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ZRaceman01 06-07-2005 01:26 PM

RE: Charlottesville Racers Thread
 
Wayne and I are going to the race for sure. I am hoping that they run ROAR rules because the CRONO is a 21.

I want to thank Kevin and Scott for getting my Jammin pro to handle on the track so thank you.

SManMTB 06-07-2005 01:37 PM

RE: Charlottesville Racers Thread
 
So you think it requires a ROAR membership/license?

dockman2 06-07-2005 10:01 PM

RE: Charlottesville Racers Thread
 
I doubt it but if so count me out. I dont do the ROAR thing. The flyer said nothing about ROAR rules. When I talked to the guy Joe at Scotts a month or so ago they had not run any actual races there and didnt even have a lap counting setup so not really sure how they are doing it.

By the way, Eddie, your welcome. Hey thats what we are all here for to help each other out and have some fun.

dockman2 06-07-2005 10:56 PM

RE: Charlottesville Racers Thread
 
I just sent an Email to Joe to get some info about the race. I didnt realize it earlier but that race is on Fathers day so I dont know if I can make it. I will still try to get and post any info on it.

dockman2 06-08-2005 08:51 AM

RE: Charlottesville Racers Thread
 
I got an email back from Joe. He said they are running local rules and any motor is legal. He is going to send me the rest of the rules before the weekend. He may even come by since he needs to go by Stampy's anyway. I will post as info becomes available.

slicks 06-08-2005 11:41 AM

RE: Charlottesville Racers Thread
 
thanks for following up Kevin. I too looked at the flyer and didn't see anything about ROAR rules. Keep us posted. Did Joe say what day he was going to stop by? I am curious as to the size of thier track incase a clutch bell change is needed.

ZRaceman01 06-08-2005 09:30 PM

RE: Charlottesville Racers Thread
 
I will call my dad and see if he is going to build the stairs to his drivers stand on Saturday. I will know for sure by Thursday nite. So I will talk to you guys later.

What do you mean a ROAR membership?

SManMTB 06-08-2005 09:47 PM

RE: Charlottesville Racers Thread
 
You need a ROAR license to race at ROAR sanctioned races. That's what I meant.

ZRaceman01 06-08-2005 10:10 PM

RE: Charlottesville Racers Thread
 
I did not know that thank you. How do you get one?

Super_Dave 06-08-2005 10:14 PM

RE: Charlottesville Racers Thread
 
Don't expect much from that race its their first one and it seems they just rushed into the idea. For that reason its obvious they wont have anything to do with ROAR and it seems like they don't expect many people to show up at all.

As for that race last sunday I'll have a Mach .26 in the top 3 to make up for my hot starting issue from last weekend. [8D]

dockman2 06-08-2005 10:28 PM

RE: Charlottesville Racers Thread
 
Joel- he didnt say. I really wouldnt worry about the size of a track or clutchbells. We rarely use the top end we have now. Last weekend at Waynes I ran my Jammin RTR using the stock 13tooth bell and I still could not run full throttle on the long back sweeper and thats with a Force .26 motor. Its the power coming out of the turns that you want, not top end.

dockman2 06-08-2005 10:51 PM

RE: Charlottesville Racers Thread
 
Lil'S, that thing shouldnt have been running that hot after a couple of laps. Have you richened it up?

SManMTB 06-08-2005 11:47 PM

RE: Charlottesville Racers Thread
 


ORIGINAL: ZRaceman01

I did not know that thank you. How do you get one?
[link=http://www.roarracing.com/toplevel/about.htm]ROAR[/link]

slicks 06-09-2005 07:26 AM

RE: Charlottesville Racers Thread
 
hhhhmmm...... maybe I'll switch back to a 14 tooth (currently have a 15) and see how that goes. Not sure if I want to go down to a 13 tooth with this engine as it has a lot of bottom end now. Thanks

Fast Eddie -- keep us posted.


SManMTB 06-09-2005 08:31 AM

RE: Charlottesville Racers Thread
 
You get even more bottom end if you do, not to mention faster acceleration. I don't think I ever maxed out the rpm in mine. These puppies are supposed to put out high rpm, not 4-stroke around ther track at 50%. :D

slicks 06-09-2005 11:18 AM

RE: Charlottesville Racers Thread
 
well - I have nothing broken -- so might as well put the 13 tooth on it too see how it drives. I did have the 14 tooth on it and it had a lot of bottom end. But I'll never know what the 13 tooth will do until I try -- I can always change it back :D

ZRaceman01 06-09-2005 12:46 PM

RE: Charlottesville Racers Thread
 
The race that Lil'S would not start we had already run at least 6 hard laps right next to each other. I was ready to waite for him. What was the hurry any way?

I have not heard from my dad yet. I expect him to call around 6. So I will tell you then.

Super_Dave 06-09-2005 01:57 PM

RE: Charlottesville Racers Thread
 
My motor was running at 240 but when it was "cooling" down it was directly in the sun.... I checked it before I tried to start it and it still said 200. I started it up after the race without a problem and ran great like it did all day at 240-250.

ZRaceman01 06-09-2005 07:55 PM

RE: Charlottesville Racers Thread
 
My dad cannot work on the driver's stand on Saturday because he has to work pouring concrete most of the day, so no racing at Wayne's on Sunday. He told me that if you all wanted to come over on Saturday after 2 pm to call him. I was wondering if we are going to run on Saturday at Scott's? Give me a shout.

[8D]

paperclipracer 06-09-2005 07:57 PM

RE: Charlottesville Racers Thread
 
richmond racer thats me just abour a hour away wht sup

paperclipracer 06-09-2005 07:58 PM

RE: Charlottesville Racers Thread
 
if any of you guys want to talk pm me or email me

dockman2 06-10-2005 12:14 AM

RE: Charlottesville Racers Thread
 
I guess we will plan on racing at Scotts on Sunday.

Eddie I plan on running at Scotts on Saturday also. Its a good day for testing and such. I need to get some laps in with the Xray. Im still getting used to it.

SManMTB 06-10-2005 12:25 AM

RE: Charlottesville Racers Thread
 
Can't make it on Saturday but will be there on Sunday with the ghetto repair. Hope it holds up.

octospider0 06-10-2005 12:29 AM

RE: Charlottesville Racers Thread
 
hey all.

found out what was up with my hyper 21. NO COMPRESSION! ZERO! With the flywheel off I can spin the piston with no effort at all. Not sure why that motor got bent so quick. Cant be more then 2 gallons through it.

Anyway, installing the OS now but ill need to pick up a new flywheel and clutch from Stampy tomorrow if he has got'em,

laters

Bill

dockman2 06-10-2005 10:17 AM

RE: Charlottesville Racers Thread
 
Hey Bill wont the flywheel off the motor you have fit on the RG?

Joe just emailed me back about the race. Should be easy to find. Its a straight shot down Rt29 and you make one turn when you get there so should be easy. The buggy class is open so its run what you brung.
He said he hopes to get a guy from Roanoke to run the race since he has a stransponder set up but not sure if thats final. I thought about offering to do it but Im not sure if I will be able to go or not. Anyway I guess we will talk more about it this weekend.

slicks 06-10-2005 10:39 AM

RE: Charlottesville Racers Thread
 
Bill - I had the same thought about using your existing flywheel etc.... should fit.

If Stampy doesn't have what you need - come on out on Sunday with all your stuff -- maybe a couple of us can help you patch something together until you can get what you need.

Yep -- the more I see of the ofna engines the more I want to move far away from them. I currently have the hyper 21 8 port race engine - but it will probably be my last ofna engine. You are going to love that OS RG - it is a great engine I have been very impressed with it. I know that Manders loves hers - I doubt that anyone could pry that thing away from her.


SManMTB 06-10-2005 10:58 AM

RE: Charlottesville Racers Thread
 
The RG has great potential for modification too. Bring out the dremel and start cutting. :D

ZRaceman01 06-10-2005 11:40 AM

RE: Charlottesville Racers Thread
 
Hey kevin what time do you get there on saturday? I will have my Jammin pro so we can mabey test and tune on it some more. I found out why it got loose. The Jammin tires inserts wore out. I will have a set of Crimefighters on it.

Bill I feel the same way about OFNA motors and carbs.

octospider0 06-10-2005 01:12 PM

RE: Charlottesville Racers Thread
 


ORIGINAL: dockman2

Hey Bill wont the flywheel off the motor you have fit on the RG?


yea the flywheel will fit but it seems kinda wore down. New one was cheap! picked up a clutch (man was mine in bad shape), a 13t bell (was a 14) and the new flywheel.
Now if I can just find the time to get it all put in and broke in ill be golden.

Ill talk to you guys about the race in Amherst this weekend, I at the very least would like to go and watch (maybe drive). Should be a good day. Hell, its father's day, I can do whatever I want right?

laters

slicks 06-10-2005 07:21 PM

RE: Charlottesville Racers Thread
 
Yes Sir -- I feel the same way - its Fathers Day and I want to race!!!!

Manders wants to go but she is not sure about racing but does want to go and watch. Don't know why she doesn't want to race -- I am sure that she would kick some major boy butt down there -- oh well, maybe Kevin can talk he into racing this Sunday.

dockman2 06-10-2005 10:26 PM

RE: Charlottesville Racers Thread
 
"I found out why it got loose. The Jammin tires inserts wore out."

Eddie I told you that last Saturday you knuckle head! Im not sure what time I will be there on Saturday. It depends on what time I get up and I really need to get the mower out and bushhog this jungle I call a yard.

I wont be able to go to the race on Fathers Day. I need to go see my Mom and then I think the family is going to the cemetary since its the first FathersDay after the fact.
Most likely I will go run some at Scotts later in the day.
Besides its not looking like this race is going to be a big deal. It seems like something that is just thrown together and you guys might be racing they same people you usually race.
I hope you guys do go though to check out the track and the locals. Someone needs to take some photos of the track so I can see it. Also talk to the local guys and try to get them to come up here to race.

Bill bring your stuff by on Saturday and wecan hook it up and break it in for you. If you want I will work on the setup and see if its the buggy or the driver.:D

fourwheels0 06-10-2005 11:31 PM

RE: Charlottesville Racers Thread
 
hey kevin i think i just might get a lx pro rtr for $180 it's all stock and seems to be in good condition. think i should. let me know here or i'll see you at scott's this weekend. later mike

dockman2 06-11-2005 01:25 AM

RE: Charlottesville Racers Thread
 
Yeah Mike, come on out and we will talk about it.

Also Scott wanted me to let everyone know we will be racing Sunday at his track for sure.

slicks 06-11-2005 07:11 AM

RE: Charlottesville Racers Thread
 
yep Scott called me last night and confirmed what Fast Eddie had said about Wayne working and that the racing is at his place on Sunday. Hey Kevin - I told Scott about this site and explained to him how to find it -- but if you can you may want to show it to him today (Saturday) so he too can get logged on here. This site has proved to be a good tool to communicate with each other.

Bill - you are going to love your buggy when Scott and Kevin get through with it. Scott told me that you had some trouble with istalling the new clutch -- that thing can be a bugger the first time can't it? I have learned alot from Kevin and Scott re: set-up etc... that has really helped me and made both of our buggies run and handle better. Probably one of the reasons I have not yet upgraded to a newer buggy yet.

See y'all on Sunday

ZRaceman01 06-11-2005 08:28 AM

RE: Charlottesville Racers Thread
 
Bill, they helped me a lot to in setup and in how I race. I just sit back and listen to them when they are talking about raceing and about setups. They fixed my Jammin pro and a lot of other things for my dad and I.

trackman 06-11-2005 08:40 PM

RE: Charlottesville Racers Thread
 
hey joel im here finally just been busy trying to stay on top of the track . hope to see everyone sunday

slicks 06-11-2005 09:25 PM

RE: Charlottesville Racers Thread
 
Hey Scott --- glad to see you made it!!

See you Sunday about noon time. I thought maybe we would have gotten a little rain today to make the track a little tacky tomorrow. But dry is good.


octospider0 06-12-2005 08:39 PM

RE: Charlottesville Racers Thread
 
was a good day :)

so is everyone out for next weekend in Amherst?

ZRaceman01 06-12-2005 08:55 PM

RE: Charlottesville Racers Thread
 
I would like to go and watch the race but I can not. I want to spend some time with my dad. Might see you guys on Saturday.

I got that moter broke in at 210.

Give me a shout, Later

dockman2 06-12-2005 09:01 PM

RE: Charlottesville Racers Thread
 
Bill Im not going but Im planning on running at Scotts on Saturday and then late on Sunday.


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