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Old 2004.12.15, 10:46 PM   #1
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Mini Cup Usa 2005 National Championship

The wheels are in motion for a national championship in 2005.

The official website will be www.minicupusa.com Were waiting for the DNS to be settled before the site is accessible from that address.

For now you can go to http://66.195.109.11

All information is preliminary and your the first to hear about it!

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Old 2004.12.15, 11:03 PM   #2
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where are the races going to be?
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Old 2004.12.16, 05:45 AM   #3
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anyone with a large enough rcp track and timing system can hold one it seems which is the beauty of it. no more locations determined by sales figrues etc. i'm guessing that theoretically i could be a host for one of the regional events even
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Old 2004.12.16, 08:32 AM   #4
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Arch, you hit the nail on the head. This event is open to anyone who can hold a race with the proper equipment. We want everyone who wants to, to be a part of it. There is no real owner of the concept. I just came up with the idea and am willing to do the setup web work, promo and stuff like that.
I am counting on the regional and city venues to become a part of it and we all work as a team to put something really cool together for all the racers, and the mini scale hobby.
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Old 2004.12.16, 08:42 AM   #5
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count me in if there is anything i can do to help, feel free to ask. i'm only an email away
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Old 2004.12.16, 09:17 AM   #6
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I would like to be included the only thing is I need a place to set up. I have 2 sets of wide L and plan on getting a 3rd set also plan on getting the core race setup too when it becomes available
If I can get this off the ground I will rent a spot to set up if needed Iím in Cincinnati Ohio and would welcome anyone interested in this if the local hobby shops in Dayton plan this I will bow out
I might get a hobby shop to host this to given enough interest
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Old 2004.12.16, 09:25 AM   #7
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That would be fun...what would it be several sites acaross the country with the same track layout? From the support CP has from RCP and others I'm guessing they will host a part of it. I like the idea of a road trip race! A sort of drive to drive .
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Old 2004.12.16, 01:03 PM   #8
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well, i think the point to to make this available to a MUCH wider area/audience thus eliminating the long haul trips to a few regionals. it seems with this setup you could potentially choose from several local regionals in which to enter, if not them all.
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Old 2004.12.16, 03:11 PM   #9
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Arch, your help would be greatly appreciated!

The more cities per region the better... If we split the country up in sections like
North, South, Midwest, East and West, we can just draw out the states per region and post everyone that participates within their region.

It looks like for the first year we may design the layouts based on 3 Large L's but no more than 4. I talked to Crotty and his group will represent an area. His track footprint is around 20X15. I'm thinking that will be the minimum space requirement that we go for.

Classes will include: Box Stock, Super Stock, Open Sedan (no electronic upgrades), Unlimited Sedan (bring it if you can drive it FETS Pro-Z and all)
And an open F1 class (no electronics upgrades)
This is preliminary and is subject to change based on feedback and what you guys want...

To host races, you will need an RCP (exclusive) track, and an accurate lap counting system with reporting software. The minicupusa site will have a form to sign up soon... but feel free to email your information and we will start posting regions and participating groups as we receive them.
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hmm.... my track is almost exactly 3 wide l's. i have no more room inside for a larger layout within it's existing location. that doesn't mean finding another temporary location for the even is not out of the realm of possibility.....

as far as classes, keep it simple the first year, try to offer some variety (definatley have a turbo/fet class) and see how it goes before commitign to more elborate adn complex classes and rules. those can always be added as popularity and attendance grows.

i woudl suggest allowing iwavers to run with their respective counterparts in each class as well. IF they do not do well, it will be evident why (not excluding owner skill). it might get tricky though as some models have the upgraded fets which allow for faster motors....
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hmm.... my track is almost exactly 3 wide l's. i have no more room inside for a larger layout within it's existing location. that doesn't mean finding another temporary location for the even is not out of the realm of possibility.....

as far as classes, keep it simple the first year, try to offer some variety (definatley have a turbo/fet class) and see how it goes before commitign to more elborate adn complex classes and rules. those can always be added as popularity and attendance grows.

i woudl suggest allowing iwavers to run with their respective counterparts in each class as well. IF they do not do well, it will be evident why (not excluding owner skill). it might get tricky though as some models have the upgraded fets which allow for faster motors....
Hou about a stock and mod for each class and an open class.
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Old 2004.12.16, 03:54 PM   #12
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Sounds cool! Though I bet I would have to travel for it. I don't beleive anybody around here owns and RCP track. I might buy one by June, but I don't think I can swing the purchase of both a track and timing system, as well as the computer to run the timing system. I'd have to find a temporary location to hold the event as well since I don't have the space here for a large event. Though I'm unsure if we could get the support here to make the event large.

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Old 2004.12.16, 04:03 PM   #13
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i woudl suggest allowing iwavers to run with their respective counterparts in each class as well. IF they do not do well, it will be evident why (not excluding owner skill). it might get tricky though as some models have the upgraded fets which allow for faster motors....[/QUOTE]


I wouldnt mind seeing them in the same class as the z they are clones unless they are not created equal
and I would not mind seeing a xmod stock and mod class and let them compete in the z open if they can
it would be a way to get them to see z's in action therefore helping the z cause!
all fun aside its about the driver not the car
it will be great to support 1:28 racing
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i agree... i would include all 1/24-28 where practical and applicable or serperate classes for them adn run them if there is enough turn out to support the class, say 4-6 min.
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Right on, on the classes. Iwaver should be part of it, as well as the Xmod for those who want to race them. Its all a matter of reporting results and we'll get them up. In time (2006) it would be nice to even include the 1/18th scale racers.


Arch... I like the idea of keeping classes simple, and as for track size, its up in the air. We do want to make it were more can participate so were still wide open on size. I see no need to go out and rent or find a venue to hold a bigger track. But, the track should be big enough to make a decent layout and possibly incorporate some blank tiles on the main straight if possible..

What we should first think about and try to nail down is a 1st season track area foot print size. That away everyone who wants to participate knows what is needed to plan for. So far, I was going by Crotty's layout which uses a space of 15X20.

Second thing (or at the same time) identify and locate other mini scale racing groups and contact them. I have heard of some groups in California but don't know who they are. When we have the nation covered at least in general area, we can nail down the track size and the rest will be easier.
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