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hobbycar
2010.03.03, 06:32 PM
Join us for another Ann Arbor Mini-Z GTG on Saturday March 20th, 2010. Bring your Mini-Zs (2WD, AWD, and F1s), DNanos, Iwavers, XMods, Micro-Ts, and Epochs, etc.

New people are welcome as always! Everyone is friendly and helpful and we have lots of fun! :)

NOTE: here's the easy to remember URL to keep up to date with our events: http://www.mini-zracer.com/annarbor

Please bring $10 to cover the cost of the race night (one fee for the whole night of practice and racing - a great value!).
Reminder: You can now pay your entry fees online (http://shop.tinyrc.com/product.php?productid=19617&cat=485&page=1).

NOTE: Transponder rental is $3 (http://shop.tinyrc.com/product.php?productid=20512) for the entire night if you do not own one.

The event starts at 7pm and is in Ypsilanti, MI (just southeast of Ann Arbor). The address is:
3140 Carpenter, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Reminder that Dojo 4 is now 3140 Carpenter - park around the back of the building and use the back door to since the storefront section is closed when we start.

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Get your orders into http://Shop.TinyRC.com early and you can choose to pick it up at the GTG this Friday to save on shipping costs.

Post here to let us know what time you plan to come and what time you need to leave.
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We have started our new Ann Arbor Mini-ZRacer.com season! This season will run from February to June. See the image below as an example of the Track Layout we will be running.

We are planning on having 3 Mini-Z classes:

Stock (including both 2WD and AWD) (Started in February - Note: you get 2 Drops) - Current Standings (http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33793)
Formula 1 - Starting at this event
Modified - (Starting in March or April?)



NOTE: We will be doing qualifying based on fastest lap instead of doing our standard qualifying heats.

-hobbycar

Tentative Schedule:
7:00pm AA GTG officially starts
8:15pm Finish Setup Track (incl. re-arranging screwed-in barriers, pulling down all the RCP from storage, etc)
8:45pm Finish Payment collection and Freq and Transponder allocation
9:00pm Finish Setup of ZRound (connect to bridge, simple test, register all drivers)
9:00pm - 9:15pm 1st Stock Open Qualifying
9:25pm - 9:40pm 2nd Stock Open Qualifying
9:50pm - 10:05pm 3rd Stock Open Qualifying
10:15pm - 10:30pm 4th and FINAL Stock Open Qualifying
10:45pm - 11:00pm 1st F1 Open Qualifying
11:10pm - 11:25pm 2nd and FINAL F1 Open Qualifying
11:30pm - 11:40pm Stock B Main
11:50pm - 12:00pm Stock A Main
12:10am - 12:20am F1 Main
12:20am - 12:30am Track Teardown


http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=29073&stc=1&d=1264375196

hobbycar
2010.03.03, 06:34 PM
FYI, we are doing our AA GTGs on March 20th and 27th since Washtenaw has it's races on March 6th & 13th.

-hobbycar

hobbycar
2010.03.17, 09:33 PM
Reminder that the AA GTG is this weekend. Woohoo!

-hobbycar

Jerrymor
2010.03.19, 05:55 PM
Reminder that the AA GTG is this weekend. Woohoo!

-hobbycar

See you THERE. Can't wait to try out the new schedule

seanp2k
2010.03.20, 07:29 AM
Just a reminder that I'll be showing up tonight around 8PM since I get out of work around 7-7:30p. Sorry that I can't help with setup, but if it ends before 1:30A I can help with teardown :)

Also, we'll have Chris (CEO of Nexcess.NET LLC) tonight as a special guest! Lawrence will be there as well with his F1 and unfortunately my GF works until 9 and will most likely just want to stay home after she gets out.

See you all there, also LMK if anyone has a PN 70T motor that I can buy off them as I only have a neo magnet hot mod motor that I'm running right now (or new, I'll bug you about it tonight Mr. Mini-Z ).

I haven't ran my MR-02 on the RCP yet, so I will most likely need to purchase some tires, I'll bug some of you for recommendations / test drives if that's OK :D

hobbycar
2010.03.20, 11:10 AM
See you all there, also LMK if anyone has a PN 70T motor that I can buy off them as I only have a neo magnet hot mod motor that I'm running right now (or new, I'll bug you about it tonight Mr. Mini-Z ).

These are still in stock in the shop and you can pick it up tonight: PN Mini-Z PNWC 2009 Official 70 Turn Stock Motor (http://shop.tinyrc.com/product.php?productid=20078)

-hobbycar

wolfman
2010.03.20, 04:54 PM
i will be there.

will3kgt
2010.03.20, 05:17 PM
I'll be there around 8:00pm.

hobbycar
2010.03.21, 09:14 AM
Well we got done racing at 1:20am. I think we can still do better but not too bad for first time at trying our new schedule.

I've updated our Stock Race results at: http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33793

I still have to load the F1 Race results.

Reminder that the next AA GTG is this upcoming Saturday.

-hobbycar

mini-z
2010.03.21, 10:11 AM
Not bad at all for our first attempt at the new schedule - we did not get many people showing up near 7, but were still able to set up the (largest ever! :D) track pretty much on time. We were about half an hour off for most of the night according to my notes, stretching to an hour for the end of the last main (1:19am vs. 12:20 projected); teardown went well and finished at 1:36am (the 10 minutes allocated may be a little unrealistic), and that, like setup, was with only a small fraction of dojo members helping, so it can only get faster from there! :p :) Well done everyone for keeping us fairly on track, and a special thanks to those who really made an effort to help out w/ setup/teardown, show up on time, etc. :) It should just get more streamlined from here as everyone gets used to the new schedule etc. Note that a bunch of us still hung around and BS'd until about 2:40 despite our "early" finish! :D :rolleyes: :cool:

mini-z
2010.03.21, 10:22 AM
These are still in stock in the shop and you can pick it up tonight: PN Mini-Z PNWC Official 70 Turn Stock Motor (http://shop.tinyrc.com/product.php?productid=19311)

-hobbycar

N, FYI I updated your post - you were linking to the "old" motor, vs. the "current" PN Mini-Z PNWC 2009 Official 70 Turn Stock Motor (http://shop.tinyrc.com/product.php?productid=20078) (the old is still completely legal, but ...). :)

hobbycar
2010.03.21, 02:06 PM
Here's a pic of the track we ran last night. It includes a pit lane and I think we used almost all of our tiles.

-hobbycar

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=29509&stc=1&d=1269198341

mini-z
2010.03.21, 03:20 PM
I still love the "access ramp"! :D

seanp2k
2010.03.21, 08:12 PM
I still love the "launch ramp"! :D

FIXED! I launched my mini into my hands off it twice, hehehehe