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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).

 Posted: Mar-18-2014 07:30AM
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Matt, could we post the results from the March 16th race on the Ground Pounders web site, please?

Gordon.

 Posted: Mar-17-2014 06:52PM
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That was cool, wasn't it? Fun race and there will be more cars at the next race.

 Posted: Mar-17-2014 06:50PM
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Bomber video was great, thanks for posting Gary.

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 Posted: Mar-17-2014 06:26PM
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Slash race video..... that was a fun race.

http://youtu.be/AaFftCjTjsc

 Posted: Mar-17-2014 05:08PM
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Great day of racing. The thrust bearing in differential went out on my mini. Went at the tamiya web site can't just order the bearing. Bomber was a blast. See you at the next race.:-)

 Posted: Mar-17-2014 12:10PM
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I have all d3.5 motors...if i have to switch i will but i say let us run'em. Save us some $$$$$$. Thanks

 Posted: Mar-17-2014 09:51AM
 Edited:  Mar-16-2014 11:00PM
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Thanks GP crew the race was a blast and weather perfect  track was total fun..

 

 

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 Posted: Mar-17-2014 09:50AM
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Thank you to everyone who came out for the rain out race. The day was nice their were a little over 50 entries and some new to the club drivers and some returning members.

Thank you to the Matt Senn, to Dan Hageman, to David and Don Fredrick, to John Micthell and his son, and all the other drivers for setting up the track and the drivers stand. Thank you to Robert Wise for bring the sound system, to Rob Burns for picking up the generators, to Amy Wildt for registration and the trash bags and to everyone for cleaning up their pit areas.

A big welcome to our new novice drivers Joesph, T-Bone. To the new faces who raced before and are coming to race with the Ground Pounders Philp and his friend who's name I forgot, and welcome back Dan Hageman.

There were some great racing in both oval and on road. In 17.5 oval Dan H. pick-up the win, in 13.5 oval David F. won, in both races the battle for second was close. In the bomber class Rob B. won with Gary O. on his bumper at the line. In 17.5 on road Matt S. got the win and the battle for second between 5 drivers that turn into a bump and bash fest. I like to watch good racing between drivers but, be curtsy to the other divers around you on the track. The Slash class and Rally races were fun to watch, and congrats to Bryes and Matt on their wins.

At the end of the day two drivers came up and presented sum valid points for their two classes. I like to hear from the racers and the club members about the two topics.

The first is dealing with the Trinty D3 motors, the ban issue which is coming up or is here. I understand that motors are expensive and buying 2 or 3 as back-up hits the pocket book hard. So, the question is should the Ground Pounders club allow the use of the D3 for the remainder of the year ? The second is with the amount of ruff driving in the 17.5 on road class, a 13.5 class be formed for those who want to battle without all the ruff stuff. So, should the Ground Pounders club add 13.5 expert class to the schedule ?

The next meeting will be this Tuesday the 18th at the Rohnert Park Round Table at 7:30pm . We will discuss these two topics and talk about the race from last Sunday.

Thanks again to all of you who came out last Sunday.

Gordon.

 Posted: Mar-17-2014 08:09AM
 Edited:  Mar-16-2014 11:00PM
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Sunday, April 6th - 1st Points Race

Location - Les Schwab - 6700 Hembree Lane, Windsor, CA, 95492

Featured Class - Mini!!

You can fill out your sign up sheet ahead of time - http://www.thegroundpounders.com/Club_PDF_s_of_important_info.cfm or, if preferred, you can also fill out a form the morning of the race from 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM trackside.

Don't forget to bring ...a copy of your ROAR card with you as it's required to race with us. If you're attending our event for the first time, you can sign up at the track on race morning or go to ROAR's website to download the form there or choose the electronic payment option - http://www.roarracing.com/?page_id=16

2014 updated rules can be found here - http://www.thegroundpounders.com/2014_Club_Rules.cfm

Track set up starts around 6:30 AM/7:00 AM, so please come on out to lend a hand if you are able to as the sooner we are set up, the sooner we can start running practice to be able to start the first heat at 11:00 AM! Sign ups are from 9:00 - 10:30 AM.

We hope to see you there!

 

 Posted: Mar-17-2014 06:26AM
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Here's a video of the Bomber race from my driver's perspective. I'll have one for the Slash race later but they take FOREVER to download.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYvh_K9oZgg&feature=youtu.be

Yes Sherman, I'll be at the meeting with the sprayers. See ya then!!!

 Posted: Mar-17-2014 06:00AM
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GP meeting 7:30 rohnert park round table pizza, Gary will you be at the meeting? hey bring the sprayers I will take them.. Gordon sorry to hear the news. she was a great club member see ya soon

 Posted: Mar-16-2014 08:45PM
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Ray sorry you were sick.... Bryce and I had our own battle without ya. I have the sprayers washed out.... do you want them back?

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