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arch2b
2016.05.19, 12:59 PM
looking forward to layout selection for June 2016!

briankstan
2016.05.19, 03:07 PM
we'll be setting this one up outside so we can design a new track for this one. we'd need to see who else is planning on participating and go from there on space limitations.

arch2b
2016.05.29, 04:48 PM
12'x18' is about the maximum space we have.

arch2b
2016.06.02, 03:20 PM
We have our date booked for the 11th :)

briankstan
2016.06.03, 09:08 AM
We have our date booked for the 11th :)

I'll get the track up soon.

briankstan
2016.06.03, 09:18 AM
12'x18' is about the maximum space we have.

some of the standard point series track are this big, most are 13' wide and up to 18' long.

just wanted to confirm that isn't 12 tiles by 18 tiles?

Previous tracks have been 15' x 26' or 13' x 29' or there about.

Let me know. thanks.

arch2b
2016.06.03, 01:33 PM
run with whatever size most recent previous tracks have been. i counted carpet tiles, which were not 12x12 so guestimated however we've not had problems with track selections in the last couple years so i'm sure my estimate is just short. i failed to bring a tape measure with me :rolleyes:

briankstan
2016.06.04, 09:06 AM
run with whatever size most recent previous tracks have been. i counted carpet tiles, which were not 12x12 so guestimated however we've not had problems with track selections in the last couple years so i'm sure my estimate is just short. i failed to bring a tape measure with me :rolleyes:

Also do you want to go with the smooth side RCP for this race?

arch2b
2016.06.04, 10:20 AM
smooth side is fine, especially if final that S22 will be smooth side. it will give everyone a chance to tune before S22, less trial and error as S22 starts.

briankstan
2016.06.04, 10:37 AM
smooth side is fine, especially if final that S22 will be smooth side. it will give everyone a chance to tune before S22, less trial and error as S22 starts.

that's what I was thinking, I'm going to have to change my track over, we'll give it a go for the Big Track as well.

arch2b
2016.06.04, 04:04 PM
Is that final confirmation smooth side? We will have to switch sides as well.

ukyo
2016.06.05, 11:05 AM
i think i'm out voted.. but then i guess i have no reason not to try it.. i'll see what the other guys think

arch2b
2016.06.05, 11:20 AM
that's the way i see it as well. no real reason not to give it a try other than it's just not something we've done in over a decade. if it turns out we really don't like the experience, then we'll have the experience gained and just flip back to rough. i'd rather have tried and learned than not have tried and wonder... just my opinion though :o

lfisminiz
2016.06.05, 11:25 AM
that's the way i see it as well. no real reason not to give it a try other than it's just not something we've done in over a decade. if it turns out we really don't like the experience, then we'll have the experience gained and just flip back to rough. i'd rather have tried and learned than not have tried and wonder... just my opinion though :o
You should be good! We flipped our track last race day. With a couple hours on it, there was very little differance in car handling. Next race day, some small adjustments in the front. Cars didnt seem as dirty either. :)

briankstan
2016.06.05, 02:32 PM
i think i'm out voted.. but then i guess i have no reason not to try it.. i'll see what the other guys think

it seems the majority of clubs and races these days are running on the smooth side. I figure why not give it a try and see how we like it. On the plus they say tire wear is alot less and traction is just as good.

let do the BTE on the Smooth side and We'll also run Season 22 on the smooth side as well.

briankstan
2016.06.08, 08:38 AM
Track is posted for the HFAY Larger Track. We will Run the smooth side of the RCP track for BTE #15 and for Season 22 of the Points Series.

https://www.howfastareyou.com/events/index/266

https://www.howfastareyou.com/hfayprod/static/uploads/tracks.picture.94ef4d7f1747161b.4254455f31352e6a70 67.medium.jpg

briankstan
2016.06.12, 01:58 PM
i think i'm out voted.. but then i guess i have no reason not to try it.. i'll see what the other guys think

that's the way i see it as well. no real reason not to give it a try other than it's just not something we've done in over a decade. if it turns out we really don't like the experience, then we'll have the experience gained and just flip back to rough. i'd rather have tried and learned than not have tried and wonder... just my opinion though :o

My initial impression are lack luster to say the least, I actually think that traction is down an my car is not as predictable as it used to be, seems the back of the car even with the KS Super Soft tires was prone to over steer and then I would also get an inconsistent feel, sometimes it would stick most of the time it wouldn't.

I think further discusison as to if we want to roll this out through Season 22 or just make it a club option and let the clubs decide what they want to run.

Feedback is welcome.

thanks.

arch2b
2016.06.12, 04:12 PM
First, we ran the track yesterday. We loved the layout design, lots of fun giving us some good racing!

We vote for making it club choice :)

betty.k
2016.06.16, 07:43 AM
count me in for smooth side up, i'm curious to see how it goes.

i'm pretty terrible on the rough side so hopefully i can blame the track surface! (#notholdingmybreath)

:D

arch2b
2016.07.01, 08:24 AM
really busy with work, i'll get times submitted this weekend. :o

arch2b
2016.07.03, 10:31 AM
times uploaded :p

briankstan
2016.07.06, 09:40 AM
times uploaded :p

I'll get ours loaded and get the times processed later today or tomorrow.

briankstan
2016.07.07, 03:45 PM
times are posted for this event. Great job everyone.