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#1 Shruska55

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Posted 07 August 2020 - 07:21 PM

The TSC gents got together to run the Pro-Track F1 setups again on Thu 08/06. Three of the 4 from last week survived the trek across a blazing Texas landscape to run at our weekly Thu gathering. We discussed the new Facebook community page and what we hope to project RE: TSC and handed out the first draft of the Pro-Track class F1 rule set with a request for comments from the group. The Zero mod to Wide Open mods leaves enough stretch to encourage new, entry level folks to come in as well as those folks who may have raced sometime in the dim recesses of their memories…

 

At the end of that discussion, Chris “The Meter is Running” Tanner looked over at the rest of us and yelled, “Let’s Race!”. Who were we to deny that kind of call to action.

 

Dave ‘Chrome on the Range’ Berry once again leapt out, and I mean LEAPT out to an early lead that quickly became insurmountably. His more advanced setup again dominated. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that he stays in the slot unless someone else bangs him up. Great racer with a dialed in car. He has the total package and deserved the W.

 

Chris “My Motor is Humming” Tanner, and running base Stock got it around the track in sweet low times improving on each lane. He had some early issues with the car going turtle, but found his groove and racked up some very fast laps on his way to grabbing second in a solid comeback run. His new Endurance finally hit that break in point during the heats and he was turning some low 5.8+ times. Hot indeed AND he was totally stock!

 

Newcomer Delmer “Big Yellow Taxi” Brooks, MIA for most of July roared in the class with a really sharp yellow painted, low wing Stock (mostly) design and a motor that seemed to get better and better as the heats went along. Delmer hasn’t had as much track time with these F1s as the rest, but he still pulled more than one sub-6 second lap during the race. He’ll be tough to beat next week.

 

Scott “It Must Be the Braid“ Hruska, after nearly launching off the track on the first turn of the race, settled down and focused on staying in the groove. He finally figured out a guide flag IN the slot gave the drover a better shot at the Checkered Flag. An old friend, Mr. Obvious whispered that one in his ear. Scott had a solid run overall and due to some track calls involving other racers, ran 2nd most of the race. He was surprised to find he’d slipped into 3rd place when the Trackmate chirped Checkered Flag. Both Chris and Delmer were hard charging at the end and the results showed.

In the end, once again the old geezers had a great time gaslighting during the first hour of tech play and care tune ups. Mostly about the news of the day and All Things Perhaps Not Fit to Print. Once the Trackmate started it’s countdown though, we all focused, as much as our eyesight allowed, on racing towards a win.

 

This Pro-Stock F1 class is giving up some very good racing and fun times. Attached are a couple of images that do not give justice to the fun we had. Hopefully, Moe “ You Can Say That Again” Calleson will be back to run again next week. With the COVID still ongoing, we’re all hanging in and on the hunt for new Members with whom to share the wealth.

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Posted 07 August 2020 - 08:01 PM

It sounds to me that the Tyler group has a great class to run on this particular track. As long as you're having fun racing it, the class should exist as it now runs. Keep your rule set simple & to one side of a sheet of paper. Elaborate & detailed rules simply aren't needed. If a part no longer becomes available, that's the time to change the rules to include a new replacement part. But that won't occur frequently, perhaps only once or twice a year, not every time a new or modified part comes to the marketplace..


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Posted 07 August 2020 - 10:24 PM

Absolutely, Bill!

 

As to the rules being simple and the parts being available. The motors being Scaleauto SC-0026 standard issue on almost all 1./24 cars, are inexpensive and run forever. There is almost negative temp on these buggers after running a 3 minute heat all in. It's totally sealed so that no mods can be done. Keeps that temptation off the track! LOL

 

We'll post the rules once we finish them. I've suggested multiple tiers to let the class grow, but even then the rules will be simple. Too much bureaucracy costs money leaving less for racing and having fun...


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