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Old 06-08-2018, 06:40 AM
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^Sweet! Might have to look into that with my buggy

Will be there tonight with 3 SCT guys and my wheeler
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Old 06-08-2018, 08:02 AM
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I see that Windy City has signed on for some Racing in the Can Am series (while I like that) will it Apply to VTA as well ?
I think VTA could use it too.
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Old 06-08-2018, 10:55 AM
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I hope WC doesn't go the Can Am VTA route because I think it would dilute the field . Once racing starts up again in the fall there will probably be an A,B and maybe even a C main in VTA. If there were two VTA classes there might only be enough drivers for an A main in both. That doesn't make it much of a challenge to make the A.
This might be a moot point anyway since I'm not sure if there is a Can Am VTA class.


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I see that Windy City has signed on for some Racing in the Can Am series (while I like that) will it Apply to VTA as well ?
I think VTA could use it too.
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Old 06-10-2018, 01:57 AM
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Today there was decent turnout (9 drivers) and the format was.. unusual. It was 6 mains, for points. All VTA. On a course much like the Tamiya TRack used for the Reedy races. That, mostly, is inconsequential. The racing was hilarious today. And we were done by 5. I suppose that's a side effect of only running one class during the day.

That... was fun. I'd totally do that again.

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Old 06-10-2018, 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by outlandr91 View Post
I hope WC doesn't go the Can Am VTA route because I think it would dilute the field . Once racing starts up again in the fall there will probably be an A,B and maybe even a C main in VTA. If there were two VTA classes there might only be enough drivers for an A main in both. That doesn't make it much of a challenge to make the A.
This might be a moot point anyway since I'm not sure if there is a Can Am VTA class.
i must not have gotten the memo that there wasnt racing until the fall. I was under the inpression we raced every week.
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Old 06-11-2018, 07:00 AM
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Had a blast Friday, thanks as always!

Question about the buggies... So I originally bought a 13.5 wheeler (4wd) as I was told by various other sources that 4wd was more popular than 2wd, yet at Windy City, the clear winner in class attendance is 2wd 17.5 buggy. Is this normally the case in which case I may consider an eventual 2wd switch?

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Old 06-11-2018, 07:45 AM
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2WD buggy is generally more popular than 4WD at most places. Most nights seem to have 1-2 heats of 2WD. This past Friday had a heat of 4WD.
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First off, racing saturday, in the final VTA race, CB blew up his front pulley. I did some poking at the lap times. And CB, in a RWD VTA car, only lost half a second per lap. *boggles*

I don't see a lot of 13.5 4wd stuff. But I'm not there a whole lot. And my 13.5 4wd chassis breaks parts any time it sees carpet. (Don't buy a TT02b and expect it to work well with a modified motor) I wonder if carpet negates most of the advantages 4wd brings a chassis. I'm sure the off roaders will chime in.
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Old 06-12-2018, 11:11 AM
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  • This Weeks Schedule:

    Tuesday 6/12:
    Open 10am to 8pm
    On Road Open Practice
    Off Road Open Practice

    Wednesday 6/13:
    Open 10am to 8pm
    On Road Open Practice
    Off Road Open Practice

    Thursday 6/14:
    Open 10am to 8pm
    On Road Open Practice
    Off Road Open Practice

    Friday 6/15:
    Open 10am to 10pm
    On Road Open Practice
    Off Road Open Practice Until 6pm
    Off Road Club Racing @ 7pm
    (2) Qualifiers and Mains

    Saturday 6/16:
    Open 9am to 6pm
    On Road Club Racing @ 12pm
    (3) Qualifiers and Mains
    Off Road Open Practice

    Sunday 6/17:
    Open 9am to 5pm
    On Road Open Practice
    Off Road Open Practice

    Monday 6/18:
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Originally Posted by Nerobro View Post
First off, racing saturday, in the final VTA race, CB blew up his front pulley. I did some poking at the lap times. And CB, in a RWD VTA car, only lost half a second per lap. *boggles*

I don't see a lot of 13.5 4wd stuff. But I'm not there a whole lot. And my 13.5 4wd chassis breaks parts any time it sees carpet. (Don't buy a TT02b and expect it to work well with a modified motor) I wonder if carpet negates most of the advantages 4wd brings a chassis. I'm sure the off roaders will chime in.
I love my 4wd, don't get me wrong, but like the number of players for the 2wd buggy (2 mains?!). Will have to pick one up eventually. Would probably keep my 4wd for clay.
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I love my 4wd, don't get me wrong, but like the number of players for the 2wd buggy (2 mains?!). Will have to pick one up eventually. Would probably keep my 4wd for clay.
17.5 2wd generally has a following anywhere you go. seems to be the strongest class next is usually shortcourse but that can be a hot or not class same as wheeler
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So the Can-Am series discussions have increased. And Iíve seen Windy City listed for participating in it this fall. Any info as to how it will be run?

Iím really hoping that once racing moves back to Sundayís to be able to get there this fall/winter.
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