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Winter Racing 2023/2024
« on: August 31, 2023, 02:18:53 PM »
IROCC Winter 2023/2024 Race Season Information:

Welcome to IROCC's Winter 2023/2024 Carpet Season.

Dates in 2023/2024 (Saturday evenings):
Oct 7
Oct 21
Nov 4
Nov 18 - No Racing
Dec 2
Dec 16

Jan 13
Jan 27
Feb 10
Feb 24
Mar 9 - No Racing
Mar 23
Apr 6
Apr 27    *** Note this date is three weeks after previous date


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:
Limited tables provided
Chairs NOT provided
Bring an extension cord
SXT traction compound only


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Re: Winter Racing 2023/2024
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2023, 08:08:22 PM »
I'm expecting Novice is intended to be a TC chassis?

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Re: Winter Racing 2023/2024
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2023, 10:44:55 AM »
I'm expecting Novice is intended to be a TC chassis?

Yes although novices can run in the 12th Scale class as well.  They will be pre-sorted into an appropriate heat.

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Re: Winter Racing 2023/2024
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2023, 11:45:55 PM »
First Carpet Club Race, Saturday October 7th

Saturday October 7th evening is our first carpet 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).  Some notes:

  • New Track Setup: We'll be building a new track layout for the first night which will take extra time.  We'll then run an extended practice session, followed by two qualifiers and one main.  Future race nights will run three qualifiers and one main.
  • Formula 1 at the first race: The shorter race program on night #1 will allow us to run Formula 1 if there are enough cars.  Beyond that, we'll only have time to run it at future races if the turnouts are low.
  • Tables/Chairs: Eagle Ridge has some tables for our use, but not enough for everyone.  If you have a small table, it would be wise to bring it along.  You MUST bring your own chair.
  • Payment: Cash and E-Transfers are accepted.
  • TC Rubber Tires: The club will have touring car rubber tires on hand for purchase.  They are the same tires that most racers have used the last few years.  These tires are not mandatory, but they are a good choice.
  • Traction Compound: SXT is the only permitted traction compound.

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Re: Winter Racing 2023/2024
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2023, 05:22:23 PM »
First Club Race This Saturday October 7th
This Saturday evening is our first indoor 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).


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
  • Ride height should be set somewhere between 3.4mm and 3.8mm.
  • Body height should be set to 8mm.

Front Tires
  • Same applies to 12th Scale front tires.


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Re: Winter Racing 2023/2024
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2023, 05:14:56 PM »
Excellent First Carpet Race!
Thanks to everyone who made it out for our first carpet race of the season on Saturday.  Setup was a little slow due to laying out a new track.  It will be twice as fast next time now that the layout is chalked and all the corners are preassembled.  Big thanks to Marten Martin and Brian Ball for refining the storage area a little given the new obstacle there.

A few notable performances, especially from our group of young racers:

Avelyn was back racing again and she ran super well, finishing 3rd in the C-Main.  Dominic ran some quick laps and made the C as well.  Also in the C, Matthew, was sporting some new paint and his car was quick!  He had a little bad luck in the main but his speed is impressive.

Big shoutout to Phil and Matthew Cady for bringing along a new racer Fielding W to the track.  Fielding had never run a hobby grade RC car before and he caught on quick!  He had a legit chance at bumping to the C-Main until a broken axle slowed him up a little.  Nevertheless, a great night of racing for Fielding!

Cameron H had a career night with an awesome run in the D-Main just narrowly grabbing the last bump spot to the C.  He actually switched to a backup chassis just before the main as he couldn't get his primary car fixed in time.  Kudos for making it happen Cameron!

Next up, and still in the "young" category, Sam L was on fire in qualifying.  He was running a new car and he was driving it really well!  Definitely the fastest laps we've seen from Sam so far.  Keep it up!

Special mentions go to Sue Lester and Shawn Lange for adapting quickly to indoor carpet racing after both of them ran abbreviated summer seasons.  Sue was slow and steady and improved her pace each run throughout the night which was awesome to see!  And Shawn picked up carpet racing really quickly and looked very comfortable in the new environment.

Next Race is Saturday Oct 21
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/1S6qnZUyfyY6wXgfU5Zd9hQYt32hdiXvk

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


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Re: Winter Racing 2023/2024
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2023, 06:00:49 PM »
Club racing this Saturday October 21st
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 there!
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Re: Winter Racing 2023/2024
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2023, 05:22:42 PM »
Club racing this Saturday November 4th
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 there!
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Re: Winter Racing 2023/2024
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2023, 06:12:06 PM »
Fun Club Race!
Thanks to everyone who made it out for racing on Saturday.  Setup and teardown were very smooth.  Extra special shoutout to Brian B, Martin Marten, and Rob F for doing a lot of the heavy lifting in and out of the storage area.

Congrats to Dan L for TQing the TC Stock class.  He has been steadily improving since his return to racing last year, and he set his first IROCC TQ effort on Saturday night!

Craig R was untouchable in 12th Stock with a couple of flawless runs including his A-Main performance.  His car is quick, and his driving was on point all night.

Jarrod H made his once-annual appearance and, as usual, ran competitively in 12th Stock with no practice and no laps since this time last year.  Come visit us again J-Rod!

Cameron H had an awesome night with some really clean runs in qualifying and a strong main in the Novice group, propelling him into the TC Stock C-Main.  Great work Cameron!

Ian H ran Cameron's backup car and turned his first ever laps with an RC car.  I have to say, he was pretty impressive for a completely new racer.  Keep it up Ian!

Next Race is Saturday Dec 2
We have an extended break at the moment.  The next race is Saturday Dec 2nd, 2023.  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/1S6qnZUyfyY6wXgfU5Zd9hQYt32hdiXvk

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


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Re: Winter Racing 2023/2024
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2023, 05:08:27 PM »
Schedule for 2024
Eagle Ridge has given us our Winter dates into 2024.  I've updated the pinned post with this information as well.

Our next race
Our next race is December 2nd 2023.

Remaining Schedule for 2023/2024
Dec 2
Dec 16

Jan 13
Jan 27
Feb 10
Feb 24
Mar 9 - No Racing
Mar 23

*** All dates start at 4:00PM


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Re: Winter Racing 2023/2024
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2023, 05:39:28 PM »
Club racing this Saturday December 2nd
After a long break, 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.


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Re: Winter Racing 2023/2024
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2023, 05:30:26 PM »
Club racing this Saturday December 16th
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).

*** The tables have returned to the arena but there is limited supply like usual.

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


See you there!
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Re: Winter Racing 2023/2024
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2023, 06:24:51 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.

The highlight of the night was probably onroad rookie Bob Magyar making a clean last corner pass on Mark Lester in the first race of the night.  Great finish in that one.

The other rookies, Colton W, Emmett Y, Ian H, and Shaun W all ran super well all night, steadily improving their times.  Really awesome to see.

Our "pro-novices", Avelyn W, Cameron H, Dominic M, and Matthew C were all escalated up a heat on this night and were more than up for the task.  It won't be long until we see one of these racers in the B-Main.

Further up the ranks we saw a good battle between brothers Joe F and Jack F in the B-Main which was fun to watch.  And Shawn Z had a great night, eventually ending up in the TC A-Main which was great to see.

Teardown must have been some sort of record.  Brian B and Martin M had the pack up system working at max efficiency.  Great work there.

*** For those that saw the incident near the end of the night: This is currently under review.  All club members will be updated at a driver's meeting at the next race.

Next Race is Saturday Jan 13, 2024
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/1S6qnZUyfyY6wXgfU5Zd9hQYt32hdiXvk


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Re: Winter Racing 2023/2024
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2024, 06:05:34 PM »
Club racing this Saturday January 13th
This Saturday evening is our first club race of 2024.  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.

Drivers meeting 5:15pm.


See you there!
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Re: Winter Racing 2023/2024
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2024, 06:19:03 PM »
Fun Race Night!
Thanks to everyone who attended Saturday's club race.  We had a good turnout and lots of good racing.  Once again we had a big turnout of newer onroad racers including Dayn Hoel and Jes Mattheisen from COR Victoria.  These two ran some loaner cars and did super well for their first ever onroad event!  Big thanks to Rob F for supplying the extra loaner.

The first TC main saw Jes and Emmett Y breaking away from the field.  Unfortunately Emmett's car suffered a broken arm later in the run and Colton W would move into the second bump spot.

The next TC main was a three way race within the Fantetti family.  Joe worked his way to the front but traffic was unkind to him and Austen would end up taking the win with Jack in tow.

Rob F got a little unlucky while leading the TC B-Main and ended up breaking his car which allowed Shawn Z and Phil C to secure bump ups to the A-Main.  Good run there from both these guys, and Shawn ended up 4th overall in the A-Main with an extremely slow car which was impressive!

In 12th Scale, Sean B and Paul Y were the most consistent in the B-Main and would transfer to the A-Main.  Shout out to Paul for handling himself well in the A group.  It's tough to focus on your own lines when you've got several faster cars working past you throughout the race.  Paul stayed clean which was awesome.

The 12th Scale A-Main featured a good race between Blake B and Craig R, swapping back and forth for the lead multiple times, and never being more than about six feet apart from each other.  Fun racing for sure.

Teardown was deadly fast and efficient again which got us out the door and to dinner a little early.  Thanks everyone for that.

Next Race is Saturday Jan 27, 2024
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/1S6qnZUyfyY6wXgfU5Zd9hQYt32hdiXvk


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