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 Posted: Apr-25-2017 09:12AM
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Sherman I don't know that we know what will work at Delta. At Auburn I tried ribs in front and Holeshots in the rear, usually a pretty safe combination. They kind of worked but the car was a handful. I did not get a chance to adjust much as this was a shortened day. I also tried Street Tracs and they did not work at all. Delta may be a different story, you know how dirt is, always different and always changing! Street Tracs would be great since they fit right on without changing much other than gearing, the offroad tires will require at least a longer arm on the left rear and an offroad header for tire clearance. So, it remains to be seen what "works" and what doesn't. And yes, once you go the off road path, there are so many tires/compounds to pick from.

 

Butch

 Posted: Apr-25-2017 07:55AM
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or stick to the street type of tread ???

 Posted: Apr-24-2017 05:41PM
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for Nitro Sprint,what type of tires are working? grooved on front and pins on rear ? or pins all around? there are so muh to pick from

 Posted: Apr-24-2017 01:47PM
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I like the open tire concept, it allows us to find what works for us. The big wing does cover a lot of sins, so that's a plus. As far as shocks, and Joe would have to chime in here, I don't see the track being particularly rough, just not table top smooth. I like the positive attitude and feedback. I think now there are 4 of us that read this thread. 5 if you count Dennis!

 

Butch

 Posted: Apr-24-2017 01:38PM
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Thanks Butch. I can be there on Fridays that I don't have a race on Saturday in Auburn. I think the Nitro Sprints on buggy tires and 7" wing sound great. I Have done testing at Auburn and I know that you and Joe have also and that you can use Buggy tires without too much trouble. My one concern would be What size shocks to use? 

 Posted: Apr-24-2017 11:16AM
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Great to hear Sherman!  I vote for open tire rule, as in any tire that works for you.  I have a set of the RC4Less Dirt Oval Rubber tires, a bunch of old street tracks, "buggy", and big soft foam tires that I would like to try.  A 7 inch wing makes a big difference on Sprint Car, I think it will be fun!

 Posted: Apr-24-2017 10:53AM
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I`m in for some rubber tire NITR SPRINTS , what tires,inserts and rims ?I`m sure we can get more out there

 Posted: Apr-24-2017 09:26AM
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I talked with John Viel about this yesterday and we'd like to run Nitro Sprint cars with rubber tires and 7 inch wings.  We already have what is needed to run these cars, or at least get started, sitting around our shops.  If we could race regularly at Delta for the rest of the year this way without wearing out Joe, I think it would be great.  

 Posted: Apr-24-2017 08:50AM
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Judd, I have only been thinking about the existing Delta Sprint turnout, which is mostly the 17.5 cars. Most if not all of them are direct drive cars, and as such could have a hard time getting the proper roll out on bigger tires. I confess that I don't really know what they run for roll out, but playing with my r/o calculator Saturday with offroad tires, it is possible to attain what I run for 13.5, but there are only a few of those cars anyway. (you and I being 2 out of the 5 that ran the arena). Yes, we could easily run the Auburn outlaw setup, and again you and I could be 2 for that class. I didn't mention it in my previous post, but Joe and I did discuss that on Friday night, the possibility of getting some Auburn folks down here as long as the tracks worked together on schedule.
The 17.5 class should be able to just change tires/gearing to accommodate the offroad tires. The other classes are easy since offroad tires are readily available and they all have gearboxes. Actually, I think Roland was testing his B-Mod with OR tires the first Friday night.
It remains to be seen just exactly what kind of track prep would be needed and what the track would do under race conditions, but this needs to be less of a burden on Joe, and we need to keep racing alive here (in my opinion!) so I'm willing to try anything. There were a couple of sport mod type trucks playing around after Joe kind of "fixed" the track Friday and they were getting around just fine on Bandito type tires, so there is a possibility of this working. And Joe thinks there are already several loose dirt type cars in the area.

 

Butch

 Posted: Apr-23-2017 07:23AM
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THANKS BUTCH FOR THAT EXPLANATION ON HOW MUCH HARD WORK TO KEEP R/C TRACKS PREPPED TO RACE ON. A BIG THANK YOU GOES TO JOE REYES FOR HIS THANKLESS JOB, THERE ARE 99% ELECTRIC CARS OUT THERE AND THEY HOOK UP MUCH BETTER THEN NITRO CARS. ELECTRIC R/C CARS ARE THE FUTURE, WE WILL HAVE TO BRING THEM BACK WHEN THE INDOOR OPENS UP IN NOVEMBER, OR WAIT AND SEE WHATS UP. ANYWAY I`LL HAVE TO COME AND PLAY WITH MY SPORTS MOD

 Posted: Apr-22-2017 07:55PM
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Butch, would we run our Auburn ( Outlaw) Sprint cars or a version of our foam tire cars with a 13.5 and off road tires with trans or DD ?

 Posted: Apr-22-2017 05:00PM
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Hey gang, the reason Joe cancelled yesterday was because the track surface would not cooperate and it was a mess. This dirt has been problematic to maintain and Joe puts in a ton of time, he was very frustrated yesterday. So I am lobbying with Joe to basically run the track as a loose dirt type track on rubber tires with minimal track prep. I suggested this last year but he was reluctant to change anything so we didn't run. Joe seemed a little more receptive to it yesterday. My reasoning for this is:
  • Sealing is not an option, the dirt is too finicky and it is very expensive to do.
  • The dirt doesn't really "stick" to itself so getting a smooth track surface is tricky and maybe just chance if it happens.
  • More than half the classes we run are rubber tired cars anyway, Sport Mod, Pro Mod, B Mod, Street Stock and the 13.5 trucks would convert no problem.
  • I think a 17.5 direct drive sprint car could be geared to run offroad tires.
  • The nitro cars may have to sit this one out, but we only have a couple that would run Friday nights anyway.
  • It's either this or nothing, which is what we had last summer.
I know there's only about 3 people that actually read this thread, but what do you think?

 

Butch

 Posted: Apr-21-2017 07:18PM
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AS DENNIS MENTIONED LETS GET THESE DIRT OVAL CARS OUT THE WEATHER SHOULD BE PERFECT, I`M BRINGING OUT MY NITRO SPRINT ANYONE ELSE? LETS MAKE SOME NOISE !!!! CHUCK AND RALPH I WILL BRING YOUR TROPHYS (GROUNDPOUNDERS) JOE THANKS FOR KEEPING US INFORMED

 Posted: Apr-21-2017 02:34PM
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I'm canceling tonight's dirt oval race. 

Sorry. Joe

 Posted: Apr-17-2017 04:45PM
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Wet track Sherman, silver tires same as the arena.

 

Butch

 Posted: Apr-17-2017 10:55AM
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BUTCH DENNIS SCHNEIDER AND ERIC VASUTIN WILL BE THERE ON 5/5/17.
17.5 SPRINT CAR. LET'S HEAR FROM THE REST OF YOU "DIRTOVAL" GUYS.
JOE BUSTES HIS ASS SO WE CAN HAVE A GOOD TRACK TO RACE ON
I DON'T DRIVE A REAL CAR ANY MORE SO I CAN'T MAKE IT ALL THE TIME, BUT I WOULD
IF I COULD.
SO LET'S HAVE A ROLL CALL.
DENNIS

 Posted: Apr-17-2017 07:10AM
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good news....what tires? NITRO SPRINT 21 st

 Posted: Apr-16-2017 04:12PM
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Hey Dirt Oval guys, let's get them out! Joe did an excellent job of track prep for last Friday, but all we did was practice due to low turnout. How about a roll call for next Friday! We need to support our track!

 

Butch

 Posted: Apr-08-2017 08:10AM
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READY FOR SOME RACIN' TOMORROW. RAIN OR SHINE BRING EM ON OUT.

 Posted: Apr-04-2017 11:18AM
 Edited:  Apr-04-2017 11:36AM
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Updated Dirt oval 2017 spring schedule.

April 14th.and the 21st.
May 5th. and the 12th.

It's going to rain this Friday the 7th. and the race on may 26th. is Memorial day weekend, so I'm changing that date also.

                                                              Thanks Joe

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