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Old 10-12-2009, 07:51 PM
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Is anyone racing in or around Rockford IL. anymore? I'm looking to get back into racing 1/10 scale off-road was wondering where the tracks are, and what classes and cars or trucks are running. I ck the hobby shop and it's a joke (I hope) I did'nt see any rc10 and only one Losi. I was told that only traxxas were racing???????? in my day those were toys not race cars or trucks I looked at the slash truck I was told would be the only thing to run and it did'nt look as good as the Losi. I was told not to waste my money on it cause I could'nt run it Please tell me this is not true. Are we reduced to racing back yard toys now?I only hope I was just given a sales pitch and not the truth someone pinch me before I wake up racing a tamaya grasshopper
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Old 10-12-2009, 08:16 PM
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I agree with you, no one around here is running 10th scale anymore and I also though of Traxxas as junk.I just started racing again after a 6 years layoff and didn’t want the hassle of 1/8th scale again.Picked up a slash and really love it.I am very competitive, we have close racing and the best thing is going up and coming down from the drivers stand laughing.Find a track and give the slash or sc10 a try.

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Old 10-12-2009, 11:23 PM
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That cool, how does the slash run against an SC10 or a Losi?
What did you run in the past?
I ran RC10, JRX-2 and JRX-T, that probably shows my age but the RC10 was before they even had a truck they were just RC10's I havnt even seen the SC10 yet my LHS does'nt stock it, they dont have any Associated stuff at all.
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I started racing in the early 80's and if you didn't have a rc10 you didn't have a chance. Raced 4wd turbo optima and several differant road cars. Got back into racing with a losi electric and gas truck and xxx4, associated electric truck, and mugan 1/8 scale. I really liked the gas trucks because it took a good driver to win and the 1/8 scale takes to much time and workfor me now. I have had more fun with the corr truck than anything so far. I think the sc10 should be faster but haven't seen it yet, (that's going to cost me)the slash is less likely to break but not as adjustable. Here is a link to our lastrace.

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Old 10-13-2009, 08:06 PM
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Tim, is that the electric slash trucks in the vidio?
I hope that was you driving the blue and white truck. That was some good driving apart from a couple mistakes a very good race.
I always said. "It's not how fast you go,It's how you go fast".

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that's my stock truck, it looks slow to watch but because of the lack of traction they are on the edge all the time. i also have a bad habbit of watching everything but may truck at times. my son was filming and didn't know i had planed to post them, that'swhy he stayed on my trucks most of the time. the mod class could be very fast but that was our first race with them and still needs a lot of setup changes.

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That is really encouraging. if they run like that it should be fun racing I was afraid it would be like driving a grasshopper or frog we used to tear those things up with the RC10. They are talking about running a box stock class,I have a buddy who has never raced, but is a decent driver, he wants me to join him racing the stock slash class next summer. I think I'll get a Spectrum radio and give it a try. My LHS told me he would sell me one without the radio and I could put in my own. they have a 3 channel that comes with two receivers for about $200 Then I'll have a spare for a Losi or SC10
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Attn: better get your slash's now before the prices go up before the holiday sales I noticed tower raised the price 15.00 so they can lower the price for christmas to what they normaly sell for and say its on sale PS: love my slash been in hobby over 20years slash is one of my favorites
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:46 AM
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i know this a dead tread but i didnt want to make a new one if i didnt have to. but i go to Millennium Raceway at the old golf and games by Cherryvalle mall. due to the cold only the inside track is open and there only running 1/36 scale and 1/18. but they have a dirt track outside in front and a road course in back. i hope to see you guys out there.
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:04 AM
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Sancho, we just got done with a league at millennium and a new one started last week I'm running 1/36 class  Andy
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:07 AM
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i was there. i was running the green Losi Mini DT. i was the newb that kept falling off the track lol
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:17 AM
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oh ok. looked like you might need some help with setup? My bud Jason and I can help you if you want. He took first in the 1/18 class in the last league. we are the two old fat guy's
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:24 AM
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that would be kool. i would be practicing but i busted a link and im waiting for parts to get here =[. im gonna be building a decent sized track here pretty soon if your interested. you would be more then welcome to come. and if possible help is always nice
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:28 AM
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No problem see ya Friday
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I'm in Rockford Too,, I'd Love to Get Some People to Race With,, Never Knew the Place out at the Mall Had RC Car Racing,, I Thought it was Only Slot Cars... And I Also Have 1/36th Losi Cars and 1/18th Cars... Well to Tell the Truth I Have Every Scale RC Cars From 1/36th to 1/4 scale.......... I had Not been here on RCU for some Time, I Love That There is a Rockford IL Thread.. Now if we can Only get as Many People Here in the Rockford aria To Start Racing together and Get More Places to Race.
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OH Hey Guys,,, What Time Friday Is the Races At Millennium????? I Want to Show Up Too!!!!!
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Friday night at 6pm I'm done racing for the winter but the rest of the guy's are there. Have fun see you there sometime.
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Leisure Hours in Joliet has some nice tracks. A little bit of a ride, but it's worth it. http://www.leisurehoursraceway.com/
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Old 03-15-2010, 07:56 PM
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I Know About Leisure Hours,, I Might Go Check it out this summer,, But Mainly Want to Stay Here in Rockford... I Did go out to Millennium, The Out Door Course Looks Cool. I Want to Race My 4WD BJ4 Buggys and My 2wd Short Course Truck in the 10th scale classes,, and My 2wd and 4wd 1/18th scale's..
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In case you guy's don't know yet there is an outdoor track on the west side.
off Riverside, where it turns into Springfield there is a church on the north side of the road. Turn in to the driveway there and make the first left and you will drive right into it. I will post more info on it later.

here is the linkwww.raceemrc.com/Home_Page.php

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Old 03-19-2010, 01:36 PM
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Andy,, Thanks For The Info on that Track.. I Heard About it, But Didnt Know How to get to it,, Thanks.. Sancho Came over the other Day And we Raced some 1/18th Mini Losi's around, Had a Blast!!! We Will Have to get you to come out and race with us sometime... I'll PM you with my Contact Info... Hope to talk to ya soon...
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I know this thread is dead but just wondering if anything is still happening in Rockford?
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