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Posted 25 April 2013 - 12:08 AM

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 01:49 AM

My offer stands to Mike and Todd, if you need some Blue Magic to help rubber in the track, I am glad to give it to Mike when I see him...  Todd, hope that your track is a huge success, it is beautiful, and you and Mike and others have done a great job !


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Posted 25 April 2013 - 10:40 AM

Mike K
It's not hard that it's bad for me, but also Mike Aguirre because Zero will be racing OMO.

Zero has altered his race schedule and will be at Todd's place.


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Posted 25 April 2013 - 12:46 PM

Do you really need to race on the third Saturday there?

BP is turning into a ghost town fast enough without that kind of help. . .


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Posted 25 April 2013 - 01:17 PM

I'll never understand why having more tracks could not be better!! If we can get more people racing--perhaps we can gain business instead of thinking we're losing business. Having a new flat track may be good for BPR's flat track program also!  I"d like to race at both tracks--their very different.  And the 3rd Sat at BPR has not been well attended-- it's probably the best day to use--then schedule another day for BPR flat track racing.  It could be good--- let's race!


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Posted 25 April 2013 - 06:38 PM

Being that there is no wing racing at BP, why not use the first Saturday of the month?

That way there is 2 flat track races a month, one at each place. . .


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Posted 25 April 2013 - 07:56 PM

It's also probably good to remember that the flat track @ BPR will be taken down (pretty soon) and possibly not back up until........???? Therefore, this could by default become the scrra flat track race for several months until such time as BPR gets theirs back up and running. Seems to me that the scrra would be all over having a flat track venue available rather than just running on the BPR King twice a month for the indeterminate future. I don't think that the scrra rules and bylaws would have any provision against running somewhere other than BPR if such additional venue were available (which it now is). Then again.....I'm just an interested observer.


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Posted 25 April 2013 - 08:46 PM

if i had my choice i would like to see 2nd and 4th saturdays as the Norcal gang might be persuaded to venture down. remember Fred and his crew are only a few miles up the road.


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Posted 26 April 2013 - 09:25 AM

Mike will there be membership dues for this facility?



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Posted 28 April 2013 - 12:40 PM

Sorry I have not responded to the thread sooner.

 

Mike, Tim, and myself have been quite busy on this new project. The track it self is finally finished. It has been resurfaced, rebraided, and restriped.

 

The facility is a 2400 square foot building in Yorba Linda, CA. The address is 22345 East La Palma Ave #107, Yorba Linda, CA. At this time the track will be open on Thursdays at 4 and closing at 9:30. We will increase to the weekends when we are completely finished.

 

Please be patient with us about more track hours we do have real jobs and this has been a lot of work. We are planning a race for the later half of May but we need to make sure a few things are finished. As soon as we know the date and time it will be posted. We will be running LMP GT12 and 1/24 Euro. There we be membership fees and track fees and they will be posted on The Cave Raceway web site very soon. You can visit the website at thecaveraceway.com

Thanks for everyone's hard work and support.

Todd


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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:27 AM

We will be trying to race on the 1st or the 3rd Saturday of the Month on the King or flat track with Can-Am and F1 using PD power for those that will be heading East for the Fall Brawl we need to start getting Ready and using the new motors all can play will look to start in July or Aug,

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Will be coming out there to race GT12 or Euro.



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Posted 30 April 2013 - 11:23 AM

I just Czeched my calendar and it looks like May 17 (actually, Czech your calendar and you'll see it is really the 18th) will not be good for me as my younger daughter is flying out to San Jose for her graduation from San Jose State with a Masters in Library Science.  Looks like she is also bringing Grandson, so it will be a fun packed weekend chasing him around.  Looks like my next opportunity will be in June.  Kinda disappointed I can't make it for your first race.  As earlier posted, this is a world class track and well worth a 400 mile drive.  I'll be checking for your next race announcement!


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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:29 PM

I just Czeched my calendar and it looks like May 17 (actually, Czech your calendar and you'll see it is really the 18th) will not be good for me as my younger daughter is flying out to San Jose for her graduation from San Jose State with a Masters in Library Science.  Looks like she is also bringing Grandson, so it will be a fun packed weekend chasing him around.  Looks like my next opportunity will be in June.  Kinda disappointed I can't make it for your first race.  As earlier posted, this is a world class track and well worth a 400 mile drive.  I'll be checking for your next race announcement!

 

My mistake on the date, perhaps we need to do a Friday night/Saturday day race then... I'll have an LMP car ready for your grandson "just in case"...


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Posted 30 April 2013 - 01:45 PM

The Cave Raceway Grand Opening

Saturday, May 18

The Cave Raceway Grand Opening race will be held on Saturday, May 18.

The doors will open at 8 AM. First class will be LMP. Falcon, Demon, Evil 9 motors allowed but no Hawk 7. Bodies are LMP style bodies, open cockpit or GT coupes allowed. No GTP bodies. Bodies must have stepped rear spoiler.

Next class will be GT12, USRA rules will apply. Please refer to 2011 USRA rulebook for approved bodies for this class.

Third will be the Grand Daddy the 1/24 Eurosport class. In this class ISRA rules will apply but with one minor change. It will be 4 minutes on and 90 seconds off. The bodies will be the Red Fox ISRA24 Audi body, the short one. This class will have no tools touch the car during lane changes, only under power.

For futher info please go to thecaveraceway.com. This race is for anyone that enjoys these classes; you need not be a member.

Todd
 
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22345 E. La Palma Ave.
Yorba Linda, CA 92887


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Posted 01 May 2013 - 01:08 PM

I will be there, for all three classes.

 

Now I need to find some new 1/24 Euro bodies.


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Posted 01 May 2013 - 05:28 PM

Sounds like FUN---I'll try to make it also!!  I've got all three class cars too!
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Posted 01 May 2013 - 06:29 PM

I'll try to make it there also to check out the track. Don't have any of cars in the classes for that day, but, might try my BPR flat track Can-Am, just to see!


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Posted 01 May 2013 - 08:09 PM

Good luck guys. Wish I was still in SD and I'd come by.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:10 AM

I'll be bringing three for LMP and GT12. Of course I am in for the Eurosport race, too!!! Going to be a good time.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:51 AM

I would love to drop by just to see this beautiful place.


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:24 AM

I will have loaners if you want to race.


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 10:47 AM

A couple questions:

 

Is there tables to pit on or do we need to bring one?

 

Does the LMP class use a Flexi chassis? 

 

Just want to confirm.

 

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 11:17 AM

Craig,

Pit space is there, and yes, the LMP class uses a Flexi chassis. JK Cheetah 11, X24, X25 were pretty much what we use at BP. I am putting my boys on X24s. I use the Cheetah 11. 
 
See you there...

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 12:26 PM

Dennis Samson,

 

You might need to do some spring cleaning as I believe your mail box is full!!!


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:33 PM

I just might try and make it for the opening. I have a running LMP car and several chassis, and I'll check the rules for GT12 and see if I have enough stuff to make one.

 

Also gotta put my DR-40 back together & get a couple of vacation days off work.

 

Also the hospital should be calling me in for another CT scan around then.

 

Maybe I better not try and make the opening, but I will head out soon and try that fablous-looking track. :)

 

Jeff


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:47 PM

You might need to do some spring cleaning as I believe your mail box is full!!!

 
Done, sorry for that!

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:17 PM

I was The Cave Raceway Last night. Todd was putting some finishing touches on the new facility. 
 
The track is amazing!
 
I ran some LMP and some Can-Am.
 
The inaugural race on May 18, 2013, will be epic!
 
The Monitors are HUGE, the facility is sparkling new, the pit tables are large, the pit chairs are new and comfy, the refrigerator is shiny black, there is even a Keurig coffee maker!!!
 
All the success in the world to Todd and to all to who have helped him at his new facility!!!

See you on May 18, 2013!!!
 
Let's get some Can-Am flat track racing going at The Cave Raceway!!!
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Posted 03 May 2013 - 05:51 PM

Listen to Rudy; Can-Am flat track racing at the "Cave"!

The 18th of May is looking good.

See ya there.
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Posted 03 May 2013 - 06:13 PM

Tom,

Take a look. May 18 is LMP, GT12, E24.

Come on out to race. We hope that Can-Am will be held at a future date.

So much DRAMA for such small cars....
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Posted 03 May 2013 - 06:46 PM

No problem Mike, just want to check things out and give the track a whirl with what I have. Still like Rudy's idea tho. See ya then.


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Posted 07 May 2013 - 04:20 PM

The Cave will be open on Saturday, May 11, at 9 AM for practice.

I am still working on having set hours of operation so please be patient.

Looks like there will a great turn-out for the May 18. race so a little practice couldn't hurt.

You can also follow us at thecaveraceway.com.

Thanks,

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 01:20 PM

Will be in the parking lot waiting!!

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 06:32 PM

Mike, quick question. Just for fooling around on the track, what gearing for in-line Can-Am[TSR motor] ? Tires?

Thanks.


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 10:47 PM

Mike, quick question. Just for fooling around on the track, what gearing for in-line Can-Am[TSR motor] ? Tires?

Thanks.

Tom, don't know. Haven't played that game yet.


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 11:00 PM

Tom,

Start with 8:29, you can go to a 28 after you have learned the track better.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 07:14 AM

Ok, thanks Dennis. See you on the 18th. Maybe the 11th.


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Posted 12 May 2013 - 04:54 PM

Very busy day yesterday, but, checked out the "Cave"; NICE set-up! That track is as smooth as you could hope.I helped clean the corners with Todd and Mike as it was pretty stuck. Running around with retro Can-Am's was fun, but when I got my chance to try an LMP that mike had set-up,WOW!! This is going to be a fun place to run at, especially on that track with G12 and Eurosport cars, and of course the LMP's. The track is a challenge, so practice will be important. Guys, check it out; as there is now another place to run. More tracks, the better for slot racers. A little competition between BPR the Cave should be a plus.

Nice work Todd and Mike. Lets get it on!


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Posted 12 May 2013 - 08:15 PM

Tom, glad to see you there and having fun. You were definitely getting that LMP car around quite well. Looking forward to next weekend.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 07:38 AM

I got a chance to run the track as well, it is every bit as nice as Tom says, well done to Todd and all who helped him get this ready.

Just be aware that the braid is very deep. I measured .040" in most places, but it is very constant, and brand new!

I am looking forward to Saturday.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 06:36 PM

Dennis, see ya there.


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Posted 13 May 2013 - 10:11 PM

Oh yeah, if I can get a loaner, I'm going to try like heck to to run LMP.  You guys are going to be amazed with this track!


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