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Mike Keely
2010.05.13, 08:44 PM
Looking for some feedback from you guys. Looking to have the race down at my work again in DC. What are everyones thoughts for the 12th of June? Please let me know. Thanks MK

Action B
2010.05.14, 04:18 AM
Hey, unfortunately Maya and I will be unable to attend on that day due to a schedule conflict. We have a team registered in the 2010 virginia beach sand soccer championships that weekend.

I really wish I could have made this event.

Mike Keely
2010.05.14, 05:58 PM
Are the other Sat's clear for you in June?

Action B
2010.05.14, 10:09 PM
Are the other Sat's clear for you in June?

Its a busy month for Maya and I but June 5th would be the only saturday. I understand if you guys have to work something else out but I have sand soccer tournament 12-13 then from 19 to 26th or so Maya has a family reunion vacation that I am attending in the outer banks.

LeProf
2010.05.22, 06:22 PM
Mike,
June 12th would be great and your work is a great spot, not too far a drive for me. If you make it this date, I will certainly be there. Other dates in June are more difficult for me.
thanks
rene.

Mike Keely
2010.05.22, 10:27 PM
OK, we are setting this up for the 12th of June at my work in DC.

The address is 750 First St. NE, Wash. DC 20002

This is what it says on the front of the building. American Psychological Association

Let me know what questions you have. Thanks MK

soyverde
2010.05.24, 08:25 AM
I'll have to work out closer to that day whether I can make it or not...any other Saturday that month would have been a 'yes'. :p

imxlr8ed
2010.05.24, 09:59 AM
I can make it for the 12th, but any other date would prolly work for me just as well.

Mike Keely
2010.06.03, 06:44 PM
I can make it for the 12th, but any other date would prolly work for me just as well.

It looks like we have all the track except the long inside turns. That is all we need you to bring. Thanks Ed. See you on the 12th.

imxlr8ed
2010.06.07, 10:05 AM
No problem... see you soon.

Chef
2010.06.09, 12:08 AM
hey,
im new to the area just signed up and looking to get involved here.i raced 1/10th scale on road electric for a years and mini z up in detroit and the east coast, so i have a decent amount of knowledge. i will be out of town for the next ten days, so icant make this weekend. but, i do have a couple mini z first generations that ive striped down and rebuild a few times, with fresh batteries ill be ready to run.

what kinda class are you guys running stock or mod?
how often are you racing / practicing?
and what kinda track surfaces are you running on?

i am really looking forward to getting back in.

Thanks

Mike Keely
2010.06.09, 09:07 PM
hey,
im new to the area just signed up and looking to get involved here.i raced 1/10th scale on road electric for a years and mini z up in detroit and the east coast, so i have a decent amount of knowledge. i will be out of town for the next ten days, so icant make this weekend. but, i do have a couple mini z first generations that ive striped down and rebuild a few times, with fresh batteries ill be ready to run.

what kinda class are you guys running stock or mod?
how often are you racing / practicing?
and what kinda track surfaces are you running on?

i am really looking forward to getting back in.

Thanks
We are running stock but it is anything goes as long as it is a 70 turn for all of the races except the HFAY races. For those races it has to be out of the pack stock with no mods. I always run the plain stock motor.

We run Monday and Thursday evenings opening up around 5 until 9 or 10. Then we run Saturdays opening up at about 2 and ending about the same time. Monday is the day that gets the most racers.


We run on RCP foam.

There is no fee to race. If you want to donate something to help out it is welcome but never asked for. We have A/C for the summer and propane heat in the winter. We run in a 4 bay garage with a porta john outside.


For the most part we don't run full out races, again except for the HFAY races. We do run many qualifiers though. We will just get everyone to put fresh batteries in the cars and run a 5 min qualifier and after it everyone will look at the computer to see how they did and do it a few more times before we all need a fresh battery change. I would bet that we run about 20 qualifiers through out the day. It is very relaxed and we have a lot of fun.

If you want you can shoot me a PM and I can send you my cell number if you want to chat about our racing. Hope to see you soon. MK

soyverde
2010.06.11, 07:21 PM
Mike: Any idea what time you'll be setting up tomorrow?

imxlr8ed
2010.06.11, 08:34 PM
Im hoping to get down there by 8:30... AM hopefully! I think Mike said he was opening up around 8ish.

Mike Keely
2010.06.11, 08:38 PM
Im hoping to get down there by 8:30... AM hopefully! I think Mike said he was opening up around 8ish.

I will be at my work at 8:00 and we should have the track up by 10. We can practice till around noon, get some lunch and then start qualifing after lunch.

When you get to the building let the guards know that you are there for the R/C car race and meet us on the 9th floor. Hope to see you there tomorrow. MK

Here is the name and address of the property

American Psychological Association
750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242

soyverde
2010.06.11, 09:07 PM
Thanks, we'll try to make it down there relatively early (not 8 am, though :rolleyes:). Okay if we park by the loading dock again?

Mike Keely
2010.06.11, 10:19 PM
Yes, that will be fine.

LeProf
2010.06.12, 09:58 PM
Mike,

Thanks a lot for organizing. It was great fun. Not sure that I'm improving much, but I sure do enjoy a lot the racing and the people being so nice (Gary: sorry about throwing you off the track...).

rene.

Action B
2010.06.12, 11:14 PM
So what happened guys? Fill me in I'm disappointed I couldn't make it. Anyone have a video/pics?

BTW my sand soccer team has had two games

1. Victory 3-1
2. Tie 4-4
3. TBA (tomorrow 10:15 am_

arch2b
2010.06.12, 11:38 PM
i had a great time despite my absolute rubbish performance on the track. i had not raced in at least 2 months and it really threw me off my game.

it's always great to get the chance to chat with the guys, eat a good lunch and enjoy some track time. that was my highlight and well worth the trip for me.

imxlr8ed
2010.06.13, 01:28 PM
My technical highlight... driving Mike's car after the race! Wow do I need to update my gear!

Fun highlight... all of it! Great crew down there as always! We were all pretty well matched too in the mains... the battle for second in Amain stock was intense!

Thanks again Mike, and all else who helped out!

Mike Keely
2010.06.15, 08:41 PM
You are all welcome. You all make this a great time for everyone. Gary as I told you before, thanks for bringing out the track and computer system.

I am not sure I told everyone but the owners are looking to build out a room about six times the size of the room we have been using. I would think that it will take about a year to get this all complete.

Mike Keely
2010.06.15, 09:08 PM
If anyone wants to come out this Sat we will be opening up at 2. I will be running also. Thanks MK

Mike Keely
2010.06.15, 09:17 PM
Mike,

Thanks a lot for organizing. It was great fun. Not sure that I'm improving much, but I sure do enjoy a lot the racing and the people being so nice (Gary: sorry about throwing you off the track...).

rene.If you could come out to our track one day with your new MR-03 you would have a great improvement in just one day. I will be at the track this Sat and I can help you get it set-up. Let me know.

LeProf
2010.06.19, 10:32 AM
Mike,

thanks a lot for the invitation to your track and the offer to help setting up my car. I will certainly do that, but need to pass for the next couple of week-ends.

Rene.

Mike Keely
2010.06.20, 07:23 PM
We are planning a trip down to Awsome RC before the regionals in NJ at the end of next month. I will most likely race nitro next week but not sure of the following weeks. Send a PM when you are free.