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Old 07-20-2017, 09:46 AM   #46
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Ready for practice this Saturday!

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Old 07-21-2017, 05:10 AM   #47
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Now that looks like it can be some fun! Gotta look into an off-road car.
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Old 08-06-2017, 09:22 PM   #48
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What classes y'all running there? I'm looking at getting back into the RC game, don't wanna end up buying something that no-one else around here is running :P
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Ready for practice this Saturday!

I must be missing something here. I do not understand the flow direction of this track. Maybe its me, but I can't get a full lap in. Is that a tabletop or a drivers stand in the center?
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Looks to me like a peristyle. You go up...turn on top of the table top and then go back down. Look up the LA coliseum supercross races from the 80's.
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Old 08-11-2017, 12:16 PM   #51
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I must be missing something here. I do not understand the flow direction of this track. Maybe its me, but I can't get a full lap in. Is that a tabletop or a drivers stand in the center?
It's a table top. Not sure if you can view this video Arnie, but here's a lap.
https://www.facebook.com/ThornhillRa...6231538838009/


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What classes y'all running there? I'm looking at getting back into the RC game, don't wanna end up buying something that no-one else around here is running :P
Here are some of the classes being run on the 1/10 turf track:
-Beginner (run what you brung as long as it's 1/10 scale and electric)
-2wd Sportsman Stock Buggy (17.5 Blinky, 8.4v max)
-2wd Expert Stock Buggy (17.5 Blinky, 8.4v max)
-2wd Mod Buggy
-4wd Super Stock (13.5 Blinky, 8.4v max)
-4wd Mod Buggy
-Spec Slash (stock xl-5 RTR Slash Truck 8.4v max)
-4wd Mod SC

The Mod Stadium Truck class is hit or miss, but they've been thrown in with the 4wd SC trucks to fill a heat. There are racers talking about other classes like Mod 2wd SC, 1/14 truggy and 1/10 truggy (Hyper 10TT), but so far it's just talk and there haven't been enough to fill a heat for them.

On the big 1/8 track, here are the classes being run:
- Beginner
- Sportsman Nitro Buggy - 1/8th scale .21 Nitro, No chassis sponsors
- Expert Nitro Buggy - 1/8th scale .21 Nitro
- Nitro Truggy - 1/8th scale .21-.28 Nitro
- Sportsman E-Buggy - 1/8th scale, any motor or batteries, No chassis sponsors
- Expert E-Buggy - 1/8th scale, any motor or batteries
- E-Truggy - 1/8th scale, any motor or batteries.
- 4x4 Short Course - 1/10th scale, 7.4v battery, any motor

Again, some classes may be combined to fill heats. Minimum of five per heat.
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Old 08-11-2017, 01:53 PM   #52
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O.K., RJ. Got it now. Thanks for the vid. I couldn't see the backside drop down off the table top in the posted picture. The vid clarifies it.
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Old 08-11-2017, 06:39 PM   #53
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No problem! I figured that's the best way to show it. I was a bit confused, too, when I first saw it. For me, it really doesn't flow too well. It was hard for me to get into a rhythm. As a result I've had a lot of broken parts on my XB4. My son, on the other hand, has taken to it pretty well and is loving it.

Tomorrow we're racing on the big track, which flows really well. I love the current layout. Still, there's a bunch of fast guys running etrug with me so I still end up being a backmarker.
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I finally had a chance to try the 1/10th scale track yesterday and had a blast. Got tired of getting used as traction in my 1/8th races with zero enforcement of rough driving by the RD so I just skipped the mains and ran the turf track. Looking forward to coming back for a race on it!
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Got tired of getting used as traction in my 1/8th races with zero enforcement of rough driving by the RD so I just skipped the mains and ran the turf track.
So that was you banging on the railing and causing a fit on the stand?

The RD's are good folks who volunteer their time and voice to call and run the races. They also volunteer their time and money to provide a world class facility that the racing community can use.

Everyone is learning to race better on the track, occasionally the cars bump into each other.. don't let it spoil your day, especially during a club race.
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So that was you banging on the railing and causing a fit on the stand?

The RD's are good folks who volunteer their time and voice to call and run the races. They also volunteer their time and money to provide a world class facility that the racing community can use.

Everyone is learning to race better on the track, occasionally the cars bump into each other.. don't let it spoil your day, especially during a club race.
No, that was someone else.
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No, that was someone else.
Sure it was...
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Went to Thornhill for the first time yesterday, great track but 3 hours drive is a bit much for me on a regular basis. Transponder issues gave me a headache and i've no idea how i can get 2 seconds a lap faster! If anyone has any ideas...
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#1, its hard to see everything on the track all the time by the RD.
#2, the RD is very good about calling rough driving, and very fair when it comes to enforcing it.
#3, the RD tries hard to make sure everyone enjoys the visit, and wants to come back. If there is issues, be sure to go speak to him, and let him know what is going on.

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Old 11-09-2017, 10:01 PM   #60
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Anyone know if there is practice on Thornhill Jr turf this Saturday?
Wanted to check it out but I know Sikfest is going on at the same time
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