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#1 Mr.Fixit Feb 09, 2012 12:41 PM

Team Edge RC races?
 
Heres my question. What goes on and how long does racing take? Surely not a full day as I've been reading online.





Mr.Fixit

#2 DoubleTrouble Feb 09, 2012 08:56 PM

Don't you have a set of rules?




Double Trouble

#3 djskiptonic Feb 10, 2012 12:14 PM

I went through my set it does give information on heats, mains and specs for each class. If you don't have a rule sheet then I'll come back and help out. When a racing event is held its most of the day. Some of us including myself make it a "full" day for after race practice, chatting with other drivers and some of us even go out to eat afterwards. Did this help Fixit?



JB'

#4 Mr.Fixit Feb 10, 2012 01:41 PM

I get the part about the classes and heats. It didn't say cost or times or how long the races were stretched out.



Mr.Fixit

#5 Team Edge RC Feb 10, 2012 05:00 PM

Fixit email me will you? I'll give you the information if you still need. Cost, dates, times will never be listed in rules but I can shine some light on what your looking for.




Robert

#6 Toby Warren Feb 10, 2012 05:20 PM

Make it a day of racing when possible. If you do you'll make contacts, see and listen to what others are doing while your nolonger waiting for your race.




Toby

#7 GottaCuda Feb 11, 2012 12:26 PM

Fixit use the day for what it is. Races start and finish quickly. You'll never hear: wait for me or hold on I need to repair something. The karts rarely need anything so its a toss down and race kinda deal. Most races I've gone to are around 4-5hrs. Theres been longer but those are larger scaled events. Local races like here in AL go from 12-5pm with drivers arriving at 8am and leaving at 7pm. The track opens immediately once its down. No hold backs or awaiting for AMB wiring to be placed down. I think you'll see everything go smooth and very quickly. My advice is try to have fun and make the best of the day.





Gottacuda

#8 EatenDirt Feb 11, 2012 08:40 PM

I think he has the picture. Gary you left out cost. Races are 10 bucks for the first entry and 5 there after. The father and son racers make out like bandits on entry fees. Practice days are done by donations. you show up and drop who ever is setting up the track and running things a few dollars. No amount is set but for instance today I hung out with Robert and a track he setup. I dropped a 5 spot on him.





Eatendirt

#9 bigdonald Feb 12, 2012 06:14 PM

I barely raced four times last year due to a medical issue and what he said is exactly what happens. Time flys by when your having a great time. I will add take a note book. I wish I did with all the tips I gathered.




Big D

#10 Mr.Fixit Feb 13, 2012 01:28 PM

I take it those who race modified are adults and stock are kids then? Whats the usual turn out for gulf coast?



Mr. Fixit

#11 CRA Feb 15, 2012 01:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr.Fixit (Post 20733444)
I take it those who race modified are adults and stock are kids then? Whats the usual turn out for gulf coast?



Mr. Fixit


Not at all Fixit. Don't listen to those above. I've seen a good amount of adults racing in stock class. Matter of fact many if they choose to admit it started off in stock. If I'm right modified was created only a couple of years ago. It was mostly Mitchs idea to create the class for drivers like Robert, myself and others who race r/c AM or PRO.





Craig

#12 Team Edge RC Feb 15, 2012 04:31 PM

True in modified most drivers are older or shall I say (over 18). There some younger/teen/kids who race mod class but not many. I think we posted this before in years past but, you'll find all ages. Stock class isn't just for younger or new drivers and as Craig put said, everyone started in stock class. As for attendence? The few races I've raced or been to down there, can be 12 to 30 plus? It really depends on weather to.




Robert

#13 CeriJonston Feb 15, 2012 07:02 PM

Your about right hun. Most down here I would say are in there 20s to 60s.:) I know it sounds like a huge span of ages but it is what it is:):). Our stock class is small and its made up of 12 to 30 with 30 being the oldest or there abouts. Most are in their teens.




Ceri

#14 cakeman Feb 16, 2012 05:22 PM

Yeap right about the ages girl. Tampa and Jacksonville was mostly adults but many like I will travel if we can. Its harder for kids to travel unless its a father and son or daughter. Summer is different with kids being out of school. You'll see more stock drivers because of summer break.





Cakeman

#15 Team Edge RC Feb 17, 2012 04:53 PM

AKA Fixit, I sent you an email with the 2012 rules, ages and what to expect. Consider the email a personal FAQ from me, personally. Everyone is right on the money about who races what and what goes on in the above post. In mod as I said in the email sent, ages are from teens to upper 60's with the oldest I know of being up in IL. If you read this Glen T a BIG HI TO YOU! Anyhow, Stock is different by far. You'll see kids from 10 being the youngest up to 50s?. However what Ceri and the rest said, stock is mostly kids (75% or more) less the stock class at Battlefield RC in GA. Right now, they're wrapped up in VTA and F1 so chances are mod will be it for 2012 kart class there.



Robert


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