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Old 12-02-2007, 06:34 PM   #1
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Well I got word that there will be a meeting this coming week to decide the future of GLORCS. It is no secret that they are strongly thinking of pulling the plug!

We have all read the other thread with opinions back and forth, good or bad, however I wanted to start this thread for anyone who would still like to see GLORCS go forward and to post comments in hopes the guys will not give up on the series. I for one was really looking forward to it!
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Old 12-02-2007, 06:47 PM   #2
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I for one would like to see GLORCS continue. And don't see why they would pull the plug. I would like to run in both series as the points thing doesn't matter to me anyways. I probably wont run many GLORCS next year, but that is just because all the races are no where near my home(london). It is kinda tough for me to support GLORCS right now because they are not supporting any of my local tracks but who knows maybe 2009 will be different. I really hope that GLORCS isnt thinking of pulling out because they are afraid that there will be a new sheriff in town. I enjoyed the people and size of events that GLORCS brought together but I also enjoy where it all started Club racing. But if the meeting was already called I fear this post wont change anything.
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Old 12-02-2007, 06:50 PM   #3
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Lets keep it going!!!!

I am 100% for Glorcs. It has brought all the local nitro racers together for some great racing action. Who would want to stop such an accomplishment.

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Old 12-02-2007, 06:50 PM   #4
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i would love to see the series keep growing.glorcs has done a great thing for us canadian would be just wrong if they decide to pull out now.for one i love racing the series & it is some of the best racing our track is planning big things for our june 19-22 2008 race.bigger better lay out.with some major sponcerships next the guys from glorcs keep up the great work u guys are doing.
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Old 12-02-2007, 07:19 PM   #5
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I would hate too see it go ..I plan on running the series..not all the races but as many as the wife will let stated in other places..the closest track for us racers in southern Ontario is 4 hours min to drive to the exception being the finals..I try to race as many as I can..not just because its a series but I really enjoy going to all the different tracks, it is challenging and makes all of us better drivers learning how to adapt to different tracks...As for the Other series..I think from what I've been hearing it will be nice too as I wouldn't have too drive over 45 mins to make the qualifying races , plus being club racing my kids can run electric cars and enjoy the DAY with me at the track.
I would like to thank all the guys that make GLORCS tick and the tracks that put on the races...sure hope it stays running..and if you don't want to run it see if some other crazy people want to run it..maybe we could even vote for the next crew , if the current ones want out..just my thoughts...
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Old 12-02-2007, 07:57 PM   #6
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As stated before ... I am in for at least 4 of the races
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Old 12-02-2007, 08:02 PM   #7
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Well I think it is about time for me to place my 2 cents in this matter, I usually keep quiet on my thoughts when it comes topics involving GLORCS / RCH.

I was @ the first 2 meetings of GLORCS and helped in deciding the initial structure of he series, as well as the name of the series. To me, GLORCS is the illegitimate child, given up @ birth, meaning even though I want nothing to do with the running of the series, I still do not want to see harm come to it.

There were numerous people @ these initial meetings to start the series, many of you WILL NOT remember even hearing about them. The first was not even a meeting, it was a "lets hold a series"this happened in WOODBRIDGE, at the 1000 member party, and the second was in BARRIE. After those 2 meetings, Todd took the reins and championed the series to what it is. It is not a perfect series, it might have too many races, it could have harmed club racing, but should it be dropped just b/c another series is knocking on the door. NO, to give up b/c RC PRO is coming to town is dumb. Rejoice, learn and work together!!

I really enjoy traveling too these races, not b/c I am good, but it gives me a chance to see the fine members of this site, and BASH MAC into the tube as hard as I can, I have my eye on you MCLEAN.

In closing, I hope the guys do not give up on the series.

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Old 12-02-2007, 08:58 PM   #8
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+1 bajillion to what mac,jay,teff,jacfrost and joe said

Glorcs has been the MAJOR reason offroad nitro racing has grown in the great lakes area!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think I have been racing longer than most anyone else (started in '86) in this area and have seen tracks come and go, for many reasons. I have been able to race at so many different tracks and make so many friends in this hobby. Myself and others HAD to travel to the U.S. to attend races for nitro offroad in the past, at least if you wanted to race with more than a dozen or so other nitro racers. That was how it was. Electric had a good following and I also enjoyed lots of racing up here around ontario with the odd trip to quebec or ohio. But if you wanted to race nitro you had to travel, alot! I used to have to fly/drive to races in Las Vegas, California, Maryland, Ohio, Oklahoma, Florida, etc, etc, etc.

At the end of 2002, after racing at my 3rd IFMAR 1/8 Worlds (Uruaguay)I retired from FULL FATORY RIDES with Kyosho, O.S., Pro Line, O'Donnel, MIP and many others. The reason, I had enough of all the travel. Each race took a full week from my schedule if I wanted to be competitive, and I was. I had a great time racing but it became too much.

I thought that was it, it had been fun but there where NO races anywhere closer than Ohio (CRCRC) that offerred the same level of competition or had a large following of racers. That is not a knock at any tracks or racers, it was just the state of racing up here at the time.

I attended and helped Mac grow his race each year, once a year, all the time hoping the nitro racing seen would mature. I raced a little touring car and really got into my rc planes with my spare time.

Then GLORCS and (plug,plug,plug) came along and helped get things organised. All of a sudden info about tracks (existing and new) became widely available. Honestly, before that very few racers (including myself) knew about all the options they had to go race.The tracks and racers are equally resposible for growing the sport but GLORCS was the "glue" that made it work.

GLORCS has helped grow the sport tenfold at least, many thanks to the GLORCS guys for all they have done. While there have been the expected growing pains along the way (always going to happen), without them there is no way the sport would have grown at the rate it has.

I hope the series continues as it will only continue to improve. Yes there will be changes as the series matures this is only natural. But we have a great thing going and we should keep at it!

I have had as much fun racing over the last few years as I used to have when I travelled to all the big U.S. races! I don't know if most of the racers know how lucky they are to have so much high quality racing available to them within only a few hours drive. Come on guys, lets keep GLORCS going and continue its growth.

As far as having rcpro races up here, I look forward to attending even more races, but don't forget the series that got us to this point....


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Old 12-02-2007, 09:01 PM   #9
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The show MUST go on ! I was planning on doing the entire series in 08.
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Old 12-02-2007, 09:22 PM   #10
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Why fold GLORCS?????

I don't see why it should fold? There's no reason why both bodies can't co-exist peacefully. All this talk about being too small is poppycok! There are 5 million people in the GTA alone. We just have to work harder (and together!) to get more people into RC Racing.

If GLORCS really was in it for the racers you guys would stay, address the issues people have brought up, and make GLORCS the shining star it has potential to be. Not all people wanna club race and not all people wanna travel to follow the circuit. And some wanna have a scene were both types of racing are available and healthy... like me! It works in the USA in areas with less population density than the GTA.

So come one guys! Let's work together to grow this wonderful sport. United we stand, divided we fall and all will suffer.


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