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 Posted: Apr-20-2014 06:00PM
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Anybody wanna share their rally car set up with me? Driving mine is like driving on ice.....

 Posted: Apr-17-2014 05:08PM
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The Slash is ready, all that it needs is a right rear tire and to change from a deans plug to a Traxxas plug.

Gordon.

 Posted: Apr-17-2014 03:53PM
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The NBC Sports Network broadcast of the Stadium Super Trucks Grand Prix of St. Petersburg race will now air on Friday, April 18 at 10pm/pt, prior to Formula 1 qualifying.

Full scale Slash racing on pavement...... CRAZY!!!!!!!!!

 Posted: Apr-13-2014 05:48PM
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 Posted: Apr-13-2014 03:26PM
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The club has our monthly meeting onTuesday the 15th at the Round Table in Rohnert Park at 7:30 pm. A couple of items like another surface that could hold a track as a race venue and finding another blower to replace the clubs old one and last race are to be discust.

See ya on Tuesday.

Gordon.

 Posted: Apr-08-2014 06:55PM
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Ok, the club is in need of another parking lot. Les Swab informed Amy and Matt that the parking lot is going to be resealed. If you have'nt raced on a sealed surface it's like racing on ice. Little to no tracksion on high speed corners and bracking is an adventure.

So,if you have any sugestions in or around Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Cototi, Healsburg, or Petaluma or a contact we can talk to please post the information at sport087@yahoo.com or here on the ground pounders site.

Thanks, Gordon.

 Posted: Apr-05-2014 08:54PM
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See everybody tomorrow!

 Posted: Mar-23-2014 08:32PM
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Our site has been updated.  See you in a couple of weeks!  

 

http://www.thegroundpounders.com/2014_Club_Rules.cfm

 

 Posted: Mar-21-2014 05:18PM
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Water district was super hard on tires ,we went thru a set of tires. so we were showing some bald on front and rear insides after the main, start of the main there was tread ,but after the main some bald insides front and rears..Hopefully Les Shawb and Driven is easier of tires..

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 Posted: Mar-21-2014 05:01PM
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Hey Bad Boy, at the meeting the club voted to have open battery, and open gearing, and NO saucing of the tires i.e. WD-40, Simple Green, Buggy Grip, or Paragon. You can clean the tires with soap and water or Handy Wipes then wipe down with a clean rag or shop towel. Also, make sure your tires have tred on them.

If you have more questions post them on the GP site.

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 Posted: Mar-21-2014 11:31AM
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Hi Arthur and Steve -

The website will be updated by Sunday evening with the rules spelled out clearly for the season for this class - I'll post up here once I've gotten in to do it and it's completed online.  The club is not following the USVTA to the letter, so there are a few modifications -  quickly on my little lunch break -  the mah is open for our club for this class unlike the 5000 mah limit on the USVTA site (the site says this already, but I thought I'd just clarify that to confirm it's accurate).  Also, there is no tire saucing (Steve, I clairifed this point for you at our meeting as I know you wanted this spelled out -  it will be in the rules as well.) Open gearing (in case that topic had come up with either of you at the opening non-points race) - someone brought it up at the meeting on Tuesday, so thought I should mention it here, too - it will be spelled out in the rules as well by Sunday evening.

Again, I'll update the information by Sunday evening with the wording that I received to clarify things and post up here so that anyone that has questions at that point can post up (once they've had a chance to review them in their entirety.)  I hope this quick info. helps! 

See you both soon!

Thanks,
Amy

 Posted: Mar-21-2014 10:40AM
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Anybody want to run Rally Spec at tomorow Norcal onroad race 3/22  they will have us  I asked yesterday  all we need are three guys..  Ill be there for VTA and have my rally spec with me.

btw VTA rules shoud say follow USVTA rules for 2014.

Batts should follow spec. 

 

 

 

 

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 Posted: Mar-21-2014 09:09AM
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Ok now im confused! So what is it 5000mah limit or open? Every time i ask someone its diffrent. Please can we make this set in stone, or added to the Ground Pounders rule book so that everyone knows whats going on. Thanks!!! 

 Posted: Mar-19-2014 01:06PM
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The only changes to the GP VTA rules are open gearing and drivers. Battery rules are the same the last two years ...



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 Posted: Mar-19-2014 12:49PM
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Anyone who comes to a Ground Pounder race with a legal car from 'rest of the country and west coast' will be legal here. A majority of the membership already have packs greater than 5000 mAh and didn't want to have to buy another pack just for VTA.

 Posted: Mar-19-2014 12:18PM
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Why the change in VTA, we need to stick with what the rest of the country and west coast runs, keep it 5000 mah with a maxium weight so no one tries to sneak in a 7000-7500 pack 290 max gram weight

 

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 Posted: Mar-19-2014 10:49AM
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Thanks Gordon, (I met you last weekend, I was sitting near the announcer stand w/ my family for a little while)

This is super helpful as I prepare my cars for April 6th. I look forward to coming out and getting some run time in the novice class w/ either or both cars.

eric.

 Posted: Mar-19-2014 10:34AM
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Eric, the answer to your questions are; #1 Battery, we are using the TCS rule from last year where you can use any ROAR approved hard case 2 cell sport pack with rounded sides. The motor is the Johnson or Silver can stock motor. The weight I'm not sure of because the rules sheet is in the box with the computer wires. For now the car must be a minimum 1250g.

#2 Novice class; the Ground Pounders have always aloud Novice drivers to "run what you brung" in either on road or oval class. If you want to run your nitro converted to electric car in the novice class that would be fine. When you are skillful enough to drive the car without causing a wreck, and have the approval of the club, then you will be bump up to the 17.5 classes. You can drive in the Mini class now as long as the car is set to the rules on the Ground Pounders web site.

I hope that helps you on your questions.

Gordon.

 Posted: Mar-19-2014 08:08AM
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Flash!!!, late breaking news. The club discussed two topics brought up after the race on Sunday.

The first, was the Trinity D3.5 motor issue that is coming up as soon as Trinity releases the D4. I understand that buying two or three motors is expensive and a hassle. Matt pointed out that the wording in ROAR's rule on this topic is until the release of the Trinity D4, you may continue to run the D3.5 motor. The club voted to continue to use the motor in both 17.5NR Oval and in the 17.5NR on road classes. So an addendum was added to this years rule to continue to use the motors in two classes until the end of the race season.

The second, was a few drivers asked if the club would run a 13.5NR on road class next month. This is may opinion, if you have three or more drivers to make a class, then you can run. I think this was due to the rough driving on Sunday. As I said in my post on the 17th, I like close racing and great passes. Their is a problem, that is rough driving is creeping in to our most popular class. I myself have caused someone to crashes in my hast to get to the front, and I was sorry and stop to wait for that driver to go again. Remember, you are both racing and putting on a display to your fellow drivers and the public to show how talented you are.

Also, there is a change to the Bomber class rule on gearing. You may now run either pinion the 19 or the 23 with the 90 spur in this class. The VTA class has a change as well. The battery rule has changed again, so you can run any ROAR approved 2 cell hard case battery, and to be clear their is NO saucing of the tires at all.

If I've missed something let me know. Thank you.

Gordon.

 Posted: Mar-19-2014 07:52AM
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Hello,

I met a few of you at last week's race. It was my first time out, -I unfortunately did not get to race (as I got out a bit late) but was able to ask a lot of questions.

I plan on getting out early and signing up for the Novice class on the April 6th event.

Couple of quick questions (for a novice who has not raced with your club, but has raced elsewhere in the past):

1) I have a Tamiya Mini M05 which I am getting back to stock and per the club + TCS rules. I will be running a 6-cell battery (I want the weight), yet not sure if any of my Nimh's are ROAR approved? ...is this okay for Novice class?

2) I also would like to run my 1/10th scale sedan in either the oval or road course. It is not setup to be ROAR legal at the moment, is this okay to run in the novice class? It is an Ofna H4: http://ofna.com/h4-pro-nitro.php I am currently running an 8.5 brushless and lipo that is not ROAR legal ...I am focussing on getting my Mini to spec for April 6th's event, and will not have the $$ to get a new 17.5 spec motor and battery for this vehicle in time ...yet I would love to run this car as well and would plan to get it to spec in the coming months.

I do have a current ROAR card, etc.. have raced in the past over the years ..yet have only "practiced" at Nor-Cal hobbies over the past few years ...looking to get back into competitive racing as my schedule permits. I would like to focus my efforts on just 2 classes.

Thanks! Eric (It was nice meeting those who I met this past weekend and appreciate everyone's help, I would like to race with you guys and gals).

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