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Old 2003.08.24, 01:11 PM   #16
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in general, it's pretty much a 'run what you brung' scenario provided it's a miniZ and with hop ups meant for the Z (regardless of brand). Nothing is so absolute that we haven't been open to exceptions so if you have a custom part (ie like drac's specialty motor or latency's custom foam tires) we won't gripe. mike has the final say of course if there is any question on useability.

as for set ups, men of you and drac's caliber shouldn't have any problems adapting quickly. i expect a finish in the top 6 from both of you

generally speaking you need four things: ball diff, CF h-plate, softer rear tires (avoid stock fronts), and driving skill. and of course the headlight kit. i bought a 1.5v battery yesterday to power the headlights. hopefully it'll last the duration of the race as i might have them on for the entire session. not sure yet.



here is the update on participants so far:

IN (for sure)

john (wtgfdbs)
jason (bigvxxx)
abe (west.f)
rodney (hckyft)
mr. mini-z
mr. draconious


IN (maybe)

in-law to mr drac
mark (skrogger)
cody (trigunpunisher7)


OUT (for sure):

kyle (latency)
roy (no alias)
robert (bobcat)



no replies:

kevin (bling20inch)

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Old 2003.08.24, 02:29 PM   #17
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Cool, and what is the plan should we have > 6 at this point, 2 races?
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Old 2003.08.24, 06:56 PM   #18
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update on the race:


If more than 6 of us show we can divide into two groups and do back to back one hour enduros. The ones not racing could turn marshall.


If 6 or less of us show, we have the option of doing a full two hour enduro. Turn marshalling can become problematic in this case however I can sit out if need be to turn marshall, take pics for reporting reasons and dim the lights come time in the race. we'll see.


The length of free practice prior to racing is up in the air however mike wants to end the day no later than 5pm. After that we'll be allowed to practice again until ?? hours of operation are 12-8pm on saturday


i've updated the original post

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Old 2003.08.25, 09:54 PM   #19
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Just make sure you give all those "Out-of-Towners" a good amount of practice time. It can be really tough getting the hang of a new track/surface for the first time. At the k-cup race we had a couple of hours to get things right as we could.

Heck, I got there the day before and it wasn't enough practice time
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Old 2003.08.25, 10:22 PM   #20
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Agreed w/ DAMZer - what is the current start time looking like - I need a lot more than the 1 hour that you guys do for normal meets!
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Old 2003.08.25, 11:09 PM   #21
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none to worry. since this is not an official points race we'll have some breathing room toward the start of actual racing.

as mentioned before, the store opens at 12 noon but mike would like us to end around 5pm. This gives us a 5 hour window to start and finish two hours worth of racing. With this I figure we can practice up to three hours, race two hours and end by the aloted time limit.


i'll be helping set up the track friday evening so we'll have immediate access to the track once the store opens. After 5pm, mike will let us resume open practice again, just that the timer won't be set up for racing but he usually lets us use it for tracking fastest laps.

If we're not burned out after the enduro, we can do smaller heats or try our hand at the F1s. We'll see.


If anyone else is willing we can all pitch in for pizza afterward too

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Old 2003.08.26, 06:46 AM   #22
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Like I said, im out on the pizza, ill go find a long john silvers, unless i get in that too lazy to go get food mood... then mayble ill have a slice or two, thing is I am so sick of pizza.. that all of them taste like doggydoo to me... All the pizza joints around me put crap load of cheeze, and hardly no sauce... i like it the other way around... with only ham/pepperoni as toppings... so I wind up just eating a box/bag of crazy bread... Since i am a pop-aholic, (soda) i will be bringing my own personal supply....
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Old 2003.08.27, 08:34 PM   #23
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alright goons. Race day is coming up. If there are no qualms with what's been listed on the orginal post, then weíll just abide by whats on there.

Pitting is based on the honor system. Semper Fi! and all that wonderful stuff.

I've mentioned the headlight kit must be on at the time the lights are dimmed. nothing wrong with leaving them on for the entire enduro of course!

In the event we have under 7 show up, there will be no turn marshalling obviously. However thatís not to say you cant do a self rescue as we have been. Keep in mind rescue moves are only done IF your car is within reach and that you donít block anyoneís view in the process of saving yourself. Depending on where youíre standing (and if no one can help you) you may need to walk all the way around the slot car track to rescue your car. Itíll be a bummer but at least you can continue the race that way. always be careful. no wrinkling the carpet during the race!

The track will be set up this Friday evening so we can practice from the onset on saturday when the doors open. There is no set time to start but we do need to make sure we end by 5pm per mike. Starting time I guess would be determined when we all feel ready to begin or when 3:00pm hits. Whichever comes first

Thatís it for now. Later dudes

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Old 2003.08.29, 07:04 PM   #24
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If we're not burned out after the enduro, we can do smaller heats or try our hand at the F1s. We'll see.
Cool, glad you mentioned it, I'll bring my F1, it's got an experimental FET upgrade and a Z-130-S-BB so if anyone wants to drag race that's cool too!

I'm in for the Enzo stock race too. Put some MZR decals and a yellow MZR antenna on mine so I'll be able to tell who's who!

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If anyone else is willing we can all pitch in for pizza afterward too
Sounds good!

Update: I'll be bringing my camera phone and arch2b is going to try to post pics from the race in (somewhat) real time! Should be cool! I'll bring my laptop too and if I can get the bluetooth/cell modem/etc. madness to work, then we'll be able to post updates too.
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Old 2003.08.29, 07:19 PM   #25
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this is going to be fun let me know what time you guys get started so i can be here
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Old 2003.08.29, 07:27 PM   #26
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ut oh.... I will be taking my camera too... USB port / drive should not need any software on your lap top... so I could just send some shots that way too

I could bring a video camera... but eh... im already taking more than I planned if its neede dill dig up all the batteries... and reduce the "parts" box im taking...
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The more cameras, the merrier! West.F1 will have his too!
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Old 2003.08.29, 08:32 PM   #28
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man o man, all this technology with no one to take pics.. cause we're all racing!


alright dudes, the track is up!! went to TTs today and got it all situated. Just a matter of mike setting up the lap counter and we're ready to rock and roll. Sorry for no pics but i had to get some testing done before closing time. Had the lights dimmed while i was there to see how it would work (just in case it wouldn't). You guys are gonna love driving with the headlights on! Looks awesome with lights dimmed. The track layout is not too technical but just enough to test your. Plenty of room for overtaking too.

so the menu of the day... One Hour Enduro, Stock Enzo Cup race and modified F1s.

speaking of stock, it would be hard to make tire wear equal accross the board at the beginning of the race once practice has ended. Lets allow aftermarket tires only since practice time will make the stock tires useless for the race. everything else remains BOX STOCK.

mod F1 is 'run what you brung'. So miniZ, "bring what you got, and give us your best shot!"


looking forward to meeting you guys. and thanks Arch2b for the assistance
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Old 2003.08.30, 07:10 AM   #29
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Cool, sounds good; good call RE the tires. I'm going to give the laptop a miss as I haven't been able to get the whole internet via cell phone thing to work and I already have more than can comfortably fit in the little MR-S!
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Old 2003.08.30, 02:45 PM   #30
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apologies for the late postings....network snafu
the following are pictures from the endruo race taking place today!
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Drac, mark, jason, rodney
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