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Posted 28 May 2015 - 08:02 PM

Anyone interested in racing these on any Sundays?

My work schedule does not allow me to race on Saturdays, so I am interested in racing these on Sundays.
 
I have some rules drawn up and I am interested in feedback and racers that wants to race!
 
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Posted 28 May 2015 - 08:15 PM

Great looking little cars.

 

I hope you have some luck getting racing started.


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Posted 29 May 2015 - 12:36 AM

Where would the racing be done at? I would be interested in racing them.

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Posted 29 May 2015 - 12:51 AM

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The cars are great looking!!!
 
If there's interest...!!!
 
I'm am trying to line up BPR, Big Lou's in Culver City, Eddie Shorer has a mini blue king, there is a home track near UCLA, Dennis Samson would host if he is in town...

Whoever has a track that wants to host a race!
 
I am planning a series of races with a points chase and plaques for series podium.
 
Planning two classes: stock and modified as outlined in post #1.
 
Rules are simple, with no BS stuff!
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Posted 29 May 2015 - 04:46 PM

Mike,

 

Silicone tires work great on these cars if they are glued, trued up and the edges well rounded. They last a long time and we are getting better times on my wood track with silicones than we did with sponge rubber tires.

 

I love running these cars, but we run them mostly with sidewinder pods and the ScaleAuto blue ball bearing motor.


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Posted 29 May 2015 - 05:32 PM

thanks Jim,

appreciate your post on the Krissoff family.

 

trying to limit the tire selection process here, so racers don't have to chase after the right tire.

but you are correct, a silicone tire would give the most grip

 

planning two class: a stock class that uses the stock inline pod and the mod class which can use the sidewinder pod.

I got some NSR gear sets that works with the sidewinder pod, hope to try that out.


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Posted 30 May 2015 - 12:00 AM

Just got back from "Big Lou's" about two hours ago;  Lou is a great guy, what I would term a "salt of the earth" individual with a really BIG heart! :yes:  He welcomed me with proverbial "open arms" and was appreciative of the fact that I drove 20 miles to come see his establishment.  The track is a flat, four-lane plastic layout at 155' (Mike, correct me if I'm wrong on the length), with some VERY "technical" sections.)

 

Lou let me try a "Group 22" and a "Group 25" car (Mike;  Sorry if I got the nomenclature incorrect... I was havin' TOO MUCH FUN on that track to remember details!)...  I believe the term "Carrera DTM" was mentioned as the "class" ( Mike... feel free to correct me again, if I'm in error).

 

Lou explained the intricacies of the track's design and construction, highlighting the wired and soldered sections, ALL numbered for easy reference. Scale Armco barriers and green felt are nice aesthetic touches, with dimable LED lighting to be added in the near future for night-time racing.

 

After racking up about 115 laps, Lou introduced me to the track's main designer/constructor (who had arrived a short time before), a wonderful gentleman by the name of "Lee". Lee was nice enough to explain in even more depth about the setup and modification(s) of these 1/32 cars. Lee was also very appreciative of my comments on the overall design of the layout and I told him he should be very proud of his work. He was very humble in accepting my compliments and I could tell he was glad to hear my feedback.

 

Bottom line is:  It's interesting how DIFFERENT the Carerras are, but how much they are really the same.

 

"Lesson learned": If the opportunity presents itself, don't "turn your nose up" and scoff at the thought of racing on a plastic track :acute:, especially if it's as FAST and SEAMLESS as THIS one! I would never have thought...

 

I would like to extend my most sincere thanks to both Lou and Lee for their individual tutorials :yes3: , and especially to Lou for his hospitality! :victory:  I'm glad I went (on impulse) and I most certainly will go back!  :good:


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Posted 30 May 2015 - 10:54 AM

I'm in. I could dust off my track!


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Posted 30 May 2015 - 02:19 PM

Very cool!!!

Thanks, Victor.


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Posted 30 May 2015 - 03:50 PM

Mike,

 

Call Jim at Nomad. We race stock Slot.it cars a lot and I'm sure he would be interested in the series. Perhaps add a stock anglewinder class as most of the new cars come with the long can anglewinder setup?

 

Jims number is (760) 744-7450.


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Posted 30 May 2015 - 05:42 PM

Thanks, Mike B.

 

I visited his web page, looks like he is closed on Sundays.

 

I'm planning Sunday racing events, "On Any Sunday", will contact him anyhow.

 

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Posted 30 May 2015 - 10:49 PM

I'm in. King Mini Boola Raceway (my house) can be available. We'll just have to get the dates set up when I'm around.

 

Also, as you know, my main club Farrout races these cars with the following changes: 1. Mandatory Ortmann rear tires, 2. NO MAGNET.  I'm guessing we can get a few of our club guys to participate. (Although for the record, I would prefer no magnets). 

 

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Posted 31 May 2015 - 03:09 AM

I visited his web page, looks like he is closed on Sundays.


He has big races on Sunday so no problem there.

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 04:03 PM

I'm in. King Mini Boola Raceway (my house) can be available.

 
Alright! excellent. Let me work on a schedule.

We can do the magnet/non-magnet as specified by the host track.
 
Looks like we have four home tracks on board and two to three commercial track possibilities, and more than a dozen racers interested!

Sounds like OK go.
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Posted 02 June 2015 - 12:23 PM

I would be interested but have to see if I have the correct bodies.

 

And I would prefer non mag cars in all classes.

 

Oh darn, looks like I only have modern Le Mans...


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Posted 02 June 2015 - 05:33 PM

I'd be interested and prefer NO magnet as well.  Also, Slot.itit has great silicone tires that work better than urethanes. I'd prefer we ran those, especially if we are running no magnets!

 

There's not a lot of tires that work well – it won't be a tire war – just like the motor – call out a couple of tire options like F22s. Dennis Samson can tell you which ones really work best and go with them!

 

Sounds like fun!

 

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 05:36 PM

If you do a Slot.it search on eBay under "Buy it Now" you can find a few under $50. Even a couple just under $40.

 

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 07:25 PM

Oh yeah you can pick these babies up for $35 - $50 all day long!  Their really the best bang for the buck in 1/32 Slot it cars!! Nothing much else compares to them for racing right out of the box!


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Posted 02 June 2015 - 09:37 PM

These are the Slot.it Group C cars for the series: http://www.slot.it/I.../slotit_GB.html

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They are inline out of the box, and that is how they will be for the stock class.

 

For the mod class: it will be allow to change the motor pod to a sidewinder configuration, any gear combo, light weight interior and spoiler.

 

For the home tracks, I am going to spec out a tire, so tire performance is not an issue.

After some investigating... I will contact Paul Gage to see if he can make a batch of the XPG urethanes.

I will forked up the dough for the batch and the racers can get them from me.

 

For the commercial track (BPR) JK untreated.

 

And we will run with no traction magnets, but can add weight.

 

Eddie Shorer will have a race on July 12.

Rafael Palau will have a race on September 13.

 

I will talk to Debbie about having a race at BPR on August 9.

I will talk to Big Lou's about a race on October 11.

Victor has not gotten back to me about when he will host a race.

 

I'm thinking  about having the tracks open at 11am on Sundays.

Stock class starts at 12:30 and mod class 30 mins after the stock class.

Game of chance (cut a deck of cards) for starting positions for round robin racing, 3 min heats.

 

F1 style points for the championship. Four out of five will count (planning on five races).

 

Comments? Remarks? 


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Posted 02 June 2015 - 11:33 PM

Never seen one but might be interested.

Mike can you swing by BPR with one this coming Sunday?

I'll be there for the monthly Wing race.


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Posted 03 June 2015 - 12:04 AM

Never seen one but might be interested.

Mike can you swing by BPR with one this coming Sunday?

I'll be there for the monthly Wing race.

 

alright!

 

I will stop by and do some testing with the cars. I got one in stock config and one in mod config to test


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Posted 03 June 2015 - 12:35 AM

Mike, any of the group c cars good to go?  There are a couple of new releases that look good. The FaTrubo is a Porsche 962 LH Group C. Would that be ok?

 

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Posted 03 June 2015 - 12:37 AM

Mike, any of the group c cars good to go?  There are a couple of new releases that look good. The FaTrubo is a Porsche 962 LH Group C. Would that be ok?

 

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those are ok to run


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Posted 03 June 2015 - 04:26 AM

My mod car with sidewinder pod, nsr gears, Jk rears.
962 kh body with light weight interior and spoiler.
Will test it on Bpr flat track.
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Posted 03 June 2015 - 01:18 PM

Paul Gage will make us a batch of tires.
I'm thinking about 50 sets should do.
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