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bw762
2005.02.13, 12:27 PM
Ok Peter. How about this thread? Where have you been???

I think the next race is still on for Friday 2/18/05. If we stick the prior schedules, the racing should start at 730pm.

Roger
2005.02.13, 05:26 PM
kewl. Now we can forget about the old thread and post new ideas and thoughts here.

Maxfield
2005.02.14, 06:36 PM
Nice Robert - good name for the thread. I've been busy at work lately and was thinking about coming out today, but oops, it's V Day. See yah later in the week. I'll try to make race day, but that's a busy clinic day and I don't always get out in time.

Big_L
2005.02.14, 07:27 PM
Nice Robert - good name for the thread. I've been busy at work lately and was thinking about coming out today, but oops, it's V Day. See yah later in the week. I'll try to make race day, but that's a busy clinic day and I don't always get out in time.
What's up Nip/Tuck where you been?

bw762
2005.02.14, 10:17 PM
Nice Robert - good name for the thread. I've been busy at work lately and was thinking about coming out today, but oops, it's V Day. See yah later in the week. I'll try to make race day, but that's a busy clinic day and I don't always get out in time.

How about a romantic his and hers Mini-z race at the track? The perfect V day getaway. :D

Roger
2005.02.15, 01:53 AM
As we all know, Phillip Ng of PN racing will be at HT fremont this friday and club28 saturday night. I'll be kewl to meet Phillip.

BovineD
2005.02.16, 12:19 AM
Hey for anyone that goes up to club28 for racing do you know if they plan on selling stuff online anytime soon?

Tool Box
2005.02.16, 03:44 PM
Holla, what up??????

Roger
2005.02.17, 02:58 AM
Holla, what up??????

Who this ?? Terry O'yung ?? As I said for many many many years ago to you, where's my HWY 880 improvements that CalTrans is in charge of ? :p

Tool Box
2005.02.17, 04:23 PM
Who this ?? Terry Owyoung ??
Si - and that's not a Honda Civic trim level...


As I said for many many many years ago to you,
where's my HWY 880 improvements that Caltrans
is in charge of ? :p

"We" ran out of money, but we're trying to conceal that,
just like you read in the news. Don't you read the news?? heh


So Roger, about mini Z racing, are you going to HT or Club 28 (that means something important in chinese...)? Holla back Ninja.

Roger
2005.02.17, 07:01 PM
Brotha Terry: Most of the time, im at HT Fremont. You gotta get out there with us and dice for the lead. Alot of people there are getting fast because of all the practice we've all been doing. We have a good group of people; maybe the best in any forms of R/C.

BTW: I sold my B18C5 hatchback to a racer :)

Tool Box
2005.02.18, 01:22 PM
Roger that. I'm trying to put in a transponder right now, and man there are limited options for placement, ie, one working spot inside behind the grille of my D2 Merc (I heard you got a full size one of those, cool). One good crash, and it's byebye transponder. Either that, or it goes outside like I've seen some people have. I put my car on the track last Friday, and got the apparent thumbs up of approval from Jaime and John on my cars abilities, so now, it's down to me to stay on the same or within ten laps (!) of the experts...

I guess I have to check out the rest of this site, I haven't been here in years since the end of Tokyo Tekki. I need more Ideas on how to get this transponder in, or find a more suitable body. I love how this Hobbytown track has no hair on it. L8

Roger
2005.02.19, 01:55 AM
Here are photos of the HT Fremont race with special guest, Mr. Phillip Ng of PN Racing. This guy is one of the nicest and coolest people i've met that promotes mini-z to its fullest. It was definately an honor to finally meet the great one :). Anyways, on to the pictures.............

Oh before I forget, major props to Mr. Hicks for taking the big " W " in modified mini-z. That was definately a sweeeet run John :).

Roger
2005.02.19, 01:58 AM
More pictures:

Roger
2005.02.19, 01:59 AM
HT Fremont Style:

bw762
2005.02.19, 02:48 AM
Hey great pics Roger! It was definately a great race night. Thanks to Scott and the HT crew again.

Those PN Racing parts that Phillip brought with him I think were nearly sold out. I found out about it late and there weren't too much left for me to pick through!

Um... you captured JM's tonque action in that pic quite well too.

Roger
2005.02.19, 03:11 AM
He look like Michael Jordan :). Sorry Jaime :P

Maxfield
2005.02.19, 06:47 AM
Great pics Roger. Looks like it was a great night of racing.

crazyracer
2005.02.19, 08:44 AM
this is nice pictures, and I also try PN products, some produtcs not good, but thier motors is great. I always order PN products from rckenon.com

Roger
2005.02.19, 12:42 PM
you can now purchase PN products ( including thier motors ) at HT Fremont. They will be carrying these products on a regular basis.

bw762
2005.02.19, 01:01 PM
Hey Roger, I heard someone bought a box load of PN parts last night. Wonder who that was :rolleyes: :D

Roger
2005.02.19, 01:18 PM
Some guy named Terry G. bought a box load of stuff :) :D :p . I need to stock up for the Rialto race in April.

BovineD
2005.02.19, 09:34 PM
Oh man, please tell me they will restock PN parts soon. Damn I was there before the races to pick up parts too...

bw762
2005.02.19, 10:42 PM
I heard they will be carrying PN stuff. Give David at HT a call to find out when the next batch comes in.

McLaren F1 T3
2005.02.19, 11:40 PM
did terry buy them all!??!

Roger
2005.02.20, 04:15 AM
I believe they still have some stuff still. Tires, motor mounts, PN racing engines, etc.......

McLaren F1 T3
2005.02.20, 09:43 AM
hmm, this makes me want to order up parts so i can go race..

also:: robert, how is that f50 fairing?.

bw762
2005.02.20, 10:55 AM
hmm, this makes me want to order up parts so i can go race..

also:: robert, how is that f50 fairing?. Its still pretty looking :D
The gloss coat is doing its job.

If you mean how does it run with that body, then I would say that I am happy with it. It still understeers too much when accelerating out of corners, but it turns in the way I want. Know about pod setups? I had the hard H plate and roll shocks which made the rear very stiff. The whole car is also lowered. You think that softening the rear will increase or decrease push coming out of corners? I ask cause I just installed the Atomic RM pod and Atomic disk dampener. I don't have roll shocks now so it is pretty soft laterally. I also softened the front up a bit to get more traction up front.

I think I will post pics...

McLaren F1 T3
2005.02.20, 04:11 PM
if you want to stiffen it up now, i guess you can only stiffen up the spring on the disk damper. thats because on the f50 body you cannot run regular damper + diskdamper. Post pics!!! :D

bw762
2005.02.20, 07:38 PM
if you want to stiffen it up now, i guess you can only stiffen up the spring on the disk damper. thats because on the f50 body you cannot run regular damper + diskdamper. Post pics!!! :D

Pics are up. Check out the Gallery, under Chassis pics.

Roger
2005.02.23, 02:39 AM
Hey Gang, looks like we just got the regionals in July :)

bw762
2005.02.23, 02:35 PM
Hey Gang, looks like we just got the regionals in July :)


What regionals???

Roger
2005.02.23, 02:44 PM
What regionals???

Goto www.pnracing.com and look at the regionals schedule for the nation. Fremont HobbyTown USA is schedules for a regional in July. I just talked to David and John and it sounds like its a go :D .

bw762
2005.02.23, 10:25 PM
I see it. Wow Fremont HT is on the map now.

ruknd@aol.com
2005.02.24, 03:31 PM
anyone else notice the speedy 05???? is this faster than the BB???? Does it have a BB can?.....

Roger
2005.02.24, 11:30 PM
anyone else notice the speedy 05???? is this faster than the BB???? Does it have a BB can?.....

The motor has alot of torque. Its takes awaile before the motor is totally broken in because of the brushes. The brushes are faily harder than usual. The comm is oversized and larger than most comms which gives more torque off the line.

bw762
2005.02.26, 12:54 PM
Hey Roger, didn't see you at the race. It was another good turn out. This time 5 monsters raced too. Did you get that extra MR-02 chassis that you want to sell? I'm still looking for one.

arch2b
2005.02.26, 01:07 PM
any chance you guys can get video of monster races?

bw762
2005.02.26, 01:16 PM
any chance you guys can get video of monster races?

The next race is in a couple of weeks I think. I'll bring my little digicam which can take videos too. If the guys ok me taking a video and if it works good, I'll post it.

Roger
2005.02.26, 01:26 PM
bw762: Yeah, I heard what happened and I wish I was there to join the festivities. I had to work late last night and I didn't get out until 9pm. Bring out the digicam and tape some races for the mini-z members. It'll be a good idea to show everybody on this board how much mini-z is gaining popularity in the Bay Area. In fact, i'll tape your race with your digicam and you can post it for everybody here.

I think im gonna keep the chassis because this one looks a little different than my previous MR-02 chassis. I'll let you know.

bw762
2005.02.27, 05:51 PM
I think im gonna keep the chassis because this one looks a little different than my previous MR-02 chassis. I'll let you know.

No problem Roger. I think I will drop by HT today and pickup another F50 readyset and convert it to MM. Hope they have the parts.

Maxfield
2005.02.28, 01:25 PM
Hey Roger -

How many RCP track sets are you and Terry getting? As I said before, I have 3 wide L sets and 2 mini-96 sets with a custom transition piece that transitions seemlessly between the two as well as about 20 blank large size tiles and 60 mini-tile expansion pieces. It's a huge and vary varied track when set up. We should look at combining our tracks in the spring on a tennis court or something similar and make an event of it on the off race weekend at HT. With the Core Lap Timer, it'll be a great setup.

Max (Nip/Tuck)

Big_L
2005.03.02, 06:40 PM
Hey Roger -

How many RCP track sets are you and Terry getting? As I said before, I have 3 wide L sets and 2 mini-96 sets with a custom transition piece that transitions seemlessly between the two as well as about 20 blank large size tiles and 60 mini-tile expansion pieces. It's a huge and vary varied track when set up. We should look at combining our tracks in the spring on a tennis court or something similar and make an event of it on the off race weekend at HT. With the Core Lap Timer, it'll be a great setup.

Max (Nip/Tuck)

Where the hell have you been? And when are we crashing your pad for some Mini Z racing? :D

Roger
2005.03.03, 12:00 AM
Hey Roger -

How many RCP track sets are you and Terry getting? As I said before, I have 3 wide L sets and 2 mini-96 sets with a custom transition piece that transitions seemlessly between the two as well as about 20 blank large size tiles and 60 mini-tile expansion pieces. It's a huge and vary varied track when set up. We should look at combining our tracks in the spring on a tennis court or something similar and make an event of it on the off race weekend at HT. With the Core Lap Timer, it'll be a great setup.

Max (Nip/Tuck)

Let's do it. One day during the summer, we'll all have to combine our tracks and make the hugest mini-z track in California :). I'll be looking forward to that.

Maxfield
2005.03.03, 03:32 AM
Hey guys -

I was at the track today for a couple of hours. Where were u? In truth, I've just been really busy at the office, but I make time when I can to race.

Let's hope that lap timing system comes out soon, so we can do the big track weekend right.

Cya at the races.

Roger
2005.03.03, 01:57 PM
Nip/Tuck: Im gonna be out and about for mini-z at HT fremont. My wife and I just had a beautiful daughter born 2/28/05 :). I'll see you sometimes.

arch2b
2005.03.03, 02:02 PM
congrats!! my son turned 5 that day :p

Roger
2005.03.03, 04:54 PM
congrats!! my son turned 5 that day :p

Thanks arch2b. Happy belated birthday to your son :) .

bw762
2005.03.04, 03:55 AM
Congrats Roger! A new member of your pit crew :D

Maxfield
2005.03.04, 02:40 PM
Hey Roger (and Arch2B) -

Congratulations to both of you.

Cheers.

Mazda787b
2005.03.04, 10:50 PM
Sorry for my ignorance, but is this Hobbytown in Freemont, OH or somewhere else?

Roger
2005.03.04, 11:56 PM
Sorry for my ignorance, but is this Hobbytown in Freemont, OH or somewhere else?

California

McLaren F1 T3
2005.03.05, 12:39 AM
congrats to both of your roger & wife. :D

Roger
2005.03.05, 02:28 PM
thanks McLaren F1 T3

will3kgt
2005.03.06, 02:49 AM
thanks McLaren F1 T3
Congrats on your newborn!!....Kids are great...Even when you have to tell them they're not playing lacross this year because they brought home 3 Ds and 2 Cs on their report card. Best advice I can give on parenting is "Just love 'em" :)

Roger
2005.03.10, 05:46 PM
thats guys. Wow, we got 4 pages. That's pretty active thread :)

Maxfield
2005.03.19, 04:23 AM
Hey guys -

Haven't been able to make it to the track this week. When's the next race?

Roger
2005.03.19, 09:09 PM
Hey nip/tuck. I got the tracks and so did Larry. We have to plan a day when we all can get together and attach all of our tracks together on a tennis court. BBQ and everything :)

letranista
2005.03.20, 08:54 AM
Hey nip/tuck. I got the tracks and so did Larry. We have to plan a day when we all can get together and attach all of our tracks together on a tennis court. BBQ and everything :)
Hey Bay Area folks. We can set up the track at my school. It's available during thursdays or the weekend. I know that HT fremont don't have the track setup on the weekend. It could be like the old track that Joey had. Remember we use to run 2 days straight?I have a floor space of 32x16 ft. Also have a computer and the most important[restroom]. Pitspace and tables even available.We can even run 1/10 in the parking lot. Just tell me when you guys plan it. I can even give a couple of people the keys to the shop.

Roger
2005.03.20, 01:01 PM
Thats kewl Henry. We need to do that sometimes. But, can you studio accomodate 10 wide L's with 4 pits lanes and 2 extensions :)

letranista
2005.03.21, 09:16 AM
Thats kewl Henry. We need to do that sometimes. But, can you studio accomodate 10 wide L's with 4 pits lanes and 2 extensions :)
Floor space is 28x15 ft. That should be enough right?Lots of lights. It's a tad bigger than the HT track. Should be sufficient. Lots of cheap places to get food around and it's my place. Won't kick you out unless you used all the toilet paper in the restroom[lol!].Or unless you called somebody Moron or Stupid[that kind of attitude needs to stop in the HT track]while you racing with others.Thursday? Saturday?

bw762
2005.03.22, 02:09 AM
Thats a great offer Henry. I don't have any track, but I would be happy to help with setup etc. How was the race last friday? I just got back from SoCal.

Roger
2005.03.22, 04:33 PM
Thats great Henry. I'll get in contact with you.

Maxfield
2005.03.22, 09:04 PM
That sounds like a nice space, but I'm not sure if it's big enuf. I've set up my tracks in the garage before which seems about similar size and it only accomodates 1/3 to 1/2 of my track (3 wide L's, 2 mini-96's and 18 full blanks and 60 or so mini blanks with extra 3 wide start finish lines and an adaptor tailor made to go from big to smaller track. Tennis court or gym sounds like our best bet.

Tell Larry I have his rims in the trunk of my car and I'll drop them by HT fremont next I'm there. I've been extremely busy lately with family and working and haven't been down for a week or so, though.

I'm looking at getting one of the new timing systems too, so We'll have a great set up Roger. Congrats again and take a picture or 2 when you can so we can see the newest family member!

Let me know when you're going to make it to practice and I'll try to get over and buy you a drink to celebrate.

N/T :p

Big_L
2005.03.23, 02:44 AM
That sounds like a nice space, but I'm not sure if it's big enuf. I've set up my tracks in the garage before which seems about similar size and it only accomodates 1/3 to 1/2 of my track (3 wide L's, 2 mini-96's and 18 full blanks and 60 or so mini blanks with extra 3 wide start finish lines and an adaptor tailor made to go from big to smaller track. Tennis court or gym sounds like our best bet.

Tell Larry I have his rims in the trunk of my car and I'll drop them by HT fremont next I'm there. I've been extremely busy lately with family and working and haven't been down for a week or so, though.

I'm looking at getting one of the new timing systems too, so We'll have a great set up Roger. Congrats again and take a picture or 2 when you can so we can see the newest family member!

Let me know when you're going to make it to practice and I'll try to get over and buy you a drink to celebrate.

N/T :p

Your buying two rounds mate! My wife and I had our daughter last week! Give me a call.

bw762
2005.03.23, 02:54 AM
Your buying two rounds mate! My wife and I had our daughter last week! Give me a call.

Whoa, congrats Larry!!

Roger
2005.03.23, 11:31 AM
I'm looking at getting one of the new timing systems too, so We'll have a great set up Roger. Congrats again and take a picture or 2 when you can so we can see the newest family member!

Let me know when you're going to make it to practice and I'll try to get over and buy you a drink to celebrate.

I'll take you up with that. Thanks N/T :)

Roger
2005.03.23, 11:32 AM
Whoa, congrats Larry!!

bw762: Your car looked good yesterday at HT :)

demick1
2005.03.23, 02:22 PM
Let me get this straight. Larry - you had a daughter last week, yet you were still racing at HT last Friday? Damn!

Contrats to both Roger and Larry

Demick

Roger
2005.03.23, 02:33 PM
Thanks Demick. You know you made the cut list to race at my track :)

Maxfield
2005.03.23, 05:37 PM
Larry -

Congrats to you too mate! What name did you choose?
:D

linger
2005.03.23, 10:57 PM
Thanks Demick. You know you made the cut list to race at my track :)

Roger,
My daughter was born on monday, March 21.
Do you have RC daycare at your place?

McLaren F1 T3
2005.03.24, 12:08 AM
congrats ling on the daughter~ :D

Roger
2005.03.24, 12:40 AM
Roger,
My daughter was born on monday, March 21.
Do you have RC daycare at your place?

Congrats Ling :)

Bring her by. I'll take care of mine, your's and Larry's daughter. No problem. Im dialed :) I also have all the essentials: new born diapers, formula, and blankets.

fraz
2005.03.24, 11:33 AM
Roger,
My daughter was born on monday, March 21.
Do you have RC daycare at your place?

Big congrats Ling!

bw762
2005.03.24, 10:06 PM
So many babies! Congrats to everyone!

Roger
2005.03.24, 11:44 PM
I know ! Whats going on here ? Jeremy is expecting his son in May.

letranista
2005.03.25, 08:35 AM
I know ! Whats going on here ? Jeremy is expecting his son in May.
I motion for HT to supply baby playpens. Maybe an EZ up tent over the playpen during outdoor races. The playpen by the announcers table during Mini-z races?Similac?Enfamil?Congrats to everyone. My daughter just had her 18th birthday. It went by so fast................
Henry

arch2b
2005.03.25, 08:39 AM
Roger,
My daughter was born on monday, March 21.
Do you have RC daycare at your place?
congrats! i think i'm done with 2 so far :p

Roger
2005.03.25, 02:40 PM
congrats! i think i'm done with 2 so far :p

Me too. It's hard for me to find time to race :)

arch2b
2005.03.25, 02:44 PM
me too. i'm lucky to get an hour or two out of the entire weekend.

Big_L
2005.03.26, 04:40 AM
Let me get this straight. Larry - you had a daughter last week, yet you were still racing at HT last Friday? Damn!

Contrats to both Roger and Larry

Demick

Yeah, I have it pretty easy, my wife is pretty cool with my hobbies, especially now that Sunny Boy, my 6 yr old son, is also racing.

Woot Woot! Congrats Ling! Welcome to fatherhood!

linger
2005.03.26, 01:06 PM
Yeah, I have it pretty easy, my wife is pretty cool with my hobbies, especially now that Sunny Boy, my 6 yr old son, is also racing.

Woot Woot! Congrats Ling! Welcome to fatherhood!

Thanks Larry,
After the last friday race, Sunny is now by new best friend!!!

letranista
2005.03.26, 03:28 PM
Anyone with a RCP track want to set up at my school today till??Again we should have at least a 28x16 trackspace.Just wasn't able to race 1/10th today.It's in Union City. Just howler if you guys decide.

bw762
2005.03.27, 05:08 PM
Anyone know when the next HT race will be?

Big_L
2005.03.30, 09:01 AM
Anyone know when the next HT race will be?
I saw something on RCracing.com, Scott saying he can't do it this friday.

bw762
2005.03.31, 12:05 AM
i think the latest news is that the race is on for Friday!

bw762
2005.04.11, 10:51 PM
There's a race this Friday, 4/15/05.

Big_L
2005.04.27, 12:39 AM
Nip/Tuck - It was nice to see you again. Thanks for dinner. We are definitly have a Summer BBQ race, we'll get all the guys together.

We are racing this Friday, according to PoolGuru. HT also got some Mini Z inventory in. See you guys this Friday, watch out For Sunny Boy he's racing Stock class!

Roger
2005.04.27, 07:06 PM
HOVVA DEUCE !!!

Maxfield
2005.04.28, 09:06 AM
Big L - Dinner was my pleasure.

I'm going to try to make the race this Friday. I was at the track yesterday and Jeremy showed me his tire treatment that seems to work well -- Simple Green the spray on cleaning fluid. Might try it on Friday. Waddya guys think?

Roger
2005.04.29, 11:21 AM
Simple green will work Maxfield. I'll see you friday. Should be alot of fun.

Maxfield
2005.04.30, 03:23 AM
Hey Guys -

Couldn't make the race. Hope it was a good time.

I'm thinking about replacing my S04 motor in my Mclaren F1 LM and Ferrari F1 FET cars with a less speedy but more torquey and CONTROLLABLE motor. What would you suggest?

Thanks,

Maxfield aka Nip/Tuck aka Peter :)

Roger
2005.04.30, 06:01 AM
Maxfield: Racing was great tonight. I tried to double double tonight winning both stock and modify. I TQ'ed in modify and Jaime took my TQ in stock by .004 seconds ( very very close ). In modify, Big_L was dialed and got the holeshot in the beginning. It was hard to pass him cause he kept his lines tight and fast. I got around him on the inside and kept the lead until I bumped the side railing cause my front tire to almost come off. I came in for a pitstop and fixed my front tire. I was in third after mini-z mike and Jeremy passed me. I worked through the infield and came up with the win. Final results: Roger, Jeremy ( Big Bertha ), and Big_L.

The closest battle for me was Jaime and Ling-Tong. Off the start, I got plowed into the siderail causing everybody to freight train me. Jaime and Ling were too far ahead to make a move for 1st and 2nd. Sooner than you know it, Jaime is getting ready to lap me on the 2nd lap of the race. I tried not to let him lap me and we had some quick lap times. With Jaime's help pushing me, I caught up to the pack and started to make my move. I was in 4th place and dicing it out with mini-z Mike for the last 2 minutes. Mini-z Mike got tangled up with lap traffic; as I passed him for the 3rd position. I managed to finish on the same lap with Jaime and Ling. Final results: Jaime, Ling-Tong, and Roger.

We missed you out there Maxfield. To awnser your original question, use the S03 motor.

byebye
2005.04.30, 06:58 AM
Roger does club28 have a website? I'm tryin to get some info on it.

-Byebye

Roger
2005.04.30, 01:21 PM
Roger does club28 have a website? I'm tryin to get some info on it.

-Byebye

Here ya go: www.club28rc.com

Big_L
2005.05.01, 10:26 AM
Maxfield: Roger forgot to mention Jeremy was using his M18 aka Bertha and I was racing with a Pajero body! :D Roger was fast, and in the 2nd qualifier, I wanted to have fun so did some team driving, I blocked the field for Roger, Mini Z Mike had the hardest time passing me, when he did, I had more motor and put him right behind me again, it was all in fun. But the best of the night for me was watching Sunny Boy race the stock class. He qualified last and was the youngest competitor. He looked so tiny on the drivers stand, he was even sitting on a stool to see the whole track. In the A main he bust out for the hole shot and was leading the race, it was cool, he had the biggest smile on his face when he realized he was out in front. By the second lap he got tied up in a corner and fell to dead last. He worked through traffic and by the end of the race finished 3rd! What kills me, I only let him practice once that week because of school, the rest of his competitors practiced all week long! :eek: It's back to RnL Academy for him for some more track time! I need to step it up and buy him a radio and start wrenching on his car!

Roger
2005.05.01, 01:59 PM
YEEEAHHH !!! Sunny boy did a fantastic job driving his car around his competition. There was one point I remember during the main when Sunny Boy was in first place. He swooped on the driver on the inside and he was in first place. It was really exiciting to see him on that driver's stand with a big smile on his face :). He is definately a champion in the making. Sooner than we know it, he'll bust out Ricky Carmichael moves on all of us !!!!! Great job Sunny boy. Yo Larry, we need to make some RNL Academy decals. Im gonna stick a huge RNL Academy decals on the sides of my body at Vegas !!!!!

McLaren F1 T3
2005.05.02, 07:55 PM
whats the hot tire combo for you guys are `ho town? Would like to maybe get some time in rebuilding my mr02 ( i have a ton of parts, but not the ones to rebuild any of my cars :p ). Thanks. :)

Roger
2005.05.03, 12:11 AM
we use kyosho 30's in the front and kyosho 20's in the rear at "Ho Town". Where do you live in California ? If you live in the bay area, you should swing by and take a few laps on the track with us.

McLaren F1 T3
2005.05.03, 12:16 AM
hehe~ alameda. I usually race 1/10, but haven't had the time lately because of chinese school and other obligations. Thought that friday nights might be better if i could carpool with my buddies if they go. We'll see. Thanks for the setup.~ :D

Roger
2005.05.03, 01:44 AM
hehe~ alameda. I usually race 1/10, but haven't had the time lately because of chinese school and other obligations. Thought that friday nights might be better if i could carpool with my buddies if they go. We'll see. Thanks for the setup.~ :D

I use to live in Alameda. I use to live in the buena vista apratments by woodstock school next to the base. Alameda is a sweeet place especially on the beach and by Lincoln park. I hear that south shore has a ton of new stores there. What about the bowling alley ? Is it still across the street from south shore ? Just thinking about Alameda brings back alot of good memories. I was only playing with ya with the tire set-up. For HoTown, use atomics 20's up front and GPM 8's in the rear. If you can make it sometimes, let us know and we can help you with a good set-up for the RCP track they use. Later.

Tool Box
2005.05.03, 07:26 AM
I use to live in Alameda. I use to live in the buena vista apratments by woodstock school next to the base. Alameda is a sweeet place especially on the beach and by Lincoln park. I hear that south shore has a ton of new stores there. What about the bowling alley ? Is it still across the street from south shore ? Just thinking about Alameda brings back alot of good memories. I was only playing with ya with the tire set-up. For HoTown, use atomics 20's up front and GPM 8's in the rear. If you can make it sometimes, let us know and we can help you with a good set-up for the RCP track they use. Later.

Roger, whatup? You lived where?! That place is "closed for renovation". Alameda's own "East Oakland", haha.

Roger
2005.05.03, 12:01 PM
Roger, whatup? You lived where?! That place is "closed for renovation". Alameda's own "East Oakland", haha.

The Buena Vista is still there I believe. I hear that place is like the " The Carter " on New Jack City. Nino Brown Boooooiiiiiiiiiii. DEUCE !!

Maxfield
2005.05.03, 03:40 PM
Man it sounds like you folks had a great night of racing. I'm bummed I missed it.

In terms of a motor, I'll try the S03, I was thinking of trying the MrZ or even an atomic stock (on the FET car) to see how it does. Waddya think?

Just got my Mclaren black Ueno body I'll show off next time at the track. (Porbably won't run it much though -- it still has rear view mirrors.) Going to Hawaii on Friday for a week or so, but trying to get back to bike down to RCX, so I'll be in touch and may see you in Anaheim.

BTW, sounds like the RNL Academy is making you guys pretty deadly on the track. Nice work and congrats on those race results. :p

McLaren F1 T3
2005.05.03, 06:41 PM
The Buena Vista is still there I believe. I hear that place is like the " The Carter " on New Jack City. Nino Brown Boooooiiiiiiiiiii. DEUCE !!
south shore is under renovation. they are getting more stores and moving safeway. bowling allwy is still here across from safeway. :p

McLaren F1 T3
2005.05.03, 10:16 PM
south shore is under renovation. they are getting more stores and moving safeway. bowling allwy is still here across from safeway. :p
i meant across from soutshore near the beach.~ :D

McLaren F1 T3
2005.05.03, 11:01 PM
oh by the way, do you guys all use Personal Transponders? I don't mind to have that big transponder on my car... :)

Roger
2005.05.04, 02:10 AM
yeah, we use personal transponders. We also have the big transponder on deck also for those that don't have thier own transponder. WALD ? You drive a Benzo ?

McLaren F1 T3
2005.05.04, 06:28 PM
yeah, we use personal transponders. We also have the big transponder on deck also for those that don't have thier own transponder. WALD ? You drive a Benzo ?
you wish. my parents have one. when i go to college they are getting another one. ;) not for me of course, i want to earn my own money to buy my own car. I saw your real car, its nice of course~ :D

Big_L
2005.05.09, 09:09 AM
I think we're racing this friday night. I'll keep everyone posted.

McLaren F1 T3
2005.05.09, 06:01 PM
well, good luck to the guys racing this friday, i can't make it tho cos my car isn't finished :( http://www2.mini-zracer.com/albums/album659/mz2.jpg
thats about all the money I have right now too. :(

Maxfield
2005.05.18, 04:54 PM
Going on a motorcycle trip to southern cal and maybe the Grand Canyon this weekend. Might stop by and pick up one of the new Core lap timers and (more) RCP track stuff. Anyone else thinking about going to Anaheim this weekend?

Big_L
2005.05.23, 12:32 AM
Going on a motorcycle trip to southern cal and maybe the Grand Canyon this weekend. Might stop by and pick up one of the new Core lap timers and (more) RCP track stuff. Anyone else thinking about going to Anaheim this weekend?

I know Randy went, he's the only one I know who went. I was going to meet up with Roger, but he didn't have to work the show. Since we didn't go, Paul and I ended up racing 10th scale sedans in Modesto. Give me a call when you get a chance.

Roger
2005.05.23, 02:44 PM
i hear byebye is gonna make a cameo appereance at HT Fremont.

Maxfield
2005.05.23, 04:03 PM
Well guys, I never made it to Anaheim. The open road was too nice to spoil by driving into that L.A. traffic. So, needless to say, I missed RCX, but had a blast cruising California's 2 lane blacktop on my R1200C.

I did check the Core Site and noticed that they raised prices by $100 for the lap timer. They're calling $499 the pre-order prices. They've also prevented all the beta testers from talking about it, so I'm a little miffed. I want some feedback before plunking down the cash. And $499 is my price point. (Poor business practice on their part by alienating their core clientel. IMHO.) You guys know I've been talking about this for months, but I'm getting tired of all the secrecy and now the sudden raising of the price. Hmmmf.

Maxfield
2005.05.23, 04:39 PM
Well, I just read a short review of the system and it seems that the Core system works pretty well. So much for my last post.

Maxfield
2005.05.23, 04:45 PM
Hey Roger -

Who's the girl on your Avatar picture?

mini-z
2005.05.23, 05:14 PM
You guys want your own sub-forum? This thread is getting kind of long! :)

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=19

Just let me know what you'd like it to be called etc. :cool:

arch2b
2005.05.23, 06:46 PM
You guys want your own sub-forum? This thread is getting kind of long! :)

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=19

Just let me know what you'd like it to be called etc. :cool:
not to steal their thunder but i'd like one for the dc crew ;)

Roger
2005.05.23, 07:28 PM
You guys want your own sub-forum? This thread is getting kind of long! :)

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=19

Just let me know what you'd like it to be called etc. :cool:

Yeah, that would be kewl. If you can change it to: HobbyTown USA Fremont Mini-Z Race Forum.

byebye
2005.05.23, 09:01 PM
i hear byebye is gonna make a cameo appereance at HT Fremont.

I'm going there tonight as a matter of fact. Just got into town this afternoon. I'll run what I brung. Do you guys have a scheduled gtg or what?

Maxfield
2005.05.23, 11:02 PM
Hey bye-bye -

I was thinking of dropping by the track tonight, but it's already 9 when I saw your post. Sorry to miss you. You coming by tomorrow or wednesday?

Welcome to SF and looking forward to meeting you.

Roger
2005.05.23, 11:30 PM
I'm going there tonight as a matter of fact. Just got into town this afternoon. I'll run what I brung. Do you guys have a scheduled gtg or what?

OH Man !! We were there last night but we were hanging out on the counter helping customers. Randy, was flying his electric helicopter over the mini-z track also.

Roger
2005.05.23, 11:31 PM
Hey Roger -

Who's the girl on your Avatar picture?

You like that huh ? She's cute.

byebye
2005.05.24, 09:17 AM
I actually made a mistake when I said I was going out there. I went to Kei Stylist at Hilltop. I plan on going to Hobbytown this morning/afternoon. I can meet up with you guys on Wednesday night I think. Give me a time and I will let you know.

-Byebye

Roger
2005.05.24, 11:21 AM
I actually made a mistake when I said I was going out there. I went to Kei Stylist at Hilltop. I plan on going to Hobbytown this morning/afternoon. I can meet up with you guys on Wednesday night I think. Give me a time and I will let you know.

-Byebye

Wednesday night sounds perfect. I'll call up afew of the guys and we can hook-up after 6pm. That sounds good byebye.

mini-z
2005.05.24, 12:16 PM
not to steal their thunder but i'd like one for the dc crew ;)

Done! :)

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=64

byebye
2005.05.24, 01:28 PM
Wednesday night sounds perfect. I'll call up afew of the guys and we can hook-up after 6pm. That sounds good byebye.

Cool then. I'm going to try and swing by there today. I want to see what they have in stock.

-Byebye

Maxfield
2005.05.24, 04:20 PM
Kei Stylist is a good shop -- they've done some internal antenna modifications for me. The track is custom and kind of small though, compared to an RCP track.

Hey HT guys, Let's see if we can get Dave to let us expand the track bigger -- closer to raceday size -- for our out of town visitor!

And Roger -- soooo, who is she and where did you get it? :cool:

byebye
2005.05.24, 07:19 PM
I dropped $200 on bodies. I couldn't resist. I bought 3 peugeot bodies and 5 supras. Not a bad deal but I was hoping that after $200 I could get some extra bodies but oh well. I'm happy.

I can't wait for tomorrow nights racing. I hope that we can get a pretty good turn out.

-Byebye

Maxfield
2005.05.24, 08:20 PM
Looking forward to it. Kei Stylist does have a great selection of bodies, but he's a collector and many of the ones I wanted -- he wouldn't sell!! (I think I had my eye on an old Loctite or Castrol racer.) I did end up buying one of those funky backpacks; unfortunately it :) doesn't work with my motorcycle.

arch2b
2005.05.24, 08:23 PM
I dropped $200 on bodies. I couldn't resist. I bought 3 peugeot bodies and 5 supras. Not a bad deal but I was hoping that after $200 I could get some extra bodies but oh well. I'm happy.

I can't wait for tomorrow nights racing. I hope that we can get a pretty good turn out.

-Byebye
holy cow! i can't wait to see static pictures of your collection!!! i've turned overland trail into a display area for all my asc's ;)

byebye
2005.05.24, 11:00 PM
I updated my gallery
http://www2.mini-zracer.com/gallery/album-644?page=2

Roger
2005.05.24, 11:52 PM
Looking forward to it. Kei Stylist does have a great selection of bodies, but he's a collector and many of the ones I wanted -- he wouldn't sell!! (I think I had my eye on an old Loctite or Castrol racer.) I did end up buying one of those funky backpacks; unfortunately it :) doesn't work with my motorcycle.

Maxfield: I have an old 2003 mugen loctite body for you if you want it. Its brand new and I have two of them. Here's a pix of it.

Roger
2005.05.24, 11:54 PM
byebye: We'l see you tommorrow. I Big_L should be there around 6:30pm. Everybody usually shows up after 5pm. I should be there around 6:30 also. I'll have hicks or angelo make a huge layout for our visitor. After 9pm, we should all goto chili's and have some dinner too. It should be alot of fun.

byebye
2005.05.25, 10:01 AM
Sounds like a plan t me ;)

-Byebye

Big_L
2005.05.25, 11:47 AM
Gotta work 'till 7:00 tonight. I'll rush over afterwards, I promised Sunny Boy some track time! See you guys tonight!

byebye
2005.05.25, 07:53 PM
I'm about to roll out in about 15 min from richmond. My stepdad says it will take about 30 min. I used to go to srt-4 meets in San Jose. I hope everyone can make it.

-Byebye

McLaren F1 T3
2005.05.26, 12:19 AM
hope you guys had fun! :D

Big_L
2005.05.26, 05:28 PM
byebye - It was a pleasure to meet you and your wife and finally put a face to the name. Please keep in contact with us and keep us posted on the London lifestyle! If your ever in the area, give us a ring. We'll set up track and BBQ! :D Take care of yourself and family! Send pics of London.

email: lbroldan@comcast.net

Roger
2005.05.26, 07:18 PM
yeah, byebye is definately a cool cat. It was good to see him and his wife there supporting mini-z's. Just like what Larry said, keep in touch and let us know when you're gonna be in the area again. Take care bro and we'll see you guys soon.

Big_L
2005.06.03, 08:18 AM
HT is racing tonight! 6/3/05

Roger
2005.06.14, 01:55 AM
I just talked to the owner and it sounds like we lost the PN race scheduled for July. Oh well. If I would've known earlier, we could've gone to Rialto and qualify there. So much for qualifying for the big bang in Las Vegas.

Roger
2005.06.14, 01:56 AM
Other than that, the track that is set-up there this week is freaking HUGE !!!!!

Zoomzoomer
2005.06.14, 02:40 PM
Not just Huge... FREAKIN HUGE... geez... this forum is freakin HUGE now... :) NO QUALIFYING in Fremont :( wats up with that? oh well... I'll still go to Vegas... can't you qualify there? NORCAL RePREZENt!

VivA LAS Vargas :D

Roger
2005.06.14, 04:47 PM
Zoomer: You have to qualify at one of the regionals in order to race at the Viva Las Vegas race.

Roger
2005.06.17, 05:48 PM
Racing tonight. Come out and get smoked by an 8 year old.........A.J. !!!!!!

Maxfield
2005.06.19, 08:00 PM
Roger -

Gotta say, you have the freakiest avatars. This last one is kind of sick, but I like it. Grabs your attention once you figure out what's going on.

And then you get to watch it over and over....and over....and over,.....and over.....and over....and over....and over, etc., etc.

Hey what ever happened to that broken in Xspeed motor?
I'm looking for speed and these new guys on the track are getting better.
See ya soon. ;) ....


.... In my rear view mirror. :D

Roger
2005.06.20, 01:38 AM
Maxfield: Let me know when you'l be at HT so I can meet you there and give you your motor. You gotta pass by. The track is pretty sweet and David is thinking about making it larger.

Maxfield
2005.06.20, 03:26 AM
Roger -

You know my crazy schedule. I came by a couple of times in the last week or so and raced with Jeremy and some of the crew. I'll see ya when I see ya. I know you have "new responsibilities" at home and the motor is trivial by comparison. Don't sweat getting it to me.

See ya soon. :)

Roger
2005.06.21, 01:53 PM
I will be there today from 6-8pm. Come stop by if you guys need any help.

Roger
2005.06.29, 11:55 AM
I will be there thursday for some testing ( 06/30/2005 ) from 6-8. If you guys need help, swing by my direction to get dialed in :)

Maxfield
2005.06.30, 01:41 AM
Roger -

I might see you on Thursday. Allmy cars seem pretty tuned these days. I might try some foam tires, just to see if I can mess them up!

Max

illsmokeyall
2005.07.13, 12:40 AM
hey sup dis is a.j. everybody ready to get smoked friday im up in mod now soill be racin roger larry demmick heimiemike and u know the rest theats if theyre there :cool: :D :eek: :o :mad: :( :confused: :p ;) :) lol well see ya

demick1
2005.07.14, 02:25 PM
We'll be racing mini-z tomorrow 7/15. See you all there.

Demick

demick1
2005.07.15, 04:32 PM
Doh! Racing for tonight is cancelled. Oh well, I guess I'll just watch the Tour de France instead. :-(

Roger
2005.07.16, 09:19 AM
I have a fairly NEW RCP mini-Z track for sale. The following are included:

1) Two Large Wide " L " layouts

2) Pit Lane

3) Some extra mats including afew off-road mats

All mats have been very well maintained and vacuumed. I also have afew photos of the track layouts I've made in the past. This will fit perfectly in your 2-3 car garage easily or any other large rooms. There are 25-30 track layouts to choose from. Reason why im selling it is because I have no need for it anymore. BAY AREA PERFERRED. There are alot of pieces and I wouldn't want to ship this because shipping would be too much. All inquires can e-mail me at: mugen161@hotmail.com. You can also check out RCP's website at http://www.rcp-tracks.com/html/home.html to get further details.

ASKING PRICE: $325 OBO

Thanks for looking.

Roger
2005.07.16, 02:59 PM
You can also check out the track in my gallary: http://www2.mini-zracer.com/gallery/Roger

Roger
2005.07.25, 12:11 PM
Price dropped to $300. Still available.

TITANIUM
2005.07.25, 01:20 PM
i will start a thread for pn cup in SF...who's going?

briankstan
2005.07.25, 04:18 PM
Price dropped to $300. Still available.


do you still have the track? I might be interested.

Brian

Roger
2005.07.29, 01:06 AM
yes, I stil have it. Im stil figuring out how much shipping is gonna cost. Shipping two HUGE oversize boxes to Utah is gonna be expensive.

Maxfield
2005.08.06, 12:43 PM
Roger -

Do you still have the track? -- and what do you mean you don't need it anymore. I thought you and Larry just got the track? Besides I've got a Core lap timer on order. I guess you'll have to drive across the bay to visit my house.

Roger
2005.08.08, 11:47 AM
Maxfield: Hit my up at mugen161@hotmail.com and I can give you details.

demick1
2005.08.15, 11:18 AM
Looks like we'll finally be racing mini-z's again this Friday 8/19 at Hobbytown Fremont. See you there!

Demick

Maxfield
2005.08.17, 02:07 PM
Excellent. Let's get a roll call. See you there, but I may be late given my friday schedule.

Maxfield
2005.08.17, 02:11 PM
Hey Roger -

If you're racing Friday, I want to talk to you about your RCP and that Xspeed motor you broke in for me (if you still know where it is, hehe.)

Call me on the cell if you get a moment.

demick1
2005.08.20, 05:48 PM
Anyone planning on going to the PN race in San Francisco on Sept 17th?

Demick

Maxfield
2005.08.20, 06:26 PM
Demick -

Thinking about it. Guess I have to get a PN motor to try out!

demick1
2005.09.01, 05:40 PM
OK. I went ahead and signed up. Stock and mod. Deadline for signups are Saturday.

illsmokeyall
2005.09.24, 03:30 PM
wuaup this is aj i won the c-main yay with 3 tires even more yay :D i just wanted to know if i qualified for the worlds can anyone tell me

Roger
2005.10.06, 01:40 AM
WUZ UP EVERYBODY !!!! Brotha AJ, in order to qualify for the PN worlds race, youhave to finish in the A-main. Keep it up though. Your getting pretty faaaaaast !!!!!!!!!

Roger
2005.10.12, 02:45 PM
New track layout at HT. Come check it out. Collet designed it :)

Roger
2005.12.21, 08:54 PM
We just got a gang of new kyosho parts. Come down and check them out before everybody buys them all :)

demick1
2006.01.13, 09:53 AM
Mini-z racing at HT Fremont next Friday evening, Jan 20th.

Go on over to the www.rcracing.com message board and check the nailed threads for the roll call. Let's see who's coming.

Demick

Maxfield
2006.01.30, 02:03 AM
Rog -

I read the posting on the other forum. Looks like it was a great time. Been too busy lately to even practice and I'm out of town for the Feb race, bummer. Congrats on the win, though.

BTW, are races 1st and 3rd fridays or just the 3rd friday of the month. And are we using the core system yet in Fremont?

See ya,

Max (aka doc)

Roger
2006.02.01, 07:10 PM
Maxfield: We wil be using Fraz's core system for the time being until we get ours in. In the meantime, we are using the AMB system still. I've also been racing at club28 on friday's :)

Roger
2006.07.13, 01:15 AM
What use to be is now dead at HobbyTown USA Fremont. Come and join us at a REAL TRACK at NorCal Hobbies !!!!!

ryans
2006.08.02, 08:01 PM
What use to be is now dead at HobbyTown USA Fremont. Come and join us at a REAL TRACK at NorCal Hobbies !!!!!

Where is Nor-cal Hobbies??????

Mojar7070
2006.08.02, 10:09 PM
Here's all the info.

30600 Union City Blvd. Union City, CA 94587. Phone number is 877-234-6229 or 510-324-5700. Web site is www.norcalhobbies.com

ryans
2006.08.03, 09:32 AM
Here's all the info.

30600 Union City Blvd. Union City, CA 94587. Phone number is 877-234-6229 or 510-324-5700. Web site is www.norcalhobbies.com

I remember you, you have the DVD front bumper mod. :)

Mojar7070
2006.08.03, 09:55 AM
Yep, that would be me. :)

RickSDMF
2006.10.08, 08:59 PM
HobbyTown fremont is not dead, the races are starting up again.

gnehcoel
2006.10.22, 04:15 PM
HobbyTown fremont is not dead, the races are starting up again.

Can you post some info re: hobbytown fremont please? like race or open practice hours, fees etc ...

thanks!

sciontc0115
2006.10.29, 12:28 PM
Races will be every third saturday of the month at no cost. The track will be open every monday tuesday friday and saturday. If their are enough people we might consider starting a race at that time. Any other questions feel free to contact Jason Ricky or I in the rc section. Looking foward to seeing everyone out racing again.

gnehcoel
2006.10.29, 07:12 PM
Races will be every third saturday of the month at no cost. The track will be open every monday tuesday friday and saturday. If their are enough people we might consider starting a race at that time. Any other questions feel free to contact Jason Ricky or I in the rc section. Looking foward to seeing everyone out racing again.

Thanks sciontc0115. Which rc section are you referring to?

Can you also post the time of the open races and what is the "fee" for using the track please? I will bring a few friends.

sciontc0115
2006.10.29, 11:01 PM
Yea it will be free for practice for anyone who wants to drop by. We will be charging $5 to enter the race. This saturday. Sign ups start at 5:30 and racing will start at 6pm. If you want to show up earlier the track will be put up hopefully by 4:30. Hope to see you there. Just ask Jason or myself about entering the race.

gnehcoel
2006.10.30, 10:17 PM
Yea it will be free for practice for anyone who wants to drop by. We will be charging $5 to enter the race. This saturday. Sign ups start at 5:30 and racing will start at 6pm. If you want to show up earlier the track will be put up hopefully by 4:30. Hope to see you there. Just ask Jason or myself about entering the race.

Great. Thanks for the info. I will try to see if a few of my friends can make it.

sciontc0115
2006.11.27, 10:20 PM
Make sure u mark your calanders for december 8th and the 16th. Hobbytown has joined with insideline and we will begin our 6 race pts series on december 16th at hobbytown. Hope to see everyone out.

gnehcoel
2006.11.27, 10:55 PM
Make sure u mark your calanders for december 8th and the 16th. Hobbytown has joined with insideline and we will begin our 6 race pts series on december 16th at hobbytown. Hope to see everyone out.

What time are the races on dec 8th and 16th?

sciontc0115
2006.11.29, 10:50 PM
What time are the races on dec 8th and 16th?
signups start at 5:30 and we will begin racing by 6.

Tjay
2008.06.17, 06:20 PM
bringing it back to life...

From what I was told, they'll have the track up and ready (hopefully) on Friday night. I can't wait to test them dusty old RCP track ;)!