry cost of around $200-$250.) This class is rubber tire only and the cars must use the Silver can Associated Motors or the Duratrax Stock Motor. If there is enough cars eventually, we plan on splitting up the cars into more specific categories.

-Run what you brung 1/18th scale (for all of those that have Buggies and trucks that want to mix it up on the concrete)

So far we have 5 guys that have already gotten the 1/12th scale tourers. They leave nothing to be desired to their larger scale counter parts and are quite a bit more economic. We really do believe that this class will take off, the cost is about 40% less than it is with the larger cars and are just as adjustable. Controlling the cost by capping the battery type and tires will also help to make this more accessible to more people.

I have also attached a picture of the Fujin Car. It is not mine though, I will post some of mine once I get my speedo installed in it.

If you have any questions, or are interested in getting a car, you can call me at 979 215 5719.

Hope to see some of you guys at the track soon!
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BTW, I am looking for some plow disks to use on the track, if anyone knows wher I can find some good, cheap, used disks to paint, please let me know, either by PM, or by email... [email protected]
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are you guys still using the thrc18 forums on i think yuku?
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are you guys still using the thrc18 forums on i think yuku?
yes we are
LETS DO IT!!!!
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Hello Christian. I plan on being there Thursday.
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Awesome! I will be there but Sans car... My speedo is in the mail, waiting to get it repaired (actually have 2 that have blown FETs) I should have another one arriving Friday-fingers crossed :P)
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john we use this forum more www.thrc18.com
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I was there from 430 to 530pm, and helped to prep the track (we blew it off and then Danny applied grape soda) The new lap timing system will be here this coming week, so all looks like it is lining up to race next week. I guess the turnout was low today for the first time since I am guessing Danny had left by the time you got there.

Next week, we should all have our cars built, and ready to go. I will be there early this Saturday to once again prep the track and run some laps on it. So sorry we missed you John, but I can tell you that I have sold already 8 kits, with people intending to race, I know the majority is still in the process of building and in my case, I had somewhere to be at 6pm just for this week.
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My bad, I might not be able to be there till noon. My car is still not running and I have to get a BL motor in the morning... I will be there to blow off the track and sugar water it once I secure a working motor though. Should be between 12 and 1 pm.
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I hope a viable tc program starts up. I know that a few of us are pretty excited to see an electric track and are planning on coming down.
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Chris, just keep in mind that the track is VERY small. The 1/10ths are a little bit big on there, but we will still run them But, to let you know, we already have about 10 of the 12th scale touring cars ready to hit the track and I have been fielding more calls and emails about people interested in getting them. The potential to get close to 20-30 is definitely there.
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pretty much everything except the actual metal plow discs move too easily. don't any of us know somebody with a tractor or something? someone has to live close to farm land.
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