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Re: Winter Racing 2022/2023
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2023, 05:45:34 PM »
Fun Race Night!
Thanks to everyone who made it out for racing on Saturday.  We had a good turnout and lots of fun racing!  Special thanks to the guys working the players benches to get our equipment in and out.  There are a few of you that always step up, in particular Brian B.  It's much appreciated and it helps our track setup go smoothly.

Congrats to Brian A who was dominant in TC all night, with no one really able to challenge him.

Shout out to Craig R for taking TQ and the win in 12th Scale with a couple of really strong runs.

It's nice to see Sean B becoming part of the top group in TC, qualifying 5th overall.

Daryl J also had a strong night in TC, qualifying into the A-Main.

Dan L showed some flashes of brilliance, but needs to make a clean race to move to the next level.

It was nice to see Shawn Z back on the track after an extended absence!

Newcomer Ian S joined our novice group and fit in very well until his servo gave out.

Next Race is Saturday Jan 28
Doors open at 4:00PM.  We will run a full race program with three qualifiers followed by the mains.

Results
https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/1n1-j1snHL8URsztlKrEtIWD44eyWEV7v


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Re: Winter Racing 2022/2023
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2023, 06:36:15 PM »
If you're bored on this off-week, checkout the updated IROCC Analytics app brought to us by our friendly analyst.  The app fits properly on mobile screens now.

Choose your name and race date, and then click the Ranking tab to see how your average lap times and hero laps stacked up that night.

If you really want to geek out, try the Diagnostics tab to see how many of your laps are were better than your seasonal average.  More grey bars to left of the blue dashed line indicates your laps were largely better than your seasonal average.

https://irocc.shinyapps.io/Analytics/


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Re: Winter Racing 2022/2023
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2023, 05:28:53 PM »
Club racing this Saturday January 28th
This Saturday evening is our next club race.  Doors open at 4:00pm and track setup starts at 4:10pm.  All local racers are expected to help with track setup (reasonable exceptions are fine).

We will run a full race program with three qualifiers followed by the mains.  Make sure your cars are ready to go.

Friendly reminder that if you are running in the top couple heats in your class, you should be running a ROAR legal motor.  No "outlaw" type motors should be used here.  If you are a new racer then any motor is fine.

See you Saturday!
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Re: Winter Racing 2022/2023
« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2023, 06:56:46 PM »
Another Great Race Night!
Thanks to everyone who attended Saturday's club race.  We had a big turnout and saw lots of good racing.  As is typical, some TC drivers in the middle-pack range are over driving a bit, and you will go at least one lap faster if you slow down.

It was great to see Ed M and Alex M back on the track mixing it up at the top of the TC class.

No one seems to have pace to compete with Brian A in TC right now.  Hopefully he gets some challengers next week.

Dan P made his return this week and picked up where he left off.  Always impressive he can find his way into the A-Main when not running regularly.

Dalyn S was back as well, and ran the fastest single laps in 12th Scale, but had some bad luck at the start of the main which kept him out of contention for the win.


Next Race is Saturday Feb 11
Doors open at 4:00PM.  We will run a full race program with three qualifiers followed by the mains.

Results
https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/1n1-j1snHL8URsztlKrEtIWD44eyWEV7v


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Re: Winter Racing 2022/2023
« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2023, 01:39:16 PM »
Club racing this Saturday February 11th
This Saturday evening is our next club race.  Doors open at 4:00pm and track setup starts at 4:10pm.  All local racers are expected to help with track setup (reasonable exceptions are fine).

We will run a full race program with three qualifiers followed by the mains.  Make sure your cars are ready to go.

See you Saturday!
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Re: Winter Racing 2022/2023
« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2023, 03:18:52 PM »
Big Race Night for Novices!
Thanks to everyone who attended Saturday's club race.  We had a good turnout and lots of good racing.  The Novice heat stole the show with some excellent driving from all our new racers, including three drivers that had never run with IROCC before.

Matthew C and Avelyn C both set personal records with excellent driving in the main.  Dominic M ran his first ever race with IROCC and did exceptionally well finishing 3rd in the main.  Jonathan W and Benjamin W had never run RC cars before but they quickly found their footing on the track.  It was super impressive to see how quickly they caught on with absolutely no prior experience.  Cooper W showed some flashes of brilliance as well, but had a little bad luck with his car staying together.

I want to give a huge shoutout to Dan P, Wendel C, and Glenn A for playing a big role in getting these new racers on the track!  Without you, it doesn't happen.  Thanks guys!

It was great to see Shane A join us for the night!  He hadn't raced in many years but he looked right at home with a Craig R rental ride, making the 12th Scale B-Main in style.

Next Race is Saturday Feb 25
Doors open at 4:00PM.  We will run a full race program with three qualifiers followed by the mains.

Results
https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/1n1-j1snHL8URsztlKrEtIWD44eyWEV7v


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Re: Winter Racing 2022/2023
« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2023, 11:00:07 PM »
Club racing this Saturday February 25th
This Saturday evening is our next club race.  Doors open at 4:00pm and track setup starts at 4:10pm.  All local racers are expected to help with track setup (reasonable exceptions are fine).

We will run a full race program with three qualifiers followed by the mains.  Make sure your cars are ready to go.

See you Saturday!
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Re: Winter Racing 2022/2023
« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2023, 04:50:41 PM »
Fun Race Night
Thanks to everyone who attended Saturday's club race.  We had a smaller turnout but lots of big performances.  The Novices once again had a good night with everyone continuing to improve on their lap times.  Big thanks to Avelyn C, Benjamin W, Dominic M, and Jonathan W for volunteering to help marshal multiple times throughout the night!

Brian A set the pace in TC again, but Nick F showed that he can compete.  He had faster laps, including a better Top 15, but had some bad luck which kept him 2nd overall after the main.  Daryl J had his TC working well qualifying in 5th overall for the night.

Jack F ran one of his best 12th Scale runs in the main with 33 laps, while both Blair S and Brian B just missed 35 lap runs.  Rob F had a nice clean 12th B-Main win, but elected to sit out the A-Main so he could call the race for us.

The 12th Scale A-Main was very close between Blake B, Craig R, and TQ holder Dalyn S.  It was anyone's game for the entire eight minutes.

Big thanks again to Wendell C for helping get the club car fixed up after it lost a spur gear!

Setup was probably a record: 30 minutes from start to finish.  Pretty good for a 100' x 48' track.  Let's keep that going please.


Next Race is Saturday Mar 11
Doors open at 4:00PM.  We will run a full race program with three qualifiers followed by the mains.

Three dates remain: Mar 11, Mar 25, Apr 8, and possibly an odd ball Apr 29 if enough people can make it.  Check your family calendars.

Results
https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/1n1-j1snHL8URsztlKrEtIWD44eyWEV7v

Consistency Rankings and other Analytics
https://irocc.shinyapps.io/Analytics/


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Re: Winter Racing 2022/2023
« Reply #23 on: March 07, 2023, 11:20:24 AM »
Hey there, I have a few 10 year olds with Traxxis Rustlers who would like to try their hand in a novice race.

Is novice wide open as far as cars go, or is there anything particular that is required?

Do we just show up on Saturday?

Thanks!
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Re: Winter Racing 2022/2023
« Reply #24 on: March 07, 2023, 12:57:09 PM »
Our winter racing program uses carpet as the racing surface.

I don't believe the Traxxis truck you mention is appropriate for that surface.

We could probably accommodate those vehicles on our asphalt course we run on during the summer.

We use either 1/10 scale touring cars or 1/12 scale pan cars. The novice class referred to is comprised of novice drivers running touring cars.

We have a loaner car that beginners can borrow at our track. However, as you might imagine it does see its fair share of abuse, and it isn't guaranteed to be in drivable condition on any particular day.

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Re: Winter Racing 2022/2023
« Reply #25 on: March 07, 2023, 04:45:59 PM »
Thanks for the response.

The Rustler is 1/10th scale, but obviously it's more made for an outdoor environment. https://traxxas.com/products/models/electric/rustler-4x4-67064-61

I had thought that the novice class was an "any car" type of situation, so thanks for the clarification. I will keep an eye open for summer racing.  Really I just want to give the boys a feel for racing and get them interested in the technical fun behind it all.

I guess no one is running an outdoor track at this time of year.

Thanks again,
Corey


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Re: Winter Racing 2022/2023
« Reply #26 on: March 07, 2023, 05:08:11 PM »
This may interest you, this is the off-road club in Victoria. You could contact them for more info because they seem to have changed their racing venue recently.
https://www.facebook.com/corvictoria/

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Re: Winter Racing 2022/2023
« Reply #27 on: March 07, 2023, 05:11:24 PM »
You could come out and watch at IROCC's racing to see if our type of racing interests you. I believe we are close to getting the second club loaner car going.

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Re: Winter Racing 2022/2023
« Reply #28 on: March 07, 2023, 05:19:23 PM »
There is another group in Victoria that runs off-road type cars. They run on a different type of carpet indoors during the winter.
https://www.facebook.com/corvictoria/

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Re: Winter Racing 2022/2023
« Reply #29 on: March 07, 2023, 05:53:33 PM »
You could come out and watch at IROCC's racing to see if our type of racing interests you. I believe we are close to getting the second club loaner car going.

Sure, I'll try to get the kids out this weekend. Thanks!