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Winter Racing 2022/2023
« on: August 30, 2022, 05:43:10 PM »
IROCC Winter 2022/2023 Race Season Information:

Welcome to IROCC's Winter 2022/2023 Carpet Season.

Dates in 2022/2023 (Saturday evenings):
Oct 8
Oct 22
Nov 5
Nov 19 - No Racing
Dec 3
Dec 17

Jan 14
Jan 28
Feb 11
Feb 25
Mar 11
Mar 25

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

*** Depending on interest and available time, we will attempt to run Formula 1 and/or USGT Scale Spec on select dates.  We'll have a better feel for this once the season begins.

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: Fall Racing 2022
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2022, 05:29:29 PM »
First Carpet Club Race this Saturday, October 8th

This Saturday evening is our first Fall carpet club race.  Doors open at 4:00pm and track setup starts at 4:15pm.  All local racers are expected to help with track setup (reasonable exceptions are fine).  Some notes:

  • New Track Storage: As most are aware, the track equipment will be stored in a different location this year.  Please be patient and work together on setup/teardown until we get this process optimized to an IROCC standard.
  • New Pit Area: We'll be pitting inside the rink this year, between the players benches and the track straightaway.  If you are nervous about spilling something, bring an old towel to put under your table.  Please wear regular sneakers and NOT heavy work boots.
  • 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.
  • 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.  The E-Transfer email address is the same as last Fall.  Message me privately if you need this address.
  • TC Rubber Tires: The club will have touring car rubber tires on hand for purchase.  They are the same tire that most racers used last Fall.  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: Fall Racing 2022
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2022, 05:30:59 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
  • Ride height should be set somewhere between 3.2mm and 3.6mm.
  • Body height should be set to 8mm.

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


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Re: Fall Racing 2022
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2022, 06:43:58 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 because of the new storage space and the extra time needed to build a new track layout.  It should be a LOT quicker at the next race now that the layout is chalked and all the corners are preassembled.  The storage setup requires a bit of a chain-gang to get the equipment out onto the rink surface.  We will get quicker at this as we go.

I was impressed with everyone's pace for the first carpet race of the season - especially given the patchy traction of the new layout.  We all got up to speed quickly, including the new racers!

The vibe in the pits was great!  The new pit setup is a little more "communal" which is nice.  I saw lots of people pitching in to help new drivers which is always great to see.  Big shout-out to new racer Wendell C for reviving two loaner cars for the club and for spending time with a new prospective racer to get him on the track.

Finally, congrats to Paul Y for his strong run in the 12th Scale B-Main, besting his dad for the first time.  I figured this was coming at some point!

Next Race is Saturday Oct 22
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: Fall Racing 2022
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2022, 05:31:44 PM »
Club racing this Saturday October 22nd
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.

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

Tires
If you haven't already picked up your tires from Brian, please do so this week.  Cash payments are ideal.


See you there!
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Re: Fall Racing 2022
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2022, 06:25:00 PM »
Big Race Night!
Thanks to everyone who made it out for racing on Saturday.  We had one of our largest turnouts in recent memory which was great to see.  Setup and teardown were very quick and efficient with everyone pitching in.  Extra special shoutout to Brian B, Craig R, Dan L, Joe F, and Rob F for doing a lot of the heavy lifting in and out of the storage area.  These guys are always quick to volunteer for that job - thanks guys!

I have to say how impressed I was with everyone in the novice heat.  Austin, Brodie, Cooper, Mark, and Matthew all did super well with clean runs and personal bests for all!  Cooper and Mark are brand new this year, and Austin, Brodie, and Matthew all went next-level compared to last year.  Everyone in this group was about the same pace so it really made for some fun racing.

At the sharpest end of the stick, the TC main was one of the best we've ever seen.  These guys put on a show with some ultra-tight clean racing.  Congrats to Brian A for emerging victorious in this one - well earned.  Honorable mentions to Craig R for setting TQ, and to Glenn A for setting the fastest lap of the night.

In the middle we saw lots of competitive racing.  Notable performances were Chris C, Jay J, and Neil J making exciting bump-up runs, and Daryl J being the "best of the rest" in TC.

It was great to see Matt S back on the carpet after a decade away, and of course Jarrod H once again proved he can always run competitively even with his sporadic attendance.

Final shoutout goes to Nick F for introducing us to Liberty Kitchen for dinner after racing!

Next Race is Saturday Nov 5
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: Fall Racing 2022
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2022, 03:22:01 PM »
Club racing this Saturday November 5th
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: Fall Racing 2022
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2022, 04:34:20 PM »
We will probably not be able to show up until shortly after 5 or so.

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Re: Fall Racing 2022
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2022, 05:39:24 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!

Congrats to Austen F and Mark L for taking the bumps out of the novice group!  Austen has been running very smooth this Fall, and Mark is already getting more consistent after just his second race date.

Brian A was once again the person to beat in Touring Car setting TQ and taking a wire-to-wire win.

Shoutout to Daryl J for an awesome run in the 12th Scale B-Main, making a clean last-lap pass on Brian A for the second bump spot.  Great finish there!

In the 12th Scale A-Main, Craig had the fastest car but had some bad luck, while Tom Y, Dalyn S, and Blake B had a good run, never separated by more than a corner for the full main.

Next Race is Saturday Dec 3
We have an extended break at the moment.  The next race is Saturday Dec 3rd, 2022.  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 #9 on: November 17, 2022, 06:53:08 PM »
Schedule for 2023
Eagle Ridge has given us our Winter dates into 2023.  I've updated the pinned post with this information as well.

Our next race
Our next race is December 3rd.

Remaining Schedule
Dec 3
Dec 17

Jan 14
Jan 28
Feb 11
Feb 25
Mar 11
Mar 25

*** All dates start at 4:00PM


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Re: Winter Racing 2022/2023
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2022, 06:47:38 PM »
Club racing this Saturday December 3rd
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.


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Re: Winter Racing 2022/2023
« Reply #11 on: Today at 02:24:03 AM »
Thanks to all who made it out to racing this past weekend.

We had a lower than normal turn-out, which allowed for a more relaxed program.

We also saw some new racers turn out, which was great to see!

Matthew Cady managed to pull off an upset to finish better than his Dad, Phill. I'm sure he won't let his Dad off the hook either!

The TC Stock main turned out to be a clinic put on by Brian A, outclassing the rest of the field. There was some excellent door to door racing, but in the end nobody could keep up to the TQ and first place finisher.

The 1/12 scale class was similar, with Craig R dominating both qualifying and the main event.

Race results and points are available in the usual location.

Next race day is December 17th.