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ncrcracing
2008.05.21, 08:42 PM
Start planning now...

October 11th is the day for this year's ALS Charity race.

More detials to follow but I wanted to put the date out there and let everyone know.

More detials to follow soon.

What do you guys think? Are we going to raise more money this year?!?!

Russ

arch2b
2008.05.21, 08:57 PM
awsome! i've been looking forward to this since the last one ended :)

lfisminiz
2008.05.21, 09:27 PM
Sounds GOOD!!!:)

k_bojar
2008.05.23, 07:25 AM
awsome! i've been looking forward to this since the last one ended :)

Ditto...

Can't wait Russ - was an awesome event last year, and can't wait to see if this year's tops it :)

Besides, I need to "defend" my bump-up to (and then promptly finish last place in) the "A" in Mini-Z Stock

TALLGEESE
2008.05.23, 03:36 PM
October 11th sounds good.. Can't wait for this event to come around again.. Looking forward to another huge track layout and seeing a lot of familiar faces that I got to meet last year... Hopefully this year we can raise even more money to help fight ALS...

imxlr8ed
2008.05.23, 03:56 PM
I'm sure the DOW crew will be down for this!

Are you going to run M18 again?... I might just have to hang on to mine for this event.

ncrcracing
2008.05.23, 10:03 PM
I'm sure the DOW crew will be down for this!

Are you going to run M18 again?... I might just have to hang on to mine for this event.

1/18th scale is returning. More importantly Mike Gee will be staying for the Main this time and give you some good competition.

See you there!!!

VAzRACER
2008.05.23, 10:33 PM
October sounds great. I had a blast at the last one.:D

I have one question though, how are you going to divide up classes with the new 2.4 asf mini-z? will they have a class of their own or be put in the mod class?

imxlr8ed
2008.05.24, 11:15 AM
1/18th scale is returning. More importantly Mike Gee will be staying for the Main this time and give you some good competition.

See you there!!!

Cool... will you be posting rules or will they be the same? I would think that the M18s should still run the 180 motors, but the big question to me would be (as i just realized, Vaz is asking)... what will stock MiniZ classes be? Any board and limited to a Spec motor (because of the 2.4s) or will it be the 3010 boards only?

ncrcracing
2008.05.29, 12:39 PM
Cool... will you be posting rules or will they be the same? I would think that the M18s should still run the 180 motors, but the big question to me would be (as i just realized, Vaz is asking)... what will stock MiniZ classes be? Any board and limited to a Spec motor (because of the 2.4s) or will it be the 3010 boards only?

If I am correct in my thinking the 2.4s FETs will not have a speed advantage over the 3010 when running a stock motor. Therefore I am inclined to lump them all in to the STK category.

Any objections?


Russ

arch2b
2008.05.29, 12:47 PM
this is exactly what howfastareyou is doing starting with season 6. there will be no fet restriction however there is a specified motor which is 70t. so long as you select a stock class motor i think it will be fine:)

k_bojar
2008.05.29, 10:07 PM
Sounds good - just let us all have enough time to get motors ;)

Or will you be doing a hand-out motor for the stock class?? :D

ncrcracing
2008.05.31, 01:41 PM
Sounds good - just let us all have enough time to get motors ;)

Or will you be doing a hand-out motor for the stock class?? :D

Based on the above info from Arch2b I will have to say that 2.4s will be running in the STK category.

Sorry K_bojar no handouts.:(

Stock motors as before and I will get the list out soon.

arch2b
2008.05.31, 01:46 PM
consistency wins afterall, not necessarily speed. :p

k_bojar
2008.06.26, 09:12 PM
Hey Russ - what's up with the ncrc site? I haven't been able to get into it in a while?

ncrcracing
2008.07.03, 02:29 PM
Hey Russ - what's up with the ncrc site? I haven't been able to get into it in a while?

K_bojar;
Don't know, I haven't had any problems myself. Maybe a bandwidth issue but I haven't had any dns hiccups since May.

Webpage has not bee updated yet but soon. I am trying to get confirmation from all sponsors first.

Russ

arch2b
2008.07.03, 09:24 PM
i can not view the home page either.

jeremym
2008.07.03, 10:26 PM
You should be able to go here http://www.ncrcracing.com/ just not http://www.ncrcracing.com/index.htm

k_bojar
2008.07.09, 07:31 AM
You should be able to go here http://www.ncrcracing.com/ just not http://www.ncrcracing.com/index.htm

Yeah, I noticed that after the last post Russ made :) I had to change my favorite

arch2b
2008.07.09, 09:06 AM
when you click 'home' it takes you to the index page which does not work

jeremym
2008.07.09, 09:12 AM
when you click 'home' it takes you to the index page which does not work


The home link takes you to index.html.

arch2b
2008.07.09, 09:33 PM
alli know is when i click home , index is in the url and the page will not display.

ncrcracing
2008.07.16, 10:41 PM
alli know is when i click home , index is in the url and the page will not display.

Okay, I'll need to take a look at it. I have the problem also.

Sorry for the issues.

Russ

ncrcracing
2008.07.18, 08:57 PM
Okay, I'll need to take a look at it. I have the problem also.

Sorry for the issues.

Russ

RIGHT STUPID MISTAKE:rolleyes:
I had the frontpage named index.html NOT .htm.

It is now fixed.

T-shirts will be ordered soon so if you need a special size (e.g. 3XL) please send in your entry ASAP so I can try to accomodate the request.

-Russ

arch2b
2008.07.18, 10:20 PM
to whome do we make a check out to? i do not see this info in the registration form.

k_bojar
2008.07.18, 11:10 PM
RIGHT STUPID MISTAKE:rolleyes:
I had the frontpage named index.html NOT .htm.

It is now fixed.


gotta hate that :D

ncrcracing
2008.07.19, 11:37 AM
to whome do we make a check out to? i do not see this info in the registration form.

ALS Association

Thx - Russ

jeremym
2008.07.24, 08:45 PM
I think im actually gonna participate since I finally have 1 official r/c race under the belt, TCS @ Hobbytown. I'll be there to watch for sure at a minimum and support a great cause!!

ncrcracing
2008.07.29, 07:28 PM
I think im actually gonna participate since I finally have 1 official r/c race under the belt, TCS @ Hobbytown. I'll be there to watch for sure at a minimum and support a great cause!!

Jeremy,
Sorry I missed you at the TCS race. I heard it was a good show. I really need to get myself a mini. Regardless, I'm pretty much there every Saturday racing stock sedan and sometimes a guest appearance in the vintage cat.

Others,
I have seen some registrations but hope to find more in the next week. We are ordering the t-shirts by next Friday so if you need a 2XL or larger you need to send in your entry ASAP so we can get it ordered for you.

-Russ

jeremym
2008.07.29, 07:38 PM
After watching the Coopers race I wanna get one of those now also.

I need to send in my application for this race. I just have to decide what I wanna race. :)

ncrcracing
2008.07.30, 12:51 PM
After watching the Coopers race I wanna get one of those now also.

I need to send in my application for this race. I just have to decide what I wanna race. :)

Jeremy,
One of our club members is looking to get rid of his AWD MiniZ for $80. Extra parts, motors, tires etc. It was the car I raced last year in the AWD category at the ALS Race and had it not been for a battery failure I think I would have won. He takes good care of it and it is a solid car.

If intersted email me and I will put you in touch. rhester@bowlesfluidics.com


Russ

jeremym
2008.07.30, 12:54 PM
Just sent ya an email.

ncrcracing
2008.07.31, 12:41 PM
Just sent ya an email.

Didn't get it.

Please try again and I will check my junk mail folder also.

mleemor60
2008.07.31, 01:28 PM
Russ, check PM

jeremym
2008.07.31, 02:54 PM
Didn't get it.

Please try again and I will check my junk mail folder also.

The wife says no new cars now :(


So ill be racing either MR02 or M18 or both.

ncrcracing
2008.08.05, 12:55 PM
HELLO EVERYONE.

Just wanted to provide a polite reminder that we are now in August and pre-registration is by Sept. 27th. The race is earlier in October this year so dates have moved up.

I have recieved only one F1 entry (thanks arch2b) and a few MiniZ Stock so far, BUT if you need a larger t-shirt size I need your entry confirmed by the END OF THIS WEEK so I can order the 2XL and 3XL shirts. We have upgraded shirts this year to a 3 color back with the same "cool" NCRC logo on the front.

I'll draft the prize list soon.


Russ

ncrcracing
2008.08.20, 12:33 PM
Hello Everyone,

Entries and prizes continue to trickle in and I am seeing some new names.:)

This is great, but I am beginning to get a little concerned that we will not have enough space.:confused:

We have not called out a driver limit for the event but I can tell you that the facility will really only handle about 75 drivers. This is not only space but amperage of our breakers in the pit area.

With this in mind, if you are interested in particpating (great racing, prizes and food) please try to get in your registration before Sept 27 or as soon as possible.

More info to follow soon.

Russ

TALLGEESE
2008.08.20, 03:53 PM
Russ, just wanted to know if the track is going to be setup in the same location as last year.. I was also curious to find out if you have any ideas on what the track layout and size will be.. Any info would be appreciated..

ncrcracing
2008.08.21, 12:36 PM
Russ, just wanted to know if the track is going to be setup in the same location as last year.. I was also curious to find out if you have any ideas on what the track layout and size will be.. Any info would be appreciated..

Yes. Same place. Pit area and track area will be the same as before. We will have a little more pit area to accomodte more drivers but the track size will be in the same sq.in space. We are limited in space but will be sure to fill every inch so the track will have lap times of ~ 12sec for MiniZ and ~ 10sec for 1/18th scale.

Actual track layout will be posted October 1st, and don't forget that there will be Friday night practice if you want to come by or stay the night locally.

TALLGEESE
2008.08.21, 05:42 PM
Russ, thanks for answering my questions quickly.. I'd also like to thank whoever dropped off the entry forms for the ALS charity race at Hobbyworks in Fairfax, VA.. If anybody still needs a registration form, Hobbyworks still has some left..

ncrcracing
2008.08.21, 07:58 PM
Russ, thanks for answering my questions quickly.. I'd also like to thank whoever dropped off the entry forms for the ALS charity race at Hobbyworks in Fairfax, VA.. If anybody still needs a registration form, Hobbyworks still has some left..

Cool.

Props go to the guys at the HobbyWorks in Laurel MD for sending some down to VA. All the local shops now have them except CWhitts and I am taking care of that Saturday morning.

If you can't make it to a shop you can find the registration form here (look at earlier post) and on our webiste (www.ncrcracing.com)

See you guys soon.
Russ

VAzRACER
2008.08.21, 08:29 PM
I have a quesetion, in the race specs you posted for F1 it says the motor and pcb have to be as stock. Does this mean they have to be stock motors and stock boards.

If this is the case I was wondering if they could be changed to the same rules as mini-z stock, I say this because a few of us have switched our F1's over to 2.4asf boards. That means we dont use the stock boards any more.
Also if I am correct, last year the motor limits for stock F1 were the same as mini-z stock.

Also, the Atomic stock and Stock R are lower than 50t. I think they are around 45t and 43t. Last year these motors were only open for mod class.

Thanks

TALLGEESE
2008.08.21, 08:52 PM
FYI, Atomic Stock R is a 44turn motor..

arch2b
2008.08.22, 07:45 PM
I have a quesetion, in the race specs you posted for F1 it says the motor and pcb have to be as stock. Does this mean they have to be stock motors and stock boards.

If this is the case I was wondering if they could be changed to the same rules as mini-z stock, I say this because a few of us have switched our F1's over to 2.4asf boards. That means we dont use the stock boards any more.
Also if I am correct, last year the motor limits for stock F1 were the same as mini-z stock.

...Thanks

i somehow missed that as well... i converted my f1 to 2.4 awhile back and i've already registered for f1 class. i'd hate to miss out on this but i'm not getting another f1 nor going back am.

ncrcracing
2008.08.25, 12:40 PM
I have a quesetion, in the race specs you posted for F1 it says the motor and pcb have to be as stock. Does this mean they have to be stock motors and stock boards.

If this is the case I was wondering if they could be changed to the same rules as mini-z stock, I say this because a few of us have switched our F1's over to 2.4asf boards. That means we dont use the stock boards any more.
Also if I am correct, last year the motor limits for stock F1 were the same as mini-z stock.

Also, the Atomic stock and Stock R are lower than 50t. I think they are around 45t and 43t. Last year these motors were only open for mod class.

Thanks

I need to clarify. When I say stock I refer to the same rules as our Stock category. All of you will be okay with the 2.4Ghz boards.

The Atomic Stock is legal, Stock R is not. Sorry for this mistake.:eek: I'll update the spec sheet and repost (see attached) and correct on website.

GOOD Catch!!

VAzRACER
2008.08.25, 05:31 PM
Thanks for clearing everything up.

ncrcracing
2008.09.03, 12:59 PM
Hello Everyone,

We now have most of the prizes on their way or in our possession and things are looking pretty good, except for .... registrants! Pre-registration closes Sept. 27.

I know that there are a number of you planning race day registration but let me clarify a few things in case you were wondering.

- If you pre-reg then you are sure to get a t-shirt and an extra raffle ticket for the premium prizes.
- I am trying to arrange free food as we did last year but without any idea of how many people will be showing up.
- I cannot (do want to) cancel the event.

So please help me out by either sending in your registration or letting me know if you are going to race and in what category.


So Far (pre-reg and commited verbally):

Mini-Z STK
R. Hester
G. Stephenson
A. Romack
L. Frey
R. Curtis
M. Ward
J. Hillman
JeremyM
C. South
C. Coleman
E. Check

MiniZ F1
R. Curtis
M. Ward
J. Hillman
E. Check

MiniZ Mod / MiniZ AWD
L. Frey
R. Barnes
E. Check

1/18th Scale
S. Hopkins
M. Gee
R. Dodge
JeremyM
S. Patterson
J. Underhill
A. Liverman
B. Jones
J. Jones
C. Coleman
M. Scott
E. Check

If you are not on the list and have sent in your registration please let me know. Likewise if you can commit to coming respond to this post with your desired categories.

We are looking forward to another great event here and would like to see everyone return.

-Russ

jeremym
2008.09.03, 02:10 PM
I will be there for Mini-z Stock and M18.

TALLGEESE
2008.09.03, 02:34 PM
I should be there, I'm planning on running MIni-Z stock and F1 class. Possibly the Mini-Z Mod class as well..

ncrcracing
2008.09.03, 06:17 PM
I should be there, I'm planning on running MIni-Z stock and F1 class. Possibly the Mini-Z Mod class as well..

Great. Thanks guys.

Do you know if Matt will be coming?

TALLGEESE
2008.09.03, 09:02 PM
Great. Thanks guys.

Do you know if Matt will be coming?

Yes, Matt should be there, pretty sure he's running F1 and Mini-Z stock class..

VAzRACER
2008.09.04, 05:52 PM
Great. Thanks guys.

Do you know if Matt will be coming?

Yes, Matt should be there, pretty sure he's running F1 and Mini-Z stock class..

I'll be there for sure, same classes Tall said. I will send in my registration next week.

ncrcracing
2008.09.11, 07:26 PM
:obump:o

Need more entrants. Please send them in so you can get your premium raffle ticket ($5 value).

Russ

ncrcracing
2008.09.16, 12:58 PM
Time is running out to get in your pre-registrations.

Why pre-register you ask?
1. You are garanteed a t-shirt
2. You get a Premium Raffle Ticket
3. You will get a free set of GRP Gandini Racing Tires (while supplies last)
4. You will help me plan better for any free food we can swing:confused:

As always vendors have come through big time. Kyosho (now my all-time favorite RC manufacturer) along with Spektrum, RCP Tracks and your own MiniZRacer are supplying some great prizes.

Driverís Prizes (drivers get one raffle ticket upon registration)
Spektrum Radio System:D
Spektrum Micro Receiver:D
Gandini Tires (multiple for MiniZs and 1/18th)
AutoArt F1 Steering Wheel Clock
Tony Stewart Autographed NCRC Racing T-shirt
Steve Smith Autographed RAACE T-shirt
&
Various RTR Kits

Premium Prizes
(Tickets are purchased for $5 each or pre-registrants get one free)
Cal Ripken Autographed Baseball:cool:
Helios Castroneves Autographed Helmet (mini)
Danica Patrick Autographed Helmet (mini):rolleyes:
Tony Stewart Autographed Helmet (full size-wear while you play Wii):eek:
AutoArt F1 Steering Wheel Clock
&
Various RTR Kits

This is the general list becuase I didn't want to list every team t-shirt, wrench set, body etc. Suffice to say our sponsors are making sure everyone walks away with something!!!!

More registrants have come in and I am updating the list within this thread.

Track layout will be worked out next week and a picture/image will be posted so you can memorize it and race it in your sleep.

-Russ

jeremym
2008.09.16, 12:59 PM
My registration will be mailed out today so you should have it tomorrow or thursday.

ncrcracing
2008.09.16, 01:04 PM
Calling all DOW drivers. I completely forgot to start a thread on the DOW page and are hoping that many of you can still make it this year to our ALS Charity Race.

Please check out the details on our webpage (www.ncrcracing.com) or post reply.


Thanks,
Russ

jeremym
2008.09.17, 08:15 PM
Got the email from you today Russ! See ya in a few weeks :D

ncrcracing
2008.09.23, 01:41 PM
Hello Everyone,

It is with extreme sadness that I find myself reporting to you that our friend Rich passed away this morning. I have been told that he went very peacefully.

Our race along with ALS Walks this month (starting this Saturday in Baltimore) are even more important now. The race will be in honor and in memory of Rich.

For those of you who have already sent in your registration, thank you. If you have not yet done so, please consider particpating in our race or signing up for a walk to support an organization that helped Rich out so much over the last several years.

For those of you who are following, the Senate passed the ALS registry act a few short hours ago. It is expected to pass the house with no problems.

We also recieved our prizes from Kyosho.

Two small victories to hold on to today.

-Russ

ncrcracing
2008.09.25, 12:56 PM
Everyone,

Just recieved the t-shirts and they look awesome, an improvement over last year's if you ask me.

We are laying out the track on Monday and will post pics shortly thereafter.

Finally, pre-registration closes this Saturday so I am hoping to see more in the mail tomorrow.:confused:

FREE FOOD HAS BEEN CONFIRMED - Courtesy of Chicken Out (Columbia):D

Anyone seen/spoke to Ken Butler? I would like to hope he is planning on coming along with most of his crew. I'll try to PM him but I don't know his username.


Russ

VAzRACER
2008.09.25, 06:28 PM
I'm sorry to hear about Rich, it will be an honor to race in his memory.

None of us have spoke to Ken since the 3 hr race, his screen name is kenontap, but he said he doesnt check the site that often. I think his email adress is kenontap@verizon.net. That might be a better way to reach him, Arch2b might know his # but I'm not sure on that.

I sent my pre-registration in this morning, I didnt know the dead line was this Saturday. It should be there in a day or two. If it reaches you Saturday will you still accept it since that is the day pre-reg ends?

I think thats everthing, if not I'll just make another post. Good luck reaching Ken, and I cant wait for this race, it will be good practice for the worlds in November.

TALLGEESE
2008.09.25, 07:48 PM
I'd like to extend my condolences as well to Rich's family, although I didn't know him personally.. Losing someone is never easy, I'm sure he will be missed..

On another note, there's only a few more weeks until this race, I'm really looking forward to this one.. I'm also eager to see this year's track layout..

ncrcracing
2008.09.25, 09:35 PM
Thank you guys.

If you knew Rich you wouldn't have any doubt that he would want our race to be just as great as last year. Actually he would demand it be better!

I'll try Ken directly.


Russ

imxlr8ed
2008.09.25, 10:13 PM
My deepest sympathies to Rich's loved ones and all of the NCRC family.

I am committed to being there, and I'm fairly sure Quinny can make it down too, but I know Larry and I will be there for sure!

To all East Coasters... last year's event was incredible, I hope more of you can make the trip!

lfisminiz
2008.09.25, 10:19 PM
Yes Russ, sorry to hear about Rich.


Glad things are comming together for you. As Ed said some of us will be there.
:)

ncrcracing
2008.09.26, 12:49 PM
Thank you all for the sincere thoughts.

I am getting pumped. We now have 18 formally pre-reg drivers with others commiting verbally. Things have turned around in the registration department and I am hoping to hear from Team Scream guys sometime soon.

To continually raise the bar (NCRC = No Compromise RC) I am trying to arrange live music for Friday night. It won't be a paying gig so the one band that has shown interest needs to check their calendar.

What are your thoughts on live music during the practice session? It could be done afterwards as well. Basic Rock N Roll.


Russ

ncrcracing
2008.09.29, 12:55 PM
Well, it looks as though the live band for Friday night is only a 10% probability. Don't worry, we'll still have music.

VAzRACER
2008.09.29, 05:07 PM
Russ, did you get my pre-reg form in time? Thanks.

ncrcracing
2008.09.29, 08:56 PM
Russ, did you get my pre-reg form in time? Thanks.

Sure did. I usually send out auto email confirmations but you forgot to put down an email address. You are in, see you in a couple of weeks.


Russ

ncrcracing
2008.09.30, 08:18 AM
Here it is folks. After some great work from the team this is the layout that will haunt you until Oct. 11th.:rolleyes:

Please post comments (NOT COMPLAINTS) as we are still open to making changes in certain areas.

Arch2b & others: We need 5 more checkered straight sections for the grid. Please bring them if you can.


See you all soon,
Russ

arch2b
2008.09.30, 10:14 AM
i will bring 2 checkered straight sections, all i have left.

ncrcracing
2008.09.30, 12:22 PM
i will bring 2 checkered straight sections, all i have left.

Thanks!!!! We'll take whatever we can.

See you soon.

imxlr8ed
2008.09.30, 01:12 PM
I'll bring the rest of the stripes... if you need anything else, let me know!

Not being negative here, but please tell me we are running clockwise! :o

ncrcracing
2008.09.30, 01:31 PM
I'll bring the rest of the stripes... if you need anything else, let me know!

Not being negative here, but please tell me we are running clockwise! :o

NO DOUBT. We ONLY run clockwise here at NCRC.:D

cosmicsoul
2008.10.01, 06:04 PM
My self and a friend are planning on participating in the race. We are coming from NC and just got everything worked out today with work and family. Is there anyway we can still take advantage of the pre-registration? We will probably try to run all three classes if we can get our junk together in time.

Jay Vasquez:)

ncrcracing
2008.10.01, 07:37 PM
My self and a friend are planning on participating in the race. We are coming from NC and just got everything worked out today with work and family. Is there anyway we can still take advantage of the pre-registration? We will probably try to run all three classes if we can get our junk together in time.

Jay Vasquez:)

Jay,
Check PM.

Russ

ncrcracing
2008.10.02, 12:05 PM
Everybody,

Well, the live music for Friday has fallen through

BUT

:D:D:DWe have two additional sponsors::D:D:D
Team Scream
and
HobbyTown USA - Glen Burnie

See you soon,
Russ

imxlr8ed
2008.10.03, 08:46 AM
I hope as many MZR members as possible show for this race... I can honestly say that the last one was incredible, and it's really tough to explain to people who didn't go to last year's event just how amazing it really was! They really know how to turn out the sponsors for these events, they run the event very smoothly, the trophies were awesome (Ferrari shifters!), door and raffle prizes were in great multitude... and for cryin out loud... THEY FEED YOU FOR FREE!!! :D

So... all within driving distance... get your butts here on raceday!

jeremym
2008.10.03, 10:51 AM
I hope as many MZR members as possible show for this race... I can honestly say that the last one was incredible, and it's really tough to explain to people who didn't go to last year's event just how amazing it really was! They really know how to turn out the sponsors for these events, they run the event very smoothly, the trophies were awesome (Ferrari shifters!), door and raffle prizes were in great multitude... and for cryin out loud... THEY FEED YOU FOR FREE!!! :D

So... all within driving distance... get your butts here on raceday!


Last year I just watched and it was incredible. I'm lucky to be able to race with all you guys this time.

ncrcracing
2008.10.03, 01:13 PM
I hope as many MZR members as possible show for this race... I can honestly say that the last one was incredible, and it's really tough to explain to people who didn't go to last year's event just how amazing it really was! They really know how to turn out the sponsors for these events, they run the event very smoothly, the trophies were awesome (Ferrari shifters!), door and raffle prizes were in great multitude... and for cryin out loud... THEY FEED YOU FOR FREE!!! :D

So... all within driving distance... get your butts here on raceday!

Ed,

DOW has a special place in our hearts here at NCRC. I appreciate your compliments. We want to keep raising the bar year after year and even in this economy sponsors have been more than generous. Proving to me that the RC industry has a great people.

You can't ask for a better day.

From what I recall you walked away with a few of those gear shifts last year.

More prizes arrive every day now!!!! Anyone want a 1/18th scale Losi rock crawler RTR?

See you soon,
Russ

Props to our SPONSORS:
Kyosho
AutoArt
Ripken Baseball
Tony Stewart Racing
MiniZRacer.com
GRP Gandini
Horizon Hobbies (Spektrum)
RCP Tracks
CoreSpeedway
RC Car Action
Team Scream
HobbyTown USA - Glen Burnie
Chicken Out - Columbia

imxlr8ed
2008.10.03, 07:18 PM
Thanks Russ! I just hope I can get my cars together before then... been having some strange tuning issues as of late. I know Larry is dialed in heavily right now and I'm pretty sure some will be ready for another intense battle in F1 (you know who you are out there! ;)... re-match!)

I'm still hoping to run M18, but if I can't swing the cells... I just might run all of the others! Very psyched for this one, I really didn't get a good shot at my own regional so I am going to enjoy just kicking back and racing!

I just realized something... it's not an open fet race for F1? I just fetted my F1 a little while ago... just a single layer of 4562s. I'm guessing it's now illegal, right?

VAzRACER
2008.10.04, 03:39 PM
Thanks Russ! I just hope I can get my cars together before then... been having some strange tuning issues as of late. I know Larry is dialed in heavily right now and I'm pretty sure some will be ready for another intense battle in F1 (you know who you are out there! ;)... re-match!)

I'm still hoping to run M18, but if I can't swing the cells... I just might run all of the others! Very psyched for this one, I really didn't get a good shot at my own regional so I am going to enjoy just kicking back and racing!

I just realized something... it's not an open fet race for F1? I just fetted my F1 a little while ago... just a single layer of 4562s. I'm guessing it's now illegal, right?

I wonder who you want a rematch with in F1?:rolleyes: It couldnt be me since I'm so slow.:D

As far as you fets go, if Russ will allow it I dont mind racing against a 1x1 of 4562. One guy in our club runs a single layer of 4562's on his F1 and it gives him very similar performance to a 2.4 board. He is coming to this event too so his F1 also wouldnt be allowed.

If we check with the other racers and its ok with them maybe Russ can change the rules some. Allowing you guys in would also fill up the feild since not alot of people run F1.

imxlr8ed
2008.10.05, 02:02 AM
Well, after running the single layer car with an old style "stock" type motor... it's really fast, a real handful on my track anyways. It is very similar in performance to my 2.4 but just seems a bit punchier. I think if there was a spec 70 turn the any fet rule would work fine... but with these Xspeeds, Speedys & Atomics, the power development is much too varied. My backup F1 is in pieces right now awaiting it's 2.4 transplant so it's no biggie if he doesn't allow it, I'll conform to what's there.

And yes... you and your buddy are my new friendly F1 nemesis's (nemesee?... nemesi?...) I owe you guys. ;) I got Jon back in HFAY this month... it seemed to be more based around handling issues for him though, but I'll take it! :D

Planning to dust off the Mod cars tomorrow... see if I can get them up to speed for this event. Still wondering what to do about the 18th scale but either way, just happy to know I'll be able to almost all of the classes this event.

Cya soon!

ncrcracing
2008.10.06, 12:15 PM
I wonder who you want a rematch with in F1?:rolleyes: It couldnt be me since I'm so slow.:D

As far as you fets go, if Russ will allow it I dont mind racing against a 1x1 of 4562. One guy in our club runs a single layer of 4562's on his F1 and it gives him very similar performance to a 2.4 board. He is coming to this event too so his F1 also wouldnt be allowed.

If we check with the other racers and its ok with them maybe Russ can change the rules some. Allowing you guys in would also fill up the feild since not alot of people run F1.

Well, after running the single layer car with an old style "stock" type motor... it's really fast, a real handful on my track anyways. It is very similar in performance to my 2.4 but just seems a bit punchier. I think if there was a spec 70 turn the any fet rule would work fine... but with these Xspeeds, Speedys & Atomics, the power development is much too varied. My backup F1 is in pieces right now awaiting it's 2.4 transplant so it's no biggie if he doesn't allow it, I'll conform to what's there.

And yes... you and your buddy are my new friendly F1 nemesis's (nemesee?... nemesi?...) I owe you guys. ;) I got Jon back in HFAY this month... it seemed to be more based around handling issues for him though, but I'll take it! :D

Planning to dust off the Mod cars tomorrow... see if I can get them up to speed for this event. Still wondering what to do about the 18th scale but either way, just happy to know I'll be able to almost all of the classes this event.

Cya soon!

Guys,

I will have to trust you on this. I have made the 2.4 legal for STOCK and subsequently F1. I didn't think the 2.4 board would have a big impact but with only one week out I will have to say that...

2.4 boards and a 1x1 of 4562's will both be legal for STOCK and F1 cats..

Becuase of this we will likely need to look at FETs after the mains if someone really runs off with it or if someone complains. After all this is a charity event, but I know the gearshifts are "legendary"

Sorry if this chaps anyone but I can tell you now that I will be running a 3010 PCB in stock (at least that's my excuse).:D

Drive safely (the 1:1 scale that is),
Russ

imxlr8ed
2008.10.06, 03:48 PM
I ran my F1 with the 2.4 in it yesterday, as opposed to the single layer 4562 ESC I had put in it earlier in the week and I will say that it is very close to what it was with the single layer... but the lack of the glitch is priceless. I should have done this a while ago! The 2.4 is truly at home in the F1, no wild swing steer glitching and an even tempered throttle is perfect for this chassis.

I plan to try both my 3010 ESC and a single layer in Stock before the racing to see what's fair. I have a feeling that the single layer should be very even with the 2.4s. I plan to chase Larry around for a bit to see what happens, he's all 2.4 now, plus I've been racing with him for a while so i'll be able to gauge any advantage a little easier.

ncrcracing
2008.10.07, 08:09 AM
I ran my F1 with the 2.4 in it yesterday, as opposed to the single layer 4562 ESC I had put in it earlier in the week and I will say that it is very close to what it was with the single layer... but the lack of the glitch is priceless. I should have done this a while ago! The 2.4 is truly at home in the F1, no wild swing steer glitching and an even tempered throttle is perfect for this chassis.

I plan to try both my 3010 ESC and a single layer in Stock before the racing to see what's fair. I have a feeling that the single layer should be very even with the 2.4s. I plan to chase Larry around for a bit to see what happens, he's all 2.4 now, plus I've been racing with him for a while so i'll be able to gauge any advantage a little easier.


Great. Are you guys coming down for practice on Friday?


Russ

p.s. Tony Stewart helmet just arrived last night.

imxlr8ed
2008.10.07, 09:09 AM
Can't make it down then, but you can bet on us scratching at the doors early Saturday morning for sure.

I ran the single layer in the Stock 2WD last night... not as smooth as my 3010 car, a little quicker but fast doesn't win races. I'll run this one with Larry to see if there's an advantage over the 2.4s. I don't think there will be, but who knows!

ncrcracing
2008.10.07, 12:29 PM
Can't make it down then, but you can bet on us scratching at the doors early Saturday morning for sure.

I ran the single layer in the Stock 2WD last night... not as smooth as my 3010 car, a little quicker but fast doesn't win races. I'll run this one with Larry to see if there's an advantage over the 2.4s. I don't think there will be, but who knows!

Ed,

See you in the AM. We'll be opening the doors at 8am but likely will be there at 7:30am organizing our team.

I'm racing stock as well so if you need me to block Larry when you two lap me just let me know. I take cash or check:D

Russ

imxlr8ed
2008.10.07, 01:10 PM
Shhhh... you weren't supposed to discuss our PMs! ;)

lfisminiz
2008.10.07, 09:55 PM
RUSS...........my private check is in the mail...............;):D Sorry Ed, highest bidder.:)

imxlr8ed
2008.10.08, 08:27 AM
I guess I'll just have to stick with one hitman then... his rates are decent, and he owes me big after the grand prize win at the last Regional. :rolleyes:

ncrcracing
2008.10.08, 08:45 AM
Just make sure you guys clean up all the pieces off of the track when your done.:rolleyes:

ncrcracing
2008.10.09, 07:31 PM
The time has arrived...

Just a reminder that tomorrow is practice from 5pm-9pm.

Doors open Saturday at 8am with the first race starting at 10am.

For those who have not been to Bowles Fluidics it is on Dobbin Road in Columbia Maryland. This area has very little signage (thanks to city covenants) so you might just drive right past our building. We will be putting out signs to make it easier to find but if you are really lost please feel free to call my cell phone (410-562-8346).

Also when you enter our drive take a left to go to the front of the building. Then the entrance for the track is immediatly on your right. I will leave the door open to make it obvious where you need to come in.

See you soon,
Russ

lfisminiz
2008.10.10, 09:47 PM
See everyone bright and early 2morrow for RACING!!!!!!!!!!:):D:)

lfisminiz
2008.10.12, 01:02 AM
Russ congrats to you and your staff. Another excellent run show fo:)

arch2b
2008.10.12, 02:00 PM
CONGRATULATIONS to the winners!

Russ, once again you've put on a wonderful event. thank you very much!

to those who missed it this year, you really did miss out. to the new drivers, glad to have met you and i look forward to seeing you next year!

despite loosing out 3rd place in the f1 main (not to say i would have finished in 3rd..) due to breaking another side plate i really enjoyed myself and that far outweighs any disappointment in getting knocked out of a race. it happens and it just wasn't my day for f1 having been nocked out of two races due to breaking a side plate. i'e never broken one of those before and yesterday i broke two... sometimes you just have that kind of luck. the upside of this is fellow drivers helped out with spare parts to keep me going. having never broken one before, so i never had extra's. that to me says a lot about the type of people and event it was. f1 racing is soo much fun!

i saw far less carnage this year than the pervious year although there was a dreaded fet board fire taking out a car. you really hate to see that happen to anyone.

next year, i plan on running at least 3 classes. i'll proably add 2wd mod. i have not driven my awd enough this year to be comfortable with it at all.

food was great as usual! weather was awsome! people were great! one of the best events you can attend in my opinion.

imxlr8ed
2008.10.12, 04:55 PM
Once again the NCRC crew just outdid themselves again!

To all you people who missed the event, I'm going to pick on you all now...

The prizes were insane! I think everyone walked away with something, and not just trinkets either! Here's a quick list of what I remember:

Wide L RCP track
2.4 RTR MiniZ
RTR Rock crawler (Losi?)
RTR Kyosho 10th scaler
RTR Nitro car (not sure of the make)
18th scale Scalpel
Tony Stewart autographed helmet
Danica Patrick autographed mini helmet
Cal Ripken autographed baseball
3 or 4? NIB Autoscales
Team Scream matched cell set
GRP foam tire sets for everyone!

Tons of very cool extras... I can't even come close to remembering everything, but to watch guys walk out the door with armloads of all kinds of free gear was insane! Technically, their gas money and entry fees were more than covered with what they won! All of us DOW guys walked out of there with some very cool stuff and they fed us for the day and clothed us once again for the cold winter ahead!

Thanks to Russ and all of the NCRC crew, a great cause undertaken for a dear friend, I couldn't think of a greater crew to carry his light!

ncrcracing
2008.10.12, 05:40 PM
Once again the NCRC crew just outdid themselves again!

To all you people who missed the event, I'm going to pick on you all now...

The prizes were insane! I think everyone walked away with something, and not just trinkets either! Here's a quick list of what I remember:

Wide L RCP track
2.4 RTR MiniZ
RTR Rock crawler (Losi?)
RTR Kyosho 10th scaler
RTR Nitro car (not sure of the make)
18th scale Scalpel
Tony Stewart autographed helmet
Danica Patrick autographed mini helmet
Cal Ripken autographed baseball
3 or 4? NIB Autoscales
Team Scream matched cell set
GRP foam tire sets for everyone!

Tons of very cool extras... I can't even come close to remembering everything, but to watch guys walk out the door with armloads of all kinds of free gear was insane! Technically, their gas money and entry fees were more than covered with what they won! All of us DOW guys walked out of there with some very cool stuff and they fed us for the day and clothed us once again for the cold winter ahead!

Thanks to Russ and all of the NCRC crew, a great cause undertaken for a dear friend, I couldn't think of a greater crew to carry his light!

EVERYONE,

You made it a great event. We would simply have an empty room with prizes without you guys and you gave the spectators their money's worth (well admission was free, but you get my point).

The fellowship among the MiniZ/Micro racers is unmatched and your generosity made this event a TOTAL success.

Our goal was to raise $2500, and given these economic times we were delighted to keep counting all the way to $2298!!!

Ed, just to help add to your list:
Spektrum Radio System
Spektrum Micro Reciever
Team Scream 15T motors
Dynamite Driver sets (3x)
Losi Rock Crawler RTR
The Nitro Kit was a Kyosho Mini Inferno (with engine)
Autographed T-shirts
AutoArt Clocks (F1 Steering wheel style & Brake Disc style)
Helios Castroneves autographed mini helmet - its easier to remember the Danica one.:D

Insane prizes were all thanks to our sponsors who all pulled through in an obviously difficult year:
Kyosho
AutoArt
Spektrum
MiniZRacer/TinyRC
GRP Gandini Tyres
Ripken Baseball
CoreSpeedway
RCP Tracks
RC Car Action
HobbyTown USA - Glen Burnie
Team Scream
Bowles Fluidics Corp (facility and t-shirts)
and
Chicken Out Restaurants - Columbia

It is a promise that next year will be just as good and maybe this time we will have that live band during Friday night's practice.

Things ran fairly smooth with only one hiccup to think of. I can't speak for others car problems but lets just say I borrowed a car for the MiniZ Stock A Main.

More info will be posted on our website and official pictures will be exclusively here at MiniZRacer.com. ARCH - Please setup gallery and I will add pics.

Once again, thank YOU for coming. We had everyone return from last year except 4 people. I hope those guys can make it next time around. DoW and NoVa racers were well represented and walked away with alot of metal. Good driving guys.

In the meantime, enjoy racing and we hope to host the DC Endurance Race again in 2009.

With Sincere Thanks,
Russ

p.s. We are running out of ideas for prizes so please put some thought to that and let me know. The sky is the limit (excl. a real car).

arch2b
2008.10.12, 05:58 PM
Please use the following NCRC ALS Charity Race Gallery (http://mini-zracer.com/mini-zgallery/showgallery.php?cat=1300) :)

k_bojar
2008.10.12, 09:38 PM
I still cannot believe I wasn't able to make it out to this race this year :(

I will be there for next year - by then I should have my mr02 converted over ;)

ncrcracing
2008.10.13, 05:02 PM
I still cannot believe I wasn't able to make it out to this race this year :(

I will be there for next year - by then I should have my mr02 converted over ;)

K_bojar,

You bet. Next year I'll make sure I have a good car and actually practice. Then maybe I can be a contender.


Russ

k_bojar
2008.10.13, 05:04 PM
K_bojar,

You bet. Next year I'll make sure I have a good car and actually practice. Then maybe I can be a contender.


Russ

I hear that...I haven't touched my cars since early last this year :)

So then I'll need lots of practice as well :) Would like to have a rematch from last year :)

jeremym
2008.10.13, 06:28 PM
Next year I'll make sure I have a good car and actually practice. Then maybe I can be a contender.


This sounds like my plan also.

cosmicsoul
2008.10.14, 09:11 AM
Well I have to say I had a great time at the race! Everything was top notch. Russ and the staff did an excellent job of facilitating the event.

The coolest thing for me was putting a face to some of the names here on the forum. It was great meeting all you guys.

Oh yeah, did I mention all of the cool prizes and great food. My buddy and I walked away with at least $400.00 worth of prizes!

The only thing that would have made things any better is if I could have gotten one of the cool trophies for crappiest driver or something.

Any way, I hope things are well with all in Mini-z land. Hope to see some of you soon at Necokon!

Jay

ncrcracing
2008.10.16, 07:09 PM
Please use the following NCRC ALS Charity Race Gallery (http://mini-zracer.com/mini-zgallery/showgallery.php?cat=1300) :)

pics have been added. More to come.

See our new thread - Opening Our Doors


Russ

lfisminiz
2008.10.23, 09:41 PM
Russ, any more pictures?:)

ncrcracing
2009.07.29, 01:04 PM
New thread for 2009 Race is underway. Same time frame planned so far in mid-October.