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#51 team burrito

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 08:46 PM

I totally disagree with the RFR, but that's me. Part of racing is building a car that will go the distance and finish without getting the benefit of being able to be worked on by turning off the track for those who can't. Sorry, I am old school.

Finally, somebody understands what I'm trying to say! It's up to the race director to make the track calls, not the drivers. Drivers should look ahead to avoid crashes, that's what the fast guys do. Slot car racing is suppose to emulate real racing, that's why we have front wheels in the first place. Ron and I must have went to the same school and we like it that way! :laugh2:
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Posted 29 April 2010 - 09:24 PM

I have seen racers here in NZ who have deliberately called "Track!!" so as to retain their lead (advantage) in a race.

Invariably when the track call has been given, I have simply unplugged my controller and walked away from the race.

Cheating like this, in my mind, is the lowest trick of all. :(
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Posted 29 April 2010 - 11:49 PM

Zip, I attended a race this year where that exact scenario played out, leader deslotted right in front of a marshall, yelled track, got it, and the beat goes on. Sucks.

This topic is not popular with old school racers and never will be. It was an attempt to try to make it a less win as to have more fun format. Allow everyone to race as much as possible. I doubt it will be universally accepted and should be closed because it will drift way off topic.

I have raced in so many different formats it's hard to count, have thought some were stupid but when you race "their" way of racing and they have 20-35 people present and racing and having fun, who to say who is correct? I have seen crash and burn events with heats scored in points, starting every heat over at the start/finish line, timed heats, lap heats. It all boils down to, "when in Rome"... and anyone has the option to not participate if they do not agree with the procedure.
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Posted 30 April 2010 - 06:34 AM

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