Island Radio Operated Car Club

Racing Topics => General Discussion => Topic started by: Blake on September 08, 2021, 06:10:10 PM

Title: Fall Racing 2021
Post by: Blake on September 08, 2021, 06:10:10 PM
IROCC Fall 2021 Race Season Information:

Welcome to IROCC's Fall 2021 Carpet Season.

Dates in 2021 (Saturday evenings):
Oct 9
Oct 23
Nov 6
* Nov 20 (cancelled by Eagle Ridge) *
Dec 4
Dec 18
Jan 1
... remaining 2022 dates TBA

Location:
Eagle Ridge Community Center Dry Arena
1089 Langford Pkwy, Victoria, BC V9B 0A5

Race Night Program:
4:00PM Doors open for track setup
4:45PM Practice
5:15PM Q1
6:25PM Q2
7:35PM Q3
8:45PM Mains
10:00PM Track teardown

Race Classes:
Touring Stock 21.5
12th Scale Stock 17.5
Novice

Race Fees:
Adult $30 flat fee
Child/Student $10 flat fee

Track:
100' x 48' CRC Black Carpet

Notes:
The building is very large with lots of room to spread out
Tables provided
Chairs NOT provided
Bring an extension cord


Blake
Title: Re: Fall Racing 2021
Post by: Blake on October 01, 2021, 06:15:12 PM
Fall 2021 Carpet Racing Updates
We are one week away from our first carpet race of the season on October 9th.  Please read the following updates:


Blake
Title: Re: Fall Racing 2021
Post by: Blake on October 06, 2021, 07:08:30 PM
Important Quick Tips for Race #1
Follow these tips if you want to have fun at Race #1.  The car must be race ready, with the battery installed, before making these measurements:

Touring Car

12th Scale Car

Front Tires


Blake
Title: Re: Fall Racing 2021
Post by: Blake on October 07, 2021, 02:52:12 PM
The CA Accelerator/Kicker used in the above tire gluing video is optional.  If you don't have any, just let the glue air dry.

I will have some Accelerator at the track on the first race night.

Blake
Title: Re: Fall Racing 2021
Post by: Blake on October 10, 2021, 07:33:38 PM
Awesome First Carpet Race!
Thanks to everyone who made it out for our first carpet race of the season yesterday.  Track setup was super smooth, especially considering we built a new layout.  Setup will be even quicker at the next race now that the layout is chalked.

We saw lots of great racing, and also some first-race car setup issues.  Get your cars sorted as the next race will mark the start of a friendly four-race points series taking us to the end of December (one throw away).

Big thanks to Terry Yeo for making the trip from the Lower Mainland!  It was great to see him racing with us.

Next Race is Saturday, Oct 23
Driver's meeting outside at 3:45PM, doors open at 4:00PM.

Results
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/12BzpmfWSUsTO_3HacbsumVtOD3lSVteG


Blake
Title: Re: Fall Racing 2021
Post by: Blake on October 14, 2021, 07:32:38 PM
12th Scale Tips
With some new racers entering the 12th Scale class, I figured it would be smart to post some videos about basic setup and maintenance.  These videos are a bit old, but they contain some really good information:


Chassis Tweak and Pivot Ball
Watch the first five mins:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ct2L3KEkE0

For the pivot ball, instead of disassembling anything, a shortcut is to loosen the rear pivot, hold the car by the rear pod with the car pointing down at the ground.  Then shake the car around to let things settle, and gently retighten the pivot ball.

Ride Height, Droop, Tweak
First five minutes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gq00eXAkwOo
(aim for 3.6mm ride height for our track)

Check Front Suspension and Rear Tires
Second half of video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gq00eXAkwOo

Differential
Does not apply if you're using a spool rear axle.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIYBed6VmNw

12th Scale at the Highest Level
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWI6v-4egh4


Blake
Title: Re: Fall Racing 2021
Post by: BCbud on October 19, 2021, 02:29:33 PM
Good day!

I have looked here and on FB and I could not find out if we run the spec 1/2th scale tire or is it open?

Thanks, Neil.
Title: Re: Fall Racing 2021
Post by: Blake on October 19, 2021, 05:42:46 PM
Good day!

I have looked here and on FB and I could not find out if we run the spec 1/2th scale tire or is it open?

Thanks, Neil.

Hi Neil,

Technically it's open, but the spec purple stripe tire is preferred.

Blake
Title: Re: Fall Racing 2021
Post by: Blake on October 19, 2021, 05:58:28 PM
Club racing this Saturday October 23rd
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).

Registration and a quick drivers meeting will take place outside at 3:45pm, before we enter the building.

We will run a full race program with three qualifiers followed by the mains.

This race marks the start of a short 4-race points series (one throw out) taking us to the end of December.


See you there!
Blake
Title: Re: Fall Racing 2021
Post by: Blake on October 24, 2021, 06:44:43 PM
Another Fun Club Race!
Thanks to everyone who attended last night's club race.  We had another great turnout and lots of fun racing.  Big thanks to Terry and Jesse for making the trip from the Lower Mainland.

Shout out to Jarrod for taking the TQ in 12th Scale in his first race in 12 months.

More shout outs to Wyatt and Jay who were running 12th Scale for the first time and did very well!

Next Race is Saturday, Nov 6
Driver's meeting outside at 3:45PM, doors open at 4:00PM.

Results
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/12BzpmfWSUsTO_3HacbsumVtOD3lSVteG


Blake