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#151 Phil Hackett

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 07:31 PM

Considering that Rohnert's King is even more of a "driver's track" than SpeedZone PTC it could be even worse, if that's possible.

 
If it's truly a "driver's track" I could get interested in attending. The "punchbowls" were fun for a while. Then I burnt-out.
 
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Posted 17 August 2016 - 07:34 PM

it's definitely more of a driver's track. Phil, if you're down in SoCal you should come and check it out yourself.

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Posted 17 August 2016 - 07:48 PM

Back to "fixing" the USRA:

 

It seems to me, and as Rick in an above post stated, the current group inside the USRA are happy with the current state of affairs. I think what the majority of "outsiders" have to say are from experiences from the past and how we'd like to see things return to 40+ Pro entries, 70+ Semi-Pro entries, 96 g27 entries. Because, that would indicate the health of the hobby/racing is good from the Wing Car side of things. It would also mean a reasonable level of local racing regarding the USRA.

 

I don't even know if there *is* a USRA in SoCal. At one time, it was probably the most active of all USRA regions. Now it's quiet.

 

We post and discuss the USRA here and there are, surely, discussions elsewhere online, but no one has proposed or even made a move to make an alternative to the present situation. Until we, you or I decide to do something we should just let it go. Especially someone like myself who hasn't picked-up a controller in more than 20 years. I temper many comments already because I'd sound like the creaky old man shaking his walking cane while telling the youngins how great the old days were and how easy they have it now.

 

NOW, GET OFF MY LAWN!!!!


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Posted 17 August 2016 - 08:01 PM


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Posted 21 August 2016 - 03:00 PM

SoCal USRA is near nonexistent.  Sadly, not enough racers to hold races. I hope they can get it going again.  It's good for our hobby to have ALL forms of slot racing! :)


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Posted 21 August 2016 - 11:19 PM

Tim... yes, it is important. It's all important from Womp Womps to Group 7.


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Posted 22 August 2016 - 02:15 PM

Well, actually, while it may be important to have a variety of slot cars... attempting to have organised racing "events" for all of them is a big waste of time, as proven by the latest Nats that had little local racing in most of the classes. So... poor turn-out.

 

Wing and scale.

It's hard enough to get entries for either, let alone for silly divisions within each class that a have no logical basis.


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Posted 22 August 2016 - 02:54 PM

True, but with a multitude of classes, you can be a Nats champ by beating only 2-7 guys! :shok:

 

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 03:13 PM

The  " BIG NATIONAL EVENT " should have a maximum of five classes. Qualify, run in your main with your peers, move-ups for top two, A Main determines winner. The whole thing could be done in four days. :scratch_one-s_head:
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Posted 22 August 2016 - 04:29 PM

See, Sam, this is where opinions come into play.

No one ever should get a pass to the big dance based on one qualifying lap. You need to race in...

I would not be against top X going to a semi...
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Posted 22 August 2016 - 05:44 PM

 

I oversimplified it quite a bit. But yes, heats then semis and then the "Main Event."


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