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ChiMiniRc
2010.05.28, 03:29 PM
Our Club provides the Mini-z vehicles!

No need to prep your vehicles and bring all your equipment. We have a fleet of Mini-z vehicles that are part of the membership dues. The membership dues for this event are $10. This Saturday we are racing a larger layout and doing sprints all day.

Each participant receives a raffle ticket. Winners of the sprints earn additional entries. Two Al's Hobby shop gift cards for $10 are being handed out as prizes.



We Provide

* Kyosho Mini-Z vehicles
* All batteries charged and ready to go
* Dedicated RCP Tracks specifically designed for R/C car racing
* Computer controlled timing equipment
* Venue with publicly accessible washrooms
* Handicap accessible
* Had a breakdown? hand in your car for another one!

Please see our Facebook group (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=348798616472) or website www.chiminirc.com (http://www.chiminirc.com) for details.

This week's track layout.

http://files.chiminirc.webnode.com/200000059-e90b4ea054/may%2029th%20expanded2-small.jpg

http://files.chiminirc.com/system_preview_detail_200000033-7dbd17eb71-public/ASF%20and%20spares.jpghttp://files.chiminirc.com/system_preview_detail_200000034-3de8d3ee38-public/MR-02%20with%20transponders.jpg

Apie
2010.06.01, 02:04 PM
Big shout out to Greg: Thanks for doing this for us few mini-z racers in the area!!!


A lot of fun racing with the club this weekend. Greg has TONS of Mini-z's, most with hop-ups to some extent. Once all of his cars are in perfect running order with correct tire compositions, there are 10+ cars worth running or checking out for yourself to see which setup or car chassis is best for you.

You cannot beat $10 for 4 hours of running mini-z's. I just hope next time we don't have any wrecks or big issues with cars so Greg can have more time to run with us! (and maybe beat me during the dNano race! NOT :D )

ChiMiniRc
2010.06.01, 02:14 PM
Big shout out to Greg: Thanks for doing this for us few mini-z racers in the area!!!


A lot of fun racing with the club this weekend. Greg has TONS of Mini-z's, most with hop-ups to some extent. Once all of his cars are in perfect running order with correct tire compositions, there are 10+ cars worth running or checking out for yourself to see which setup or car chassis is best for you.

You cannot beat $10 for 4 hours of running mini-z's. I just hope next time we don't have any wrecks or big issues with cars so Greg can have more time to run with us! (and maybe beat me during the dNano race! NOT :D )
Thank you for the feedback! And now I NEED to get a lap timer solution for the D-nano. I can't have you thinking you can beat me in the Dnano category!

This is about our 5th event and I'm working on getting the cars closer and closer to together in performance. The fleet was acquired by buying used all over the place so each car arrives in a different state. Members of these forums have been helpful with tire selection which is where I need to focus next.

Currently there are 25 cars in the fleet but It'll be some time before all 25 are identical to each other. My goal for the next event is to have 12 cars with identical speed and handling characteristics. Though I do like the “Race and Pass” thing we did where we do a race with one car, pass the controller, and race the next.

Also to remind everyone, the cars are included all day long and you do not need to bring your own and you will never need to bring your own. Though if you want to work your way through the fleet and decide what type to buy for yourself, that's part of the fun. I know one member had already decided to get an Mr-03 for himself. So we best get practicing :)

cosmicsoul
2010.06.01, 02:40 PM
Interesting concept. Just wondering what kind of turn outs have you been having? It is cool to see people promoting the sport! Keep up the good work!

ChiMiniRc
2010.06.01, 03:28 PM
Interesting concept. Just wondering what kind of turn outs have you been having? It is cool to see people promoting the sport! Keep up the good work!

We started a little while ago.

Last event there were 5 adult males. 3 seasoned racers, 1 rookie , 1 novice

Then my 2 kids (15yo daughter and 12you son)

2 high school aged guys.

It's a pretty good mix of teenagers, guys, girls, older folks, novice, rookie, "pro".

Average turnout of participants (cars on track at once) is about 5-10 cars.
My goal is to have an average of 12 participants by end of July so we can get into Season 10 of HFAY with a good sized crew.


I know I started at a horrible time but by fall/winter, I hope the club grows to be a nice large consistant group.

ChiMiniRc
2010.06.01, 03:39 PM
This is a current fleet picture.

There are still about 4-5 F1 cars not pictured (scratching my head on transponder mounts). There is also about 5-8 more cars not pictured that I'm wiring for transponders still. Another 10 brand new Readysets for those that want to own their own or practice at home.

I was hoping to have a big series one day. A point series within a day where we run
Mini-z 2wd GT stock
Mini-Z f1
Losi Micro-t offroad.
Mini-z 4wd drift.
Mini-z Nascar oval (If I can get a variety of bodies)
Dnano
Then a top 3 position finale with Modified Pan Cars.



A sort of R/C Ironman.



http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk193/Greg_Zielinski/th_fleet.jpg (http://s280.photobucket.com/albums/kk193/Greg_Zielinski/?action=view&current=fleet.jpg)

Apie
2010.06.02, 12:38 AM
I wonder what category I fall in, that was the first time I have raced other cars!!

ChiMiniRc
2010.06.02, 10:15 AM
I wonder what category I fall in, that was the first time I have raced other cars!!

I'd put you in "seasoned". Come to think of it though, that sounds more like broasted chicken.
So far I'd say we have 4 levels.

1 - Just trying it out, hitting walls a lot
2 - Able to keep a clean line but pace is still off
3- Clean lines, good pace
4- Serious skill. Years of driving/racing R/C cars