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#1 SlowBeas

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Posted 04 June 2015 - 11:10 AM

For this Saturday, we have a full day of racing slated on the Grandstand. Slots of Fun opens around 9ish for practice. We'll begin teching for the first race about 10. (FYI, we're flexible, not too formal.)
 
First up, our monthly flexi GTP race using the new Retro Hawk motors and 11/36 gearing. This race is always fast and a lot of fun. Expect a little friendly trash-talking, too.
 
Next up is the 7-68 Can-Am class using the new Pro Slot FK motors. Gearing is also specified.
 
Last, but not least, is our IRRA® F1 class. You can use PDs or TSRs, although all of us prefer the PDs in this class.
 
Come join us this Saturday, if you can. Good racing and good fellowship with other slot racers. Slots of Fun in Abbeville, South Carolina. Great venue, great track.
 
And the racers...well, they're okay, I guess.


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Posted 04 June 2015 - 05:07 PM

And what would that spec gear be for the 7-68 class?


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Posted 05 June 2015 - 01:51 AM

Eddie, that is an excellent question.

The quick answer is, 8 pinion with your choice of 26/27/28/29 crown.

 

If Jim means RETRO Rules, there ain't no such thing as "7-68 Can-Am".

G7-68 and Can Am are two entirely separate classes in RETRO.

 

RETRO Can Am rules mandate an 8, and your choice of 26/7/8/9 crown, BUT,

with the caveat of "At some events smaller pinion may be allowed due to track length." (grammar error is directly from the rules, not me :) )

 

Whether they mean to use G7-68 RETRO rules, or Can Am RETRO rules with a standard 8 pinion, or Can Am RETRO rules with the smaller pinion caveat, or special local rules, I can't answer because I left my crystal ball at work :o

 

Heck, Eddie, just go 8/28 and have fun.

 

Man, I wish I could be at that race. Slots of Fun is slot car heaven, and only a block away from the best hotel in the world:

http://www.tripadvis...h_Carolina.html


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Posted 05 June 2015 - 10:20 AM

In my promotional rush, I sometimes use the incorrect vernacular. (Looking for an emoji to show I'm hanging my head in shame.)

 

Thanks for the clarification, Pablo my friend.

 

Eddie, we can always use another racer at SoF. We'd love to see you there tomorrow. I suspect the Lexington, SC crew will arrive between 9 and 9:30, depending on how fast yours truly can drive the backroads.

 

If you've never visited this place, you're in for a treat. Be sure to bring your checkbook. I'd be willing to bet that Don Berni, the proprietor, has something on the wall or in a showcase that you'll want to take home with you.

 

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Posted 05 June 2015 - 12:35 PM

Jim, go slow on the backroads and fast at the track :laugh2: There is no reason for shame, but you still didn't say if it was G7-68 or Can Am :dash2:

The body lists and rear wheel OD's are different between the 2 classes.


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Posted 12 June 2015 - 04:09 PM

Its 7-68.

 I don't get down there much lately because I am busy drag racing at 3 different tracks with in an hour drive of my house, & racing 4 classes on Saturday nights on Slot Car cave's Dadds 220' engleman. 


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Posted 14 June 2015 - 08:24 PM

We miss having you join us, Ben. Maybe sometime soon...

 

Meantime, let Aaron know I'll try to make it up for a Saturday night race very soon...if I can ever locate my other flexis!

 

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Jim Beasley
South Carolina, USA

"Assuming either the Left Wing or the Right Wing gained control of the country, it would probably fly around in circles."
- Pat Paulsen, 1968
"I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol."
- Steven Wright ca. 1983





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