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Old 04-09-2008, 09:57 PM   #1
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Default Thursday Vintage Trans Am racing at Victory in Green Bay

The way this class is growing I thought it deserved it's own thread!!

Victory Hobbies in Green Bay runs Vintage Trans Am racing every Thursday night at 7PM at part of our weekly road course and oval program. We follow the official U.S. Vintage Trans Am rules which can be found on the Trans Am website http://www.usvintagetransam.com/

This class has taken away the advantage of the high-dollar chassis and the "body of the month" which makes racing road course competitively sometimes just too expensive. It's all about the driving and of course how cool the cars look!

The basics are a 4-cell battery, a 17.5 Brushless or 27-turn stock motor with an approved Vintage Trans Am body and HPI Vintage wheel/tire combination.

We will be posting the weekly results on our website.

It's all about the fun!

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Brian, Best of luck on your new Trans-Am class. I think you will find the 27t / 17.5 with 4 cell combo is alot more forgiving then what you guys ran in the past, and therefore more fun. This class has been great at Trackside and other tracks, Victory should expect the same.

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How 'bout that class on asphalt? ProStar has everything needed to set up outdoors.
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Parking lot racing was fun a few years when Jason and Lori did it. It was a lot of prep work though. I don't think victorys lot is smooth enough to race cars. You would have to find someone willing for racers to us their lot. You would need to clear all the junk of the lot like little rocks and etc. I know they used to go to the musium and the scgrand. It is also always goes around the weather. Someone to may be talk to would be Don s. or the people at trackside did it last year.
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How 'bout that class on asphalt? ProStar has everything needed to set up outdoors.

The last couple weeks the guys racing on Thursday have been talking about putting together at least one outdoor race if not more. Our parking lot wouldn't work I don't think but I'm sure we could find somewhere with some new blacktop. The lambeau Field parking lot was mentioned... I'm not sure if that would work. It would be cool to have a Summer Outdoor Vintage Trans Am Nationals or something of that nature.

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Talk to Jess at The Bar on Holmgren Way. They let us use their lot in the past, they would probably be OK with it still. Im sure it would have to be cleaned up, but some brooms, & a leaf blower will take care of that.
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It's not Trans Am, but it is scale look, as are the Trans Ams.
http://www.traxxas.com/products/elec...5/trx_5805.htm

About outdoor racing the TA cars, Don was going to check at UWGB, Clete at NWTC. I think we may have nixed the Packers parking lot as it would be harder to schedule.
Perhaps we could wrap the race with a benefit. That way some of these locations might be more willing to allow the use of their lots. I'd previously used a lot at St. Vincent Hospital, but the lots are not all that smooth any more. There was also talk of a race extending into the evening as we did for one of the Road Rage races.
We also nixed the museum as there would not be enough parking for the haulers.
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If they had that in a kit format and four wheel drive. I would have to buy one.
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I think you will find the 27t / 17.5 with 4 cell combo is alot more forgiving then what you guys ran in the past, and therefore more fun.

The heck with the slow motors. you should only be able to 4.5 brushless LiPo cars with unlimited cells. After all this is out door. You don't need to about walls, carpet getting damaged. I'd like to see 8 cars at 70+mph going downa 200ft backstretch going into a hairpin turn. NOW that would be cool. You could put up portable ramps about 10ft apart and make it.

or even better how about a hotwheels track type loop

if there not "Blood, Guts and fire trucks. it's not racing"
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How about the lot of that new strip mall off of 172 near the big pond. The asphalt is brand new and lots of room. Just my .02!

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Well Mr. Sallenbach took top dog last Thursday in Trans Am! We changed things up a bit and ran a 10 minute main... nobody fell off the drivers stand or anything!

Check our website for the rest of Thursday's Trans Am racing.

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Everyone ready for another round of Vintage tonight?

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Sounds like we could have more Vintage Trans Am cars tomorrow!
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Here are the results of Thursday's Vintage Trans Am A-Main. Really close racing! We have been running 8-minute heats and 10-minute mains.

1 Hebel, Ben #1 71 10:08.418 8.158
2 Knuth, Tom #6 70 10:08.220 8.077
3 Sallenbach, Don #2 69 10:00.725 8.174
4 Kempen, Randy #5 64 10:00.891 8.316
5 Dart, Clete #7 62 10:01.023 8.533
6 Hill, Eric #4 48 10:08.515 9.918
7 Watson, Matt #3 10 1:38.963 8.293

We will be doing Carpet racing on Thursday nights all summer... oval and road course.

Thanks! Brian
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