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xtremerc



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PostSubject: Winter Meeting Items   November 14th 2007, 5:17 am

Hi All;

Please post your thought and ideas here. I will make sure Rick and Ryan see them and the get mentioned at the meeting as well..

I will also try to post Notes from the meeting after it takes place. By Sunday or Monday at the latest.

Post away....


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PostSubject: Re: Winter Meeting Items   November 14th 2007, 3:32 pm

OK, I'll start with some "out of the box suggestions". I don't know if these are good ideas or not, but just something to think about.

6 minute qualifers and 8 minute mains for all classes except Sportsman and Mini-t which would be 4 min quals and 5 minute mains.

Car classes:
Sportsman
Stock sedan (including 13.5 brushless)
Tamiya mini

Truck classes:
Sportsman
Stock (including 13.5 brushless)
Open
Mini-T


Would it make sense to run cars together, then trucks to save on track changeover? Run cars maybe noon till 3pm, then changeover, then trucks 3:30pm till 6:30pm. For those of us running both, it would still be a long day, but if someone wanted to just run cars or trucks one day, they could be in and out in 3 hours instead of 6 or 7. Just a thought.

Another advantage of doing this is we could set up relatively open track layouts for the 3.5 brushless truck maniacs, but have tighter more technical track layouts for touring cars.

Start on time, and have a set time between races, and stick to it. I think that keeps everyone happy. Marshall when you are supposed to. Lose a starting position in the main or get docked points if you don't marshall when needed.


What about open practice on the track? One or two nights a week till maybe 8pm would be great.
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PostSubject: Re: Winter Meeting Items   November 14th 2007, 7:37 pm

This may not be a high priority, but the winter meeting may be a good time to discuss this....

What are the expectations for people who pay a membership to Cheese City? Last year I heard that as a club member people were expected to help with set up and clean up. I don't have a problem with that, but I guess no one ever told me the club rules.

So, I'm not disagreeing with anything or trying to cause a problem, but this meeting may be a great time to hand out guidelines, rules, expectations, and benefits of paying the membership fee.
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PostSubject: Re: Winter Meeting Items   November 15th 2007, 2:51 am

Good thoughts Scott. I am undecided on spliting the sedans and truck. We have thrown out the ideas of hooks on the walls to hang the jumps when we switch over to sedans. That solves the jump switch-a-roo, but the track would have to be a very similar layout.

I do think we should get started earlier than 12:ish. Even if people travel for an hour or two, we could still have our drivers meeting between 10-10:30 and begin racing at 10:30-11:00.
I used to get up early to drive to Madison on Sunday morns.

As far as classes, we will have to see how many "Stock and sportsman" stadiums there are. I love the idea of separating the beginners, but at the beginning of the season last winter there were only a small handful of stock/beginning stadium. That is the reason I went to "open". It just wasn't fun to race Dante for first or second every race.

Just a few of my thoughts
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PostSubject: Re: Winter Meeting Items   November 15th 2007, 6:58 pm

I hadn't thought of that, but starting before 12 or 12:30 would be great. Then we can race for 6 hours and still get home in time to do other things.

Now that the carpet will be out already, the track layout and jumps could be set up on Friday night.

So, to make it official, here's a winter meeting item to discuss:

Move start time from 12:30pm to 11:00am.
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PostSubject: Re: Winter Meeting Items   November 16th 2007, 3:49 am

Scott, sometimes I think we are the only ones who write on this thing. I guess this is what I do to wind down after long days at work.
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PostSubject: I'm Here To   November 16th 2007, 4:37 am

Hey Guy's

You at least have one reader.. I check and see what is here at least once a day. Yah! nino it has settled down alot from when it first started. I like all of your ideas so far an will make sure they get mentioned.


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PostSubject: Re: Winter Meeting Items   November 16th 2007, 3:24 pm

Seeing we have had every electric rc vehicle made mentioned to run as a class, you forgot one. Monster Trucks!!!!!


Nino, didn't you mean you didn't like getting beat by Dante???????
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PostSubject: Re: Winter Meeting Items   November 16th 2007, 8:46 pm

not that i would usually agree with Roger but i would like to see a monster truck class. i myself would put foam tires on my e-maxx if we could get enough people to run the class.
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PostSubject: Re: Winter Meeting Items   November 17th 2007, 3:18 am

Crowd Pleaser,

We used to run stock stadium - mod stadium - e-maxx monster trucks. That was in the begining of indoor, when indoor was alot of fun. But times have changed. Too bad.
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PostSubject: Re: Winter Meeting Items   November 17th 2007, 6:42 am

Jammin 28 wrote:
Seeing we have had every electric rc vehicle made mentioned to run as a class, you forgot one. Monster Trucks!!!!!


Nino, didn't you mean you didn't like getting beat by Dante???????

You know he had much better electronics than me. I was running an old crappy stock motor with stick packs. Not much competition for your motors and match packs. Things have now changed, and my equipment has improved. I guess I have no more excuses except for my bad driving.
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PostSubject: Re: Winter Meeting Items   November 17th 2007, 6:46 am

Jammin 28 wrote:
Crowd Pleaser,

We used to run stock stadium - mod stadium - e-maxx monster trucks. That was in the begining of indoor, when indoor was alot of fun. But times have changed. Too bad.

What has changed? More competition? A permanant indoor track? Concessions with BIG cups? Your right that doesn't sound like much fun.

It's good to have some more people talking on here. Hey Roger, are we going to see you indoors?
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PostSubject: Re: Winter Meeting Items   November 17th 2007, 5:30 pm

ill run stock motor in mod with unmatched packs that should be fun.
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PostSubject: 1 more week to post   November 18th 2007, 7:07 pm

Hi All-

Nino- I agree it is nice to hear from the old bugger again... Now I hope we see him at the track once in a while.... Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy


Great posts with great ideas so far from everyone (even Roger's Razz ) Keep them coming. I will print them off on Friday evening and make sure that Ryan and Rick see them and they get mentioned at next Saturday's meeting.

Also, For those of you that can't make next Saturday's meeting, I will have notes from the meeting posted here and on RC tech either on Sunday evening or Monday...

Thanks

Rick Alston
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PostSubject: Re: Winter Meeting Items   November 19th 2007, 12:25 am

nino since i wont be there on the first you better win.
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PostSubject: Re: Winter Meeting Items   November 19th 2007, 2:37 am

Nino,

Dante said he wanted to race, so maybe I'll put all the good stuff in his car and let him rip.


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PostSubject: Re: Winter Meeting Items   November 19th 2007, 4:15 am

I won't be able to race on the first either. I have two shows with my kids, one at 1:00 and the other at 6:00. I hate having to work on race days.

Roger: It would be nice to see you and Dante and the track. I will race everyone equally, I also find it hard to believe Scott took you out on purpose.
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PostSubject: Re: Winter Meeting Items   November 19th 2007, 2:07 pm

Thanks for the kind words Nino.

Roger, I don't remember the incident, but if I did ram you in the rear it was due to lack of driving skill on my part, not me being a goon.

But, I'll take one in the rear so to speak, if that's what it will take to get you and Dante racing indoor. Just let me know when you plan to race and I'll be sure to mount a big rear bumper on my truck Very Happy .

Hopefully you and Dante will make it out for some good times at the track.


I'm tired of writing about RC racing on forums, I wanna drive. Can't wait for Saturday.
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PostSubject: Re: Winter Meeting Items   November 19th 2007, 6:05 pm

no scott if you ran into the back of roger it was cuz the old man didnt have the right glasses on and he owns a losi those are hard to get around a track fast anyways. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Winter Meeting Items   November 19th 2007, 10:00 pm

Another topic to discuss at the winter meeting: Practice days, times, and costs.

If I remember right, the store/track is open to 6pm most nights. If possible, it would be great if the track was open for practice 2-3 evenings per week, even if just till 8pm. By the time I get out of work pack my stuff and get to Monroe it will be almost 6pm.

Free practice would be fantastic, but I know that the new track wasn't free, so I'd be OK paying something to practice (or upping the annual membership fee and members get free practice).

Rick or Ryan, can you share any info on the topic of track practice on non-race days?

Thanks.
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PostSubject: We will discuss   November 20th 2007, 4:42 pm

Hey Scott;

You make a valid point and one I will discuss with them. I could see the track being open at least two nights until 8 p.m. or so. Maybe 3. Something like a Monday, Wednesday & Friday kind of thing.


I can tell you right now Yes!!! There will be a fee for practice, It won’t be a lot thought (one amount for members- another for non-members) we will officially release the amounts and practice times on Saturday and then I will post them on this forum as well.

Thanks


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PostSubject: Re: Winter Meeting Items   November 21st 2007, 11:30 pm

I do not like the idea of spliting cars and trucks if a friend wants to come with he might have a car or truck and we can't hang out because time. I was planing on becoming a member this year and as one of the job for all members is to remove and install jumps. hanging jumps is one option but i beleive there will be a BLIND SPOT to the left of drivers stand if all the guys are standing in a row far right can't see n.e. corner so jumps could go there I think keeping rules as close to other track rules as possible would be good so others could show up slap foams on for trucks and race with us the more people we can have show up the better for us and discount america Wouldn't everyone like to see some special races(arematch) or (hurrician) series stop maybe our own event pick a weekend that ( ts,rcp,dirt,reeds,) doesn't have anything going on and host something CHEESE CITY CLASSIC some door prizes raffle big cup quilifers maybe entry fee pay back for top 3 now that theres a home track we should make it happen but we need the rules compatable soooooo
stock sedan rubber 27turn or13.5 enough cars to split splitem if not run together
mod sedan rubber

mini coopers stock trs rules

mini t or 18 scale stock

stock truck 27 turn or 13.5 enough to split c cell bats only

mod truck

monster trucks show up run em

if enough sportsman show up you can creat a class if not it's a mobil schcain

please no email on grammer'spelling, or little coma things it took 2 captains to type all this


see ya sat have the a arms ready thats a long straitaway
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PostSubject: Re: Winter Meeting Items   November 22nd 2007, 4:46 am

That's what the rules meeting Saturday is for, right? To talk through all this stuff.

I'm sure we'll get it figured out, and I'll bet it will change some as we go, but the good news is we'll be racing soon.
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PostSubject: Re: Winter Meeting Items   November 22nd 2007, 3:19 pm

Racing pretty soon?????????

That would be a first. Last year was nothing but a BASHERS PARADISE!

Too many classes, too many cars in each race and way too much time spend at a track on a Saturday. Run trucks one day and run the other classes another day. When you drive 70 miles round trip, spend $50-$60 a weekend on gas and food and fees, you should be able to have a little fun.
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PostSubject: saturday racing   November 23rd 2007, 2:24 am

i wish we could run the truck in the morning have the doors open at 10:am and started by 12: be done by 4:pm because i race in madison at marcca by 6:pm on saturday Question bounce

because i have to take foam tires for any new people that might be racing the
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