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 Posted: Mar-21-2017 06:45AM
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Google Tamiya 2017 TCS rules.  Yes new Body (Mercedes)and front spool is allowed.  No shimming and A and C tires are allowed now.

 

 

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 Posted: Mar-21-2017 06:38AM
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Last post: Sep 3, 2017
Member since:Jan 21, 2004
I'm hearing that rules have changed for GT-Pro Spec -- new body approved, front spool/other parts, etc.  I can't find this info anywhere -- either on RCTech or Tamiya.  Anyone have the page/thread showing the updated rules?  

Thank you.

 Posted: Feb-25-2017 08:23PM
Total posts: 449
Last post: Nov 14, 2017
Member since:May 17, 1999
If your headed down to Tamiya America for the TCS race, make sure you bring a Flourescent painted body with you or one that glows in the dark.  Last year during the Mini A-Main and GT Pro Spec we were racing in the dark...there is no lighting at the Tamiya Track.

Tamiya M07, Xray X1 '18
 Posted: Feb-15-2017 08:24PM
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Member since:May 17, 1999
Results of the Hobby Town Fresno race can be found on the Tamiya USA website by clicking here:

HT Fresno Results

Tamiya M07, Xray X1 '18
 Posted: Feb-13-2017 12:56PM
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Last post: Nov 16, 2017
Member since:Oct 4, 2010
Thanks for the heads up John. I registered last night. If anyone wants to split a hotel room for Aliso, let me know.

 Posted: Feb-12-2017 08:20PM
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If you missed out on the HT Fresno stop...your in luck.  Tamiya America Track in Aliso Viejo is up March 26th with practice on saturday.

Tamiya America signups here

Tamiya M07, Xray X1 '18
 Posted: Jan-31-2017 09:28AM
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Member since:Jan 17, 2017
Hobbytown did a good job the.amount of semi truck running  was great the only class with a full a and b main.  It was big fun watching the semi's bouncing around  some were getting all for wheel off the ground in the corner. Just spectacular!!!!

 Posted: Jan-28-2017 02:42PM
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Traction is good.  Weather is nice for this time of the year. It's a good mix of southern and Northern California drivers and of course the locals. Thanks to Justin[manager] of HT Fresno for going above and beyond.  I needed semi truck tires.  He has a kit he is building and decided to sell me the tires that came with his kit.  There was no tires available on places I have checked

 

 

I'm not the best driver out there.  But I'm still having fun 

Peterbuilt Jr. Raceway San Jose

Chef Dave's track  Vallejo  

RC City Milpitas

Hobby Haven Livermore 

Norcal Hobbies Union City 

 Posted: Jan-27-2017 08:28PM
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I'll be there tomorrow

 

 

I'm not the best driver out there.  But I'm still having fun 

Peterbuilt Jr. Raceway San Jose

Chef Dave's track  Vallejo  

RC City Milpitas

Hobby Haven Livermore 

Norcal Hobbies Union City 

 Posted: Jan-27-2017 08:26PM
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Member since:May 17, 1999
Looks like everyone is in for some Great traction this weekend.  Clear and Sunny weather so far for Saturday and Sunday.  Brian and the HT Crew were out on the track late tonight to get the perfect VHT amount on the track.  

Good luck to all the NorCal drivers.  See you all this weekend.

Tamiya M07, Xray X1 '18
 Posted: Jan-22-2017 08:30PM
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Just one more week until the First TCS stop at HT Fresno. 

And it looks like the Semi Truck class has the largest number of entries so far.  This class is going to be fun to watch on that size of a track.  It's going to be a cold one...don't forget the tire warmers!

Tamiya M07, Xray X1 '18
 Posted: Jan-12-2017 05:25PM
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Member since:Dec 10, 2016
When will tires be in stock? I want to run my car this season as required by TCS because this beginner really needs the practice.

 Posted: Jan-12-2017 05:07PM
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Just to give everyone a heads up NorCal will have Tamiya parts, cars and tires for TCS well before the race in June.  We are actually ordering the parts and tires now.  We have TA07 kits in stock as well as Tamiya hop-up's for the car.  We also have a TT02R car kit in stock that can be used for TCS GT Pro Spec class.

 Posted: Jan-12-2017 05:47AM
Total posts: 38
Last post: Nov 16, 2017
Member since:Oct 4, 2010
The TCS "drivers license" is no longer necessary for registering for races. The website needs a slight update. 

All registration is done through RCCarEvents.com. Do a search for TCS and all the races whose entries are open will pop up.

Nor-Cal Hobbies has spec'd 17.5 for GT1 and 21.5 for GT2. Fred Medel posted the revised motor list on RCTech. Here's the link:

http://www.rctech.net/forum/14795239-post20839.html

I recommend checking in on the TCS thread on RCTech from time to time. 

 Posted: Jan-11-2017 08:41PM
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Last post: Apr 7, 2017
Member since:Dec 10, 2016
I registered on the TCS site for my driver license. I looked over the PDF and didn't see Nor Cal listed for motors. When do you think we will find that out?

 Posted: Jan-11-2017 10:52AM
 Edited:  Jan-11-2017 02:27PM
Total posts: 38
Last post: Nov 16, 2017
Member since:Oct 4, 2010
Scargoes,

The TamiyaUSA website has a very comprehensive set of rules:

http://www.tamiyausa.com/tcs/rules.php#.WHZ1UX2Nx4k

Start with reading the general rules link and class descriptions. In addition, these rules on their website have been slightly amended for 2017. You can find these revisions here:

http://www.tamiyausa.com/articles/ln/558/2017%20Regional%20TCS%20rules.pdf

Motor turn specifications for the GT1 and GT2 classes also vary by track as well. Check near the end of the 2017 rule amendments for clarification.

Tamiya bodies must be used for all classes, rear wings are limited to Tamiya only, and there are a some implied, but unwritten rules regarding modifications to parts.

For instance, it is not legal to drill holes in the top of your shock caps to reduce rebound. But I've seen that its okay to trim down the rear plank on a Subaru BRZ body or omit certain parts from your car (e.g. the gear cover on a TA07).

If you have any special questions, I would not hesitate to e-mail Fred Medel of TamiyaUSA through the event sign-up page. I participated in a TCS event for the first time last year and he was very helpful in answering my questions regarding things like track time, tire sauce, etc.

For tires, Type B3 pre-mounted tires (Item 1015) can be found discounted online at TQ RC Racing ($48) or at RPP Hobby ($39). I still haven't found a discount source for Type-A premounts (1030) though. Check with the track to see if they will have discounted tires during the event. I believe Hobbytown Fresno has stated that they will.

 Posted: Jan-11-2017 10:12AM
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Good question.

 Posted: Jan-11-2017 07:47AM
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Member since:Dec 10, 2016
As a TCS virgin, what do I need to do to compete? Anything special other than having all Tamiya parts? Any place to buy the tires cheaper than Tamiya USA. $70 a set is painful.

 Posted: Jan-09-2017 08:13PM
Total posts: 449
Last post: Nov 14, 2017
Member since:May 17, 1999
With the TCS Race at Nor-Cal Hobbies, I am surprised that GT1 will be 17.5 motor and GT2 will be 21.5 motor. 

I thought the track would be big enough for the 13.5 in GT1 and 17.5 in GT2, just like the Tamiya America track.  And would be better preparation for Nationals in August.

Tamiya M07, Xray X1 '18
 Posted: Jan-09-2017 12:07PM
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Member since:Jul 27, 2007
P1 raceway is racing this weekend and there will be some guys running tcs classes in preparation for Fresno.  There's a group of us that are heading down to that race in 13.5, mini and f1!   I'm telling you right now Arthur knights mini is lookin unbeatable!   It's tc status!  Gonna be fun!

 

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