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Old 04-25-2009, 07:21 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Narly1 View Post
+1 and then some!!!

I admit that I used to be one of those guys lobbying for a kid's class.

In the end I finally realized that success at Sid's comes mainly from improved driving skills.

I submit that the best way to do this is to work one's way up through the qualifier system one race at a time......

The way I see it, somewhere in the whole experience there's a teaching opportunity for our kids:

There are no "shortcuts"

1. Learn from races won and lost.

2. Work hard on practicing the driving skills and enjoy the results.

3. Be a good sport and have fun along the way. (Maybe that should be #1 on the list, LOL!)

I agree with your points but they can be taught in the beginning in a novice class. A guy doesn't go to his local go-kart track, have a blast then say "I want to race for a living" then step into the seat of a NASCAR Sprint Cup car or and F1. They have to take steps to get there. So why are we tossing newbies into the "big leagues" of RC? Yes, I know, qualifying separates the fast form the slow. I guess I will not win this. Coming from off-road racing when I was 8yrs old I learned to drive in the local track's "under $200" series. It was a class for newbies to learn to drive. If it wasn't for that class I'm not sure if I would have gone on to race in the regular Stock & Mod classes. But hey, that was a very long time ago and things have changed since then.

(I don't know why I'm yapping a way anyway)

So let's get back to the topic the Spring Shakedown '09...
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:30 PM   #22
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Have you got your 2wd ready Willy?

I have a 13.5 in mine and a 10.5 in my 4wd.

Please by all means put the biggest motors you have in your 2wd and 4wd lol.

Remember you have not raced at Sids before, and oh use the hardest tires u have lol.

What 2wd ru running Willy?
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hey john do u have and bowe tie front tires that will fit my xxx4? or does any one, that i could buy some off of them?
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Old 04-25-2009, 09:21 PM   #23
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Don't forget Sid's is built for the racers by the racers.. If there is a big demand for spec racing it would be there...

For example if we had 10 people all excited about spec racing it would most likely be done...

I wouldnt expect anything more than 13.5 needed in the slash/sc10 class. So in a sense it will most likely become a spec class just based on the environment itself!

I think everyone is afraid to get their new slashes and sc10's dirty
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Old 04-25-2009, 10:07 PM   #24
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Less talk....more racing.....

bowtie fronts??? only if you make your own
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Old 04-26-2009, 07:33 AM   #25
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Re: Sorting

I have to indicate that the sorting definitely works.

When I am able to get out and race, I generally find myself relegated to the C or D Main,

On many occassions I have found myself having tremendous amount of fun having my butt handed to me by some youngster with a stock B4, and I don't think I could've had any more fun.

The Sids crew has always provided a great platform for: "Run what you brung, and have lots of fun".
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Old 04-26-2009, 07:40 AM   #26
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I've been running at Sid's from the beginning and have a reputation of running "big motors" If you're worried about open classes, just check out my stats of the last couple of years.

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Old 04-26-2009, 10:02 AM   #27
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More good 'ol fashioned first race trash talk???? LOL

As for 4wd front Bowties. I will make anyone a brand new pair in either M2 or M3 compound for $20.00 (including the tire). They do make a difference. I love running them up front.
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Old 04-26-2009, 10:41 AM   #28
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wanna make me a pair of BK truck tires in red? hehe
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No 2wd buggy? come on Willy whats the matter?:GRIN:
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Yeah there always been some club races I'm not sure on the dates this year? But I talked to the guys about it and they said theres goin to be some this years too.

I'm hoping to see some of the Fast Cat guys out and 1/8 guys too.. I know you all got 1/10 off road cars It'll be nice to get some racing started
Johnny I'm goin with 8.5 in 2wd and 5.5 4wd lol.
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