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Z_408
2008.08.12, 07:39 PM
http://www.insidelineracing.com/flyerenduro08.jpg

More information to follow.

marc
2008.08.12, 09:56 PM
That would be a blast to join.

phea
2008.08.12, 11:35 PM
I'm not sure if I got this or not, but from what the flyer says....

-triple a-main
-6h enduro

so there is 2 different races?

Tjay
2008.08.13, 06:44 AM
I think we'll have 3 races of enduro, 2 hours each... Triple a-mains but instead of minutes, its hours :).

Z_408
2008.08.13, 02:19 PM
TJ is correct. We will have 3 2 hour races. Basically triple A-main enduro style. All three races will count. The team with the most points at the end will be the winner. Points will be given as follows:

1st: 100
2nd: 99
3rd: 98
4th: 97
and so forth.

This will give people who have had bad starts a fighting chance to still win the enduro.

atallfunguy
2008.08.14, 02:48 AM
Binh,

Depending on the # of sign ups it might be better to have 2 man teams because the races are only 2 hours long...

I think it would be better to have

7 teams of 2 than 5 teams of 3

if we have a full field of 8 like we did last time that would be the best option... but you never know...

just my .002

Paul

Z_408
2008.08.14, 01:54 PM
Binh,

Depending on the # of sign ups it might be better to have 2 man teams because the races are only 2 hours long...

I think it would be better to have

7 teams of 2 than 5 teams of 3

if we have a full field of 8 like we did last time that would be the best option... but you never know...

just my .002

Paul




Last time we had 5 teams of three. This time I am hoping for 7-8 teams of 3. A two man team would give us more teams but I think it might hurt us on turn marshals. Also when your car breaks you don't have enough time to wrench. The races are only two hours long but it is still going to take 6 hours to finish racing. I will leave the option open, 3 racer max per team but you can have less.

Z_408
2008.08.20, 03:49 PM
This race event is coming up fast. Sign-up deadline will be September 6th. Racing fee per team is $75. Any team that wishes to come race from out of town, I will pay for your entry. If anyone would like to race and does not have a team, just let me know and I will find you one.

thanks.

Z_408
2008.08.24, 07:48 PM
So far it looks like we have 3 teams already signed up. Anyone looking to race, just let me know. The last time we were out there it was crazy. Having 20-30 fans cheering while you race, it gets your heart pumping.

Any teams coming from out of town?

Z_408
2008.08.29, 04:08 PM
Only a few days left for sign ups. Any team going to take me up on my offer? This is going to be a fun race. Come on down and race. Anyone needing a team just let me know.

thanks.....

bcpzx3
2008.08.30, 06:50 AM
This will be my first time doing the enduro, i first got into mini-z after coming out and watching the first enduro race. This is going to be BIG! and Fun!

Tjay
2008.08.31, 05:02 AM
This will be my first time doing the enduro, i first got into mini-z after coming out and watching the first enduro race. This is going to be BIG! and Fun!

and that 6 hours will go by quick!

Gofast
2008.09.01, 12:05 PM
Or a long one if I am still glitching as bad as the last 2 weeks! I think I finally figured it out. I opened the cover and found that the antenna wire has 1 strand left attached to the solder. Wondered how that happened. It's a pretty one chassis. BTW, I started after the last mall race so this will be interesting....

Z_408
2008.09.02, 02:38 PM
Or a long one if I am still glitching as bad as the last 2 weeks! I think I finally figured it out. I opened the cover and found that the antenna wire has 1 strand left attached to the solder. Wondered how that happened. It's a pretty one chassis. BTW, I started after the last mall race so this will be interesting....

Did you get a team together yet?

Gofast
2008.09.09, 01:22 PM
Z_408,

Got my team. Will let you know this afternoon.:)

Z_408
2008.09.09, 04:45 PM
Z_408,

Got my team. Will let you know this afternoon.:)

Is this team top secret?

Gofast
2008.09.09, 10:08 PM
Ha ha. It is me and another two duds. The combined age of those two are like 14? I think. It will be known as Team Go-Getter.;)

franciscantony
2008.09.09, 10:16 PM
>Ha ha. It is me and another two duds.

don't diss your own teammates ;-)

Gofast
2008.09.10, 09:58 AM
Oh mine! My head was thinking "dudes" but my fingers typed "duds. Got to apologize.

Thanks for the reminder. It is very important to think of your teammates with the best intentions! ;)

Z_408
2008.09.15, 03:16 PM
The big race is this Saturday. Anyone still wanting to race, just let me know.

Z_408
2008.09.18, 04:37 PM
Trophies just arrived.

phea
2008.09.18, 04:39 PM
holy cow that looks nice!

bcpzx3
2008.09.20, 10:43 PM
Good turn out and it was a blast. Had a slight timing problem and fell an hour behind schedule but found a solution and it was fine from there. Some people didn't like the jump from the timing loop but i thought it was pretty cool, it simulated the Downtown SJ grandprix train track jump.

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b313/teamnamiek/Kodak%20Z812/109_2809.jpg
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bcpzx3
2008.09.20, 10:47 PM
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b313/teamnamiek/Kodak%20Z812/109_2837.jpg
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color01
2008.09.20, 11:40 PM
Wow, sweet pics whoever took them. ;)

Really wish I was here to race with you guys, but I'm currently at a hotel about 3 blocks away from Kenon. :D

atallfunguy
2008.09.21, 09:43 PM
great pics..

so who placed where ???

phea
2008.09.21, 10:02 PM
1st: Randy, Tony, Stephen
2nd: Fraz, Jaime, Perez
3rd: Johnathon, Moto, Art


great pics..

so who placed where ???

Z_408
2008.09.22, 01:29 PM
Saturday was great fun. Thank you to all the people who came out to race and the ones who could not race that came out for support. We had two more teams than last time. It was a great opportunity to expose RC to a larger audience. We passed out over 1000 fliers. I will have full race report and results tomorrow.

Top three finishers;

1st: Stephen Bui, Tony Truong, Randy Luu

2nd: Steve Perez, John Frazier, Jaime M

3rd: Jonanthon Hernandez, Art B, Hello Moto

bcpzx3
2008.09.22, 08:18 PM
lol (hello moto). The other pictures will be up soon, we're working on editing and uploading them.

The ones posted above was off my kodak point and shoot

atallfunguy
2008.09.22, 11:10 PM
Looks like everyone had a great time and the lap counting got figured out.. great news...

binh... lets do a 1 or 2 man team next... maybe 2 hours ???

Paul

herman
2008.09.23, 02:59 AM
pls post names/ mini-z racer username on the photo's... would like to put the faces to the names... :D

Z_408
2008.09.23, 05:51 PM
Second time back to the mall was an experience. All aspects of the set-up went pretty well. I even had time to get the lap timing system going early to test and see if it was working properly. And the timing worked perfect during practice. Twelve o’clock rolled around and time for racing. All the cars were on grid, horn went off and we were racing. Only one small problem, one of the teams was not counting. I had to then re-boot the system and try again. I tired everything I could think of to get the system back up. I finally figured out that somehow the tile floor was interfering with the RF loop. I then placed the loop on the track and we were back racing. The only problem now was that there was a little bump before the timing system, which made is more exciting for the fans. As the cars went by they jumped a little. It was fun to watch. We ran five one hour mains to determine the winner.

The first main went down to the wire with Team 2 (Perez, Jaime, Fraz) winning by just four laps. Hernandez kept his team in the hunt with consistent fast laps. He was running a mod AWD and was certainly the fastest car on the track all day. The first race came down to who was more consistent on the track. At this point most teams did not really have a strategy yet. Teams 1 through 7 were separated by 101 laps. Winning team had 376 laps.

First main results. (http://www.insidelineracing.com/mmm2/A%20Main/1.html)

In the second main, Team 2 had problems early on and was fighting from the back of the pack most of the race. Team 3 (Tony, Stephen, Randy) knew that if they did not win the second main it would be very hard to win the last three to finish on top. With that in mind they took over lead from Team 4 (Hernandez, Art B, Hello Moto) once Hernandez had to go in for a battery change. The AWD was faster but it required more battery stops. From lap 85 to the end of the main, Team 3 did not look back and easily won by 14 laps. Team 4 once again came in third. Team 5 (Steven, Oscar, Art M) showed improvement in the second main but could not run down Team 4. Winning team had 383 laps.

Second main results (http://www.insidelineracing.com/mmm2/A%20Main/2.html)

Team 2 restored the order in the third main. It was not easy though. There was a very close race between Teams 2, 3, and 4 with many lead changes. Hernandez put down the fastest lap so far in the day, 7.80. This was the closes race so far with Team 2 winning by just 9.70 seconds. Team 2 at this point put up the most number of laps, 388. Every team by now has stepped up their lap count and the racing was getting very close. Teams 1 though 7 were now only separated by 64 laps.

Third main results (http://www.insidelineracing.com/mmm2/A%20Main/4.html)

In the fourth main Team 3 evened things up at two a piece with Team 2. They were now knotted and the final main would decide the champion. Early on in this main, Team 4 looked to be the clear winner. Hernandez put them out in front early and his team put up consistent laps to keep the lead late into the race. Team 4 had the lead until lap 346. The modified AWD needed a battery change and a new driver. At this point they had a 7 lap lead and it was going to be up to his team to hold on for the victory. However with Steve Perez and Stephen chasing you down, it would be a hard task for anyone. Perez and Stephen eventually ran down Team 4 and Team 3 won by 13.98 seconds. Team 3 now had the highest lap count with 389 laps.

Forth main results (http://www.insidelineracing.com/mmm2/A%20Main/4.html)

In the last main, Hernandez was determined to get his team a main victory and he left it all on the track. He put down some the fastest lap of the day in the last main. Team 3 came out fast and lead every lap except for 20 laps. The last main was the best main of the day. Every team got faster on the track in faster with their pit/driver changes. At lap 269 Stephen came in for Team 3’s last driver change. That driver change put him into second place with 18 minutes to race. Perez was on the track for Team 2 and his team decided to let him just come in for a battery change and do a back to back driving stint to finish the race. Now imagine 15 minutes left and you, in this case Stephen, have a small two lap lead over Perez with an eternity to drive (15 minutes). We had a good sized crowd gathered now and the pressure was on. Which ever team won this last main was going to be the mall champion. The gap was bouncing around at 1 or 2 laps the whole time. There was complete concentration and the crowd was getting into it. In the end Stephen’s youth might have played a role in the victory. Team 3 now put up the most laps of the day with 395 laps.

Fifth main results (http://www.insidelineracing.com/mmm2/A%20Main/5.html)

Thank you to all the racers that came out and raced. You all deserved to win. I would also like to thank Joel Johnson won sent a great raffle prize, and ASF car. The winner was a seven year old boy. I would like to thank PN for send raffle prizes. Iron man of the race was Mike aka GoFast. He teamed up with his 7 year old son and his son’s 7 year old friend. This meant that Mike did most of the driving. Good job Mike, rest your arm. I will get the lap times up soon.

Official Results

1st Place: Team 3 Stephen Bui, Randy Luu, Tony Truong 48 pts
2nd Place: Team 2 Steve Perez, John Frazier, Jaime M 47 pts
3rd Place: Team 4 Jonanthan Hernandez, Art B, Hello Moto 40 pts
4th Place: Team 5 Steven Huynh, Oscar Y, Art M 32 pts
5th Place: Team 7 Binh Do, Alan A, Layman Reid 26 pts
5th Place: Team 6 Mike Ma, Adrian, Matthew 26 pts
5th Place: Team 1 Eric Vasutin, Ken Brumblay, Hung Nguyen 26 pts

atallfunguy
2008.09.24, 12:16 AM
great write up binh,

endurance racing ROX !!

bcpzx3
2008.09.24, 12:22 AM
ok binh, i read it. So your time wasn't put to waste now.

Gofast
2008.09.24, 12:37 PM
Binh,

Thanks for organizing the event. My teammates really enjoyed it. So did I. As a newbie, I see this as a way to engrave the hand-eye coordination into the deep region of the brain. Looking at the times I think my 2 teammates ran some decent laps too. They are already asking me the date for the next one! Let's do a 2-man so they can have their own team!:D

phea
2008.09.24, 01:30 PM
Nice long write up on the endurance race.... I have to say that this event had more people racing and watching than last years endurance. Although we had some lap timing problems, I want to give Binh props for thinking on your feet at the last minute and saving the endurance race by putting the lap timer on top of the track. It seems like after these big events, everyone wants more racing and different styles like a 2-man team. I'm sure alot of people have developed new strategy's for next year and found out my team's secret to our victory. Don't worry I got a few new ones for next year as well. I want to thank everyone for coming out to race and support our Mini-Z community.

Z_408
2008.09.24, 06:10 PM
Nice long write up on the endurance race.... I have to say that this event had more people racing and watching than last years endurance. Although we had some lap timing problems, I want to give Binh props for thinking on your feet at the last minute and saving the endurance race by putting the lap timer on top of the track. It seems like after these big events, everyone wants more racing and different styles like a 2-man team. I'm sure alot of people have developed new strategy's for next year and found out my team's secret to our victory. Don't worry I got a few new ones for next year as well. I want to thank everyone for coming out to race and support our Mini-Z community.


You did some clutch driving.........

Z_408
2008.09.24, 06:13 PM
A few more pics.

Z_408
2008.09.24, 06:14 PM
some more.....

bcpzx3
2008.09.28, 04:01 PM
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