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Re: * New perm track * Carpet racing returns to the Fraser Valley
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2010, 12:42:25 PM »
Will it ever be open more than 2-3 days a week?

I am running basically on a volunteer basis, It is not intended to be a commercial track and therefore will only be open ( for the time being) twice a week. With that said, If we find the practice night doesn't work for the majority we could switch it to another night or if interest add another race night.

Basically I want to get this off the ground and then go from there, I am open to any and all suggestions put forth by the membership.

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Re: * New perm track * Carpet racing returns to the Fraser Valley
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2010, 01:29:18 PM »
Does the new space have enough room to put a drifting area in one corner?  It would attract another segment and/or give guys something to do in between their heats.
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Re: * New perm track * Carpet racing returns to the Fraser Valley
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2010, 02:07:35 PM »
Hmm I may have to get an on road for winter mid week fun
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Re: * New perm track * Carpet racing returns to the Fraser Valley
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2010, 03:01:14 PM »
Does the new space have enough room to put a drifting area in one corner?  It would attract another segment and/or give guys something to do in between their heats.

The track and pits will take up most of the building. I am not to familiar with what drift needs but feel free and drop in and explain it to me.. If we can accomodate a drift night.. I would look at that.


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Re: * New perm track * Carpet racing returns to the Fraser Valley
« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2010, 03:01:45 PM »
Hmm I may have to get an on road for winter mid week fun

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Re: * New perm track * Carpet racing returns to the Fraser Valley
« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2010, 08:35:09 PM »
Oh, I'm not Mr.Drift - I was just tossing it out there.  I do have an HPI e10 that's good for not much more than drifting though...
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Re: * New perm track * Carpet racing returns to the Fraser Valley
« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2010, 12:16:40 AM »
Would it be possible to lower the practice fee?

maybe 5 bucks cheaper?
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Re: * New perm track * Carpet racing returns to the Fraser Valley
« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2010, 01:27:20 AM »
Would it be possible to lower the practice fee?

maybe 5 bucks cheaper?


Hi John,

I will never say never and it is a great question but right now I have to stick to the set prices until we can properly evaluate the income from the track, remember we have comercial rent to pay+ Hydro and gas, we are set to use the track twice a week so the math has to equate to breaking even or it is not worth doing. I am not looking to make money off the track so if we get a consistant turn out and it looks like we will be alright then we as club can make that call to lower the prices of practice.

A membership goes a long way to savings @ the track as well.  I persoanlly can waste $20.00 in no time anywhere  these days..I much rather pay $15 to have availabe 5 hours on a wed to practice with my R/C Car.




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Re: * New perm track * Carpet racing returns to the Fraser Valley
« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2010, 10:46:43 AM »
I agree Korgae you can not find much of anything to do for under 20 bucks. I no my son and I like to hit the driving range a lot and I spend at least 20 bucks for a hour of fun.

If people want a track to play on it cost money. As you said commercial rent is expensive, Good luck in you venture Korgae, I hope you are able to cover your cost so the track will be there for racers to enjoy the hobby.

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Re: * New perm track * Carpet racing returns to the Fraser Valley
« Reply #24 on: September 25, 2010, 08:25:59 PM »
Thanks Todd for the support..

I am sure you can find a TC @ HP ;) to come out and try some carpet..  I have been eyeing our latest kit the 808E... If I find time to build it im coming to your place to race on our off days.


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Re: * New perm track * Carpet racing returns to the Fraser Valley
« Reply #25 on: September 25, 2010, 10:04:38 PM »
I'm glad to hear that there's another location being set up.

Any advice on what might be a good car to get for the new track?

I'm trying to choose a RTR package that's not too expensive to use for carpet racing.  I'm leaning on the 1/18th Vendetta Rally (or SC) and would like to make the best choice for this upcoming venue.  Would a 1/18th scale car work ok?

Any advice would be appreciated.

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Re: * New perm track * Carpet racing returns to the Fraser Valley
« Reply #26 on: September 26, 2010, 12:18:06 PM »
You would find it easier to get a 1/10 touring car rtr as the track will most likely cater to this scale as opposed to 1/18th. You can find a good used car or get a Tamiya mini like an M05 and they are tonnes of fun.
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Re: * New perm track * Carpet racing returns to the Fraser Valley
« Reply #27 on: September 26, 2010, 07:38:32 PM »
Did everyone catch the new location in Abbotsford?

1st race OCT 10 Doors open @ 8:30 am

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Re: * New perm track * Carpet racing returns to the Fraser Valley
« Reply #28 on: September 26, 2010, 07:45:32 PM »
I'm glad to hear that there's another location being set up.

Any advice on what might be a good car to get for the new track?

I'm trying to choose a RTR package that's not too expensive to use for carpet racing.  I'm leaning on the 1/18th Vendetta Rally (or SC) and would like to make the best choice for this upcoming venue.  Would a 1/18th scale car work ok?

Any advice would be appreciated.

Cheers,

Inferno gave you some great advice about what to pick. Another option is to drop by the track and talk to a few racers, watch and see what class you like best and then choose from there.

To be honest, I am not sure if there are many RTR "carpet" type cars ready out of the box...BUT... this is where your local favorite hobby shop comes into play, they can set you up and make a RTR type package out of any class of car you like and then you can come race it :)

If you are a member of the club, then you will receive 10% off on some key items needed to get rolling..

Hope this helps.. and I look forward to meeting you when you come out.

Korgae

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Re: * New perm track * Carpet racing returns to the Fraser Valley
« Reply #29 on: September 26, 2010, 07:56:02 PM »
That sounds like a good plan.  I'll try to make the October 10th opening.  Will you be sharing the exact address of the venue closer to the date?

Cheers,

MarkT

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