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 Posted: May-10-2016 07:38PM
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Last post: Nov 14, 2017
Member since:Dec 4, 2007
Hey Guys this track has been around for a few years now. 
I have done the night summer series 2 years ago and had a blast heading back home now and then. Hobby town has been working hard on their program and have a crew that wants you to have a good time when you go. I helped them get a good scoring program and spent a day with them when they did. two weeks later they where showing me things with the program that I have not seen. The one man that has put in many hours (Brian Rush) was the guy that showed me how to drive RC cars 30+ years ago. and he works on the track every weekend, Kevin J might be the closest person to come to mind for the hours he puts in.
Yes 3 years ago the track was a bit rough and small now it has a painted track and curbing going in. They have pounded and grounded out parts of the track. NO its not the OLD Nor-Cal but no place is. Its a parking lot that's been worked on many hours and its has paid  off for them. they been able to run 1/12 scale outdoors. The Bite is good and not a tire eater, i run One YES 1 set of powers 34 for 4 race days in the night series.
they run I laps transponder but like Nick stated they are working on AMB soon
I know that they are looking into getting the northern TCS races sometime in the next year or two.
Food is close by
hotels not to far away or I might be able to get my Brothers place for a night for a few



 


RcAmerica---Xray---Hudy---Jaco---                                         Ko Propo---NorCal Hobbies

 Posted: May-10-2016 06:20AM
 Edited:  May-10-2016 08:41AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MostlyTorso
Can't wait to see it once it's built. Let us know when it's open, and post some more pictures if you can!
The track is ready now. We have a race this saturday the 14th.   All the curbing my not be completed by then, but it is being worked on. 2 of the curbs were being poured last weekend.

We will get more pictures this weekend.

our full race schedule is posted on www.localrcracing.com 


Nick George
www.localrcracing.com
 Posted: May-09-2016 09:23PM
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Member since:Sep 1, 2013
Can't wait to see it once it's built. Let us know when it's open, and post some more pictures if you can!

 Posted: May-09-2016 07:47PM
 Edited:  May-20-2016 08:27PM
Total posts: 148
Last post: Oct 23, 2017
Member since:Apr 14, 2011
I appreciate your comments. I agree with all of them as well. 

We are working on making the switch to MYLAPS system. We already have a decoder that was lent to us indefinitely. It's just getting all the locals to switch over. If you're able to convince people to come race. We will do our best to have extra transponders to loan out at least one to each driver.   If we plan a big race we will definitely have the MYLAPS system running for that.  

The traction level is much better since they resurfaced the track. It's not a normal seal coat. I'm not sure what they did this time. But traction is very manageable. The nitro guys are really enjoying the extra room and extra traction. 

As far as the class names. Not sure those will be changed anytime soon for our local program. If we do hold a larger organized race. We will make sure the classes use the more common class names. Mod, 17.5, usgt etc

ive personally raced at quite a few of the well know california onroad tracks. Tamiya raceway. Old norcal hobbies. Ripon. 

And I can honestly say. Once this track is finished. It will be on par with all of those tracks. 

Nick George
www.localrcracing.com
 Posted: May-09-2016 07:21PM
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Last post: Mar 27, 2017
Member since:Jan 27, 2012
The new layout looks much better than it did when I came down from S.F. to run my Serpent 747e. The old layout was fun but was a little tight for cars with a ton of horsepower. I will try to talk more norcal racers to come down to Fresno. I have some suggestions to help attract more racers to Fresno:

1) Switch over to Mylaps/AMD timing system. Almost no one will show up from outside of Fresno with transponders compatible with your current system. I did not have enough time when I was there to swap my loaner transponder into a different car. I think I had 30 seconds of warmup for the nitro main event.

2) Consider raising the level of grip to a new level with VHT.

3) There are racers that are not familiar with Tamiya racing classes. Lets call the Modified class "Mod", the 17.5 class "17.5" and the 21.5 class "USGT or VTA". I struggled with that all day when I was there.

Please don't take my suggestions as overly critical. I had a fun day of racing in Fresno and I enjoyed meeting fellow rc racers and hanging out with Carlos. If you want to attract racers from outside of Fresno this is what I would do.

 Posted: May-09-2016 05:52PM
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Great looking track!!

 Posted: May-09-2016 05:46PM
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Last post: Oct 23, 2017
Member since:Apr 14, 2011
We have a very good consistant turnout for the following classes. Usually 1 - 2 heats of each class. 

(GT1) Open mod

(Gt2) 17.5 NR sedan. 1380g. Open tire. 190mm race body

(Gt3) 21.5 NR sedan. 1450g. Open tire (spoked wheel) GT body. 
This class will soon switch to 1380g and the USGT spec tire 

10th nitro sedan 

Formula 1 21.5 NR. 2 cell. 

VTA. Full VTA rules 


We also have classes for 

Tamiya mini 

Novice. New drivers. Any vehicle 

Nick George
www.localrcracing.com
 Posted: May-09-2016 05:33PM
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Last post: Oct 23, 2017
Member since:Apr 14, 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scotty B
Looks great...  cool
Is pitting outdoors or indoors??

There are a few pit spots inside by the carpet track. Roughly 15. So make sure your bring a table, tent, and extension cord. 

Nick George
www.localrcracing.com
 Posted: May-09-2016 04:05PM
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Looks great...  cool
Is pitting outdoors or indoors??

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 Posted: May-09-2016 08:35AM
 Edited:  May-09-2016 10:00AM
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Last post: Oct 23, 2017
Member since:Apr 14, 2011
Hey Guys, Hobbytown in Fresno has made some huge improvements on their race facility. The new layout is 165x75.  They are working on installing permanent curbing on all corners.

They are in talks about switching to MYLAPS timing system as well.

for more info.. checkout  www.localrcracing.com 

better Image:  http://localrcracing.com/hobbytown-track-update/






Nick George
www.localrcracing.com

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