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ucdinh
2009.01.11, 01:41 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v312/ucdinh/Drifting%20RCs/Mini-ZDriftCompetition2-1.jpg

On January 11 2008, at Fast Pace Racing in San Jose, Ca. We'll have our first mini-z drift race and carshow! The carshow starts at noon till 4pm and race will start from 2:00 till 4pm.


Drift Race

Rules:
-Kyosho Mini-z AWD
-AAA batts
-Autoscale body
-PN stock 70 turn motor
-Plastic drift tires (atomic/Kyosho)
-$3 entry fee. The entry fee will go on a pot and 1st place winner takes it. (Store credit of course)

Race:
-One qualifier, Triple A-mains
-5 mins Qual
-8 mins Mains


Carshow:

If you think you got the "rare" mini-z body or the most blinged out mini-z, bring it on this day! We will have the viewers to vote...

Rules:
-F1/2WD/AWD/overland etc...
-MUST BE Kyosho Mini-z body (autoscale or painted body)
-3 cars per person max
-Car must be running chassis. No dummy chassis!
-$2 entry fee per car. 1st place winner takes the pot (store credit).
-Must have stock windows

See you guys then!

I will also be donating this to the 1st place winner as well.

http://shop.tinyrc.com/d_images/KYO-30471GP-a.jpg

ucdinh
2009.01.12, 03:49 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v312/ucdinh/th_MAQ00001.jpg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgOA5lYpbRg)

Picture are posted here:

http://www.rcracing.com/msgthread.cfm?star...&InfoID=282 (http://www.rcracing.com/msgthread.cfm?startreturn=21&MaxReturn=20&StartPage=1&threadid=53886&InfoID=282)

Thank you for everyone that came out it was a very successful event and hope to see more Mini-Z Drifters.

Results:

Best of Show
1st Place John "JP" Julian w/ 14 votes, winning a new Mclaren Body and a $44 Gift Certificate!
2nd Place David "Quag" Castro and Peter "ete" Dinh both tied with 6 votes, winning a Ferrari 575GTC and a $15 gift certificate!
3rd Place was Richard M., Moto K. and Jacob all tied with 3 votes, each of them won a $5 gift certificate!

Drift Race
1st Place David "Quag" Castro won a $15 gift certificate and a 750mah Orion Batts pack.
2nd Place Peter "ete" Dinh
3rd Place Cesar

Tjay
2009.01.12, 04:00 AM
That vid is S I C K ! ! ! Thanks Pete!

ucdinh
2009.01.12, 04:10 AM
What... aww man, I just watched the vid I posted its not the full vid... its too long for photobucket to host.... i'll try YouTube...

ucdinh
2009.01.12, 04:33 AM
OK I fixed it... now posted on YouTube.

cosmicsoul
2009.01.12, 08:38 AM
I wonder what the lap times where compared to stock AWD? The cars seemed to be moving pretty quick!

Jay

Tjay
2009.01.12, 12:46 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgOA5lYpbRg

Tjay
2009.01.12, 12:50 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJSp1pa2qPM

I found another drift vid at the shop... Thanks MOTO! :)

cesarone
2009.01.13, 10:56 AM
Man that race was sick. I had alot of fun! Thanks TJ I have been wanting to do this for a very long time:D Awsome prizes too!!

Tjay
2009.01.13, 01:26 PM
I'm glad you liked it Cesar! We'll try to have another one soon.. ;)

Action B
2009.01.13, 02:18 PM
I wonder what the lap times where compared to stock AWD? The cars seemed to be moving pretty quick!

Jay

If you're referring to a grip setup MA-010, it would likely be significantly faster. However, it would look significantly less cool. I wanted to do an event like this too. What qualified these cars as drift cars? A particular handout tire setup?

ProfoxCG
2009.01.13, 03:00 PM
very interesting concept,
however someone whos not drifting too much around the corners will be "faster" around that someone who is.

A drift competition is not a race, it rather very interesting and take much skill to earn point and such. Look it up / research. Maybe you next even can emulate that and make things much more interesting.

I really wich my LCH would be a bit more proactive with event like this and point series and such. But whatever thats another thread lol =)

ucdinh
2009.01.15, 03:41 AM
If you're referring to a grip setup MA-010, it would likely be significantly faster. However, it would look significantly less cool. I wanted to do an event like this too. What qualified these cars as drift cars? A particular handout tire setup?

Everyone had to use either Kyosho or Atomic Drift Tires, PN Stock Motor, and same gearing.

Skv012a
2009.01.15, 04:40 AM
very interesting concept,
however someone whos not drifting too much around the corners will be "faster" around that someone who is.

A drift competition is not a race, it rather very interesting and take much skill to earn point and such. Look it up / research. Maybe you next even can emulate that and make things much more interesting.



I want to see you try gunning through a turn faster than drifting through it on plastic tires, Fox. And drifting was invented to go through lower grip turns faster, so drift racing is the ultimate showcase of driving ability- aka rally. Show drifting is just like any sport taken from its origin and made more user-friendly, to appeal a little more than totally crazy and reckless drivers risking their and oncoming lives out in the mountains.

Timing the turns and using the right angles to go through with the highest speed is pretty damn hard. Doing that on a diverse course with other cars bumping into each other is even worse. Its easy to take down others in rubber races, its effortless to send another car spinning with plastic tires.

ProfoxCG
2009.01.15, 10:28 AM
I want to see you try gunning through a turn faster than drifting through it on plastic tires, Fox. And drifting was invented to go through lower grip turns faster, so drift racing is the ultimate showcase of driving ability- aka rally. Show drifting is just like any sport taken from its origin and made more user-friendly, to appeal a little more than totally crazy and reckless drivers risking their and oncoming lives out in the mountains.

Timing the turns and using the right angles to go through with the highest speed is pretty damn hard. Doing that on a diverse course with other cars bumping into each other is even worse. Its easy to take down others in rubber races, its effortless to send another car spinning with plastic tires.


If you can come down here to my track, Ill show you my drifting skills. not the best but pretty decent.

Drifting is not the fastest way around a track, low/high grip surface. Its just a different was of doing thing. In Rally the drifting is used at time to go through a specific turn faster, but not always. Is a scandanavian flick faster and a regular U turn, yes, but drifting though a chicane is not.

I think you missed the point of my post =)
If you want show skill, they try to drive/ drift into defined clip regions to collect points and you will agree that take much more skill than what took place at the race the other night.

Im not bashing the race, I wish i had been there, I was just expressing that it can be taken to the next level !

Action B
2009.01.17, 02:15 PM
very interesting concept,
however someone whos not drifting too much around the corners will be "faster" around that someone who is.

A drift competition is not a race, it rather very interesting and take much skill to earn point and such. Look it up / research. Maybe you next even can emulate that and make things much more interesting.

I really wich my LCH would be a bit more proactive with event like this and point series and such. But whatever thats another thread lol =)

Historically, it was a racing technique used on circuits. Its only been judged as you speak of it in recent times.