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#51 Russell

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 07:34 AM

What happened to the 4 1/2 FCR, That class was a very strong class at one time and are still run at tracks I have been to. Hard body NASCAR, lexan dirt bodies. You can still buy chassis?

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 08:09 AM

I'm cool with 4 1/2 FCR they have a good following at flashbacks. Fun class

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 08:56 AM

What about a flexi 4.5? I don't think fcrs are available for purchase any longer. Like a JK or parma. I see Ralph's point about the same chassis being cheaper to race. The good thing is that we can use up all of our small retro tires.

I say let's put it on the books. Time to start making plans. First race early September, second one early october, finale early November.
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Posted 26 June 2015 - 09:03 AM

If we are voting either 4.5 or 4 inch stock car I really like the 4 inch like Ralph said change a body and go but I have both so let's lock it down let's see the rules and race...

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#55 Ralph Thorne

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 09:09 AM

I'll get rules and a schedule going very soon. Thanks for all the support and good conversation.

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 09:39 AM

Very true Ralph ,last race I went to no one showed period... No it was 3 or 4 guys ...I like 41/2 flexie and retro Stockcars, they work great with the wider wheel base, ( ran at Talladega now).. They run great everywhere..and look like race cars, the other classes IMO. Don't..I won't run FCRs and probably not wings and I have both..I won 2 championships with FCRS still hate them ,,,have a great GuGu built box stock wing, that class is about motor and luck..not my favorite either.
Gtp and 4" NASCAR being the same chassis but driving different..should be popular any where..
Right now canams are the only thing ran at whitehouse along with 4" and 41/2 " plastic chassis..and 1 box 12 wing race..
Casey and will get back to work,you to Russell ...

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 08:50 PM

I don't have a problem with 4" flexi stock car but I wonder if we'll have a launching problem at some of the tracks.  Hey, I love 4.5" stock cars but I suspect they'd launch at a lot of the tracks.  Launching issues is a quick way to kill a class/participation.  Just saying'!

 

Here's another approach, run 4" Flexi stock cars as the third class this year and make the third class different next season.  That way everyone wouldn't have to have "six cars" all at once


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Posted 27 June 2015 - 08:38 AM

I've raced 4 inch flexi trucks at PTC with no launching issues, and they have less downforce then a stock car body IMO. There Is no problem with them at Flashbacks either.

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Posted 27 June 2015 - 08:40 AM

We're running nascar at CMS and no problems here either

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Posted 27 June 2015 - 08:43 AM

What part of the track are they rebraiding at CMS?

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Posted 27 June 2015 - 08:45 AM

Mostly the lead on, its the worst. Couple other places as well

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Posted 27 June 2015 - 08:50 AM

What part of the track are they rebraiding at CMS?

I would hope from under the bank thru the lower back straightaway..other wise really good track !
41/2" do launch at Sneelville but not at whitehouse..
4" doesn't launch at any of these tracks
F1s launch at Sneelville and whitehouse and PTC.
What a shame !

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Posted 27 June 2015 - 08:52 AM

What lanes JC and I'll bring it to eddie's attention

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Posted 27 June 2015 - 08:59 AM

I would love to run trucks. Always love the way they look. Is it true the world famous RTR is coming to town today?
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Posted 27 June 2015 - 08:59 AM

Black under the bank .throws the car out with a just a little drift or chunks out your rear tire.
The under straight the cars ark on some of the lanes really bad .
The braid is way high in both those places..

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Posted 27 June 2015 - 09:25 AM

Okay JC I'll take a look at that next week and get it taken care of. We are scheduled to rebraid on July 5th in preparation for our enduro on the 25th. I hope to see you there. Sorry about the thread drift Ralph

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Posted 27 June 2015 - 02:26 PM

Well I'll try this again. Put it in this morning and it's not there now. In Al. it has always been the Dungeon on the 1st sat. and Talladega on the 3rd and for the rest of the year (two more) Retro racing on the 5th sat.


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Posted 29 June 2015 - 04:32 PM

Ralph, just a thought, why not the Viper Pit, it wasnt so far away that when every race I was at there was a need for more pit space, the last one we had to use the back room, just a thought....Kim



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Posted 29 June 2015 - 04:54 PM

OK Ralph, what's the plan?


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Posted 29 June 2015 - 06:50 PM

Give the man a minute Jay.


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Posted 30 June 2015 - 09:56 AM

Sorry guys, I was without internet, cable and phone for the last 5 days due to bad storms and a lightning strike. I'm just now getting going again.



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Posted 30 June 2015 - 10:00 AM

Ralph, just a thought, why not the Viper Pit, it wasnt so far away that when every race I was at there was a need for more pit space, the last one we had to use the back room, just a thought....Kim

 

 

Those races were also combo races with the GRRR group and they decided they would no longer be racing there. I doubt we would have enough of our own racer's to make that feasible.

 

Congrats on your marraige also!


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Posted 07 July 2015 - 05:51 PM

I hope this comes together.  I miss going to these scheduled races at different tracks.  I prefer 4.5 nascar, but will race whatever is decided.  Still licking my wounds and bandaging my finances from my latest failed attempt at opening a raceway.

 

John


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Posted 09 July 2015 - 05:34 PM

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 03:31 PM

Just me thinking Ralph, but I think you might be suprized at the people that would show up, maybe mabe not but I would  throw out the idea to see who would show up.Thanks for the congrats.







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