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JeremyC
2010.01.03, 11:57 PM
Tonight was a good night of racing at Brooklyn Hobbies!

There were about 15 drivers and three mains. The C Main was supposed to have three drivers, but I only saw two out there. Nicholas took the win from Paul.

The B main had Dean, Jose, Courtney, Martin, and 5th person who I can't recall at the moment(sorry). Dean took the win with Courtney in 2nd. Courtney's transponder was missing laps, and there was some debate about the win, but hey, thats racin. Jose's car had traction roll problems all day; not sure what is going on with it. Martin's car is just too fast to control. :)

The A main qualifying was Gary in TQ, Richie, Chris(I think I have the name right), Clarence, and then Jeremy last. Honestly, this race is foggy because I was mostly trying to get out of Gary and Richie's way. I know that Clarence had car problems about half way through the race and was off the track for a minute. With about 2 minutes left Richie had a bad crash and his body came off. This let Gary have a pretty clean run to the end and took the win with Richie about a lap down, with Chris a lap or so behind him. Jeremy (me) managed to let people pass without too much fuss, and I ended up 6 or 7 laps down; Courtney was behind me somewhere due to his problems.

Scrapper
2010.01.04, 12:15 AM
i didnt know brooklyn had racing today

JeremyC
2010.01.04, 12:24 AM
i didnt know brooklyn had racing today

They race every Sunday. Racing usually starts at 3, ends at 6. Today was later, but not much.

SaiTam
2010.01.04, 12:51 AM
Wow, racers in NYC are hooked to Mini-z for sure. There was similar turnout at the "big track" in Queens today. Stu and I also found a new race track in Queens on Saturday. I'm not going to mention the name here. It was exciting racing with the Brooklyn hobbies racers on Saturday.

Scrapper
2010.01.04, 12:53 AM
oh yeah i remember i am so lucky my bus got cancelled so i was able to go toda to nyrc

i wish i could go to brooklyn one of these days

JeremyC
2010.01.04, 10:35 AM
Stu and I also found a new race track in Queens on Saturday.

Sai - A new track in Queens? You mean NYRC, right? Or did you forget, I was there until about 6pm on Saturday :)


i wish i could go to brooklyn one of these days
One great thing about BKH is that it is open for practice every day of the week. 11am-7pm weekdays, until 6pm Sat. I pop in now and then for a couple hours of practice.

The layout is extremely tight. Turn one is a small sweeper into a 10 foot straight then a sweeper into a hairpin, then two very tight S turns, and back to turn one. Lap times are 5.20 for the fast guys; my best is a 5.44 but yesterday I struggled to get a 5.55!

SaiTam
2010.01.04, 12:11 PM
Sai - A new track in Queens? You mean NYRC, right? Or did you forget, I was there until about 6pm on Saturday :)


No it's not NYRC it's another track in NorthEastern Queens.

Number1
2010.01.04, 01:27 PM
Wow, racers in NYC are hooked to Mini-z for sure. There was similar turnout at the "big track" in Queens today. Stu and I also found a new race track in Queens on Saturday. I'm not going to mention the name here. It was exciting racing with the Brooklyn hobbies racers on Saturday.

Why the secrecy? You'll only arise curiosity.

The big Apple Hobbies has a little track that they set up in the store On Friday after the business hours every Fridays during winter.They have done it since maybe 5 years ago. They didn't do it for the winter of 2007 and 2008. This year they start doing it again, I think, because the incresed interests in mini-z.
Is this the "new race track in Queens " you were talking about?
http://www.bigapplehobbies.com/v/homepage.asp
http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=ie7&rlz=1I7GGLJ_en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=big+apple+hobbies&fb=1&gl=us&hq=big+apple+hobbies&hnear=New+York+11357&cid=0,0,1127489863143922519&ei=6zJCS8TzFc_TlAe954G_Dg&sa=X&oi=local_result&ct=image&resnum=1&ved=0CAgQnwIwAA

JeremyC
2010.01.17, 11:04 PM
Was everyone afraid of the rain today?

We had 11 drivers total, and a lot of fun. There was a C main of two drivers; both young guys. Not sure their names, but it was a fun race to marshal :)

Courtney took the B from Jose in a really close race, and both ran really nice races.

Saint was up from maryland, and he qualified in 5th in the A, I was in 4th, and I'm not sure the qualifying order of the top three: Richie, Gary, and someone in a wickedly fast yellow mucielago, sorry, don't know your name. Richie won, mucielago in 2nd, saint in 3rd, myself in 4th, and gary 5th due to mechanical problems.

Was a good time, hope to see you next week.

And another thing. There is a new layout at BKH, and it is GREAT. Rather than the double 's' turns there is a very tight chicane. I think the track is much more interesting to drive as I found the old layout a bit repetitive.

-Jer

pressure
2010.01.18, 03:15 AM
Great run Jeremy. Rob R ran the Lambo it was on fire hes looking real good out there. Another shout out to Saint for comming up from Maryland.

JeremyC
2010.01.31, 08:51 PM
I think we had 16 drivers tonight, and Richie didn't even run! Chris was running his car..

My recount of the night's events is going to be short because I was kind of in a hectic state all day, and don't really remember much.

I have no clue who won the C main, but there were 6 cars out there and the racing looked pretty darn clean for a C main.

The B-main is the only race I really know anything about, and that is because I was in it. I started on the pole, and switched places with Nick and Pat in the first few laps. I was in the lead for most of the middle of the race, and Pat did pass me and was in the lead for a couple minutes. He was picked up by one of the marshals and it cost him a position, that didn't sit well with him and he lost his pace considerably. I ended up lapping him a couple more times to take it. Nick ran an amazing race and I'm really impressed with his car control. Given that he is 9 years old I'm sure hell be whipping me before too long.

A main........... I marshaled and payed attention to my corner. I know that Chris lead the race almost the whole thing, and was hunted down by Rob R, but Chris held on for the Win. I know Gary was in the mix, but I can't remember if he ended in 2nd or 3rd over Rob. Courtney was 4th and Jose was 5th

Great racing everyone, good to see you.

J-Milz
2010.02.16, 11:30 AM
Brooklyn hobbies- congrats on the news article!!!

Scrapper
2010.02.16, 11:41 AM
what news article

pressure
2010.02.16, 12:49 PM
http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/brooklyn/2010/02/16/2010-02-16_some_serious_toys.html

Scrapper
2010.08.26, 08:33 PM
does brooklyn hobbies have practice or racing on saturday

SaiTam
2010.08.26, 09:46 PM
Track is opened 7 days a week. There was racing last Sunday. I practice there on weekdays regularly since it's only 6 miles from where I live in Queens. You can get there by train & bus. Stu you could've bought the 2.4ghz module there for cheaper than what you paid online. 718-951-2500

JeremyC
2010.08.26, 10:01 PM
I haven't touched my Z in months so I don't know, but I'll call tomorrow to find out! Stu- would you be up for some BK racing? I'll meet you there :)

JeremyC
2010.08.26, 10:03 PM
Track is opened 7 days a week. There was racing last Sunday. I practice there on weekdays regularly since it's only 6 miles from where I live in Queens. You can get there by train & bus. Stu you could've bought the 2.4ghz module there for cheaper than what you paid online. 718-951-2500

Glad to hear racing is still going on.. I may try to head out there on Sunday and get my butt kicked. Anyone else going?

Scrapper
2010.08.27, 04:11 AM
i might go next saturday

Number1
2010.08.28, 08:56 PM
Videos from Friday night.

A-Main:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8ZNb6veqss

B-Main:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRZjdvf6myM

Scrapper
2010.08.28, 09:01 PM
when do u guys start and end on fridays

SaiTam
2010.08.28, 11:49 PM
Usually starts at 8pm while open practice starts at 11am. I had to leave early that night and couldn't make the race.

Number1
2010.09.11, 03:20 PM
Race videos from last night.

A-Main: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukCTlaywsvA

B-Main: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbtvRNyK5_Y


Awesome race among Richie, Kurt and me.

Courtney did an excellent job in announcing making the race even more exciting.

JeremyC
2010.09.16, 12:16 PM
Race videos from last night.

A-Main: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukCTlaywsvA

B-Main: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbtvRNyK5_Y


Awesome race among Richie, Kurt and me.

Courtney did an excellent job in announcing making the race even more exciting.

Do you know if there will be racing this Friday night? 8pm?

JeremyC
2010.09.16, 05:46 PM
I just got off the phone with Brooklyn Hobbies and confirmed that they are doing racing tomorrow starting at 8pm.

I'll be there. It's going to be tough because I haven't driven in months, but if anyone beats me with an MR-02 I'll give you a hug.

JeremyC
2010.09.17, 12:50 AM
I rebuilt my diff and cycled a couple sets of batteries. I'm as ready as I'll be for this. See you tomorrow!

JeremyC
2010.09.18, 02:02 PM
Roland - Good to see you again. :)

Skv012a
2010.10.27, 05:49 PM
Hmm, looks like another good place I may hit up this weekend if I end up in your neck of the coast.

JeremyC
2010.10.27, 06:04 PM
I'd give a call. I know they were doing Friday racing for a bit, but I'm not sure if it is back to Sundays.

Let me know, if you are going I'll head out too if I can.

SaiTam
2010.11.01, 10:20 PM
Check out these photos and videos of Brooklyn Hobbies Mini-z Raceway taken today. I can't wait until my HD video camera arrive tomorrow and start filming better vids.

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a65/dealerxing/Bklyn%20Hobbies%20Mini-z/SidebySide.jpg

DB9 lost a front tire!
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a65/dealerxing/Bklyn%20Hobbies%20Mini-z/LostTire.jpg

My 94mm
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a65/dealerxing/Bklyn%20Hobbies%20Mini-z/F50.jpg

Crashes:
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a65/dealerxing/Bklyn%20Hobbies%20Mini-z/Crash2.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a65/dealerxing/Bklyn%20Hobbies%20Mini-z/Crash.jpg
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a65/dealerxing/Bklyn%20Hobbies%20Mini-z/YellowStreak.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a65/dealerxing/Bklyn%20Hobbies%20Mini-z/Track.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a65/dealerxing/Bklyn%20Hobbies%20Mini-z/MondayCrowd.jpg

Me chasing Richie:
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a65/dealerxing/Bklyn%20Hobbies%20Mini-z/th_Richie-SaiChase.jpg (http://s9.photobucket.com/albums/a65/dealerxing/Bklyn%20Hobbies%20Mini-z/?action=view&current=Richie-SaiChase.mp4)

More being uploaded.....BKLYN HOBBIES MINI-Z (http://s9.photobucket.com/albums/a65/dealerxing/Bklyn%20Hobbies%20Mini-z/)

Slapstick10
2010.11.02, 12:08 PM
Do I hear saturday point series racing?:D

fraga
2010.11.09, 05:04 PM
Sai, those are nice pictures!

Atomic-USA
2010.11.29, 11:29 PM
Attention Local Racers,

Brooklyn Hobbies has just received a large selection of Atomic parts. Come check them out and don't forget to ask about their racing/practice schedules. Store is opened 7 days a week:

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a65/dealerxing/Mini-z/BklynHobbiesWall.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a65/dealerxing/Mini-z/bklynstore.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a65/dealerxing/Bklyn%20Hobbies%20Mini-z/th_Richie-SaiChase.jpg (http://s9.photobucket.com/albums/a65/dealerxing/Bklyn%20Hobbies%20Mini-z/?action=view&current=Richie-SaiChase.mp4)

Skv012a
2010.11.29, 11:37 PM
So.... this place IS open 7 days a week after all? I'll try to pop by next time I'm in blyn for a weekend.

Atomic-USA
2010.11.30, 12:08 AM
Yes and weekend winter racing has started.

Skv012a
2010.11.30, 05:18 AM
Sounds great. Friend I visit lives in brook, so this place can't be that hard to reach.

PadrinoNY
2010.11.30, 10:21 AM
It's only gonna get bigger. Hey Mini-Z'ers call today for the Saturday Race schedule here at Brooklyn Hobbies.....

Atomic-USA
2010.11.30, 10:30 AM
Store owner just told me that he is leaving sunday to florida 1:8GP World so no racing this sunday, next friday, and next sunday. racing this friday is still on . track will be open for practice all of the days but no racing till he comes back.

Atomic-USA
2011.01.22, 11:22 PM
Here are some photos. Videos being uploaded....slowly. Great Race!

The track:
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a65/dealerxing/Mini-z/SAM_0970.jpg

The owner:
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a65/dealerxing/Mini-z/SAM_0975.jpg

All results except B-Main:
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a65/dealerxing/Mini-z/SAM_0982.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a65/dealerxing/Mini-z/SAM_0983.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a65/dealerxing/Mini-z/SAM_0984.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a65/dealerxing/Mini-z/SAM_0985.jpg

Trophy winners:

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a65/dealerxing/Mini-z/Courtney.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a65/dealerxing/Mini-z/Jose.jpg

Atomic-USA
2011.01.22, 11:23 PM
Cont'd.......

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a65/dealerxing/Mini-z/Mark.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a65/dealerxing/Mini-z/Nick.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a65/dealerxing/Mini-z/EMU2.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a65/dealerxing/Mini-z/Sai.jpg

Atomic-USA
2011.01.23, 09:44 AM
There's also an on-board camera of the mini-z track. Very nice quality.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jl3KrClehv0&feature=related

fraga
2011.04.30, 02:24 PM
What is the current race schedule?

prostock
2011.08.12, 12:41 AM
Racing starts after FBF season is over, RIGHT?

ActionRC
2011.10.08, 08:36 PM
Some of the Action RC guys will be heading to Bklyn Hobbies Sunday 10/9 for practice and informal races/lap time races. Hope a few guys can make it for some fun! :D

Skv012a
2011.12.02, 02:07 AM
Whats days/nights to you guys get together?

Mike Keely
2011.12.28, 08:12 PM
Hi guys, not trying to highjack your thread. I was talking to Richie today about a 6 hour enduro we where going to have down here in MD. I hope some of you can come with a couple of teams. Here is the info I posted on the Remnants thread.

Looks like we are going to have to move our race in MD to the 18th of Feb. Here are the rules that we where thinking for the enduro race.

Mini Z enduro rules:
1) There will be 1 class of cars: GT70t. This is to keep things simple, maximize competition and on track battles, and so teams donít have to worry about accidents with cars that are much faster or slower since Mini Z tracks are relatively tight.
2) PNWC Rules apply (aside for any 70t motor). That means 175g, 45mm wing height, etc.
3) The body that starts the race must finish the race. Aside from that, every other part may be replaced due to wear or breakage (OK to change wing due to crash damage)
4) Max 4 drivers per team. However you want to divvy up the hours is up to each team (Each driver must drive at least once)
5) All cars being serviced must exit and enter the track via pit lane. The only exception is in which a catastrophic failure occurs on the track, and a marshal must remove the car (You must still re-enter via pit lane). Only battery and tire changes may be performed alongside pit lane, all other changes/repairs must be done back in your pit space (to minimize human congestion along the pits)
6) Please respect the sanctity of pit lane; No full speed on pit lane, watch for cars on pit in/out, etc
7) Starting grid order will be determined by a 15 minute hot lap session (Hot lap = TQ, so on). After the hot lap session, the track will be CLOSED, and the race will start 30 minutes later.

Thanks MK

Mike Keely
2011.12.29, 11:26 AM
Here is the info on the track. We will be setting up the track after work on Friday and you can practice after that. On Sat. the track will open at 8AM and we will be racing by 11AM. Hopefully everyone can be on their way home by 5:30PM.

www.RCTRACK.com
The Track, Gaithersburg, MD
(301) 417-9630
mimithetrack@yahoo.com
F******k " The Track in Gaithersburg, MD."

hellobenny
2013.12.29, 06:15 AM
Are you guys still racing at Brooklyn Hobbies? I'm interested in finding people to race both Mini-Z and Dnano in New York (I live in Manhattan).

ActionRC
2014.01.10, 03:21 PM
Brooklyn Hobbies took the Mini-Z track out. The only two tracks left are Maj's and Cruizin' with RC's, both in NJ.

RIP Action RC. :(

schiarelli
2015.01.16, 04:03 PM
Are you guys still racing at Brooklyn Hobbies? I'm interested in finding people to race both Mini-Z and Dnano in New York (I live in Manhattan).

Check your PM, I am in the same boat as you.