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#1 Half Fast

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 12:19 PM

From the USRA:
 
"2018 USRA Wing Car Nats will be held at PA Watson's Slot Car Raceway in Houston, TX, August 1-5, 2018. Racing on Gerding G-16 formally at Dallas Slot Cars and used at the 2016 USRA Nats."
 
The NASRA Nats are scheduled for August 21-26 at SlotCars-R-Us "The Track" in Tennesee.
 
It will be interesting to see which and how many wing racers show up for each Nats.
 
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Posted 24 May 2018 - 06:23 PM

Poll on FB says 51 to 6 in favor of TN so far.


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Posted 25 May 2018 - 09:54 AM

I fail to see how this is dueling. Two groups holding their big go three weeks apart. How is that dueling?
 
I would imagine different racers will attend each. Well within their right to do so. My understanding it was about leadership and different views on how to proceed.

At the end of the day if it will grow slot car racing more power to them.
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Posted 26 May 2018 - 04:32 AM

Brian,

It is accurate to call it 'dueling' because it's the result of two factions refusing to compromise for the greater good of the activity. How much sense does it make for the miniscule numnber of wing cars racers in 2018 to fragment into separate sanctioning bodies? It makes none to me and why it happened should be clear to anyone with two brain cells to rub together.

"At the end of the day if it will grow slot car racing more power to them."

IMO there is zero possibility that this will be the effect that ensues.

The situation is another example of what almost always happens in an evaporating farm pond...
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Posted 26 May 2018 - 05:45 AM

Poll on FB says 51 to 6 in favor of TN so far.

 

There won't be 57 "racers" at either event.  (and there should be)



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Posted 26 May 2018 - 12:34 PM

I fail to see how this is dueling. Two groups holding their big go three weeks apart. How is that dueling?
 
I would imagine different racers will attend each. Well within their right to do so. My understanding it was about leadership and different views on how to proceed.

At the end of the day if it will grow slot car racing more power to them.

 

The two groups used to be one group and the relative attendance at these events will likely decide the credibility of both.  I'd call that a duel.


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Posted 26 May 2018 - 12:38 PM

 

There won't be 57 "racers" at either event.  (and there should be)

 

I think you're being overly pessimistic... but I have to agree that attendance will, unfortunately, not be as good as it should be.


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Posted 28 May 2018 - 10:28 AM

I don't think all of the cards are on the table yet...


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Posted 28 May 2018 - 10:38 AM

I don't think all of the cards are on the table yet...


Why is somebody holding the joker. :)
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Posted 28 May 2018 - 05:01 PM

So who is going?
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Posted 28 May 2018 - 10:58 PM

Nick,
 
I'm going to TN and there'sgood chance I'll be in TX also.

I do think there only should be one Group 2 Divs and the only way that will happen is to replace those in charge at the top of the USRA.
 
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