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Hotwheels Hobby
2008.03.10, 08:59 PM
Good Afternoon,

HotWheels Hobby RC Center is proud to announce MINI Z/Small Scale racing in Central New Jersey, located 566 Union Avenue in Bridgewater NJ. We feature a high banked oval and soon to come roadcoarse infield. We will hold a get together this upcoming Saturday, (March 15th 2008) door open @ 10am so feel free to bring any of your small scale vehicles for fun runnin'. We hope to have our CORE LAP COUNTING system in the next week or so with weekly club races to follow. Stay tuned for more details....

See you SATURDAY!!!!!!

Sincerely,

Hot Wheels Hobby RC Center

John DiCanto
Brett Jamieson
732-377-9060

bermbuster
2008.03.10, 09:30 PM
sounds pretty kool....any pics? what is the surface of the track and how big is it? I run at Majs Hobby In Saddlebrook and it is a banked RCP track as well...Running on a bank takes skill and practice....
Good Luck and Im looking forward to running on your track....

Hotwheels Hobby
2008.03.11, 09:17 AM
Hi Bermbuster. The oval is concrete with BLACK mortar layed on top of it. Dave Graboski stopped by yesterday and drove one of the rental cars (ASF Rothmans Porcshe) that was completely BONE stock, even the tires that came with the car was stock.... he was able to click off laps under 4 seconds. The grip is very good to say the least even with stock tires and no suspension tweaking involved. The track measures 38' x 18". We will open the doors @ 10am on Saturday, please bring your own tables, chairs and extension chords. Below are some early pics, the store has WAY more stock and is currently OPEN FOR BUSINESS!!

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/Dgraboski/hotwheelstrack.jpg

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/Dgraboski/hotwheelsstore.jpg

Hope to see you on Saturday...

John DiCanto
Brett Jamieson

HotWheels Hobby RC Center

pottbellysrc
2008.03.11, 09:53 AM
Dave Graboski stopped by yesterday and drove one of the rental cars (ASF Rothmans Porcshe) that was completely BONE stock, even the tires that came with the car was stock.... he was able to click off laps under 4 seconds. The grip is very good to say the least even with stock tires and no suspension tweaking involved.



Dave was only turning 4 second laps... He's slow right Berm.. LOL... :D:D j/k

Ceci and I were talking to Dave. If we can get out early we're going to stop by on the way up to race Action this weekend.

When's nascar installing the safer barriers :D

Davey G
2008.03.11, 12:31 PM
Hey Drew,

The track is really a lot of fun. I was really surprised with how much traction the track produced. I havent had a chance to try my own Z's on it but did get to wheel a slider around there. Open wheel with more then 3 cars would be tough to race with but man was it FASSSSSSSTTT!!! The car almost wheelies on exit and the tires squeel going in....Maybe the WEDGE body on the slider would be better to race with. I am pushing for a Micro T wedge class as well. As far as the safer walls, the painted wood is neat because its slippery and easily rideable, they dont sucked you in thats for sure. See you on Saturday....

BTW: Lap counter and RCP has been ordered. :P

SaiTam
2008.03.11, 08:14 PM
I'll check it out when I get a chance.

Hotwheels Hobby
2008.03.12, 09:06 AM
Hi SaiTam,

Sounds good, hope to see you soon. Bring your friends too :D

John DiCanto
Brett Jamieson

HotWheels Hobby RC Center

soulstice
2008.03.12, 09:15 AM
Look forward to checking out the store next time i'm in NJ. Good to see that my Core will be getting a good home.

Slubben
2008.03.12, 09:25 AM
Will you always have to bring your own pit tables and electricity or will that eventually be provided by the shop?

Davey G
2008.03.12, 03:27 PM
Will you always have to bring your own pit tables and electricity or will that eventually be provided by the shop?

All will be provided soon from what I understand...

SaiTam
2008.03.12, 09:11 PM
Hey Drew,



BTW: Lap counter and RCP has been ordered. :P

Is the RCP going to be placed on a flat surface? Or on top of the Oval?

k_bojar
2008.03.13, 07:18 AM
Looks cool...how late are you guys planning on being open Saturday nite?? I might take a swing up with my daughter - but want to make sure the place is still gonna be open by the time i get there :)

Davey - if you're still hanging out on Saturday nite, I got a body that needs painting ;):)

Davey G
2008.03.13, 09:14 AM
Is the RCP going to be placed on a flat surface? Or on top of the Oval?

THe oval is staying as is, the infield is what is going to be RCP. The oval will have a cutout so that you can duck into the infield.

Looks cool...how late are you guys planning on being open Saturday nite?? I might take a swing up with my daughter - but want to make sure the place is still gonna be open by the time i get there :)

Davey - if you're still hanging out on Saturday nite, I got a body that needs painting ;):)

I think the shop is open until 6 on SAT, but I have a feeling that we will not be turning people away from running if that is the case. So more then likely we will be there later. I will have the store owners come on and state a definitive answer.

I will be there for sure, from 12pm on....so feel free to bring me a body I will do it up for you. :)

Hotwheels Hobby
2008.03.13, 11:10 AM
Hello Everyone,

We are really excited to have you all run on our track this upcoming Saturday. LIke Dave said, the store closes at 6, but if somone shows up at 5:30 to run on the track we will not turn you away. The transponder system should be here today or tomorrow, we hope to do some testing with you all as well. More and more inventory is arriving daily. Can't wait to meet you all.....

SEE YOU SATURDAY!!!

pottbellysrc
2008.03.13, 01:56 PM
We'll see what happens Saturday Bad weather could be a good thing for us to make it up there.

hdsport82
2008.03.13, 05:47 PM
If you guys run a stock or spec class, count me in:)

Hotwheels Hobby
2008.03.14, 08:49 AM
THere DEF will be at least 1 spec class to choose from. Feel free to bring your stuff tomorrow and run some practice laps on the banked oval. NO RACING TOMORROW, Just a "FUN RUN"Remember to bring a small table, chair and extension chord...

See you then....

k_bojar
2008.03.15, 06:58 AM
I will be there for sure, from 12pm on....so feel free to bring me a body I will do it up for you. :)

Cool...Its looking like I won't be making it up there tonite..

My wife's plans don't start until later tonite (like 7pm) so that means I need to be around to give her a lift to her neices...

Davey, I'll catch you up there maybe next weekend...

Davey G
2008.03.19, 01:58 PM
Looks like the transponder trial run will be 2morrow night for those of you interested in stopping by to do some laps.

soulstice
2008.03.31, 09:42 AM
What are the store hours and do you have mini-z autoscales and parts in stock? I'll be in the NJ area tomorrow.

Davey G
2008.04.02, 12:21 PM
Hi Soustice, sorry for the late reply. I just got back from the 1/18th scale nationals in CT. Are you still in the area? The store is closed today but will re-open 2morrow from 11-9.

Talk to you soon!

bermbuster
2008.04.06, 09:16 AM
what lap counting system did you end up with???
Does the fact the track is concrete beat up the mini zs ???
How are the autoscale bodies holding up?

Davey G
2008.04.08, 11:15 PM
We ordered the RCKENON system, the concrete track is actually not the racing surface the surface itself is actually black morter. The RCP should be here by 2morrow and will be laid on the infield shortly....

Cherub1m
2008.04.09, 10:44 AM
We ordered the RCKENON system, the concrete track is actually not the racing surface the surface itself is actually black morter. The RCP should be here by 2morrow and will be laid on the infield shortly....


Hmm

RCP on the infield only... What about the oval? and the walls of the oval? At least the wall of the oval for some much needed protection according to what I see in the pictures. Also, I think most would prefer RCP all-around, to keep things consistent.

Davey G
2008.04.11, 08:37 AM
Softer walls were put in place lastnite and definitly limited the amount of breakage. For now the oval is going to stay as is and the infield only will be covered in RCP. We are thinking about laying down VHT or some other traction addative to the oval to aid in traction. Grape soda is very popular on outdoor tracks but this is an indoor permanent track that CANT attract bugs, etc.

Lastnight once again was an awesome turnout, 5 heats total for just the oval, it was a verrry exciting night of racing!

bermbuster
2008.04.11, 08:50 AM
any pics???

Davey G
2008.04.14, 09:21 AM
There is an EARLY pic of the oval on the very first page. Once the RCP is laid down I will post another pic.

DunkSBZ
2008.04.20, 11:55 PM
I need to check this track out, Bristol in NJ. Who would have thought??? :)

Davey G
2008.04.23, 09:43 AM
Make sure to get there early 2morrow night before racing in order to get your transponder harness wired in. Its not big deal for the miniz'er. Just remove 2 screws, place harness eyelet over screw, and re-tighten screw back up. You will need to add a piece of velcro to the top of your chassis as well. No big deal at all. See you there!!!

Davey G
2008.05.05, 03:35 PM
Hey Guys, RCP infleild is almost complete, just waiting on a few more tiles and we will be good to go. Whatcha think???

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/Dgraboski/Picture019.jpg

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/Dgraboski/Picture020.jpg[/IMG]

k_bojar
2008.05.05, 04:11 PM
Looks cool Davey - can't wait to get up there one night and give it a whril...

Davey G
2008.05.06, 08:43 PM
Come one down this weekend for practice then Kevin! The RCP infield is a lot of FUN!

EMU
2008.05.07, 02:36 AM
Looks good Dave. I need to get out there sometime... How is the grip comparison from the infield to the baned oval? Looks like it might be tough to get a good setup going, which isnt necessarily a bad thing, as that is half the fun of racing; being inventive with the setup.

I look forward to racing with you again, its been too long :(

Unstable
2008.05.07, 11:18 PM
I was running it a bit while they were playing with the setup using my nascar MR-015

stock nascar tires really hookup in the infield but slide on the oval and the high grip tires hook on the oval but slide on the infeild.

so yeah... setup will be fun...

k_bojar
2008.05.08, 07:06 AM
Come one down this weekend for practice then Kevin! The RCP infield is a lot of FUN!

I want to get up there - but this weekend is out becuase of Mother's Day ;)

Davey G
2008.05.10, 09:15 PM
So I have been hearing quite a few people stating that IF the entire track is RCP'ed then they will come. Well.....check out the short video that I made of the shop and a few laps of the track. There is a ton of traction on the oval and the transition from the Oval to the RCP is not all that abrupt. Willy Wong stopped by tonight as well and LOVED IT.... Enjoy the video!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHvju_JXLbM

lfisminiz
2008.05.10, 11:26 PM
Looks good Dave. Never know....maybe we will get out there one day. ;)

EMU
2008.05.11, 01:45 AM
Dave, can you put a NORMAL driver behind the wheel... you make it look too easy. Man, that looks like fun. I just watched that video about 5 times (just the driving part).

I need to get out there.

What are the rules for racing? How does Ad band run there?

lfisminiz
2008.05.11, 01:58 AM
Thats true...........a PRO is driving that car!;):D

Davey G
2008.05.11, 04:32 PM
Dave, can you put a NORMAL driver behind the wheel... you make it look too easy. Man, that looks like fun. I just watched that video about 5 times (just the driving part).

I need to get out there.

What are the rules for racing? How does Ad band run there?

Both the oval and the roadcoarse classes are open at this point. Exceptions though are must use hard plastic bodies, rubber tires and tires but not exceed the width of the wheelwells. Thanks for the compliment, hope to see you soon!

Looks good Dave. Never know....maybe we will get out there one day. ;)

C'monnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn Down!!!!!!

Unstable
2008.05.11, 09:54 PM
Both the oval and the roadcoarse classes are open at this point.

lets see how long they stay open.... :D

I got that blown board back to life with some new fets (I think I cooked one on my first attempt) and got the 07 motor in .... wonder what my lap times are going to be this week. :rolleyes:

Cherub1m
2008.05.11, 11:48 PM
Nice lap Davey G. I notice no RCP borders on the outside wall of the oval and could not tell if there is RCP borders on the inside wall of the oval. If that is true, it wont take much to destroy an autoscale body. Please RCP those borders... and while your at it RCP the rest of the oval :D

EMU
2008.05.12, 02:26 AM
I like having a harder board on the oval. The cars will be much less likely to get sucked into the boards, spun and plowed into by other drivers. If anything, put a thin foam with lexan. So the cars will slide if grazed, but the harder impacts would not be as damaging as a concrete or wood border if hit at a more direct angle.

I dont like to run Autoscale bodies anyway. Too fragile. The white bodies, are much better on impacts, and you can custom paint them to make the car more original ;) If the body is available in both ASC and unpainted form, I allways go with the unpainted.

Davey G
2008.05.12, 11:24 AM
Nice lap Davey G. I notice no RCP borders on the outside wall of the oval and could not tell if there is RCP borders on the inside wall of the oval. If that is true, it wont take much to destroy an autoscale body. Please RCP those borders... and while your at it RCP the rest of the oval :D

Softwalls on the inner perimeter of the oval for now only, the outter perimeter has a hard rubber mounted to the wood

RCP costs $$$$, slowly but surely we are getting there. The owners have stated that the entire track will be RCP soon enough!!! So when are you stopping by??

I like having a harder board on the oval. The cars will be much less likely to get sucked into the boards, spun and plowed into by other drivers. If anything, put a thin foam with lexan. So the cars will slide if grazed, but the harder impacts would not be as damaging as a concrete or wood border if hit at a more direct angle.

I dont like to run Autoscale bodies anyway. Too fragile. The white bodies, are much better on impacts, and you can custom paint them to make the car more original ;) If the body is available in both ASC and unpainted form, I allways go with the unpainted.

The soft walls are on the inside perimeter of the oval and yes...they suck you in... UGH!!:( The original painted wood I liked better due to being able to ride them and not get too messed up. But the soft walls are more friendly for beginners.

tommy_greeneyes
2008.05.12, 12:56 PM
So I have been hearing quite a few people stating that IF the entire track is RCP'ed then they will come. Well.....check out the short video that I made of the shop and a few laps of the track. There is a ton of traction on the oval and the transition from the Oval to the RCP is not all that abrupt. Willy Wong stopped by tonight as well and LOVED IT.... Enjoy the video!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHvju_JXLbM



to let everyone now, i been to this track two times and had so much fun, The Oval track racing is even fun, but how dave hook up the infield for RCP , the transition to the Oval to infield is GREAT , you just need to get the right set-up for your driving. For me i am setting up a mr-02 for the infield and 015 for the Oval.

Cherub1m
2008.05.13, 12:37 AM
Softwalls on the inner perimeter of the oval for now only, the outter perimeter has a hard rubber mounted to the wood

RCP costs $$$$, slowly but surely we are getting there. The owners have stated that the entire track will be RCP soon enough!!! So when are you stopping by??

Hi Davey

Ive stopped by twice already and the second time I actually tried the oval. It was before you guys put the new material on the oval and added the RCP in the infield. My racing is limited to once every other week. I may throw in some practice here and there to increase that number :D. When are you usually there?

Davey G
2008.05.13, 08:51 AM
Hi Phil,

I will be there tonight from 5-9, Thurs 5-9 and Fri 5-9. Not sure what my weekend schedule will be but I am sure to be there 1 full day!

SEE YOU SOON!

Hotwheels Hobby
2008.05.13, 12:42 PM
The oval surface is definitely stickier then when we first opened. Argueably the oval has more grip then the RCP infield. The transition from the oval to the roadcoarse is not as abrupt as you may think. It is a ton of fun. Come check us out. We are racing this Thursday and also Friday as well. Hope to see you there!!

Davey G
2008.05.15, 08:48 AM
Hey Guys,

A few drivers stopped by on Tuesday for open practice on the oval, these guys have really stepped up there game. Hot Wheels Hobby will have there very own NASCAR tire very shortly. Testing has shown that this tire produces tons of rear bite without premature tire wear. We will have a few sets for people to try in practice tonight. More sets should be available next week.

For all of you ROADCOARSE guys, the RCP infield is officially complete. Check out the layout for tonight!

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/Dgraboski/hotwheelslayout2.jpg

See you TONIGHT!!!

Cherub1m
2008.05.16, 01:21 PM
Looks nice. Was wondering about the lap counter area will the guys running long antennas in their AM cars be able to go under that without a problem (not everyone has 2.4ghz).

tommy_greeneyes
2008.05.16, 02:34 PM
Hey Guys,

A few drivers stopped by on Tuesday for open practice on the oval, these guys have really stepped up there game. Hot Wheels Hobby will have there very own NASCAR tire very shortly. Testing has shown that this tire produces tons of rear bite without premature tire wear. We will have a few sets for people to try in practice tonight. More sets should be available next week.

For all of you ROADCOARSE guys, the RCP infield is officially complete. Check out the layout for tonight!

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/Dgraboski/hotwheelslayout2.jpg

See you TONIGHT!!!



Last nights races was fun on the Oval, 3 for 3 is good on the winsss. as for the infield track , the new lay out is more fun, the transition to the Oval to infield is even better, great work Dave, my feelings to the drivers that come out here, Come and try the track out, and find out your set up to your cars,that the best way your ever know, do not talk about be about it, and i know you will have fun racing here.:D

Davey G
2008.05.16, 04:04 PM
Looks nice. Was wondering about the lap counter area will the guys running long antennas in their AM cars be able to go under that without a problem (not everyone has 2.4ghz).

No Issues...we run NASCAR AM cars on the oval with no problems... ;)

Last nights races was fun on the Oval, 3 for 3 is good on the winsss. as for the infield track , the new lay out is more fun, the transition to the Oval to infield is even better, great work Dave, my feelings to the drivers that come out here, Come and try the track out, and find out your set up to your cars,that the best way your ever know, do not talk about be about it, and i know you will have fun racing here.:D

Your stuff was dialed on Thursday! See ya soon!

Hotwheels Hobby
2008.05.17, 10:10 AM
Tommy,

Congrats on your TQ, Win and fast lap runs this past Thursday. Thanks for showing off our new tires as well. More will be availble for resale by this upcoming Tuesday. Get them while you can, they are sure to be the HOT TIRE!

Monday Night is LOSI Micro night on the oval.

Thursday Night is Mini Z Nascar (oval) and MR02 (roadcoarse) racing

Friday Night is Mini Z Nascar (oval) and MR02 (roadcoarse) points series racing.

See you then!

bermbuster
2008.05.17, 10:56 AM
Monday Night is LOSI Micro night on the oval.

Thursday Night is Mini Z Nascar (oval) and MR02 (roadcoarse) racing

Friday Night is Mini Z Nascar (oval) and MR02 (roadcoarse) points series racing.

See you then!

Can you provide some enlightenment about the Giro Z transponders?
How much is the pigtail?
How do you fasten the transponder?
Does it work on all bodies or most???
do you take it out after each race? (share)
or does each car get one for the night of racing?
thanks
Im looking forward to coming down to race....

Action B
2008.05.17, 11:16 AM
Jazzyone would love this....

Davey G
2008.05.17, 01:42 PM
How much is the pigtail? - About $4.00, no soldering required.
How do you fasten the transponder? - Velcro (track supplies this)
Does it work on all bodies or most???- All bodies that have smoked or clear windows
do you take it out after each race? (share)
or does each car get one for the night of racing? - So far we have let the drivers keep the transponders in there cars the whole night. We have 24 different transponders, so far we have not had to have people share or return them after there run.

See you soon BERM!!

Cherub1m
2008.05.19, 09:37 PM
Well, I tried the track, I was suprised by the amount of grip the oval has. Its a bit bumpy but the cars stayed planted and the transition is not that abrupt. The angle of transiton is a little sharp but thats ok. I am still partial to the RCP, but this traction substance(forgot the name of it) works well.

tommy_greeneyes
2008.05.20, 11:16 AM
Well, I tried the track, I was suprised by the amount of grip the oval has. Its a bit bumpy but the cars stayed planted and the transition is not that abrupt. The angle of transiton is a little sharp but thats ok. I am still partial to the RCP, but this traction substance(forgot the name of it) works well.

hey Philip

i here you was there monday trying out the track again, i know its cool. the track may have a bump or two , but i think the track is the best, they can not have every track smoove as glass but if you set up your car right and just drive the track.your have fun, all i have to say about that bumps ,(what bumps), :)

Cherub1m
2008.05.20, 12:36 PM
Hey Tommy

Yeah your right, you just have to drive it. I was just mentioning a few things that driver need to expect if they come and run on the track. I also forgot to mention if anyone uses a longer than stock antenna (like guitar or piano wire) It may hit the lap counter sensor. Putting the sensor 15 to 20 inches from the track would help, if that distance don't effect the signal between the sensor and transponder. Besides those two things, the track will be very fast on the oval and technical on the infield.

tommy_greeneyes
2008.05.20, 01:48 PM
Hey Tommy

Yeah your right, you just have to drive it. I was just mentioning a few things that driver need to expect if they come and run on the track. I also forgot to mention if anyone uses a longer than stock antenna (like guitar or piano wire) It may hit the lap counter sensor. Putting the sensor 15 to 20 inches from the track would help, if that distance don't effect the signal between the sensor and transponder. Besides those two things, the track will be very fast on the oval and technical on the infield.



i am using the stock antenna for my 015 nascar and i can say i may have got hit 2 times ever, I think the Oval is the most fun, and for anyone coming in and racing at this track, I am the one to beat on the Oval track, But do not forget i use to race bigger cars,:D you know what i do like to see every Nascar mini-z drive every laps like Bristol Motor Speedway.it would be cool to see like 4 cars on the same lap.

Davey G
2008.05.21, 09:45 PM
Gonna see if the bosses will let me race 2morrow night. Anxious to see what its like to turn left only for 5 minutes straight!

tommy_greeneyes
2008.05.22, 11:33 AM
Gonna see if the bosses will let me race 2morrow night. Anxious to see what its like to turn left only for 5 minutes straight!

oh boy this is going to be fun now, , Having you race dave will be fun:D

Hotwheels Hobby
2008.05.23, 10:41 AM
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our loyal racers that have been coming to our new facility. Lastnight was an awesome turnout with a total of 18 racers for the NASCAR oval class. Tommy Lane once again set the pace in qualifying but broke in the main. Both the TQ and the winner of the A-main used Hot Wheels Hobby "M" compound 3 groove tires. 4 out of the 6 A main drivers used these tires.
Do you think we should race OVAL on one night and Roadcoarse on another night? The Thursday night crowd seems to be the oval crew. Do you Thursday nighters want to run roadcoarse on the same night as well? Please let us know.
When filling out the drivers registration form on the night of racing, please make sure to list your e-mail address. We want to start e-mailing specials, upcoming events, rules and race stats.

Thanks again for supporting Hot Wheels RC Hobby Center!!!

tommy_greeneyes
2008.05.23, 02:58 PM
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our loyal racers that have been coming to our new facility. Lastnight was an awesome turnout with a total of 18 racers for the NASCAR oval class. Tommy Lane once again set the pace in qualifying but broke in the main. Both the TQ and the winner of the A-main used Hot Wheels Hobby "M" compound 3 groove tires. 4 out of the 6 A main drivers used these tires.
Do you think we should race OVAL on one night and Roadcoarse on another night? The Thursday night crowd seems to be the oval crew. Do you Thursday nighters want to run roadcoarse on the same night as well? Please let us know.
When filling out the drivers registration form on the night of racing, please make sure to list your e-mail address. We want to start e-mailing specials, upcoming events, rules and race stats.

Thanks again for supporting Hot Wheels RC Hobby Center!!!

hey John and Brett

Yes it was great racing last night, i didn't care if i win or not, i had so much fun at Hot Wheels Hobby RC , can not win every race, one thing i see last night was everyone was getting around the track good, A-main racers from 2nd to 4th was on the same lap. now that was cool racing for 8 mins. Dave G check out for a good win , hey dave next i will have a hook for you to hook up to the back of your car, so i can chase you , My T-phate break on the first lap:( .NASCAR class is to much fun. Can not wait to run Mr-02 class for the infield soon, i think it be nice to run both classes thurday night.

Davey G
2008.05.24, 07:14 PM
Tommy, thanks for the kind words, that a bummer your car broke on the 1st lap it would have been nice to run with you. My car wasnt so hot, but I didnt crash, that was good enough I guess. See you THURSDAY!

tommy_greeneyes
2008.05.26, 03:30 PM
Tommy, thanks for the kind words, that a bummer your car broke on the 1st lap it would have been nice to run with you. My car wasnt so hot, but I didnt crash, that was good enough I guess. See you THURSDAY!

its cool dave, i guess driver need to know you can not win on the first lap when you have a 8 min A-main. anything can happen, :D

Hotwheels Hobby
2008.05.28, 08:40 AM
Since we have yet to have enough people for roadcoarse action we have decided to race the nascars on the roadcoarse tomorrow (thursday) night. The MR02/Roadcoarse specific cars will run in there own class so that there is not a HUGE advantage verse the nascar style cars. This should make for a real exciting night!!! See you 2morrow!

Davey G
2008.05.30, 09:37 AM
Thank you all once again for coming out lastnite, it was an AWESOME turnout once again for such a new facility. The spectators and turn marshalls really got into lastnites racing and the cheers and excitement was felt throughout the building.
It seemed as if we twisted many drivers arms by pushing the roadcoarse on them, but at the end of the night, all drivers said how much fun it was and they cant wait to come back during the week for practice to hone there roadcoarse skills.

HIGHLIGHTS from lastnite:

- Tommy Lane hitting a 3.2 second lap on the oval
- Bob Van Hoesen making the A main for the 1st time
- Lots of ladies were in the house... hubba hubba
- TONS OF SPECTATORS
- Jack wheeling his Nascar around the roadcoarse like a veteran (finished 2nd)
- Leo showing us his gymnastic skills

Thanks again for supporting our new facility!!!

tommy_greeneyes
2008.05.30, 12:20 PM
Thank you all once again for coming out lastnite, it was an AWESOME turnout once again for such a new facility. The spectators and turn marshalls really got into lastnites racing and the cheers and excitement was felt throughout the building.
It seemed as if we twisted many drivers arms by pushing the roadcoarse on them, but at the end of the night, all drivers said how much fun it was and they cant wait to come back during the week for practice to hone there roadcoarse skills.

HIGHLIGHTS from lastnite:

- Tommy Lane hitting a 3.2 second lap on the oval
- Bob Van Hoesen making the A main for the 1st time
- Lots of ladies were in the house... hubba hubba
- TONS OF SPECTATORS
- Jack wheeling his Nascar around the roadcoarse like a veteran (finished 2nd)
- Leo showing us his gymnastic skills

Thanks again for supporting our new facility!!!

I never even worried about that Lap time ,3.2 WoW:eek: i was more worried about getting around the crashed cars.

mleemor60
2008.05.30, 12:25 PM
I never even worried about that Lap time ,3.2 WoW:eek: i was more worried about getting around the crashed cars.

The Michael Reece award for the fastest lap goes to.........

tommy_greeneyes
2008.05.30, 12:33 PM
The Michael Reece award for the fastest lap goes to.........

Yep Fast lap
and TQ for the night and I win the race, , i think that is pretty good,:D

mleemor60
2008.05.30, 12:39 PM
Yep Fast lap
and TQ for the night and I win the race, , i think that is pretty good,:D

About time. Did the change(s) we talked about help or hurt?

LGJ7801
2008.05.30, 12:42 PM
Hey Guys,
That was great racing last night! The road course worked out well too. Now I just have to buy a second car so that Eric and I are competitive. Hopefully in the coming weeks Dave can post in here about how well we did.... in addition to my ability to leap a Mini-Z race wall in a single bound :D

Davey G
2008.06.02, 05:36 PM
Roll Call for Thursday night???

Willy Wong will be in attendance from what I understand... ;)

tommy_greeneyes
2008.06.02, 08:20 PM
Roll Call for Thursday night???

Willy Wong will be in attendance from what I understand... ;)

Willy Wong in the house.....:D cool beans,

Hotwheels Hobby
2008.06.04, 06:39 PM
Hello All,

We have a few surprises for tomorrow nights race program. First, we are going to be providing complimentary FOOD for all racing registrants, so bring your appetite. Secondly racers will duke it out for “HOT-BUCKS” (gift certificates that can be used at Hot Wheels Hobby), but that’s not all folks…..The winner of the A MAIN in the Mini Z Nascar class will receive a brand new Carl Edwards edition Mini Z Nascar!!! The winner of the roadcoarse A-main will receive 2 free race night gift certificates. We are offering a multitude of prizes this week, not just the above, so make sure you dont miss this one. As always, entry fee is $10 for the first class and $5 for the second….


While other local tracks are TRYING to maintain there race program in the summer time, Hot Wheels Hobby continues to bring the heat ….


Thank you all for supporting our facility…

JOHNSTOYZ
2008.06.04, 07:39 PM
Hey Guys At The Hotwheels Hobby Thanks For All The Work You Have Done On My Savage X. Runs Bettar Then New. And When I Run With With My Buddies At This Track I Go To I Kick All Thier Asses And They All Have These Top Of The Line Cars. Great Job Keep It Up.i Also Had A Meeting With Johnny D Down At The Hobby Shop Talking About The Indoor Racing I Think I Might Also Get In To That Looks Like Allot Of Fun . Thanks Again John Scarinzi

eziduzit
2008.06.05, 12:02 PM
Hey ya'll, it's AL.

What was the turn out for the roadcourse last week?

I'll be running it tonight, just wondering.

Ezi

tommy_greeneyes
2008.06.05, 02:08 PM
oh wow, yummy , i want so fooddddddd, lol I am just running one class tonight guys, guess which one, hehehehehehehe,

shimey
2008.06.05, 05:20 PM
Just stopped by this afternoon and talked to John. 1st class outfit. John was super nice, and the track looks awesome. I'm from out of town (on business) but if you're a local and haven't stopped by, GO NOW.

Wanna try and stop by tonight and check out the racing if I can.

THANKS John! - Chris (from utah)

p.s. I know I'm going to get home and wish I picked up that Subaru ma010 set from you....

tommy_greeneyes
2008.06.06, 02:05 PM
oh wow, yummy , i want so fooddddddd, lol I am just running one class tonight guys, guess which one, hehehehehehehe,

racing last night was fun , with all the good food, and , feels good on one more Win ,

Next time i come out ,next thurday night , the COT nascar will come out, do not get mad if you see it go even faster them my old car, i got something for you guys hehehehehehe. :p

Unstable
2008.06.08, 10:33 PM
racing last night was fun , with all the good food, and , feels good on one more Win ,

Next time i come out ,next thurday night , the COT nascar will come out, do not get mad if you see it go even faster them my old car, i got something for you guys hehehehehehe. :p

thats all we need.. tommy going faster... :p

you get that mod car up and running? I want to see that thing run.

Davey G
2008.06.09, 08:46 AM
Once again another awesome turnout for Thursday night racing. Willy Wong won the roadcoarse portion while Tommy Lane won the oval. Tommy won the Nascar mini z giveaway but is making a "Tommy Lane Edition" replica to give away on the June 19th Thursday night of racing. The complimentary food was a big hit too, thanks to Bob for his awesome "grille" work.

Below is a pic of some of the action from this past Thursday.

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/Dgraboski/photo.jpg

tommy_greeneyes
2008.06.09, 01:46 PM
Once again another awesome turnout for Thursday night racing. Willy Wong won the roadcoarse portion while Tommy Lane won the oval. Tommy won the Nascar mini z giveaway but is making a "Tommy Lane Edition" replica to give away on the June 19th Thursday night of racing. The complimentary food was a big hit too, thanks to Bob for his awesome "grille" work.

Below is a pic of some of the action from this past Thursday.

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/Dgraboski/photo.jpg





"Tommy Lane Edition car" will be good, when i get the right parts and i will test it out and make sure it right.Good luck to all drivers for the June 19th race.:) remeber 5 guys make it in the Shootout

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Tjay
2008.06.09, 05:16 PM
Sweet! you guys have ready set give aways on Thursday night races?! Nice... quite a few people you guys got there! Congrats to the winners!

Where's the video ;)?

Davey G
2008.06.09, 07:38 PM
TJAY: You like how we roll out here on the east coast huh??? Well no...we dont do Ready Set giveaways every race night. Just something we felt like doing that one specific night. The winner of the readyset that night decided to hop it up and then RE-GIFT it 2 weeks from now. Hope things are going well for you out in Cali.... Really wish you were coming to the Action RC Race...Oh well... We will meet soon enough!! ;)

tommy_greeneyes
2008.06.10, 12:13 PM
Sweet! you guys have ready set give aways on Thursday night races?! Nice... quite a few people you guys got there! Congrats to the winners!

Where's the video ;)?

hey TJ . yes we have so much fun on thursday nights. that ready set nascar i am hooking it up the same as my cars.

tommy_greeneyes
2008.06.10, 12:18 PM
thats all we need.. tommy going faster... :p

you get that mod car up and running? I want to see that thing run.

Hey Chris , yes, my Mod car looks good, have to work on alittle more bugs out of it, maybe work on two more two, and i will be ready for the staten inland race. . ..


oh by the way , i know your nascar is fast now, now that you have them 3010 fets, . i have to keep an eye on you, but also , i see everyone catching up to me. i would never think i like the nascar class. but its so much fun,

LGJ7801
2008.06.12, 11:16 AM
Everyone ready for race night?

tommy_greeneyes
2008.06.12, 11:56 AM
I can not wait for tonight, My new COT nascar will be racing tonight , :D

LGJ7801
2008.06.12, 01:35 PM
Breakin out the new baby huh...Gee, it would be a shame if all of your batteries were some how mysteriously discharged before racing tonight :D

j/k...looking forward to a great night of racing...

Davey G
2008.06.12, 01:54 PM
See you all tonight!!!!

tommy_greeneyes
2008.06.12, 02:33 PM
Breakin out the new baby huh...Gee, it would be a shame if all of your batteries were some how mysteriously discharged before racing tonight :D

j/k...looking forward to a great night of racing...

ohhhh do not worry about my batteries, i am at the hobby store now, charger them now, :D

Hotwheels Hobby
2008.06.13, 09:17 AM
Thank you all for making lastnites race night run so smooth. We once again had 14 drivers for oval as well as a good turnout for roadcoarse and we were able to be finished well before 10pm. What did you think of Dave's soundbytes during race announcing? We are trying to make our facility more fun and family friendly, hope you all enjoyed yourselves.

Monday nights we are kicking off "kids night". Kids night will be for kids from 6-12 yrs of age. No need for any equipment, Hot Wheels Hobby will provide everything needed. Think of it as a birthday party setup minus the cake and pizza. :)

Thanks again for your support. See you soon!!! ;)

Davey G
2008.06.13, 09:24 AM
The sound effects were fun, going to need some new ones for next weeks "TOMMY LANE NASCAR: give away.

Talk to you during the week.

tommy_greeneyes
2008.06.13, 10:44 AM
Thank you all for making lastnites race night run so smooth. We once again had 14 drivers for oval as well as a good turnout for roadcoarse and we were able to be finished well before 10pm. What did you think of Dave's soundbytes during race announcing? We are trying to make our facility more fun and family friendly, hope you all enjoyed yourselves.

Monday nights we are kicking off "kids night". Kids night will be for kids from 6-12 yrs of age. No need for any equipment, Hot Wheels Hobby will provide everything needed. Think of it as a birthday party setup minus the cake and pizza. :)

Thanks again for your support. See you soon!!! ;)

Dave's soundbytes during race announcing was so funny , i like every min of it .it was a fun and great night


http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g306/pamelapk77/103.gif

Tjay
2008.06.13, 12:57 PM
Man lucky guys! How many tracks do you NJ/NY folks have :)?!

lugnutz
2008.06.14, 05:36 PM
i can't wait until thursday night,just left the track and i want i little of dave g. i don't think he can hang with the lap times i was turning today.it's been along time since i drove any form of r/c car but today brought back all the natrual talent that dave g. lacks ;):D dave by thursday night you might figure out who i am and good luck with the challege

Davey G
2008.06.15, 10:07 PM
i can't wait until thursday night,just left the track and i want i little of dave g. i don't think he can hang with the lap times i was turning today.it's been along time since i drove any form of r/c car but today brought back all the natrual talent that dave g. lacks ;):D dave by thursday night you might figure out who i am and good luck with the challege

Hmmm, lets see. If your talking all this smack then I guess you know me pretty well. Also, if your talkin smack then I would have to assume that you are a NJ or PA onroad guy because as you know, NOONE EVER beat me from NJ or PA in offroad! ;) :p :rolleyes:

So anyway.....I am pretty sure I know who this is. Wassupp F.P. ???

tommy_greeneyes
2008.06.16, 11:17 AM
Hmmm, lets see. If your talking all this smack then I guess you know me pretty well. Also, if your talkin smack then I would have to assume that you are a NJ or PA onroad guy because as you know, NOONE EVER beat me from NJ or PA in offroad! ;) :p :rolleyes:

So anyway.....I am pretty sure I know who this is. Wassupp F.P. ???

hey dave, so someone is talking smack to you , wow, i do not think he knows how good is your car now,

lugnutz
2008.06.16, 04:29 PM
well i guess that was alittle to easy,what's going on Dave i will be stopping by this week hope you are there at the shop,John at the shop is a great guy but he temped me with a rental car and i had too much fun and now i'm thinking of getting a couple of cars so i'm going to need your help. it's great to see you doing well talk to you later F.P. and by the way whats a little smack between old friends :D

tommy_greeneyes
2008.06.17, 05:21 PM
"Tommy Lane Edition car" will be good, when i get the right parts and i will test it out and make sure it right.Good luck to all drivers for the June 19th race.:) remeber 5 guys make it in the Shootout

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I hope everyone is readyfor thursday night ,

LGJ7801
2008.06.19, 07:58 AM
RACE NIGHT!!! Who's in???

Davey G
2008.06.19, 11:55 AM
Tonight is the BIG giveaway. Tommy is at the track as we speak working on the winners PRIZE.

See you all in a few hours!!

Hotwheels Hobby
2008.06.20, 10:14 AM
Thank you all for coming out once again for a great night of MINI Z racing. Lastnight we gave away a NASCAR Mini Z with all the major hopups already installed by Oval Ace Tommy Lane. The way it worked was, the top 4 qualifiers automatically made it to the Shoot out for the NASCAR mini Z. The winner of the C main bumped into the shootout as well as the winner of the B main. All 6 drivers were now ready to throw down for the BIG RACE. But as always, we threw a wrench into the situation. All racers who qualified for the shootout were allowed to use there own batteries but HAD to use our own store NASCAR Rental Cars for the MAIN. After the smoke had cleared JIM GRUZECKI (yesterday was JIM's 28th birthday as well) had won the shootout over Bob Martineau by 3 laps. Congratulations JIM and all who qualified. Not only did we give a car away but again had a barbecue out back and all for was provided free of charge. We had a record turnout again this week with 25 entries....

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/Dgraboski/TL_night.jpg

Thank again for supporting HOT WHEELS HOBBY!!!

tommy_greeneyes
2008.06.20, 02:10 PM
Congratulations JIM GRUZECKI

jim is a great guy. so i am so happy he got the mini-z nascar last night, Happy Birthday Jim, you raced your heart out man , good race,

25 entries.... last night , wow, yes it was a great night , the free food with great, thanks Bob for the good cooking. I also have to say thanks to John and Brett for have a great place to race at, i know good things are coming soon,even great racing,:D

tommy_greeneyes
2008.06.20, 06:07 PM
Thank you all for coming out once again for a great night of MINI Z racing. Lastnight we gave away a NASCAR Mini Z with all the major hopups already installed by Oval Ace Tommy Lane. The way it worked was, the top 4 qualifiers automatically made it to the Shoot out for the NASCAR mini Z. The winner of the C main bumped into the shootout as well as the winner of the B main. All 6 drivers were now ready to throw down for the BIG RACE. But as always, we threw a wrench into the situation. All racers who qualified for the shootout were allowed to use there own batteries but HAD to use our own store NASCAR Rental Cars for the MAIN. After the smoke had cleared JIM GRUZECKI (yesterday was JIM's 28th birthday as well) had won the shootout over Bob Martineau by 3 laps. Congratulations JIM and all who qualified. Not only did we give a car away but again had a barbecue out back and all for was provided free of charge. We had a record turnout again this week with 25 entries....

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/Dgraboski/TL_night.jpg

Thank again for supporting HOT WHEELS HOBBY!!!

Also like to thank Al Romero for the great pictures from last night . :D

jackg
2008.06.20, 07:25 PM
thanks to tommy & the staff of hot wheels thats the way to do racing. best cheeseburger ever! building an 02 roadcourse car see you all thurs...

JOHNSTOYZ
2008.06.21, 09:26 PM
Hey Guys At The Hobby Shop Great Time Again My Second Time Racing. Great Food Too Thanks Bob. I Dont Have Much Time To Get Away But Its So Much Fun I Make The Time And I Think The Price Is More Then Fair.and Dave I Need You To Paint Me A Body For My Nascar. Thanks Again John Scarinzi

Davey G
2008.06.21, 10:34 PM
TOMMY LANE sets new track record with a 3.027 on the oval!!!

Hotwheels Hobby
2008.06.21, 10:43 PM
We just heard that Tommy and Dave (representing HOT WHEELS HOBBY) did extremely well at the 2nd annual NYC mini z championship in NY. Local racers Derrel and Leo were also in attendance. Here is how they stacked up against Northeasts best...

Derrel: Middle of the B main stock. Not bad for a new racer!!!
Tommy Lane: Qual 2nd in Open Mod finished 3rd...Awesome effort!
Dave Graboski: Top Qualifier and Winner in 2wd Stock, Top Qualifier and Winner in Open Mod... :eek: :D

Thanks for the support guys...check out the pics from the race below.

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/Dgraboski/cluster.jpg

lugnutz
2008.06.22, 04:47 PM
congrats guys wish that i could of been ready to join ya but next time.i'll be ready for thurs.nite thanks for all the help

LGJ7801
2008.06.23, 12:21 PM
Congrats to Dave and Tommy for some great racing on Saturday! Derril did a great job too, especially since it was only his fourth time ever racing, first time with a 98mm 02, and first time racing in NY! I expect he'll be in the hunt on Thursday night...

Special thanks again to Tommy for lending us his McClaren body with the enhanced rear wing. It kept us planted on the rcp all day!


See you guys Thursday

Leo

jackg
2008.06.23, 06:39 PM
way to go daveyg kickin butt in NYC tq &1st this guy knows fast! we are all lucky to have him @ hot wheels for excellent advice & tips thanks -j

jackg
2008.06.23, 06:45 PM
a freakin' 3.027???!! why cant Tommy take up chess or something?

tommy_greeneyes
2008.06.23, 08:54 PM
a freakin' 3.027???!! why cant Tommy take up chess or something?

luck i did not run the future last thurday, i know my car was faster and looks to do 2.9 ...... driving smoove is the KEY .. you guys do not have to worry , i am not racing Nascar this week. but i will be there thursday night.:D

Davey G
2008.06.24, 08:44 AM
We decided to make a VERY minor change to the roadcoarse layout for this Thursday. Instead of having to slam the breaks coming off the oval into the infield we radiused the first turn and it way easier, the chicane is gone as well. Pics will be posted 2nite!

Thanks for the compliments guys... we are lucky to have such great support from you all!!!

SEE YOU SOON!

Tjay
2008.06.24, 02:18 PM
http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/Dgraboski/TL_night.jpg

this track kind of looks like Maj's hobby shop.

k_bojar
2008.06.25, 07:11 AM
Dave - what's the 'hot setup' for Nascar up here??

Since its a banked track, I'm assuming it will be a little different that what I've run at Action..

thanks!

Davey G
2008.06.25, 09:25 AM
HI Kevin,

There is NOT one true hot setup, as far as the hopups its the usual stuff, stainless kingpins, aluminum nascar pod, ball diff, dampner system, and oil shock. The most important thing about our track is 3 soft tires, then 1 hard tire on the right front. Some people RIP with 4 softs as well. Hope to see you soon!

jackg
2008.06.25, 10:18 AM
do the parts (stock & hopup) from the 02 MM & RM work on the 02 low motor chassis? is the LM worth it or can you just lower a reg 02? any help from you pros out there would be awesome - thanks jackg

Davey G
2008.06.26, 10:50 AM
do the parts (stock & hopup) from the 02 MM & RM work on the 02 low motor chassis? is the LM worth it or can you just lower a reg 02? any help from you pros out there would be awesome - thanks jackg

Jack: All of the MR02mm/rm hopups work on the LM car, but not all work if you are going to be using the stock 102mm body (mazda/porsche CanAm type bods) If you plan on using a 98mm or 94mm body then yes all the hopups out there work according to whatever body you choose. The stock MR02 comes with 27am electronics where the new LM comes with the 2.4ghz stuff. Does this answer your question? See you later on!!!

Hotwheels Hobby
2008.06.26, 10:55 AM
This past Monday was our first race night for kids. Kids night ranges from ages 6-12 yrs old. This Monday we had a total of 9 kids, not bad for our first try at this. ;) We supply the car, the transmitter, batteries...everything! Just bring yourself and your child and we will take care of the rest. We are going to be doing this every Monday so make sure to stop by and check us out... CHeck out the pics below from our first group of kids, the 2nd group I dont have pics of...Sorry

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/Dgraboski/kidsnightcluster.jpg

LGJ7801
2008.06.26, 11:17 AM
Jack: All of the MR02mm/rm hopups work on the LM car, but not all work if you are going to be using the stock 102mm body (mazda/porsche CanAm type bods) If you plan on using a 98mm or 94mm body then yes all the hopups out there work according to whatever body you choose. The stock MR02 comes with 27am electronics where the new LM comes with the 2.4ghz stuff. Does this answer your question? See you later on!!!
Hi Jack,
One more thing to keep in mind is that the LeMans(LM) has a longer track (distance between the rear wheels) than the standard 02 and therefore you can not use a LM diff with a standard 02 motor mount and vise versa. If your sole purpose is to lower the 02 motor check out the new LCG motor mount from pnracing: part number MR2288. This may interest you, however, it only allows a wheelbase of 98 or 102mm. I think you'll find that you're going to have to replace the stock rear damper as well if you want to run anything other than 102mm.?.?. I can double check that tonight though..

EMAN1558
2008.06.26, 11:39 AM
I would also like to add that last weeks racing was great fun. Me being a newcomer everyone was great to race with (if what you call what I was doing RACING, right Dave) even though Dave had to call out my zippy lap time of 49.XX seconds. Lots of fun. Thanks guys and especially Dave for building my car, which is very fast even though my lap times don't show it.

See you all tonight
Eric

jackg
2008.06.26, 11:53 AM
thanks dave & lgj that answers alot -j

Davey G
2008.06.27, 10:18 AM
Are you kidding me??? 18 Oval racers and 14 Road Coarse racers!!!! Thats a total of 32 entries, more then most facilities get for a trophy race. YOU GUYS ROCK!!!

Highlights from lastnight:

-Leo once again showing off his Gymnastic skillz
-Peter K winning his first oval A main. Congrats!!!
-Frank Paulin coming out of the woodwork to finish 3rd in Roadcoarse with a rental car.
-Tommy Lane making a statement in roadcoarse by tqing and winning the A main
-Jack led the first half of the oval A, but broke. :(
-Mike Massimo made the big show after being in a slump the last few weeks.
-Chris Deblass and Jim G battled it out all night long, not sure who had the last word on the drivers stand though...:cool:
-Eric F won the B main roadcoarse and improved his laps significantly from weeks past.
-Al Romero stepping up his game every week....look out for him to be an a main winner in the future.

If you have any questions or comments about anything having to do with Hot Wheels RC or anything mini z related feel free to e-mail or PM me.

Thank you all for coming out, your support is always appreciated!!!

LGJ7801
2008.06.27, 11:02 AM
Hi Guys, Great racing last night!

Dave,
Any plans to break racing into stock/mod classes in the future? Point Series?

Any specialty racing i.e. time trial contest, one on one tournament racing (bracket style single/double elimination), endurance race (this could mean many different things),etc. A little $$ on the line always makes things fun too. These kind of things would be a once in a while type event. Maybe on a night other than Thursday. Hell if you have some extra rcp we could have a drag strip on the floor for one night :D

Just a mini brain dump of some ideas....


--Leo

EMAN1558
2008.06.27, 01:29 PM
Just wanted to thank Dave again for his quick thinking. I never would have been able to race let alone run last night. Also would like to thank John for taking care of me last night. I go to Hot Wheels knowing that you'll always do the right thing for all your valued customers/racers. LAST NIGHT WAS A BLAST!!!!

e

tommy_greeneyes
2008.06.27, 01:46 PM
i had alot of fun last night , beside some racers did not like my Pan Car Body. :p. justs to make you guys happy, i'll change my body for next week, but again beat you again:p:p

Dave G you are doing a great job running the show thurday nights, Al Romero stepping up his game every week.good job Al,

Congratulations to Peter K on a A-main win , but i think people forgot about Jack, he is a good driver to watch out for,

Chris Deblass:good job on a 2nd place in roadcoarse. you have come a long way , keep up the good work.

Frank Paulin great job finish 3rd in Roadcoarse with a rental car. i know when you come back with your 2.4 car. you be the man to beat, watch out everyone Frank is old school, a great racer:D

but happy to see 32 entries on a thurday night. thank you John and brett for having a great place to race at.

Hotwheels Hobby
2008.06.27, 03:10 PM
Thank you to all who continue to support HOT WHEELS HOBBY AND RACEWAY...Here are a few pics from lastnite.... AWESOME AWESOME TURNOUT!!!!

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/Dgraboski/thurs.jpg

Thanks to Al Romero for the above pics...

lugnutz
2008.06.27, 04:21 PM
i want to thank everyone for a great time last night,i wouldn't have been able to race last night if it wasn't for John letting me use the rental car,sorry Brett we didn't know you wanted to run both classes,but thank you for letting me use the shop rental.these guys are a class act and run a great facility.

Dave G. thank you for all the help and keeping things fun last night,you got us up quick and we raced quick,not like some offroad tracks we've been to.Linda! Dave is doing a great job of running the races and also keeping the comedy at a level of laughter.all night laughter

Tommy,Al,Chris and Jim thanks for the support and help you guys have made coming back to racing really fun and easy

Al great runs runs last night in a couple of weeks you are going to be up front and winning,just a few more lessons,i know i'm learning from ya

Tommy i loved that Pan car body i think we should all run them or at least into back of someone,your car is dialed i hope mine works like yours and Daves,if it does aww yeah Baby

Chris your getting better each week i see you run,each class you run requires driving skill which i see you have and you have been fine tuning that skill,its not all about how fast you are just how fast you get to the end which you do very well.

Jim is getting faster each week too

Again everyone at Hot Wheels thank you

jackg
2008.06.27, 07:48 PM
first and foremost john d @ hot wheels you rule! the board swap saved my night & what a night .big congrats to peter k he has built a very fast car and it shows tommy looked great in the road course but look also for many skilled drivers that are getting faster & faster eric I have your parts but im worried about helping you get too quick 02 is the wave of the future go racing! -j

jackg
2008.06.27, 08:12 PM
Hi Guys, Great racing last night!

Dave,
Any plans to break racing into stock/mod classes in the future? Point Series?

Any specialty racing i.e. time trial contest, one on one tournament racing (bracket style single/double elimination), endurance race (this could mean many different things),etc. A little $$ on the line always makes things fun too. These kind of things would be a once in a while type event. Maybe on a night other than Thursday. Hell if you have some extra rcp we could have a drag strip on the floor for one night :D

Just a mini brain dump of some ideas....


--Leo

i say hells yeah to all these suggestions -j

eziduzit
2008.06.27, 08:21 PM
The race pickin's looked slim at 6:30 PM with about 5 racers in the room. Who knew it would quadruple that and more in less than half an hour!!

The best part of the night was seeing how many people uttered the statement "well, I'm out" only to have Dave or John or someone in the pits make that statement untrue. EVERYONE got to race. Including me! Thanks to Dave for figuring out I had a "hung" brush.

I'm sure the weeks ahead will only get better!

Major MAJOR thanks Frank, Tom and Dave for the props. Without you guys I couldn't be the "Cole Trickle" of HotWheels. As much fun as tinkering is, I'd rather just be driving!

And who knows... maybe next week I'll actually get to race against Eric.

Have a great week guys and we'll see you at the track.

Al-R

Davey G
2008.06.27, 08:42 PM
Hi Guys, Great racing last night!

Dave,
Any plans to break racing into stock/mod classes in the future? Point Series?

Any specialty racing i.e. time trial contest, one on one tournament racing (bracket style single/double elimination), endurance race (this could mean many different things),etc. A little $$ on the line always makes things fun too. These kind of things would be a once in a while type event. Maybe on a night other than Thursday. Hell if you have some extra rcp we could have a drag strip on the floor for one night :D

Just a mini brain dump of some ideas....


--Leo

Leo: Many many ideas have been thrown around just a matter of sealing the deal. YES we want to break up the Nascar oval to a stock and mod class. I would like to make the stock class be the stock KYOSHO motor, with either 1 layer of 3010 or 3004 fets, whatever hopups you want to do to your car as long as they are NASCAR parts would be up to you. Mod would be open motor and open electronics but again all chassis parts must be Nascar related.

Enduro, yes we are thinking this one too.....Maybe 10 car segments for 100 laps per segment. (roughly 8 minute race) then the final main would be a 500 lap shootout!

As far as specialty racing, we did the Nascar giveaway, then kicked it up a notch by having TOMMY building a pimped out Nascar then gave that away, we also did HOTBUCKS gift certificates.

The ideas are endless just a matter of putting it in place. I think the one thing that NEEDS to be changed is to slow down the Nascars, (stock class) they are just too intimidating for a newbie onlooker to get involved.

As always thanks for the ideas and support you and your family bring every week Leo!!

jackg
2008.06.28, 09:11 AM
dave is right maybe we should split the oval into at least 2 classes one stock class, one how fast do you want to spend? class. I hate to see good cars getting wrecked by fast traffic (awesome as our crashes can be...) noone has a spotter saying the car closing in is three laps up, let him by. so everyone races for position all the time it's great racing but again,hard on the cars PNracing makes cool parts but they tend to make a heavier car (not to mention faster) as for giveaways- i just want the track& shop to do well.racing in the driveway was cool but the track and lap counting make it kinda real .I personally can deal with the chance for occasional prizes and a regular place to race. The owners of hot wheels have done something alot of us have dreamed of-opening a shop & having a racing progam.Im sure it's not easy

tommy_greeneyes
2008.06.28, 11:53 AM
dave is right maybe we should split the oval into at least 2 classes one stock class, one how fast do you want to spend? class. I hate to see good cars getting wrecked by fast traffic (awesome as our crashes can be...) noone has a spotter saying the car closing in is three laps up, let him by. so everyone races for position all the time it's great racing but again,hard on the cars PNracing makes cool parts but they tend to make a heavier car (not to mention faster) as for giveaways- i just want the track& shop to do well.racing in the driveway was cool but the track and lap counting make it kinda real .I personally can deal with the chance for occasional prizes and a regular place to race. The owners of hot wheels have done something alot of us have dreamed of-opening a shop & having a racing progam.Im sure it's not easy



i like what dave has to say to , there is alot of good ideas for racing and classes. it would be nice to have a stock and mod class for oval.also for the infield racing to , but it also comes down to (TIME). Meaning :when we start the races at 7pm , and when we finish the last race of the night. i think we need two nights of racing, a thurday night and a saturday. we have a good group of guys now, i also like to see tech, and have some rules for the right classes. I am cool with anything we do , longs there a great place to race at, and i like to thank john and brett for have a great place to race at. and dave for running the show to , :D

eziduzit
2008.06.28, 12:36 PM
Thought you tech heads might like this post info I found in another thread.

Enjoy!

Al-R



Yes certainly a different track will definitely impact on the tires performance, it does not matter if it is an RCP track; wear, storage conditions, temperature, they all contribute to this.

A few weeks a go I was talking to an old R/C friend, about the same subject (Tires Issues) I have noticed that any time I replace a set of tires for a new set (using same match compound hardness degree and brand) my car handling varies. The first question he made to me was; if I was verifying the tires compound hardness degree with my tire durometer? No never, was my immediate answer. I never thought of it, in this size scale. So as soon we ended our conversation I indeed presided measuring a lot of new tires of different compound hardness and brands. Incredible for me, yes, about 70 % of the tested tires didn’t match with the compound degree marked on the label; for example, a marked label with 20 degree, when practically measured with the durometer, it was 22 degree or 18 degree, some tires had a difference up to 3 degree, plenty to make you go nuts trying to figure out the reason way your chassis does handle deferent than before the tires where replaced. So from that very moment on, I do this exercise before I run-in my tires, and double-check as soon they have been run-in. Now I can match the tires as close as I want them. This has indeed been a very positive solution in helping my chassis enhance its performance and predictability.
Cheers

Hotwheels Hobby
2008.06.29, 01:34 PM
Hey Guys,

Being that the oval crowd has gotten so intense as of late we have decided to branch out and split Nascar Oval into 2 classes, MODIFIED and STOCK. These rules will be incorporated into this coming Thursdays (JULY 3rd)racing format. Thursday nights is now going to be "HOT BUCKS" night, the winner of each A main will recieve a $15.00 gift certificate, entry fee will be $15.00 for the first class, $5.00 for the second. Two rounds of qualifying, one main.

NOW INTRODUCING Mini Z racing on Saturday nights!!! Hot Wheels Hobby is proud to announce that we are now racing on Saturday nights, first heat goes off at 6:00pm. $15.00 for the first class, $5.00 for the second. Three rounds of qualifying, one main. Points will be awarded to all, with prizes at the end of the points season...to be determined.

Here are the rules...

STOCK OVAL:
- Kyosho Mini Z Nascar
- Single Layer of 3010 or 3004 Fets on PCB (NO 2.4ghz allowed)
- PN Racing 70 Turn motor or Kyosho box stock readyset motor
Stock Kyosho Nascar Rims
- Kyosho Nascar specific tires only
- Any chassis mods allowed. ie: aluminum pods, 64 ptch gears, alum knuckles, etc.
- Bods mods are allowed. ie: wings, skirts, etc.

MOD OVAL:
- Kyosho Mini Z Nascar
- Open electronics
- Open motor
- Stock Kyosho Nascar Rims
- Open Wheelbase. ie: 98mm, 102, 106
- Any chassis mods allowed. ie: aluminum pods, 64 ptch gears, alum knuckles, etc.
- Bods mods are allowed, wings, skirts, etc.

OPEN ROADCOURSE:
- Kyosho Mini Z base chassis
- Open electronics
- Open motor
- Mini Z specific rims
- NO pancar, lexan or wedge bodies, only Kyosho autoscales allowed.
- Any chassis mods allowed. ie: aluminum pods, 64 ptch gears, alum knuckles, etc.

tommy_greeneyes
2008.06.29, 02:28 PM
Hey Guys,

Being that the oval crowd has gotten so intense as of late we have decided to branch out and split Nascar Oval into 2 classes, MODIFIED and STOCK. These rules will be incorporated into this coming Thursdays (JULY 3rd)racing format. Thursday nights is now going to be "HOT BUCKS" night, the winner of each A main will recieve a $15.00 gift certificate, entry fee will be $15.00 for the first class, $5.00 for the second. Two rounds of qualifying, one main.

NOW INTRODUCING Mini Z racing on Saturday nights!!! Hot Wheels Hobby is proud to announce that we are now racing on Saturday nights, first heat goes off at 6:00pm. $15.00 for the first class, $5.00 for the second. Three rounds of qualifying, one main.

Here are the rules...

STOCK OVAL:
- Kyosho Mini Z Nascar
- Single Layer of 3010 or 3004 Fets on PCB (NO 2.4ghz allowed)
- Bone Stock Kyosho motor that comes in the Nascar Ready Set
- Stock Kyosho Nascar Rims
- Kyosho Nascar tires only
- Any chassis mods allowed. ie: aluminum pods, 64 ptch gears, alum knuckles, etc.
- Bods mods are allowed. ie: wings, skirts, etc.

MOD OVAL:
- Kyosho Mini Z Nascar
- Open electronics
- Open motor
- Stock Kyosho Nascar Rims
- Open Wheelbase. ie: 98mm, 102, 106
- Any chassis mods allowed. ie: aluminum pods, 64 ptch gears, alum knuckles, etc.
- Bods mods are allowed, wings, skirts, etc.

OPEN ROADCOURSE:
- Kyosho Mini Z base chassis
- Open electronics
- Open motor
- Mini Z specific rims
- NO pancar, lexan or wedge bodies, only Kyosho autoscales allowed.
- Any chassis mods allowed. ie: aluminum pods, 64 ptch gears, alum knuckles, etc.

i like this idea, Now lets go racing boys,http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg225/ab17z/smile/16.gif


i like to know will it be Point racing saturday nights to.

eziduzit
2008.06.29, 05:20 PM
That is a good question. Will Saturday racing be for points? Is that what will differentiate Saturday racing from Thursday? AND if that is the case, what's the big prize for the points?

Once again I have to thank Dave "Butter" Graboski!! Never thought I'd see a running motor get submerged in water. Very cool stuff.

Al-R

lugnutz
2008.06.29, 06:26 PM
you know when i stopped racing in 2001 and if i thought that i would be racing 7 years later i thought i would be way behind everyone with technoligy but it seems that water dipping motors is still around,:eek:
Al if you think that was neat you should see when we charged batteries underwater now thats cool ;),also if you charge your capacitor on your motor it makes it faster but only in the turns,ask Dave about that one:D

i can't wait until saturday nite racing,two nites a week woohoo!

Davey G
2008.06.29, 08:17 PM
i like this idea, Now lets go racing boys,http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg225/ab17z/smile/16.gif


i like to know will it be Point racing saturday nights to.

I think SAT nights is going to be the usual program like how we conduct it on Thursday nights except now we will be doing 3 qualifiers and a main.

That is a good question. Will Saturday racing be for points? Is that what will differentiate Saturday racing from Thursday? AND if that is the case, what's the big prize for the points?

Once again I have to thank Dave "Butter" Graboski!! Never thought I'd see a running motor get submerged in water. Very cool stuff.

Al-R

Stick with me kid...

you know when i stopped racing in 2001 and if i thought that i would be racing 7 years later i thought i would be way behind everyone with technoligy but it seems that water dipping motors is still around,:eek:
Al if you think that was neat you should see when we charged batteries underwater now thats cool ;),also if you charge your capacitor on your motor it makes it faster but only in the turns,ask Dave about that one:D

i can't wait until saturday nite racing,two nites a week woohoo!

How about connecting the pos and neg terminal together on a full drained battery (dead shorting), lighting rubber tires on fire, soaking motor brushes, lengthening chassis's using baking soda and CA glue.... and the list goes on.

eziduzit
2008.06.29, 08:22 PM
I'm really looking forward to this coming Thursday. To see you (Lugnutz), Chris, Dave and the rest of the onroad field go at it. The icing on this cake would be to have Willy show up and Sai. Don't think I've seen Roland out on a Thursday, but that would be the complete picture. Butter (Dave G) you better make those calls and try to make that happen! Then we'll have the most stacked A and B main to date. Good luck with that! I'm sure that if Willy hears you're racing, he'll show up.

And again, maybe Eric and I will get to race against each other. Update the software! Maybe Tuesday night we'll swing by and help you do that.

tommy_greeneyes
2008.06.30, 11:31 AM
Two nights of racing will be cool , :D:D

MMassimo
2008.06.30, 01:58 PM
STOCK OVAL:
- Kyosho Mini Z Nascar
- Single Layer of 3010 or 3004 Fets on PCB (NO 2.4ghz allowed)
- Bone Stock Kyosho motor that comes in the Nascar Ready Set
- Stock Kyosho Nascar Rims
- Kyosho Nascar tires only
- Any chassis mods allowed. ie: aluminum pods, 64 ptch gears, alum knuckles, etc.
- Bods mods are allowed. ie: wings, skirts, etc.



I think having two classes is a good idea. Just one caveat with the stock class: the motor. How about allowing only the Kyosho X Speed motor? It is a Kyosho (almost stock) part that everyone usually gets immediately upon buying the car (is anyone using the stock motor, BTW?). Plus, I think they're built with more consistency that the stock motor (ie: there's too much speed discrepancy amongst stock motors) and it would make for more exciting racing. I'm not saying allow any kind of motor (Atomic, Chili etc.), only the X Speed. Just an idea. Your thoughts?

Either way, looking forward to Thurs. night as always!
(and the Rolex race on the big screen TV while we're having our own!)

MM

xler82.0
2008.06.30, 02:51 PM
I have seen in the past where the racing venue would provide (for sale of course) "stock" motors of their choice. The motors were dyno tested ensuring that they are as equal as possible. The motors are then sealed so during inspection, it can be determined if there was any tampering of the motor. The "bone” stock motors that come with the ready sets are not able to accept any other type of motor pod, except for the stock plastic unit, unless one changes the stock motor "can" with a unit that has threaded holes to accept an aftermarket motor pod. Then the motor will no longer be “stock”. Will this be ok?

Will there be any kind of chassis rules? 015 only on the oval, right?

How will the new rules affect the overall length of Thursday night’s races?

Will there be prizes for any other position\main winners? B main 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc…, C main 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc….?

Would it help if more racers had a transponder? If so, maybe there can be a group offer rate?

Unstable
2008.06.30, 05:02 PM
The "bone” stock motors that come with the ready sets are not able to accept any other type of motor pod, except for the stock plastic unit, unless one changes the stock motor "can" with a unit that has threaded holes to accept an aftermarket motor pod. Then the motor will no longer be “stock”. Will this be ok?



I hope so, as thats what I just did :rolleyes:

dont worry, I have another stock motor if thats a no, no :D

lugnutz
2008.06.30, 05:09 PM
i think this would be a great stock motor for stock class nascar
http://www.rckenon.com/public_html/shop2/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=37_129_144&products_id=3607

Dave how about 1/2 40wt oil and 1/2 25wt oil to make 32wt oil?

Cherub1m
2008.07.01, 09:42 AM
i think this would be a great stock motor for stock class nascar
http://www.rckenon.com/public_html/shop2/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=37_129_144&products_id=3607

Dave how about 1/2 40wt oil and 1/2 25wt oil to make 32wt oil?

lugnutz the PN 70t stock motor is a great motor for stock class. Of the different classes we run at MHS Hobby Shop at Saddle Brook NJ, we use the PN 70t stock motor for our MR-015 road course. The motor is well made and is very consistent which makes for very equal racing. No one blows the other on the straights. We normally use the speedy 05 on the nascars but we may consider switching to the PN 70t motor. Will probably vote on it.

Hmm... mixing shock oils? Have you tried 30wt oil (its close to your desired wt of 32). If mixing works for you great. However, if you can, try to keep your tunning as simple has you can.

Hotwheels Hobby
2008.07.01, 06:10 PM
i think this would be a great stock motor for stock class nascar
http://www.rckenon.com/public_html/shop2/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=37_129_144&products_id=3607

Dave how about 1/2 40wt oil and 1/2 25wt oil to make 32wt oil?

Frank: It equals 32.5 weight oil, which you could also make by mixing 50% 30wt and 50% 35wt oils.. :P But whos counting??????

lugnutz
2008.07.01, 10:47 PM
hey i have the 2mm tap and drill set for thursday nite,

Dave G.tonight i saw you practicing and your car is very smooth but i was wondering on your mro2 car which whole did you place the inside camber link in the rear,was it hole #4 or #3:confused:

Davey G
2008.07.02, 09:34 PM
Roll call for 2morrow night and SATURDAY night Racing???

Most people dont have to get up early on Sunday this is a perfect opportunity to come out and race with us. See you there!!!

eziduzit
2008.07.03, 08:49 AM
I'll come saturday if there are fireworks.
:D

Davey G
2008.07.03, 12:29 PM
I will be racing roadcoarse on SAT, and my 9yr old son will be racing oval the same night.

Only thing I will be running tonight are the races... :)

lugnutz
2008.07.05, 08:24 AM
there's always Fireworks on the race track and sometimes in my head.
great racing thursday nite very smooth running falcility and all the drivers are curtious fantastic place

Unstable
2008.07.05, 12:09 PM
... and my 9yr old son will be racing oval the same night.


your gonna make us all look bad. :p
looking forward to it

jackg
2008.07.06, 04:29 PM
sorry i missed the 1st sat nite racing.so who did what?any info would be great jackg

Hotwheels Hobby
2008.07.06, 09:20 PM
Hey Guys,

Once again thank you all for making this past Thursday night another record attendance. We had 2 heats of STOCK oval, 2 heats of MOD Oval, and 2 heats of Roadcoarse.

Tommy Lane was, as always fast on the oval, He tqed and won the Mod oval class, he also Tqed stock oval. Peter K finished 2nd in Mod oval with super fast laps, and Chris Deblass finished 3rd with smooth consistent driving. Bob Martineau took down the win in stock oval with Track Owner, Brett Jamieson finishing in 2nd place.

In the Roadcoarse class it was all Frank Paulin, Frank Tqd and won convincingly. Frank has been racing for a long time, but took a 7yr hiatus, showing that he's still got it. Chris Deblass ended up 2nd and Al Romero in 3rd

This past weeks Saturday night turnout was not quite as good as Thursday but still good considering it was a holiday weekend.

Tommy Lane Tqd and won stock oval, but 9yr old Cole White (Dave Graboski's stepson) gave him a run for his money. Tommy's fast lap was a 3.6, Coles was a 3.8. Little more time, and this kid will be the one to beat. Cole Finished in 2nd place beating out the OTHER adults...

Dave Graboski Tqd and won the roadcoarse portion of Saturday night racing. Chris Deblass finished in 2nd and Frank Paulin in 3rd. Daves fast lap of an 8.1 was by far the fastest lap ever recorded on the roadcoarse. He also did a 28 lap run (almost 29) in the 3rd round of qualifying, 3 laps faster then 2nd place.

There were not enough drivers for Mod Oval, but Tommy Lane asked for us to turn the computer on so that he can test out his mod car for a few laps, he was consistently clicking off 2.8 and 2.9 second laps. The speed on the straight was INSANE to say the least. Make sure to stop by his pits to see what he is running.

Below is a video that our buddy Dave edited for us of Saturday night roadcoarse racing. There was not enough "GOOD" oval footage to sqeeze in, but we will make sure to take more video this upcoming Thursday. What do you think????

See you during the week!!!

Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4K8oWahKER4

lugnutz
2008.07.06, 09:40 PM
i would like to say once again i had a great time sat.nite and the racing was awsome.see everyone on thursday

EMAN1558
2008.07.07, 10:35 AM
Track owner John DiCanto was also racing in the stock oval class and Cole wiped the floor with him. John could only try and wreck him to take the position away. Needless to say John needs some practice time on the track.

Thanks for a great race day on saturday, And thanks John for all your help.

Eric

Davey G
2008.07.07, 11:26 AM
ERIC: Please do not throw away that atomic motor, I think I can fix the can for you. If you can, bring it in tonight, I am going to stop by with Cole for Kids Night. See you soon!!!

jackg
2008.07.08, 10:54 AM
Eric thanks for the motor offer but Dave is right, there are many ways to fix this.Sometimes the existing holes can be used even if stripped .One option is to use a(slightly bigger,maybe tough to find) 2.5 or 3mm screw . This is good if changing the motor rotation (tapping new holes) is not possible due to space/set up constrictions, but your still left with the same thin, weak holes. A more surgical approach would be to remove the motor armature,cut out a small plate from sheet copper(the stuff kitchen sink drain pipes are made of works and yes I have some) make basically a backing plate that will be inside the motor and the original screws thread into it.Use the motor as a template to mark the holes in the plate, drill the holes then set the plate in place.Thread the screws in to hold the plate against the inside of the motor can place a small drop of CA on each side to hold the plate in place during installation(tiny drop) the plate is secured by the mounting screws when the motor is in ,the glue just holds it in place untill it's in.Once the CA is dry remove the screws and install the motor, being careful when threading the screws(duh). Remember, the plate will be shaped more like an oval washer with a large center hole that does not change the armature spacing but enough width to support the screw holes. This is pretty involved but if you have a motor that you like, works well in your set up & don't want to change it this could be an option. I'm sure you've heard this already but it doesn't take much torque to hold those tiny screws in place-go easy killer! I hope this helps. -j

Davey G
2008.07.09, 02:06 PM
Hello this thing on??

Hotwheels Hobby
2008.07.09, 03:18 PM
So whos racing what 2morrow night? (thursday)

-Will Tommy Lane be ousted in the oval classes?

-Will anyone come close to Dave's lap times on the roadcoarse? 8.1 is stupid fast, how about doing almost 29 laps in 4 min....WOW!

-Who will be showing off there new custom painted bodies ? I know of 3 people off the top of my head who have new schemes

See you 2morrow!!

tommy_greeneyes
2008.07.09, 04:12 PM
I will be ready for you Oval guys. I step up my game.

so you know , My mod nascar is full Modified now, :D

Modified: MainBoard
Modified: Motor

lugnutz
2008.07.09, 04:21 PM
Hello this thing on??

so how is it on tuesday night,i'm wondering did you catch any crickets,or was everyone there practicing,were there any Brits on the olde Telly,


Tommy is all geared up for mod oval is there anyone out there to catch him,in stock is he really a stock god or is he the oval god,there must be someone to stop him:Dlol

Davey G
2008.07.09, 04:48 PM
I will be ready for you Oval guys. I step up my game.

so you know , My mod nascar is full blowed Modified now, :D

U step up your game and blowed your mod car? This is supposed to be a family show Tommy... Sheesh

so how is it on tuesday night,i'm wondering did you catch any crickets,or was everyone there practicing,were there any Brits on the olde Telly,


Tommy is all geared up for mod oval is there anyone out there to catch him,in stock is he really a stock god or is he the oval god,there must be someone to stop him:Dlol

Tuesday was packed with people practicing getting ready for Thurs. Some strange stuff was on Speed Channel for sure. I heard a few "STRANGERS" are running stock oval this week.:cool:

jackg
2008.07.09, 05:04 PM
could we maybe make one change to the stock class rules? allow fet changes/upgrades? if the fet upgrade makes the throttle smoother but not any faster why not? myself and maybe others could run in stock with only the change of a motor .With the existing rules i have to build another car- a motor change would be alot easier speaking of fets I too have some changes & my car is pretty blowed as well !goracing! -j

tommy_greeneyes
2008.07.09, 05:12 PM
could we maybe make one change to the stock class rules? allow fet changes/upgrades? if the fet upgrade makes the throttle smoother but not any faster why not? myself and maybe others could run in stock with only the change of a motor .With the existing rules i have to build another car- a motor change would be alot easier speaking of fets I too have some changes & my car is pretty blowed as well !goracing! -j

hey jack
i can tell you this, my stock car has the 3010 fets single layer and have the new PN 70 turn motor in it,

i like Mod nascar, but i hope the speeds do not scare the beginers.

jackg
2008.07.09, 05:42 PM
hey tommy-
would pn fets make a car faster given the same pn stock motor?
faster is racing- mod class is pure racing I think the speed of these cars is what makes them interesting. 8 years ago I raced 10th scale gas with a serpent 1/8th scale class (seperate heats) the serpents were & are amazing to watch .I think the same about the mods - it's not for everyone but is great racing -j

Davey G
2008.07.09, 05:49 PM
could we maybe make one change to the stock class rules? allow fet changes/upgrades? if the fet upgrade makes the throttle smoother but not any faster why not? myself and maybe others could run in stock with only the change of a motor .With the existing rules i have to build another car- a motor change would be alot easier speaking of fets I too have some changes & my car is pretty blowed as well !goracing! -j

Jack, The fet upgrades give more torque and also will not blow up on heavy loads. With this being said, with more torque you can afford to gear higher, when you gear higher your amps go up as well. The 3004 board will blow up if geared too high, but the 3010 more then likely will not blow. The advantages in FETS is quite an increase. We are trying to keep the cost down for a newbie. I can guarantee that someone like yourself JACK can take one of our rental cars and run with the top dog in stock. This is why we want to keep the stock class the way it is.

tommy_greeneyes
2008.07.09, 05:54 PM
the Fets have to say 3010 on them. if you talk to Chris at the shop. he and do a Fets job on your car, from anytrack i have raced at ,in mini-z's, a 3010 board is a stock class. that what Kyosho came out with as a stock board, anything higher then 3010 is a mod. come talk to me thursday at the track. i help you on this

jackg
2008.07.09, 08:05 PM
i get it . the head room of amps the fets allow is an advantage.the math makes sense 3010's it is. thanks Dave & Tommy -j

lugnutz
2008.07.09, 10:05 PM
what's the difference run stock and have fun,the cars are so small as it is, i couldn't change the fets if i wanted to :eek: all i want to do is race something stock no mod road coarse and yes it's coarse because it hurt's :D

if i put a gear on it like at 15 pinion will it blowed up my board? or will it go very fast and then get blowed up, i know i'm new to these small cars but man i dropped a screw 6 times tonight trying to change the motor.can i use duck tape to hold the motor in or will it come off.

jackg try to keep the stock class simple,we all want to be the fastest but what Tommy and Dave say is true,we as a whole group should keep stock speeds down so we keep the intrest of younger,newer and sometimes older people involved in this wonderful sport of ours also the more new peolpe we get the better things will be for all of us in the long run.this has been the most fun that i have had racing in a long time,if it was this much fun 7 or so years ago i wouldn't have stopped but now i think its great and everyone at the shop is really making an effert to keep it that way FUN!
and if you need help with your car i will be glad to help

Tsal
2008.07.09, 10:38 PM
Your stock class should run anima II geared 9 52. I'm from Jersey but currently live in SoCal, Just wanted to drop by and say whats up to fellow Jersians.

xler82.0
2008.07.10, 07:11 AM
my stock car has the 3010 fets single layer and have the new PN 70 turn motor in it.



Just wondering what the rules are on the motor for the "stock" oval class?

Davey G
2008.07.10, 09:56 AM
Just wondering what the rules are on the motor for the "stock" oval class?

The "2" motors that are allowed are the Kyosho ready set stock motor (dull silver can that comes with your car) or the new PN 70 turn (gunmetal color) stock motor. These are the only 2 motors that are allowed in the Nascar stock class.

xler82.0
2008.07.10, 10:07 AM
The "2" motors that are allowed are the Kyosho ready set stock motor (dull silver can that comes with your car) or the new PN 70 turn (gunmetal color) stock motor. These are the only 2 motors that are allowed in the Nascar stock class.

Thanks!

What kind of difference is there between the two?

Will the PN motor be for sale at the store?

tommy_greeneyes
2008.07.10, 10:25 AM
Thanks!

What kind of difference is there between the two?

Will the PN motor be for sale at the store?

as of last week, the store had like 13 PN motors,:D its a great motor,

xler82.0
2008.07.10, 10:36 AM
as of last week, the store had like 13 PN motors,:D its a great motor,

Sweet! I got dibs on one of them!!

EMAN1558
2008.07.10, 10:50 AM
I don't know about anyone else but I'm bring 2 newbies for the stock oval class tonight.

e

lugnutz
2008.07.10, 11:39 PM
thanks for a great night

Tommy you are still the man in stock,hats off to you and how well you can race at that speed for 8 minutes,my haed is still spinning.it was tight for a while maybe next week

Hotwheels Hobby
2008.07.11, 08:01 PM
Another great night of racing. 25 entries, not bad, not bad at all. Here are some of the highlights.

Tommy Lane wins stock oval.
Jack Glassman wins mod oval
Frank Paulin wins roadcoarse

- New track record in stock oval with 65 laps in 4 min
- New fast lap record of a 3.30 Tommy Lane, followed by Peter K with a 3.38 in stock oval
- Frank Paulin wins 2 weeks in a row on the roadcoarse
- Leo as always showing his gymnastic ability
- John Scarinzy showed off his custom painted Dukes of Hazzard Nascar, Dave downloaded the horn (DUKES) sound as well as the "just a good ole boy" theme song. Tons of fun...
- Eric brought a few of his nephews to race and it was great to have them.
- Chris Deblass (airplane guy) showing he can hang with the best of em in roadcoarse
- Jim Gruzecki showed off his 88 Earnheardt Jr car lastnite and made the stock A with it.
- The fastest laps in the stock main were a 3.3 to a 3.5 showing how consistent the new PN motors are.
- Jack clicked off a few 3.0 laps in mod, when are we going to see sub 3 second laps???

What do you think about a time trial event within the next 2-3 weeks? This would be a 1 minute run with 1 person on the track at a time... the person to click off the fastest individual lap on the oval will recieve a $50 gift certificate from "Hot Wheels Hobby" More info to be announced during the week.

Who all is racing with us 2morrow night?? Cant wait to see you all again and as always. Thank you for your continued support!!!

JOHNSTOYZ
2008.07.11, 11:14 PM
Hey Everbody This Is Luke Duke. The General Lee .i Gotta Say This Is Great Fun Down At The Hobby Shop Great Racing. Im New To This Mini Z Racing And Everyone Is Very Friendly And Supportive If You Have Any Problems Or Questions They All Would Help You Out. Even Tommy Lets You In To His Pit Area To See Whats Going On . That Guy Just Has Mad Skills .thanks Dave For Building Me A Top Notch Stock Car And Painting Up The Body Premo Job Now Im Ready To Roll So Watch Out Maybe Ill Make It To The A Main Next Week.id Just Like To Thank The Owners John And Brett For The Great Place To Race Great Guys.and I Think The Price For Racing Is More Then Fair You Can Set Up Hours Before The Race. Days Before If Your Tommy Lol And Pratice And Dial It In And Get Out Of The Hot Weather And In To Ice Cold Central Air.i Cant Wait Till The Winter To Go Into The Heat And Race While Its Snowing Out.and Remember Everbody Support The Hobby Shop By Buying Your Parts There Cause If You Save A Dollar Or To Somewhere Else Your Helping Them Out And We Wont Have A Place To Race. And Brett I Wanta See You On The Track Next Week No Excuses. And Ill Be Signing Autographs Next Thursday . Thank You Luke Duke .(just A Goode Ole Boy)are We Having Fun Yet . Thats What Its All About Over And Out.

Davey G
2008.07.12, 10:05 AM
Hey Everbody This Is Luke Duke. The General Lee .i Gotta Say This Is Great Fun Down At The Hobby Shop Great Racing. Im New To This Mini Z Racing And Everyone Is Very Friendly And Supportive If You Have Any Problems Or Questions They All Would Help You Out. Even Tommy Lets You In To His Pit Area To See Whats Going On . That Guy Just Has Mad Skills .thanks Dave For Building Me A Top Notch Stock Car And Painting Up The Body Premo Job Now Im Ready To Roll So Watch Out Maybe Ill Make It To The A Main Next Week.id Just Like To Thank The Owners John And Brett For The Great Place To Race Great Guys.and I Think The Price For Racing Is More Then Fair You Can Set Up Hours Before The Race. Days Before If Your Tommy Lol And Pratice And Dial It In And Get Out Of The Hot Weather And In To Ice Cold Central Air.i Cant Wait Till The Winter To Go Into The Heat And Race While Its Snowing Out.and Remember Everbody Support The Hobby Shop By Buying Your Parts There Cause If You Save A Dollar Or To Somewhere Else Your Helping Them Out And We Wont Have A Place To Race. And Brett I Wanta See You On The Track Next Week No Excuses. And Ill Be Signing Autographs Next Thursday . Thank You Luke Duke .(just A Goode Ole Boy)are We Having Fun Yet . Thats What Its All About Over And Out.

U got Problems!!! ;)

Unstable
2008.07.12, 12:22 PM
Hey Everbody This Is Luke Duke. The General Lee . <snip> Im Ready To Roll So Watch Out Maybe Ill Make It To The A Main Next Week. <snip>

hey luke, I thought Bo always drove the "General Lee" :rolleyes:

tommy_greeneyes
2008.07.12, 01:20 PM
New fast lap record of a 3.30 hummmmm you better check over your paper work , heard 3.2 in the future by me, get it right now , lol :p

I had a great time.

Davey G
2008.07.13, 06:26 PM
I had a fun time lastnight. The Saturday night crew is definitely growing. Here is a body I did for my 9 yr old son Cole. Check it out!

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/Dgraboski/colesnascar.jpg

k_bojar
2008.07.14, 07:14 AM
sweet paint, Davey...I need to get my NASCAR back together and bring it up on a Saturday nite :)

Hotwheels Hobby
2008.07.14, 03:13 PM
Saturday night was a good night of points racing. We had an excellent turnout for both oval and road-coarse classes.

Dave G won both stock oval and the roadcoarse classes convincingly but forfitted his points being that he works here.

Frank Paulin was fast on both the oval and roadcoarse but had trouble getting through traffic.

Jim Gruzecki finished 2nd in oval

Eric Fitzgerald drove a consistent race and finished 1 position ahead of Frank Paulin in the roadcoarse class.

Once again thanks for supporting HOT WHEELS HOBBY!!

jackg
2008.07.14, 07:18 PM
can the transponders we use handle 7.4 volts?

Davey G
2008.07.15, 12:21 PM
can the transponders we use handle 7.4 volts?

Sorta, do not wire your transponder directly to the battery terminals on your 7.4 lipo car. Wire it to the BEC plug (if it has one) of your reciever. This puts out 5vts instead of 7.4

jackg
2008.07.15, 12:30 PM
the board doesn't seem to have a hook-up.it's not that critical-i just want to run it in road course thurs for R&D (no transponder) if it gets in the way of the race i will pull it off the track. thanks dave -j

Davey G
2008.07.15, 02:15 PM
Speaking of LIPO: I decided to wrench on my micro t lastnite while hanging out with my son for kids night. I have never ever run this vehicle, but decided..hey why not.

Its a micro t with the longer desert truck chassis, 3 racing shocks, bearings, and a lipo. I put the BUDS RACING oval wedge body on as well. Other then that I just gave it a lot of TLC without spending any more $$$. I drove it lastnite for the 1st time and WOW! Boy did it draw a crowd. It was easily doing modified mini z nascar lap times and looked bad azz going around. What do you think of having a class of these for either Thurs or Sat night racing? For those of you who are interested (BOB MARTINEAU) feel free to bring your micro trucks on Thurs, and maybe we can convince Brett and John to have an exhibition race. Video of my little oval rat will be posted by 2morrow. I will be showing it off tonight as well for those of you who are interested.

Talk to you soon!

jackg
2008.07.15, 07:25 PM
Hey dave-did you use a single lipo cell (3.7)volt? my micro pack is way dead from sitting i don
't know if i can wake it up

Davey G
2008.07.16, 01:29 PM
Here is a short vid from my practice runs lastnight with my micro truck. Very few hopups were added, like in all forms of racing, TIRES is EVERYTHING!! I dremeled my stock tires down to slicks, and clean with motor spray every run single run. This went from being a joke to possibly the next big class @ HOT WHEELS HOBBY!

ENJOY!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLyGFmYal84

tommy_greeneyes
2008.07.16, 02:35 PM
i like that , i would buy a micro truck, and run a late model body on it, dave let me try your car out thurday. my feelings are ,i would race that class over a mod nascar class,

JOHNSTOYZ
2008.07.16, 06:59 PM
Hey This Is Luke Duke If Anybody Is Interested My Buddy Scott Wich Is Bretts Brother Has A Micro Truck All Hopped Up With Over 300 Hundred Invested Lipo And All Ran A Few Times Mint Cherry Primo Condition. Were Gonna Try And Bring It Thursday Night So If Anyone Is Interested He Will Take Any Reasonable Offer. So See Luke Duke If Interested.

eziduzit
2008.07.17, 10:12 AM
Video is good but I wish I could hear the car. That could be a mini-z for all we know.

EMAN1558
2008.07.17, 11:09 AM
Al

Wow, your good. I know that I couldn't tell the difference between the mini-z and the Losi Micro by listening to it going around the track.

Good ears!

E

Davey G
2008.07.17, 12:01 PM
Hey This Is Luke Duke If Anybody Is Interested My Buddy Scott Wich Is Bretts Brother Has A Micro Truck All Hopped Up With Over 300 Hundred Invested Lipo And All Ran A Few Times Mint Cherry Primo Condition. Were Gonna Try And Bring It Thursday Night So If Anyone Is Interested He Will Take Any Reasonable Offer. So See Luke Duke If Interested.

Luke: I have been working on speaking in the first person as well, so here we go. If you qualify for the A main, Davey G wants to race your car. That Davey G guy knows how to wheel for sure, Davey G posted the above video of a LOSI micro zipping around the oval clicking off mini z speeds. Davey G out!

How was that??

Video is good but I wish I could hear the car. That could be a mini-z for all we know.

Will prove it too everyone 2nite FO SHO!

Al

Wow, your good. I know that I couldn't tell the difference between the mini-z and the Losi Micro by listening to it going around the track.

Good ears!

;)

E

tommy_greeneyes
2008.07.17, 12:05 PM
well i know if there is a class in the future at hot wheels, i will by a new car for that, a good Set -up + good driver = great racing,

mleemor60
2008.07.17, 12:09 PM
well i know if there is a class in the future at hot wheels, i will by a new car for that, a good Set -up + good driver = great racing,

Now, don't go gettin greedy. That class would be double cool if you could get winged sprint car bodies.

eziduzit
2008.07.17, 01:52 PM
Who's AL? This is Eziduzit.

JOHNSTOYZ
2008.07.17, 04:53 PM
Hey Brett Were Are U Afraid Of A Little Competition. Hi Davey This Is Goliath Sure If I Make It To The Main You Can Run.

JOHNSTOYZ
2008.07.18, 12:03 AM
Lets Start Of By Saying Im Disapointed I Wasnt Tech Inspected Tonight.im Hurt By That Im Luke Duke God Damn It. But For The People Who Were Inspected Tonight You Should Be Proud Of It Cause Your The Top Dogs And Some People Just Cant Understand How The Hell You Are So Fast. Well Luke Was There For The Inspection As Well As Half The Racers Or More And We Watched The Cars Get Torn Down By Davey Our Hero And They Were Both Legal Cars.just As We Expected. And I Want All The Cars That Beat The General Inspected Next Week So Rip Them All Apart.fun Times At The Races Once Again We Should Start A Reality Show Down At Hotwheels.just Like Orange County Choppers. We Will Call It Hob Nobbin Down At The Hobby. Brett You Missed All The Action Tonight. Johnny D Good Meeting Tonight Love The Dumplings. Over And Out Luke Duke. Lets All Have Fun.

lugnutz
2008.07.18, 12:37 AM
Luke Duke thank you for your kind words and support tonight,inspection of cars is a good thing but i think next time the people who are implying faster better drivers are cheating should stick around and learn and watch.if any one wants next time they can pick a car off the shelf and i will build there at the track and do the same speeds,i did say that i was not going to let this effect me or write anything about this but oh well,i will say that if anyone wants to see my car up close or wants me to set up their car for them i will,we will put all the same equipment that i have into their car so its all same speed and see who can drive,

i want to thank everyone who stuck around for the tear down tonight and i also want thank JOhn for having this awsome track so close to my house,and the next time i just want heli fuel please don't put a rental in my hands,you diffinently are a dealer but in the fun way

jackg
2008.07.18, 08:39 AM
thanks again to john & brett great track-great racing
just a few words about cars- size doesn't matter when it comes to racing.every little detail counts & a good car builder never forgets that.if you do, the track will remind you of what you left out-usually in the middle of a heat.we have some very good car builders among us who also are talented drivers.they are also real good people. tommy & frank know what they're doing-thats why they are fast- no other reason.get to the track, practice and you see results.try and learn from them. i have. -j

EMAN1558
2008.07.18, 10:33 AM
I would personally like to thank Frank for all your help last night and every night. It's Racers like Frank, Tommy, and of course Dave that make these race nights fun for me. They will all go out of their way to help (even take parts out of their own case to fix my car). Because, they all know that the car isn't going to beat them it's the driver that'll win every time. Thanks guys!!!!!

Eric

mleemor60
2008.07.18, 12:44 PM
It looks as if someone up there is getting tired of getting his cakes kicked by Ol Greeneyes. I had the opportunity to race with him on a regular basis while he was in NC. He was very patient with me and helped me sort through some issues I was having at the track. I miss him very much and wish he was back with us. He has an incredible eye for detail and that is half the battle. More importantly he has a rock solid understanding of the most important adjustment on the car. The nut that holds the steering wheel. If you aren't familiar with it, then learn it. It will take you far.

jackg
2008.07.18, 12:52 PM
It looks as if someone up there is getting tired of getting his cakes kicked by Ol Greeneyes. I had the opportunity to race with him on a regular basis while he was in NC. He was very patient with me and helped me sort through some issues I was having at the track. I miss him very much and wish he was back with us. He has an incredible eye for detail and that is half the battle. More importantly he has a rock solid understanding of the most important adjustment on the car. The nut that holds the steering wheel. If you aren't familiar with it, then learn it. It will take you far.

F---ing A !!!! -j

EMAN1558
2008.07.18, 12:59 PM
Well said Jack

Unstable
2008.07.18, 05:50 PM
I miss him very much and wish he was back with us.

if you want I can UPS him next day air down to you... im sure some of his competitors will pitch in for the fair. :p

J/K tommy... :rolleyes:

Hotwheels Hobby
2008.07.18, 06:16 PM
Hi Guys,

Another awesome night of racing. Track Records were broken, chatter of cheating was amongst the pits (nothing out of the norm) and the best oval race to date. Here are some of the highlights.

-Frank Paulin set tq in stock oval and a new lap record, 70 laps in 4 minutes.
-Tommy Lane continues to be unbeatable in the oval mains, with yet another win.
-Frank Paulin Tqd and won open roadcoarse, but Chris Deblass definitly gave him a run for his money. Both clicked off fast sub 9 second lap times.
-Tommy Lane broke the stock individual lap record with a 3.2 second lap
-Jack Glassman SHATTERED the mod individual lap record with a 2.9 second lap.
-Dan S had a very strong qualifying attempt and made the A main.
-Leo did a LOT (too many) of fet installs in his nephews mini-z's.

I cannot lie, every single week there is chatter amongst the pits, a few of the front runners cheating. Once again, a few people approached both myself and Dave throughout the night, with the thought that the 2 fastest guys were cheating. Right before the very last race of the night, Dave announced that both Tommy Lane and Frank Paulin's cars would be torn down after racing. Promptly after the last race a crowd gathered around both gentlemens pit area. Dave tore down Tommy's car, while Frank tore down his own car while many onlookers anxiously awaited the results. There were NO markings on Franks ready set kyosho motor, which would show any sort of tampering was had, and his circuit board was 1 single layer of 3010 fets. LEGAL!!! Tommy's 70 turn PN Racing motor also showed no signs of tampering (especially since he just purchased the motor from us on the same night) and his circuit board also had 1 single layer of 3010 fets. LEGAL!!!BOTH CARS WERE PERFECTLY LEGAL. Dave has over 20 yrs of racing experience and has world championship results to back it up, many of the onlookers have electronics backgrounds and also examined both cars and agreed that both cars were legal. This is not something that we wanted to do, but we did this to prove a point. The critics that think that you need to cheat to go fast are completely wrong. Feel free to e-mail myself, Brett or Dave with any questions regarding the above statements. For those people that did not stick around for the teardown, and for those who were absent....Here are the pics to prove legality of both racers.

Thank you all again for your continued support, if anyone else feels that a certain someone is cheating, feel free to come chat with a Hot Wheels Hobby representative.

SEE YOU SATURDAY!!!

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/Dgraboski/teardown.jpg

lugnutz
2008.07.18, 07:29 PM
hi everyone i want to thank everyone again for the support and the fun racing we had last night,

jack thank you for the kind words and if you need anything its yours again thanks

eman thankyou you can have anything out of my box as long as its in Al's pit.

Hot Wheels ,John,Brett ,Dave fantastic don't change anything also if anyone wants they can give me their car and i will set it up

mleemor60 you can't have tommy anymore you guys had him now we do :p

John not to scare anyone but the 4 min. record is 70 laps 4.01
single lap by Tommy is 3.217

mleemor60
2008.07.18, 07:59 PM
The next time you see Ernie P ask him to build a 130 size motor that compares to the old Igarashi triple 21.

Maybe we will see you guys at the Nekocon in November

tommy_greeneyes
2008.07.19, 01:39 PM
Hi Guys,

Another awesome night of racing. Track Records were broken, chatter of cheating was amongst the pits (nothing out of the norm) and the best oval race to date. Here are some of the highlights.

-Frank Paulin set tq in stock oval and a new lap record, 67 laps in 4 minutes.
-Tommy Lane continues to be unbeatable in the oval mains, with yet another win.
-Frank Paulin Tqd and won open roadcoarse, but Chris Deblass definitly gave him a run for his money. Both clicked off fast sub 9 second lap times.
-Tommy Lane broke the stock individual lap record with a 3.2 second lap
-Jack Glassman SHATTERED the mod individual lap record with a 2.9 second lap.
-Dan S had a very strong qualifying attempt and made the A main.
-Leo did a LOT (too many) of fet installs in his nephews mini-z's.

I cannot lie, every single week there is chatter amongst the pits, a few of the front runners cheating. Once again, a few people approached both myself and Dave throughout the night, with the thought that the 2 fastest guys were cheating. Right before the very last race of the night, Dave announced that both Tommy Lane and Frank Paulin's cars would be torn down after racing. Promptly after the last race a crowd gathered around both gentlemens pit area. Dave tore down Tommy's car, while Frank tore down his own car while many onlookers anxiously awaited the results. There were NO markings on Franks ready set kyosho motor, which would show any sort of tampering was had, and his circuit board was 1 single layer of 3010 fets. LEGAL!!! Tommy's 70 turn PN Racing motor also showed no signs of tampering (especially since he just purchased the motor from us on the same night) and his circuit board also had 1 single layer of 3010 fets. LEGAL!!!BOTH CARS WERE PERFECTLY LEGAL. Dave has over 20 yrs of racing experience and has world championship results to back it up, many of the onlookers have electronics backgrounds and also examined both cars and agreed that both cars were legal. This is not something that we wanted to do, but we did this to prove a point. The critics that think that you need to cheat to go fast are completely wrong. Feel free to e-mail myself, Brett or Dave with any questions regarding the above statements. For those people that did not stick around for the teardown, and for those who were absent....Here are the pics to prove legality of both racers.

Thank you all again for your continued support, if anyone else feels that a certain someone is cheating, feel free to come chat with a Hot Wheels Hobby representative.

SEE YOU SATURDAY!!!

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w277/Dgraboski/teardown.jpg



Hi Guys,

Another awesome and great night of racing.

-Frank Paulin i have to say thank you coming back in to RC racing again.i will alway have fun ,even when you push me to run harder.

-i like to Congratulation
Jack Glassman SHATTERED the mod individual lap record with a 2.9 second lap.
Frank Paulin Tqd and won open roadcoarse

-as for me being unbeatable in the oval mains, I am just happy to be racing at a great place like HOT WHEELs hobbys

- So everyone nows, i work on my cars alot, and i mean alot. I have been racing all types of cars , from H.O.cars to 12th scale car, go-karts ,to big stock car but learn from them and pasted it on to my little cars. the idea about this sport or miniz's is to have FUN.:D


Who ever ask dave to tair down my car after racing. Next put some money up , SO I CAN TAKE YOUR MONEY. so i can prove you wrong,

( Car set-up + hard work + skills = great racing )

Davey G
2008.07.19, 02:14 PM
Tommy it was more then one person that confronted me on Thursday. More then 1 person throughout the week speaks to John about the possibility of people cheating as well.

My thoughts on people accusing people of cheating is this. If people are going to cheat dont you think you would see someone completely blowing the field away? This is not the case, Tommy is winning the mains convincingly because he drives safe but fast. Frank Paulin has been racing since the 80's so needless to say he has a TON of tracktime and car setup experience, therefore he is fast. Anyone who is fast has both chassis setup knowledge and driving ability. Come down, practice, learn and of course check out the www.mini-zracer.com forum...there is a ton of good stuff on here!!!

One more piece of advise for the drivers that are being called cheaters. If you are accused of being a cheater, take it in stride and feel flattered that people are accusing you of cheating, it just makes you look even better when the non believers are proved WRONG!!!

jackg
2008.07.19, 11:18 PM
I finally made a sat. nite race! Big thanks to John for the great food. Tons of fun and Willy Wong in the house + guest (bennet)- both showing mad roadcourse skills. Jim G 1st place mod oval nice run! Cole in stock oval looking solid -age is just a number. Tommy & Frank showing the definition of smooth also in stock oval but Dave stole the show in roadcourse .If you put a pencil on the front of his car it would trace the same line lap after lap -really amazing to watch. His talent & advice will be missed (except by me 'cause he's moving to my hometown in eastern long island)! Anyone thinking about coming out for sat nite racing -just do it. -j

SaiTam
2008.07.20, 01:28 AM
I did not race tonight, but I ran a set of team scream cells w/PN 70T in my MR015 in Staten Island and it looked as if I was cheating.

The matched cells and comm. drop make a huge difference.

bermbuster
2008.07.20, 09:31 AM
One more piece of advise for the drivers that are being called cheaters. If you are accused of being a cheater, take it in stride and feel flattered that people are accusing you of cheating, it just makes you look even better when the non believers are proved WRONG!!!

Very well said Dave...I have been around awhile and I raced all over and you get the same reactions everywhere....If you take a close look at the so called cheaters...they are always practicing,tweaking and helping others....
Developing and honing there skills....
Skill is a tremendous edge and not to many racers master it....
Im still working on mine....

lugnutz
2008.07.20, 09:38 AM
i want to thank everyone again for a fun nite at Hot Wheels,
also the food was a plus,i can't remember the last time a shop would by food for all to eat a BIG thanks to John

Davey g is spot on it is flattering when someone wants to tear down my stuff and i do not dislike anyone that accused me of cheating,but next time please just come over and ask me what i'm doing and i will tell you and show you i have nothing to hide,as Dave said i've been racing since the 80's along side some of the best in the world.

Dave you are showing my age here :rolleyes:

JIm G i'm sorry for hitting you last nite just didn't see ya,you still can have some of my code blue ;)

Jack thanks again for allowing me to run in mod with you ,you are really fast and we have loads of fun racing side by side and even nose to tail,drafting who would of thunk it,

Tommy i'm still laughing :D :D

Al and Eric are getting faster in roadcoarse and their cars don't handle bad either,thanks for letting me try your very fast cars.

thanks Willy and Bennett for coming out hope you guys can make next week,it was fun racing with you guys,Bennett has your wheel bearings stop spinning yet?

Sai you are right comm drops and a well kept set of batteries do make you look as if you are cheating,but so does driving smooth

THANKS everyone for having FUN!

eziduzit
2008.07.20, 10:33 AM
I'm really surprised it took so many posts before someone mentioned batteries. LOL. I noticed right away that when I picked up a "matched" pack, my car took off like a bullet!

I even mentioned to Davey G last week, that the reason I couldn't drive my car in the races was because I was practicing with regular cells and racing with "matched" cells. TOTALLY DIFFERENT CAR!!! With no practice on the "matched" cells I couldn't control my car during the qualifiers or the main.

I know Dave was getting bummed thinking I was totally freezing up, but now we now it was the batteries all along!

They cost more, but they are significantly stronger than just a regular set of cells.

Davey G
2008.07.20, 04:31 PM
A few more little twirks on my Losi Micro oval car today, and it was clicking off 2.7-2.9's for about 3 minutes straight. :eek:

Still the stock servo, motor, circuit board, and even the transmitter...I am purposely not going nuts with this thing, trying to keep it simple to prove a point that you can go fast without spending $$$$

Will we have enough for a LOSI class by Thursday?? I sure hope so!!!

jackg
2008.07.20, 05:22 PM
Dave thats awesome. The car looked & felt fast sat. -thanks for the test drive. That brings up a question. Can I convert my short micro to the longer model by just getting the 7 or 8 dollar chassis set? Which is longest the desert or baja? Thanks again -j

Davey G
2008.07.20, 06:49 PM
HI Jack,

For the longer length wheelbase all you need to do is get the longer Losi DT (Desert Truck) chassis. I also purchased the DT front shock tower as well to fit the Buds Racing Wedge body a little bit better. The Micro T ft shock tower body mount is too short for the wedge in my opinion. The Baja and the Micro t are the same length, the Desert truck is the longest one. Are you coming to the track on Tuesday? I will be there from 4pm to close....

See ya!

lugnutz
2008.07.20, 07:19 PM
i'm working on mine right now ,like Dave i'm going to keep it a cheap as possible,i don't want to put alot of money into it.just like my stock oval car no money into just setup i hope.mine's going to even start off with stock batteries and motor.

jackg
2008.07.20, 07:23 PM
Thanks Dave thats good news. Yes I will be testing the roadcourse car on tues -so with an 02 car 2 degree or 3 degree front knuckles? -j

lugnutz
2008.07.20, 07:30 PM
-2 degree camber knuckles,great to have you join us jack

Davey G
2008.07.20, 08:32 PM
Either one will be good but when you go to 3 degree camber, your cars toe goes out, therefore you would have to purchase a 1-2 degree toe in bar as well. I am currently running kyosho 2 degree, but have run 3 degrees quite often as welll.

jackg
2008.07.20, 08:34 PM
thanks Dave & Frank 2 degrees it is.

Hotwheels Hobby
2008.07.22, 04:20 PM
Hi Guys,

As most of you know, we like to change things up on Thursdays and make it lots of fun for you racers and spectators. This Thursday we would like to do a 200 lap race for the A MAIN stock guys. Top 7 guys will qualify!! There will be a MANDATORY battery change (pitstop) during this event so be prepared to have another set of batteries charged. The winner of this race will recieve $20 hot bucks, 2nd will recieve $15 hot bucks and 3rd will receive $10 hotnucks. This will be the last race of the night. On a regular night of stock racing, the top guys usually run around 120 laps in 8 minutes, so whats another 80?? :cool:

This past Saturday night points racing was very exciting as well. Tommy Lane and Frank Paulin once again were the top guys in stock oval, but young gun (9yr old) Cole poked his nose in there everyone once in a while, as well as Jim Gruzecki having consistent strong runs. In roadcoarse we had special guests, WILLY WONG and BENNETT LO (Atomic sponsored drivers) Frank Paulin held tq until Davey G decided to throw his Enzo down for the 3rd round and tqd by 3 laps. Davey G convincingly won the a, followed by Frank, and Willy. These guys put on a show for sure!!!

As always thanks for the support week in and week out!!!

tommy_greeneyes
2008.07.22, 06:32 PM
oh boy, this is going to be fun.

tommy_greeneyes
2008.07.23, 05:45 PM
i think a MANDATORY battery change (pitstop) will make this race cool, i am so ready for this, :D all i ask is people to learn to drive your lines on the track. try NOT to take people out, Drive smart and have clean racing (Please):mad:

remeber if you can drive side by side with out hitting the next driver, Now that is good racing,

EMAN1558
2008.07.24, 10:12 AM
If everyone could race like that your car wouldn't be getting torn down at the end of the race:D You are better off trying to avoid the slower cars:eek:

Eric

eziduzit
2008.07.24, 12:13 PM
John, no love for the roadcourse guys?

Hotwheels Hobby
2008.07.24, 12:26 PM
Hi Al,

There is only so much time to do these special events on a Thursday night. Maybe next week we will have something special for the roadcoarse. Davey G's last Thursday night with HOT WHEELS HOBBY is next week, so maybe we will do something special being that he is the roadcoarse master and all. :p

See you in a little bit!!!

eziduzit
2008.07.24, 01:32 PM
Awesome. Look forward to it... Not the Dave leaving part, whatever you cook up for the roadcourse guys.

Thanks John.

JOHNSTOYZ
2008.07.24, 11:20 PM
Holy Cow Did I Hear Luke Duke Get A Compliment Tonight. Thats Right Im Steppin My Game Up Im Runnin Comm Drops Now Watch Out Tommy Im Coming To Getcha. Maybe Next Week Ill Run Matched Batterys. Sorry Tommy For The Rubbin Not On Purpose. I Thought I Did Pretty Damn Good Tonight For Luke Duke God Damn It.tommys Father Took Pictures Of Luke Tonight For Tommys Own Personal Collection He Had Extras Made Ill Be Signing Those Next Week. I Had A Big One Blown Up For Dave G. Thats My Going Away Present To You Davey. He Will Be Missed. Jack Thanks For The Compliment You Made Luke Feel Proud.dave You Know Your Gonna Miss Luke. Over And Out. Hows My Driving Call I 800 Eat Shi

jackg
2008.07.25, 12:10 AM
HotWheels Hobby Rules!
Great racing in stock oval Nice job Tommy Frank Luke Duke & Brett/Chris
I am hooked on roadcourse. The 100 lap race tonite was awesome maybe it could be the blueprint for the roadcourse main each week? 100 laps with one mandatory pit for batt. change-perfect formula. Sorry to everyone I hit during the nite especially in mod oval-running 2 classes means you will probably overlook something & tonite that something was radio batteries in oval.:eek:Hey Eric thankyou for all the parts & help-if the aliens you stole that new radio from come looking for it you can hide it at my house!
Big congrats to Dan for winning the mod oval A main-can't wait till next thurs & I will try to be ready. -j

JOHNSTOYZ
2008.07.25, 09:35 PM
Hey Guys Luke Duke Here Just Wondering If Anybody Would Be Up To Racing Cars Straight Out Of The Box No Modifications At All Just Comm Drops And Batteries. So We Could Have A Stock Class, A Limited Class Wich Is Stock Now And Mod Class I Know Jim Would Be Up For This. So Guys Speak Up On The Forum Or Next Thursday. Ive Talked To John And Brett About This And They Seem Willing To Do This If We Are Up For It.hey Frank Nice Racing With Ya Good Times . Thanks Once Again Luke Duke.

lugnutz
2008.07.26, 08:39 AM
luke duke its always a plesure to race with you,you are getting stronger each week.as for another class i think we are thinning the classes out to far,to many classes can make it hard for you to get enough guys in one.besides with a completely stock car Dave and myself have already done 3.4 and 3.3 just by changing the gearing.i think if anyone wants to learn on how to go faster just stop by my pit and i will show you and the rest will be up to them to practice,i have no problem giving anyone my gear ratio and setup.

onto something a little different,i first want to say that it is fun to race with everyone at Hot Wheels i wouldn't have restarted if it wasn't true.
second since i have been back racing i noticed one thing and that is that everyone wants to go fast but doesn't understand how to go fast,as a driver on the stand when a faster guy comes up on you don't move out of the way,hold your line and tell the faster guy which way you want him to go,an example would be if we are racing oval and tommy comes behind me and i'm already to take the low line i would say tommy go high and as a faster driver he should go high with no problem,if you keep moving over for faster guys and messing yourself up you will not enjoy yourself,communication is a big thing in racing,i was told this when i first started racing many years ago by some of the best at that time,so lets continue to have fun and go racing

i also want to thank everyone who ran roadcooarse this week like Jack,Bob,and Tommy the class is getting bigger

this goes out to everyone at Hot Wheels if you need help setting up your car just ask,Mike Massimo did and i think he likes what he has now

JOHNSTOYZ
2008.07.26, 10:39 AM
Hey Luke Duke Again. Lugnutz I Understand What Your Saying.but Im Thinking If We Have A Totally Stock Class No Modifications At All It Will Be Inviting To Newcomers First Of All Less Money To Spend Getting In To The Sport And Easier To Learn How To Drive The Car Im Talking For Someone Who Has No Experience Just Coming Of The Street A Virgin To The Sport. And Also It Would Be All The Driver No Edge With The Car At All.i Was New To This Hobby When I Started And I Feel Im Getting Bettar No One Wants To Really Kill Me But Tommy Lol. I Never Drove A Mod Car Till Last Thursday Besides Taking It Out Into The Race Track For The First Time Wow They Are Fast And Hard To Handle For Luke That Is. But Tommy Dont Worry Ill Pratice With That Bad Boy Before I Attempt That Again. And Thanks Brett For Letting Me Break Your Car.thats The Way I Roll.what Im Getting At Is The Way The Mod Car Was To Me A Totally Different Handling Car Then My Stock Car . It Would Be Easier For The New Comers To Run A Totally Stock No Modification Car Compared To Our Stock Rules. I Love The Stock Class We Have Now I Consider It A Limited Class If We Had A Stock Class Id Run Both. But Thats Luke Duke Speaking. Over And Out.

lugnutz
2008.07.26, 11:43 AM
it will be a good class but we as a group would have to decide who can run in that class and i for one would not run in it because i'm not new:D

tommy_greeneyes
2008.07.26, 11:53 AM
i had to put my two say about a stock class out of the box, ,i think its cool to do that BUT. 3004 board in the ready set nascar. THEY DO NOT MAKE THAT BOARD ANYMORE, the stock board that Kyosho now sale is a 3010.you will not see a 3004 board for sale anywere. so what do you do when your FETS blow up. I think that why Kyosho went to 3004 to the new 3010's FETS. the nascar kit been out for an long time, when was the last time you seen the 29 GM Goodwrench car. 2006. i think there was a reason why Kyosho went to a 3010 board. when you change your gears higher with a 3004 board, the FETS may or may not blow up. So i think the stock class is good as it is now.


I agree with frank on this = ( i noticed one thing and that is that everyone wants to go fast but doesn't understand how to go fast,as a driver on the stand when a faster guy comes up on you don't move out of the way,hold your line and tell the faster guy which way you want him to go,an example would be if we are racing oval and tommy comes behind me and i'm already to take the low line i would say tommy go high and as a faster driver he should go high with no problem,if you keep moving over for faster guys and messing yourself up you will not enjoy yourself,communication is a big thing in racing )

lugnutz
2008.07.27, 01:10 AM
great night racing again,new layout is awsome,1 second slower then the last one,very tight racing
i want to thank willie for coming out again and also to invite us over to his house and try his track in his basement boy was i ever hooked up with my 94mm car A BIG THANKS WILLIE :D
eman we will get you dialed in it takes a little time

eziduzit
2008.07.27, 10:00 AM
In regards to holding lines...

What if you're in turn four when a faster guy comes up behind you?

No one ever goes high on turn four!!! :eek: lol

Just a little levity :D people.... just my way.

Had fun last night! Thanks everyone who made it possible. From the boys in the shop to Frank. Frank especially for wrenching not only on his car but my car and Eric's car as well! Triple load on a race night. :eek: If that isn't helping out what is?

jackg
2008.07.27, 01:45 PM
missed y'all sat. went to the catskills with the family. thought about racing the whole time can't wait 'till thurs. nite. :D:D:D:D:D -j