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 Posted: Nov-15-2012 01:17PM
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Aaron,

I don't even really know where to begin? You really need to get out to a big race and watch 17.5. You are basing all of you opinions off of racing at delta and norcal. Yes some guys are fast in 17.5 but maybe mod isn't something they are striving after and maybe can't afford it. 17.5 is more budget friendly. Easier on tires, diffs, the whole car in general.

I don't care what the classes are either but you saying where people belong and don't belong isn't right because your definition of the 17.5 class isn't right. I'm not quite sure how people are wasting their time when you don't know what each persons goal is with RC racing? I could see this being true if they are racing sportsman and winning every race. Then yes I could see that being a waste of time.

What if I said you are wasting your time running 4x4 short course cause you win everytime?

 Posted: Nov-15-2012 12:59PM
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I would love to see 17.5 be all together again, and then have the expert/sportsman be in mod (unless we can get enough entries to run expert/sportsman in both). That does make it a bit more challenging for folks that just want to pro up 17.5 though to get a good race, and a bit more intimidating for novices to step into the class if they just watch the front.

 Posted: Nov-15-2012 12:54PM
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Great sounds good Jason, should be a lot of fun. We have a confirmed mod class for Saturday so this will give people time to mod up the buggy! Fine kozo whatever the classes are I don't care, let's just see a regular mod class. There's a few drivers wasting time running 17.5 class and its time to move on.

 Posted: Nov-15-2012 12:34PM
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+1 with Jake. 17.5 is a stock class, its neither beginner, sportsman, novice, pro.

There used to be stock, super stock, mod. Look at Nathan Lavery life long stock driver and he is fast as hell, far from a sportsman.

What you say suby makes no sense. What If I don't want to run mod? I have to run 17.5 sportsman?

Novice, stock, super stock, mod. I believe thats how its actually been done in the past.

 Posted: Nov-15-2012 12:24PM
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17.5 is actually just that, not sportsman or expert. Only pro drivers do not run. It's considered a stock class.  In door tracks are much easier to drive with a 17.5 and go fast   

 Posted: Nov-15-2012 12:19PM
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I know I'm running mod and Motormouth as well, so at least 3 running mod.

 Posted: Nov-15-2012 12:15PM
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I know there's both classes Steve but I'm saying we should just have 17.5 sportsman and mod. The 17.5 expert class needs to end.

 Posted: Nov-15-2012 12:03PM
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Suby723  there is a 17.5 sportsman class.. AND a 17.5 expert class.  No need for a mod sportsman class..

the 17.5 sportsman class is load of fun..   I for one would like to run that class. but because I'm an RC veteran I am not allowed to even though I getting pretty old and my eyesight sux. I headed over there today to try the new layout it looks like fun.

 

 

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 Posted: Nov-15-2012 11:51AM
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What needs to end is 17.5 expert. 17.5 racing is a sportsman class anyways..

 Posted: Nov-15-2012 11:49AM
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 Posted: Nov-15-2012 11:47AM
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then you kill the 17.5 class.

 Posted: Nov-15-2012 11:40AM
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Having a Sportsman Mod Buggy class might help start things up again.

 

 

 

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 Posted: Nov-15-2012 11:31AM
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Well whoever isn't "scared" should put a mod motor in and come play on Saturday then. Just want to get that class going again.. I'm majorly bored running 17.5 that's forsure.

 Posted: Nov-15-2012 11:20AM
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scared???/ I don't think that would be the correct term. I think a lot of people are incapable of driving a mod buggy as well as a 17.5 and have a hard time driving a car with that much power. Mod times were only .5 second a lap faster then 17.5 on the previous layout.

 Posted: Nov-15-2012 11:20AM
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scared???/ I don't think that would be the correct term. I think a lot of people are incapable of driving a mod buggy as well as a 17.5 and have a hard time driving a car with that much power. Mod times were only .5 second a lap faster then 17.5 on the previous layout.

 Posted: Nov-15-2012 11:15AM
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Mod buggy has been dead for months unfortunatly.. everyone is scared to play with a big boy motor apparently.

 Posted: Nov-15-2012 10:48AM
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Mod buggy been dead there?   

 Posted: Nov-15-2012 10:33AM
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LosiLover, well said.  Fun night, and enjoy seeing my boy racing.  He ended up racing his rookie and my buggy final.  

 

 Posted: Nov-15-2012 09:29AM
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Great time at NorCal last night. I really liked how the the race information is now being projected onto the wall. I could always know what race it was and how my son was doing in his race. Liked the new layout, except the new small double jump in front of the drivers stand (makes your truck want to nosedive). Can't wait until next Wednesday to do it all again!

 Posted: Nov-15-2012 07:50AM
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I will be racing some mod buggy on Saturday.. let's get it going again!

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