View Full Version : Pierce Park Raceway grand opening in Muncie. Nitro's welcome
04-06-2010, 01:45 PM
I know that 200 amps is a lot of power but I called Castle about the 2200 MMM and they told me that a minimum of 100 amps. He said that 125 would be better and 150 and up would be great and keep the esc, motor, lipos in excellent condition. The last thing I want to do is smoke my esc or have a crazy lipo fire in my truck. I was thinking that 2 8000mah packs at 25 to 30c would give me great runtimes and plenty of power. I wouldn't mind using smaller mah batts but I honestly would prefer to get longer runtimes. I will watch for esc motor temps and was wondering if one of these http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXKAX3 will work because this is what I have for my T-maxx. Thanks guys!
04-06-2010, 02:00 PM
Racing will cost $10 for as many classes as you want to run for the day. Most tracks charge $15 for the first class and $10 or so for the second. Steve thinks that if you came out, you should be able to run for just the one cost. This will be evaluated as the season progresses.
Normally I would agree with Brad but several people have been having issues with SMC batts puffing on the first charge or the first run. I am certain this is an issue that will be dealt with by SMC. It has happened more with the 2 Cell SMCs of 5000 MAH and up. I charged a brand new SMC 5400 and it puffed on one side of the pack. They took care of it but it was a nusiance. I then found many posts on the web about the issue. I think currently that Thunder Power is the top of the crop on oval and offroad.
Steve does not require hard case batts but many other tracks do. Heats will be 7 minutes and Mains at PPR will be 8 minutes so run time will be important but should be doable.
The 1/8th motors, ESCs, and batts handle a lot of power.
04-06-2010, 07:58 PM
hi all this stock slash class what kind of motor do you guys run been out of racing a while the losi strike comes with a 550 12 turn thats a mod motor right i need some feed back thanks
04-06-2010, 08:56 PM
Stock Slash comes from the factory with a titan 550 which is a 12 turn also. As long as you are running the factory motor, or a Traxxas replacement motor, it's "stock".
04-06-2010, 11:30 PM
the losi strike will be allowed in the stock slash class right or is it only Traxxas
04-06-2010, 11:33 PM
On the savage flux question . The savage is a monster truck 4wd. i do alow 2, 3cell lipo in this class or 14 cell nimh. The stock slash class at PPR does include any stock shortcourse 2wd. 2 cell lipo or 6 cell nimh. if there are to many complaints I'll probable inforce Stock Traxxas motor and any rtr. That way you can run any brand rtr shortcourse but have to use stock traxxas motor. not all the electronics just motor to keep it fair. Buy the way I reworked the jumps coming off the banked turn. It is freaking awsome best thing Ive done since drivers stand. You can check out more info on rules at www.pierceparkraceway.com. awards will be ready this weekend.
04-06-2010, 11:35 PM
Stock losi strike will be allowed in the stock slash class.
04-06-2010, 11:40 PM
all stock shortcourse will be run together. it must be stock but you can change transmitter and reciever. 2 cell lipo or 6 cell NIMH. Its not this way at other tracks but I dont care. I raced this class all winter and their all equal with the right driver. They all have advantages and disadvantages over each other but equal out in lap times.
04-06-2010, 11:48 PM
I live in Muncie and just wanted to know if I can run a Savage Flux Hp with dual 3s lipo or is this not allowed. I also have a 4908 T-Maxx 3.3 that I could run for Nitro. I have never raced at all and have never even been on a track with my trucks but would love to see what it's all about. I know my trucks aren't racers but I would love to try it out. I also have a 5 year old son that I would love to introduce to the hobby as well. I know that he is young but he is really into my trucks and I was wondering if maybe there was some kind of class I could get him into. My name is Daniel.
I look forward to seeing you and your son. Your son could race in novice class. I would start him out with a 2wd elec buggy, truck or shortcourse. The slash is the most durable one out there if that is a concern. I ecourage all newcomers. Its the reason I wanted my own track. I'll be glad to help you and your son enjoy the sport of r/c. We've all been there and we've all had someone to help. :thumbsup:
04-07-2010, 09:51 AM
As you see, Steve not only likes to race he wants to encourage newbies as well. If anyone needs help, there will be plenty of racers willing to pitch in.
Come on out and check it out, you will enjoy running on the PPR dirt.
04-07-2010, 09:54 AM
Short Course trucks could include: Traxxas Slash, Losi Strike, Associated SC 10, HPI Blitz, Kyosho SC, and soon the X-Factory SC 60.
This is probably a class that has brought off road back to the greatest popularity it has had for some time. Some indoor carpet tracks even run them. They are very durable, fast stock, and a lot of fun.
04-07-2010, 05:31 PM
Your absolutely right. The slash almost put R/C racing in the mainstream.
04-07-2010, 08:44 PM
lets hope so i just orderd one..... losi strike and the only reason i orderd a losi is because i had a 30% off any losi stuff so i orderd a few things i guess it will be ok does anybody out there run the losi strike going to run my truggy this week end hope a lot show
04-07-2010, 08:58 PM
Rod Detrich has a Strike and he also runs a 1/8th buggy sometimes. You may see him if you stop by Saturday. Ask Steve or me to point him out to you if you don't remember him.
04-07-2010, 09:00 PM
There have been some over to check the track as it has progressed, some posted on Hobby Talk and some on the website. Hopefully many of them will be there to test out the new layout, drivers stand, and the set up in general. Steve will be willing to listen to suggestions.
04-07-2010, 09:13 PM
I plan on making it out Sunday to do a little racing. Should be fun.
04-07-2010, 09:41 PM
Weather is to be warmer for the weekend so it should work out great.
I found out today that the oldest Grandson is playing in a basket ball tourney in Indy this weekend. Don't know the schedule yet, but I am definitely going to try to be at the track and race if at all possible.
04-07-2010, 11:11 PM
Hey Steve!!! What are the classes??? I need to know what to bring...
04-08-2010, 11:21 AM
Are you running nitro or electric.
04-08-2010, 11:22 AM
For Nitro classes include Monster Truck, 1/8th buggy and truggy, 1/10th buggy and truck
For electric classes include Stock Slash (all short course), open short course, 1/10 truck and buggy, 1/10th 4 wheel drive buggy, 1/8th electric, open 4 x 4 short course
Steve has said if you have it, bring it and he will fit you into a class. Things will be rather flexible as the racers and classes sort themselves out over the first racing days.
04-08-2010, 11:22 AM
They are on my site under race rules. www.pierceparkraceway.com
04-08-2010, 11:24 AM
We posted at exactly the same time Larry. LOL
04-08-2010, 01:27 PM
I see that. I had to leave right after that last post and just got back.
Great minds-huh? LOL
04-08-2010, 07:45 PM
what kind of dirt is the track surface Black dirt or clay is it hard packed or loamy? If i use the address on the website will my garmin get me there.
04-08-2010, 08:15 PM
It is not black dirt or clay. I will let Steve address the composition since he built his track.
Last year when we were testing, with a little water everything was hooking up nicely. That included 1/8th nitro buggy down to stock Slash.
04-08-2010, 09:01 PM
It's actually packed farm dirt. I keep it slightly damp to keep the loose dirt down. Last year we had no traction issues.
04-08-2010, 09:04 PM
Yes your garmin should get you there. If you have any problems call me I'll help you out.765-730-7575. Ask for Steve.
04-08-2010, 10:02 PM
Thanks for filling in the gaps, Steve. I didn't know exactly how you wanted to describe the dirt, so I left it alone.
This weekend has become a really complicated deal. The grandson plays basketball tourney on Friday evening, Saturday morning, and Sunday. My old high school alumni banquet is Saturday night and it is the 100th anniversary of the old school. Also, this is the last year they can have the dinner at the elementary school since it is being closed.
I will make as many things as I can and probably will miss some ball games; but I don't want to miss being at the track.
04-08-2010, 10:21 PM
Hey, Steve. I do have a little bit more motor coming for my open short course. I won't say exactly what but it is green, no sensor, and nasty.
Looking forward to this class.
04-09-2010, 09:59 AM
Weather sounds like it will be OK for Saturday and even better for Sunday. This weekend got complicated but I want to try and be there at least sometime Saturday and to race Sunday. C ya.
04-09-2010, 12:18 PM
Remember........saturday Is Nitro New Season Opening Day
04-09-2010, 06:49 PM
darn guys i cant make it sad. got grand kid problems but i will be there as soon as i get my slash i think its going to be fun i will most likley race both gas and elect well as much as this old body will let me lol
04-09-2010, 09:32 PM
It will be fun to see you again Fred.
04-10-2010, 08:27 AM
Sun is up, no rain, and a clear day; perfect for the smell of nitro, the sound of angry bumble bees, and dirt being thrown.
Nitro racers this is your day.
04-10-2010, 03:31 PM
Man the nitro racers really missed a great day. Nice weather, track preped, food & drinks, everything race ready.
Welcome to the electric guys who have called and will be there tomorrow. We have heard from Indy, Muncie, Yorktown.
Should be a great day with even better weather than today.
04-10-2010, 04:03 PM
Any 1/8th scale buggies show up today?
04-10-2010, 05:10 PM
Not while I was there.
Electric day should be great as we have several confirmed for tomorrow's racing.
Steve was hoping that nitro guys would show up as he was trying to give them a new place to run.
Lot of talk, little action so far.
04-10-2010, 09:14 PM
SUNDAY IS ELECTRIC RACE DAY AT PPR
It is gonna be fun, C YA!
04-10-2010, 09:46 PM
What is the address again for my garmin I can't find it on the old threads
04-11-2010, 11:50 AM
I was at church and did not see this. Steve is working on track. Racers started arriving at 10 and he wanted to be there.
Address is 6951 N County Road 700 West
Gaston In 47342
If you are on Highway 332 also known as Mcgalliard Road on north side of Muncie, go to road 700 turn north and go 2.2 miles, track is on the left back a lane.
04-11-2010, 07:53 PM
if all goes OK ill be there next week on Sunday got to work sad. I'm not having to good of luck with the charger i bought it don't work lol and one of the batteries are bad too lol just my luck so i got to send them back hope you had a lot on Sunday cant believe not to many show up on sad. when i quit thats all there was gas drivers my son might get a slash he like them
04-11-2010, 08:48 PM
Fred, I did not race today but I did go out there today. There was a good crowd of electric racers. I think Steve said there were 33 entries. Two heats of stock short course, and I am sure more to come. I will have mine ready to go. Little Fred needs him a Slash, for sure. He'll have a blast.
04-11-2010, 09:44 PM
Brad is right. We had 33 entries and ran stock short course, open short course, open 2 wd buggy, open stadium truck, novice, and had a new 4 x 4 open truck as well. Several are buying these in the near future.
We hope to see you soon. If Freddie needs a Slash, I have one ready for him. LOL Would be great to see both of you.
04-11-2010, 10:02 PM
Hope to see everyone back next week. Let's see nitro guys on Saturday. We already know we will have a great group of electric racers. There were some that did not make it today and we still had 32 entries.
May be some changes in the race lengths and start time to allow for ending earlier in the evening.
Some new jumps, and the east end will be better since it is now drained and more dirt has been moved in.
04-12-2010, 09:47 AM
Forgot to say thanks to Steve for a great day of racing, nice track, well run program, and lots of fun.
04-12-2010, 12:21 PM
Larry can you change the pinion on the stock slash it comes with 3 spur gears
04-12-2010, 01:17 PM
You can change the radio, receiver, spur, and pinion. You can also change parts for durability. Some racers use aluminum shock caps and RPM suspension parts like arms, hubs, etc.
04-12-2010, 04:55 PM
Just so you know you can't change parts for durability at most tracks including Indy slots maybe you can there but they are suppose to stay box stock. You can change your pinion tooth though.
04-12-2010, 05:10 PM
Summit at Ft Wayne allows changes for durability but I don't know if they allow RPM arms. If anyone plans on running at multiple tracks, they should set up the truck for the most restrictive rules.
Some allow the aluminum shock caps and some don't. The two tracks in Muncie both have the same rules, so we don't have any issues.
04-12-2010, 05:51 PM
thanks guys is there a list of the rules for the muncie tracks... would be nice to have thanks
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