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 Posted: Jan-20-2012 08:01PM
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I`m glad to see Buttercup,PBR and KOZ on our club message board. this way we can hope to spread the word about SPRINT CAR ASHPHALT OVAL at our club events.I can see a A,B and C main event if we could get the LSR and SPEEDWORLD crowd to come to our races...we do have fun and put on a good race program...we just have to have the weather behave and were off and racing....keep posting guys get the interest up

 Posted: Jan-20-2012 05:28PM
 Edited:  Jan-20-2012 12:00AM
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Member since:May 5, 2007
Custom Works is the most available car to buy usually if you want to order from tower or a great planes distro. Still, you're going to end up mail ordering most spares unless you count on fellow racers having them at the track, in which case custom works is most common. But saying that Custom works parts are the most available? not a lot of truth to that on the west coast where almost everything dirt oval related has to be ordered. As far as the tuneability of their cars, everybody has a preference. Custom works set up support is good because there are so many and you can ask the guy next to you. The GBX3 is a pretty nice car and Custom works has finally caught on to what the other manufactueres have been doing for a while now with shock mounting, and ackerman in the front, and their rear end has always been solid. I think their kits still lack in the fit and finish department, they come with some janky hardware when they could really put some finishing touches on their kits for only a dollar or two in the cost. Their plastics are a little behind some of the other manufactueres, as they use molded nylon a lot where most other manufacturers use machined delrin which holds up way better, and is much more precise. They finally got the shocks sorted with the GBX3, so they are all good there. and the trans is the standard B3 unit.

I personally drive Putnam cars, I believe they are the class of the feild along with the Hustler from Hyperdrive which there will be a few of in the GP feild. They both use a different design front end than the Custom Works cars, which custom works has taken a lot of cues from. Both cars come with fully machined components instead of molded plastics, and some of the industry leading fit and finish. I haven't run a Hyperdrive, but as for Putnam, his customer service as far as setup questions, explanation, etc is by far and away twice as good as any company I've ever dealt with in my 20 years of RC. Todd Putnam will not get off the phone with you untill you fully understand whatever it is you wanted to know.

Like I said, we all have our preferences. Custom Works cars, easy to get, mass produced. Other manufacturers are more cottage industry with very high attention to detail but you pay a little more. Parts for just about all of them are a phone call away.

I've always run Putnam Epic based motors with my MMP and GTB's, I have never felt out gunned by anything. And with the warranty service Thunder Power Provides you will have to pry Those packs from my cold dead hands! Their Replacement Policy is second to none.

I'm sure Kevin could tell you more about the hyperdrive cars, Himself, Mike Hite, and Mike Ramsey are all running them.

 Posted: Jan-20-2012 04:29PM
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EDUB - When it comes to the car itself. Custom Works GBX2 or GBX3 are both the ticket. The parts are readily available as opposed to some of the other Manuf.

The CW car is the easiest to get set up as well.

When it comes to tires. I run nothing but RC4Less. They are excellent for pavement and very consistent. TM makes a great tire as well. Kevin Osmon can tell you more on those.

Speed Control must be a Tekin. Even in Blinky, there is nothing better.

Motors and Batteries - Murfdogg all the way! I know Kevin will suggest Revtech as well. They both hit real hard.

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 Posted: Jan-20-2012 03:29PM
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Need advice for the wingless sprint setup. Way too lazy/busy to research it on my own.

Tell me what to buy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Posted: Jan-20-2012 01:37PM
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Yes. And to think, there will be no dish wheels to be seen  Guess I'll have to go back to my old red white and black paint scheme.

Good to have you on board, Dan. 

 Posted: Jan-20-2012 11:31AM
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I am so down for the VTA Class, that will be awesome.

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 Posted: Jan-20-2012 11:09AM
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Ok guys, I'm going to try and get support for VTA(Vintage Trans-Am). Rules are here-> http://www.usvintagetransam.com/rules/index.html. There will also be an alternative spec motor. The Johnson 450 (Silver can) motors. And batteries will only have to be 2 cell ROAR approved hard case Lipos. So there won't be a milliamp limit.

Any questions? Just post here.

 

 Posted: Jan-20-2012 08:12AM
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Oh yeah-wingless sprints-already bought one.Should be cool-been waitn for this....

 Posted: Jan-19-2012 06:45PM
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Member since:May 5, 2007
2 cell roar approved Lipo, Roar approved 13.5 motor and Roar approved spec/blinky esc.

All other rules will follow traditional DODC rules found here.

http://www.dirtoval.com/rules/

 Posted: Jan-19-2012 05:26PM
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On the sprint class would that be 1 cell or 2 cell?

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 Posted: Jan-19-2012 04:30PM
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WHAAAATTTTT  Wingless sprints!!  I'm SO DOWN FOR THIS!  I have a car already!


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 Posted: Jan-19-2012 04:08PM
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I'd return to oval racing if we ran a wingless, ramping-less 2wd sprint car class.

I'd shelf my nitro on-road car to do it (except for the 24min race) and keep racing F1 for an all open-wheel line-up.

Would need some help getting the right gear to get started, but it sounds awesome!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Posted: Jan-18-2012 10:21PM
 Edited:  Jan-18-2012 12:00AM
koz
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Ford- I sent you an email..

I'm sorry i could not attend last tuesday meeting, family stuff came up last minute.I would have explained and made things alot simpler

 I;ve emailed,spoke with, sent texts to alot of the gp club guy;s but i'll post here 

1st.

17five stock class Basically 2 options

1. just change current 17five class to non boosted 

2. 2nd option- change 17five to non boosted and a body change to a protoform version 2 nationwide body style spoiler only or possibly go with a truck body?

17five class,oval racers- we just don;t have the car,or body count to support another stock type class, my idea;s were to slow the cars down some,which tightens up the class,makes for closer racing, and just overall better for the gp stock class. Both myself and Mike Hite have tested with a spoiler only car and non boosted, we ran 4 tenths slower and the car handled great. 4 tenths doesnt seem like much but it's enough to tighten up the seperation and slow the cars down and make racing closer and more fun for all the stock guy's. Only cost would be a new body..

I can post up changes on set-up, rollout, motor timing, etc,,which ever way the stock class goes to help you guy's get up to speed with the possible changes. I can also set everybodys esc if they need help getting the esc's into the non boosted mode so they can easly be teched. 

Expert class

only change would be to go to 13.5 motors,most of the nation has dropped 10five except for bigger races. This just means a stator change period so not a big cost at all. Slowing the cars down   also tightens up the seperation, and drops the cars off about 4 tenths as well, i have tested against the 10five cars so i know what to expect and can pass along info.

lastly 

360 wingless sprint car class

13five non boosted 

wingless

current 2wd dirt oval type cars, alot of choices out there, all are fast and easy to parts, dirt oval type cars are well supported out here on the west coast

this class is going to be fun, exciting, and we have a good start of  committed guy;s to support the class. and hopefully make it the biggest attended class in the gp club oval racing

If i have to hire a nurse or whatever i'll be at next meeting, and most know how to get ahold of me .

The additions, minor changes are nothing but positive fun, exciting , most of all continued oval support and revenue for the gp club

 

 

 

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 Posted: Jan-18-2012 09:34PM
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It was nice meeting all of you guys last night, I'm excited to come out and race with all of you, especially seeing as it's not a two hour drive to go race!

Definitely excited about some pavement sprint car racing, I think that will get some new people out for sure! I'm also excited to try my hand at oval pan cars.

Just my two cents about the classes (I know I don't hold any weight here as an outsider, so feel free to flame away after I say this! LOL!), After hearing at the meeting that you had an average of 10-12 entries for 17.5 oval last year, and also hearing that some of those drivers would drop that class in order to run a 17.5 non ramping class, it really doesn't seem wise as far as car count goes to have 3 pan car oval classes, seems it could possibly hurt car count across the classes? Now if there were average of 30 pan cars at an event I could see the justification of adding a 3rd class. Again, as an outsider seeing a stock type class with a consistent B-main every race weekend would make me think "man this club has it going on!" whereas 3 classes without full fields is a little lack luster.

As far as the classes go, I think a 17.5 non ramping/blinky class is an attractive class for someone like myself looking to get involved. It takes the speed control out of the game and focuses a little less on the electronics and more on the hardware, and I've always found if you can get your head around setting up the car and driving it well, then adding speed is a natural progression. In the dirt oval world we typically run 13.5 non ramping, and open mod. The transition for a good driver in the 13.5 class to open mod is pretty smooth if they are ready, meanwhile the 13.5 class is not so intimidating to someone coming out of a novice type class.

I just need the word on what it's going to be, I'm already getting tired of looking at my 17.5 car sitting on the shelf with no tires or body! LOL! I also have a pretty nice TC3 that could become VTA fodder if that class gains momentum

Can't wait to come out! thanks again!

ford cook

 Posted: Jan-18-2012 09:31PM
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 Posted: Jan-18-2012 08:35PM
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Great meeting last night.... thank you to all who attended....good ideas, the main one being the big leap from Novice to stock (ramping 17.5), especially in oval....maybe need a class in between? The suggestion was for a truck class, 17.5 motors, non ramping. Also a call to slow the 10.5 races, maybe going to a 13.5 motor. Biggest change would be to add a non-wing sprint class, running 13.5 motors and 2 cell packs. There seems to be a lot of interest.

There was also a suggestion for a vintage Trans Am class....that looks like fun and I love the looks of the cars...except I'm old enough to have gone to those races in the late 60's. Maybe run a silver can motor and HPI rubber tires.

There was a request to have the road course layout done ahead of time so set up could be done earlier...I'll have aerial shots of our three sites to pass out at the next meeting so everybody can take a shot at designing a course. We only need six good layouts for the year and we could even repeat them next year if we wanted to.

Again this year we'll have the dates, locations and featured classes planned for the whole year on a flyer so you'll know what to expect at each race.

The Board will be meeting shortly to put together a plan before the next meeting.

 Posted: Jan-17-2012 10:47AM
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Can't wait to get to another meeting and chit chat with the other guys again. Even more so, I can't wait to start racing again.

 Posted: Jan-14-2012 10:27AM
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GP Members spread the word about the meeting, please! E-mail other racers, post on forums, let your friends know!

This is the meeting where the GP Club will discuss possible changes for the 2012 season. Ideas will be brought forth and discussed. Everyone's input is welcome. Not every idea can or will be used, but it never hurts to voice your ideas. Not only will the oval classes be discussed, but on-road as well.

Now is the time to bring up ideas on what to add, what to change, and this includes the race-day itself ....

The Board will gather all the info and then proceed. They will meet and make some decisions, other items will be voted on by the club members during the February meeting.

Tuesday night will be a full house. Please bring R/C cars to show. There will also be a great raffle! Hope to see-you there!



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 Posted: Jan-13-2012 12:52PM
koz
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GP oval guy's i've been on the phone, texting, emailing,etc.. I'll be at the meeting on the 17th so any support would be awesome, the possible additions, and minor tweaks with the oval classes are nothing but positive,best for the gp club ,makes the racing better,closer, etc.. and also creates more revunue and keeps  car and body count up!

 Anyone that is interested in oval racing in the gp club should try and attend. We could use your support.

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 Posted: Jan-06-2012 04:48PM
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Yes, the 17th....

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