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Re: Winter Racing 2023/2024
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2024, 05:51:42 PM »
Club racing this Saturday January 27th
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 #16 on: January 29, 2024, 06:27:46 PM »
Big Race Night!
Thanks to everyone who made it out for racing on Saturday.  We had a big turnout and a few new racers which was great to see.  The larger turnout caused us to run a little late but we'll get that cleaned up next time.

Big thank you to Ryan W and Nospoom S for joining us from Metro Vancouver for the night.  It's always fun to race with these guys!

Shoutout to Craig R and Dan L for getting Jes M back on track after a small ESC fire.  Jes' night would otherwise have been over if it had not been for these guys making the effort.

Ryan Patterson ran the club car for his first IROCC club race since the 80s/90s era.  He did really well out there with the fragile loaner, especially given his time away from RC!

Dayn H and Bob M entered the 12th Scale class for their first time and both of them ran very quick and clean.  Ultimately they would both finish in the middle of the B-Main which was impressive!

Brodie B had a great night, improving each round with his 12th Scale car.  He hit 26 laps in the C-Main which was a record.  Nice work Brodie!

At the top of 12th Scale, Dalyn S was a beast with one of the fastest and most consistent qualifiers we've seen in recent memory.  See the attached picture as a model of consistent lap times, especially in 1S where the battery fade is against you.  Note that this run was about two seconds slower than Craig R's run from a couple weeks ago, but I can tell Dalyn's Top 5/10/15 numbers are a club record without even checking the database.

Thank you to Sean B and Tom Y for running the computer for much of the night; it is a thankless volunteer position.

Next Race is Saturday Feb 10
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 #17 on: February 06, 2024, 05:18:14 PM »
Club racing this Saturday February 10th
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 #18 on: February 12, 2024, 06:03:08 PM »
Fun Club Race!
Thanks to everyone who made it out for racing on Saturday.  Setup and teardown were very smooth.  We had a lighter turnout which made for a more laid-back schedule and some extra practice.

Shoutout to Dominic M in the Novice main for running his best run in his short career.  Dominic ran super clean and managed to turn 18 laps which was very impressive!

Ryan P was back for his first race with his own car and did really well.  He just concentrated on clean laps and it paid off with some really good runs.

Carter H, Glenn A, and Sean B had some good battles in 12th Scale throughout the night.  Carter and Sean were turning slightly faster laps but Glenn's consistency gave him the edge every time.

Congrats to Dan L for hitting 37 laps for the first time.  His 12th Scale game definitely took a jump forward that night.

Big thanks to Tom Y for helping Emmett Y get one of the loaner cars sorted out between heats.  Much appreciated.

Hard luck award goes to Nick F for breaking out of both mains.  He will take solace in his Super Bowl winnings though.

Next Race is Saturday Feb 24
The next race is Saturday Feb 24.  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 #19 on: February 21, 2024, 05:39:00 PM »
Club racing this Saturday February 24th
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.

*** Note that after this race we will have a four week break until our next race on March 23rd.


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Re: Winter Racing 2023/2024
« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2024, 06:51:16 PM »
Great Club Race!
Thanks to everyone who made it out for racing on Saturday.  We had a good turnout and lots of good racing.

Our novices were strong once again, and it would be Dominic M and Avelyn C taking the bump ups to the next main with super clean runs.

Shawn Z had a good night, eventually making it into the A-Main again.  Great work Shawn!

Congrats to Avery B for taking the win in TC on this night.  He got it done from the 5th position on the grid which was impressive.

In 12th Scale, Shane A had a great run in the B-Main which was likely a personal best.  Keep it up Shane!

Good luck to all IROCC racers attending the Kamloops Mid Winter Challenge next weekend!

Next Race is Saturday Mar 23
We're on an extended break now.  The next IROCC club race is Saturday Mar 23.  Doors open at 4:00PM.  We will run a full race program with three qualifiers followed by the mains.

Upcoming Schedule
Mar 1-3 Kamloops Mid Winter Challenge
Mar 23  IROCC club race
Apr 6    IROCC club race
Apr 27  Last IROCC club race of the winter season (*** Note this date is three weeks after previous date)

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 #21 on: March 19, 2024, 03:23:16 PM »
Club racing this Saturday March 23th
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 #22 on: March 25, 2024, 06:06:14 PM »
Fun Club Race!
Thanks to everyone who made it out for racing on Saturday.  We had a good turnout and lots of good racing.

Congrats to Dayn H and Rob F for running really well all night and taking the bump-ups to the TC A-Main!  Both were really consistent and smooth, staying out of trouble.  Dayn's progression in onroad has been very impressive!  Hard luck goes to Matt S as he was running a very close 3rd place but got collected by traffic on the last couple of laps. 

Ryan P set a new personal best with a super strong run in the TC C-Main.  Some of the more seasoned racers kept him at bay but he's showing that he can challenge that group moving forward.

Liam K ran his first ever "race laps" and did super well.  Big thanks to Team Fantetti for the loaner car!

The 12th Scale B-Main was a fun race to watch.  Shane A put in his best run of the night and worked his way to the front and then started to pull away with clean driving.  Behind him, Dan L and Daryl J raced super tight for pretty much the entire main with Daryl in 2nd and Dan in 3rd.  Daryl kept clean and managed to fend off Dan right to the end.  As a more aged racer myself, I love seeing IROCC's more "experienced" racers fending off the younger generation.  They can have their time when we retire.

Next Race is Saturday Apr 6
The next race is Saturday Apr 6.  Doors open at 4:00PM.  We will run a full race program with three qualifiers followed by the mains.

Upcoming Schedule
Apr 6    Club race
Apr 27  Last club race of the winter season (*** Note this date is three weeks after previous date)

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 #23 on: April 03, 2024, 08:05:02 PM »
Club racing this Saturday April 6th
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 #24 on: April 08, 2024, 05:47:57 PM »
Fun Race Night!
Thanks to everyone who made it out for racing on Saturday.  We had a smaller turnout but some really good races.  It was a fun night.

Big shoutout to Matthew C for helping fix the club car after it was broken in a qualifying heat.  Matthew wasn't too familiar with the car but managed to get it up and running in short order!  Later in the evening Craig R did a full rebuild on Brian B's 12th Scale car after he broke the rear pod plate.  Lots of good mechanic work that night!

Nick F was the racer to beat in TC this week.  He turned the best hot laps and was also one of the most consistent drivers in the class.  And Dalyn S was untouchable in 12th Scale with a really quick car and mistake free driving.  Well done again guys.

Matt S had a good night in TC.  He was super quick in the final qualifier and managed to seed 6th overall, making the A-Main directly.  Nice work Matt!

Once again, the 12th Scale B-Main ended up being the race of the night.  Daryl J and Rob F raced it out for eight straight minutes in this one, never separated by more than 20 feet.  Daryl lead for most of the run and he didn't make any mistakes.  Rob was a tick quicker but didn't push the issue and stayed patient.  In the final minute Rob managed to make a clean pass for the lead, but on the final lap of the race Daryl got him back with an aggressive but legit pass of his own.  These guys have raced together a lot over the years and this had to be one of their best performances.  Was a fun one to watch.

Final Race Night is Saturday Apr 27
Our final indoor race of the season is in three weeks, on Saturday Apr 27.  Doors open at 4:00PM.  We will run a full race program with three qualifiers followed by the mains.

Yes, the Apr 27 date is accurate.  The regular date was unavailable.

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 #25 on: April 24, 2024, 05:58:39 PM »
Final indoor club race this Saturday April 27th
This Saturday evening is our final club race of the indoor season.  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.

Summer Track Equipment
If anyone has room to store a PA speaker or two, and/or the rubber mats, that would be great.  We will need them for summer racing.


See you Saturday!
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Re: Winter Racing 2023/2024
« Reply #26 on: April 30, 2024, 05:08:41 PM »
Fun Final Race Night
Thanks to everyone who attended Saturday's club race.  We wrapped up our indoor season with a fun race night and lots of close battles on the track.

Big shoutout to Jack F for what was probably his best ever 12th Scale run.  In the C-Main he got to the front fairly quickly and then started to pull away from the field with consistent error-free driving.  He ended up a lap up on second place just by driving clean.  Great work Jack!

A few others peaked their 12th Scale programs on the last race night too.  Dan L, Sean B, and Shane A all had strong runs throughout the night.  And Glenn A took a Fantetti loaner car to a 4th place finish which was awesome to see.

Ultimately Craig R was untouchable in the main, although Nick F might have had the pace to keep up if he had avoided some mistakes.

In TC Nick F was the fastest in qualifying and he and Blake fought to the death in the main in a battle of good vs evil.  Fun racing.

Brian B and Joe F deserve a mention here.  I know a lot of different people have been helping with the awkward storage of our gear.  But Brian and Joe have been at the center of this effort EVERY SINGLE WEEK for two years.  Thank goodness they're fit and strong because it's a really tough job to manhandle the carpet and scaffolding into the storage area.  Huge thank you Brian and Joe - it is very much appreciated!


Summer Season begins Sunday May 26
The Summer asphalt season begins on Sunday May 26th.  Please stay tuned for details on location, and schedule.  Currently everything is still somewhat fluid.


Results
https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/1S6qnZUyfyY6wXgfU5Zd9hQYt32hdiXvk


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