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ncrcracing
2009.07.29, 12:07 PM
EVERYONE,

Back from the dark shadows of the global economy a light emerges...

Just a quick note that we are begining the planning for this year's event. I know the economy will be turned around by October so I expect the usual list of insane prizes.

Venue may change but track will remain huge (unless you are a weak 1/18th scale driver).:D

-Russ

imxlr8ed
2009.07.29, 12:36 PM
Wow... I can finally call my stock broker and let him know to get busy!

j/k

See you there, as I'm sure everyone who has attended once, will more than likely be there again! (how could they not!)

If you are reading this thread and have not attended this awesome event for an incredible cause... and you're a MiniZer within driving distance, there's probably something really wrong with you and you should seek psychiatric attention very soon! ;)

hrdrvr
2009.07.29, 01:19 PM
I hope its not October 10th! I tried to drop you a PM a while back to try and make sure I didnt step on your date, but scheduled our enduro for the 10th after not hearing from you. If it can slide two weeks later than that, Im sure we can drag some MB guys up there :D

k_bojar
2009.07.29, 10:05 PM
Glad to hear you're doing this event again this year...I'm going to do my best to make it out and bring along a 'couple' of friends

I'm soo bummed I missed this race last year - it was a shame there was another 'big' race going on at Mimi's that same weekend:rolleyes:

cosmicsoul
2009.08.01, 08:13 PM
Hey Russ,

I hope the event is towards the end of the month! I had a great time last year it was definately an awesome event. Since the event my wife has actually become involved an ALS walk in my area. Thought you might like to know that this is direct result of my attandence at your event.

Anyway hopefully the stars will be aligned correctly and I will be able to attend.

Jay

ncrcracing
2009.08.07, 12:06 PM
Hey Russ,

I hope the event is towards the end of the month! I had a great time last year it was definately an awesome event. Since the event my wife has actually become involved an ALS walk in my area. Thought you might like to know that this is direct result of my attandence at your event.

Anyway hopefully the stars will be aligned correctly and I will be able to attend.

Jay

Jay,
This is amazing to hear about your wife. Please tell her thanks for supporting the cause so much.

EVERYONE,
The date is looking more like Oct 17 or 24 for our own purposes in scheduling/organization. The gear shift trophies along with some other prizes will be arriving next week! I am getting pscyhed!!:D


-Russ

arch2b
2009.08.07, 01:03 PM
russ,
let me know if there is anything dc gtg can do to help.

if you have a flyer, i can get this into some store for example.

Daddy Rabbit
2009.08.10, 01:06 PM
I have heard about this event in the past, and it sounds like a lot of fun.
I too hope that it will be Oct 24th and we will bring some of the other
MBMZR er's.

chad508
2009.08.10, 01:39 PM
count me in for oct 24th if thats going to be the date. the 17th may be alittle close to our enduro. hopefully it will work out

Ed Roberts
2009.08.10, 01:50 PM
I will be there, would love to run 2wd mod, pan mod, or pan stock.

Thanks,

Daddy Rabbit
2009.08.11, 11:03 AM
Is there an address for this event?

k_bojar
2009.08.11, 08:24 PM
any ideas for classes yet?? :)

ncrcracing
2009.08.13, 09:14 AM
Is there an address for this event?

There are two options we are considering.

1. Previous location at Bowles Fluidics Corp, 6625 Dobbin Rd, Columbia, MD 21045

2. New location at Ark and Dove Presbyterian Church, Piney Orchard Pkwy, Odenton, MD 21113

The #1 is given, but #2 facility will be much better for everyone involved so long as we can confirm power supply for all the chargers. I am hoping #2 works out becuase it will continue to raise the bar for the event.

We will finalize it next week and send out registration fliers.

-Russ

ncrcracing
2009.08.13, 09:29 AM
any ideas for classes yet?? :)

As before:


Mini-Z Stock (50T motor Xspeed allowed, 3010 PCB, 2.4Ghz, no FETs)
Mini-Z Mod (ANYTHING goes incl PAN cars, but no LiPos, if you can drive it, good luck!)
Mini-Z F1 ((50T motor Xspeed allowed, 3010 PCB, no FETs, etc)
Mini-Z AWD (ANYTHING goes, but no LiPos)
1/18th STOCK (5 cells, 180 motor, HPI, Xray or Orion motors only)


No LiPo batteries allowed Sorry, only 4xAAA cars

Rubber and foam tires allowed (NO TRACTION COMPOUND).

Track Open for practice Friday Night 5pm to 9pm - I AM TRYING TO GET A MUSIC CONCERT AFTER PRACTICE FOR ALL THOSE ATTENDING OR WISHING TO BRING FRIENDS.

Track Opens at 8am Registration Closes at 9am First Race at 10am
3 heats (5 mins) and Mains (8 mins)

Trophies awarded to top three in each category

Race Organizers reserve the right to combine or eliminate categories or
reduce qualification to 2 heats if time prohibits 3 heats.

mleemor60
2009.08.13, 10:23 AM
No 2.4 in F-1? Speedy 07 is 52 turn correct?

chad508
2009.08.13, 10:28 AM
sounds good is this a saturday and sunday race are just one day?

ncrcracing
2009.08.13, 11:47 AM
sounds good is this a saturday and sunday race are just one day?

Usually we jam it all into Saturday. It is a long day but we have historically also provided food for everyone. You won't be disappointed but if you are traveling from afar you may want to consider spending the night Saturday (budget permitting).


-Russ

ncrcracing
2009.08.13, 12:04 PM
No 2.4 in F-1? Speedy 07 is 52 turn correct?

From what I recall we ran 2.4 along with everyone else (see last year's attached spec sheet). Yes there is an advantage to 2.4 but not so much that it couldn't be compensated for by a better driver with a slower car. I think that was the justification of running the 2.4 with Stock:D. Needless to say I think the winners in the F1 were both running 2.4 AND were great drivers.

imxlr8ed
2009.08.13, 12:20 PM
Russ... I'd suggest making stock 2WD class all 70 turn PN motors... and opening up the fets on all classes. Stock class is just that much cooler with the 70 turns and it really takes away any major advantages had by fet modifications. It just makes for a good separation in speed between the classes. I do like the F1 class allowing the 50 turn, but I think the allowable motor types should be specified. either that or just open up F1 to any motor same as the AWD class.

Just ideas... I'm sure many will agree with the 70 turn idea.

ncrcracing
2009.08.13, 12:40 PM
Russ... I'd suggest making stock 2WD class all 70 turn PN motors... and opening up the fets on all classes. Stock class is just that much cooler with the 70 turns and it really takes away any major advantages had by fet modifications. It just makes for a good separation in speed between the classes. I do like the F1 class allowing the 50 turn, but I think the allowable motor types should be specified. either that or just open up F1 to any motor same as the AWD class.

Just ideas... I'm sure many will agree with the 70 turn idea.

I'm open to changing stock to 70T. Anyone have a connection at PN that could hook us up with hand outs? That would be ideal.

I really like the idea of opening up the F1 to any motor. Wondering if the boys from VA have fast motors...:D Any objections to opening F1 to any motor?>>

Thanks,
Russ

chad508
2009.08.13, 12:44 PM
sounds good i checked flights andi can get round trip to baltimore for $97.00. not bad i pan to stay with family but they are a couple hours away in delaware. closer than myrtle beach

hrdrvr
2009.08.13, 01:55 PM
Russ... I'd suggest making stock 2WD class all 70 turn PN motors... and opening up the fets on all classes.

+1 on both accounts.

imxlr8ed
2009.08.13, 04:36 PM
Another benefit is taking the tech out of the mix too... you'll only really have to tech Stock Class and M18 then. I forget... do you have minimum weights for each class or is that open?

As far as handouts, I'm sure the majority of competitors will have some laying around to use but handouts would be super cool. I'm sure Phil will help out with this.

cosmicsoul
2009.08.13, 09:22 PM
Just wondering if you have nailed down a date yet? Hopefully I can work it in!

Jay

ncrcracing
2009.08.14, 06:11 AM
Just wondering if you have nailed down a date yet? Hopefully I can work it in!

Jay


All things consider it looks like October 24th

ncrcracing
2009.08.20, 11:27 AM
I'm open to changing stock to 70T. Anyone have a connection at PN that could hook us up with hand outs? That would be ideal.

I really like the idea of opening up the F1 to any motor. Wondering if the boys from VA have fast motors...:D Any objections to opening F1 to any motor?>>

Thanks,
Russ

Any contacts at PN Racing for the 70T motor? PM me if possible.

lfisminiz
2009.08.21, 05:34 PM
Russ, did you have any luck getting a hold of Philip?

ncrcracing
2009.08.21, 05:41 PM
Didn't get a chance to try today. I'll give him a call on Monday.

Thanks. Hopefully I will have good news next week on the blog.

Scrapper
2009.08.24, 09:05 AM
i might go

what lap counter do u guys use and do you have pics of track
gotta talk to my dad and some guys round here to see if anyone else wants to go although my dad would drive me and see if other people want a ride

just thinking about it

ncrcracing
2009.08.24, 09:21 AM
i might go

what lap counter do u guys use and do you have pics of track
gotta talk to my dad and some guys round here to see if anyone else wants to go although my dad would drive me and see if other people want a ride

just thinking about it

We use corespeedway. If you don't already have a transponder for that system you will be given one at registration.

Track pic - see attached from last year.

Scrapper
2009.08.24, 09:35 AM
how many people are u expecting to show up

ncrcracing
2009.08.24, 11:29 AM
how many people are u expecting to show up

As an example:
MiniZ STK: 20-30 cars
MiniZ F1: ~15
MiniZ Mod: ~20
M18: ~20

As with any event the drivers usually run more than one class so you will see 40-50 drivers.

Scrapper
2009.08.24, 01:16 PM
i might try to get emu and saitam to come down with me if i go

EMU
2009.08.24, 04:34 PM
If this is a one day event, I may be able to make it. Although, the PNWC finals are on the 31st... So the 24th may be a little too close for comfort.

I disagree with restricting the motor to one manufacturer. I would prefer to use an Atomic Standard Race USA motor for stock classes... You wont be able to satisfy everyone. :rolleyes:

Most racers have already modified their cars with fets, since there are no more fet restrictions in any of the cup series races.

imxlr8ed
2009.08.24, 05:40 PM
I disagree with restricting the motor to one manufacturer. I would prefer to use an Atomic Standard Race USA motor for stock classes... You wont be able to satisfy everyone. :rolleyes:

But there is a huge difference between the PN and the Atomic "Stocks"... how many turns does the Atomic Standard USA have?... does anyone know?

It just seems like PN really picked a winner when they went with 70 turns... it just evens out everyone's speed so well. The Atomic Standard USA I have is more like an 07 or an Xspeed than a 70 turn. If they do give a chance to pick between these two motors for a stock class I would absolutely have to use the Atomic due to it's greater power.

EMU
2009.08.24, 06:00 PM
The USA motor is not as fast as the Speedy 07. More like the Speedy 05 in terms of speed. An average motor with average batteries will still perform pretty well. Wtih a 70t you need the best batteries and chargers on the market, and a good pick on the motor to have good speed.

A lot of race events have adopted the 70t, and it is a little too slow... Making everyone have to constantly buy new batteries to get the fastest on the market. I buy new cells everytime I go to a new PN event, just to stay competetive. Over $100 for new cells gets to be rediculous after 3 events in a year... Old cells just dont cut it for a 70t class.

ncrcracing
2009.08.24, 07:27 PM
The USA motor is not as fast as the Speedy 07. More like the Speedy 05 in terms of speed. An average motor with average batteries will still perform pretty well. Wtih a 70t you need the best batteries and chargers on the market, and a good pick on the motor to have good speed.

A lot of race events have adopted the 70t, and it is a little too slow... Making everyone have to constantly buy new batteries to get the fastest on the market. I buy new cells everytime I go to a new PN event, just to stay competetive. Over $100 for new cells gets to be rediculous after 3 events in a year... Old cells just dont cut it for a 70t class.

All good input.

If we can get hand outs courtesy of PN Racing then it will be 70T, however, if we cannot get the hook up then we will keep the motor to 50T (as before) only this time with FETs allowed, essentially only difference to mod is chassis and motor turns.:confused:

This is charity race so I don't want to get carried away with too many rules.

ncrcracing
2009.08.24, 07:41 PM
LOCATION:

We have our location!!

A marked improvement over our factory the past two years. I think you will all be very happy with the new locale.

The race will be held at...

Ark and Dove Presbyterian Church
8424 Piney Orchard Parkway
Odenton, Maryland 21113
www.arkanddove.org

I will get webpage updated and get flyers out to local shops.

Practice will still be open Friday evening.

chad508
2009.08.24, 08:05 PM
looks good. are you going to post up the track layout before the race?

ncrcracing
2009.08.25, 11:08 AM
looks good. are you going to post up the track layout before the race?

Probably not. If we do it will only be an general rendering of the layout using RCP Tracks track builder.

Ed made one suggestion that we will take to heart but we will likely need people (Raymond, Ed, etc could help) to bring some center tiles to make it happen.

arch2b
2009.08.25, 11:18 AM
whatever i have, is at your disposal :) i'll try to get a count for you quickly.

bermbuster
2009.08.25, 11:35 AM
This is charity race so I don't want to get carried away with too many rules.

sounds like a plan....

ncrcracing
2009.08.25, 12:12 PM
whatever i have, is at your disposal :) i'll try to get a count for you quickly.

Please bring all the center tiles you have.

THANKS!

imxlr8ed
2009.08.25, 12:29 PM
Making everyone have to constantly buy new batteries to get the fastest on the market. I buy new cells everytime I go to a new PN event, just to stay competetive.

You know.... you don't have to win all the time Eugene, I think that is your whole problem. B mains can be fun too! :D

I'm usually cool with whatever rules are, as long as they don't change the day of the event. Whatever we do is fine with me... I only go to these things to drown out the voices in my head. :rolleyes:

My track is your track Russ, let me know whatever I need to bring along. Sent you a PM too.

I'm still curious how many turns that Atomic USA motor has. Does anyone know?

ncrcracing
2009.08.26, 08:40 PM
Everyone,

PN Racing is helping us out but cannot supply 70T hand outs.

SO, the MiniZ STK spec is 50T with any PCB (3010, 2.4, FETs, etc).

MORE Prizes are rolling in. Anyone like Micheal Schumacher, Nelson Piquet, or Danica Patrick? Not in to open wheel racing? How about a Harvick AutoScale?

Scrapper
2009.08.26, 10:01 PM
my dad said he'll think about it

i would stay over in a hotel friday night not able to practice on friday

i go to boarding school so my bus gets back at 6

then i would race on saturday and come back home sunday because i expect the race to go later than a feasible time to drive the 4 hours back on saturday

ncrcracing
2009.08.27, 09:06 AM
my dad said he'll think about it

i would stay over in a hotel friday night not able to practice on friday

i go to boarding school so my bus gets back at 6

then i would race on saturday and come back home sunday because i expect the race to go later than a feasible time to drive the 4 hours back on saturday

That sounds like a reasonable plan. A Saturday drive down in the AM will exhaust you before the race and we usually finish at 9pm Saturday night. The roads back North will be empty but you are still getting back home at 12midnight - a very long day. I would suggest a hotel in the BWI Airport area or one near the Arundel Mills Mall. Both are easy to get to/and from the race site.


-Russ

Scrapper
2009.08.27, 09:08 AM
now is it 30 for first car and 15 for every other one say i was registering for three or four classes

ncrcracing
2009.08.27, 12:24 PM
now is it 30 for first car and 15 for every other one say i was registering for three or four classes

$30 for the first car and $15 for all others. If you have 4 cars it would be $75

Scrapper
2009.08.27, 12:30 PM
sorry for all the questions its just that i want to know what i need to know in order for me to be able to go

ill see if i can get some of the majs, nyrc, or arcms guys to go

a few more questions and thats it:
do you have a place to buy miniz parts nearby?

is it handout motor or should i buy one?

chad508
2009.08.27, 01:16 PM
just to make sure, the fet rule has been removed correct. we can run stacked fets on a 2.4 with 50t in stock class?

ncrcracing
2009.08.27, 07:45 PM
just to make sure, the fet rule has been removed correct. we can run stacked fets on a 2.4 with 50t in stock class?

I know:confused::eek::confused:..., but you got it right. Stack them to the roof if you got the juice.

I am trying to keep it challanging and interesting.


Russ

Mike Keely
2009.08.27, 08:33 PM
I only go to these things to drown out the voices in my head. :rolleyes:LOL:D

I will be coming and was wondering if anyone would have the tool to add drag brake to the 2.4 board in my car?

imxlr8ed
2009.08.28, 04:59 PM
Larry always brings his... I'm sure others will have some there as well.

I used it up at the last event and it really helps with the drag braking... worked instantly to get my Mod car to slow down for the corners a little more.

VAzRACER
2009.08.28, 07:53 PM
I'll have mine with me too Mike.

Mike Keely
2009.08.28, 08:44 PM
Great. Thanks guys

ncrcracing
2009.08.28, 09:24 PM
We'll its officially now ON. Recieved the first registration today for a MiniZ Stock.

Web page is updated and has link to registration form or see attached.

arch2b
2009.08.28, 09:43 PM
We'll its officially now ON. Recieved the first registration today for a MiniZ Stock.

Web page is updated and has link to registration form or see attached.

advertising is live as of tonight as well :)

Scrapper
2009.08.28, 10:07 PM
We'll its officially now ON. Recieved the first registration today for a MiniZ Stock.

Web page is updated and has link to registration form or see attached.

do what they did for pn race create on first post a list that u edit of who registered for what


for example

miniz stock:
sam
stu
stewy

Miniz Mod
Sam
Stu
Stugy

Miniz f1


is it limited to three entries per person

minittrackmann
2009.08.28, 10:14 PM
hmm does anyone no if the alyout this year may be a little more techinal?

Seems like a fun race, I may try and make this one..

ncrcracing
2009.08.29, 08:43 AM
do what they did for pn race create on first post a list that u edit of who registered for what


for example

miniz stock:
sam
stu
stewy

Miniz Mod
Sam
Stu
Stugy

Miniz f1


is it limited to three entries per person

We did that the first year but it takes a little more effort to maintain the list with little benefit. We'll see but I prefer to spend the time answering questions and lining up prizes.

There is no limit in registrations you can race every category if you want.

ncrcracing
2009.08.29, 08:50 AM
hmm does anyone no if the alyout this year may be a little more techinal?

Seems like a fun race, I may try and make this one..

We try to keep it challanging without making it impossible for the M18s. We are psyched about this year's layout. Going through some final revisions but we will post soon.

bermbuster
2009.08.29, 09:09 AM
We try to keep it challanging without making it impossible for the M18s. We are psyched about this year's layout. Going through some final revisions but we will post soon.

sounds real good...
we will have a few "prepped" stock m18s.....
not forgetting our majsrc prepped mini zs.....

Im trying to get some of the Majs crew to come down with us. It is going to be a great race.....

ncrcracing
2009.09.01, 04:16 PM
Here is a short list of the prizes for our ALS Charity Race.


Kyosho MiniZ F1 Boat RTR
Kyosho MiniZ RTRs
AutoScale bodies
AutoArt Brake Disc Keychains
1/10 scale kits
Autographed mini-helmets (Mario Andretti, Demetrius Williams)
Autographed diecast car from Danica Patrick
Autographed pictures/prints (Michael Schumacher, Cal Ripken Jr.)


That's a small taste so far but many other items are in transit.

ncrcracing
2009.09.08, 11:13 AM
Okay, now we have 3 MiniZ STK drivers.

Where are all you guys running 1/18th scale. I know there is no incentivie to register early this year without t-shirts but if you can get in registrations early then we can better plan for the free food.

Hope to see you all there.

arch2b
2009.09.08, 11:30 AM
i'll be registering with my next paycheck. i don't have the expendable income i did last year :( i'll make sure it's before the deadline.

Scrapper
2009.09.08, 11:39 AM
ill register next week probably

Mike Keely
2009.09.09, 07:29 PM
You guys that know me know that I like to run a white plastic Lola body. Can I run that body in the stock class? What would be the best stock motor to buy? X-speed?

ncrcracing
2009.09.10, 11:47 AM
You guys that know me know that I like to run a white plastic Lola body. Can I run that body in the stock class? What would be the best stock motor to buy? X-speed?

Mike,

We want to stick to stock bodies for the stock class. We have extras here that you can use if you would like but want to keep STK as stock as possible. I hope you understand.

The Speedy 07 BB is my choice but there will be other opinions.


Thx,
Russ

lfisminiz
2009.09.10, 04:31 PM
Hi Russ. Wanted to say, i agree with you on trying to keep the stock class as close to stock as possible.


My question is.......for "STOCK" class, why run speedy 07 etc...?? With a 2.4 board and good batts and a speedy, its not stock. Since your just teching motors anyway (not hand outs), why not run the PN 70T stock motor? Then you would have more of a "stock" class. Your not going to have hand outs, which is fine, so run the 70T.;):)


LARRY

VAzRACER
2009.09.10, 05:12 PM
Hi Russ. Wanted to say, i agree with you on trying to keep the stock class as close to stock as possible.


My question is.......for "STOCK" class, why run speedy 07 etc...?? With a 2.4 board and good batts and a speedy, its not stock. Since your just teching motors anyway (not hand outs), why not run the PN 70T stock motor? Then you would have more of a "stock" class. Your not going to have hand outs, which is fine, so run the 70T.;):)


LARRY

Agreed, speedy 07 is something I'd use in mod. Most people have 70t motors now.

Mike Keely
2009.09.10, 08:50 PM
It said that X Speeds are leagal in stock. They are a lot faster then a stock motor. I just want to run the fastest motor that I can get that will be legal. Let me know what you deside. Thanks MK

lfisminiz
2009.09.10, 08:57 PM
Mike, your right by the rules. All we are suggesting, is going to a widely available PN 70T stock motor and make the stock class more seperated from the mod class.:)

Mike Keely
2009.09.10, 09:08 PM
I don't want to run a 70 turn motor if other guys will be running 50 turn motors in the same class. If they make it that only 70 turns are legal then that will be fine by me.

I only have one car so if a X Speed is legal in both classes then I will run both classes with the one car. If I have to switch motors I will never have enough time to do that with the same car.

lfisminiz
2009.09.10, 09:21 PM
Mike, no problem. All we are suggesting to Russ is, 70T only in stock class. The decision is up to him.

ncrcracing
2009.09.11, 11:50 AM
Mike, no problem. All we are suggesting to Russ is, 70T only in stock class. The decision is up to him.

It is clear that most people are now running 70T, and this debate is not new.

So, as a late game change I will say that the 70T motor (with any PCB) is the spec for stock. I will update the reg form and website but please spread the word. 70T for stock.

If you don't have a 70T then maybe we can work something out during the race. It is all about the fun and charity so I don't want to worry too much about the rules. Besides, it will be obvious if someone has a sleeper in the STK class.

Thanks everyone for your support and patience.

Russ

arch2b
2009.09.11, 02:32 PM
russ, i'll bring my left over HFAY motors (think i have 2 at least) which are 70t just in case someone needs something.

lfisminiz
2009.09.11, 03:06 PM
Russ, i think you made a good decision for all. Like i said, 70T Pn motors are affordable and pretty much sold at all places. We should have some Xtras to bring along to.:)

VAzRACER
2009.09.11, 03:08 PM
Think I have 3-4 spares to loan out. Thanks for the change.

Scrapper
2009.09.13, 11:10 AM
i just sent in my registration fee

Scrapper
2009.09.13, 12:08 PM
would there be a shop for parts onsite or should we bring our own extras

what tires have u guys ran on the track in the past

lfisminiz
2009.09.13, 07:07 PM
Bring your own stuff.;)

ncrcracing
2009.09.15, 12:04 PM
Bring your own stuff.;)

Right. This is a stand alone event and we will not have any parts there for sale. Bring your own or rely on other drivers.


Regarding the 70T, I think it made sense given the existing race setups. I know Keely will need a 70T and a couple of others as well so if you have spares please bring them, they will get used.

AUTOGRAPHED SCHUMACHER PRINT JUST CAME IN AND IT IS HUGE.


Thanks
Russ

ncrcracing
2009.09.15, 06:25 PM
Another little prize came in. An autographed bobble head of David Despain. PLEASE someone tell me that you know who he is. I asked around some people here and sadly they did not know who he is. A cool little item.

A plus side is that some of them know of the STIG.

chad508
2009.09.15, 06:49 PM
he is a commutator on the speed channel. i believe the show is wind tunnel.

jeremym
2009.09.15, 07:15 PM
At some point I will be sending in my registration for the mini-z stock class thanks to cowboysir loaning me a car. :)

Mike Keely
2009.09.15, 08:30 PM
I know that this is off topic but I spoke to Russ this last weekend. He said that he has a shop set up now ready for us to run races at if we wanted but he did not have someone to run the races if he opened it up for us. I know that I will be the first one to throw up my hand and say that I can run some races. I ran the races at Mimi's for a couple of years. I think that we need to communicate with Russ what we the racers are willing to do. If you guys want to start another thread it is up to you. Russ please let me know if this is correct.

I know that I would love to race these every weekend in the winter. Maybe start up our own points series. Thanks MK

arch2b
2009.09.15, 08:35 PM
providing gas stays under $3-4 a gallon, i would be up for a winter points series, but as said, better for another thread :)

imxlr8ed
2009.09.16, 12:20 AM
he is a commutator on the speed channel.

:D... wonder how many times he's been cut down?

(sorry, couldn't let that one slide)

mleemor60
2009.09.16, 07:03 AM
Despain in my opinion has taken over the role vacated years ago by the great Cris Economacki as the dean of American and World Motorsports. I first saw Despain in the early to mid eighties on what was then the Super Station WTBS out of Atlanta. The show was a Saturday afternoon weekly that covered all forms of Motorsports. The show was Motorweek Illustrated. A large number of the legitimate Motorsports broadcasters that we recognize today got their starts as field contributers and on screen personalities with that show. The growth and popularity of NASCAR and the ensuing flood of copy cats eventually killed the show. Despain is one of the greats and has soldiered on in various roles up to the current production. Wind Tunnel. I would bet that if you put together a well edited clip of the ALS race he would put it on the air. Despite the dimunitive size what we do is racing at a level that not all can achieve. Much like full scale racing.

ncrcracing
2009.09.16, 11:39 AM
Despain in my opinion has taken over the role vacated years ago by the great Cris Economacki as the dean of American and World Motorsports. I first saw Despain in the early to mid eighties on what was then the Super Station WTBS out of Atlanta. The show was a Saturday afternoon weekly that covered all forms of Motorsports. The show was Motorweek Illustrated. A large number of the legitimate Motorsports broadcasters that we recognize today got their starts as field contributers and on screen personalities with that show. The growth and popularity of NASCAR and the ensuing flood of copy cats eventually killed the show. Despain is one of the greats and has soldiered on in various roles up to the current production. Wind Tunnel. I would bet that if you put together a well edited clip of the ALS race he would put it on the air. Despite the dimunitive size what we do is racing at a level that not all can achieve. Much like full scale racing.

Great info on the WindTunnel commentator. Thanks. Did you know he also raced Moto GP back in the day?

Good idea about the video clip.

mleemor60
2009.09.16, 05:53 PM
Yes. He has always been quick to point out that Motorcycles are his first love.

Scrapper
2009.09.20, 11:10 AM
what tires do you guys tend to run on the track down there

im stocking up on parts and all for this race

mleemor60
2009.09.20, 01:08 PM
I am assuming that there is handicap access and parking along with tables and chairs. Could you please post information on specific hotels in the area.

Scrapper
2009.09.20, 01:14 PM
yes please info about hotels

k_bojar
2009.09.20, 04:28 PM
what tires do you guys tend to run on the track down there

im stocking up on parts and all for this race

Stu - the last time I ran with these guys, the same tires that worked at Al's worked down there :)

ncrcracing
2009.09.21, 11:55 AM
I am assuming that there is handicap access and parking along with tables and chairs. Could you please post information on specific hotels in the area.

YES on the handicap access.

Tables and chairs will be provided along with power. However, please bring a pit towel.

The hotels I suggest are in the order of cost and location:

Courtyard by Marriott Fort Meade at National Business Park (good location and cost)
Hilton Garden Inn Arundel Mills/Baltimore (good location and cost)
Aloft Arundel Mills (good location and cost)
Element Arundel Mills (good location but costs more)
Microtel Inn & Suites BWI Airport (cheaper but not as close)


If for some strange reason all of these are booked or too expensive you can find your brand of choice at the BWI Airport. Most of those will still be affordable and at a managable distance to the race.

Thanks,
Russ

mleemor60
2009.09.21, 01:40 PM
Thanks for the info. I will put it to use.

ncrcracing
2009.09.30, 07:13 AM
The race is just around the corner but to keep you motivated to come here is a list of this year’s ALS Charity Race Premium prizes:

-Autographed mini-helmet from Mario Andretti
-Autographed 1/18 scale diecast model (of the car) from Danica Patrick
-Autographed 8x10 print from Mark Martin
-Autographed hockey puck from Nicklas Backstrom
-Autographed mini-helmet from Demetrius Williams (Ravens)
-Autographed limited edition 28x36” print from Michael Schumacher/Keith Murray (artist)
-Autographed print from Nelson Piquet/Andrew Kitson (artist)
-Autographed limited edition print from Lewis Hamilton/Andrew Kitson (artist)
-Kyosho TF-5 1/10th sedan RTR
-Kyosho MiniZ Boat RTR
-Grab Bag – Comprised of multiple prizes to select from (autographed and RC related)

Many more are coming in and totaling more than $3000 worth in prizes!!

This year there is a twist. This year you can choose which prize you want to try and win. We will put your ticket in a bucket for the item of your choice, potentially increasing your odds of winning the item!

Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. As before 100% goes to the ALS Association, helping the people and their families living with the diagnosis and supporting research to find a
cure.

If you are a pre-registered driver you already have one Premium prize ticket to play!!

Will be available at the event. Pay by cash or check; make checks out to ALS Association.

Aside from this there is a great list of Driver's Only prizes that each driver will be entered in to win. I want to have everyone walk away with something, it might not be a RTR but at least you should get a keychain.

Thank you and Good Luck!!


-Russ

tommy_greeneyes
2009.10.01, 07:12 PM
were is the list of drivers racing, I would like to come and race,if i can find a ride.Anyone from cen-jersey going down :D

kwsmith29
2009.10.02, 08:23 AM
Are you sure you know how to race. From what I here you've been away for a while :-)


Tommy I hope your doing well, miss swaping plastic with you.

jeremym
2009.10.03, 10:35 AM
Will be sending in my registration for mini-z stock on monday.

ncrcracing
2009.10.05, 04:46 PM
were is the list of drivers racing, I would like to come and race,if i can find a ride.Anyone from cen-jersey going down :D


Sorry ,can't help there. No NJ guys have pre-reg so you will have to hear back from your local guys. I saw one post but it doesn't sound like you two could handle the 2 hr drive together :D.

Hope you can make it and snag a ride from someone.


-Russ

ncrcracing
2009.10.05, 04:48 PM
mlee...Just clocked the distance from your hotel to the event = 6mi on the nose.

mleemor60
2009.10.05, 05:28 PM
Russ, did you get my last PM about the M-18? Is there a pre registered drivers list yet? Our reservations have been made an we are bringing at least four from North Carolina and I bet there will be some from South Carolina as well.

lfisminiz
2009.10.05, 06:33 PM
Tommy, check with Maj/ Bermbuster (George). Last i heard they might come.


LARRY;)

tommy_greeneyes
2009.10.05, 06:42 PM
Tommy, check with Maj/ Bermbuster (George). Last i heard they might come.


LARRY;)

oh cool. thank you

tommy_greeneyes
2009.10.05, 07:08 PM
Are you sure you know how to race. From what I here you've been away for a while :-)


Tommy I hope your doing well, miss swaping plastic with you.


very funny Wade. no swaping plastic with you if your smelling my plastic when i'm in front of you, LMAO. this is a Charity Race, it be nice to race with a great and good group of guys and have fun. :D if i can find a ride,

chad508
2009.10.05, 08:19 PM
Russ, did you get my last PM about the M-18? Is there a pre registered drivers list yet? Our reservations have been made an we are bringing at least four from North Carolina and I bet there will be some from South Carolina as well.

mike who all you got going from your area? im plan to be there myself. not sure of anyone else though.

mleemor60
2009.10.06, 07:22 AM
Wade, Rodney, Jay and myself for sure. Maybe a couple more if they can work it out.

Traveler
2009.10.06, 08:28 AM
Would someone please post the date of this event? I looked through this thread and saw several dates, but don't believe I found the correct one.

It would be nice to include the date in the thread's title. Thanks!

mleemor60
2009.10.06, 08:52 AM
M. It is the 24th of October. There is a complete run down that appears in rotation as a header on this page or just go to the first post in this thread and catch up.

arch2b
2009.10.06, 08:59 AM
russ, i mailed my registration in this past weekend :)

anyone coming from the south that needs a couch to sleep on, i have some space :) i live about 45-50 minutes from the location.

Traveler
2009.10.06, 09:06 AM
M. It is the 24th of October. There is a complete run down that appears in rotation as a header on this page or just go to the first post in this thread and catch up.

Thank you :)

arch2b
2009.10.06, 09:29 AM
fyi, the event gallery (http://mini-zracer.com/mini-zgallery/showgallery.php?cat=1358) is up :) this is open to everyone to upload pictures to.

fyi, anyone interested in an event gallery, please let me know ;) these typically are setup up with event subforums, etc.

ncrcracing
2009.10.06, 11:22 AM
Thank you :)

Thanks everyone.

Correct - Oct. 24th

Our website has the basic info on it www.ncrcracing.com, but attached is the registration form with detials.

-Russ

VAzRACER
2009.10.07, 05:01 PM
I mailed in my form today for stock, mod and F1.

ncrcracing
2009.10.08, 11:07 AM
I mailed in my form today for stock, mod and F1.

Thanks! You'll be getting that extra raffle ticket.

Hadn't seen or heard from TallGheese. Does he plan on coming with you?

ncrcracing
2009.10.08, 08:33 PM
Everyone,

We have a final review of the prizes tomorrow and I must say, they are the best list of prizes in our history. Please bring extra cash (or checks) for raffle tickets and walk away with something worth as much as $700. Our aim is to raise money for the charity but also have you guys leave happy.

Food is about 98% certain so you can spend the $10 saved on lunch on raffle tickets. Not to mention we will confirm soon if we have breakfast for you on Saturday AM as well.

Sorry, but drinks will cost you a little. Like maybe 25c for a soda?

See you soon,
Russ

lfisminiz
2009.10.08, 09:35 PM
Russ, ill be getting more tickets when we get there, like always.;):)

jeremym
2009.10.09, 04:58 AM
Russ, ill be getting more tickets when we get there, like always.;):)

+1

If my friends come to watch again they will also be buying some.

VAzRACER
2009.10.09, 08:08 AM
Thanks! You'll be getting that extra raffle ticket.

Hadn't seen or heard from TallGheese. Does he plan on coming with you?

Last time I talked to him he said he was.

imxlr8ed
2009.10.09, 08:53 AM
Just curious... What motor are you planning to run in F1? (goes out to everyone who is participating in the class). I threw an old ATM Standard in mine last night and it transformed my usually docile runner into an out of control lawn dart. I can drive it but I don't want to be a menace out there with this mini plastic ICBM.
I may go back to a Speedy 07, but I'm just curious if anyone else running the class is planning to go for broke (and I stress the word "broke";)) with as much speed as possible.

VAzRACER
2009.10.09, 10:33 AM
Just curious... What motor are you planning to run in F1? (goes out to everyone who is participating in the class). I threw an old ATM Standard in mine last night and it transformed my usually docile runner into an out of control lawn dart. I can drive it but I don't want to be a menace out there with this mini plastic ICBM.
I may go back to a Speedy 07, but I'm just curious if anyone else running the class is planning to go for broke (and I stress the word "broke";)) with as much speed as possible.

I'm planning on going for broke, atleast at first. I put a 33t in one of my F1's but I havent even driven the car yet.:eek: Basically I'm going to see how it performs the day of the race and make some quick decisions then. Speedy 07 is my next pick. The only reason I am doing this is because someone earlier in this thread asked if the guys from DC have any fast motor, to be honest I think I'm making a bad choice but we'll see what happens. The 33t is very smooth so with a few changes to the radio setting I might be able to drive it.:p

imxlr8ed
2009.10.09, 04:40 PM
If anything... you can sure find tweak in your setup much quicker with a stronger motor! I thought my F1 setup was tuned well until I tried it last night! :rolleyes:

Scrapper
2009.10.09, 05:46 PM
i might take tommy greeneyes down wit me

Scrapper
2009.10.09, 07:00 PM
charge 2 dollars for soda

put 1 dollar towards the charity and the other towards reinbursing a little

ncrcracing
2009.10.09, 07:27 PM
charge 2 dollars for soda

put 1 dollar towards the charity and the other towards reinbursing a little

Good idea, but I'll give you sodas if you buy more raffle tickets!:D

ncrcracing
2009.10.09, 07:29 PM
I don't know what it was about today but there was a major influx of registrations today. If memory serves me correctly I think we already have 20 cars. A good mix also.

jeremym
2009.10.09, 08:14 PM
I don't know what it was about today but there was a major influx of registrations today. If memory serves me correctly I think we already have 20 cars. A good mix also.

Mine finally got mailed yesterday after being filled out on monday. My wife wanted to know why I just didnt go drop it off to you in person.

tommy_greeneyes
2009.10.09, 08:35 PM
yes i like to know if i can pay at the door, for my racing,when i get down friday night

and sam pick up ur phone trying to call you,lol

imxlr8ed
2009.10.09, 11:21 PM
I know Gasman will be paying at the door and I'm sure my own level of procrastination will achieve the same result. We also have a newbie intent on coming down with us, hopefully he will convince the others to do the same. I'm pretty sure anarchydude may be tagging along as well. Quinn will be a no show for this one... kid got a Camaro and vanished. (as some of us do at that age. :o)

We're all slackers so we'll probably all be paying at the door. :rolleyes:

(except for Larry... I'm sure his was the first registration you recieved.)

bermbuster
2009.10.10, 12:08 AM
I'm planning on going for broke, atleast at first. I put a 33t in one of my F1's but I havent even driven the car yet.:eek: Basically I'm going to see how it performs the day of the race and make some quick decisions then. Speedy 07 is my next pick. The only reason I am doing this is because someone earlier in this thread asked if the guys from DC have any fast motor, to be honest I think I'm making a bad choice but we'll see what happens. The 33t is very smooth so with a few changes to the radio setting I might be able to drive it.:p

Matt try a speedy AD.....:cool:

bermbuster
2009.10.10, 12:13 AM
We're all slackers so we'll probably all be paying at the door. :rolleyes:
(except for Larry... I'm sure his was the first registration you recieved.)

I resemble that quote as well.....Im out in SoCal on a work project and I hope
me and mini berm can make it.....(Larry is my Hero....King Z)

lfisminiz
2009.10.10, 12:35 AM
Ed, Berm..............;):):D:D

Scrapper
2009.10.10, 10:20 AM
when will the picture of layout be posted.......

EMU
2009.10.10, 01:45 PM
If I come, I will either be using an X-Speed or ATM Standard in F1. Maybe a Z2 if Im feeling daring. Of course it really depends on the layout, which will also determine which F1 I use. For a tight layout, I may even run a 70t. My current project is my X-Speed powered limited edition car with 3Racing motormount and disc damper. i only changed the diff and kingpins besides the 3Racing equipment.

Stu, I am going to talk with you today about the possibility of me attending this race. I have ruled out my Spain and Hong Kong trips due to budget, and want to do some travelling races.

Scrapper
2009.10.12, 12:09 PM
how many people for each class can you list it so far

today and tomorrow are my last two days to pack before the race before i go back to my boarding school

do you think the track will close exactly at 9 from practice or stay open till like 10

Action B
2009.10.12, 12:12 PM
I think dirtymex and I from Seven Cities will be racing. 90% sure of that.

Mike Keely
2009.10.12, 09:15 PM
Looks like I will be running in the mod class. If someone had a car and radio already set-up to loan me I would run stock also.

ncrcracing
2009.10.12, 10:20 PM
I know Gasman will be paying at the door and I'm sure my own level of procrastination will achieve the same result. We also have a newbie intent on coming down with us, hopefully he will convince the others to do the same. I'm pretty sure anarchydude may be tagging along as well. Quinn will be a no show for this one... kid got a Camaro and vanished. (as some of us do at that age. :o)

We're all slackers so we'll probably all be paying at the door. :rolleyes:

(except for Larry... I'm sure his was the first registration you recieved.)

No problem, registration at the door is just fine. I'm looking forward to seeing you guys again and guessing the racing will be even better this year.

For those asking, I am sorry but we won't be setup to take registration on Friday PM.

BTW, Larry's registration WAS technically the first registration recieved. I got two on that day and opened his first.

See you guys soon.


-Russ

ncrcracing
2009.10.12, 10:36 PM
when will the picture of layout be posted.......

Here you go.

The areas where you see extra tiles in the turns are where we plan on putting sweepers. Also we plan on having some 3 tiles in the final straight but still need to neck it down for the corespeedway loop.

Scrapper
2009.10.12, 10:36 PM
so can u please post a list of how many drivers for each class

ncrcracing
2009.10.12, 10:44 PM
how many people for each class can you list it so far

today and tomorrow are my last two days to pack before the race before i go back to my boarding school

do you think the track will close exactly at 9 from practice or stay open till like 10

Track will be closing at 9, but track will be opening early on Saturday for practice and registration.

I have been out of the office so I can only say how many i had as of Friday 12noon.

Stk = 7
Mod = 3
AWD = 2
F1 = 2
1/18 = 3

I know many more are coming for all cateogories.

Scrapper
2009.10.13, 01:12 PM
me and emu will be representing nyc at this event

see you soon
larry
ed

Skv012a
2009.10.13, 02:25 PM
Will you have on-site registration or it has to be mailed before the event day?

ncrcracing
2009.10.13, 02:27 PM
Will you have on-site registration or it has to be mailed before the event day?

Race day reg will be available.

The benefit for the pre-reg guys was getting an extra raffle ticket (for Premium prizes) and an AutoArt brake disc key chain.:cool:

TALLGEESE
2009.10.15, 04:25 PM
Thanks! You'll be getting that extra raffle ticket.

Hadn't seen or heard from TallGheese. Does he plan on coming with you?

As Matt{VAzRACER} had mentioned earlier, I should be there for this event unless something turns up last minute. I'm planning on running Stock and Mod class, I might possibly run in the F1 class as well..

lfisminiz
2009.10.15, 06:45 PM
Jeremy...you better be there.........:p:D

mleemor60
2009.10.15, 07:31 PM
Jeremy...you better be there.........:p:D

Yes. I second the be there part. If I can make it you can.

imxlr8ed
2009.10.16, 08:47 AM
Looks like I will be running in the mod class. If someone had a car and radio already set-up to loan me I would run stock also.

I'll probably have an extra stock car... are you using 2.4? If you need an AM car, let me know!

ncrcracing
2009.10.16, 12:23 PM
Just got back from Mexico (business) and was happy to come back to a desk full of prizes.

Latest:

Spektrum DX3R Radio:eek::D:eek:
Spektrum micro recievers (4 of them):eek::eek:
Joe DiMaggio and Lou Gehrig print:cool:
and
.
.
FREE FOOD. Thanks to Chicken Out Catering.

See you all soon,
Russ

Mike Keely
2009.10.16, 08:15 PM
I'll probably have an extra stock car... are you using 2.4? If you need an AM car, let me know!

I am using 2.4.

imxlr8ed
2009.10.17, 12:43 PM
Got you covered then Mike... right now I have 3 ready to go for stock.

Mike Keely
2009.10.18, 07:39 PM
Got you covered then Mike... right now I have 3 ready to go for stock.

Thanks Ed.

ncrcracing
2009.10.19, 08:34 PM
MOD Drivers.

Just in...

Inside Line Racing will be providing a $200 stipend:eek: for the winner of the ALS Charity Race MOD category. The $200 will be offered to the winner of the MOD A Main to travel to California in January for their Tekin Race. If you are Right Coast Minded, Inside Line Racing (www.insidelineracing.com) is one of the, if not THE, largest MiniZ track on the West Coast. They have regularly hosted Atomic and PN Racing Championship events. Don't pass up this great chance to race against the best.

Good luck,
Russ

Special Thanks to ILR for this premium.

EMU
2009.10.19, 08:41 PM
ILR has hosted Atomic (no relation to AtomicMods) events ;) Just wanted to clear that up. Atomic is a manufacturer, AtomicMods is a e-tailer.

I guess I will be entering this Mod class... I assume this is a 2wd class. I will probably run an MR015.

lfisminiz
2009.10.19, 08:50 PM
Eugene, it is 2WD. AWD mod is seperate class.;)

Skv012a
2009.10.19, 08:51 PM
ILR has hosted Atomic (no relation to AtomicMods) events ;) Just wanted to clear that up. Atomic is a manufacturer, AtomicMods is a e-tailer.

I guess I will be entering this Mod class... I assume this is a 2wd class. I will probably run an MR015.

So I finally get to meet you man? Sounds like a good weekend to me.

ncrcracing
2009.10.19, 09:18 PM
Eugene, it is 2WD. AWD mod is seperate class.;)


EMU - Thanks for correction. Atomic NOT Atomic Mods. BTW, Binh is expecting you to win.

Larry - That is for 2WD.

EMU
2009.10.19, 10:31 PM
I havent driven modified since the Atomic race, so I really dont know what to expect... Should be fun, whether I win or not. Binh has high expectations ;) I am sure that there will be other threats. Larry and Matt are fast too, I dont know who is going, but I expect to have some good battles...

lfisminiz
2009.10.20, 04:37 AM
Eugene, im with you. I dont drive mod much. Not really my strong point but ill have fun with it.:)

EMU
2009.10.20, 11:45 AM
The main differences between stock and mod; in stock you search for corner speed, mod you search for grip to get the power down which reduces corner speed a bit. Both use different types of setups. Usually mod has a softer rear end. I am planning to throw a mod motor onto a stock setup and see how it feels at the track..

How much grip does this track have? How much use has it had?

Davey G
2009.10.20, 01:18 PM
Will this race be broadcasted via the web? I would love to watch my friends battle it out live.

ncrcracing
2009.10.20, 08:56 PM
Will this race be broadcasted via the web? I would love to watch my friends battle it out live.

Sorry, not this year. We plan on having a video posted on YouTube later on.

ncrcracing
2009.10.20, 08:59 PM
The main differences between stock and mod; in stock you search for corner speed, mod you search for grip to get the power down which reduces corner speed a bit. Both use different types of setups. Usually mod has a softer rear end. I am planning to throw a mod motor onto a stock setup and see how it feels at the track..

How much grip does this track have? How much use has it had?

The RCP track that we use is about 3 years old but only consistent use for 2 years. This past year it spent most of its life in boxes.

We'll sweep it to make sure any dust is removed and the "nap" is brought up. Grip is usually solid but I have never run a Mod on it, ever.

VAzRACER
2009.10.20, 09:34 PM
The RCP track that we use is about 3 years old but only consistent use for 2 years. This past year it spent most of its life in boxes.

We'll sweep it to make sure any dust is removed and the "nap" is brought up. Grip is usually solid but I have never run a Mod on it, ever.

Running a vacume over it helps alot to get more grip.

imxlr8ed
2009.10.21, 09:43 AM
I always vacuum with a spinning bristle, typical house upright. I have it on "wood floor" setting. It works perfectly, but the key is to keep it moving at all times! If you leave it running on the track as you go to unplug it, you will get a mark on the surface.

Russ... I pmed you, got questions in regards to materials.

ncrcracing
2009.10.21, 11:18 AM
We'll be using a highly calibrated Oreck model U3770 to do the "resurfacing"

lfisminiz
2009.10.21, 04:01 PM
Russ, how does a blow off area look yet.......ya or na.;):D

imxlr8ed
2009.10.21, 04:04 PM
We'll be using a highly calibrated Oreck model U3770 to do the "resurfacing"

If I remember correctly... EMU christened mine as "the Zamboni".

ncrcracing
2009.10.21, 06:34 PM
Russ, how does a blow off area look yet.......ya or na.;):D


Looking like no. The compressor motor keeps overheating. Damn it Sears!!

lfisminiz
2009.10.21, 07:37 PM
Russ, ill bring my shop vac...works good in reverse/blow mode.;)

ncrcracing
2009.10.21, 07:57 PM
Russ, ill bring my shop vac...works good in reverse/blow mode.;)


Thank you.

Davey G
2009.10.22, 10:14 PM
I heard a few Jersey guys are coming now....and "1" longislander

:p

lfisminiz
2009.10.22, 10:54 PM
There goes any chance at the gear shift trophies...............;):D

imxlr8ed
2009.10.23, 09:05 AM
Wow... such enthusiasm there Larry! They can't win them all... can they? :rolleyes:

lfisminiz
2009.10.23, 09:06 AM
??????????????????????????????:eek::)

imxlr8ed
2009.10.23, 09:14 AM
LOL... get offline Larry, we have a race to get to! :mad::rolleyes:

arch2b
2009.10.23, 03:06 PM
word of warning.... i passed several speed traps on route 32 this morning so keep an eye out;)

jeremym
2009.10.23, 04:54 PM
Most of the police close to Ft. Meade/NSA are not going to get you unless your REALLY flying by. They are out there for force protection and not running radar. Generally you can identify them because they are sitting there with their lights flashing.

Skv012a
2009.10.23, 05:45 PM
Whats the limit up there? And see everyone tomorrow bright and friggin early!

jeremym
2009.10.23, 05:47 PM
Whats the limit up there? And see everyone tomorrow bright and friggin early!

Depends on the road and where on it you are. Around where the race is most will be between 30-50. But typically people do ~10 higher than whatever is posted at minimum.

Z_408
2009.10.23, 06:00 PM
Good luck this weekend racers.

Skv012a
2009.10.23, 06:04 PM
Depends on the road and where on it you are. Around where the race is most will be between 30-50. But typically people do ~10 higher than whatever is posted at minimum.

Heh, yea, typically ;)

Davey G
2009.10.23, 07:13 PM
Going to bed now 8:15pm EST waking up at 1:00am EST to start my treck. UGH...

See u there!

jeremym
2009.10.23, 07:15 PM
Going to bed now 8:15pm EST waking up at 1:00am EST to start my treck. UGH...

See u there!

Have a safe drive. I'll be leaving my house around 730 and I'll probably be there around 745 unless I stop for some donuts, which there is a good chance, since Dunkin Donuts is on the way.

Skv012a
2009.10.23, 07:27 PM
I'll wake like 6:30 to make sure I got everything and have enough time to make it there by 8-9.

Scrapper
2009.10.23, 09:03 PM
stugottz be at his hotel son

thank papa stugottz

bermbuster
2009.10.23, 09:17 PM
Good Luck Everybody......
take plenty of pics.....
who is gonna win
a NJ Racer
a NY Racer
a PA racer
a MD racer
a DC racer
a VA racer
a NC Racer
a SC Racer
or from another state....

arch2b
2009.10.23, 11:01 PM
i'm going to bed soon... still need to finish charging batteries after tonights practice. it was a long day but awsome to hang out with guys i have not seen in some time.

ken, bringing a stock car for you so be ready :) i'll have a kt-18 ready to go for you unless you prefer to use your helios.

ed, i have the kt-18 packed. i don't have battteries for it though.

fyi, doors open around 7:30-8am, racing starts at 10am i think it is. registration ends at 9am if i recall correctly.

good luck everyone and lets all have a good time :p

Scrapper
2009.10.24, 05:36 AM
looking forward to today for months
I brought emu down for some really competitive racing

jeremym
2009.10.24, 06:18 AM
I'll be bringing 2 dozen donuts with me in just a lil bit so if your there at 8 there will be donuts.

k_bojar
2009.10.24, 07:49 AM
good luck to everyone racing...

i'm bummed i'm missing this race AGAIN!!!:mad:

hrdrvr
2009.10.24, 09:03 AM
^ Im with you kbo. I wish I was going to make it too!

I hope every one has safe travels and a good time!!

Good luck to my boys coming up from NC!

arch2b
2009.10.24, 05:51 PM
Mains started! Made c main, stock;) good for me.

F1 mains are run last so I have awhile.

arch2b
2009.10.24, 05:55 PM
Mikes wants all to know he won something in c main stock:). Forgot the lap count and position though.

Update, mike took 1st, c main stock class.

Update, corrections, stu takes 1st, igor takes 2nd and mike takes3rd

arch2b
2009.10.24, 05:57 PM
matt almost missed a main due to tech problem but got the car on the track at the last minute

stock class

arch2b
2009.10.24, 06:06 PM
Stock a main, Dave g takes 1st with 46laps

arch2b
2009.10.24, 06:09 PM
Larry takes 1st in b main, stock class

arch2b
2009.10.24, 06:35 PM
B main mod class getting started!

bermbuster
2009.10.24, 06:40 PM
go Davey G....
Phil N for President.....:cool:

arch2b
2009.10.24, 06:41 PM
Matt takes 1st, bain, mod class, unofficially still. 25 laps

bermbuster
2009.10.24, 06:44 PM
Matt takes 1st, bain, mod class, unofficially still. 25 laps

Way to Go Matt....:D

arch2b
2009.10.24, 06:46 PM
Stock a main
Dave g 46
mike k 42
rodney c 42
matt w 41
ed c 40
bill c 38
mike g 38
maj b 35

arch2b
2009.10.24, 06:47 PM
A main mod class getting started

arch2b
2009.10.24, 06:49 PM
Stock b main
Larry f 25
Dave s 25
junior 24
Jeremy h 24
jay v 21
Ian j 21

arch2b
2009.10.24, 06:51 PM
Stock c main
stu v 20
igor s 20
mike m 20
Rene p 18
g s 17
Raymond c 15
robert m 15
Jeremy m 14

arch2b
2009.10.24, 06:54 PM
Mod b main
matt w 25
ed c 24
bill case 24
dave s 24
Jeremy h 24
jay v 20
mike m 19
stu g 17

arch2b
2009.10.24, 06:55 PM
Dave g leading with 2 minutes left, mod a mian

arch2b
2009.10.24, 06:58 PM
Dave g takes the win with 47 laps

bermbuster
2009.10.24, 07:01 PM
Davey G.....is da man...
does he have an m18 with him he will win that race too....

arch2b
2009.10.24, 07:01 PM
Mod A main
Dave g 47
emu 44
Rodney c 42
maj b 42
junior 40
Larry f 40
mike k 38
wade s 34

bermbuster
2009.10.24, 07:12 PM
bring on the AWDs....
come on Metro NYC drivers....:cool:

arch2b
2009.10.24, 07:16 PM
Matte takes f1 with 47 laps

update, correction, rodney beat out matt on time, both with 39 laps

nature of instant results :p

bermbuster
2009.10.24, 07:19 PM
Matte takes f1 with 47 laps

Sweet...Congrats to Matt....awesome racer and great guy....:cool:

Congrats Rodney.....
Matt is still an awesome racer....

arch2b
2009.10.24, 07:23 PM
F1 open
Rodney c 39 correction*
matt w 39
emu 38
jay v 32
Raymond 31
ed c 29
Ian j 23
Wade s 19

arch2b
2009.10.24, 07:26 PM
Awd mod, maj b leading 2 min in

arch2b
2009.10.24, 07:28 PM
4 min in, maj b still in lead by 1 lap

arch2b
2009.10.24, 07:29 PM
Battle for 2nd, bill c and junior

arch2b
2009.10.24, 07:30 PM
6 in, maj still in lead by1

arch2b
2009.10.24, 07:33 PM
Maj takes win for awd mod

arch2b
2009.10.24, 07:34 PM
All results unofficial until confirmed by ncrc

arch2b
2009.10.24, 07:36 PM
Mixed race next, 1:18 vs mini- z lemans

bermbuster
2009.10.24, 07:36 PM
awesome coverage arch....

arch2b
2009.10.24, 07:39 PM
Awd mod
maj b 44
emu 42
bill 42
junior 42
Larry f 39
Dave s 37

arch2b
2009.10.24, 07:49 PM
1:18 wins with 27 laps

mini z 3rd with 24 laps

bermbuster
2009.10.24, 07:51 PM
1:18 wins with 27 laps

mini z 3rd with 24 laps

who was at the wheel.....

Action B
2009.10.24, 08:21 PM
I'm really sad I couldn't be there. Maya and her brother had a childhood friend pass away they have known since elementary school (unexpectedly at only age 20 due to a blood clot lodging in his brain) and as it turns out I forgot some of my race stuff at my moms house anyways. Nonetheless, were really disappointed we couldn't make it. I really hope some of you can make it to nekocon. I hope someone recorded the races as I want to view them on youtube since I wasnt there. Sorry guys!

jeremym
2009.10.24, 09:20 PM
Although I finished dead last I still had a blast. Watching the NY guys race at the insane speeds was amazing. Looking forward to next year!

Congrats to all the winners/drivers!

arch2b
2009.10.24, 10:10 PM
here are images of the mini-z vs. 1:18 grudge match

egonzalez
2009.10.24, 10:24 PM
Congratulations to all the racers. It looks like you guys had a great event. I will try to make it next year. Did anybody upload any videos?

arch2b
2009.10.24, 10:36 PM
there were others taking pictures and some video i think. give it a couple days for guys to get back home, settled, etc.

i flipped through my pictures and most are soo blurry it's a waste of time. the iphone camera is not good with action subjects.

th facility was great. very large open floor with awsome large display screens for the spectators.

the pit space was a bit cramped but worked well.


i can't thank russ and the NCRC crew for hosting another spectacular event and for a great cause. i had a great time all day, from the donuts, coffee and fruit provided for breakfast to the free lunch for everyone, they took care of your every need.

thank you to all the sponsors as well for providing such wonderful prizes and raffle items. a lot of people went home tonight with some very nice stuff.

Skv012a
2009.10.24, 11:25 PM
Almost had my C main, but great work everyone. This was absolutely worth it!

ncrcracing
2009.10.24, 11:30 PM
there were others taking pictures and some video i think. give it a couple days for guys to get back home, settled, etc.

i flipped through my pictures and most are soo blurry it's a waste of time. the iphone camera is not good with action subjects.

th facility was great. very large open floor with awsome large display screens for the spectators.

the pit space was a bit cramped but worked well.


i can't thank russ and the NCRC crew for hosting another spectacular event and for a great cause. i had a great time all day, from the donuts, coffee and fruit provided for breakfast to the free lunch for everyone, they took care of your every need.

thank you to all the sponsors as well for providing such wonderful prizes and raffle items. a lot of people went home tonight with some very nice stuff.

Man, finally made it home after getting everything cleaned up. Long day for all.

Thank you all for coming. I know everyone left with something and all had a good time. We met our goal of $3000 for ALS which in the face of this economy is incredible. Having everyone come from miles away really made this that much special a great mix of drivers who would not have otherwise raced each other.

The NYC and NC guys are good. They all did well and kept our local boys honest (NoVA guys included). The ole' DOW crew - I love seeing you guys, your're like old friends.

Special thanks to Ray for helping out on setup, Jeremy McHenry for teardown, and all the sponsors and drivers who contributed so much.

I can't think it possible to expect next year's race to be even bigger but I would have to set the bar higher, its just what we do. So all you guys out there who couldn't make it we'll be posting next year's date as soon as possible. This time I will work with a local hotel to get reduced rates for you out of town guys.

Given the turnout of this event I will make it a point to update our webpage with pics and possibly video soon.

Next time guys I promise to turn the AC on earlier as well as allowing for some overflow pit areas for more room.

THANK YOU ALL.

-Russ

Scrapper
2009.10.25, 01:22 AM
thank you russ

i speak on behalf of the nyc drivers when i say this but that was one heck of an event

awesome
long day

gotta go to sleep soon

quicker drive home then there


and mike took the c main honestly followed by me there was no lap counter error i never claimed it to be

EMU
2009.10.25, 01:54 AM
Man, finally made it home after getting everything cleaned up. Long day for all.

Thank you all for coming. I know everyone left with something and all had a good time. We met our goal of $3000 for ALS which in the face of this economy is incredible. Having everyone come from miles away really made this that much special a great mix of drivers who would not have otherwise raced each other.

The NYC and NC guys are good. They all did well and kept our local boys honest (NoVA guys included). The ole' DOW crew - I love seeing you guys, your're like old friends.

Special thanks to Ray for helping out on setup, Jeremy McHenry for teardown, and all the sponsors and drivers who contributed so much.

I can't think it possible to expect next year's race to be even bigger but I would have to set the bar higher, its just what we do. So all you guys out there who couldn't make it we'll be posting next year's date as soon as possible. This time I will work with a local hotel to get reduced rates for you out of town guys.

Given the turnout of this event I will make it a point to update our webpage with pics and possibly video soon.

Next time guys I promise to turn the AC on earlier as well as allowing for some overflow pit areas for more room.

THANK YOU ALL.

-Russ

Thank you for hosting the event. It was great to know that we werent just racing on the track for a win, but for a greater cause as well.

The only NYC drivers were me and Stu :p 3 others were NJ and one Long Island... We are very lucky in NYC to be surrounded by 5 Mini-Z tracks, 3 being full competition size locations. Each track has its own feel and setup, but it allows us to accommodate for different grip and track conditions relatively easily. My mod 2wd I did not touch besides putting newer front tires on (same AW40 tire that I use at home).

AWD I had to go to PN 6d in the rear (I am out of my favorite ATM 8d radial). Kyosho 20d radials did not work very well on the ALS track. I couldnt get them to hook up, but at home at all of the tracks they are the highest grip tire. Besides that and a motor/gear change, there was little change. I broke the rear left knuckle (kyosho 1.5) in practice before the first qualifier, I installed alloy 3Racing 1d units. Worked well, but needed thicker grease for dampening.

My F1 is destroyed. That was the most difficult car to drive in the mains. It was good in the beginning, until I hit a board and broke the front bumper. It started to drag on the track and make the car very loose. Which led to more crashes and conservative driving.

I was happy to finish on the podium in all classes, that was my primary goal of the event. Secondary goal was to get a win in one. My best shot would have been AWD, but I lost power a few minutes into the race. I dont know where it came from, I have stock fets and was using an ATM T2. The fet may not have been good enough. F1 I use ATM Standard Race USA motor, and mod I used the ATM Standard BB motor.

Great event, I am glad that I attended. Especially since I wont be able to attend the PN or ATM world championships. This race kind of took their place.

imxlr8ed
2009.10.25, 09:33 AM
Awesome event as always! Huge thanks to the NCRC crew... always doing their best to make sure this event is strong on the East Coast scene! Russ and crew all take the time to make sure things run smooth. Even with all the Core glitches (I blame the USB cord length), we still got our runs in and did it in a timely manner. We even got 3 Heats in this year! Great job!

Racing was great, worked my way from last up to second in the A (so I've been told) and then got "collected" a few times towards the end. It was rough but after the raffle, I could have cared less about my positions in the races. :D

Keely just did a fantastic job with my borrowed car in Stock and I did a pretty good job with my borrowed LF Technologies sponsored ride. Davey G and Maj were flying as always, though I think Maj had a break in the Main and had to drop out. Mod was a good race to watch, I think everyone really started getting used to the layout towards the end of it.

The Grudge match was too much fun, I grabbed my Stock car for it and tried to take out some M18s... didn't work but it was really cool having Mike Gee chase me around once I got the radio tuned up a bit. I'm fairly certain if one of the top drivers were in that race, it may have gone differently. We'll have to do it again next year!

The layout was certainly different from what most of us run on. It was incredibly high speed with some well place tight spots. It was tough to get a setup on this track but it seemed like the PN tires were working for most of us. My Mod car was fine but I was the problem, I just couldn't seem to get it set up into the corners where I wanted it due to all the speed.

Some of us had bind issues too... not sure if it was the WiFi in the place, but once I started up my cars in the pits, the problem went away.

I feel I do owe Matt an apology though because I did bash him a few times in the F1 race as I was trying to figure out Jeremy's F1. My F1 was nightmarish all day... I didn't get into a single heat for more than maybe 5 laps.

So... awesome event, incredible prizes, extremely friendly racers and another amazing fight against a terrible disease! I hope more attend this race in the coming years so they can all see how perfectly this all comes together in the long run!

Scrapper
2009.10.25, 09:43 AM
i will try to make it next year ill post pics on my f******k today

lfisminiz
2009.10.25, 10:51 AM
AS always a great event put on by Russ and the NCRC group. Good place and the drinks/food helped alot. Great prizes as always. Always good racing with guys that i only get to see at bigger events and consider them all good freinds. Glad you raised the money for the charrity that you hoped for. See you all next year and others sooner.

Z_408
2009.10.25, 01:24 PM
awesome coverage arch....

Ditto.........

arch2b
2009.10.25, 01:58 PM
i would have done more instant reporting for every main but the iphone battery life sucks on 3g. i was watching it drop while typing updates.:o
forum would not let me attach images from an iphone either :(

Mike Keely
2009.10.25, 08:36 PM
The shifter trophies are the best trophie that I have ever won! Learned a lot from a bunch of fast and great group of guys.

Skv012a
2009.10.26, 02:01 AM
This race pushed me to order a mini 96 guys, I gotta start catching up to all of you and once a month is hardly cutting it :)

EMU
2009.10.26, 02:23 AM
I love the shifter trophies. If you want to step them up next year, put them in gear for the positions... First place, first gear, 2nd place; 2nd gear... ;)

I learned a lot about 1/18th scale racing. It was a good experience having them on the track at the same event. In practice on Friday, my F1 got hit hard after I hit a wall (I was at fault for the collision). It seriously tweaked the car, and bent the front bumper and broke the wings. I stayed up most of the night (slept 15 minutes) working on the F1 and a bit on the AWD (changed motor and gearing). The car was almost back to normal by the time the races started. I glued together the wings, but that didnt last. I dont remember if it was the 2nd run or the first when they shattered off and I finished with a crippled looking (and feeling) car. I had brought 2 backup cars, that I used for some parts... I had borrowed some crucial suspension parts for my main car. In the main I got off to a good start, and was running some clean laps, the car felt nearly perfect... After scraping the wall on the back straight, my bumper cracked and started dragging on the track. My transponder came loose, and started hitting the front wheels... It was the most difficult race that I have driven to keep the car going straight and not spin out in the turns. I had to feel the car out a little, crashed a lot... lost a couple positions, but tried to run as clean as I could. I tried to be cautious when passing traffic, and hold off until I had a lot of room to make the pass.

My MR015 Murc in 2wd mod was my best feeling car. When I put it down in practice with no setup changes, it felt good, but pushed a bit too much. With a front tire change the car felt well balanced. Using an ATM Standard BB motor, I had enough speed, but could run consistant laps. On a tighter layout I may have opted for a faster motor, but this layout maintained speed well, and I didnt want to have too much top end where I had to slow for the sweepers, I wanted to be able to stay on throttle through the outside of the track and carry as much speed through the infield.

Towards the beginning of the main, I two wheeled around the top right sweeper, and lost a rear tire since I didnt have them glued down, it was quickly replaced by a marshall (think it was Matt)... I lost about 10 seconds or so, and got back in and drove as hard as I could to make back the time. There was no way that I could catch Davey G unless he had a problem, but I just wanted to have fun and push my 015 to the limit. Moral of that story... glue your tires :p I usually do. I was using ATM 8d rears that normally stay well on the wheels when new, but they werent new...

At the start of AWD mod, I got off well, and had good pace. Lots of power, and the car felt great. Midway through the race I felt like I was driving a 70t car, I lost a lot of power. Dont know if it was the cells, fets, motor or something binding in the drivetrain. I tried to match the gearing of the car with a T2 to the Speedy 07 that it replaced during practice. I wanted top speed to be about the same. After the slowdown, I had to try to capitalize on the corner speed, and lost a lot of ground. Bill and Junior caught up and we all traded positions a few times... It was the most exciting race of the day for me.

What was very difficult for me, is that my mains were all back to back. I only had a couple minutes break between races. It took a little time to adjust to each car...

JuniorWKR
2009.10.26, 11:18 AM
Had a great time at the race... always good to be able to put faces to names... level of competition was great... awesome job by Russ and the crew for putting on an amazing event... and as always its a pleasure to contribute to a cause that is important to a fellow mini-zer... cant wait for next year... see ya then...

cosmicsoul
2009.10.27, 07:41 AM
Can't say enough about the event, the racers and the good times.

Once again I walked away with a ton of cool prizes and great memories. It was great to meet a bunch of new people and hang out with old friends.

Although I did not run as well as hoped I did show some improvement from last years race. Sorry to anyone who may have fallen victim to my superior driving skills. Larry thanks for not coming down on me when I slammed into you on the timing line.

On a side note. I experienced some strange 2.4 issues on occasion as well as some others. I can't help but wonder if maybe there was some conflict between the DSM frequencies and the ASF frequencies. Not that it matters, just a thought.

mleemor60
2009.10.27, 08:39 AM
I too had a pretty terrific time at this event. I performed at my usual lackluster level and managed to be the jam car on more than one occaison. I apoligize. I'm old.

My favorite part of these events is seeing the acquaintences that are becoming friends through repeated meetings like Matt, Jeramy, Larry, Ed, Ray and the new faces to names like Dave the gasman, Maj, Davey G, Eugene, Russ, Igor and my new hero Stuey.

This event will go on the list of must attend again in 10. I will start now trying to acquire meaningful items for give aways and raffle drawings. If we all work at it a little to help Russ and the group then next year the amount raised for ALS will exceed their expectations.

Thanks to all for a great weekend.

ncrcracing
2009.10.27, 11:54 AM
I too had a pretty terrific time at this event. I performed at my usual lackluster level and managed to be the jam car on more than one occaison. I apoligize. I'm old.

My favorite part of these events is seeing the acquaintences that are becoming friends through repeated meetings like Matt, Jeramy, Larry, Ed, Ray and the new faces to names like Dave the gasman, Maj, Davey G, Eugene, Russ, Igor and my new hero Stuey.

This event will go on the list of must attend again in 10. I will start now trying to acquire meaningful items for give aways and raffle drawings. If we all work at it a little to help Russ and the group then next year the amount raised for ALS will exceed their expectations.

Thanks to all for a great weekend.

Mike,
It was nice to have you guys come up. We look forward to 2010 and I appreciate you donating the M18 kit.

I dare say we will target another growth year in 2010.

Like I always say: Great racing, great group of guys, and a great cause.

-Russ

Davey G
2009.10.27, 01:21 PM
I had a great time this past weekend meeting new people as well as putting faces to screen names. What I was most impressed with was the thriving attendance in mini z's. I really thought that 18th scale would have been the bigger turnout. Thanks to all that were warm and welcoming. I will definitely be back next year. See you soon!