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#1 Ralph Thorne

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 10:15 AM

A few have been vocal about there not being any Retro South racing this year. So who wants to race? When, where and what? Let's get some discussion going...

 

Please only respond if you're seriously considering participating....TIA.


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Posted 23 June 2015 - 11:38 AM

Me John and Pablo want to race at Viper Pit, Peachtree city or Talladega
Do you have a date in mind. Just want know so I can get off from work


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Posted 23 June 2015 - 11:55 AM

Strong Can Am program at The Track in White House TN. There were 15 racers at the last race.. I know it's too far for some ..But I'm predicting a premier race real soon ,,,so better come and get it ready..Bring your coupes, Stockcars, and F1s..
Not your typical King track..Lots more fun...and a beautiful place as well..


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Posted 23 June 2015 - 12:21 PM

I agree with J.C.  White House is too nice of a place not to race there.  First class all the way!


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Posted 23 June 2015 - 12:30 PM

It can't be first class if you and John are allowed in.  :laugh2:  :tease:


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Posted 23 June 2015 - 12:58 PM

They make exceptions for us because we have never been formally convicted of any wrong doing!!!

 

Only rumors!!


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Posted 23 June 2015 - 02:38 PM

White House, Peachtree City, Viper Pit :good:  How about a box stock race also ? :dance3:

Or a Go-Cart race ? :tease:

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 04:04 PM

What body is that?

 

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 04:37 PM

I'm in, just make sure to work the schedule around any already scheduled races.


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Posted 23 June 2015 - 05:07 PM

Ralph Thorne is a very "schedule conscientious" person regarding conflicting dates with other slot car events. :)


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Posted 23 June 2015 - 05:34 PM

With so many tracks in our area having launch issues with lower down force bodies would you guys be interested in running 4" Nascar, GTP, and Can Am?



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Posted 23 June 2015 - 06:07 PM

Heck yes, wahoo i like that idea



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Posted 23 June 2015 - 06:09 PM

I'd be in. "Wahoo" for me too :)


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Posted 23 June 2015 - 07:09 PM

Yes, yes, and yes. I often wondered why no one ever suggested racing flexis and retro cars together in a series;  that opens it up to a lot more racers.


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Posted 23 June 2015 - 07:36 PM

:clapping: :good: :D


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Posted 23 June 2015 - 07:53 PM

might even get Greg Gilbert to come to that one



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Posted 23 June 2015 - 08:13 PM

Yep, count me in!  Ralph is good with scheduling so no problem.  I think the next BIG issue is not so much the general car rules but which motors to use for which class.  I'd highly recommend making it easy and just use Retro Hawks for all of the classes.


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Posted 23 June 2015 - 08:19 PM

Ralph...yall come up with date and place, I will do my very best to be there, just not next week, getting married this coming Sunday, gonna be sorta busy for a while.



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Posted 23 June 2015 - 08:34 PM

Ralph, I am in. Gil I am sure would be in too. Just tell us when and where. I think that is a fantastic idea on the flexi and retro.
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Posted 23 June 2015 - 08:36 PM

I vote white house, dega, or snellville. Or all three in a 3 race series! Go, go, go!
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Posted 23 June 2015 - 10:15 PM

I'm in! let me know when and where! I was just talking with one of our track owners about the flordia my series and thought we should start something here in ga. This thread seems like a good place to start. I also wouldn't mind running gp 12 as well!

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 07:35 AM

To start off with this year I was thinking Retro Hawk motors in everything. Thats what 99% of people used in Retro South anyway and everyone should still have some. I want to make it low cost and easy on the racer's.

 

Maybe 4 or 5 races this year...July, August, September, October and November? Flashbacks, CMS, Talladega and White House or PTC SpeedZone?

 

The Viper Pit is just so far away for everyone, I dont see that being a big turnout.



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Posted 24 June 2015 - 11:44 AM

I think a race at each would be perfect get the dates and rules and I'll be there!

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 03:00 PM

Good plan on the motors, Ralph, now the question of which classes.  
 
I think due to "launching issues" which many of the tracks seem to have we will have to run classes that have relatively high downforce. IRRA® Can-Am and Flexi GTP are very popular and easily fit the downforce requirement. Another very popular class would be a 4" Flexi stock car but I don't know if even the radical 4" stock car bodies out there have enough downforce to reliably stay in the slot.
 
Another possibility would be a wing car class, maybe something like a $100 wing car that also uses the Retro Hawk?


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Posted 24 June 2015 - 03:23 PM

I would love some wing car racing. I still say just do three races though. Less races = more people at each race.


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