View Full Version : What up Stream racers
12-24-2002, 02:06 PM
just want to tell everyone Merry Christmas!!!Hope your day tomorrow is a good one....ill be racing some stock truck with ya next year....thats all im racing is electric til the mod nats...this should be a ngood year...hey Chad if you need help with the track let me know.....take care.....Matt Wells 757-544-0686
12-27-2002, 10:56 AM
12-27-2002, 11:13 AM
Chad I'll Roll, I've come down with racing syndrome.
JADY????? RYAN???????? ANYONE????????
12-27-2002, 02:46 PM
sadly, i am unable to make it
good luck to my racing brothren
12-27-2002, 02:48 PM
come on Jady you can make it.
12-27-2002, 03:40 PM
Let me know what you are gonna do. If your going I'm down to roll.
12-27-2002, 04:13 PM
Email me your phone # Dirty. I'll call you tonight.
I'm going to try to get with Ryan, Josh and Shane. I'll see if we can get a good plan working.
Hey guys...just wondering
What kind of track do they have down in Goldsboro, off-road, indoor road, indoor/off-road...? Do they have a website?
12-27-2002, 04:54 PM
Goldsboro is both indoor offroad(electric only) and outdoor onroad. The outdoor track is closed for the winter. There website is www.rosewoodrc.com
hope this helps
12-27-2002, 04:59 PM
Phillip, Goldsboro is a in door off road track, it's actually called Rosewood RC speedway. www. rosewoodrc.com , check it out.
Dirty D, call me or Chad tonight, get our numbers from JD if you lost them.
12-27-2002, 05:02 PM
What if I lost Jadys number to, then who do I turn to then????? email me your number I sent mine to Chad, you thinking about going to rosewood tommorrow Ryan?
email@example.com is my email address
12-28-2002, 12:25 AM
Jady, Chad, Ryan, Derick, etc. etc.
When are all of you going to rent your pit area at Tidewater, I figure we all get in the same area since we all are running carpet knifes. Let me know something.
12-28-2002, 08:35 PM
i have already picked oumy space....am i COOL enough to hang with you guys..i have a carpet knife also
12-29-2002, 03:13 AM
fytefire; that will be ok. Where are you located, I was up there today looking. Jim said the corner next to the door was taken and the far corner. Two spot on the back wall near the tech table are gone to.
12-29-2002, 10:23 AM
im one of the 2 spots near the tech table...about 5 or 6 spots from the corner where the compressor is ....
12-31-2002, 12:16 AM
stream racer," are you out there" What you're going to do about pit space at tidewater
12-31-2002, 08:31 AM
Did everyone see that racing at tidewater starts at 3pm, that poses a problem for all stream racers as there is absolutely no way we can be done by that time. So is it possible to get the management over at tidewater to push the time back or are we just simply out of luck? I just bought a carpet knife and this really really sucks. So anyone got a plan as far as how to tackle this?
12-31-2002, 09:28 AM
Ok guys.... I'm not too happy about this 3pm business. I'm hoping to covince Jimmy to start a little later. He's trying to please everyone, and the only people who have spoken up really want to get out of there earlier. There is allot of talk about racing on Thursday nights as well. I really hope this happens. I think if we start qualifying at 11 at Stream instead of 12 we'd be in much better shape, especially if we try to push through the heats quickly we'll be fine for now.... In the summer when off-road and pavement turnouts are big again, this will be a real issue, but for now, I think we can work through it.
Everybody needs to get out there Friday night for his open house. BBQ with all the fixens will be supplied.
I went out on a limb and reserved pit spaces from Tidewater RC for eight of us. I knew that myself, Derick, Ryan, Jady, Shane, and Keith were pretty much definates and that we'd want to pit together. Josh is a solid maybe. This leaves one space still free in our little corner of the universe. Who else? These are pit spaces 31-38, btw. This is $15 a month. It's due the first Saturday of every month.
Off-road next weekend.... Bout time. :D
12-31-2002, 09:36 AM
Another thing that may help some with schedule issue is to talk with Jimmy (Type AA) about making all the onroad heats, the later heats. I think 95% of the oval guys, only race oval. They can start their heats first, since they're the ones that want to get out of there early. We can run later, because it helps with our conflict better. NOt the cure all, but it will help some.
12-31-2002, 02:19 PM
know what u mean,but a nice day in good weather, outside racn prevales
Wayne,Brian,Bubba we'r piting together looks like a lot of people sat see ya........Bubba:thumbsup:
12-31-2002, 02:26 PM
bodido, maybe they could run all of oval first, quals and mains
12-31-2002, 03:51 PM
That would be awesome. That's a very cool idea if others would go for it. I'm sure everyone that races at Stream would go for it. I'm sure there are a few that do the H town thing also on Saturdays. We should bring this up with Jimmy while we eat his BBQ's and drink his beer. Haha.
I stopped by there last night to check out the progress of the place. It looks really nice and professional. Many cool details have been thought of. They plan on letting people pay for timed practice. You can keep laptime printouts!! Very cool for tuning on practice days. There are going to be big monitors for the drivers and spectators to keep track of position and laptimes during the races.
12-31-2002, 09:32 PM
hey hey now,
count me out this weeknd i may flyin in from new endland (joe) but i am gonna try and join u guys for indoor soon i hope. but i agree with what ever u guys r talkin bout so anyhows better get dronk for me and i will try and get dronk for you all.
see ya dudes at stream soon
01-01-2003, 12:24 AM
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE....Matt
01-01-2003, 12:41 PM
thats right its the new year hopefully everyone had a "fun" time partying all night long i know i "did".
01-05-2003, 10:49 AM
So, what time you guys get out of there last night. Or are you still there. :lol:
01-05-2003, 11:21 AM
i think it was about 2 when me and Bubba got out of there. man talk about some brutal touring car racing.six touring cars on that track at one time is a little tight. 1/12 scale was a blast. i think they have a few bugs to work out here and there but overall it was fun, and i'll be back next week, sounds like we really need to push the thursday night racing so it will free up saturday mornings for the offroaders and nitro people, you definatly have my vote for thursdays
01-05-2003, 06:51 PM
well. team rs tore it up last night
shane with 12th scale a main win, dirty d winning the b, and josh in tc. not a bad night
i talked with jimmy a little before we left on sat, we will get something worked out so that we will be able to run stream and tidewater on the same day for 12th scale
01-06-2003, 11:44 AM
yes very late nite leftabout 2am finaly got to bed at 3:30 short track racin touring style lots of banging but that can't be helped things happen so fast. seams like I self destructed in the main plenty quick, plads pushed to much in main. my car worked better with
double purples up front. I did qualfiy 3rd in touring, track is so short I was geared 8.0 to 8.3 final did turn 5.10 fast lap WHEW! over all hada blast i'll be back next week ,looks like the butterknifes I
mean carpet knifes worked well. my 1/18th sacle buds car just as fast as the 1/12th and touring car down the straight. probly take a couple of weeks to get the bugs worked out already could forsee the pit problem on friday see ya ..........Bubba:wave:
01-06-2003, 12:29 PM
wut can we say bout team rs? well i kno i had a few bugs to work out of my tc but it will be up and running better and faster next time
well track was fun to run on
cya on saturday at either stream or tide
01-06-2003, 09:03 PM
team rs i kno of a big race out west in in like two weeks wanna go its a trophy race the 24,25,26 of this month?
not sure if u guys wanna go or not?
01-06-2003, 10:04 PM
No Races This Saturday
01-07-2003, 11:27 PM
ok sounds good
01-08-2003, 07:17 PM
Racin is on Saturday, I talked to Rusty and Lisa tonight they said that we could run Saturday if we wanted to. It was three puddles of water out there this evening. They should be soaked up by Saturday. Ryan don't you have a wet vac? WHo's gonna make it so that I can give Lisa some idea of how many and if it is even worth us runnin.
01-08-2003, 07:23 PM
i will run dirty i need the dirt and the carpet
01-08-2003, 07:56 PM
Rusty said your airtronic servo came in.
01-08-2003, 08:08 PM
Just so that ALL are aware GP3300 ARE NOW ROAR LEGAL, go spend that paycheck on new cells baby....
01-08-2003, 08:38 PM
Dirty D, You can count me out for Saturday, I gota work. A little O.T. will get me some of those new 3300's. Yay I want 3300's Yay!!!
If you guys run I'll come over and check it out, I'll be at the ship yard.The track is probably gona be pretty nasty though. Hey maybe we can do 12th scale or TC3 if Jimmy has moved things around? I haven't talked to Shad or JD yet. Joe, I know your up for what ever so I'll let you know if I'm gona run any thing. Later Home skillets!!!!
01-08-2003, 08:47 PM
we need to start making decisions on rebuilding the dirt track. times, availibility, cost, ect.
dont think i can make it to the dirt on sat.....
01-08-2003, 09:52 PM
so whos all running 1/12th Sat???????????????Matt
01-08-2003, 10:15 PM
Rusty had said we need to coordinate a time and date when we all meet out at the shop to discuss the new track. So I propose either a Friday evening or a Saturday when we are already there racing. Chad has been named(by the Boss) the president of the New track Committee. So would the Prez like to make a small speech and rally the troops for the cause of quality RC Racin. I could be the treasurer and hold all of the cash(Derrick). I second that!!!!!!(Dirty).
Derrick & Dirty D
01-08-2003, 10:25 PM
no no thats my job dirty d and derrick as the dude in charge of money so anyways chad would make a good (boss) prez of the committee of track
joe & junkyard_dawg
01-09-2003, 11:15 AM
Ask NOT, what the dirt can do for you. But ask, what YOU can do for the dirt!!!
How's that D?
Will be back with more later today. Work is interfering with my slack time currently. Life is so unfair. ;)
01-09-2003, 05:12 PM
The main thing we need to accomplish is figure out how far we want to go now.
I passed out a proposed layout a while ago. The main goal was to lengthen the run line some, while providing more passing oppurtunities. This will be accomplished by careful use of corner banking and jump placement. The banking will help provide a second fast line through turns. Jump placement will also affect line choice, for example.... "Do I stay inside, next to the pipe this turn and hit the jump single single, or do I swing wide, generate some speed, and try to clear it as a double?"
Getting this layout done would require MONEY. No way around it. The money would go towards plywood, paint for the plywood, miscellaneous hardware, lag bolts, etc... and a BUNCH of dirt. The layout I sketched would require the track to be extended 10-15' on the end (left side from driver's stand). It would require a retaining wall of plywood roughly 30" tall to hold in the dirt for the banking. The wall would start before the end of the straight, and extend all the way around the sweeper.
I would think step one would be to remove all the pipe and wood from the track. Next we level it out, while possibly pushing excess dirt to the left (where we are extending the track to). This way we build from scratch on a flat piece of dirt.
We next lay out the track using that flourescent paint. This will allow us to see the layout in full scale, to make sure everything is in proper proportion. We'll mark out barrier pipe locations as well as jump locations.
After this is done we build the sweeper's wall out of the plywood. This would require 6-8 sheets. We can cut them down to 30x96" pieces. This will leave us with plenty of plywood to build sides of jumps, which we would also be doing at this stage. We should probably brace the plywood joints with vertical 2x4's secured together with the plywood via lag bolts. The wall should be set at least 6" below the surface, maybe the 2x4" joint braces should be set even deeper for added security. After this is done we would paint the walls.
Then we get the dirt dropped off. This could be from the same source we've had before which is good stuff. Less sand content would be better, but not necessary. Rusty mentioned someone having yellow clay available. I haven't seen it first hand, so I don't know what that would be like. We could always get a few dumptrucks and go steal the Tiltyard (just kidding)!! We'll probably need multiple loads to do JUST the banked sweeper, especially since it's still grass where the turn will be. We'll need a couple more to put a fresh surface on the rest of the track, as well as build the jumps (which will be bigger and more plentiful). Did I mention we're gonna need allot of dirt?
We have a good chance to get someone over with a bobcat (sprinklerman's connection). This will be a big help the day we get the dirt delivered. With this we could get the basic layout done with jumps in a day. We'll need to find something to pack the track well. We've used a vibrating tamper once in the past. It was marginal at best. It was too small and ran like crap. A bigger one would work well, I believe. The device Homer uses on the Tiltyard would be best. I just don't know if it would be possible to rent or borrow one like it.
Another thing worth consideration is drainage. We have one spot on the track that holds a big puddle long after the rest of the track is dry. Most of you know what I'm talking about. Does anyone know how difficult it would be to bury a drainage pipe there to direct the water away? It would have to direct the water towards the field (NOT towards the building).
With all that said, we have the option to just get a load or two of dirt, and do another more simple layout like before. This could be done quickly in a weekend. It would be cheaper and simpler, but it would just be more of the same. This isn't a bad option, we've always had a good fun track, but I lean towards going all out.
I planned to contribute some money, a good amount of my time, and a great deal of sweat. Nobody should feel they HAVE to contribute anything. Some people are short on money, time, health, or all of the above. Do what you can, though. One thing I've learned over the last couple of years, which I feel like pointing out. There are two distinct different groups of people. Those who complain about the track. And those who help with the track. Who do YOU want to be?
Let's here some input. What am I forgetting? Who has connections that can help with any of the things we need? Like lumber, dirt, heavy equipment, etc...?
01-09-2003, 05:22 PM
I almost forgot....
No racing for me this weekend. I'm going snowboarding.
Jady: I'm pulling out that servo for you tonight. Call me so we can figure out a way to get it to you so you can race Saturday night. The servo saver on it is yours as well, so you'll be good to go.
I've got a scan of the layout for those who haven't seen it on paper. Email me if you want it sent to you. It's a pdf file that is to big to post here (149kb), but will email fine even for you dial-up guys. You need acrobat reader to view it, btw.
01-09-2003, 05:23 PM
my fingers are tired....
01-09-2003, 05:44 PM
sounds good just tell me when we are goin to start on the new layout
but other wise i should be racin this saturday
ohh i would like the track layout
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01-09-2003, 06:01 PM
BEER GOOD, JADY SMASH
01-09-2003, 08:27 PM
Chad just used all of hobby talk, aint none left!!! Hey Chad have fun snow boarding and don't eat yellow snow. HAHAHA!!
01-10-2003, 11:58 AM
thats right i agree dont eat yellow or brown snow chad
it will be nasty if u do
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