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mini-z
2007.12.13, 01:43 PM
Join us at the Mini-Z Dojo (http://mini-zdojo.com/) for another Ann Arbor Mini-Z GTG on Friday December 14th, 2007. Bring your Mini-Zs, Iwavers, XMods, Micro-Ts, and Epochs, etc.

New people are welcome as always! Everyone is friendly and helpful and we have lots of fun! :)

NOTE: here's the easy to remember URL to keep up to date with our events: http://www.mini-zracer.com/annarbor

Please bring $10 to cover the cost of the race night (one fee for the whole night of practice and racing - a great value!).

The event starts at 7pm and is in Ypsilanti, MI (just southeast of Ann Arbor). The address is:
4130 Morgan Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Maps Google link (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=4130+Morgan+Rd,+Ypsilanti,+MI+48197&ie=UTF8&om=1&z=14&ll=42.213707,-83.672218&spn=0.04221,0.076647&iwloc=addr)

NOTE: Morgan is a dirt road between Carpenter and Michigan Ave.

NOTE 2: Reminder that the Dojo is now in 4130 - park in the smaller lot to the right and use that door.

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Get your orders into http://Shop.TinyRC.com early and you can choose to pick it up at the GTG this Friday to save on shipping costs.

Post here to let us know what time you plan to come and what time you need to leave.

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This is the 11th race of HFAY OLPS Season 4!

We will be doing HFAY OLPS Season 4 Race #11 (http://hfay.tinyrc.com/PointSeries/Season4/Event6/tabid/126/Default.aspx).

http://hfay.tinyrc.com/Portals/0/files/OLPS-S4-Race-11.jpg

Please note that we will be following the new schedule (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=271135&postcount=20):

Open Practice: 7:00PM - 9:15PM
Qualifiers: 9:30PM - 10:30PM
Fix cars and charge batteries: 10:30PM -11:00PM
Mains: Start at 11:00PM sharp

As such, I'd like everyone to post w/ the time that they plan to arrive, or any special considerations etc. (e.g. if you know you can't make it until 10pm, let me know and I'll charge some batteries for you etc.)

-Mini-Z :) :cool:

mini-z
2007.12.13, 01:51 PM
Just wanted to reiterate in case people forgot or didn't read the above post carefully, we are at 4130 now, not 4160. In addition, Endo and I will be there for several hours before, so anyone who wants to come earlier is welcome too - please txt me w/ your plan however, so that we know when to expect you (we'll be making runs to Lowes etc. so you may arrive only to find that you're locked out if you do not coordinate your pre-7pm arrival w/ me).

Since we've never held a race at this building before, we may be in for some surprises etc. - please bring whatever you can think of that may be helpful in our new digs - Carlos , can you bring the mega Night Race lights, I'm not sure what the lighting will be like for racing etc. I assume they're 120, but we even have 240 at the new place - Dan, bring the CNC! :D (j/k!) Note that we will have the giant ceiling-mounted heater like at the first 4160 races - should help bring our track temperature up to put us on a more level playing field w/ the Arizona guys! :D

Dusty Weasle
2007.12.13, 09:56 PM
Haha :D, yes, out here to warm up a room you need only switch on a light.

I wonder if it would help you to put a couple electric blankets under the track to keep it warmed up? It might interfere with the RF though, and probably make an uneven surface. If that turns out true maybe you could cover the track with them before the race. (Almost certainly more trouble than its worth).

Draconious
2007.12.13, 11:15 PM
Comming Soon From RCP, Internally Water-Heated/Cooled Track Tiles. (obviously not)

will3kgt
2007.12.14, 04:23 PM
Be there around 9pm. :D

Endo
2007.12.15, 12:14 PM
Was a nice balmy 55-60 degrees in there last night. Had a blast hanging out with friends some REALLY tight racing.

See everyone next time.

svt-racer
2007.12.16, 01:33 PM
I really enjoyed racing with you guys this last Friday. Some very close racing. I am looking forward to the next race. The space we got now is so much nicer! Kudos to D!

will3kgt
2007.12.16, 03:50 PM
VERY TIGHT RACING, that's why it's always a pleasure to race with you guys. Luke (aka Deez Lug Nutz :p) really enjoyed racing at the DOJO and plans on coming again soon. My car ran even better after Snacks made an adjustment. Too bad it was after my race :rolleyes: Like always a great time was had by all can't wait to race again next time.

short
2007.12.16, 06:06 PM
damn sounds like i missed out on a good time see you guys in january

svt-racer
2007.12.17, 09:36 AM
Short, one of the races all three drivers finished on the same lap with only 0.27 seconds between first and second. Third place finished 2 seconds behind the second place.

In another heat, for most of the race (3/4 of the race), the three drivers were on the same lap or one of them one lap behind, then the 3rd driver will catch up again. It ended up with a bit more spread on that one with at least 2 or 3 laps between first/second and another 2 or 3 between second/third. It was still very good.

Overall it was a good layout, more space at the Dojo to run. Since the walls are further appart in this new building, there was much much less glitches/interference.

mini-z
2007.12.20, 08:28 PM
Haha :D, yes, out here to warm up a room you need only switch on a light.

I wonder if it would help you to put a couple electric blankets under the track to keep it warmed up? It might interfere with the RF though, and probably make an uneven surface. If that turns out true maybe you could cover the track with them before the race. (Almost certainly more trouble than its worth).

Actually we're considering building a raised floor to isolate the track from the cold concrete - perhaps even heating the air underneath! :cool: What is your guys typical track temp? In the new warm Dojo, we hit 67! :D

mini-z
2007.12.20, 08:29 PM
Btw guys, don't forget to get your TO 900s orders in ASAP! :)

mini-z
2007.12.20, 08:30 PM
I really enjoyed racing with you guys this last Friday. Some very close racing. I am looking forward to the next race. The space we got now is so much nicer! Kudos to D!

Thanks C! Now bring a couple dozen new racers to help cover the increased rent! :D

Dusty Weasle
2007.12.20, 09:28 PM
Actually we're considering building a raised floor to isolate the track from the cold concrete - perhaps even heating the air underneath! :cool: What is your guys typical track temp? In the new warm Dojo, we hit 67! :D

We've been very lucky to get the clubhouse at Joe's apartment complex. Very comfortable and no rental fee. It's probably around 70-75deg in there this time of year. In summer the A/C can only keep it to the low 80's. But that's still a pretty consistent temperature condition, so, lucky again.

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r38/DustyWeasle/Mini-AZ/OLPS%20Season%20III/CrowdedPractice.jpg

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r38/DustyWeasle/Mini-AZ/OLPS%20Season%20III/LuxuryPits.jpg

The downside is the available space is only just big enough for OLPS tracks (have to leave walking access around the track as its a public area). For the big stuff we race in DJ's garage. The temperature is much more variable, but we have a large also rent-free space.

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r38/DustyWeasle/Mini-AZ/AZGT%20Season%20III/Christiansenring.jpg

We used to pay $50 a day to rent large track space (and that's talking places down from $300+), so we've got a great situation going out here. We may be holding some races at the new indoor LHS track that just opened. We'll see.