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#1 Cheater

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 11:20 AM

Flexi National Racing Series
 
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This is a recently-started national slot car organization and series for 1/24 Flexi type slot cars. The "goal" is to establish a set of National rules and classes that any raceway or regional series can use if they wish, along with holding a sanctioned National Series of races at selected tracks around the US.

The use of simple and commonsense rules along with inexpensive products makes the FNRS easy to compete in at raceways around the US for racers of any skill and budget.
 
The organization wants to move Flexi racing forward in the future for all racers, raceways, and 1/24 commercial racing as a industry.

The first race under FNRS rules was recently held at SlotCars-R-Us in TN and was well-attended and well-run. Below are the scheduled races so far.
 
2017 FNRS Flexi National Race Series Schedule
 
All Races run using Full FNRS Rules for LMP, Stock Car & GTP classes.
 
June 2-3 -  Mark's Model World, Canton, OJ
August 11-12- Ho-B Max, Durham, NC
October 13-14 - Tri-State Raceway, Hamilton, OH
 
The final race location and date will be announced at a later date.
 
The FNRS rules have been posted to Slotblog's Rules Library in downloadable PDF form.
 
2017 FNRS rulebook
 
The FNRS Facebook page can be found HERE.
 
(Note: Lest anyone get the impression I am involved in the FNRS, please know that is not the case. The organization has been publicizing its activities only on Facebook and I'm trying to illustrate that is leaving a few things 'on the table', as I might term it, and that the more successful promoters take full advantage of multiple publicity channels.)


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Posted 03 March 2017 - 11:33 AM

I don't understand why a lot of people assume everyone is on Facebook. It is a bad assumption.
 
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Posted 03 March 2017 - 12:15 PM

Thank you, Half Fast. That is exactly correct that some of us spend little, if any, time on Facebook. "Almost never" would describe my time on Facebook.
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Posted 04 March 2017 - 10:08 AM

I really like this series.
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Posted 05 March 2017 - 06:33 AM

Any idea as to why Friday and Saturday dates only?
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Posted 05 March 2017 - 08:13 AM

Any idea as to why Friday and Saturday dates only?


Friday is just a practice day, the hosting raceway has the option to run a warm-up race Friday night.

 

The three official FNRS classes race on Saturday.



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Posted 05 March 2017 - 08:23 AM

OK, just most times a national race is run on a Sat/Sun schedule. Just wondered why the change.

 

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 06:26 PM

I don't understand why a lot of people assume everyone is on Facebook. It is a bad assumption.

 

Thank you, Half Fast. That is exactly correct that some of us spend little, if any, time on Facebook. "Almost never" would describe my time on Facebook.

 
Why Facebook? Because Facebook pages are easier to manage and are filled with capabilities that only advanced and/or expensive web page administrators can handle.  
 
Please consider creating a Facebook account. You don't have to build a page. Leave it blank. But take advantage of what other pages have to offer.

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 06:39 PM

Guy, I disagree.

The primary advantage of Facebook is that it is easier to post to via smartphone.

The negatives are that posts to Facebook are much more ephemeral and much harder to locate after you saw them come through your feed.

Fscebook is a poor reference, if days or weeks after you've seen something there you wish to find it again.

Slotblog is a searchable reference and Facebook is not.

Facebook is also terribly fragmented and if you don't understand how that impacts the overall hobby, there's not much I can say.
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Posted 13 June 2017 - 06:40 PM

When I am looking for slot car related information, I come here. Not Facebook.

I only go there if directed by somebody here. And maybe it's me but I find it a giant PITA to follow a conversation on one particular subject.

If not for Greg posting this I never would have known about the FNRS.
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Posted 13 June 2017 - 06:48 PM

As I was about to post, I'm glad my PC detected two posts were just made.
 
It saved me a bunch of time.
 

The primary advantage of Facebook is that it is easier to post to via smartphone.

The negatives are that posts to Facebook are much more ephemeral and much harder to locate after you saw them come through your feed.

Fscebook is a poor reference, if days or weeks after you've seen something there you wish to find it again.

Slotblog is searchable reference and Facebook is not.

Facebook is also terribly fragmented and if you don't understand how that impacts the overall hobby, there's not much I can say.


Ditto.
 
As far as "finding it again," a prime example is JK's latest guide nut and wrench.
 
It's posted on Tim's personal page, with one set of responses.
 
It's posted on JK's company page, with another set of responses.
 
Yuck.
 
And just try to find some technical data from a race three months ago. :dash2: :dash2:
 

When I am looking for slot car related information, I come here. Not Facebook.

I only go there if directed by somebody here. And maybe it's me but I find it a giant PITA to follow a conversation on one particular subject.

If not for Greg posting this I never would have known about the FNRS.


Ditto.

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 07:05 PM

I was going to say Facebook is good for sharing recipes but we got that here, too:

Racer recipes
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Posted 13 June 2017 - 07:05 PM

Trying to find to find a topic over a week old on Facebook, you need '59 Peugeot 403 Cabriolet and a raincoat.
 
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Posted 13 June 2017 - 07:09 PM

I was going to say Facebook is good for sharing recipes but we got that here, too:

Racer recipes


I learned how to make a nice-looking ring from a 7 cent nut, 23 hack saw blades, $3K worth of asst. other tools, and 17 hours labor.

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 07:29 PM

I do not do Facebook so I have no idea. 
 
How do you find something slot car related on Facebook?
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Posted 13 June 2017 - 07:49 PM

Well, both Peter Falk (Lt. Columbo)  and James Garner (Rockford Files) have passed so you're SOL.

 

Edit: Added info for you yungins'.


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Support your local raceway, or you won't have one.
Slot cars are quad-pods.
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Posted 13 June 2017 - 07:55 PM

I do not do Facebook so I have no idea. 
 
How do you find something slot car related on Facebook?

 

It helps if you know the exact name of the page, because there are hundreds, if not thousands of slot car -elated pages.
 
If it is a page of something you are interested in, you can like the page, or join the group.
 
Then, depending on your settings, new posts will pop up on your newsfeed, and/or, you will get a notification that something new has posted.
 
It will also be listed as a shortcut (bookmark) on your News Feed page
 
Your newsfeed itself, is like a constantly refreshing "View New Content", with posts from your "Friends," and group you have joined, or pages you have liked.

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With the search function, something like JK is fairly easy to find the first time, of course, unless as I mentioned, he posted the info on his personal page by mistake.
 
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The problem you run into is when someone says something like "Check out the item for sale on Slot Car Classifieds."
 
Which one? :)


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Posted 13 June 2017 - 08:38 PM

Naperville Race of Champions will also use these rules as part of the July 2017 event.


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