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New racing in Ft. Wayne, IN

A new track is up and running in Ft. Wayne at Summit R/C Raceway. It is a 4 lane Carrera track. Racing on Thursday nights. 1/32 and 1/24 scale. Rubber of silicone tires only... no foams, no traction compounds or additives due to the plastic track. More details as they are available. Keep an eye on the Summit R/C Raceway website for news.
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Just a few questions about the slot racin. What ohm controllers do you need? Any brand of hobby race car OK like fly or Scaleletric? When can I come check it out and try my luck running on the track?
Ron and I normally run the HO cars so this will be a change for us to run bigger heavier cars. I am looking forward to giving the big scales a try. Moose aka Ken Wehnert
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Hi Moose. Any 45 to 60 ohm controller should work fine. Most 1/32 slotcars designed for home track use will be used. We will be having our first race thursday january 29 at 7pm. If possible be early as there will be discussion on rules and classes as we always try to get the racers input on these subjects. As I'm sure you know by now, 1/32 slotcar racing offers many options for classes ( nascar , F1, indy, sports and GT cars, rally, touring, almost any kind of vintage race cars, semi tractor trucks, and now even motorcycles). We went with the carrera track because it allows plenty of room between lanes for close side by side racing for any size car and is the only company that offers the track pieces needed for elevation changes similer to real road race tracks. We will start out running the cars like they come out of the box and will probably very as little as possible from that. In the future Nicks Hobby Shop will be selling 1/24 kits that will be using all parma parts and motor and will come with a special chassis designed for vintage sportcar and nascar bodies produced by Tom Anderson here in Fort Wayne. If you have attended the Chicago area slotcar show or seen his bodies here at the raceway these are extremely detailed and accurately scaled bodies that come with a full interier at a very reasonable price. These also can be purchased fully painted and detailed. Thanks for the questions.

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We will be there on Thursday to check it out,I will bring along my Fly cars and controlers and make a few laps. I think I raced in Tom Anderson's basement with his kids runnin AFX cars along time ago.
See ya on Thursday,M00SE.
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A few pictures of the track are now available. Check them out at this LINK
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Whats it gonna take to get these guys to be a part of Fest? Great track, great location and perhaps a win-win for all. These guys need to come to Fest, set up, race and recruit new members from Northern IN. Who's the contact of this fine establishment?

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Mark, I have offered my portable 4 lane HO roadcourse twice for Lighningfest and I was there last year. You can contact me at mmmoose1@yahoo.com if you want. I race in Goshen on Thursday nights up to now,traveling 130 miles roundtrip on a Thursday night is getting kinda tiring on both man and machine. There is also several other HO tracks in private homes in the Elkhart area that we frequent. M00SE
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Hi Mark. Shoot me an e-mail or call me at the raceway tonight after 7pm. (1-260-471-2722 or 483-3939). Ask for Dale. Also check your e-mail.

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Dale and Moose, I have room for you both plus many, many other clubs, dealers vendors and collectors. PM made a point of it this year to make sure that the slot heads are well represented. They plan to kick in lots of incentives to make this really cool.

I would not be doing my job if ALL the local clubs were not on hand to run slots and recruit new members. PM will also have product on hand for sale at this year's Fest for slots. Some neat surprises too.

Dave Machesney heads up the racing and events while Jon Soffa is taking up the slot car custom contest. I will call Dale tonight and would love to talk to Moose as well if you prefer to call me, drop me an email and I'll forward the number. One way or another, slots will be BIG at Fest this year!
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I would like to thank the guys who tried realy hard to get the first slot car race at Summit in the books. Do not fret about the small problems with the scoring system, that kind of stuff happens. Tonights race broke the ice better by us having to call out our laps and kept it from being too serious. All in all that was the best first try I have been too.
Now if I can make some positive suggestions. Replacement silicone tires need to be the first thing on the list after getting the scoring system straightend out. We did fine on classes but the cars without silicones need to be racing in a class by themselves. Have a permanant voltmeter on the power supply so the voltage doesn't get bumped up between practice and racing, the cars with stock tires could stand to run on a lower voltage. the four minute heats were great. We run stick on dots on the windshields of our tjets to show what lane color they are in, it might cut down on some of the shouting during the race. I am just not used to yelling at a turn marshal. All in all we had a great time and the three of us will be back next week, Ken,Ron and Kris.
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Great Time Last Night

Good show and a great time! The first night glitches have happened to all of us that have ever tried to stage an event. Looking forward to next week.

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Scoring system has been repaired and what has caused the problem to begin with has been changed. We will be testing more this week to make sure, if we run into any more problems before thurs we will post it here. Thanks.
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i am finally logged in after 2 weeks of going back and forth with forum boss.
yes, the timer/counter is repaired and ready to go! and dale actually did some of the work!see everyone thursday night. tom.
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Bummer! I thought I paid em enough to keep you off.
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dale! glad to see you posted your photo.... lookin' good!!
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